At its core, the Joan Mitchel Foundation celebrates artist Joan Mitchell's life and career. Mitchell (1925-1992) was an abstract artist whose career spanned more than four decades and is often regarded as one of the most important artists of the post-war era. The critical aspects of her works included water, trees, dogs, poetry, and music, which she used in tandem with her memories to create her art. As written in her will, the Joan Mitchell Foundation was incorporated in New York in 1993. Since then, through cultivating appreciation and study of her work, the Joan Mitchell Foundation has worked to fulfill her wish of providing resources and opportunities to visual learners.
The Foundation is now accepting applications from New Orleans artists for residencies in 2022. Selected artists will receive a private studio for five months in either spring or fall residency sessions, weekday meals, and a $600 monthly stipend. Additionally, artists will receive guidance in professional development through a range of public engagement opportunities. This will establish priceless network prospects and open the door to many opportunities. The residency has provided over 200 artists with the time and space for artistic contemplation, and now it is NOLA artists chance to experience the same opportunity!
Applications, which are due by August 16, are reviewed by a panel of artists and arts consultants who select the final group of residents. To apply, you must identify as a visual artist and showcase a portfolio of work with a serious commitment to practice and artistic growth. Additionally, you must have lived in New Orleans for at least 5 years.
To view additional information regarding applications, visit joanmitchellfoundation.org.