The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

MASS MoCA Residency Fellowships for MA Artists

Applications are now open for The Studios at MASS MoCA's Winter/Spring 2022 residency season.
Join the 700+ artists who have enjoyed an artist residency of up to 8 weeks on MASS MoCA's historic mill campus in the Berkshire Mountains. Run by Assets for Artists (the artist-development arm of MASS MoCA), residencies will be scheduled from January - April, 2022, for the Winter/Spring season.

Selected artists receive:
Private, furnished studio space at MASS MoCA, available 24/7
Housing in newly renovated apartments directly across the street from the museum.
One communal meal per day in the company of fellow artists-in-residence.
MASS MoCA member benefits for the duration of the residency, including free access to the museum’s galleries, The Clark, and discounts on performing arts events and museum store purchases.
Optional artist-focused financial and business coaching with the Assets for Artists staff.

Application deadline July 8, 2021

FEBRUARY 2 - MARCH 1, 2022

Eligibility: Open to artists of any discipline who currently reside in the state of Massachusetts. Selection will be made based on financial need and readiness to participant in the community building components of the program.

A fully funded, 4-week residency focused on building a strong cohort of Massachusetts artists of all disciplines from across the Commonwealth. Residents will have opportunities to take part in group events, field trips, and other collectively determined activities. At least 12 fellowships will be awarded. The residency will occur: February 2 – March 1, 2022. These dates are not flexible, so you must be available for most of the full 4-week residency to be awarded this fellowship. Partial residencies of the first two weeks or last two weeks may be awarded if requested. To apply, simply select the appropriate box on the fellowships question of the Winter/Spring 2022 residency application. There is no separate application for this opportunity. Be sure to also indicate whether you would like to be considered for a regular residency at the Studios at MASS MoCA, if you are not awarded this special fellowship residency. All applicants must first be accepted through the regular jurying process to receive this fellowship.


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