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Core Program: Artist and Critical Studies Residencies | The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Core Program awards postgraduate residencies to highly motivated,
exceptional visual artists and critical writers who have completed their
undergraduate or graduate training and are working to develop a sustainable
practice. Residents engage with a wide range of leading artists, critics,
curators, and art historians who are invited to meet individually with the
residents, lead seminars, and deliver public lectures. Fellows are expected
to be active in their own creative and/or critical practice, whatever form
that takes. Core fellows come together as a community of thinkers and makers
to engage in an ongoing dialog, the content of which is driven by
contemporary concerns, the interests and work of the fellows, and the Core
lecture series and visitors.

The residency term is nine months, from September to May, and fellows may
apply for a second term. Tuesday mornings are reserved for group discussions,
and public lectures take place on Thursday evenings. Each spring the program
mounts an exhibition of work produced during the current residency term,
accompanied by a publication featuring essays by the critical-studies
residents and documenting the work of all the residents. Critical studies
residents may apply for support for a curatorial project in their second
year.

Location

Houston, Texas: United States

Located in the heart of Houston's Museum District, the MFAH is a dynamic cultural complex comprising two gallery buildings, a sculpture garden, visitors center, library, movie theater, gift shop, café, two art schools, and two house museums.

Statistics

  • Residency Length: Nine months
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 7
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 7

Eligibility

  • Geography: Open to US artists
  • Application deadline: April 01

Facilities & Services

  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
  • Studios/special equipment: Book Arts, Ceramics / Pottery, Painting, Photography (digital), Photography (non-digital), Printmaking, Sculpture
  • Additional studio information: 
    Private studio provided.

Residency Fees

None.

Stipends / other support

Residents receive a $15,000 stipend, 24-hour access to a private studio or office, and borrowing privileges at the Museum’s Hirsch Library and Rice University’s Fondren Library.

Additional expectations / opportunities

Each spring the program mounts an exhibition of work produced during the current residency term, which is accompanied by a publication featuring essays by the critical-studies residents and documenting the work of all the residents.

Contact Information

4101 San Jacinto #209
Houston, Texas
United States