Applications for 2014-15

Deadline: April 1st, 2014
Location: Houston, USA

The Core Program awards postgraduate residencies to highly motivated, exceptional visual artists and art critics who share a commitment to critical dialogue.

About the program

Established in 1982 at the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Core artist residencies encourage intensive and innovative studio practice as well as an elaboration of an intellectual framework to understand that practice. In 1998, the Core critical studies residencies were established to provide an opportunity for writers to pursue independent curatorial and writing projects and to promote the critical dialogue necessary for both artists and critics to sustain their practices. Throughout the year, Core residents engage in ongoing dialogue with each other and with pre-eminent international figures in art and criticism who lead group seminars, deliver public lectures, and meet with each artist and critic individually.

The residency term is nine months, from September to May. Residents may apply for a second term. Each spring the program mounts an exhibition at the Glassell School featuring work produced during the current residency term. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication whose purpose is to document the work of all the residents.

Each resident receives a stipend, health insurance, and studio or office space.

How to apply
Applications for 2014-2015 are due April 1, 2014. For instructions and more information, visit