MOCA Tucson is the pre-eminent, artist-centered contemporary art institution in the Southwest. We believe that art has the power to change the world. We cultivate critical dialogue between artists and audiences about today’s world; support artists through the production and presentation of new, experimental work; and educate artists and audiences of tomorrow. Through varied programs, MOCA is Tucson’s primary resource for contemporary art and maintains a full exhibition, education, and artist-in-residence program.
Artists working in all media and at any stage of their career are welcome to apply for residencies for a minimum of 3 weeks and a maximum of 3 months between October 15, 2019 and May 31, 2020. The selected artists will each receive a 400 sq. ft. studio and a 400 sq. ft. apartment to create new work at MOCA Tucson with a potential solo presentation of that work. Artists are required to spend a minimum of 25 hours/week working in their studio. Artists will have free WiFi, access to shared bathrooms/kitchens/library/living space, and access to a shared woodshop/production space. Artists are encouraged to give a public lecture and/or workshop at the museum, and during the course of the residency, we will arrange for curator visits to the artists’ studios. MOCA staff is on-hand to provide technical support and to respond to the studio needs of our Artists-in-Residence. Spouses, children, and pups are all welcome to visit and live with selected artists during their residency.