MASS MoCA: 2023 Residencies

Associated Residency Program

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

Deadline
Residency Length
2 weeks - 8 weeks
Languages
English
Spanish
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
10
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Fiction
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Performance Art
Music
Animation
Augmented Reality
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
Virtual Reality
Illustration
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Accessible Housing
Inaccessible
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Part Time
Printers + Scanner
Photo + Video Editing Suite
Easels
Printmaking Workspaces
Etching Press
Glass Inking Table
Drying Racks
Large Sinks
Textiles Workspace
Floor Looms
Fiber Arts Workspace
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Type of Housing
Private housing off campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR APPLICATION PROCESS HERE

REGULAR APPLICATION

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.

EARLY APPLICATION

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.
https://massmoca.org/studios/

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
150
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
1000
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
650
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

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.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

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:

GENERAL FELLOWSHIPS
PUERTO RICO FELLOWSHIPS
MASSACHUSETTS FELLOWSHIPS
FELLOWSHIPS FOR BLACK & INDIGENOUS ARTISTS/WRITERS
OREGON VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP
UNIVERSITY M.F.A. FELLOWSHIPS
 

 

Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application