Residencies Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists-in-Residence Program
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International Deadline: March 2, 2020 – Applications for the 2020/21 Artists in Residence program are now being accepted in painting/drawing or motion/anamatics/design.
The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence program (AIR) is an education-based residency which 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 interested in art education in community arts and college curriculums while receiving support to develop a vibrant, self-directed studio practice. Programming includes presenting a lecture to PrattMWP students and the public, teaching community arts education classes, holding a public open studio event, and designing and implementing accessible community projects at the Museum of Art.
Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, a studio and an exhibition opportunity.
- Residency is nine months, August 24, 2020 through May 24, 2021.
- Call for artists rotates through disciplines each academic year.
- Two artists working in different media are in residence simultaneously.
- 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 a Community Arts Education Instructor and subject to enrollment guidelines.
- Joint fall artists talk, winter open studio, spring Museum of Art exhibition, and promotion for these events.
- Work with Museum Education Department to develop community programming.
- Access to school facilities in your discipline.
Second floor studio space in the Tracy Street Studio building. Joint fall artists talk, winter open studio, spring exhibition, and promotion for these events.
Shared housing is provided to resident artists. Resident Artists share a spacious, furnished two-bedroom apartment in the heart of the MWPAI campus. Each will have a fully furnished lockable bedroom with closets 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.
Please Note: The apartment is located on the second floor and is not handicapped accessible. The AIR program is unable to accommodate for family or long term guests at this time. The program and studios are intended for the artists awarded and selected by the jury.
A Cafeteria meal plan is also provided to each resident. Bon Appétit offers 19 meals a week when college semesters are in session.
- 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.
STIPEND, PAY, AND FEES
Submission of applications are only accepted online.
- AIR receive two guaranteed stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500 to help offset the costs of living and supplies.
- 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. Opportunities to teach a credit bearing course in the PrattMWP program is dependant on enrollment. Details and pay discussed with finalists.
- MWPAI provides up to $600 per artist of monetary support for the spring exhibition and up to $500 per artist towards shipping of artworks at the end of the residency.
- MWPAI provides compensation for 3 to 4 Art Alive Family Day events, craft design, and help approx $200 per artist per event.
Visit us online for more info on housing, meals, studio, facilities, eligibility, teaching, exhibition, and application.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is a fine arts center dedicated to serving diverse audiences by advancing the appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of the arts. The art institute aims to promote interest and participation in the arts and stimulate artistic self-expression and personal creativity. MWPAI continues to assume a leadership and advocacy role for the arts in Utica, NY.
310 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13502