Residency for Experimental Arts Education


New York City, NY 10014


Jul 08, 2022


Jun 08, 2022

Applications for Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) Residency for Experimental Arts Education are due on July 8, 2022. Built out of CMA’s 34 years of service to the community, the Residency for Experimental Arts Education invites individuals to reflect on the efficacy of arts education today while designing & implementing alternative futures through studio intensives, community-based programs, and online exposure.

Prospective applicants are invited to join a free virtual information session on Tuesday, June 21 from 3 PM to 4 PM ET. Zoom link will be shared upon registration. RSVP

This full-time position works alongside an administrative staff and anticipates a year-long schedule including: three to five public partnership programs in the fall, spring, and summer; two 12-week after school programs each semester; one week-long intensive program each fall and spring (corresponding to spring and winter school breaks); and five-week-long summer arts program.

Compensation & Benefits
Each resident will receive an annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits, and is expected to fulfill a 40-hour per week schedule, inclusive of independent studio time.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. CMA is unable to provide sponsorship for international applicants. Applicants are expected to work on-site at our NYC location for the duration of the residency.

Seminar & Studio
The Residency for Experimental Arts Education is designed to give artists the resources they need to catalyze systemic change to traditional approaches to arts education. Residents will participate in a weekly seminar during the year in order to collaboratively research, question and reimagine arts education, while making use of a shared studio environment for open-ended creative research.

In concert with their seminar and studio research, Residents will design and implement studio-based & online courses for children ages 6-12. These programs will take the form of after-school studio sessions, winter & spring week-long studio intensives, an extended summer arts program, and coursework designed for online engagement.

Community & Fieldwork
CMA partners with community-based organizations to provide an integrated focus on arts education. Residents will participate in artistic and educational professional development, and partner with various NYC institutions to create public engagement opportunities throughout the city. Previous partners include arts organizations and social justice enterprises such as the NYC Dept of Education, New York Public Library, Time Square Arts, Hellosaurus, INCLUDEnyc, David Zwirner Gallery, The Official Village Halloween Parade, the High Line, and more.

Application Opens
June 6, 2022

Virtual Information Session
June 21, 2022 from 3 PM to 4 PM

Application Deadline
July 8, 2022

Notification of Residency Selection
July 29, 2022

Residency Period
September 1, 2022 — September 1, 2023

Selection Process
CMA organizes a panel of jurors to review submissions and ultimately select our annual class of Artist-Educator Residents. These jurors represent established individuals in the arts with a diverse array of skills and backgrounds. Examples of previous jurors include Brian Belott, Artist and Archivist of the Rhoda Kellogg Collection; Pablo Helguera, Artist, Writer, and Educator; Tomashi Jackson, Artist, and Educator; Milah Libin, Artist, and Publisher; Michael Rips, Attorney and Executive Director of The Art Students League.

Jurors select finalists and CMA organizes an interview phase and bases its final assessment, not on individual accomplishment, but rather on the best combinations of residents to challenge and support each other’s practice. Final selection is announced July 29, 2022.