Competitions Museum of Fine Arts’ Lead Artist: Community Arts Initiative Artist Project
U.S. National Deadline: January 20, 2017 – The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston serves a wide variety of people–from school children to adults–through direct encounters with works of art. In addition to housing renowned collections, the Museum also offers numerous exhibitions and opportunities for learning and community engagement.
The Artist Project is a collaboration between the MFA and ten after-school community organizations in the Boston area. Each year a new experienced artist with a passion for community arts is selected to plan and lead a project with children between the ages of six and twelve. The lead artist guides the children and helps them create a collaborative work of art inspired by the Museum’s encyclopedic collection.
The completed project is exhibited in the Edward H. Linde Gallery in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA. A stipend of $22,000 and a materials budget is provided to the selected artist.
Experienced artists with demonstrated ability to complete large-scale projects involving different elements, community partners, and groups of children.
Submissions are reviewed by a panel composed of representatives from the MFA and participating community organizations.
APPLICATION – No Application Fee
Please visit our webpage for more information and to apply. We now request that artists submit applications digitally by mailing a CD or DVD.
Applications for the 2017-2018 Artist Project accepted through January 20, 2017 (postmark deadline). Notification on or about March 17, 2017.
The artist schedules a minimum of four visits lasting approximately 2.5 hours with each of the ten organizations. Visits take place between 3 pm and 8 pm at the MFA and community centers during after school hours.
- Postmark Deadline: January 20, 2017
- Notification: March 17, 2017
- Initial Planning Meetings: August 2017
- Sessions Begin: September 2017
- Sessions End: March 2018
- Installation: April/ May 2018
- Artist Project Exhibition Opening: May 2018
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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