MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program and the Studios at MASS MoCA give artists a range of support services, including residencies on the MASS MoCA campus, financial and business workshops, one-on-one coaching, and other professional development tools to help them achieve greater career success and financial independence.

Application for Residency Sessions from April 3, 2019 - October 8, 2019

Application Deadline: January 7, 2019 5:00pm. No application fee
MASS MoCA invites artists and writers to apply for residencies from 1 week to 8 weeks in length.


Residents (8 per session) will receive: 

  • A private studio in attractive space on MASS MoCA’s re-purposed mill campus, with generous natural light, 24-hour studio access, plywood floors, a work table and chair in each studio, and shared slop sinks and bathrooms. 
  • Housing across the street from the museum, in newly renovated apartments (private bedroom/Queen bed + shared kitchen and bath). These are lovely apartments, but note that it’s communal living (4 people to an apartment) in an active downtown location -- sensitive sleepers be advised.
  • One communal meal per day, in the company of other artists-in-residence.
  • MASS MoCA member benefits for the duration of the residency, including free access to the museum’s galleries and discounts on performing arts events and museum store purchases.
  • Optional one-on-one artist-focused financial and business coaching through the staff of MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program (www.assetsforartists.org), helping artists and writers in all disciplines strengthen the business side of their artistic practice.
     

Eligibility: We welcome applications from artists in all career stages, income levels, and disciplines (painters, sculptors, installation artists, fiber artists, printmakers, writers, performers, designers, photographers, filmmakers, etc.) whose practice allows them to work quietly (no power tools in the private studios, and no music out loud – headphones only). Groups/collectives may apply to work on joint projects. The studios have light-duty ventilation, so an art practice generating strong fumes cannot be accommodated.

Full Cost: $650/week

Financial Aid: All applicants will be considered for subsidies based on artistic merit, readiness to benefit from the residency, and financial need. 

Studios at MASS MoCA Residency Opportunity for Artists in Puerto Rico

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019, 5:00pm. No application fee. (We also welcome applications in Spanish, but it's a bit easier for us to review applications in English. To apply in Spanish, click HERE.)

The Studios at MASS MoCA invites artists in Puerto Rico to apply for 4-week residencies. We plan to select at least 4 artists from Puerto Rico. The normal residency fee will be waived, and additional support will be provided for travel and meals.

Participating artists will receive:

  • A private studio in attractive space on MASS MoCA’s re-purposed mill campus, with generous natural light, 24-hour studio access, a work table and chair in each studio, and shared slop sinks and bathrooms. 
  • Housing across the street from the museum, in nicely renovated apartments (private bedroom/Queen bed + shared kitchen and bath). These are lovely apartments, but note that it’s communal living (4 people to an apartment) in an active downtown location -- sensitive sleepers be advised.
  • $800 stipend to assist with airfare and ground transportation costs to/from MASS MoCA.
  • One communal meal per day, in the company of other artists-in-residence. 
  • A stipend of $100 per week to help pay for groceries and miscellaneous expenses.
  • MASS MoCA member benefits for the duration of the residency, including free access to the museum’s galleries and discounts on performing arts events and museum store purchases.
  • Optional one-on-one artist-focused financial and business coaching through the staff of MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program (www.assetsforartists.org), helping artists and writers in all disciplines strengthen the business side of their artistic practice.

Eligibility: We welcome applications from any artists whose primary residence is Puerto Rico. We encourage artists at all career stages, income levels, and disciplines (painters, sculptors, installation artists, writers, fiber artists, printmakers, performers, designers, photographers, filmmakers, etc.) to consider applying. Applicants must have an art practice that allows them to work quietly (no loud power tools may be used in the studios, and no music out loud – headphones only). The studios have light-duty ventilation, so an art practice generating strong fumes cannot be accommodated.

Fee: There is no fee to apply, and the normal $650/week full-price fee will be waived for the selected artists, and additional assistance will be provided for travel and meals.


2019 Residencia Artística para Artistas de Puerto Rico

Fecha de Entrega de Solicitud: 10 de enero de 2019, 5:00pm.  No hay costo para la solicitud.


Los Estudios en MASS MoCA proveen residencias artísticas en el campus de 16 acres del Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), el centro de arte contemporánea más grande de América, localizado en una ciudad pequeña en el oeste de Massachusetts.  Estamos encantados de invitar a artistas de Puerto Rico a solicitar para residencias artísticas que pueden durar hasta 4 semanas.  Planeamos seleccionar por lo menos 4 artistas de Puerto Rico.  El precio regular de la residencia se condonará, y se proveerá ayuda adicional para el viaje y comidas.

 Artistas participantes recibirán:

·       Un estudio privado en un espacio atractivo en el campus de MASS MoCA, una fábrica remodelada, con mucha luz natural, acceso al estudio de 24 horas, pisos de madera compresa, una mesa de trabajo y silla en cada estudio, y baños y fregaderos de trabajo compartidos.

·       Alojamiento en frente del museo en apartamentos recientemente remodelados (cuarto privado/ cama Queen con cocina y baño compartido). Estos son buenos apartamentos, pero por favor note que es vivienda comunal (4 personas por apartamento) en una localización central – personas con dificultades durmiendo por favor noten.

·       Un estipendio de $800 para ayudar con los costos de la tarifa aérea y del transporte terrestre desde / hacia MASS MoCA.

·       Una comida al día en grupo.

·       Un estipendio de $100 por semana para ayudar a pagar las comidas.

·       Beneficios de la membresía de MASS MoCA por la duración de la residencia, incluyendo acceso gratis a las galerías del museo y descuentos a los eventos de artes escénicas y compras en la tienda del museo.

·       Opción de una orientación privada de carrera y finanzas con el equipo de MASS MoCA, el cual ayuda a artistas a fortalecer sus prácticas profesionales.

 Elegibilidad: Damos la bienvenida a solicitudes de cualquier artista cuya residencia principal sea Puerto Rico. Animamos a los artistas en toda época de su carrera, cualquier nivel económico y disciplina (pintores, escultores, artistas de instalación, escritores, artistas en fibra, artistas de grabados, actores, diseñadores, fotógrafos, cinematógrafos, etc.) a considerar la solicitud. Los solicitantes deben tener una práctica artística que les permita trabajar calladamente (no se permite herramientas eléctricas ruidosas en los estudios ni música – audífonos solamente). Los estudios no tienen ventilación potente, así es que no se puede acomodar una práctica de arte que genere vapores fuertes.

Honorario: No se requiere honorario para solicitar, el honorario normal de la residencia de $650/semana se condonará para los artistas seleccionados y ayuda adicional se proveerá para transportación y comida.

Tengan un cuenta: Se nos hace más fácil recibir solicitudes en inglés, así es que, si se siente cómodo/a llenando la solicitud en inglés, por favor vaya a https://bit.ly/2TxCj31

 

Gracias.


MASS MoCA's Assets for Artists Program