The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute School of Art is seeking 7 qualified applicants working in different media for its NEW 12 month Artists-in-Residence program to begin Fall 2013. Arrival on campus is expected during the week of August 19, 2013. Artists must commit to the full 12 month residency program.
Objective: The objective of the Artists-in-Residence program is to provide additional expertise and experiences and awareness of new techniques and approaches to our students, faculty, staff and general public within our educational programs at MWPAI. MWPAI Artists-in-Residence will have the opportunity to work in a stimulating unique environment that consists of our Museum of Art, Performing Arts and School of Art. The MWPAI School of Art is comprised of two programs – PrattMWP college program and Community Arts Education program of art and dance. Artists-in-Residence must be willing to live and work as part of a close-knit community in this perfect opportunity for an early career artist. The Resident will have exceptional resources in which to hone their skills, develop new works, gain experience as a working artist or to pursue a teaching career, gain public exposure through PrattMWP and CAE events, help educate the public about the arts while making connections with the Utica community and have unique opportunities to interact with Museum professionals and visiting art professionals. The Artists-in-Residence will also have access for personal and professional research at our on-campus Art Library that hosts an impressive art reference collection of more than 26,000 titles.
Qualifications: MFA preferred with residencies available in the following studios: Ceramics, Communication Design, Dance (Costume Design), Jewelry/Metal Arts, Painting/Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture
Length of Residency: 12 months with opportunity for renewal of 2nd year depending upon individual faculty/departmental needs. Arrival on campus is expected the week of August 19, 2013.
Housing and Meals: On-site housing is provided and required with a simply furnished bedroom and communal living and kitchen areas. Meals will be provided during Fall and Spring semesters when PrattMWP student dining is offered. Housing is available for Artist only. No pets will be allowed in housing or studios. Artists will be charged a nominal $1,500 housing fee for the 12 month residency.
Studio Space and Access and Equipment: Artists will have ample access to studio space and available equipment in each area of discipline. Artists are responsible for cost of materials or equipment not available in studio. Sufficient storage space in the studio will be arranged with the faculty department head.
Residency Requirements: Resident Artists will be required to provide 20 hours per week of work, studio assistant/teaching assistant duties, studio management or classroom support in either (or both) the PrattMWP or Community Arts Education programs. Responsibilities will be arranged prior to residency start. Resident Artists will be required to present their work-in-progress once each week to PrattMWP students and provide a public open studio walk through once each month to the community, students, faculty and staff. Resident Artists will also be required to participate in a collaborative exhibition in May.
Teaching opportunities: May be available beginning in Spring 2014 in the community arts education program to teach classes or workshops. These teaching opportunities will provide experience and will be compensated as CAE Instructors at MWPAI. Resident Artists may not accept competing employment during residency.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (MWPAI) is a multicultural arts center comprised of Museum of Art, School of Art and Performing Arts. Together, the programs offered make MWPAI a chief provider of cultural resources in the Mohawk Valley region. The Museum of Art is renown for its art collection and Phillip Johnson designed building. The School of Art offers a large community arts education program in art and dance and the nationally accredited college art program affiliated with Pratt Institute of Art and Design (PrattMWP). PrattMWP is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Middle States Association, and New York State Education Department. PrattMWP students spend the first two years of their bachelor of fine arts degree program at our campus in Central New York before they complete their studies at Pratt’s main campus in Brooklyn. MWPAI’s Performing Arts offers a wide-ranging, year-round programming of over 150 artistically excellent and diverse arts and cinema presentations. MWPAI is located in the heart of New York State, foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and centrally located with easy travel to Cooperstown, Albany, Syracuse and a few hours from Boston, NYC, Lake Placid and Montreal. Please visit usonline
Application and Selection process
Application deadline has been EXTENDED until April 1, 2013 with notification to selected Artists mid-April. Interested applicants should provide the following in their application packet: Cover Letter, CV/Resume, Artist Statement, 15 to 20 digital images of recent work with corresponding image list, images of student work if available, list of 3 professional references and SASE for return of materials if appropriate may be sent to:
Ms. Janelle Roginski
Community Arts Education Coordinator
MWPAI School of Art
310 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502
315∙797∙0000 ext. 2304
Selected Artists-in-Residence will be required to successfully complete a post-offer criminal history background check before beginning residency.
For more information regarding the Artist-in-Residence program please contact Ms. Roginski.