MAC EN EL BARRIO EN NYC: A New Art and Research Residency

Due: August 1, 2022

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York (CENTRO) and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico (MAC) are announcing a new art and research residency titled Mac in El Barrio in NY. The residency is designed to raise the visibility of Afro-Puerto Rican visual artists, ages 24 and younger, and to support these artists as they develop important artistic contributions to the field of Puerto Rican studies and culture. The artists will have full access to CENTRO’s library and archives, and are required to incorporate items from CENTRO’s collections into their work.

The MAC in the Neighborhood is the extramural program that the Museum of Contemporary Art has been implementing since 2014 in Puerto Rico, and intends for it to extend to the Puerto Rican community in the United States in successive phases and in different locations.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • This call is aimed at professional artists, over 24 years of age.
  • The artist must be a member of the Puerto Rican diaspora in the United States upon submitting a proposal for this call.
  • The artist will have full access to CENTRO’s library and archives.
  • The artist is required to incorporate items from CENTRO’s collections into their work.
  • The artist is required to integrate community immersion methodologies that promote cultural equity and give visibility to the experience of the Puerto Rican community in New York.
  • The Center for Puerto Rican Studies will provide a work space for the artist to carry out their research.
  • The Center for Puerto Rican Studies will offer preferential and personalized support to the artist.

Compensation

$10,000 stipend

Application Deadline

August 1, 2022

Location

New York City

Application Instructions:

Interested participants must submit documents to this link: https://form.jotform.com/convocatoriamac/mac-en-el-barrio-en-nyc If you have any questions, please contact Ángel Antonio Ruiz, Director of Arts and Culture at ar10184@hunter.cuny.edu or ​​Windy Cosme, Manager MAC en el Barrio at wcosme@museomac.org.