Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Artist Project

Deadline: January 13, 2012 (RECEIVE)

The Artist Project
Community Arts Initiative Program

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, MA

The Artist Project is a collaboration between an experienced artist, the Museum of Fine Arts, and eight after-school community organizations in the Boston area. The program is designed to engage children in the art-making process under the guidance of an artist. Drawing inspiration from the MFA’s collection, the selected artist will plan and lead an art project with children between the ages of six and twelve. The final product will be a collaborative work of art reflecting the voices and ideas of participating children, and will be exhibited in the MFA’s Community and SMFA gallery in the Linde Family Wing.

The MFA provides a stipend of $18,000 to the selected artist and a budget of $3,000 for materials. The lead artist will work with MFA staff and collections, as well as be recognized across all exhibition materials including postcards and the MFA website. The role of the lead artist is to guide the children and steer the work of art into its final exhibited shape.

Artists must be experienced in exhibiting and working with groups of children. Artists who work in any medium are eligible to apply.

Artists must submit a completed application form and support materials: (list truncated)

• Project Proposal
• Visual Rendering
• Project Timeline
• Artist’s Resume
• Artist’s Work
• Letter of Support

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Download Artist Application:

The Artist Project
Community Arts Initiative
Education Department
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115