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Application for Residency Sessions from January 1, 2023- May 30, 2023

For full details about the Studios at MASS MoCA, visit: www.massmoca.org/studios

MASS MoCA and its Assets for Artists program invites artists and writers to apply for residencies from 2 week to 8 weeks in length. Residents (10 per session) will receive:

  • Private, furnished studio space at MASS MoCA, available 24/7.
  • Housing (private bedroom/queen bed, shared kitchen, and bath) in newly renovated apartments directly across the street from the museum.
  • One communal meal per day in the company of fellow artists-in-residence.
  • A variety of professional development opportunities, including 1-year priority access to our Assets for Artists Career Development Workshops.
  • MASS MoCA member benefits for the duration of the residency, including free access to the museum’s galleries, The Clark Art Institute, and discounts on performing arts events and museum store purchases.
  • A studio visit with a MASS MoCA curator.


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 (nothing is sound-proofed, so power tools and loud music are discouraged). 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.

The already subsidized, standard residency fee is $650/week (it’s $850+/week of actual costs to operate the residency). However, every applicant in the regular application pool may opt to be considered for a full-ride fellowship or need-based financial aid to lower this fee even more. Visit our Financial Aid & Fellowships page to learn more about our funding opportunities.

IMPORTANT: Read how we are taking precautions against COVID-19 at the Studios at MASS MoCA residency.

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