Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence Program


9-MONTH RESIDENCY UPSTATE NY | 2020/21 Disciplines & Deadline announced in December 2019

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 on both a community and college level 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.

– Residency is nine months.
– August 19, 2019 through May 19, 2020.
– Two artists working in different media are in residence simultaneously.
– Call for artists rotates through disciplines each academic year.
– 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 an Community Arts Education Instructor and subject to enrollment guidelines.
– Second floor studio space in the Tracy Street Studio building.
– Joint fall artists talk, winter open studio, spring museum exhibition, and promotion for these events.
– Work with Museum Education Department to develop community programming.
– Furnished two-bedroom apartment with shared living and kitchen in the heart of the MWPAI campus.
– Cafeteria meal plan.
– Access to school facilities in your discipline.
– Program details at
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– 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 + Residency Director prior to arriving to develop non-credit classes for the community to teach in your field 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 3 to 4 community Art Alive Family Days. (See Stipends and Pay)
– Weekly involvement with PrattMWP College of Art & Design Faculty and undergraduate student body with the potential to teach credit courses based on enrollment.
– Collaborate on 1 to 2 small community projects as representatives of the AIR program.
– Artists must provide own materials and specialized equipment for personal studio practice.
– Transportation to and during residency.
– Artists must cover any additional costs of living.

Disciplines rotate each academic year. An AIR could be accepted in two of the following media in future calls: Painting/Drawing, Ceramics, Jewelry/Metals, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Communications Design, and Video. Please check back each year.

Residency Programme since: 2013
Description of Organisation:

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: Follow @ArtistresidencyMWP on Instagram: Examples of current non-credit School of Art offerings: More info on MWPAI: More info on PrattMWP College of Art & Design: .

Organisation founded in: 1919
What type of organisation are you?:
  • University
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 6 – 12
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Music
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
  • Library
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): STIPENDS + PAY (USD): AIR receive two guaranteed stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500 to help offset costs of living and supplies. AIR teaching non-credit classes and/or workshops in our Community Arts Education program will be paid compensation as an Community Arts Education Instructor. Classes are subject to enrollment guidelines which means they may be canceled if they do not reach minimum enrollment. Opportunities to teach a credit bearing course in the PrattMWP program is dependant on enrollment. Details and pay discussed with finalists. MWPAI provides up to $600 per artist of monetary support for the spring exhibition and up to $500 per artist towards shipping of artworks at the end of the residency.MWPAI provides compensation for 3 to 4 Art Alive Family Day events, craft design, and help approx $200 per artist per event. MWPAI provides shared housing and utilities, studio, and a meal plan that covers 19 meals a week during PrattMWP semester. MWPAI is not responsible for AIR transportation to and during residency or additional costs of living.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Other
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    • Teaching
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Syracuse (SYR)
    Nearest Train Station: Union Station, Utica, NY
    How to reach by plane: Syracuse Hancock International Airport
    How to reach by train: Amtrak, Union Station, Utica NY
    How to reach by car: From Points East or West ?? Take New York State Thruway (1-90) Exit 31, follow Downtown Utica signs, and proceed 1.5 miles south on Genesee Street.From Points South ?? Routes 12 & 8 to Downtown Utica, take Court Street Exit, proceed two blocks, turn right onto State Street, proceed three blocks.From Points North ?? Routes 12 & 8, follow Downtown Utica signs, take State Street exist, after turning right onto State Street, proceed six blocks.
    Street & Number: 310 Genesee Street
    Postal Code: 13502
    City: Utica
    Country long: United-States
    310 Genesee Street
    Utica 13502 NY USA
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