Sunday, December 21, 2014

Museum of Arts and Design: The Artist Studio Request for Proposals

Deadline: January 30, 2015 {ONLINE}

Request for Proposals
The Artist Studio
Museum of Arts and Design

New York, NY
June 1 - October 4, 2015

The Museum of Arts and Design celebrates all facets of making and the creative process by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies. Through a rotation of makers working across disciplines in the Artist Studios, the museum fosters an open dialogue between maker and museum visitor, creating opportunities for audiences of all backgrounds to strengthen and enrich their personal connection to the processes and techniques of contemporary creativity. This program aspires to provide learning, dialogue and participation for the museum visitor while providing a platform for emerging and mid-career artists.

The Artist Studios are open for the public to interact informally with the working artist during regular museum hours. Applicants are highly encouraged to visit the Artist Studios at MAD to fully understand the program’s emphasis on visitor engagement. Artists should submit materials through the online application process.

The positions are paid, temporary adjunct and part-time. This program will run for approximately 4 months; each maker will work one regularly scheduled day/week, with some additional evening shifts on Thursdays and Fridays.

Artist Studios Guidelines

This program is ideal for makers who:
• Are emergent to mid-career artists
• Live in the New York area
• Work predominantly with three-dimensional materials and processes
• Want to develop their creative process of making by incorporating social engagement with the public
• Have an extensive background in education or teaching experience
• Are open to public interaction, have a friendly and welcoming demeanor, and enjoy talking to others about their creative process and finished works
• Are able to commit to one regularly scheduled day per week with additional Thursday and Friday evenings at their discretion, and to keep a punctual schedule

Benefits to artists include:
• Daily honorarium of $125
• Access to a rich network of local and national artists, arts professionals, curators, art educators and other museum staff
• Opportunities to collaborate with other artists
• Exposure opportunities and the opportunity to share work with a diverse audience
• Opportunity to create a new work that engages the public in the development of the project
• Getting feedback from the public on developing concepts and prototypes
• Teaching/educational experience
• Access to other opportunities at MAD (workshops, featured artist demonstrations, LOOT and more)
• Professional development via a series of monthly workshops, including documenting work, developing a CV or artist statement, and portfolio reviews

Download RFP: RFP_text_10.10.2014.pdf

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Apply online