Artist Studios Program at MAD: Six-month Residency with Studio Space and Stipend

Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019


Apr 09, 2020


Mar 09, 2020

The Artist Studios program at the Museum of Arts and Design is currently accepting applications for one full-time MAD Artist Fellow and six Daily Residents for a six-month session spanning August 4, 2020 through January 31, 2021.

All interested candidates must complete and submit this electronic application by Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST:

The Artist Studios at MAD is a community engagement and professional development program for contemporary artists and designers. Located on the sixth floor of the Museum and open daily to the public, artists-in-residence expand their creative practice on-site at MAD and engage with museum visitors.

Six artists and designers are chosen on a biannual basis for the six-month residency during which they receive a stipend and studio space in the Museum one day a week. In addition to their time in the studio, Artist Studios residents also participate in the Museum’s education programs for all ages—from the Museum’s inter-generational Studio Sunday workshops to Thursday evening drop-in workshops inspired by artist-in-residences’ current work.

The MAD Artist Fellowship was established in 2016 to support the practice of emerging New York-based artists from historically underrepresented communities. Also selected biannually, the MAD Artist Fellow receives a dedicated studio space and a $15,000 stipend to work full-time at MAD.


The Artist Studios program offers one full-time MAD Artist Fellowship and six daily residencies per six-month session (February—July, August—January).

The full-time MAD Artist Fellow receives a $15,000 stipend and dedicated studio space, in which they work forty hours each week (formatted as fifteen “open studio” hours and twenty-five “closed studio” hours). Fellows are provided with additional professional development opportunities and meet regularly with a mentor in their creative field.

The six daily residents are assigned one day to work each week (Tuesday—Sunday) throughout the duration of the six-month cycle, for which they receive access to shared studio space and a stipend of $125 per studio shift. Daily residents also have the option of working a selection of Thursday evenings.


Artist Studios residents benefit from studio space and a stipend, as well as:
- Paid public programming opportunities
- Professional development and studio visits with museum staff
- Interaction with Museum visitors, generating exposure and reaching new audiences
- Continued engagement through the community of Artist Studios alumni
- Access to the Museum galleries, public programs, and exhibition openings


Visit MAD’s website for more information:

Interested applicants are also invited to attend an Artist Studios Info Session at MAD on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Advanced registration is required:



Successful candidates possess a mature body of work that reveals a mastery of techniques and processes within a developed conceptual framework. Successful applicants will also display a readiness to engage with the public, work in an open studio environment, and be an integral part of the Museum experience for visitors.

At the time of application, Artist Studios applicants:
- Must be at least twenty-one years old
- Must be a US citizen or legal resident of the US with a valid SSN or EIN
- Cannot be enrolled in a full-time degree-granting program or its equivalent

All artists are encouraged to apply. There are no eligibility requirements for the six Daily Resident openings.

The MAD Artist Fellowship is designed to support emerging artists and designers from historically underrepresented communities. Candidates for the MAD Artist Fellowship must:
- Be an emerging artist or designer with an active practice (see the FAQ section on MAD’s website for details). Mid-career or established artists are eligible for the Artist Studios, but not for the Artist Fellowship.
- Identify as an artist from a historically underrepresented community as determined by (for example) race/ethnicity, ability, and gender.
- Be a resident of the New York metro area.