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.
Applications are Open!
We are currently accepting applications for residencies in fall/winter 2020.
The deadline is July 8, 2019. CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION & more information.
Want to plan ahead? We are also accepting EARLY APPLICATIONS for spring/summer 2020. The early application deadline is July 10, 2019. This option is for artists who, if given additional lead time, are likely to secure residency funding from sources such as university professional development budgets, or international or regional arts councils. Artists applying with this application will NOT be considered for MASS MoCA's financial aid budget, so you should only use this particular application if you need the longer lead time to position yourself for other institutional support to fund the residency at our full rate of $650 per week. CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION & more information.
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.
Here’s what artists are saying about their residency experience in the Studios:
Meet Our Residents!
Are you currently an artist-in-residence with the Studios?
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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.
Former Studios at MASS MoCA Artists-in-Residents
Archive: Fall/Winter October 2015 - SEPTEMBER 2017
OCTOBER 2017 - MARCH 2018
Jae Na Kwon
Angela Pulido Zorro
APRIL 2018 - SEPTEMBER 2018
Hyun Jung Ahn
Johannes James Barfield
Alexandra Forsyth Martinez
Landon M. Perkins
Rogelio Baez Vega
OCTOBER 2018 – MARCH 2019
Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo
Adam David Brown
Matthew Alan Constant
Rachel Devorah Rome
Billy Dean Thomas
Chin Chih Yang
Ja Min Yie
APRIL 2019 - SEPTEMBER 2019
Amalia Galdona Broche
Vanessa Hernández Gracia
Maria de Los Angeles
Blanche Nettles Powers
Justin James Reed