Open Call

MAD Artist Fellowship

Museum of Arts and Design

With Funding
Free / No Costs


MAD Fellows benefit from: A stipend of $15,000 Access to a dedicated studio space, featuring a variety of tools and equipment Professional development and studio visits with museum staff Public programming opportunities 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 Fellowship Eligibility Applicants to the MAD Fellowship must be based in New York City be thirty years or younger at the start of their fellowship identify racially and/or culturally with a historically underrepresented community demonstrate the need for financial assistance to advance their artistic careers Please note that the above restrictions only apply to candidates for the MAD Fellowship; they do NOT apply to candidates for the Artist Studios daily residencies.

Number of Participants

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).


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


August 06, 2019 - February 02, 2020


  • $15,000.00 stipend (one-time)


Ceramic Facility, Individual Studio


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion, Mentors, Open Studios, Workshops


Architecture, Book Arts, Ceramics, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Design, Digital Media, Fiber Arts, Glass, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Jewelry, Metalsmith, Printmaking, Sound Art, Tech, Textile, Video Art, Visual Arts


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Program Description

The Artist Studios program at the Museum of Arts and Design is currently accepting applications for the MAD Artist Fellowship, awarded to one artist for six months spanning August 6, 2019, through February 2, 2020. All interested candidates must complete and submit an electronic application by Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. The Artist Studios program at the Museum of Arts and Design hosts artists and designers daily in a live studio environment, serving as both a platform for creativity and an innovative model of engagement. Within the “open studio” format, artists-in-residence welcome dialogue around concepts, materials, and processes, offering museumgoers the exciting chance to meet working artists while providing residents with the remarkable opportunity to actively participate in the public’s engagement with their work. Founded in 2008, the program has served over 160 artists and designers to date.

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