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. Artists of any nationality can apply for stays of 2-8 weeks.
We offer great studio space and housing (private rooms in shared apartments), one group meal per day, member-access to MASS MoCA's galleries, and access to professional development webinars though our "Assets for Artists" program.
General applications due July 8, 2022 for residencies Jan 1 - June 30, 2023
Early applications due July 8, 2022 for residencies July 1 - Dec 31, 2023
Explore this season's fully funded fellowships at: https://www.assetsforartists.org/financial-aid
Residency Experience Summary
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR APPLICATION PROCESS HERE
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 $850/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.
In addition, we now offer a limited, but expanding, number of full-ride fellowships, often in specific donor-identified categories. Certain fellowships may come with additional travel/material stipends. Our fellowship opportunities change every season, so check back regularly, or join our mailing list to keep updated on what funding opportunities we are offering this year.
Examples of fellowships include:
PUERTO RICO FELLOWSHIPS
FELLOWSHIPS FOR BLACK & INDIGENOUS ARTISTS/WRITERS
OREGON VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP
UNIVERSITY M.F.A. FELLOWSHIPS