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

About the Foundation

Heel, Sit, Stay, 1977, abstract painting by artist Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell, Heel, Sit, Stay, 1977. © Estate of Joan Mitchell.

Artist Ralph Pugay smiling and showing an ink drawing to laughing artist Cecelia Fernandes, seated on tables, surrounded by black and white ink drawings on the white studio walls
Past Artists-in-Residence Ralph Pugay & Cecelia Fernandes in a Joan Mitchell Center studio, photo CFreedom Photography

Artist Residency Opportunity

New Orleans Artists: Apply for a Residency in 2022!


We are now accepting applications from New Orleans visual artists for residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in 2022. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 16 at noon CT.

2022 Artists-in-Residence will receive will receive private studio space, a $600 monthly stipend, meals, and opportunities to participate in professional development and community events.

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.