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!

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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.

ARTISTS IN ALL DISCIPLINES AND FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY! 

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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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
CLICK HERE TO APPLY BY JANUARY 16!

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.

Open Studios, October 25th

Our new residents are eager to share what they've been working on in the Studios with you!

Come and join us for a fall evening of art and conversation. We'll be serving up hot cider and pumpkin treats, too! All are welcome. 

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

Participating Artists:
Taylor Apostol
Douglas Breault
Jessica Harvey
Jae Na Kwon
Evan Morse
Ali Shrago-Spechler
Aaron Terry
Janet Thielke
Victoria Udondian
Derick Whitson

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

Open Studios, September 26th

Come see what’s happening at the Studios at MASS MoCA! We're hosting another Open Studios event to give you a chance to meet the artists currently in residence. 

Join us in the Studios for drinks and snacks, and check out what our artists have worked on.  All are welcome. 

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

Participating Artists:
Grace Sachi Troxell
Michael Ruglio-Misurell
Orly Ruaimi
Felicitas Rohden
Landon Newton
Kat Kohl
Rachel Jendrzejewski
Julianne Gadoury
Rachelle Dang 
Kiran Chandra

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 / Cynthia Reeves gallery 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, Lawrence Artists!

Lawrence, it's been great getting to know you. 

We love the creative energy in Lawrence, and we want to help the artist community in Lawrence continue to grow.

We're thrilled to partner with Lawrence Community Works for a third year of artist support programming in Lawrence. This year, we have opportunities for artists/makers currently based in Lawrence, and have added support for artists interested in relocating to this exciting city.

Check out the details below, and apply by October 9! 

Apply Now, Holyoke Artists!

Holyoke, we like your style. 

We love the creative resurgence underway in Holyoke, and we want to help keep it going.

We're thrilled to partner with the City of Holyoke for a third year of artist support programming in the Paper City. This year, we have opportunities for artists/makers currently based in Holyoke, and have added support for artists interested in relocating to this exciting city.

Check out the details below, and apply by October 9!