OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS WORKING IN ALL MEDIA

Application is OPEN and the deadline is JANUARY 31ST, 2018

The PrattMWP College of Art & Design Gallery, now located in the renowned art museum, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, NY, awards exhibitions to emerging to mid-career artists working in a range of media. Throughout the year, the selected exhibitions support the PrattMWP College of Art & Design students and provide cultural enrichment to the surrounding community. Selected artists are also invited to give gallery talks to students and community members.

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Gallery Submissions Process 2018/2019 Academic Year

We are accepting proposals from artists working in all media, artists working sculpturally are encouraged to apply, though all media will be accepted. Anticipated exhibition dates will be held in the months of October, November, and Late-January to Early-February.  Artists selected will receive a stipend, meals during installation, exhibition postcard, and a catered reception.  Accommodations will also be provided for up to 2 days in a nearby hotel. 

Selected artists will be given the opportunity to offer a gallery talk/and/or presentation to PrattMWP students and community members during the reception.  The gallery awards solo, as well as two-person, and three-person exhibitions.  In your cover letter, please specify which you would prefer and which you would not be able to do.


  • PrattMWP College of Art and Design Gallery details and Floor Plan at:

https://www.mwpai.org/view/exhibitions/prattmwp-gallery-in-the-museum-of-art/485/prattmwp-gallery-in-the-museum-of-art


FEES:  Application is free.  Submission of applications are only accepted online through

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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.


SELECTION PROCESS:  A committee consisting of Full-time Faculty will review applications and select artists for the 2018/19 season. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work. Artists will be notified by March 15th.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: This is an entirely online application process. It is recommended that you prepare your answers offline and save them in a text or word document and copy and paste your answers into the application form so that you don't lose your work.


DEADLINE: January 31st, 2018

APPLY VIA SUBMITABLE: https://mwpai.submittable.com/submit/96259/prattmwp-college-of-art-design-gallery-open-call-2018-19


APPLICATION CHECKLIST

1. Primary Artistic Discipline

2. Cover Letter

3. Resume of recent work

4. Artist Statement (250 Words)

5. Artist website if available

6. 10 digital images labeled with: Title, year, medium, dimensions, as well as any additional info

  • 300 DPI JPEG or TIFF, minimum size 5 x 7 or similar (for video work see below)

  • Artist with video submissions: 3 links to video (5 minutes each max) and 5-10 digital images 300 DPI JPEG or TIFF, minimum size 5 x 7 or similar


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9-MONTH RESIDENCY UPSTATE NY | ANIMATION & PAINTING/DRAWING | DEADLINE MAR 5

Applications for the 2018/19 Artist in Residence program are now being accepted in ANIMATION or PAINTING/DRAWING. Applications may be submitted now through Monday, March 5, 2018, Midnight EST.

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. Programming 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 museum gallery exhibition.

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

  • Shared furnished two-bedroom apartment with shared living and kitchen for artists 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.

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.

  • IMPORTANT! Please review full AIR program details at www.mwpai.org/learn/artists-in-residence/

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.

STIPEND, PAY, + FEES

Residency application is free. Submission of applications are only accepted online through Submittable.com.  

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.

HOUSING + MEALS

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.

A Cafeteria meal plan is also provided to each resident. Bon App├ętit offers 19 meals a week when college semesters are in session.

STUDIOS + FACILITIES

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 breif overview of campus facilities HERE.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

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

SELECTION PROCESS

A panel consisting of the Dean, Full-time Faculty, Museum Ed 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, it will not be accepted in that format. 

DEADLINE: March 5, 2018

APPLICATION CHECKLIST:

1. Artistic Discipline (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: Images of artwork -  5 links to animations ( 0 - 3 minutes each max ) and 10 still images (Preferred format: JPG, TIFF. Resolution: 300DPI. File size: max 5MB.)

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

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