21409910278 8826676f4f o retouchApplications for the 2019/20 Artists in Residence program are now being accepted in PHOTOGRAPHY or PAINTING/DRAWING. Click here to Apply for 2019-2020
now through Monday, Feb 25, 2019, Midnight EST.

APPLY BELOW.

THE MWPAI RESIDENCY:

  • Residency is nine months.
  • August 19, 2019 through May 19, 2020.
  • Two artists working in different media are in residence simultaneously.
  • Call for artists rotates through disciplines each academic year.
  • Artists receive two stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500
  • Fall and Winter session non-credit teaching opportunities in the Community Arts Education program; paid compensation as an Community Arts Education Instructor and subject to enrollment guidelines. Second floor studio space in the Tracy Street Studio building.
  • Joint fall artists talk, winter open studio, spring museum exhibition, and promotion for these events.
  • Work with Museum Education Department to develop community programming.
  • Furnished two-bedroom apartment with shared living and kitchen in the heart of the MWPAI campus.
  • Cafeteria meal plan. (19 meals per week while college program is in session)
  • Access to school facilities in your discipline.
  • Program details at www.mwpai.org/learn/artists-in-residence/
  • Questions? Contact ataylor@mwpai.edu

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop own artwork and self-directed studio practice in the provided studio space.
  • Participate in campus and community life with genuine interest in creative collaboration and education.
  • Work with the Community Arts Education + Residency Director prior to arriving to develop non-credit classes for the community to teach in your field each semester. (See Stipends and Pay)
  • Present a lecture of current work, open studio, and joint exhibition of new work during residency.
  • Work with the Museum Education Department to imagine, design, and plan art projects for 3 to 4 community Art Alive Family Days. (See Stipends and Pay)
  • Weekly involvement with PrattMWP College of Art & Design Faculty and undergraduate student body with the potential to teach credit courses based on enrollment.
  • Collaborate on 1 to 2 small community projects as representatives of the AIR program.
  • Artists must provide own materials and specialized equipment for personal studio practice.
  • Transportation to and during residency.
  • Artists must cover any additional costs of living.

Disciplines rotate each academic year. An AIR could be accepted in two of the following media in future calls: Painting/Drawing, Ceramics, Jewelry/Metals, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Communications Design, and Video. Please check back each year.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:
The 2019/20 disciplines are Photography and Painting/Drawing. Applicants are MFA preferred. Applicants may not be enrolled in any degree program at time of residency. Disciplines rotate each academic year.

International artists, please take the following into consideration: International artists are responsible for obtaining a visa, as well as necessary documentation for travel and employment within the United States. MWPAI can provide formal letters of invitation and additional support information requested, however it is the artist's responsibility to carry the burden of the visa acquisition process through the appropriate channels. Please consider the timeline for making such arrangements. Artists must be reasonably fluent in English.

MWPAI is a recognized program by International Arts & Artists, a non-profit organization that sponsors J-1 visas for international interns, trainees, and scholars participating in cultural exchanges with American arts institutions. More info at www.artsandartists.org

SELECTION PROCESS:
Artists are selected based on the visual quality of artwork first, written proposals, trajectory of career, and potential to thrive living in Utica and working within the AIR program. The selection process has three phases:a

Phase 1: All applications are reviewed by a rotating advisory committee that includes community members, AIR alumni, and faculty in the field.

Phase 2: All applications and advisory committee recommendations are reviewed by MWPAI Selection Committee. Up to ten finalists are chosen and all other applicants are notified via email.

Phase 3: The finalists are notified via email and video/Skype interviews are scheduled for each candidate with the MWPAI Selection Committee which includes School of Art and Museum of Art Faculty and Staff.

Finalists will be interviewed and/or invited to visit MWPAI before being offered residency. The review process can take up to 3 months. All applicants will be notified by email. Please do not call the office for selection results.

APPLICATION FEES:
Residency application costs $20. Submission of applications are only accepted online through Submittable.
Click here to Apply for 2019-2020

Finalists may be invited for an onsite visit prior to accepting residency and may be compensated for some travel.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
This is an entirely online application process via Submittable.com. It is recommended that answers are prepared offline, saved in a text or word document, and copied/pasted into the application form so that work is not lost. Do not email or mail your application.

DEADLINE: FEB 25, 2019, Midnight EST.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST
APPLY VIA SUBMITTABLE: Click here to Apply for 2019-2020

  1. Artistic Discipline (Photography or Painting/Drawing )
  2. CV (pdf)
  3. Please list 3 professional references and contact information (only finalist references will be contacted)
  4. Artist Statement (250 Words)
  5. Class/workshop proposals (250 Words: 1 - 3 short descriptions of ideas. These are non-binding. )
  6. Artist website
  7. PAINTING/DRAWING Applicants: 15 images of artwork.
    Preferred format: JPG, TIFF. Resolution: 300DPI. File size: max 5MB.
    Other accepted formats: GIF, MP4, AVI, MOV. Stills of video work with a link to a vimeo is also acceptable for some time-based media.
  8. PHOTOGRAPHY Applicants: 15 images of artwork.
    Preferred format: JPG, TIFF. Resolution: 300DPI. File size: max 5MB.
    Other accepted formats: GIF, MP4, AVI, MOV. Stills of video work with a link to a vimeo is also acceptable for some time-based media.

Click here to Apply for 2019-2020


The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence Program
is made possible with the generous support of:
Francis J. and Ruth A. Pugliese
Sunithi S. Bajekal

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