May Open Studios 2017

May Open Studios 2017

FINANCIAL AID & FELLOWSHIPS

The full-price residency fee for the Studios at MASS MoCA is $650/week, but many participants are offered both merit- and need-based financial aid. In addition, we now offer a limited, but expanding, number of full-ride fellowships in specific donor-identified categories.

Unless you qualify for one of the fellowship categories below, you will be asked to pay at least some portion of your residency fees. Your financial aid package will be sent to you along with your award letter.

Spring / Summer 2020 Fellowship Opportunities


Puerto Rico Artist Fellowship (all disciplines)

What began in 2018 as emergency support for artists affected by Hurricane Maria now continues into its third year with general support for Puerto Rico artists in what continues to be a tumultuous time. This fellowship provides a fully subsidized, 4-week residency + $1,200 travel & food stipend and is open to any artist currently living in Puerto Rico. This fellowship opportunity will have a separate application form and a later deadline. Check back for more details. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PR FELLOWSHIP.

University of Arkansas Fellowship (visual artists)

Funded by the University of Arkansas, this fellowship shall be awarded to 1 qualifying UARK M.F.A. candidate in any visual arts discipline with an expected graduation date of 2020 or later. The fellowship funds all residency fees for up to four weeks in residence. This fellowship will be awarded through the regular Spring/Summer 2020 residency application process. On your application, be sure to select the appropriate box under financial aid to be considered for this fellowship. All applicants must first be accepted through the regular jurying process in order to receive this fellowship.

MassArt Fellowship (visual arts)

Funded by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, this fellowship shall be awarded to 2 qualifying MassArt M.F.A. students or recent alumni from any MassArt department with a graduation year between 2017 - 2020. The fellowship funds all residency fees for up to four weeks in residence. This fellowship will be awarded through the regular Spring/Summer 2020 residency application process. On your application, be sure to select the appropriate box under financial aid to be considered for this fellowship. All applicants must first be accepted through the regular jurying process in order to receive this fellowship.

PAFA Fellowship (visual arts)

Funded by the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), this fellowship shall be awarded to 1 qualifying PAFA M.F.A. student or recent alumni from any department with a graduation year between 2019 - 2021. The fellowship funds all residency fees for up to two weeks in residence from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. This fellowship may be awarded through the regular Spring/Summer 2020 residency application process. On your application, be sure to select the appropriate box under financial aid to be considered for this fellowship. All applicants must first be accepted through the regular jurying process in order to receive this fellowship.

UMich - Stamps Fellowship (visual arts)

Funded by the University of Michigan’s Stamps School fo Art and Design, this fellowship shall be awarded to all qualifying Stamps M.F.A. student or recent alumni from any department with a graduation year between 2015 - 2021. The fellowship funds all residency fees for up to five weeks in residence. This fellowship will be awarded through the regular Spring/Summer 2020 residency application process. On your application, be sure to select the appropriate box under financial aid to be considered for this fellowship. All applicants must first be accepted through the regular jurying process in order to receive this fellowship.

Virginia Commonwealth University Fellowship (visual arts)

Funded by the Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, this fellowship shall be awarded to one qualifying M.F.A. student. More eligibility details will be forthcoming. The fellowship funds all residency fees for up to four weeks in residence. This fellowship will be awarded through the regular Spring/Summer 2020 residency application process. On your application, be sure to select the appropriate box under financial aid to be considered for this fellowship. All applicants must first be accepted through the regular jurying process in order to receive this fellowship.

Corcoran School of the Arts & Design Fellowship (visual arts)

Funded by the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, this fellowship shall be awarded to one qualifying M.F.A. student in any Corcoran program. More eligibility details will be forthcoming. The fellowship funds all residency fees for up to four weeks in residence. This fellowship will be awarded through the regular Spring/Summer 2020 residency application process. On your application, be sure to select the appropriate box under financial aid to be considered for this fellowship. All applicants must first be accepted through the regular jurying process in order to receive this fellowship.

Maryland Institute College of Art Fellowship

This fellowship has not yet been re-committed for the 2020 residency season. Check back later for more information.

Boston University Fellowship

This fellowship has not yet been re-committed for the 2020 residency season. Check back later for more information.

If you are interested in sponsoring a residency fellowship at the Studios at MASS MoCA, contact Molly Rideout at mrideout@massmoca.org.