Application Opens 6/14/23
Information Session 6/30/23
Application Closes 7/14/23
Candidate Interviews 7/24/23
Selected Residents Notified 7/28/23
Residency Onboarding Begins 8/28/23
School Year Begins 9/8/23
School Year Ends 6/26/24
Residency Concludes 6/28/24
The Residency for Experimental Arts Education imagines what can happen when an artist educator is given the platform and support to realize an ambitious arts curriculum. Each Resident Artist is paired with one of our three NYC-based partner schools and CBOs for the duration of the academic year, creating and implementing a long-form curriculum, building relationships between young artists and their local arts community, creating an original work of art for permanent installation within the school, and publishing their research along the way.
Our model provides Resident Artists the opportunity to work with a small number of students in a deeply focused way throughout the academic year. For the 36 weeks of the academic year, six hours a week, Resident Artists will implement an intensive, scaffolded visual arts program, connecting their students to the elements and principles of visual art, while guiding them toward independent artistic practices.
FIRST SEMESTER – Foundation
Taking a cue from the Bauhaus Preliminary Course, Residents will design and implement core experiments in Life Drawing, Color, Two Dimensional Design and Three Dimensional Design, introducing a range of materials and techniques to explore formal principles, while connecting these investigations to examples in the world through field trips to local galleries, museums and public art works.
SECOND SEMESTER – Independent Practice
Residents will guide young artists as they synthesize foundational experiments from the first semester toward individuated artistic projects, drawing inspiration from the world around them and the practices of adult artists.
Rooted in the Chelsea neighborhood, Hudson Guild seeks to co-create with individuals and families to achieve their highest potential, while maintaining a priority focus on those in economic need. Many of the families have experienced urgent housing needs.
RECENT GUEST EXPERTS
Casey Kaplan Gallery
Sharon De La Cruz
New York University
Parson School of Design, City College of New York
Once a month, Resident Artists come together for a seminar centered on a shared reading in the philosophy and methodology of arts education. In this seminar, residents also present their work toward The Look Make Show, CMA's digital commons for the advancement of arts education, presenting insights from their work with students and providing each other critical feedback. During the year, three of these seminar sessions are opened up to a wider audience drawn from our community partners and the wider arts education community.
During their residency period, each resident will create an original work of art (or series) for the permanent collection of their partner school or CBO. Residents will devote time getting to know all aspects of the community that will make up the primary audience for the work, with the goal of leaving behind a work of art that will become a touchstone in their lives for years to come.
Several times throughout the year, with support from CMA staff, Residents lead community-wide art events, bridging the gap between their school or CBO partner and the wider art world.
Children's Museum of the Arts maintains partnerships with arts organizations across New York City such as New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), New York Public Library, Chelsea Factory, Time Square Arts, INCLUDEnyc, David Zwirner Gallery, Kasmin Gallery, Pace Gallery, The Official Village Halloween Parade, NYC Pride and more.
Erika R. Moore
Children's Workshop School
Yale School of Art
Rhoda Kellogg Collection
Artist, Writer, Educator
P396K Sid Miller Academy
NYC Department of Education
Aaron Levi Garvey
The Andy Warhol Museum
Parson School of Design, City College of New York
Mark Thomas Gibson
Tyler School of Art & Architecture
Artist & Educator
The Art Students League (ret.)
Children's Museum of the Arts organizes a panel of jurors to review submissions and ultimately select our annual class of Artists in Residence. The jury is composed of representatives from our partner schools and arts community partners alongside established artists and arts educators.
Jurors select finalists and CMA organizes an interview phase, basing its final assessment on 1) ties to the community, 2) demonstrated excellence in arts education, and 3) commitment to communal research and innovation.
The Residency anticipates a commitment of three (3) days per week, allocated as follows:
Residents should anticipate a fixed teaching schedule of approximately 6 hours each week, and 4 hours each month for group Seminar.
Regular weekly planning and development commitments include:
6 hours Curriculum
4 hours Seminar
4 hours Community Events
4 hours Capstone
All Department of Education holidays are observed.
Compensation & Benefits
Each resident is officially employed by Children's Museum of the Arts from August 28th, 2023 through June 28th, 2024, and receives a bi-weekly salary of $2,000 ($44,000).
Additionally, residents are eligible for CMA's medical (80% CMA contribution), dental, and vision plans (100% CMA contribution), and 401k program, including a 1% match.
Classroom and Capstone supplies are fully covered by CMA, subject to budget approval.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Children's Museum of the Arts 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.
The Residency for Experimental Arts Education is generously supported by The Ruth Foundation for the Arts, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, First Republic Bank, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Google Community Grants Fund, Amazon, LeRoy Neiman Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Harriet Ames Charitable Trust, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Hammitt and the Vinair Family Foundation.
Additional support is provided, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.