Application is open through May 31 for 2025 Residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center!

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Artist Joan Mitchell leaning on a stool in front of 2 large paintings

Joan Mitchell in her Vétheuil studio, 1983. Photograph by Robert Freson, Joan Mitchell Foundation Archives. © Joan Mitchell Foundation.

We cultivate the study and appreciation of Joan Mitchell’s life and work while providing resources for visual artists.

About the Foundation

In a large art studio, a white woman with short red hair paints flowers on a large vertical paper sheet. Other large artworks hang, with washes of abstract color, and large flowers.
Artist-in-Residence Elisabeth Condon in her studio at the Joan Mitchell Center, 2024. Photo by Cfreedom Photography.

Application is Now Open for 2025 Residencies

We are now accepting applications from eligible visual artists for residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in 2025! The deadline to apply is Friday, May 31 at 5pm CT.

Selected artists will receive private studio space at the Center for 6 weeks or 14 weeks in either the Spring or Fall 2025 residency session or for 8 weeks during our Summer session. Artists-in-Residence also receive a $150 weekly stipend, weekday communal meals, and opportunities to participate in professional development and community events. See eligibility details and application at link below.

Our Vision

The Foundation supports research, scholarship, and exhibitions to ensure Joan Mitchell is widely recognized as a significant artist.

The Foundation’s grants, residencies, and related initiatives recognize artistic excellence and elevate a wide range of visual artists and practices. We work to actively expand the visual arts to better reflect the diverse world in which we live.

The Foundation serves as an evolving example and resource for how an artist’s generosity can impact future generations of artists.