MFA Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts invites emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines to apply for the inaugural Art Practice Artist-in-Residence program. One artist will be selected to be the Artist-in-Residence for the duration of the Art Practice program’s summer semester. The residency period will be June 12 – August 4, 2017. The Artist-in-Residence will receive a studio, access to the facilities, including the Metal Shop, Wood Shop, Digital Sculpture Center, Digital Editing Lab, Fibers Lab, Ceramics Lab and Nature and Technology Lab, and a $2500 stipend. He or she is expected to engage with the SVA Art Practice community, participate in weekly group critiques, and develop a project with first-year MFA candidates in the program, which will culminate in a public presentation (exhibition, screening, performance, book launch, etc.)
- Deliver an artist talk at the School of Visual Arts
- Participate in weekly group critiques of Art Practice graduate students’ work
- Conceive of and carry out a project with first-year MFA candidates in the program, which will culminate in a public presentation of the work
- Dedicate at least 20 hours per week to work within their Art Practice studio and/or the related facilities
- An MFA or equivalent
- A significant exhibition record
- Proven ability to execute ideas to completion
- Experience in teaching or leading workshops is highly desirable
Applications for the AIR program should be submitted through SlideRoom and must include:
- 5 – 10 still images of recent work and/or 1 -2 video or audio files, up to 2 minutes in length
- An artist statement, contextualizing one’s work
- A project proposal, including a timeline and material and space requirements
- The names and contact information for 2 references
- The selected Artist-in-Residence will receive a stipend of $2500.00 to be paid over the course of the residency.
- Artists with a collaborative history may apply for the residency as a team, with the understanding that they would share a studio and the total stipend would be divided among them.
- Travel and housing costs are the responsibility of the artist.
- Currently, the residency is only open to artists with legal status to work in the United States.
- Alumni from the SVA MFA Art Practice program are ineligible to apply.
The deadline to apply is February 15, 2017.