Joan Mitchell Center Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program

Artist-in-Residence Program

Building on its grants programs, the Foundation opened the New Orleans-based Joan Mitchell Center in 2015 to host artists in residencies, providing working and living spaces on the Center’s two-acre campus. The Foundation’s decision to locate the residency program in New Orleans was, in part, a continuation of the direct financial support the Foundation provided to the city’s creative community following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Open to the Foundation’s grant recipients and to local New Orleans artists who apply for studio space, the vision for the Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program at the Center is to provide that crucial element—time and space for artistic contemplation and experimentation—while offering artists opportunities to engage with partner arts organizations, arts professionals, and others in the community. All resident artists are provided with private studio space at the Center, along with a stipend and communal dinners. Additionally, those artists traveling to the Center from outside New Orleans are provided with on-site lodging and financial support to transport necessary materials and works.

The Foundation first began hosting artists in temporary residency spaces in New Orleans in 2013, and then opened the Joan Mitchell Center in 2015. Over these five years, it has hosted nearly 200 artists (artist profiles linked below). Establishing opportunities for local artists in New Orleans remains a critical aspect of the Foundation’s work at the Center, and every Artist-in-Residence cycle includes a selection of artists from the city. The residency program is complemented by a roster of events, including open studios, artist talks, and networking events, which foster creative exchange and encourage relationship-building among artists and other members of the New Orleans community. Artists also have access to professional training and advisement, including studio visits with curators, and consultations and workshops with arts, business, and legal professionals.

Residency Selection Process
There are currently three selection tracks for residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center. Each spring, artists based in New Orleans are invited to apply for five-month residencies through an open call. Applications are reviewed by an anonymous independent panel comprised of artists, curators, art historians, and leaders from a variety of arts organizations.

On the national level, previous recipients of Joan Mitchell Foundation grants, which include the Painters & Sculptors Grants, Emerging Artist Grants, MFA Grants, and Emergency Grants, are invited to apply for one- to three-month residencies. Individuals who have served as Artist-Teachers for the Foundation are also able to apply. Applications are likewise reviewed by an anonymous independent jury, which makes final selections.

As part of the Foundation’s efforts to reach and support a wide spectrum of artists, additional residency spots are held for partnerships and organizational initiatives.

Applying for a Residency
Joan Mitchell Center residencies are open by invitation to past Joan Mitchell Foundation grant recipients and former Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-Teachers; eligible artists are invited via email to apply during open application periods, which take place in the spring. New Orleans-based artists are also invited to apply each year through an open call process, which also takes place in the spring.

2020 Artist Residency Applications are open now!

New Orleans artists: find eligibility, requirements, and application links here. Deadline is June 18, 2019, 4:59pm.

Artists who have received previous support from the Foundation’s artist programs: you have been invited to apply for residencies under a separate application. Please contact Kendra Thompson if you are eligible, have not already received a residency at the Joan Mitchell Center, and did not receive an invitation.    


For a focused look at the artists currently in residence at the Center today, visit our microsite: joanmitchellcenter.today

Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program Participants, 2013-present

2019

Artists-in-Residence: Spring 2019
John Barnes
Gus Bennett
Melissa Brown
Ruth Leonela Buentello
Michael Dixon
Ana Fernandez
John Yoyogi Fortes
Jacqueline Gopie
Shana Kaplow
Jamil Khoury
Michael Meads
Kristin Meyers
Shani Peters
Christopher Saucedo
Carlie Trosclair

Artists-in-Residence: Summer 2019
Gabrielle Garcia-Steib
Dillon Gardener
Laura Kina
Hakeem Olayinka
Em Minyard Oppman
Stephanie Patton
Amy Schissel
Antoine Williams
Jave Yoshimoto

Artists-in-Residence: Fall 2019
Sean Gerard Clark
Veronique d'Entremont
Marianne Desmarais
Yukiyo Kawano
Athena LaTocha
Beili Liu
Lucy Puls
Devin Reynolds
Joey Slaughter
Jared Theis
Eric Waters
Sherri Lynn Wood


2018

Artists-in-Residence: Spring 2018
Laylah Ali
Nicole Awai
Rema Ghuloum
Louise Mouton Johnson
Gary Kachadourian
Jessica Lagunas
David Lozano
James Luna
Gina Phillips
Tracy Snelling
Travis Somerville
John W. Taylor
Ashley Teamer
John Isiah Walton

Artists-in-Residence: Summer 2018
Emery Gluck
Henry Lipkis
Ron Morrison
Valerie Piraino
Alannah Sears
Sada Spence

Artists-in-Residence: Fall 2018
Jo Cattell
Hannah Chalew
Adriana Corral
Cecelia Fernandes
Heidi Lau
David Leggett
Natalie McLaurin
Phlegm
Ralph Pugay
Paul Rucker
Bob Snead
Vincent Valdez
Cullen Washington Jr.


2017

Artists-in-Residence: Spring 2017
James Adam Bateman
Tyanna Buie
Denise Burge
Vanessa Centeno
Elena del Rivero
James G. Denomie
Clifton J. Faust
Lilian Garcia-Roig
Ghost of a Dream: Lauren Was & Adam Eckstrom
Rashawn Griffin
Tom Holmes
Horton Humble
Janelle Iglesias
Beth Krebs
Anne Nelson
Sean Riley
Carlos Rolón
Jacqueline Noel Tileston
Amanda Valdez
Monica Ann Zeringue 

Artists-in-Residence: Summer 2017
Cecile Chong
Scherezade Garcia-Vazquez
Crystal Henry
Heather Holden
Alison Owen 
Devin Reynolds
Amy Sherald 
Antonia A. Perez
Alex Taylor
Caleb Taylor
Alexandra Unthank
Audreamia Wardlow

Artists-in-Residence: Fall 2017
Terrence Campagna
Gregory W. Coates 
Lee Deigaard 
Vanessa Diaz 
Maren Hassinger
Roberto Jamora 
Lina Puerta 
Stacy Lynn Waddell
Lorna Williams 
Paula Wilson 
Jessica Vogel Brown 


2016

Artists-in-Residence: Spring 2016
Firelei Báez
Aron Belka, Emerging Artist-in-Residence
Kajahl Benes
Susan Berger 
Blake Boyd
Nyame Brown
william cordova 
Esperanza Cortés 
Paul Deo 
Blane De St. Croix 
Jane Dickson 
Adriana Farmiga 
Jesus Gonzalez Flores 
Asuka Goto 
Mei-ling Hom 
Shawne Major
Gabriel Martinez 
Alison Owen 
Bruce Pearson 
Ryan Pierce 
Sean Riley 
Vitus Shell 
Duane Slick 
Chloe St. Etienne, Emerging Artist-in-Residence 
Whiting Tennis 
Amanda Valdez 
Jina Valentine 
Samantha Wall 
Peter Williams 

Artists-in-Residence: Summer 2016
Juan Chavez
Andrea Chung
Michael Hall
Maren Hassinger
Liz Miller
Carrie Moyer & Sheila Pepe
Mary Ting
Georgia Wall
Jason Yi

Artists-in-Residence: Fall 2016
Jonathan Bauch
Ana Hernandez, Emerging Artist-in-Residence
Jane Irish
Henrietta Mantooth
Colleen McCubbin Stepanic
Laini Nemett
Brandan Odums
Robert Pruitt
Lee Renninger
Matthew Rosenbeck, Emerging Artist-in-Residence
Kevin Sampson 
Joshua Short 
Donald Varnell
Dyani White Hawk


2015

Artists-in-Residence: Fall 2015
Lauren Adams 
Xenobia Bailey 
James Biederman
Pamela Cardwell 
Cecilia Givens, Emerging Artist-in-Residence
Julie Green 
Heather Hart, Community Engaged Artist-in-Residence
Robert Hodge
Miro Hoffmann, Emerging Artist-in-Residence
Lehna Huie
Vandana Jain
Lavar Munroe
Glexis Novoa
Helen O'Leary
Maia Cruz Palileo
Lisa Sigal
Roy Staab
Shoshanna Weinberger
Philemona Williamson
Paul Wright, Emerging Artist-in-Residence


New Orleans Local Artist (NOLA) Studio Program: 2013-2014 Pilot
In 2013, Joan Mitchell Center piloted a year-long program for ten New Orleans-based visual artists, developed to support the artistic careers of emerging painters and sculptors whose work exhibited exceptional potential and who demonstrated a need for a dedicated professional workspace. Artists selected received free use of a studio, a materials stipend for five months, and professional development support over the full length of the pilot. Additionally, during the Prospect.3 biennial, the work of the participants was seen in the exhibition “Convergence: JMC @ Prospect.3”, at the Center’s Rampart Street studios, curated by artist, scholar and MacArthur Fellow Deborah Willis (Ph.D., New York University). The catalog is available for free download here, and available for on-demand printing here. To learn more about the exhibition, please read the full press release here.

NOLA Studio Program 2013-2014 Artists
Katrina Andry
Aaron Collier
Jer’Lisa Devezin
Dave Greber
Norah Lovell
Mario Padilla
Brooke Pickett
Rontherin Ratliff
Ayo Scott
Carl Joe Williams


Artist-in-Residence Program: 2013 Pilot

To establish best practices for the Artist-in-Residence Program, the Joan Mitchell Center ran a pilot session from January to June of 2013. The Center welcomed twenty-four nationally recognized visual artists to participate, selected from applications submitted by previous recipients of the of the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painters & Sculptors and MFA Grant Programs. During this test phase, artists were provided lodging at the Center and the use of nearby studios, located on historic Rampart Street in the French Quarter. The use of the off-site studios allowed the development of the Artist-in-Residence Program during the interim period of construction of the Center’s on-site artist studio building.

Artists-in-Residence: 2013 Pilot

John Ahearn
Rollin Beamish
Rosalyn Bodycomb
Terrence Campagna
Kaili Chun
Bruce Davenport, Jr.
Keith Duncan
Dahlia Elsayed
Gwen Fabricant
Rema Ghuloum
Ed Giordano, Jr.
Mei-ling Hom
Sarah McEneaney
Kayla Mohammadi
Ryan Pierce
John Powers
Raymond Saa
Alison Saar
Vitus Shell
Arthur Simms
Whiting Tennis
Thomas Tucker
Samantha Wall
Mel Ziegler