The 2023/2024 AIR program discipline is PAINTING/DRAWING.

DEADLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2023 at Midnight EST

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The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists-in-Residence program (AIR) is an education-based residency that allows one to two emerging artists to live, work, and teach on the Munson-Williams and PrattMWP College of Art & Design campus in Utica, New York for one academic year.

The AIR program is designed for emerging artists or recent visual arts MFA graduates interested in working in art education in community arts and college curricula while receiving support to develop a vibrant, self-directed studio practice. A successful AIR applicant works in PAINTING and/or DRAWING within the traditional and/or expanded field. A mastery of 2D foundation principles is desired.

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

THE RESIDENCY:

  • A successful AIR applicant works in PAINTING and/or DRAWING within the traditional and/or expanded field. A mastery of 2D foundation principles is desired.
  • Residency is nine months, August 14, 2023 through May 14, 2024.
  • Call for artists rotates through disciplines each academic year.
  • One artist is in residence for the 2023/24 academic year.
  • Artists receive two stipend payments of $1,250, one in September and one in January for a total of $2,500.
  • Residency includes paid fall and spring semester non-credit teaching opportunities in the Community Arts Education program; and  paidPrattMWP College of Art and Design teaching opportunities** (Courses may include the following areas: 2D Foundations, Drawing, Painting, or Illustration.)
  • Residency includes a fall artist talk, winter open studio, spring Museum of Art solo exhibition, and promotion for these events.
  • Artists have access to a private studio with 24/7 access.
  • Artist is provided with a furnished private apartment in the heart of the Munson-Williams campus.
  • Residency includes a dining hall meal plan. (19 meals per week while college program is in session)
  • Questions? Contact ataylor@mwpai.edu

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

The residency suits self-directed, motivated, and education- oriented artists that have an energetic willingness to make artwork and participate in campus and community life with genuine interest in gaining educational experience.

  • Develop own artwork and studio practice.
  • Work with the Community Arts Education and Residency Director prior to arriving to develop non-credit community drawing or painting classes to teach each semester for adults or teens.
  • 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.
  • Work with PrattMWP College Faculty and undergraduate student body with the potential to teach a credit course**
  • Present a lecture of current work, open studio, and solo exhibition of new work during residency.
  • Artists are responsible for bringing all specialty equipment, tools, and supplies used in their daily studio practice (including personal computers) to the residency. If an applicant has a special interest in facilities outside of the specific discipline, please indicate in the application form.
  • The Artist-in-Residence should 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.
  • Artist is responsible for transportation to and during residency and any additional costs of living.

**PrattMWP credit course teaching opportunities are contingent on college enrollment, AIR experience, and are assigned at the discretion of the Chair and Dean.

STUDIO DETAILS:

Studios are provided to resident artists. The artist-in-residence receives a private studio space on the second floor of the ceramics studio building along with other faculty and has 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 other campus facilities HERE.

HOUSING + MEALS:

A private second-floor apartment is provided. The furnished, two-bedroom apartment includes living area, kitchen, and closets and is in the heart of the Munson-Williams and PrattMWP campus. 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. However, artist partners or collaborators will be considered if all parties apply individually. Please clearly note any collaborators within the application writing portions. The program and studios are intended for the artists awarded and selected by the jury.

A Dining Hall meal plan is also provided and includes 19 meals a week when college is in session.

STIPENDS + PAY (USD):

AIR receive two guaranteed stipend payments of $1,250, one in September and one 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 $500 in travel to the residency, $600 in support for the spring exhibition, and up to $500 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 $300 per event.

Munson-Williams provides a private apartment and utilities, a studio, and a meal plan that covers 19 meals a week during PrattMWP college semesters. Munson-Williams is not responsible for arranging artist transportation to and during residency or additional costs of living.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

The 2022/23 AIR program discipline is PAINTING/DRAWING. A successful AIR applicant works in PAINTING and/or DRAWING within the traditional and/or expanded field. A mastery of 2D foundation principles is desired. 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 .

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 reviewed by a staff and faculty committee based on the visual quality of artwork, 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 AIR Selection Committee which includes the School of Art and Museum of Art Faculty and Staff. Up to 10 finalists are chosen and all applicants are notified via email of their status.

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

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

APPLICATION FEE and INSTRUCTIONS:

DEADLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2023 at Midnight EST

There is a non-refundable application fee of $10.  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.

Please email ataylor@mwpai.edu for application fee waiver consideration.

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

APPLICATION CHECKLIST:

Please prepare and submit the following:

1. Applicant Information

2. CV (pdf)

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

4. Artist Statement (250 Words)

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

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

7. Artist website (optional)

8. PAINTING/DRAWING Artwork Samples:

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

Note: Finalists may be asked for additional materials as a part of the review process.

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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.

About Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute:

Munson-Williams is a multicultural arts center with three main divisions: Museum of Art, School of Art and Performing Arts. Together, the programs of the three divisions make Munson-Williams the chief provider of cultural resources in the region. The Museum of Art is renowned for its art collection and Phillip Johnson-designed building. The School of Art offers the nationally accredited PrattMWP foundation program in its affiliation with Pratt Institute and a community arts education program offering art classes and workshops. The Performing Arts division offers a wide-ranging, year-round programming of artistically excellent and diverse performing arts and cinema presentations, as well as extensive educational activities.

PrattMWP College of Art and Design is an NASAD accredited foundation college art program, created through an affiliation between Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY, and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Students do their first two foundation years of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree here at our campus and then matriculate to the Brooklyn campus for completion. The campus houses approximately over 200 students  majoring in Fine Arts, Communications Design, Photography, and Art and Design Education. Visit the PrattMWP website for more information about the college.

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.

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Community Arts Education Instructor @ Munson-Williams

Job Description

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is continuously seeking applications for the instructor pool of 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 personal Artwork or Projects
  • (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.

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


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.


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

Munson-Williams is a community-centered, anti-racist organization where we foster diversity, equity, and inclusion through action. 

GALLERY SUBMISSION PROCESS

We are currently accepting proposals from artists working in all media.

Anticipated exhibition dates will be held in the months of November 2023, and February 2024.  Artists selected will receive a modest stipend, exhibition postcard, and a catered reception.  Accommodations will also be provided for up to 2 nights in a nearby hotel.

Selected artists will be expected to offer a gallery talk/and/or presentation to PrattMWP students and community members during the reception.  (Reception and artist talks may be moved to a virtual format if campus health/safety conditions change.) 

The gallery awards solo, as well as two-person exhibitions. We are open to artist collectives, funding provided for up to two members of the collective. See the Gallery Floor Plan here. 

LINKS:

PrattMWP Gallery >>

PrattMWP College of Art & Design >>

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute >>

Follow us on Instagram: @prattmwpcollege @munsonwilliams


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 (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.

ArtDeadline.Com 


The PrattMWP Gallery Committee is seeking submissions from PrattMWP Alumni for our upcoming biennial juried Alumni Exhibition. The exhibition will take place September 29 - October 27, 2023 in the PrattMWP Gallery. We welcome submissions from artists working in all media. Exhibition will be curated by the PrattMWP Gallery Committee and will feature 2 - 3 artists.

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

GALLERY SUBMISSION PROCESS

We are currently accepting proposals from artists working in all media. Exhibition  will be held on September 29 - October 27, 2023 in the PrattMWP Gallery.

Artists selected will receive a modest stipend, exhibition postcard, and a catered reception.  Accommodations will also be provided for up to 2 nights in a nearby hotel.

Selected alumni will be expected to offer a gallery talk/and/or presentation to PrattMWP students and community members during the reception. The reception is scheduled to take place during Family + Alumni Weekend 2023.  (Reception and artist talks may be moved to a virtual format if campus health/safety conditions change.)

The gallery awards solo, as well as two-person exhibitions. We are open to artist collectives, funding provided for up to two members of the collective. See the Gallery Floor Plan here.

LINKS:

PrattMWP Gallery >>

PrattMWP College of Art & Design >>

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute >>

Follow us on Instagram: @prattmwpcollege @munsonwilliams

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute