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MOCA Tucson Artist-in-Residence Program
Residency Dates: October 2019-May 2020

About the Artist-in-Residence Program

MOCA TUCSON INSPIRES NEW WAYS OF THINKING THROUGH THE CULTIVATION, EXHIBITION AND INTERPRETATION OF CONTEMPORARY ART.

MOCA Tucson is the pre-eminent, artist-centered contemporary art institution in the Southwest. We believe that art has the power to change the world. We cultivate critical dialogue between artists and audiences about today’s world; support artists through the production and presentation of new, experimental work; and educate artists and audiences of tomorrow. Through varied programs, MOCA is Tucson’s primary resource for contemporary art and maintains a full exhibition, education, and artist-in-residence program.

Artists working in all media and at any stage of their career are welcome to apply for residencies for a minimum of 3 weeks and a maximum of 3 months between October 15, 2019 and May 31, 2020. The selected artists will each receive a private 400 sq. ft. studio and a private 400 sq. ft. apartment and bathroom to create new work at MOCA Tucson with a potential solo presentation of that work. Artists are required to spend a minimum of 25 hours/week working in their studio. Artists will have free WiFi, access to shared kitchen/living space, and access to a shared woodshop/production space. Artists are asked to give a public lecture and/or workshop at the museum, and during the course of the residency, we will arrange for curator visits to the artists’ studios. MOCA staff is on-hand to provide technical support and to respond to the studio needs of our Artists-in-Residence. Spouses, children, and pups are all welcome to visit and live with selected artists during their residency.

MOCA offers live/work studio space, possible exhibition opportunity, and a nominal $1,000 production stipend only. Travel to/from the residency is the responsibility of the artist. Based on availability, MOCA may produce a short video documenting artists’ experiences/process during the residency that can be used on the artists’ websites.

Application Deadline is SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019, 5PM PST. The selected artists will be notified by September 15, 2019.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

Artists working in all media and at all levels of their career are encouraged to apply. Applications will be judged based on the quality of work samples, statement of purpose, and potential to make the most of their time in the program. A panel of arts professionals and artists will review applications and select artists for fall 2019 and spring 2020.

All applicants will be notified by e-mail. PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL MOCA FOR SELECTION RESULTS.

ELIGIBILITY

All applicants must be able to work in the United States, 18 years or older, not currently enrolled in any degree program, and able to demonstrate need for a studio. Applicants may not be a resident artist in another studio program at the same time as the residency.

APPLICATION

Click here to see previous MOCA Artists-in-Residence (2017-2019)
MOCA Tucson’s Artist-in-Residence program is generously sponsored by Amy Zuckerman.

MOCA Tucson Curator-in-Residence Program

MOCA Tucson is not currently accepting applications for the Curator-in-Residence program. 

For more information about the program, visit the MOCA Tucson Curator-in-Residence Program page