The Artist Studios program at the Museum of Arts and Design is currently accepting applications for the MAD Fellowship, awarded to one artist for the six-month period spanning February 7 through August 31, 2019. All interested candidates must complete and submit this electronic application by Monday, October 15, 2018, at 11:59 pm. 


The Artist Studios at MAD

The Artist Studios program at the Museum of Arts and Design hosts artists and designers daily in a live studio environment, serving as both a platform for creativity and an innovative model of engagement. Within the “open studio” format, artists-in-residence welcome dialogue around concepts, materials, and processes, offering museumgoers the exciting chance to meet working artists while providing residents with the remarkable opportunity to actively participate in the public’s engagement with their work. Founded in 2008, the program has served over 150 artists and designers to date.

The Artist Studios host six daily residents and one full-time MAD Fellow. Each resident works seven hours a week on a designated day, while the MAD Fellow works 35–40 hours per week. Fifteen of these hours are expected to be open hours, during which the public is welcome to ask questions and engage with the artist as they work. 

MAD Fellows benefit from:

  • A stipend of $15,000
  • Opportunities to be featured in public programming at the Museum, including workshops and talks
  • Access to a dedicated studio space, featuring a variety of tools and equipment
  • Professional development opportunities and continued engagement through the community of Artist Studios program alumni
  • Access to MAD’s galleries, public programs, and exhibition openings 


Fellowship Eligibility

Applicants to the MAD Fellowship must be based in New York City, be thirty years or younger at the start of their fellowship, identify racially and/or culturally with a historically underrepresented community, and demonstrate the need for financial assistance to advance their artistic careers. 

Please note that the above restrictions only apply to candidates for the MAD Fellowship; they do NOT apply to candidates for the Artist Studios daily residencies. Apply to be a daily resident here.


Application Process

The Artist Studios program at the Museum of Arts and Design is accepting MAD Fellowship applications through Monday, October 15, 2018. Applications are being accepted for one six-month session: February 7 to August 31, 2019. 

All applicants must complete and submit this electronic application by Monday, October 15, 2018, at 11:59 PM EST.


Selection Process

Selection is conducted by a committee of Museum staff and outside professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design. Successful candidates possess a mature body of work that reveals a mastery of craft processes and demonstrates developed concepts and themes. Successful applicants will also display readiness to engage with and benefit from the open-studio format unique to the Museum of Arts and Design, as addressed in the applicant’s statement of intent. 

The Selection Committee highly suggests visiting the Artist Studios prior to applying in order to fully understand the studio space and public nature of the program. 


Notification Process

Initial notifications will be sent in early November 2018 indicating whether applicants have advanced to the finalist stage of consideration. Finalists will be invited to the Museum of Arts and Design for an in-person interview with members of the Education Department. Final determinations and offers will be made in early December 2018.


Additional Information

Visit our website for more information. Please contact our Coordinator of Public Programs, Marissa Passi, with additional questions at marissa.passi@madmuseum.org.


Funding Credits

The Artist Studios program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. Principal support for the MAD Fellowship program is provided by Marcia Docter. Additional funding is provided by The New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship Program.

The Artist Studios program at the Museum of Arts and Design is currently accepting applications for six daily residencies, awarded to six artists for the six-month period spanning February 7 through August 31, 2019. All interested candidates must complete and submit this electronic application by Monday, October 15, 2018, at 11:59 pm.


The Artist Studios at MAD

The Artist Studios program at the Museum of Arts and Design hosts artists and designers daily in a live studio environment, serving as both a platform for creativity and an innovative model of engagement. Within the “open studio” format, artists-in-residence welcome dialogue around concepts, materials, and processes, offering museumgoers the exciting chance to meet working artists while providing residents with the remarkable opportunity to actively participate in the public’s engagement with their work. Founded in 2008, the program has served over 150 artists and designers to date.

The Artist Studios host six daily residents and one full-time MAD Fellow. Each resident works seven hours a week on a designated day, while the MAD Fellow works 35–40 hours per week. 

Daily residents benefit from:

  • Daily honoraria of $125
  • Opportunities to be featured in public programming at the Museum, including workshops and talks
  • Access to a shared studio space, featuring a variety of tools and equipment
  • Professional development opportunities and continued engagement through the community of Artist Studios program alumni
  • Access to MAD’s galleries, public programs, and exhibition openings 

 
Application Process

The Artist Studios program at the Museum of Arts and Design is accepting applications through Monday, October 15, 2018. Applications are being accepted for one six-month session: February 7 to August 31, 2019. 

All applicants must complete and submit this electronic application by Monday, October 15, 2018, at 11:59 PM EST.


Selection Process

Selection is conducted by a committee of Museum staff and outside professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design. Successful candidates possess a mature body of work that reveals a mastery of craft processes and demonstrates developed concepts and themes. Successful applicants will also display readiness to engage with and benefit from the open-studio format unique to the Museum of Arts and Design, as addressed in the applicant’s statement of intent. 

The Selection Committee highly suggests visiting the Artist Studios prior to applying in order to fully understand the studio space and public nature of the program. 


Notification Process

Initial notifications will be sent in early November 2018 indicating whether applicants have advanced to the finalist stage of consideration. Finalists will be invited to the Museum of Arts and Design for an in-person interview with members of the Education Department. Final determinations and offers will be made in early December 2018.


Additional Information

Visit our website for more information. Please contact our Coordinator of Public Programs, Marissa Passi, with additional questions at marissa.passi@madmuseum.org.


Funding Credits

The Artist Studios program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. Principal support for the MAD Fellowship program is provided by Marcia Docter. Additional funding is provided by The New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship Program.

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