When : 2023/2024
Where : New York
Application Deadline : March 20 2023
Application Fee : NA
Stipend : AIR receive two guaranteed stipend payments of $1,250, one in September and one in January for a total of $2,500 to help offset the costs of living and supplies.
The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists-in-Residence program (AIR) is an education-based residency that allows one to two emerging artists to live, work, and teach on the Munson-Williams and Pratt MWP College of Art & Design campus in Utica, New York for one academic year.
The AIR program is designed for emerging artists or recent visual arts MFA graduates interested in working in art education in community arts and college curricula while receiving support to develop a vibrant, self-directed studio practice. A successful AIR applicant works in PAINTING and/or DRAWING within the traditional and/or expanded field. A mastery of 2D foundation principles is desired.
Programming includes presenting a public lecture, teaching community arts education classes, holding a public open studio event, and designing and implementing accessible community projects with various departments on campus. Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, studio, and an exhibition in the Museum of Art.
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The residency suits self-directed, motivated, and education- oriented artists that have an energetic willingness to make artwork and participate in campus and community life with genuine interest in gaining educational experience.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Studios are provided to resident artists. The artist-in-residence receives a private studio space on the second floor of the ceramics studio building along with other faculty and has 24/7 access.
Artists are responsible for bringing all specialty equipment, tools, and supplies used in their daily studio practice (including computers) to the residency. If an applicant has a special interest in facilities outside of the specific discipline, please indicate in the application form. Please find a brief overview of other campus facilities HERE.
HOUSING + MEALS:
A private second-floor apartment is provided. The furnished, two-bedroom apartment includes living area, kitchen, and closets and is in the heart of the Munson-Williams and PrattMWP campus. The apartment is equipped with some kitchen basics and wifi. Resident artists are responsible for their own laundry and should bring their own queen-sized bed linens, bed pillows, blankets, and towels.
Please Note: The apartment is located on the second floor and is not handicapped-accessible. The AIR program is unable to accommodate families, spouses, or long-term guests at this time. However, artist partners or collaborators will be considered if all parties apply individually. Please clearly note any collaborators within the application writing portions. The program and studios are intended for the artists awarded and selected by the jury.
A Dining Hall meal plan is also provided and includes 19 meals a week when college is in session.
STIPENDS + PAY (USD):
AIR receive two guaranteed stipend payments of $1,250, one in September and one in January for a total of $2,500 to help offset the costs of living and supplies.
AIR teaching non-credit classes and/or workshops in our Community Arts Education program will be paid compensation as a 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 dependent on enrollment. Details and pay discussed with finalists.
Munson-Williams provides up to $500 in travel to the residency, $600 in support for the spring exhibition, and up to $500 towards shipping of artworks at the end of the residency.
Munson-Williams provides compensation for three to four Art Alive Family Day events and craft design at approx $300 per event.
Munson-Williams provides a private apartment and utilities, a studio, and a meal plan that covers 19 meals a week during PrattMWP college semesters. Munson-Williams is not responsible for arranging artist transportation to and during residency or additional costs of living.
The 2022/23 AIR program discipline is PAINTING/DRAWING. A successful AIR applicant works in PAINTING and/or DRAWING within the traditional and/or expanded field. A mastery of 2D foundation principles is desired. Applicants are MFA preferred. Applicants may not be enrolled in any degree program at time of residency. Disciplines rotate each academic year. One artist is in residence per year. Artist partners or collaborators (up to 2) will be considered if both parties apply individually. Please clearly note any collaborators within the application writing portions.
International artists, please take the following into consideration: International artists are responsible for obtaining a visa, as well as necessary documentation for travel and employment within the United States. Munson-Williams can provide formal letters of invitation and additional support information requested, however it is the artist's responsibility to carry the burden of the visa acquisition process through the appropriate channels. Please consider the timeline for making such arrangements. Artists must be reasonably fluent in English.
Munson-Williams is a recognized program by International Arts & Artists, a non-profit organization that sponsors J-1 visas for international interns, trainees, and scholars participating in cultural exchanges with American arts institutions. More info at www.artsandartists.org .
COVID-19 Vaccination Status
All employees, including AIR, in every division must provide sufficient proof of full vaccination with an “authorized COVID-19 vaccine” to the Human Resources department. An “authorized COVID-19 vaccine” is an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Vaccines that are not authorized or approved by the FDA cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of this Policy.
Artists are reviewed by a staff and faculty committee based on the visual quality of artwork, written proposals, trajectory of career, and potential to thrive living in Utica and working within the AIR program parameters. The selection process has three phases:
Phase 1: All applications and advisory committee recommendations are reviewed by the Munson-Williams AIR Selection Committee which includes the School of Art and Museum of Art Faculty and Staff. Up to 10 finalists are chosen and all applicants are notified via email of their status.
Phase 2: The finalists are notified of their status via email. Zoom interviews are scheduled for each candidate with the Munson-Williams AIR Selection Committee.
Phase 3: Finalists may be interviewed again and/or invited to visit Munson-Williams before being offered residency. The review process can take up to three months from the deadline. All applicants will be notified of their status by email. Please do not call the office for selection results.
APPLICATION FEE and INSTRUCTIONS:
DEADLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2023 at Midnight EST
There is a non-refundable application fee of $10. Applications are only accepted online through Submittable.com. Finalists may be invited for an onsite visit prior to accepting residency and may be compensated for a portion of travel. There is no fee for residency participation.
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This is an entirely online application process. It is recommended that answers are prepared offline, saved in a document, and copied/pasted into the application form so that work is not lost. Do not email or mail your application.
Please prepare and submit the following:
1. Applicant Information
2. CV (pdf)
3. Three professional references and contact information (References will only be contacted following finalist interviews)
4. Artist Statement (250 Words)
5. Statement of Intent (250 Words: Why is this specific residency program a good fit for you?)
6. Non-credit class teaching proposals (250 Words: one to three short descriptions of ideas. These are non-binding.)
7. Artist website (optional)
8. PAINTING/DRAWING Artwork Samples:
Note: Finalists may be asked for additional materials as a part of the review process.
The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence Program is made possible with the generous support of Sunithi S. Bajekal.
About Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute:
Munson-Williams is a multicultural arts center with three main divisions: Museum of Art, School of Art and Performing Arts. Together, the programs of the three divisions make Munson-Williams the chief provider of cultural resources in the region. The Museum of Art is renowned for its art collection and Phillip Johnson-designed building. The School of Art offers the nationally accredited PrattMWP foundation program in its affiliation with Pratt Institute and a community arts education program offering art classes and workshops. The Performing Arts division offers a wide-ranging, year-round programming of artistically excellent and diverse performing arts and cinema presentations, as well as extensive educational activities.
PrattMWP College of Art and Design is an NASAD accredited foundation college art program, created through an affiliation between Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY, and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Students do their first two foundation years of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree here at our campus and then matriculate to the Brooklyn campus for completion. The campus houses approximately over 200 students majoring in Fine Arts, Communications Design, Photography, and Art and Design Education. Visit the PrattMWP website for more information about the college.
Munson-Williams is located in the heart of New York State, foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and centrally located with easy travel to Cooperstown, Albany, Syracuse and a few hours from Boston, NYC, Lake Placid, and Montreal. Please visit us at www.mwpai.org.
Munson-Williams is a community-centered, anti-racist organization where we foster diversity, equity, and inclusion through action.
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