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The Studios at MASS MoCA

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Since October 2015, The Studios at MASS MoCA has hosted over 700 artists and writers from 22 countries for artist residencies of up to 8 weeks.

Hosted by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, selected artists-in-residence receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, housing across the street from the museum in newly renovated apartments, free access to the museum’s galleries and partner institutions, shared use of printmaking and weaving equipment, optional financial and business coaching from Assets for Artists staff, and a daily group meal among a twelve-artist cohort of international peers.

The full-price residency fee is $650/week, but many participants receive need-based and merit-based financial aid. Select fellowships are listed on the Assets for Artist’s financial aid page and change from season to season. There is no application fee.

The next deadline for the Studios at MASS MoCA will be August 8, 2020, for the Winter/Spring 2021 residency season.

For full details on the residency facilities, opportunities, financial aid, and upcoming sessions, visit The Studios at MASS MoCA on Assets for Artists’ website.

If you are applying for the Studios’ Massachusetts Financial Wellness Residency or the MCLA Under 27 Writer-in-Residence Fellowship, please apply using the regular Winter/Spring 2021 Application and, when prompted, select the appropriate box stating you would like to be considered for these fellowships. You can learn more about both of these opportunities on our Financial Aid webpage.

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Questions? Email studios@massmoca.org.

Here’s what artists are saying about their residency experience in The Studios

“My residency at The Studios at MASS MoCA was a very special time of exploration, learning, stimulation, and fun. You have an unbeatable combination there: good studio space, nice accommodations, great location, congenial number and mix of artists, gracious staff, and the unusual bonus of the visual resources of the world-class exhibitions of MASS MoCA right there. A fantastic mix.” — Linda Stillman, New York

“I was very impressed with how the residency was managed. Responses to questions were always prompt and friendly. This was so valuable to me, especially traveling from a long distance. I was able to really look forward to and enjoy the whole experience because of how well the residency details were managed.” — Jessica Bell, Vancouver

“Hospitality and administrative efforts were exceptional! I feel that the administrative team’s generosity, depth, and kindness set the tone for a culture that carried over to the residents.” — Brian Gillis, Eugene, Oregon

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Studios at MASS MoCA is currently closed. We will reopen as soon as is safely possible. Join our email list for updates.

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The Studios at MASS MoCA receives support from the Barr Foundation.

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