UMOCA Artist-in-Residence Program
Purpose: The UMOCA Artist-in-Residence Program is the only long-term artist residency designed specifically to meet the needs of artists living in Utah. Utah artists will be selected primarily based on demonstrated artistic potential, commitment to working in a contemporary idiom, willingness to participate in a robust and intellectually-engaged community of artists, and readiness to devote the time necessary to advance their professional careers to the next level.
Benefits: UMOCA residents will receive a wide variety of benefits from the museum, including up to two years of free studio space inside the museum itself. UMOCA will also provide residents with private meetings with national curators, critics, and other art world professionals who will be brought to UMOCA specifically to give our residents opportunities for higher visibility inside and outside the state. In addition, UMOCA will support residents by offering workshops in professional development, monthly critiques, special access to visiting artists and lecturers, exhibition opportunities outside the museum, a week-long working vacation in rural Utah, and greater chances for community engagement.
The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is committed to providing equal opportunity without regard to race, sex, age, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.
Note: Applicants must reside in Utah, and not be currently enrolled in school at any time during their participation in the program.
Deadline: November 15th Application Fee: $10
Applications must be submitted through Slide Room, which requires a $10 fee (none of which is paid to UMOCA) and must contain the following:
- Contact Information: Name, address, phone number, email address, and website (if applicable).
- Letter of Intent- Please provide a description for a project that you would like to pursue or topic that you would like to research during your residency. Also, explain how program participation will affect your practice. Please limit your response to 500 words.
- Artist Statement- Along with your statement, please explain how your body of work is in dialogue with current ideas within contemporary art, both locally and nationally. Please limit your response to 500 words.
- List of 3 References- including names, phone numbers, and email addresses.
- Documentation of work- 15 images of work up to 5 MB each, Jpeg or PDF format ONLY, 60 MB of video, or 30 MB of audio.
UMOCA’s Artist-in-Residence program is generously supported by the Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, and the R. Harold Burton Foundation.