The Munson-Williams- Proctor Arts Institute School of Art Artists-in Residence program
When : August 2018 - May 2019
Where : New York
Application Deadline : 5 March 2018
Application Fee : None
Stipend : $2500
Applications for the 2017/18 Artist in Residence program are
now being accepted in ANIMATION and PAINTING/DRAWING. Applications may
be submitted now through Monday, March 5, 2018, Midnight EST.
The Munson-Williams- Proctor Arts Institute School of Art Artists-in Residence program (AIR)
allows two emerging artists from different disciplines to live and work
on the MWPAI and PrattMWP College of Art & Design campus in Utica,
NY for one academic year.
The AIR program is designed for emerging artists or recent visual
arts MFA graduates. Residency artists are an energizing and crucial
component of the creative life on our campus. The artists interact with
the local creative community while developing a self-directed studio
practice. Programming includes presenting a lecture to PrattMWP students
and the public and teaching a community arts education class while
being involved in select MWPAI public programs. Artists receive
financial support, housing, meals, a studio and museum gallery
- Residency is nine months.
- August 20, 2018 through May 20, 2019.
- 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 exhibition, and promotion for these events.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Develop own artwork and self-directed studio practice in the provided studio space.
- Work with the Community Arts Ed Coordinator and department prior to
arriving to develop non-credit classes and workshops to teach in your
- Present a lecture of current work, open studio, and joint exhibition of new work during residency.
- Three hours a week of community arts involvement at the institute or off campus.
- Up to eight hours of weekly involvement with full-time PrattMWP faculty in your discipline.
- Artists must provide own materials and specialized equipment for own 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.
STIPEND, PAY, AND FEES:
Residency application is free. Submission of applications are only accepted online through https://mwpai.submittable.com/submit/102675
Finalists may be invited for an onsite visit prior to accepting
residency and may be compensated for travel. AIR receive two stipend
payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500.
AIR teaching non-credit classes and/or workshops in our Community Arts
Education program will be paid compensation as an Community Arts
Education Instructor. Classes are subject to enrollment guidelines which
means they may be canceled if they do not reach minimum enrollment.
MWPAI provides housing and utilities, studio, and a meal plan that
covers 19 meals a week during PrattMWP semester.
MWPAI is not
responsible for AIR transportation to and during residency or additional
costs of living.
HOUSING + MEALS:
Housing is provided to resident artists. Resident Artists will share a
spacious, furnished two-bedroom apartment in the heart of the MWPAI
campus. Each will have a fully furnished lockable bedroom and shared
living area and kitchen. The apartment is equipped with some kitchen
basics and wifi. Resident artists are responsible for their own laundry
and should bring their own queen-sized bed linens, bed pillows,
blankets, and towels.
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