The WORCESTER CULTURAL COALITION/, together with funders Jean McDonough and the BARR FOUNDATION/, is launching a pilot Residency Program at the Jean McDonough Arts Center: a unique, multi-space venue with a team dedicated to cultivating creative engagement and access for all.
The goal of the pilot Residency Program is to engage an artist, a group of creatives, or an arts-and-culture organization in creating a site-specific work that activates our spaces and inspires Worcester audiences.
As such, applicants must propose a Residency Project that makes use of the entire JMAC, including but not limited to the POPUP/ and BRICKBOX THEATER/, and our streaming and recording equipment.
The selected applicant will enjoy mentorship and support from the JMAC staff, including technical support; use of the JMAC's spaces valued at $10,000; and up to $15,000 in discretionary funding.
The Residency Project must include some sort of development / workshop component that is made available to the public.
The Residency Project must conclude with some sort of public event. The event need not be a completed work, but must be flexible enough to accommodate a mix of in-person and virtual attendees, depending on how the pandemic evolves.
Applications are open to all creative disciplines and to all greater-Worcester based individual artists, collectives, and nonprofit organizations in the arts, culture, and humanitarian fields. Creatives of all backgrounds, cultures, and demographics are invited to apply.
Applications will be accepted through 5:00pm on Fri 5 March 2021.
The selected applicant will be notified on 15 March 2021.
The Residency will begin on or around 15 April 2021 and conclude no later than 15 June 2021.
Questions? We're here to help. Please contact JMAC Special Projects Coordinator Hal Gaucher on firstname.lastname@example.org.