Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artist-in-Residence Program

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Location: Utica, New York

 

Mission:Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists-in-Residence Program 2017/18

Applications for the 2017/18 Artist-in-Residence program are now being accepted in PRINTMAKING and PAINTING/DRAWING.

Applications may be submitted now through March 1, 2017, Midnight EST.

The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute School of Art Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program consists of two emerging artists from different disciplines recruited via open call to live and work on the MWPAI/PrattMWP campus in Utica, NY for one academic year.

The AIR program is designed for emerging artists or recent MFA graduates in the visual arts. AIR’s interact with the creative community surrounding the art institute while developing a self-directed studio practice. This interaction includes lectures with PrattMWP undergraduate students and teaching experience within the School of Art’s non-credit program. AIR’s receive support for these endeavors by being provided with housing, studio, meals, exhibition and professional opportunities, and financial support. Residency artists are an energizing and crucial component of creative life on campus.

Disciplines rotate each academic year. An AIR could be accepted in two of the following media in future calls: Painting/Drawing, Ceramics, Jewelry/Metals, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Communications Design, and Video. Please check back each year.

MWPAI calls for two artists that would benefit from focused, self-directed studio time and an interest in teaching in the following areas, PRINTMAKING and PAINTING/DRAWING

About Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is an internationally prominent fine arts center serving diverse audiences through three program divisions – Museum of Art, Performing Arts, and PrattMWP College of Art & Design. The Institute was founded in 1919 and provides some 800 events annually with more than 180,000 patrons enjoying the many exhibitions, performances, art classes and family-oriented activities.

PrattMWP, an alliance between two renowned institutions, offers students a unique educational opportunity. PrattMWP is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Middle States Association, and New York State Education Department. PrattMWP students spend the first two years of the bachelor of fine arts degree program at our campus in central New York before they complete their studies at Pratt’s main campus in Brooklyn. PrattMWP maximum enrollment is approximately 200 students majoring in fine arts, communications design, photography, and art and design education. The School of Art also operates a vibrant community arts education program that attracts approximately 800 students of all ages enjoying non-credit classes in painting, drawing, pottery, jewelry, printmaking, sculpture, and more. The PrattMWP faculty is made up of active artists who inspire, as well as educate, their students. They teach, exhibit their work, and participate in campus and community programs and events. This diverse group of gifted educators brings a real-world perspective to the classroom while helping students to develop their talents.

The Institute’s campus includes 20 buildings on 10 acres of landscaped grounds in Utica, New York, conveniently located in the heart of New York’s Cultural Corridor in the historic Mohawk Valley, midway between Syracuse and Albany. Utica is less than one hour from the Adirondack Park, the nation’s largest state park, and home to the state’s famous “High Peaks” region. Among the facilities is the Studio Building, which includes seven art studios and an art gallery, and is bordered by an outdoor sculpture court. Complementing the Studio Building are five architecturally diverse buildings that have been restored to accommodate our students. Throughout the campus are exquisite examples of restored historic homes situated around the internationally renowned Museum of Art, designed by architectural legend Philip Johnson, and holding one of the world’s most prestigious art collections. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Cost: Residency and application are FREE.

Artist Responsibilities:

  • Develop own artwork and self-directed studio practice in the provided studio space.
  • Work with the Community Arts Ed Coordinator and department prior to arriving to develop non-credit classes and workshops to teach in your field.
  • Present a lecture of current work, open studio, and joint exhibition of new work during residency.
  • Three hours a week of community arts involvement at the institute or off campus.
  • Up to eight hours of weekly involvement with full-time PrattMWP faculty in your discipline.
  • Artists must provide own materials or specialized equipment for own studio practice.
  • Transportation to and during residency.
  • Artists must cover any additional costs of living.

 

Residency Fellowships and Stipends: Residency application is free. Submission of applications are only accepted online through https://mwpai.submittable.com/submit/71810.

Finalists may be invited for an onsite visit prior to accepting residency and may be compensated for travel. AIR receive two stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500. AIR teaching non-credit classes and/or workshops in our Community Arts Education program will be paid compensation as an Community Arts Education Instructor. Classes are subject to enrollment guidelines which means they may be canceled if they do not reach minimum enrollment. MWPAI provides housing and utilities, studio, and a meal plan that covers 19 meals a week during PrattMWP semester. MWPAI is not responsible for AIR transportation to and during residency or additional costs of living.

 

Application Fee: No application fee.

 

Number of Artists: Up to 2 at a time

 

Length of Stay: 9 months

 

Accommodations: Housing is provided to resident artists. Resident Artists will share a spacious, furnished two-bedroom apartment in the heart of the MWPAI campus. Each will have a fully furnished lockable bedroom and shared living area and kitchen. The apartment is equipped with some kitchen basics and wifi. Resident artists are responsible for their own laundry and should bring their own bed linens, blankets, and towels. The apartment is located on the second floor and is not handicapped accessible.

A Cafeteria meal plan is also provided to each resident. Bon Appétit offers 19 meals a week when college semesters are in session.

Studios are provided to resident artists. The Tracy Street Studios are located in a brick studio building on the southern end of campus. Each studio area is roughly 650 square feet and located on the second floor.

Artists are responsible for bringing specialty equipment or tools used in their daily studio practice (including computers) to the residency. If an applicant has a special interest in facilities outside of the specific discipline, please indicate in the application form.

Resident artists have access to facilities with prior consent of managing full-time faculty and must work around PrattMWP, community classes, and heavy traffic lab times. If an applicant has a special interest in facilities outside of their specific discipline, please indicate in the application form.

Full description of facilities here: http://www.mwpai.org/learn/artists-in-residence/facilities/

 

Demographic: The 2017/18 disciplines are Printmaking and Painting/Drawing. Applicants are MFA preferred. Applicants may not be enrolled in any degree program at time of residency. Disciplines rotate each academic year.

International artists, please take the following into consideration: International artists are responsible for obtaining a visa, as well as necessary documentation for travel and employment within the United States. MWPAI can provide formal letters of invitation and additional support information requested, however it is the artist’s responsibility to carry the burden of the visa acquisition process through the appropriate channels. Please consider the timeline for making such arrangements. Artists must be reasonably fluent in English.

MWPAI is a recognized program by International Arts & Artists, a non-profit organization that sponsors J-1 visas for international interns, trainees, and scholars participating in cultural exchanges with American arts institutions. More info at www.artsandartists.org

Mediums Accepted: Applications for the 2017/18 Artist-in-Residence program are now being accepted in PRINTMAKING and PAINTING/DRAWING.

MWPAI is calling for two artists that would benefit from focused studio time and an interest in teaching; Video Artists and Communications Design Artists (ie: Graphic Design, Illustration) working in a studio environment. Graphic artist applicants whose work experiments with or bridges design and fine art are encouraged.
Disciplines rotate each academic year. An artist-in-residence could be accepted in two of the following media in future calls: Painting/Drawing, Ceramics, Jewelry/Metals, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Communications Design, and Video. Please check back each year.

 

Benefits:

  • Residency is 9 months.
  • Two artists working in different media are in residence simultaneously.
  • Call for artists rotates through disciplines each academic year.
  • Artists receive two stipend payments of $1,250 in May and in January for a total of $2,500
  • Fall and Winter session non-credit teaching opportunities paid hourly rate. (22.50 per classroom hour)
  • Second floor studio space in the Tracy Street Studio building. Joint spring exhibition, artist talk, winter open studio and promotion for these events.
  • Furnished two-bedroom apartment with shared living and kitchen in the heart of the MWPAI campus.
  • Cafeteria meal plan. (19 meals per week while college program is in session)
  • Access to school facilities in your discipline.
  • Program details at http://www.mwpai.org/learn/artists-in-residence/
  • Questions? Contact atyalor@mwpai.edu

 

Deadline: March 1, 2017

 

SELECTION PROCESS:
A panel consisting of the Dean, Full-time Faculty, and Community Art Ed Coordinator will review applications and select artists for the 2017/18 season. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work and their potential for making the most of their time in the program. Finalists will be interviewed and/or invited to visit MWPAI before accepting residency. All applicants will be notified by email. Please do not call the office for selection results.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
This is an entirely online application process via Submittable.com. It is recommended that answers are prepared offline, saved in a text or word document, and copied/pasted into the application form so that work is not lost. Do not email or mail your application.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST
APPLY VIA SUBMITTABLE: https://mwpai.submittable.com/submit/71810
1. Artistic Discipline (Printmaking or Painting/Drawing )
2. CV (pdf)
3. Please list 3 professional references and contact information
4. Artist Statement (250 Words)
5. Class/workshop proposals (250 Words: 1 – 3 short descriptions of ideas. These are non-binding. )
6. Artist website
7. Images of artwork. 15 Samples (Preferred format: JPG, TIFF. Resolution: 300DPI. File size: max 5MB.)
8. Description of each image (60 Words: title, year, medium, dimensions, additional info)

 

ABOUT:
Link to program: http://www.mwpai.org/learn/artists-in-residence/

Examples of current non-credit course offerings can be found at http://www.mwpai.org/learn/community-arts-education/registration-2/

Our general website http://www.mwpai.org contains information on all programming divisions.

More info on PrattMWP college programming can be found at http://www.mwpai.edu .

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