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The Studios at MASS MoCA’s Puerto Rico Artist Fellowship Program is a unique program that offers support and access to Puerto Rican artists in the wake of Hurricane Maria and in what continues to be a tumultuous time. The Fellowship provides a fully subsidized residency at MASS MoCA, travel and food stipends, and numerous networking opportunities around Massachusetts and New York.
The Studios is MASS MoCA’s artist and writers residency program situated within the museum’s factory campus and surrounded by the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. Operated by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, the residency runs year-round and hosts up to 10 artists at a time.
We now welcome applications from artists who EITHER currently live in Puerto Rico OR who formerly lived on the island, but have had to leave since Hurricane Maria.
The artists selected receive:
- $800 travel stipend + $100 week food/materials stipend.
- Private, furnished studio space at MASS MoCA, available 24/7.
- Housing (private bedroom/queen bed, shared kitchen, and bath) in newly renovated apartments directly across the street from the museum.
- One communal meal per day in the company of fellow artists-in-residence.
- An optional studios visit with a MASS MoCA curator.
- 1 year access to our Assets for Artists Business Webinars after your arrival.
- 3 months of MASS MoCA member benefits, including free access to the museum’s galleries, and discounts on performing arts events and museum store purchases, plus additional access to The Clark while in residence.
Learn more about the fellowship, explore previous fellows, and apply at: https://www.assetsforartists.org/puerto-rico
Residency Experience Summary
January 8 deadline for residencies between: July 1 - December 31
July 8 deadline for residencies between Jan 1- June 30
Most people apply through our general application, which is typically for residencies 3-9 months out from the award date. In our regular application, you can opt to be considered for financial aid or one of our fully funded fellowships. Because our regular application includes financial aid, it is our more competitive option. Artists requesting financial aid typically pay between $0 - $450/wk depending on their needs.
Need more time to plan? Our "Early Application" is for artists who could benefit from additional lead time to plan their stay (9 months - 15 months) and to apply for outside funding from sources such as their university or international or regional arts councils. Accepted Early Application residents will have first pick of our calendar. Artists applying with the Early Application will NOT be considered for MASS MoCA's financial aid budget OR fellowships, so you should only use this particular application if you are planning to fully fund your stay through outside grants or personal funds at our already subsidized rate of $650 per week.
Click on the link below to find more information and to view the application.
The already subsidized, standard artist residency fee is $650/week (it’s $750/wk of actual costs), but every artist applying through our regular application can be considered for both partial need-based financial aid, so don’t let that number deter you! Simply fill out the quick financial questions at the bottom of your application, and your financial aid package will be sent to you along with your award letter. Unless you receive one of our full-ride fellowships (see below), you will be asked to pay at least some portion of your residency fees.
$800 travel stipend + $100 week food/materials stipend.