The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG) is accepting applications for its newly created Artist-In-Residence program. In its first year, one visual artist will be selected to spend a 9-month residency working with the museum to create new works which will be showcased in an exhibition at the museum. The artist will also plan and participate in at least one community engagement event at the museum. A stipend of $14,000 will be paid to the selected artist that will be used for supplies, materials, research, design and other activities or items necessary to create new works during the residency. The artist cannot work on art that has already been started or exhibit artwork that has been completed and/or already presented in a public show. Applications will be reviewed by a panel who will select the individual for the position. The program is designed to give support, opportunity and exposure to Black artists working in Minnesota to create new works exploring Black history, art and culture. Funding for the Artist-In-Residence program is provided by a grant from the Transformative Black-Led Movement Fund by Nexus Community Partners and Black Visions Collective, a donation from the Eulysses and Janet Aiken Fund (Ta-coumba Aiken), and a donation from Seitu Jones.
Eligibility: The program is open to artists at all stages of their career including new, emerging and experienced. The position is for visual artists in any of the mediums of painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, or drawing. The applicant must live in Minnesota. No housing is provided with this residency. There is no educational requirement.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit the following: (1) a resume; (2) one letter of recommendation; (3) a one-page project proposal stating their idea for an exhibition and/or artworks to be created during the residency; and (4) no more than three images of previous existing work. Please consolidate all application materials into a single PDF file that is labeled with your first and last name. Failure to submit all required materials will disqualify your application and it will not be considered. Please email your complete application to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: January 23, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.
Residency Dates: March 2021 to December 2021.