The inaugural Artist-in-Residence program at the Academy Art Museum is designed to offer artists time and space away from their usual environments and obligations. Made possible by the gift of an anonymous donor, the Program will provide the Artist-in-Residence time for reflection, research, engagement and artistic production. The program is by invitation and features up to a month’s residence, an exhibition of the artist’s work, public lectures and artist talks, workshops and master classes. The Residency aims to provide a bridge between artistic practice of an emerging master artist and the experience of art by the public.

The Residency program considers artists with compelling conceptual creativity and technical knowledge. The Museum’s Permanent Collection and many of its exhibitions programs feature works on paper, and this wide-ranging medium will be a focus of the Residency. As a Museum that also specializes in Arts Education, the Artist-in-Residence will teach workshops at a variety of levels to school children, college art majors, and advanced students. Students of all ages will be encouraged to participate.

Resident artists receive a moderate stipend, housing, a part-time studio assistant, and access to the Museum’s Print Studio and the Digital Studio, individual storage space, exposure on the Museum’s website, and typically an exhibition at the Museum, with an accompanying publication when possible.

Artists are welcomed to experience the diverse and exciting region of the Eastern Shore of Maryland at the Chesapeake Bay, meet the rich community of people who live here, enjoy the natural beauty and charming towns treasured by residents and visitors, and share the best of their traditions, arts and cuisine.

Program co-coordinator: Anke Van Wagenberg, Senior Curator.