MAD Artist in Residence

The Artist Studios program offers one full-time MAD Artist Fellowship and two part-time Daily Residencies per six-month session (February–August and August–February).

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 first program of its kind, the Artist Studios opportunity is designed to encourage visitors to meet artists-in-residence as they expand their creative practice while working on-site at MAD. Three artists (two Daily Residents and one Artist Fellow) are selected per six-month session, for which they receive access to studio space in the Museum and a stipend. Visitors are welcome to visit MAD’s Artist Studios three days each week to view works in progress and converse with the artists and designers.

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 190 artists and designers to advance their careers and is widely recognized as an innovative model for Museum education. The MAD Artist Fellowship was introduced in 2016 to support the practice of emerging NYC-based artists from historically underrepresented communities. 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.

The full-time MAD Artist Fellow receives a $15,000 stipend and dedicated studio space in the Museum. Fellows must commit to a weekly schedule of 21 public “open studio” hours each week on 3 set days in which the museum public can visit. The Fellow’s weekly schedule remains set throughout the six-month residency. In addition to their 21 public “open studio” hours, Fellows are encouraged to utilize the studio space throughout the week for private studio hours. The Artist Fellow also receives a one-time unrestricted $1,000 materials and mentorship stipend at the start of their residency.

Program Benefits

Artist Studios residents benefit from studio space and a stipend (see section above) as well as:

– Additional paid public programming opportunities

– Professional development and studio visits with museum staff

– 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

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 a readiness to engage with the public, work in an open studio environment, and be an integral part of the Museum experience for visitors.

At the time of application, all 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 Eligibility

The MAD Artist Fellowship is designed to support emerging artists and designers from historically underrepresented communities. Candidates for the MAD Artist Fellowship must meet the criteria above, and also:

  • Be an emerging artist or designer with an active practice (see the FAQ section below for details). Mid-career or established artists are eligible for the Daily Residencies, 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.

Contact education@madmuseum.org with additional questions regarding eligibility.

Applications are now available for the August 2023–February 2024 and February 2024–August 2024 sessions of the Artist Studios. Apply by April 9, 2023.

Link for apply: Become a MAD Artist-in-Residence | Museum of Arts and Design (madmuseum.org)

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  • Start Date
    November 20, 2023 8:00 am
  • End Date
    January 7, 2024 12:00 am
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Event Details
  • Start Date
    November 20, 2023 8:00 am
  • End Date
    January 7, 2024 12:00 am
  • Status
    Expired
  • Location
  • Price
      free
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