Core Program 2017–18: artist and critical studies residencies
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH)
Above: Photo: Noemi Mollet.
Above: Photo: Noemi Mollet.

Application deadline: April 1, 2017

Museum of Fine Arts Houston
The Core Program
Glassell School of Art
4101 San Jacinto #209
Houston, TX 77004

T 713 639 7865
[email protected]

The Core Program awards postgraduate residencies to highly motivated, exceptional visual artists and critical writers who have completed their undergraduate or graduate training and are working to develop a sustainable practice.

About the program
Residents engage with a wide range of distinguished artists, critics, curators, and art historians who are invited to meet individually with the residents, lead seminars, and deliver public lectures. Fellows are expected to be active in their own creative or critical practice. Core fellows participate in a yearlong seminar, the content of which is driven by contemporary concerns, the interests and work of the fellows, and the Core lecture series and visitors.

The residency term is nine months, from September to May, and fellows may apply for a second term. Each spring the program mounts an exhibition of work produced during the residency, which is accompanied by a publication to which the critical studies residents contribute texts based on their original research. Critical studies residents may apply for support for a curatorial project in their second year. Residents receive a 15,000 USD stipend, 24-hour access to a private studio or office, and borrowing privileges at the Museum’s Hirsch Library and Rice University’s Fondren Library.

How to apply
Applications for 2017–18 are due April 1, 2017. For instructions and more information, visit

February 8, 2017