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Artist-in-Residence Program (Mullinville, Kansas)

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: 5.4.7 Arts Center & M.T. Liggett Art Environment
Deadline: Fri, May 31st, 2024

Residency Details


The selected Artists-in-Residence will live and work on-site at the M.T. Liggett Art Environment (Mullinville, KS) for 4-6 weeks. They will be provided with a fully-furnished one-bedroom apartment located at the Visitors Center, which includes kitchen and laundry facilities. Artists will have access to the shared studio space downstairs, onsite tools and materials, and outdoor acreage to pursue their work and research. See our Facilities Guide for details. Artists will also have access to the 5.4.7 Arts Center in Greensburg, 11 miles east of the residency.


Artist Stipend

Artists will receive $1000 maximum travel support and a weekly artist stipend during their time in-residence. Residency funding is dependent on length of residency, grantmaking, and may fluctuate from year to year; we will offer details upon selection of resident artists. 


Responsibilities & Reciprocity

During your first week on-site, our team will work with you to schedule your community exchange hours. Artists-in-Residence will be asked to contribute 6-10 hours per week to the stewardship of arts in our community, in a way that best suits their practice and skills. These activities could include:

Volunteer one day/week to sit front desk at the Visitors Center

Work with our local team to do maintenance and repairs to M.T.’s sculptures (experienced metalworkers only)

Contribute weekly hours on groundskeeping/landscaping needs (seasonal)

Hosting a public engagement at the 5.4.7 Arts Center (artist talk, workshop, class, program)

Artists-in-residence will also be responsible for:

Contributing a work made while in residence to the permanent collection at the 5.4.7 Arts Center 



Applications will be accepted beginning April 8, 2024, and close Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM CST. 


We encourage applications from all creative workers, regardless of the applicant’s background, focus, or specialty. This program is open to artists and creatives of all disciplines, including but not limited to: visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, media arts, musical arts, and multidisciplinary arts. Given the legacy of M.T.’s life and work, special consideration and preference will be given to self-taught artists, educators, military veterans, and first responders. Artists that work in metal and restoration will be given priority due to the environment and materials available at the residency. Applicants are expected to:

be 18 years of age or older at the time of the residency

have an interest in working in a rural context and community

show willingness to work with community members from a diverse range of social, cultural, economic, and political backgrounds

have an ability to work independently in a remote location

have a personal vehicle, drivers license, and qualifying auto insurance (due to location and lack of access to public transportation)

Due to the nature of the remote outdoor environment and insurance liabilities, we cannot accommodate children or pets at this residency program. The residency lodging is located on a second floor that is only accessible by staircase at this time. Please reach out if you would like to discuss clarification or exception.


Those without English fluency may have difficulty communicating and navigating this residency program.

How to Apply

Email your application to with a subject line of “Residency Application” by Friday, May 31st at 11:59pm CST. Application materials may be attached to the email as a pdf, compressed zip file, or a link to a google drive folder. All application materials must be submitted according to the details listed below.  


You will receive a confirmation of all materials received. Please allow 1-2 business days to receive confirmation. If you would prefer to submit hard copy materials via mail, please reach out to us.


Application Materials

Cover Sheet


Email Address

Website or Social Media

Mailing Address

Preferred Residency Season (Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn)

Artists are required to have a personal vehicle, drivers license, and qualifying auto insurance. There are no local automobiles for rent or loan. Do you have a personal vehicle, drivers license, and qualifying auto insurance? Yes or No

Letter of Interest 

Tell us about yourself, your creative practice, and why you want to participate in this program

Portfolio (pdf preferred) 

10 work samples of projects or pieces you would like to share

Include an inventory sheet with titles and relevant information for our committee

Work sample submissions are flexible in style, length, and approach, but please submit in the following formats:

Images (as jpegs or pdfs)

Writing (PDFs, Microsoft Word, or Google Docs)

Video (uploaded to shared folder or document with links) 

Audio (uploaded to shared folder or document with links)

Biography, Resume, or CV (optional)



April 8, 2024 Artist-in-Residence Applications Open

May 31, 2024 Applications Due

June 17, 2024 Finalist Artists notified, confirmation pending interview or scheduling

June 28, 2024 Final Artists confirmed

July 1, 2024 Upcoming Resident Artists announced


*For selected artists to confirm their residency, contract and liability forms must be turned in by August 1 or earlier based on residency dates. Forms will be sent to selected artists after residency confirmation.


Non-Discrimination Policy


The 5.4.7 Arts Center and the M.T. Liggett Art Environment does not discriminate in their selection processes on the basis of race or ethnic origin, age, religion, or sex and sexual orientation.


Contact Kelly Askew (Program Director) at or 620-723-2600 if you have any questions.

More information can be found at Residency | 5.4.7 Arts Center (

Posted on Mon, April 15th, 2024
Expires on Fri, May 31st, 2024

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