The Museum’s iconic Artist-in-Residence program, envisioned by artist William T. Williams, gives emerging artists an unparalleled opportunity to develop their practice in an eleven-month residency, and offers audiences the chance to view this work in annual exhibitions.
Alumni of the program include some of today’s most significant and innovative artists, such as Njideka Akunyili Crosby, David Hammons, Titus Kaphar, Simone Leigh, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Wangechi Mutu, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley. These artists have exhibited their work around the nation and the world in solo and group exhibitions, entered their work into important museum collections, and received many prestigious fellowships and awards.
Every year, the Museum offers an eleven-month residency for three local, national, or international artists working in any media. Individuals selected for the residency receive institutional guidance and professional development, research support, studio space, and a stipend of $25,000 paid out in bi-weekly installments over the course of the residency.
2022–23 Artist-in-Residence Program Dates: October 17, 2022–September 29, 2023
Application Period: March 15–April 30, 2022
Application Deadline: April 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST
Applications to the Artist-in-Residence program will be submitted through the SlideRoom application portal. Applicants to the Artist-in-Residence program are required to submit a resume or CV, up to ten but no less than five examples of artwork, and an artist statement; letters of recommendation are encouraged but not required.