Artist Studios Program at MAD
The Artist Studios program at the Museum of Arts and Design is currently accepting applications for the MAD Artist Fellowship awarded to one artist, and Daily Residencies awarded to six artists, for six months spanning August 6, 2019, through February 2, 2020. All interested candidates must complete and submit an electronic application by Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST.
The Artist Studios at MAD
The Artist Studios program at the Museum of Arts and Design hosts artists and designers daily in a live studio environment, serving as both a platform for creativity and an innovative model of engagement. Within the “open studio” format, artists-in-residence welcome dialogue around concepts, materials, and processes, offering museumgoers the exciting chance to meet working artists while providing residents with the remarkable opportunity to actively participate in the public’s engagement with their work. Founded in 2008, the program has served over 160 artists and designers to date.
The Artist Studios program offers one full-time MAD Artist Fellowship and six daily residencies per six-month session (February—July, August—January). The full-time MAD Artist Fellow receives a $15,000 stipend and dedicated studio space, in which they work forty hours each week (formatted as fifteen “open studio” hours and twenty-five “closed studio” hours).
Artist Studios residents benefit from studio space and a stipend, as well as:
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 Artist Studios alumni Access to the Museum galleries, public programs, and exhibition openings
There are no fees are restrictions to apply for the daily residencies.
Candidates for the MAD Artist Fellowship must:
Be residents of New York City Be thirty years old, or younger, at the start of their fellowship Identify racially and/or culturally with a historically underrepresented community Demonstrate the need for financial assistance to advance their artistic careers
Selection is conducted by a committee of Museum staff and outside professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design. Successful candidates possess a mature body of work that reveals a mastery of techniques and processes within a developed conceptual framework. Successful applicants will also display readiness to engage with and benefit from the “open studios” format unique to the Museum of Arts and Design, as addressed in the applicant’s statement of intent.
The Selection Committee highly suggests visiting the Artist Studios prior to applying in order to fully understand the studio space and public nature of the program.
Initial notifications will be sent in early May 2019 indicating whether applicants have advanced to the finalist stage of consideration. Finalists will be invited to the Museum of Arts and Design for an in-person interview with members of the Education Department. Final determinations and offers will be made in early June 2019.