Artist Studios Residency Program at Museum of Art and Design, NYC
The Artist Studios Program hosts artists and designers daily in a live studio environment. Artists and designers are selected for four-month sessions (February–May, June–September, and October–January). Each artist is assigned one day each week to work, along with a selection of Thursday and Friday evenings. Artists receive a daily honoraria of $125. Artists have access to a variety of tools and materials, as well as the museum galleries and are given professional development opportunities throughout the year. Selection is conducted by a committee of eight to twelve museum staff members and outside professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design. Selection takes place every eight months, with residents chosen for two cycles during each selection process.
Successful applicants have a mature body of work that reveals a mastery of techniques, methods, processes and/or materials, as well as demonstrates developed concepts, ideas, and/or themes. Proposals need to address a clear direction or question for pursuit in applicant’s work and take into account the public-facing nature of the program (We highly recommend applicants visit the museum and talk to current residents). Successful applicants also have an artistic practice that aligns with the mission of the museum to celebrate creative processes through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life. Key attributes for practices that align with the museum’s mission are: Innovation that drives 21st century creative production, the highest level of skill and workmanship, and an emphasis on cross-disciplinary approaches to production.