Monday, December 01, 2008

The Studio Museum in Harlem Artist-in-Residence Program 2009-2010

Deadline: APRIL 1, 2009 (POSTMARK)

Artist-in-Residence Program 2009-2010

The Studio Museum in Harlem
New York, New YorK

The Studio Museum in Harlem is dedicated to advancing the work of visual artists of African and Latino descent through its Artist in Residence program, exhibitions, education and public programming, and to the presentation of work that has been inspired by African cultures worldwide. The Studio Museum in Harlem seeks to make the museum experience concrete and personal for each visitor by providing a context within which they can address the contemporary and historical issues presented by African American visual, literary and performing artists. The Studio Museum provides a unique resource for its local, national and international visitors in its permanent collection, archive and research facilities and museum store whose merchandise complements the Studio Museum’s core mission.

The Museum offers a 12-month studio residency for three emerging artists. Each artist is granted a free, non-living studio space, a $20,000 fellowship, and a $1,000 material stipend. The program is designed to serve emerging artists of African and Latino descent locally, nationally and internationally. Artists’ media may include sculpture, painting, printmaking, digital art, mixed media, photography, and film and video. Artists will have access to the Museum’s studios on a daily basis and will be expected to work in the studio a minimum of twenty business hours per week.

Toward the end of the residency, an exhibition of the artist’s work will be presented in the Museum’s galleries. Resident artists will conduct two workshops or presentations during the year and occasionally meet with museum visitors. Artists are also expected to participate in several of the Museum’s public programs. The Artist-in-Residence program begins in early October and concludes in late September of the following year. The studios are located on the Museum’s premises. The participating artists have access to their studios seven days a week.

Artists are selected by a panel of individuals active in the field of visual culture. The panel consists of two Museum senior staff members, one former artist in residence and three participants who are artists, critics, or museum/independent curators. The selection of artists is based on artistic quality and the ability to work productively within the program.

Applicant must be a professional artist. High school, college or graduate students will not be considered.

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Artist-in-Residence Program
The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street
New York, New York 10027