Tough Art Artist Residency Call for Artists

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh announces a call for artists for its annual Tough Art Artist Residency. The residency program invites artist to work in the museum to develop and create works that will be exhibited fall/winter 2018.

This residency offers a $5,500 honorarium, $3,000 materials budget, access to fabrication facilities, marketing and documentation services, and an opening reception. Out-of-town artists are provided with housing and transit to/from Pittsburgh.

The goal of this residency is to produce fine art that is tough enough to withstand children’s interaction. Artists work with museum staff to build prototypes, test ideas on the museum floor, and fabricate and install a finished work. The residency runs June through August; artists are expected to be in Pittsburgh for the duration of the residency.

We encourage submissions from artists who represent the broad spectrum of the greater artist community, including emerging artists with demonstrated capabilities. We want diversity in age, gender, ethnicity and gender expression as well as diversity in medium.

Application Deadline: Received by March 30, 2018

For more information please visit our website at:

https://pittsburghkids.org/job/artist-residencies
and download the Tough Art Program Details document at the bottom of the page.

Contact person: Lacey Murray, Program Manager
Tel.: 4123225058 ex 226
E-mail: lmurray@pittsburghkids.org

Lacey Murray