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MAD Artist Studios Program: Fellowship, Daily Residency, and Virtual Residency


Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: Museum of Arts and Design
Deadline: Sun, November 29th, 2020

The Artist Studios program at the Museum of Arts and Design is currently accepting applications for one full-time MAD Artist Fellowship, three daily residencies, and four virtual residencies for the six-month residency period spanning February 1, 2021, through August 1, 2021. All interested candidates must complete and submit an online application by Sunday, November 29, 2020, at 11:59 pm EST.

 

 

MAD Artist Studios Program Overview

Located on the sixth floor of the Museum and open to the public, the Artist Studios at MAD is a community engagement and professional development program for contemporary artists and designers. The only artist residency of its kind, the program is designed to encourage visitors to interact with artists-in-residence as they expand their creative practice while working on-site at MAD.

Three artists and designers are chosen on a biannual basis for the six-month Daily Residency during which they receive access to a shared studio space in the Museum on a weekly basis and a stipend. Visitors are welcome to visit MAD’s Artist Studios Thursday through Sunday between 12 and 5 pm by appointment to view works in progress and converse with the artists and designers.

The MAD Artist Fellowship was introduced in 2016 to support the practice of emerging NYC-based artists from historically underrepresented communities. Also selected biannually, the MAD Artist Fellow receives a dedicated studio space and a $15,000 stipend.

The Virtual Residency was launched in 2020 to expand the reach of the program and maintain engagement with art and artists while physically distancing. Virtual residents interact with visitors via online platforms including Zoom, Twitch, and Instagram Live, for program series including Opens Studio Hours, Teen Art Salons, virtual studio visits, and Digital Drop-in workshops. MAD staff provides virtual training, program support and co-facilitation, and marketing and outreach to cultivate and engage audiences online.

The artists chosen for MAD’s Artist Studios program represent a wide range of creative practices within the fields of art, craft, and design. Established in 2008, the program has served as an important platform for more than 180 artists and designers to advance their careers and is widely recognized as an innovative model for Museum education. Alumni of the program have gone on to highly regarded careers, and after their time at MAD have proceeded to exhibit work at MAD and other major institutions, including the Queens Museum, Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and Studio Museum, among others.

MAD prioritizes the safety and well-being of artists-in-residence and the museum public. In response to COVID-19, open studio hours are now limited capacity, by appointment only, masks are required, and plexiglass barriers have been installed to ensure safety for artists and the public. Rigorous health and safety guidelines are in effect for visitors and staff.

 

 

 

Artist Studios Program Eligibility:

At the time of application, Artist Studios applicants:
- Must be at least twenty-one years old.
- Must be a US citizen or legal resident of the US with a valid SSN or EIN.
- Cannot be enrolled in a full-time degree-granting program or its equivalent.

 

 

Fellowship Benefits, Eligibility, and Expectations:

MAD Artist Fellows benefit from a stipend of $15,000; access to a dedicated studio space, featuring a variety of tools and equipment; a materials and mentorship stipend of $2,000; professional development and studio visits with museum staff; public programming opportunities; interaction with Museum visitors on a weekly basis, generating exposure and reaching new audiences; continued engagement through the community of over 180 Artist Studios alumni; and access to MAD’s galleries, public programs, and exhibition openings.

Fellows must commit to a weekly schedule of 20 public “open studio” hours each week, in which the museum public can visit by appointment (see application for COVID-19 safety regulations). In addition to their 20 public “open studio” hours during each assigned week in the Museum, Fellows are encouraged to utilize the studio space throughout the week for private studio hours. Additionally, the Artist Fellow is required to complete at least one virtual public program each month, such as a virtual Open Studio program via Zoom.

The MAD Artist Fellowship is designed to support emerging artists and designers from historically underrepresented communities. Candidates for the MAD Artist Fellowship must:
- Be an emerging artist with an active practice (see application for details). Mid-career or established artists are eligible for the Artist Studios daily resident and virtual resident opportunities, but not for the Artist Fellowship.
- Identify as an artist from a historically underrepresented community as determined by (for example) race/ethnicity, ability, and gender.
- Be a resident of the New York metro area.

 

 

 

Virtual Residency Benefits and Expectations:

Virtual Residents receive a $500 monthly stipend and a $500 materials stipend in exchange for facilitating three online, one-hour programs per month. Residents must also attend virtual one-hour check-in meetings with other residents and the program manager every other week. Potential virtual programs include Digital Drop-ins and studio visits during Open Studio Hours, Teen Art Salons, Verbal Description Tours, and/or Instagram Live. All virtual residents receive online program support, training, co-facilitation, and outreach from MAD staff.

Virtual Residents also benefit from professional development and studio visits with museum staff; public programming opportunities; virtual interaction with Museum visitors, generating exposure and reaching new audiences; continued engagement through the community of over 180 Artist Studios alumni; and access to MAD’s galleries, public programs, and exhibition openings. Daily Residency Benefits and Expectations:

Daily Residents benefit from a $500/week stipend when in the studios ($3,250 total over the six-month span of the residency); a materials and mentorship stipend of $500; access to a shared studio space one week per month, featuring a variety of tools and equipment; professional development and studio visits with museum staff; public programming opportunities; interaction with Museum visitors, generating exposure and reaching new audiences; continued engagement through the community of over 180 Artist Studios alumni; and access to MAD’s galleries, public programs, and exhibition openings.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, Daily Residents rotate use of the shared studio space on a weekly basis, equating to one week in the studios each month. Residents commit to a schedule of 20 public “open studio” hours during their assigned week in the Museum, in which the museum public can visit by appointment (Thursday-Sunday, 12-5 pm; see below section for COVID-19 safety regulations). In addition to their 20 public “open studio” hours during each assigned week in the Museum, Daily Residents are encouraged to utilize the studio space for private studio hours. 



Posted on Thu, November 12th, 2020
Expires on Sun, November 29th, 2020

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