Photograph by Dylan McLaughlin
The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency Program
Since October 2015, The Studios at MASS MoCA have hosted over 500 artists and writers for residencies of up to 10 weeks.
We are currently accepting applications for our 2019 spring/summer season.
The application deadline is January 7, 2019, at 5:00 PM EST
(There is also a separate application specifically for artists in Puerto Rico. That deadline is Thursday, January 10, 5:00pm. If you’re an artist living in Puerto Rico, click here to apply for a free 4-week residency, with additional assistance for travel costs and meals, thanks to generous support from the Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation.)
We provide self-directed residencies of up to 10 weeks for artists and writers. Read below to learn more.
Selected artists receive:
Private, furnished studio space at MASS MoCA, available 24/7
Housing (private bedroom/queen bed, shared kitchen, and bath) in newly renovated apartments directly across the street from the museum
One communal meal per day in the company of fellow 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
Optional one-on-one artist-focused financial and business counseling through the Assets for Artists program.
The full-price residency fee is $650/week, but many participants are offered both merit- and need-based financial aid.
For more details on our housing and studios, visit our FAQs.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want a week-long residency-like experience at MASS MoCA, but with a great instructor to help you reach new heights, and without the angst of a highly competitive application process for a self-directed residency, check out our workshop-in-residence opportunities. They come with all of the benefits of a private 24/7 studio space, private bedroom, and open access to MASS MoCA's galleries, with the added benefit of a workshop-style framework and guidance from professionals in the field. Learn more.
Here’s what artists are saying about their residency experience in the Studios:
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