PrattMWP College of Art and Design
Munson-Williams is a multicultural arts center with three main divisions: Museum of Art, School of Art, and Performing Arts. Together, the programs of the three divisions make Munson-Williams the chief provider of cultural resources in the region. The Museum of Art is renowned for its art collection and Phillip Johnson-designed building. The School of Art offers the nationally accredited PrattMWP foundation program in its affiliation with Pratt Institute and a community arts education program offering art classes and workshops. The Performing Arts division offers a wide-ranging, year-round programming of artistically excellent and diverse performing arts and cinema presentations, as well as extensive educational activities.PrattMWP College of Art and Design is a NASAD-accredited foundation college art program, created through an affiliation between Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY, and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Students do their first two foundation years of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree here at our campus and then matriculate to the Brooklyn campus for completion. The campus houses approximately 200 students majoring in Fine Arts, Communications Design, Photography, and Art and Design Education. Visit the PrattMWP website for more information about the college.
Munson-Williams is located in the heart of New York State, foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, and centrally located with easy travel to Cooperstown, Albany, Syracuse, and a few hours from Boston, NYC, Lake Placid, and Montreal. Please visit us at www.mwpai.org.
Munson-Williams is a community-centered, anti-racist organization where we foster diversity, equity, and inclusion through action.
- Work with the Community Arts Education and Residency Director prior to arriving to develop non-credit community drawing or painting classes to teach each semester for adults or teens.
- Work with the Museum Education Department to imagine, design, and plan art projects for three to four community Art Alive Family Days or similar programming.
- Work with PrattMWP College Faculty and undergraduate student body with the potential to teach a credit course
- Present a lecture of current work, open studio, and solo exhibition of new work during residency.
Studios are provided to resident artists. The artist-in-residence receives a private studio space on the second floor of the ceramics studio building along with other faculty and has 24/7 access. Artists are responsible for bringing all specialty equipment, tools, and supplies used in their daily studio practice (including computers) to the residency. If an applicant has a special interest in facilities outside of the specific discipline, please indicate this in the application form.
A private second-floor apartment is provided. The furnished, two-bedroom apartment includes living area, kitchen, and closets and is in the heart of the Munson-Williams and PrattMWP campus. The apartment is equipped with some kitchen basics and wifi. Resident artists are responsible for their own laundry and should bring their own queen-sized bed linens, bed pillows, blankets, and towels.
Please Note that the apartment is located on the second floor and is not handicapped-accessible. The AIR program is unable to accommodate families, spouses, or long-term guests at this time. However, artist partners or collaborators will be considered if all parties apply individually. Please clearly note any collaborators within the application writing portions. The program and studios are intended for the artists awarded and selected by the jury.
The Institute's campus includes 20 buildings on 10 acres of landscaped grounds in Utica, New York, conveniently located in the heart of New York's Cultural Corridor in the historic Mohawk Valley, midway between Syracuse and Albany. Utica is less than one hour from the Adirondack Park, the nation's largest state park, and home to the state's famous "High Peaks" region.
Among the facilities is the Studio Building, which includes seven art studios and an art gallery, and is bordered by an outdoor sculpture court. Complementing the Studio Building are five architecturally diverse buildings that have been restored to accommodate our students. Throughout the campus are exquisite examples of restored historic homes situated around the internationally renowned Museum of Art, designed by architectural legend Philip Johnson, and holding one of the world's most prestigious art collections.