Competitions & Contests

MOCA GA 2023/2024 Working Artist Project Call

Entry Dates 2023-06-15T00:00:00+00:00 - 2023-05-03T11:00:00+00:00 9 Days Left


Installation: Kevin Cole: Where Do We Go From Here? 2021/2022 Working Artist Project Fellow. Photo credit T.W. Meyer 


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 (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale 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: Vivian Li, The Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA)

The deadline for submissions is June 14, 2023 Applications Reviewed: June 14 - July 4, 2023 Semifinalists Notified by: July 7, 2023 Studio Visits: July 12 -14, 2023 Winners Announced Evening of: July 14, 2023 


demonstrate recognition of quality of work through publication or review, and

Applicants must both currently live in, and have studio space (within your home or commercial space) in the following counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale, and remain an Atlanta-based artist for the length of the grant period, until close of 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 your WAP exhibition,not apply as an artist team (individual artists only)
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 12th – 14th 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.