Monira Residencies, New Jersey



Monira Residencies, New Jersey

Jersey City, NJ, United States

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 500 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.



888 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306
United States

Year Founded
Residency Structure
Associated with a foundation
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (no housing)
Residency Length
1 year - 1 year
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Digital Media
Electronic Arts
Installation Arts
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Performance Art
Visual Arts
Country of Residence
Only open to artists based in country the program is located
Family Friendly
Stage of Career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Donate a work of art
Participate in public programming
How does your residency program support artists?
Unstructured time
Restricted funding
Access to studio space to create new work
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Additional Eligibility Information

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 5 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

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.


Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Full description of accessibility on campus
High contrast, clear way-finding and/or signage
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
ADA Compliant
Additional Accessibility Information

In Jersey City, the building we are located in, Mana Contemporary, has wheelchair ramps from the parking lot into the building. There are several elevators onsite and all hallways and doorways are ADA compliant. Ample signage is posted to make moving through the grounds as easy as possible. All restrooms are wheelchair accessible and located on all floors in the building. Guide animals are welcome and if assistance is needed to navigate the grounds we are happy to offer it.

For programming we are pleased to offer listening devices and sign language interpretation if requested. All requests should be made two weeks in advance of need (as best as possible). Large type programs are available on request for exhibitions and special programs.


Accessibility Contact Name
Anne Muntges
Accessibility Contact Email
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
Type of Housing
Accessible Housing
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Accessible Communal Spaces
ADA Compliant
Additional Meals Information
Computer/Internet Access
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Exhibition / Installation Space
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Studio Support/Tech
On-call Studio support provided