The Studios at MASS MoCA

Residency for College Arts Faculty
Summer 2019

Free Two-Week Residencies for Full-Time Art Faculty
Application for Sessions from June 26 - July 9, 2019, and July 31 - August 13, 2019

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019 5:00pm eastern time.
No application fee.


MASS MoCA inviteS full-time faculty ARTISTS

to apply for a free two-week summer residency at the Studios at MASS MoCA.

Much of the two-week residency will be unstructured time to focus on making new work and connecting with your fellow artists-in-residence, but we are seeking participants who want -- in addition to the regular benefits of a residency opportunity -- to join in both facilitated and informal conversation about acquiring and teaching professional practices that will support emerging artists throughout their careers. We are interested in hearing from participants about their experiences and observations concerning the skills and strategies that young artists are learning -- and not learning -- about career development and financial sustainability while in a university program. We hope to foster dialogue that will help the participants to strengthen their teaching and advising in these areas, and help them gain new knowledge and skills, while also informing our team about how we might be able to help meet the needs of students and recent graduates with professional development services delivered through our "Assets for Artists" program.

In addition to some structured conversation about supporting students in the areas of financial and professional sustainability, the residency opportunity also includes:

  • A private studio for each participating artist, in attractive space on MASS MoCA’s re-purposed mill campus, with generous natural light, 24-hour studio access, a work table and chair in each studio, and shared slop sinks and bathrooms.

  • 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.

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time faculty at a college or university (preference will be given to the faculty of colleges/universities that have been asked to invite their faculty to apply). Applicants must have a practice that allows them to work quietly (no power tools in the private studios, and no music out loud – headphones only). The studios have light-duty ventilation, so an art practice generating strong fumes cannot be accommodated.