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Joan Mitchell Center Residency Applications Open June 5

07:00 May 31, 2023
By: Janie Bickerton

Visual Artist Residency Applications for 2024

The Joan Mitchell Center, a space in New Orleans dedicated to fostering the creative process for artists, will open its application on June 5 for the 2024 visual arts residencies. Selected artists are given six or 14 week residencies where they can engage with professionals, organizations, and other artists.


To be eligible, artists must either be residents of New Orleans for at least five years, New Orleans natives, or previous recipients of a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant based anywhere in the United States. Former residents are not eligible to apply, unless they were JMF Early Art Practitioners (EAP). Artists must also be over 21 years of age and must not be enrolled as a student at the time of the residency.


Applications open June 5, 2023 at 10 a.m. CT on the New Orleans residency page for New Orleans-based artists and close July 31 at noon CT. Applicants should submit a bio, an artist statement, a portfolio of up to eight works, three professional references, and an explanation of how the residency would benefit their practice. A jury of artists and arts professionals will review the submissions and send out acceptances to the residency program in the fall.

The Residency

Upon selection, artists will receive:

A private studio at the Center for either six weeks or 14 weeks

Weekday communal meals

A $150 weekly stipend

A range of professional development and public engagement opportunities

Looking for more details on the application process and life as a Joan Mitchell Center resident? The Center will host in-person and virtual information sessions, which will conclude with a Q&A panel with former residents. The in-person session will take place June 21 at 11 a.m. CT, and the virtual session will take place June 22 at 3 p.m. CT.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides opportunities and resources for artists to flourish in their craft while celebrating and studying the life and work of late painter Joan Mitchell.

Visit the Joan Mitchell Foundation website for more information.

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