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Artist Studios at MAD

The Artist Studios program hosts artists and designers daily in open studios. Artists-in-residence receive space and support to develop new work and expand their practice, while welcoming dialogue with the public about their processes, materials, and concepts.

Founded in 2008, the program has provided studio space and financial support to over 160 artists-in-residence working in a range of interdisciplinary media.

Program Structure
The Artist Studios program offers one full-time MAD Artist Fellowship and six daily residencies per six-month session (February—July, August—January).

The full-time MAD Artist Fellow receive a $15,000 stipend and dedicated studio space, in which they work forty hours each week (formatted as fifteen “open studio” hours and twenty-five “closed studio” hours). Fellows are provided with additional professional development opportunities and meet regularly with a mentor in their creative field. The MAD Artist Fellow also benefits from a culminating Fellow Focus exhibition in the 6th Floor Project Space.

The six daily residents are assigned one day to work each week (Tuesday—Sunday) throughout the duration of the six-month cycle, for which they receive access to shared studio space and a stipend of $125 per studio shift. Daily residents also have the option of working a selection of Thursday evenings.

Program Benefits
Artist Studios residents benefit from studio space and a stipend, as well as:

Professional development and studio visits with museum staff
Public programming opportunities
Interaction with Museum visitors, generating exposure and reaching new audiences
Continued engagement through the community of Artist Studios alumni
Access to the Museum galleries, public programs, and exhibition openings

Program Eligibility
There are no fees are restrictions to apply for the daily residencies.

Candidates for the MAD Artist Fellowship must:
Be residents of New York City
Be thirty years old, or younger, at the start of their fellowship
Identify racially and/or culturally with a historically underrepresented community
Demonstrate the need for financial assistance to advance their artistic careers

Program Requirements
Successful candidates possess a mature body of work that reveals a mastery of techniques and processes within a developed conceptual framework.

Successful applicants will also display readiness to engage with and benefit from the “open studios” format unique to the Museum of Arts and Design.

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