The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG) is accepting applications for the 2023 MAAHMG Artist-In-Residence program. The program is open to visual artists. An artist will be selected for a 6-month residency to create new works which will be displayed in an exhibition at the museum. The artist will also plan and participate in a community engagement event at the museum. A stipend of $12,000 will be paid to the selected artist that will be used for supplies, materials, research, design, and other items necessary to create new works during the residency. The artist cannot use the residency to 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 underrepresented 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 McKnight Foundation.
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, drawing, filmmaking, video, and crafts. The applicant must live in Minnesota. Previous MAAHMG Artist-In-Residence are not eligible. No housing or studio is provided with this residency.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit the following: (1) a resume; (2) a one-page project proposal stating their idea for an exhibition and/or artworks to be created during the residency; and (3) 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 28, 2023. Late applications will not be considered.