Founded 
1982
Duration 
1 to 2 years
Paid by host 

18,750 USD stipend, 24-hour access to a private studio or office, and borrowing privileges at the museum’s Hirsch Library and Rice University’s Fondren Library. Critical studies residents are also provided a networked computer and may submit a proposal to curate their own show at the MFAH or Glassell School of Art during their second year.

Paid by artist 

Accommodation: the School does not provide housing to Core Residents. Most Residents are able to secure reasonably priced housing within walking distance of the school.

Application guidelines 

Online application. Application fee (USD): $20.00.

Deadline 
01/04/2020

The Core Program

The Core Program

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Description 

The Core Program awards postgraduate residencies to highly motivated, exceptional visual artists and critical writers who have completed their undergraduate or graduate training and are working to develop a sustainable practice. Residents engage with a wide range of distinguished artists, critics, curators, and art historians who are invited to meet individually with the residents, lead seminars, and deliver public lectures. Core fellows participate in a yearlong seminar, the content of which is driven by contemporary concerns, the interests and work of the fellows, and the Core lecture series and visitors.

The residency term is from September to May, and fellows may apply for a second term. Each spring the program mounts an exhibition of work produced during the residency, which is accompanied by a publication to which the critical studies residents contribute texts based on their original research. Critical studies residents may apply for support for a curatorial project in their second year. Residents receive a 18,750 USD stipend, 24-hour access to a private studio or office, and borrowing privileges at the museum’s Hirsch Library and Rice University’s Fondren Library. Because the program is intended to foster intensive participation in an active peer group, including biweekly seminar meetings, Core fellows must reside in Houston for the duration of the Core term.

Address: 
P.O. Box 6826
Houston, TX 77265-6826
United States
5101 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
United States
Telephone 
+1 713 639 7500
Fax 
+1 713 639 7709

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