Residency is nine months: August 14 2023 - May 14,2024
Paid by host:
  • Artists receive two stipend payments of $1,250, one in September and one in January for a total of $2,500.
  • Residency includes paid fall and spring semester non-credit teaching opportunities in the Community Arts Education program; and paidPrattMWP + College of Art and Design teaching opportunities** (Courses may include the following areas: 2D Foundations, Drawing, Painting, or Illustration.)
  • Residency includes a fall artist talk, winter open studio, spring Museum of Art solo exhibition, and promotion for these events.
  • Artists have access to a private studio with 24/7 access.
  • The artist is provided with a furnished private apartment in the heart of the Munson-Williams campus.
  • The residency includes a dining hall meal plan: 19 meals per week while the college program is in session)

The artist receives two guaranteed stipend payments of $1,250, one in September and one in January for a total of $2,500 to help offset the costs of living and supplies.

The artist teaching non-credit classes and/or workshops in our Community Arts Education program will be paid compensation as a Community Arts Education Instructor. Classes are subject to enrollment guidelines which means they may be canceled if they do not reach minimum enrollment. Opportunities to teach a credit-bearing course in the PrattMWP program is dependent on enrollment. Details and pay are to be discussed with finalists.

Munson-Williams provides up to $500 in travel to the residency, $600 in support for the spring exhibition, and up to $500 towards the shipping of artworks at the end of the residency.

Munson-Williams provides compensation for three to four Art Alive Family Day events and craft design at approx $300 per event.

Munson-Williams provides a private apartment and utilities, a studio, and a meal plan that covers 19 meals a week during PrattMWP college semesters. Munson-Williams is not responsible for arranging artist transportation to and during residency or additional costs of living.

Paid by artist:
  • Artists are responsible for bringing all specialty equipment, tools, and supplies used in their daily studio practice (including personal computers) to the residency. If an applicant has a special interest in facilities outside of the specific discipline, please indicate in the application form.
  • The Artist-in-Residence should model the values and culture of the organization to colleagues and the public by being welcoming, inclusive, and respectful and will value collaboration across the organization.
  • Artist is responsible for transportation to and during residency and any additional costs of living.
Application guidelines:


The 2022/23 AIR program discipline is PAINTING/DRAWING. A successful AIR applicant works in PAINTING and/or DRAWING within the traditional and/or expanded field. A mastery of 2D foundation principles is desired. Applicants are MFA preferred. Applicants may not be enrolled in any degree program at the time of residency. Disciplines rotate each academic year. One artist is in residence per year. Artist partners or collaborators (up to 2) will be considered if both parties apply individually. Please clearly note any collaborators within the application writing portions.

International artists, please take the following into consideration: International artists are responsible for obtaining a visa, as well as necessary documentation for travel and employment within the United States. Munson-Williams can provide formal letters of invitation and additional support information requested, however, it is the artist's responsibility to carry the burden of the visa acquisition process through the appropriate channels. Please consider the timeline for making such arrangements. Artists must be reasonably fluent in English.

Munson-Williams is a recognized program by International Arts & Artists, a non-profit organization that sponsors J-1 visas for international interns, trainees, and scholars participating in cultural exchanges with American arts institutions. More info at .

COVID-19 Vaccination Status
All employees, including AIR, in every division must provide sufficient proof of full vaccination with an “authorized COVID-19 vaccine” to the Human Resources department. An “authorized COVID-19 vaccine” is an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Vaccines that are not authorized or approved by the FDA cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of this Policy.

DEADLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2023 at Midnight EST
There is a non-refundable application fee of $10. Applications are only accepted online through Finalists may be invited for an onsite visit prior to accepting residency and may be compensated for a portion of travel. There is no fee for residency participation.

Please email [email protected] for application fee waiver consideration.

This is an entirely online application process. It is recommended that answers are prepared offline, saved in a document, and copied/pasted into the application form so that work is not lost. Do not email or mail your application.

Please prepare and submit the following:
1. Applicant Information
2. CV (pdf)
3. Three professional references and contact information (References will only be contacted following finalist interviews)
4. Artist Statement (250 Words)
5. Statement of Intent (250 Words: Why is this specific residency program a good fit for you?)
6. Non-credit class teaching proposals (250 Words: one to three short descriptions of ideas. These are non-binding.)
7. Artist website (optional)
8. PAINTING/DRAWING Artwork Samples:
- 15 images of recent artwork.
- Preferred formats: JPG, PNG, TIFF | Resolution: 300DPI | File size: max 5MB.
- Other accepted formats: GIF, MP4, AVI, MOV.
- Stills of video work with a link to Vimeo/YouTube are also acceptable for some time-based media.
Note: Finalists may be asked for additional materials as a part of the review process.



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PrattMWP College of Art and Design

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

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.
Studio Information

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.

Accommodation Information

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.

Contact information

310 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502
United States

mwpsoa [at]