Monira Foundations Artist in Residence Program supports established artists who work in any visual arts media for 1 year residencies. All applicants must be at least 21, American citizens or residents of the United States during the residency period, not be enrolled in a degree-granting program or other residencies at the time of their residency, and be able to demonstrate an understanding of our program. We encourage artists working in all visual media to apply.
Selected Artists will have access to a private studio that is about 550 square feet. Each space comes equipped with a sink and basic studio equipment like a work table and chairs. The spaces are adaptable to artists’ needs with multiple electrical outlets and internet access. There is also a shared kitchen space onsite.
In addition to much-needed physical space, residents will receive honorariums and visits from artists, curators, critics, and collectors at specific points during their residency.
Residency Experience Summary
In each application we ask you to provide an artist statement (150 words), tell us why are you interested in the Monira Residencies Program (250 words), and to submit 5 images of your work. It can be in any media, though note that our program best serves visual art practices. No composite images or files with multiple images will be accepted. Images and statements cannot have artist names or identification on them.Image Descriptions should include title, media, year, and description. Our aim is to keep this application equitable and heavily focused on the work submitted. Reviewers will not see applicant names during the process and only have access to the artist statement, the program statement and the portfolio.
Each application will also ask for general information and a recent resume for internal use only. Please make sure your Slideroom account is up to date when submitting as we rely on their system to communicate during this process.
The Monira Foundation will convene a panel of arts professionals from New Jersey and New York to select the 4 artists for the upcoming year. This panel will only be announced after the each cycle (8-10 weeks after the open call ends) and will change each year. For application questions please contact Anne Muntges at email@example.com
Jurors look for
1. Artistic Excellence, work that is compelling with a distinct voice and vision.
2. Evidence of Commitment, A history of active engagement in creating artwork and presenting it publicly
3. Impact: Will this residency help the artist further their practice and/or career.
4. Engagement: Will artist participating engage with the community at the Monira Foundation and the general public through studio visits and community programming.
The stipend is for the year. It is usually paid in 2 installments. 500 about a month after beginning and 500 with the completion of a public program (designed by the resident).