As a program of MASS MoCA, Assets for Artists was founded on the belief that artists are key contributors to vibrant communities and thriving economies. Through our residency program, The Studios at MASS MoCA, we give visiting artists from around the world the time and space for their own creative development, be it in project execution, reflection, or to simply try something new. Through our workshops and capacity-building grants, we support artists in advancing the business and financial goals of their practice to help them sustain their best creative work for a lifetime. We’re especially committed to artists who live in or move to our hometown by providing individual grants and community-building initiatives through The North Adams Project.
Since 2008, we’ve served over 1,000 artists with professional development workshops and enrolled more than 400 artists in five northeastern states in our Capacity-Building (formerly Matched Savings) Grant Program. Together, our participating artists are creating $1,000,000+ in seed capital to invest in their creative futures. That’s a lot of love flowing back into the creative economy!
ARTIST RESIDENCY SUPPORT
When the Studios at MASS MoCA began in 2015, we had 8 studios and a great lunch menu. Now we’ve grown to 12 studios in two buildings on the MASS MoCA campus and have provided housing and studio space to 700 artists from 22 countries, including our special fellowships for artists living in Puerto Rico.
Get the Facts
The quick numbers on our artists served in all program locations:
Total Studio Days Provided to Artists in Residence
Total Hours of Workshops Provided to Artists
Total North Adams Artists Served
Total Grant Funds Earned by our Artists:
Number of Artists Served by Program
Data last updated: Sept 30, 2019