The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence program (AIR) is an education-based residency which allows two emerging artists from different disciplines to live and work on the MWPAI and PrattMWP College of Art & Design campus in Utica, NY for one academic year.
The AIR program is designed for emerging artists or recent visual arts MFA graduates interested in art education in community arts and college curriculums while receiving support to develop a vibrant, self-directed studio practice. Programming includes presenting a lecture to PrattMWP students and the public, teaching community arts education classes, holding a public open studio event, and designing and implementing accessible community projects at the Museum of Art. Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, studio, and two-person exhibition in the museum’s PrattMWP Gallery.
THE MWPAI RESIDENCY:
- Disciplines are PAINTING/DRAWING or MOTION/ANAMATICS/DESIGN.
- Residency is nine months, August 24, 2020 through May 24, 2021.
- Call for artists rotates through disciplines each academic year.
- Two artists working in different media are in residence simultaneously.
- Artists receive two stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500
- Fall and Winter session non-credit teaching opportunities in the Community Arts Education program; paid compensation as a Community Arts Education Instructor and subject to enrollment guidelines.
- Joint fall artists talk, winter open studio, spring Museum of Art exhibition, and promotion for these events.
- Work with Museum Education Department to develop community programming.
- Access to school facilities in your discipline.
- Second floor studio space in the Tracy Street Studio building.
- Furnished two-bedroom apartment with shared living and kitchen in the heart of the MWPAI campus.
- Cafeteria meal plan. (19 meals per week while college program is in session)
- Program details at www.mwpai.org/learn/artists-in-residence/
- Questions? Contact email@example.com
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop own artwork and self-directed studio practice in the provided studio space.
- Participate in campus and community life with genuine interest in creative collaboration and education.
- Work with the Community Arts Education and Residency Director prior to arriving to develop non-credit community classes to teach each semester. (See Stipends and Pay)
- Present a lecture of current work, open studio, and joint exhibition of new work during residency.
- Work with the Museum Education Department to imagine, design, and plan art projects for three to four community Art Alive Family Days. (See Stipends and Pay)
- Work with PrattMWP College of Art & Design Faculty and undergraduate student body with the potential to teach credit courses, contingent on enrollment.
- Collaborate on one to two community projects as representatives of the AIR program.
- Artists must provide own materials and specialized equipment for personal studio practice and are responsible for transportation to and during residency and any additional costs of living.
Disciplines rotate each academic year. An AIR could be accepted in two of the following media in future calls: Animation, Painting/Drawing, Ceramics, Jewelry/Metals, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Communications Design, and Video. Please check back each year.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is an internationally prominent fine arts center serving diverse audiences through three program divisions: Museum of Art, Performing Arts, and PrattMWP College of Art & Design. The Institute was founded in 1919 and provides some 800 events annually with more than 180,000 patrons enjoying the many exhibitions, performances, art classes and family-oriented activities. PrattMWP, an alliance between two renowned institutions, offers students a unique educational opportunity. PrattMWP is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Middle States Association, and New York State Education Department.
PrattMWP students spend the first two years of the bachelor of fine arts degree program at our campus in central New York before they complete their studies at Pratt’s main campus in Brooklyn. PrattMWP maximum enrollment is approximately 200 students majoring in fine arts, communications design, photography, and art and design education. The School of Art also operates a vibrant community arts education program that attracts approximately 800 students of all ages enjoying non-credit classes in painting, drawing, pottery, jewelry, printmaking, sculpture, and more.
The PrattMWP faculty is made up of active artists who inspire, as well as educate, their students. They teach, exhibit their work, and participate in campus and community programs and events. This diverse group of gifted educators brings a real-world perspective to the classroom while helping students to develop their talents. The Institute’s campus includes 20 buildings on 10 acres of grounds in Utica, New York, conveniently located in the heart of New York’s Cultural Corridor in the historic Mohawk Valley, midway between Syracuse and Albany. Utica is less than one hour from the Adirondack Park, the nation’s largest state park, and home to the state’s famous “”High Peaks”” region.
Among the facilities is the Studio Building, which includes seven art studios and an art gallery, and is bordered by an outdoor sculpture court. Complementing the Studio Building are five architecturally diverse buildings that have been restored to accommodate our students. Throughout the campus are examples of restored historic homes situated around the internationally renowned Museum of Art, designed by architectural legend Philip Johnson, and holding one of the world’s most prestigious art collections.
Link to AIR program: http://www.mwpai.org/learn/artists-in-residence/
Follow @ArtistresidencyMWP on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artistresidencymwp/
Examples of current non-credit School of Art offerings: http://www.mwpai.org/learn/community-arts-education/registration-2/
More info on MWPAI: http://www.mwpai.org
More info on PrattMWP College of Art & Design: http://www.mwpai.edu
- Part of a Gallery/Museum
- Months: 6 – 12
- Visual Art
- New Media
- Education Programmes
- Shared accommodation
- Shared studio / workplace
- Exhibition space
- Library/research resources
- Sound recording studio
- Ceramic facilities
- Welding tools
- Woodworking tools
- Printmaking facilities
- Promotional services
- Production costs
- Public talk
- Open Studios