Competitions & Contests

MOCA GA 2022/2023 Working Artist Project Call

Entry Dates 2022-06-16T00:00:00 - 2022-05-04T09:00:00 21 Days Left


Installation:  Kelly Taylor Mitchell: Reunion, 2021, 2020/2021 Working Artist Project Fellow. Photo credit Alvaro Santistevan 
The Working Artist Project (WAP) is a year long fellowship program facilitated by The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA). The program was created by MOCA GA to champion established visual artists of merit who reside in the Atlanta metro region (Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Henry counties). Each year, a guest curator selects three of our best and brightest to receive a solo exhibition, promotion, a studio apprentice (in support of emerging artists in the Atlanta Community), a full-color catalogue, and a $15,000 stipend to create work over the course of the year.  Winners must commit to producing new work expressly for debut at MOCA GA for the exhibition dates identified, mentor at least 1 studio apprentice, and participate in education programming for the public. WAP is supported through grants from the Charles Loridans Foundation, The Antinori Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The AEC Trust.

Guest Curator: Drew Sawyer, the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography at the Brooklyn Museum 
The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2022 
Applications Reviewed: June 20 - July 4, 2022 
Semifinalists Notified by: July 8, 2022 
Virtual Studio Visits: July 13 -15, 2022 
Winners Announced: July 15, 2022 
demonstrate recognition of quality of work through publication or review, and

Applicants must currently reside in the Atlanta metro region (Counties include: Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Henry)  and must retain residency during the entire length of the grant period, at the close of the final WAP Exhibition,

demonstrate artistic merit, professionalism, and proven ability to complete the project,

have participated in a minimum of 5 years of exhibiting in museums or commercial galleries of regional, national or international renown, including at least one solo exhibition that was not part of a degree or certificate program (artwork submitted for review must be from last two years),

not have a solo exhibition in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area during the grant period, until after the close of the final WAP exhibtion,

provide a detailed list of all known exhibition commitments (confirmed and non-confirmed) in the metro Atlanta area that will take place during the grant period,

be available July 13th – 15th for virtual or in person studio visits if selected as a finalist.

WAP Awardee Requirements
Winners must produce all new work expressly for debut at MOCA GA; provide a single work for the MOCA GA Permanent Collection; agree to the exhibition dates identified; mentor at least 1 studio apprentice; and participate in educational programming for the public.