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One of two AIR Tracy Street Studios
AIR Eeva Siivonen (2016/17, Video) with her installation.
Open Studio event at AIR Tracy Street Studios with Ella Weber (2017/18 Printmaking)
AIR Brianna Miller (2016/17 Design/Illustration) talks about her work to PrattMWP students.
MWPAI's Museum of Art by Architect Phillip Johnson

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence Program

Applications for the 2018/19 Artist in Residence program are now being accepted in ANIMATICS/ANIMATION and PAINTING/DRAWING. The Munson-Williams- Proctor Arts Institute School of Art Artists-in Residence program (AIR) allows two emerging artists from different disciplines to live and work on the MWPAI and PrattMWP College of Art & Design campus in Utica, NY for one academic year.

The AIR program is designed for emerging artists or recent visual arts MFA graduates. Residency artists are an energizing and crucial component of the creative life on our campus. The artists interact with the local creative community while developing a self-directed studio practice. This includes presenting a lecture to PrattMWP students and the public and teaching a community arts education class while being involved in select MWPAI public programs.

Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, a studio and an exhibition opportunity.

MWPAI calls for two artists that would benefit from focused, self-directed studio time and an interest in teaching in the following areas, ANIMATICS/ANIMATION and PAINTING/DRAWING

THE RESIDENCY:
Residency is nine months.
August 20, 2018 through May 20, 2019.
+ Two artists working in different media are in residence simultaneously.
+ Call for artists rotates through disciplines each academic year.
+ Artists receive two stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500
+ Fall and Winter session non-credit teaching opportunities in the Community Arts Education program; paid compensation as an Community Arts Education Instructor and subject to enrollment guidelines.
+ Second floor studio space in the Tracy Street Studio building.
+ Joint fall artists talk, winter open studio, spring exhibition, and promotion for these events.
+ Furnished two-bedroom apartment with shared living and kitchen in the heart of the MWPAI campus.
+ Cafeteria meal plan. (19 meals per week while college program is in session)
+ Access to school facilities in your discipline.
+ Program details at www.mwpai.org/learn/artists-in-residence/
+ Questions? Contact ataylor@mwpai.edu

ARTIST RESPONSIBILITIES:
+ Develop own artwork and self-directed studio practice in the provided studio space.
+ Work with the Community Arts Ed Coordinator and department prior to arriving to develop non-credit classes and workshops to teach in your field.
+ Present a lecture of current work, open studio, and joint exhibition of new work during residency.
+ Three hours a week of community arts involvement at the institute or off campus.
+ Up to eight hours of weekly involvement with full-time PrattMWP faculty in your discipline.
+ Artists must provide own materials and specialized equipment for own studio practice.
+ Transportation to and during residency.
+ Artists must cover any additional costs of living.

Disciplines rotate each academic year. An AIR could be accepted in two of the following media in future calls: Painting/Drawing, Ceramics, Jewelry/Metals, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Communications Design, and Video. Please check back each year.

SELECTION PROCESS:
A panel consisting of the Dean, Full-time Faculty, Museum Education Director, and Community Art Ed Coordinator will review applications and select artists for the 2018/19 season. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work and their potential for making the most of their time in the program. Finalists will be interviewed and/or invited to visit MWPAI before being offered residency. All applicants will be notified by email. Please do not call the office for selection results.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
This is an entirely online application process via Submittable.com. It is recommended that answers are prepared offline, saved in a text or word document, and copied/pasted into the application form so that work is not lost. Do not email or mail your application.

DEADLINE: March 5, 2018

APPLICATION CHECKLIST
APPLY VIA SUBMITTABLE: https://mwpai.submittable.com/submit/102675

1. Artistic Discipline (Animatics/Animation or Painting/Drawing )

2. CV (pdf)

3. Please list 3 professional references and contact information

4. Artist Statement (250 Words)

5. Class/workshop proposals (250 Words: 1 - 3 short descriptions of ideas. These are non-binding. )

6. Artist website

7A. Painting/Drawing Applicants: Images of artwork - 15 Samples (Preferred format: JPG, TIFF. Resolution: 300DPI. File size: max 5MB.)

7B. Animation Applicants: At least 5 animation samples ( 0 - 3 minutes each max ) and 10 still images (Accepted formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, MP4, AVI, MOV, links. Resolution: 300DPI. File size: max 5MB.)

8. Description of each image (60 Words: title, year, medium, dimensions, additional info)

Location

Utica, New York: United States

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is an internationally prominent fine arts center serving diverse audiences through three program divisions – Museum of Art, Performing Arts, and PrattMWP College of Art & Design. The Institute was founded in 1919 and provides some 800 events annually with more than 180,000 patrons enjoying the many exhibitions, performances, art classes and family-oriented activities. PrattMWP, an alliance between two renowned institutions, offers students a unique educational opportunity. 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 the 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. PrattMWP maximum enrollment is approximately 200 students majoring in fine arts, communications design, photography, and art and design education. The School of Art also operates a vibrant community arts education program that attracts approximately 800 students of all ages enjoying non-credit classes in painting, drawing, pottery, jewelry, printmaking, sculpture, and more. The PrattMWP faculty is made up of active artists who inspire, as well as educate, their students. They teach, exhibit their work, and participate in campus and community programs and events. This diverse group of gifted educators brings a real-world perspective to the classroom while helping students to develop their talents. The Institute's campus includes 20 buildings on 10 acres of landscaped grounds in Utica, New York, conveniently located in the heart of New York's Cultural Corridor in the historic Mohawk Valley, midway between Syracuse and Albany. Utica is less than one hour from the Adirondack Park, the nation's largest state park, and home to the state's famous "High Peaks" region. Among the facilities is the Studio Building, which includes seven art studios and an art gallery, and is bordered by an outdoor sculpture court. Complementing the Studio Building are five architecturally diverse buildings that have been restored to accommodate our students. Throughout the campus are exquisite examples of restored historic homes situated around the internationally renowned Museum of Art, designed by architectural legend Philip Johnson, and holding one of the world's most prestigious art collections. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

Statistics

  • Residency Length: 9-months
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 2
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 2
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 91

Eligibility

  • Additional eligibility information: 

    The 2018/19 disciplines are Animation and Painting/Drawing. Applicants are MFA preferred. Applicants may not be enrolled in any degree program at time of residency. Disciplines rotate each academic year.

    International artists, please take the following into consideration: International artists are responsible for obtaining a visa, as well as necessary documentation for travel and employment within the United States. MWPAI can provide formal letters of invitation and additional support information requested, however it is the artist's responsibility to carry the burden of the visa acquisition process through the appropriate channels. Please consider the timeline for making such arrangements. Artists must be reasonably fluent in English.

    MWPAI is a recognized program by International Arts & Artists, a non-profit organization that sponsors J-1 visas for international interns, trainees, and scholars participating in cultural exchanges with American arts institutions. More info at www.artsandartists.org

  • Application deadline: March 05

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 
...I was the first resident in the painting and drawing department at PrattMWP. The yearlong program allowed me time to really focus on my work and develop my postgraduate work. The interaction with the faculty at Munson as well as my fellow residents and the residents at the nearby Sculpture Space were invaluable catalysts for my work.The program allowed me to teach alongside the instructors in the undergraduate program and to develop my own classes in the community program… Daria Souvorova, AIR Painting 2013/14
The Munson-Williams-Proctor Artists-in-residency program was a phenomenal and transitional experience for me. The studio arrangement, the space, and accessibility to raw materials provided everything I needed to create new work. The facilities also included gas and woodfired kilns, processes I don’t normally have access to. Moreover, my experience working with and teaching in the continuing arts program, and at times, students from [PrattMWP], was richly rewarding. I’ve met many wonderful students and the overall climate in the studio I found to be focused, extremely productive, and fun in the best sense. The school is nicely located in the heart of New York’s rural countryside upstate, and for me, coming from the urban jam of the New York Metropolitan area, was an inspiring and welcomed relief.
— Veronica Byun, AIR Ceramics 2013/14

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
    Housing is provided to resident artists. Resident Artists will share a spacious, furnished two-bedroom apartment in the heart of the MWPAI campus. Each will have a fully furnished lockable bedroom and shared living area and kitchen. The apartment is equipped with some kitchen basics and wifi. Resident artists are responsible for their own laundry and should bring their own queen-sized bed linens, bed pillows, blankets, and towels. Please Note: The apartment is located on the second floor and is not handicapped accessible. The AIR program is unable to accommodate for spouses, family, or long term guests at this time. The program and studios are intended for the artists awarded and selected by the jury.
  • Meals: All/most meals are provided by organization
    A Cafeteria meal plan is also provided to each resident. Bon Appétit offers 19 meals a week when college semesters are in session. More info on meals here >> https://www.mwpai.org/learn/about-artists-in-residence/housing-meals/
  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: no
  • Studios/special equipment: Ceramics / Pottery, Digital media, Exhibition / Installation, Film / Digital editing, Fine metals / Jewelry making, Painting, Photography (digital), Photography (non-digital), Printmaking
  • Additional studio information: 
    Studios are provided to resident artists. The Tracy Street Studios are located in a brick studio building on the southern end of campus. Each studio area is roughly 650 square feet and located on the second floor. Artists are responsible for bringing all specialty equipment or tools used in their daily studio practice (including computers) to the residency. If an applicant has a special interest in facilities outside of the specific discipline, please indicate in the application form. Please find a brief overview of campus facilities here>> https://www.mwpai.org/learn/about-artists-in-residence/facilities/ More info on studios here>> https://www.mwpai.org/learn/about-artists-in-residence/studios/

Residency Fees

Residency application is free. Submission of applications are only accepted online through https://mwpai.submittable.com/submit/102675

Stipends / other support

Finalists may be invited for an onsite visit prior to accepting residency and may be compensated for travel. AIR receive two stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500. AIR teaching non-credit classes and/or workshops in our Community Arts Education program will be paid compensation as an Community Arts Education Instructor. Classes are subject to enrollment guidelines which means they may be canceled if they do not reach minimum enrollment. MWPAI provides housing and utilities, studio, and a meal plan that covers 19 meals a week during PrattMWP semester. MWPAI is not responsible for AIR transportation to and during residency or additional costs of living. Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, a studio and an exhibition opportunity.

Additional expectations / opportunities

ARTIST RESPONSIBILITIES: + Develop own artwork and self-directed studio practice in the provided studio space. + Work with the Community Arts Ed Coordinator and department prior to arriving to develop non-credit classes and workshops to teach in your field. + Present a lecture of current work, open studio, and joint exhibition of new work during residency. + Three hours a week of community arts involvement at the institute or off campus. + Up to eight hours of weekly involvement with full-time PrattMWP faculty in your discipline. + Artists must provide own materials and specialized equipment for own studio practice. + Transportation to and during residency. + Artists must cover any additional costs of living.

Contact Information

310 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502
United States