Welcome North Adams Project Artists!

Eight more artists from around the country have taken the leap, made the move and decided to call North Adams home! Two artists already established in the community further committed to growing their creative practices in our fine city. Together they make up our 2017 North Adams Project cohort. Now that everyone is here and working with A4A, we are pleased to introduce these 10 amazing individuals! Keep an eye out for their creative pursuits throughout town!

Zoey Hart, Empathy Suit, 2017

Zoey Hart, Empathy Suit, 2017

Zoey Hart is a multimedia artist, educator, and collaborator living with chronic autoimmunity. Inspired by a history of health travails, her work challenges perceptions of imperfection. She does this through the collection and manipulation of images and found environmental materials. Using alternative printmaking methods, meditative drawing, and multimedia collage, her work seeks to engage audiences on a multi-sensory level, making use of texture, process and space to challenge cultural stigmas surrounding wellness, diversity and disability.

Relocating to North Adams from Brooklyn, Zoey is excited to offer workshops to residents and visitors. Zoey teaches workshops in Creativity and Mindfulness, Mixed Media Collage, Beginner’s Drawing, Drawing on site, Visual Journaling, Socially Engaged Art, and Intro to Zine/Bookmaking.

Ashley Williams, Ancient and Tremulous

Ashley Williams, Ancient and Tremulous

For Ashley Williams, painting is an attempt to remember ancient landscapes, dream of new ones, and to preserve memories that allow us to imagine different ways of interacting with nature. Her paintings depict conglomerations of geologically familiar yet imaginary matter, blurring the line between the natural landscape and landscape of the mind. Worlds of rock, flesh, moss or hair hover in ethereal landscapes as if they exist somewhere possibly accessible through telescope or microscope.

Ashley relocated in 2017 from Colorado, where she had been developing her career as an exhibiting painter and teacher. With her work gaining traction, the move to North Adams has allowed Ashley to embrace her goal of transitioning to a life fully supported by her creative projects. She is moving full steam ahead with her painting career and actively expanding her studio practice here in North Adams.

Carolyn Clayton, Extraction Machine #2, 2016

Carolyn Clayton, Extraction Machine #2, 2016

Carolyn Clayton’s work seeks to cultivate an enhanced awareness of our shared lives with things. She is interested in the traces that humans leave on material objects. This has positioned her to ask whether object history is retained in the material fragments of everyday things, which she explores by collecting, photographing, pulverizing and reassembling second-hand objects, as well as building machines that playfully attempt to extract their essence. 

After a three year stretch in Michigan while pursuing her MFA, Carolyn has embraced the move back to her home state and is excited to now call North Adams home. Since relocating, Carolyn has teamed up with her partner Ben Westbrook, investing in a building downtown to house their studios and residence. They hope to start hosting artist residents, exhibitions and workshops in the near future.

Benjamin Westbrook at work

Benjamin Westbrook at work

When steel is heated, it becomes malleable, like a very stiff clay. By swinging a hammer, constraining angles and momentum, Benjamin Westbrook shapes hot steel into a variety of forms, making cold rigid steel appear organic and flowing. Working as a blacksmith since 2003, he forges a wide variety of household objects - bottle openers, planters and lamps - along with larger architectural ironwork for commercial and residential clients.

Ben thrives on providing mentorship in his craft, community-building, and cooking breakfast for friends. Since relocating to North Adams with his partner Carolyn Clayton, he has set up shop in the garage space of their new downtown residence and is eager to expand his teaching, hosting, and workshopping efforts in the area.

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Ashley Strazzinski’s work as an artist and  maker is defined by her desire to understand and investigate systems of information and human behavior. She explores, deconstructs, and critiques various aspects of herself along with societal expectations, and preconceived notions of art and its institutions. Photo-graphy is at the core of Ashley’s work, but she takes a create-by-any-means-possible approach to making that results in artist books, writing, collage, and installations.

Ashley moved from Brooklyn last summer and is working to create a space in North Adams that is a hybridization of a coffee shop and co-working space. This new social workspace will be open “after hours”. The mission is to provide a comfortable environment where people can work independently—on their computer, reading, writing, sketching, etc.—while simultaneously encouraging a sense of community and the exchange of resources and skills. In addition, Ashley is working to set up and maintain a wet darkroom in downtown North Adams and will continue to work on two artist book projects that contain photographic images and text.

Jessica Sweeney, video still from SWEENS (Common Folk Presents)

Jessica Sweeney, video still from SWEENS (Common Folk Presents)

Jessica Sweeney, aka Sweens, is a visual artist, musician, producer, and consultant living and producing local concerts in North Adams. She dedicates a great deal of artistic energy to the ROOTS Teen Center and Common Folk artist collective, two organizations she is actively building in town. Right now she is in the process of securing a space in North Adams that will be suitable for the artists of Common Folk to live, work and grow. In addition to her valuable commitment to the local arts community, she has recently taken a strong liking to playing the ukulele and making jewelry out of up-cycled materials.

Melanie Glenn, aerial performance (left), Upstate Rubdown (right), Melanie pictured left

Melanie Glenn, aerial performance (left), Upstate Rubdown (right), Melanie pictured left

Music and aerial silks are Melanie Glenn’s two main art forms, but this multi-faceted artist is also a yoga instructor, event planner, permaculture designer, web designer, voice coach, and community organizer.

Melanie performs with the nationally touring seven-piece band Upstate Rubdown. While touring requires her to have a mobile lifestyle, Melanie has recently chosen to make North Adams her home base. She has since become an active member of the Common Folk Collective and has started working on a solo album.

Todd Reynolds

Todd Reynolds

Violinist, composer, educator and tech-nologist Todd Reynolds is known as one of the founding fathers of the hybrid-musician movement he calls ‘present music’, expanding the violin beyond its classical and ‘wood-bound’ tradition and into digital practice and invention. Co-founder of the string quartet ETHEL and a long-term member of Bang on a Can, he has worked with some of music’s greatest progressive heroes such as Steve Reich, Yo-Yo Ma, and Meredith Monk.

The Bang on a Can Summer Institute has brought Todd to North Adams each summer since 2001. He made his first solo record in the area before eventually moving to NYC, where he resided since 2011. The search for a quiet place to work and the opportunity to create a recording studio have inspired him to make a permanent move back to North Adams. Todd is excited to join forces with the strong and growing artistic community that is developing.

Nicholas Tamas, Facsimile Mk. V, 2015

Nicholas Tamas, Facsimile Mk. V, 2015

Nicholas Tamas is a sculptor and designer whose work explores the relationship between humanity and technology. His sculptural work provokes dialogue around how technology can be used to supplement and enhance the human condition. Recently he has shifted to industrial design, allowing his work to move into the utilitarian realm. He hopes to create functional objects that not only highlight but progress the relationship between people and technology.

Nicholas relocated to North Adams from Tennessee in 2017 and has since begun building a business oriented around sculptural consumer goods. As he transitions towards industrial/ product design, he is also reorienting his work to encompass more objects that can only be created through digital means, using 3D modeling software, 3D printers and laser cutters.

Sarah Sutro, Landscape Composites

Sarah Sutro, Landscape Composites

Sarah Sutro uses natural inks, watercolor and oils to express the energy of landscape, at times mimicking natural processes. She starts with drawings and photographs and then moves on to canvas where she applies brilliant and muted skeins of color, working in thick oils contrasted against thin washes of paint. Applying, scraping and intuiting color abstractly results in her own filtered interpretation of the energy, light and colors of nature.

After living in Boston, Bangkok and Oakland, Sarah went looking for a new place to settle that had the perfect balance of both city and country life, while still having great arts offerings. In 2011, she found what she was looking for in North Adams. Sarah lives and works at the Eclipse Mill Loft building, where she has a great studio and community of artists. She serves on various committees and participates in gallery shows. As a new member of the growing NA Project crew, she plans to use the opportunity to really hone her business skills and apply what she learns to her studio practice and career.

Artist Opportunities: February and March

Open Call for Exhibitions

Apexart is accepting proposals for its International Open Call for exhibitions. Three winning proposals will be presented as part of apexart’s 2018-19 exhibition season, and can take place anywhere in the world, except for New York City. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit proposals online.

Deadline: February 1 - March 1
No Entry Fee

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Image: Untitled (Wreath), © Jack Henry, 2017.

Image: Untitled (Wreath)© Jack Henry, 2017.

Fellowships open to Artists & Writers

Vermont Studio Center has 25 VSC Fellowships open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. All applicants will be automatically considered for one of these twenty-five unrestricted awards. These fellowships are for residencies scheduled between May 2018 – December 2018. Every VSC residency opportunity includes private room, private studio space, all meals, and full access to our schedule of evening programs and events. 

Deadline: February 15th
Application Fee: $25

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Video Festival Call

The Icebox Project Space in Philadelphia is pleased to announce their 20/92 Video Festival Call for 2018. The 20/92 Video Festival is a rare opportunity to exhibit your work in a contemporary gallery environment, at unique scale and format. The Icebox Project Space is one of the largest exhibition spaces in the city at nearly 3,500 sq.ft. and has a dedicated projection system which allows for a continuous image to be cast upon its eastern and northern walls, at a maximum size of 20’ x 92’ with a resolution of 3646 x 768.

Deadline: February 19th
Entry Fee: $15

Fellowship for Artists and Writers

Lighthouse Works has an open call for applications for fellowship sessions in the second half of 2018. The Lighthouse Works’ Fellowship is an artist-in-residence program on Fishers Island, NY, that strives to support artists and writers working in the vanguard of their creative fields. The program accepts artists working in a wide range of disciplines, but we are best able to accommodate visual artists and writers. Fellowships are six weeks in length, occur year round and provide fellows with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance and a $1,500 stipend. Artistic excellence is the primary criteria for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.

Deadline: February 25th
Application Fee: $25

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Remote NY Residency

Residency 108 invites emerging and established artists, writers and thinkers of all disciplines to immerse themselves in their creative practice. We particularly welcome those who work with nature, ecology and the installation of temporary outdoor land-art works. The residency is free apart from the cost of travel and material expenses which must be assumed by the individual. Residents will reside in a 150-year-old two story house, recently renovated for modern comforts. Each participant will have their own bedroom and studio. 108 Residency is located on 108 acres in Clermont, NY.

Deadline: February 26th
No Entry Fee

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STARTS Prize 2018 Open Call

Grand prize of the European Commission honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts. Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are launching a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. The STARTS Prize focuses on artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and on innovative forms of collaboration between the ICT sector and the world of art and culture.

Deadline: March 2nd
No Entry Fee


Sculpture Racing

People's Sculpture Racing is accepting spectacular, human-powered art for its ¾ mile race and exhibition at the June 2 Cambridge Arts River Festival. The Festival is attended by tens of thousands. Schematics or conceptual drawings will be reviewed by List Visual Arts Center Curator Henriette Huldisch; MassArt Chair of 3D Fine Arts Matthew Hincman; and Ballard Museum of Puppetry Director John Bell. Completed works are due the day of the race.

Deadline: March 3, 2018.
No Entry Fee

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Residency in Rural WI

ACRE’s residency takes place each year outside of rural Steuben, Wisconsin. There, several dozen emerging artists from all over the world join a staff of dedicated volunteers and visiting luminaries. The residency is a time to meet and form collaborations with like-minded peers, make work, learn new skills, and discuss ideas with a group of dedicated, talented makers. Studios are set up to be shared work-spaces and a communal environment is emphasized.

Deadline: March 4th
Application Fee: $35-$50

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The Munson-Williams- Proctor Arts Institute School of Art Artists-in Residence program (AIR) calls for two artists that would benefit from focused, self-directed studio time and an interest in teaching in the following areas, ANIMATION or PAINTING/DRAWING. Artists 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. Residency artists are an energizing and crucial component of the creative life on our campus. The artists interact with the local creative community while developing a self-directed studio practice. Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, a studio, and museum gallery exhibition.

Deadline: March 5th
No Entry Fee

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New Residency Opportunity

77Art in Rutland Vermont is thrilled to launch its inaugural artist residency program, which will be held during the month of August 2018. Six visual artists will be selected for this self-directed residency. The residency is designed to give artists time and space to create new works and expand their practice. The residency will culminate in an exhibition of resident work. The emphasis is on community outreach and artists should come prepared to interact with the public during open studios and be present at events throughout the residency period. 

Deadline March 15th
No Entry Fee

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Open Studios, January 29th

Join us for our first Open Studios of 2018! Our talented group of artists-in-residence is eager to share their new work with you. So come indoors to the Studios where it's warm, art is aplenty, the conversation is flowing, and refreshments are on the house.

Monday, January 29th
5:00-7:00 PM

The Studios at MASS MoCA

Building 13, 2nd Floor on MASS MoCA’s Campus

Hyojin Yoo

Hyojin Yoo

Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos Rodriguez

Invite a friend, the event is free and open to the public!

Participating Artists:
Tania Alvarez
Vanessa Diaz
Felicia LeRoy
Helina Metaferia
Marissa Neuman
Padma Rajendran
Carlos Rodriguez
Tyler Stefanich
Hyojin Yoo

Directions to the Studios:

When you park in the main visitor lot at MASS MoCA, Building 13 is right in front of you. You’ll see Ferrin Contemporary and CYNTHIA-REEVES galleries on the first floor. Enter through the side door (on the end of the building farthest from Rt. 2) and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

Artist Opportunities: December & January

(If you have a great opportunity to share, please send suggestions to assetsforartists@massmoca.org.)

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Artist Retreat

Applications are open for the 2018 winter session at the Cabins, located in the scenic rural town of Norfolk, CT. Join a group of up to 9 interdisciplinary artists January 25-29 for a five day, low cost artist retreat. This one-of-a-kind collaborative experience brings together artists from a variety of creative backgrounds, including visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers, filmmakers and poets. Each resident teaches an hour-long Master's class contributing an enriching learning experience for the whole group.

Deadline: December 26, 2017
No Entry Fee


Poet-In-Residence Award

A prize of $2,000 and a six- to eight-week residency at the Frost Place, Robert Frost’s former home in Franconia, New Hampshire, is given annually to a poet who has published at least one poetry collection. The winner is also invited to give readings at Dartmouth College, the Frost Place, and other local venues.

Deadline: January 5, 2018
Entry Fee: $28


Call for art

A Fort Point Arts Community Exhibition at the Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street in Boston has a call for art for an upcoming group show. “How Do I Look” invites artists to reflect on the subjective nature of visual perception and the flaws in the notion of sight as truth. Such reflection is especially pertinent within “visual” art, as the ability to see and perceive color, light, depth, and movement is often inextricably linked with the tradition. Submissions of work might address issues and phenomena around vision and its role within the visual arts broadly, including visibility and invisibility, blindness, gaze, optical illusion, perspective, synesthesia, belief, the inner eye, etc., as a way to uncover the fallibility of vision and explore new ways of “seeing.” “How Do I Look” is guest-curated by Scout Hutchinson & Mary Provenzano. Selected artists will either receive an honorarium, or a one-year FPAC membership.

Deadline: January 7, 2018
No Entry Fee


Sculpture Residency

Sculpture Space, located in Utica, New York, invites artists whose focus is sculpture to apply for a two-month residency between February and November 2019. They offer a 5,500 square foot shared studio with specialized equipment in addition to five private studios. The Studio Manager provides ongoing assistance and technical expertise. The studio and house are located in the eclectic, historically underserved, diverse and upcoming West Utica neighborhood — close to downtown, and situated in Central New York's scenic Mohawk Valley.  Because of Sculpture Space’s long history and presence in Utica, the community is supportive and receptive to site-specific work; in particular, we are interested in projects that realize and expand examples of creative place-making to our neighborhood and the community.

Deadline: January 15, 2018
No Entry Fee


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Open Call

The Wassaic Project is accepting 1 – 6 month proposals for their Summer 2018 Residency program (May through October). The Wassaic Project cultivates and supports community for emerging and professional contemporary artists, writers and other creatives. Housed in historic, landmark buildings, the residency program offers nine artists each month the opportunity to live and work in the heart of a rural New York community. Artists work in adaptable raw studio space in a historic livestock barn and have 24 hour access to their studio and accommodations.

Deadline: January 22, 2018
Entry Fee: $25


Artist Residency

I-Park is now accepting applications for its 2018 artists-in-residence program. Forty-four fully funded residencies are available between May and December, and range in duration from two to four weeks. The residencies are open to artists and designers working in visual arts, creative writing, music composition, sound art, moving image, architecture or landscape design. Located within a 450-acre nature preserve in rural East Haddam, Connecticut (U.S.), I-Park provides residents with a quiet, retreat-type setting, private living quarters in a renovated 1840s farmhouse, a private studio, meals program, fully equipped workshop and modest library—as well as creative access to I-Park’s expansive grounds. Residencies are self-directed, undisturbed and non-judgmental.

Deadline: January 22, 2018
Entry Fee: $30


Fellowship for Massachusetts Artists

Mass Cultural Council is now accepting 2018 Artist Fellowship applications in the categories of Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Painting. The Artist Fellowships are unrestricted, anonymously judged, competitive grants of $12,000 and finalist awards of $1,000, in recognition of artistic excellence. Massachusetts artists creating original work who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: January 29, 2018
No Entry Fee


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Open Call for Exhibitions

Gallery Madison Park invites artists and curators to submit exhibition proposals for a solo or group exhibition for their 2018 exhibition season. Gallery Madison Park is an exhibition space for contemporary artists and designers located in New Your City, on 34th street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue. 

Deadline: January 30, 2018
No Entry Fee


Open Call

The Lake George Arts Project invites regional, national, emerging and established artists to submit exhibition proposals to the Courthouse Gallery. Preference is given to experimental or non-traditional work created in the last two years. They welcome proposals for special exhibitions, installations, mixed media presentations, and performance art and provide artists with a quality space where they can present a solid body of work in a solo or small group show.

Deadline: January 31, 2018
No Entry Fee


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Visual Arts Fellowship

The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA offers a unique residency program for emerging artists and writers. Located in a rustic fishing village with a storied history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to twenty Fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend of $750. Residencies run from October 1 through April 30. Fellows pursue their work independently in a diverse and supportive community of peers. Additional facilities include a basic woodshop, a print shop with an etching and lithography press, and digital media lab. Optional activities provide Fellows the opportunity to meet acclaimed visiting artist and writers, and exhibit their work in the Work Center's Hudson D. Walker Gallery.

Deadline: February 1, 2018
Entry Fee: $57


Call for Artists

Art in the Open (AiO), a partnership between The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), City Parks Association, and Fairmount Water Works, re-frames the ‘plein air’ tradition of creating art outside and on-site in a contemporary context, encouraging both artists and audiences to draw inspiration from the city's diverse natural and urban landscapes. Using the Schuylkill River Banks Park in Philadelphia, PA as studio space, participating artists will have the opportunity to explore new working methods, develop process-oriented works, and interpret a compelling intersection of urban and natural environments in the public realm. AiO dates are May 18-20, 2018 and the event reaches an estimated 12,000 visitors over the course of three-days. Artists receive a $350 stipend.

Deadline: February 1, 2018
Entry Fee: $35



Apply Now, Rural Rhode Island Artists!

We're back, Rhode Island!

A4A is now accepting applications from artists in rural Rhode Island for our 2018 Matched Savings Program.

Read on for details on the program & eligibility, and APPLY by January 16!


What's This Matched Savings Program About?

It's about strengthening your career as an artist by growing your business know-how and financial capacity. Artists selected for our 2018 matched savings program will receive:

A “matched savings” grant that provides working capital to help grow the artist’s creative practice. Participants are provided with grants of $1,000 or $2,000 to match a corresponding amount of savings, and the combined amount is used by the artist toward implementing a plan to strengthen their Rhode Island-based creative practice.

Free professional development services, including artist-tailored workshops on financial management and business planning. These classes will be offered in various Rhode Island locations in spring/summer 2018.

Free one-on-one coaching in the development of the artist’s business plan.

How Do You Define Rural?

"Rural" is defined by the United States Department of Agriculture, the key funder for our work in Rhode Island. You may apply for this grant if you have a residence or studio in an eligible Rhode Island community, which include all towns in Rhode Island EXCEPT the following non-eligible cities & towns: Providence, East Providence, North Providence, Newport, Warwick, West Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Bristol, Lincoln, Central Falls, Portsmouth, and Barrington. 

If you're unsure about your eligibility, please contact us at assetsforartists@massmoca.org.


If you’re an artist/maker motivated to improve your financial & business management skills and to make investments aimed at growing your creative practice, we’d love to hear from you.

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Not located in rural Rhode Island? Please check back again soon or add yourself to our email list for updates and future programming opportunities in your area.

Our work in Rhode Island is possible because of our wonderful funders & partners.

Check out the gallery below to see the Rhode Island artists we worked with in 2017:

Open Studios, December 19th

You know the drill, it's time for another Open Studios here at the Studios at MASS MoCA! Get out of the cold and into the Studios on Tuesday, December 19th, to meet our newest group of artists-in-residence. Take your time going through each of the spaces, chat with our artists and enjoy refreshments on the house.

As always, this event is free and open to the public, so invite your friends!

When: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Building 13, 2nd Floor on MASS MoCA’s Campus

Directions to the Studios:
When you park in the main visitor lot at MASS MoCA, Building 13 is right in front of you. You’ll see Ferrin Contemporary and CYNTHIA-REEVES on the first floor. Enter through the side door (on the end of the building farthest from Rt. 2) and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

See you there!
RSVP appreciated: Email Krystal Henriquez at studios@massmoca.org

Calling All Artists From Puerto Rico

Applications are now open specifically for artists in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria, including artists displaced from the island by the hurricane.

That deadline is Monday, December 18, 11:59pm. No application fee.

If you’re an artist living in Puerto Rico, or displaced from Puerto Rico by the storm, click here to apply for a free residency up to 6 weeks, with additional assistance for travel costs and meals.

Please share this information with your friends and family who would find this relevant. Thank you.

Open Studios, November 29th

Our November residents are ready to show you the new work they've been creating at the Studios! Come join us mid-week to indulge in art, conversation, and refreshments.

All are welcome, so invite your friends!

When: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Building 13, 2nd Floor on MASS MoCA’s Campus

Participating Artists:
Susan Calza
Yang Chen
Anthony Febo
Franziska Jyrch
Kim Kei
Jacob Mason-Macklin
Dylan McLaughlin
Lisa Park
Skye Schirmer
Sheena Sood

Directions to the Studios:
When you park in the main visitor lot at MASS MoCA, Building 13 is right in front of you. You’ll see Ferrin Contemporary and CYNTHIA-REEVES on the first floor. Enter through the side door (on the end of the building farthest from Rt. 2) and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

We look forward to seeing you there. 
RSVP appreciated: Email Krystal Henriquez at studios@massmoca.org

Apply Now, The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency Program Spring/Summer 2018

It’s that time of year again! Applications are now open for residency sessions between April and September 2018.

We invite artists and writers to apply for residencies up to 8 weeks.

Residents (10 per session) will receive:

  • A private studio in attractive space on MASS MoCA’s re-purposed mill campus, with generous natural light, 24-hour studio access, plywood floors, a work table and chair in each studio, and shared slop sinks and bathrooms. (Certain applicants, depending on their projects, will be invited to share a communal studio space at Makers' Mill -- the printmaking and fiber arts studio -- in downtown North Adams, instead of a private studio.)
  • Housing across the street from the museum, in newly renovated apartments (private bedroom/Queen bed + shared kitchen and bath). These are lovely apartments, but note that it’s communal living (4 people to an apartment) in an active downtown location -- sensitive sleepers be advised.
  • One communal meal per day, in the company of other artists-in-residence.
  • MASS MoCA member benefits for the duration of the residency, including free access to the museum’s galleries and discounts on performing arts events and museum store purchases.
  • Free access to Makers’ Mill, a printmaking and fiber arts makerspace on Main Street in North Adams (a short walk from the museum), offering shared use of relief press, etching presses, silkscreen and book arts equipment, as well as looms, sewing machines, small tools and work tables.
  • Optional one-on-one artist-focused financial and business coaching through the staff of MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program (www.assetsforartists.org), helping artists and writers in all disciplines strengthen the business side of their artistic practice.

The full-price residency fee is $650/week, but many participants receive need-based and merit-based financial aid.

The application deadline is January 8, 2018, 11:59pm. No application fee.

For more details on the residency program, visit our FAQs. For testimonials from artists who have been through the program, visit the Studios homepage.

Questions? Email Krystal Henriquez at studios@massmoca.org.


The Studios at MASS MoCA receives support from the Barr Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.