Are housing, mileage, and meals included?
TMA’s Artist in Residency program is currently designed to support the professional growth of local artists, therefore we anticipate that artists will already have these accommodations nearby. Stipends for housing, mileage, and meals are not included.
What should I bring?
One to two months before each residency begins, we will invite artists into the museum for a tour of the studio spaces and to discuss materials. TMA will provide a private studio space for each artist that includes moveable tables and chairs. Additionally, our classroom studio spaces are available to you when they are not being used. We keep a large supply closet stocked with materials (scissors, paper, glue, acrylic and tempera paint, etc.), and we will also order supplies for you before and during the residency. You are welcome to bring anything else you need.
Can my family and friends visit me?
Family and friends are welcome to visit you in your private studio during regular museum hours and must check-in at the front desk of the main gallery. Please be mindful of TMA’s Volunteer Studio Manager who shares the Artist in Residence Studio Suite with you.
Where are the private studio spaces located?
Private studios, a community space, and private storage for Artists in Residence are located on the 5th floor of the Fox Cities Building for the Arts. The 5th floor also has two large classroom studios, a large shared storage closet, public restrooms, and a student artist gallery.
What is the studio environment like?
All private and large classroom studios have large windows with ample sunlight. Windows in the Artist in Residence private studios can open, and a thermostat is in the Artist in Residence suite to control the temperature of that space, alone. Each artist will be invited for an orientation and tour one-to-two months prior to their start day to see the space in advance.
What is TMA’s culture like?
TMA values creativity, inclusion, and empathy. We are committed to individual goal setting and recognize the contributions of everyone who enters our building. We share office spaces with the Appleton Boychoir, Makaroff Youth Ballet, newVoices, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Wisconsin Public Television. Staff are hardworking, enthusiastic, and enjoy each other’s company. We’re an integrated team and rely on each other’s contributions and voices. Artists in Residence may be included in meetings and conversations to provide added value to large projects and planning.
Is there a dress code?
TMA does not have an official dress code for most days of the week, and welcome artists to dress as they usually do when working in public studio spaces. Aprons are available to prevent some damage to clothing, but artists should be prepared to get dirty. For public engagement events and programs, TMA staff will provide advance notice of any expectations.
Who manages the Artist in Residency program?
TMA’s Artist in Residency program is part of TMA’s Education Center and managed by the Education Manager.