The 2022/23 discipline is CERAMICS/3D.

DEADLINE: TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022 at Midnight EST

The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence program (AIR) is an education-based residency which allows one emerging artist to live, work, and teach 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 interested in art education in  community arts and college curricula while receiving support to develop a vibrant, self-directed studio practice.

Programming includes presenting a lecture to art students and the public, teaching community arts education classes, holding a public open studio event, and designing and implementing accessible community projects on campus. Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, studio, and an exhibition in the Museum of Art.

THE RESIDENCY:

  • The 2022/23 call is for applicants in the discipline of CERAMICS/3D.
  • Residency is nine months, August 15, 2022 through May 15, 2023.
  • Call for artists rotates through disciplines each academic year.
  • One artist is in residence for the 2022/23 academic year.
  • Artists receive two stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500.
  • *Specific to Ceramics; Free firing and use of ceramics facilities. 
  • Fall and Winter session non-credit teaching opportunities in the Community Arts Education program; paid compensation as a Community Arts Education Instructor and subject to enrollment guidelines.
  • Fall artist talk, winter open studio, spring Museum of Art solo exhibition, and promotion for these events.
  • Work with the Museum Education Department to develop community programming.
  • Access to school facilities within discipline.
  • Second floor studio space in the Tracy Street Studio building.
  • Furnished private apartment in the heart of the MWPAI campus.
  • Dining Hall meal plan. (19 meals per week while college program is in session)
  • Questions? Contact ataylor@mwpai.edu

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop own artwork and self-directed studio practice in the provided studio space.
  • Participate in campus and community life with genuine interest in creative collaboration and education.
  • Work with the Community Arts Education and Residency Director along with the Ceramics Coordinator prior to arriving to develop non-credit community classes to teach each semester. (See Stipends and Pay)
  • Present a lecture of current work, open studio, and solo exhibition of new work during residency.
  • Work with the Museum Education Department to imagine, design, and plan art projects for three to four community Art Alive Family Days or similar programming. (See Stipends and Pay)
  • Work with PrattMWP College of Art & Design Faculty and undergraduate student body with the potential to teach credit courses, contingent on enrollment.
  • Collaborate on one to two community projects as representatives of the AIR program.
  • Artists must provide their own materials and specialized equipment for personal studio practice and are responsible for transportation to and during residency and any additional costs of living.

STIPENDS + PAY (USD):

AIR receive two guaranteed stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500 to help offset the costs of living and supplies.

AIR teaching non-credit classes and/or workshops in our Community Arts Education program will be paid compensation as a Community Arts Education Instructor. Classes are subject to enrollment guidelines which means they may be canceled if they do not reach minimum enrollment.  Opportunities to teach a credit bearing course in the PrattMWP program is dependent on enrollment. Details and pay discussed with finalists.

Munson-Williams provides up to $600 per artist of monetary support for the spring exhibition and up to $500 per artist towards shipping of artworks at the end of the residency.

Munson-Williams provides compensation for three to four Art Alive Family Day events and craft design at approx. $200 per event.

Munson-Williams provides a private apartment and utilities, a 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:

A private second floor apartment is provided to resident artists. Resident Artist inhabits a furnished two-bedroom apartment in the heart of the Munson-Williams and PrattMWP campus. Artists have a fully furnished lockable bedroom with closets, 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 families, spouses, or long term guests at this time. The program and studios are intended for the artists awarded and selected by the jury.

A Dining Hall meal plan is also provided to each resident. Bon Appétit offers 19 meals a week when college semesters are in session.

STUDIOS + FACILITIES:

Studios are provided to resident artists. A ceramics/3D AIR is provided with a private studio space on the second floor of the ceramics facilities with 24/7 access.

Artists are responsible for bringing all specialty equipment, tools, and supplies 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.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

The 2021/22 discipline is CERAMICS/3D.  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. Munson-Williams 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.

Munson-Williams 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 .

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Status:

All employees, including AIR, in every division must provide sufficient proof of full vaccination with an “authorized COVID-19 vaccine” to the Human Resources department. An “authorized COVID-19 vaccine” is an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Vaccines that are not authorized or approved by the FDA cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of this Policy.

SELECTION PROCESS:

Artists are selected based on the visual quality of artwork first, written proposals, trajectory of career, and potential to thrive living in Utica and working within the AIR program parameters. The selection process has three phases:

Phase 1: All applications and advisory committee recommendations are reviewed by the Munson-Williams Selection Committee which includes the School of Art and Museum of Art Faculty and Staff. Up to 10 finalists are chosen and all other applicants are notified via email.

Phase 2: The finalists are notified via email and Zoom interviews are scheduled for each candidate with the Munson-Williams Selection Committee.

Phase 3: Finalists will be interviewed again and/or invited to visit MWPAI before being offered residency. The review process can take up to three months from the deadline. All applicants will be notified by email. Please do not call the office for selection results.

APPLICATION FEES and INSTRUCTIONS:

There is a non-refundable application fee of $20.  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 a portion of travel. There is no fee for residency participation. DEADLINE: TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022 at Midnight EST

This is an entirely online application process. 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.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST:

DEADLINE: TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022 at Midnight EST

Please prepare and submit the following:

1. Artistic Discipline (CERAMICS/3D)

2. CV (pdf)

3. Three professional references and contact information (References will only be contacted following finalist interviews)

4. Artist Statement (250 Words)

5. Non-credit class teaching proposals (250 Words: one to three short descriptions of ideas. These are non-binding.)

6. Statement of Intent (250 Words: Why is this specific residency program a good fit for you)

7. Artist website (optional)

8. CERAMICS/3D Artwork Samples:

  • 15 images of recent artwork.
  • Preferred formats: JPG, TIFF. Resolution: 300DPI. File size: max 5MB.
  • Other accepted formats: GIF, MP4, AVI, MOV.
  • Stills of video work with a link to Vimeo is also acceptable for some time-based media.

About Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute:

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (Munson-Williams) is an internationally prominent fine arts center serving diverse audiences through three program divisions - Museum of Art, School of Art and Design, and Performing Arts. The Institute was founded in 1919 and provides some 600 events annually with more than 180,000 patrons enjoying the many exhibitions, performances, art classes, and family-oriented activities.

The Museum of Art is renowned for its art collection and Phillip Johnson designed building. Munson-Williams’ Performing Arts offers wide-ranging, year-round programming of artistically excellent and diverse arts and cinema presentations.

The School of Art and Design offers a large community arts education program in art 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 the New York State Education Department. PrattMWP students spend the first two years of their bachelor of fine arts degree program at our campus in Utica, New York before they complete their studies at Pratt's main campus in Brooklyn.

Munson-Williams 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 us at www.mwpai.org.

Munson-Williams is a community-centered, anti-racist organization where we foster diversity, equity, and inclusion through action. The Artist in Residence will model the values and culture of the organization to colleagues and the public by being welcoming, inclusive, and respectful and will value collaboration across the organization.


The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence Program is made possible with the generous support of Sunithi S. Bajekal.


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The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence Program is made possible with the generous support of Sunithi S. Bajekal

Community Arts Education Instructor @ Munson-Williams

Job Description

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is continuously seeking applications for potential part-time and one-time instructors to teach daytime and evening Studio Art classes and workshops. Specifically, artists who qualify to teach in the School of Art non-credit community arts education program for kids, teens, and adults.

Ongoing areas of specialization that will be considered include Drawing, Painting, Jewelry, Ceramics, Fashion, Sculpture, Fine Craft, Graphic Design, Digital Media, Animation, Illustration, Art Appreciation, Portfolio Development and more. Artists that focus on teaching specific age groups are also welcome.

All applications will be reviewed and retained for potential opportunities.

Preferred One or More Qualifications:

  • Professional practicing artist or designer
  • Arts Education Degree (K-12)
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts
  • Masters of Fine Arts or equivalent experience

Required Materials Submitted Online:

  • Contact Information
  • Brief Letter of Interest (450 Word Limit)
  • CV (PDF)
  • 10 Images of Artwork
  • (optional) 10 Images of Student Artwork
  • (optional) Artists Website

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • References only needed upon request.
  • Applications will only be accepted through our online application form (via Subbmitable.com).
  • Please do not email or mail any materials.
  • Questions? Please email hrjobs@mwpai.edu


About Us
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (Munson-Williams) is an internationally prominent fine arts center serving diverse audiences through three program divisions - Museum of Art, School of Art and Design, and Performing Arts. The Institute was founded in 1919 and provides some 600 events annually with more than 180,000 patrons enjoying the many exhibitions, performances, art classes, and family-oriented activities.

The Museum of Art is renowned for its art collection and Phillip Johnson designed building.  MWPAI’s Performing Arts offers wide-ranging, year-round programming of artistically excellent and diverse arts and cinema presentations.

The School of Art and Design offers a large community arts education program in art 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 the New York State Education Department. PrattMWP students spend the first two years of their bachelor of fine arts degree program at our campus in Utica, New York before they complete their studies at Pratt's main campus in Brooklyn.

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 us at www.mwpai.org.

Munson-Williams is a community-centered, anti-racist organization where we foster diversity, equity, and inclusion through action. The Community Arts Education Instructor will model the values and culture of the organization to colleagues and the public by being welcoming, inclusive, and respectful and will value collaboration across the organization.

PrattMWP College of Art & Design Adjunct Faculty 

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute seeks a dynamic and creative individuals to fill our PrattMWP College of Art & Design Adjunct studio and academic positions.

About Us:

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (Munson-Williams) is an internationally prominent fine arts center serving diverse audiences through three program divisions - Museum of Art, School of Art and Design and Performing Arts. The Institute was founded in 1919 and provides some 600 events annually with more than 180,000 patrons enjoying the many exhibitions, performances, art classes and family-oriented activities.

The Museum of Art is renowned for its art collection and Phillip Johnson designed building. The School of Art and Design offers a large community arts education program in art 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 Utica, 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 artistically excellent and divers 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 us at www.mwpai.org.

Munson-Williams is a community-centered, anti-racist organization where we foster diversity, equity, and inclusion through action. The PrattMWP Adjunct Faculty will model the values and culture of the organization to colleagues and the public by being welcoming, inclusive, and respectful and will value collaboration across the organization.

Areas of specialization:

· Studio courses include the areas of 2D Design, Drawing, Graphic Design, Digital Media, and Animation.

· Academic areas of focus needed are English and Social Sciences.

Education and Experience:

Individual interested in being considered for part-time, adjunct teaching positions should have the following required qualifications:

● Master's Degree or equivalent required

● Practicing artist or designer as appropriate to field (studio classes)

● Previous teaching experience required

● Evidence of the ability to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications: Terminal Degree - MFA

Required application materials:

● CV

● Teaching Philosophy

● 20 images of person work

● 20 images of student work

● 3 names and contact information of references

Special Instructions to Applicants:

● Applications will only be accepted through our online application form (via Subbmitable.com) and may be uploaded to

https://mwpai.submittable.com/submit/178974/prattmwp-assistant-professor-communication-design

● References only needed upon request.

● Please do not email or mail application materials

● Questions? Please email hrjobs@mwpai.edu

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute