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Artist in Residence at The Square!

2019/20 Artist in Residence Program: Call for Applications

Residency Dates
August 25, 2019 - June 30, 2020

Submission Deadline
Application Deadline May 3, 2019, Notification of Acceptance June 2019

Overview/ Purpose

The Artist in Residency Program is ideal for emerging, mid-career and career artists working in any/all mediums who want an opportunity to create a new body of work; while having an opportunity to teach and bring their enthusiasm and knowledge to k-12 students. This program is in collaboration with Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art and the Great Falls Public Schools. Residents will be spending part of their residency teaching K-12 students in the public schools, and the other time creating a new body of work for a solo exhibition at the Museum. The purpose of this program is to develop artistic growth, career development, and personal growth for both the artist-in-resident and Great Falls Public School, art students

Residency Time Frame 


A $4,800 stipend (which is paid in installments over the course of the residency) is awarded to the chosen Artist. With this stipend the Artist in Resident is required to teach one week at each K-12 school Great Falls Public School and develop a new body of work for a solo exhibition, scheduled in the spring, at the Museum.


The Artist-in-Resident will have an opportunity to work side by side with the Curator of Art to schedule and develop their Solo Exhibition. They will work directly with the Director of Education to develop lesson plans for the time spent teaching in the public school system and brainstorm creative ideas for their body of work. There are additional opportunities to facilitate community outreach programs such as classes, lectures and workshops to be hosted at the Museum for monetary compensation.


You will receive a private studio at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, with 24 hour access. There is an elevator for accessibility. On site art equipment includes: printing press, printmaking tools, potter’s wheels, Randell Kick wheel, slab roller, clay extruder, pug mill, cone 10 downdraft kiln, 1 large and 3 small electric kilns, large gas kiln, cone 10 and cone 6 glazes, front loading raku kiln, and a basic wood shop.

Housing and responsibilities of the Artist-in-Resident

The Artist-in-Resident is responsible for suppling their own art materials for making their new body of work. Housing during the residency is the responsibility of the artist. There will be assistance in finding affordable housing if need be. Residents are responsible for all travel and personal expenses during the duration of the residency. Please inquire if assistance is needed to find housing.

Education and Work Requirements

How to Apply


Mailing Instructions
Send all materials in one envelope to:

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
2019/2020 Artist-in-Residence Search
c/o Sarah Justice, Director of Education
1400 First Ave North
Great Falls, Montana, 59401