Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The Artist Project, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Deadline: January 17, 2014 (POSTMARK)

The Artist Project
a Community Arts Initiative program
Museum of Fine Arts

Boston, MA

he Artist Project is a collaboration between an experienced artist, the Museum of Fine Arts, and ten 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 plans and leads an art project with children between the ages of six and twelve. The final product is a collaborative work of art reflecting the voices and ideas of participating children, and is exhibited in the Edward H. Linde Gallery in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA.

The MFA provides the selected artist with a stipend and a materials budget. The lead artist works with MFA staff and collections and is 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.

Judges review applications for:

The project inspires children and encourages parent, visitor, and community involvement.

The project draws from the MFA’s collections and reflects the artist’s style.

The project can be completed within the timeframe and materials budget provided.

The artist conveys a clear vision of how the final work of art will be exhibited within the gallery space.

The project allows for multiple participants and considers after-school variables such as children leaving a session early, arriving late, or only participating in one session.

Selection Process

Each year a different panel, typically composed of an MFA Curator, Art Educator, Artist, and a Community Art Director review applications and recommend three final candidates. The lead artist is then selected by the MFA Linde Family Head of Community and Studio Arts, the MFA Manager of Community Arts and other MFA staff members following interviews of the final candidates.

Download Application: http://www.mfa.org/sites/default/files/2014%20Call%20for%20Submissions%206.pdf

Visit website: http://www.mfa.org/programs/community-programs/community-arts-initiative/call-to-artists

For more information please e-mail Francisco Mendez-Diez, Manager of Community Arts: fmendez-diez@mfa.org

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