Selected by Siri Engberg, Senior Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in MinneapolisThe MOCA GA Working Artist Project (WAP) is an awards program to support established visual artists of merit who reside in the metropolitan Atlanta area. This initiative provides an unparalleled level of support for individual artists, expands the Museum’s mission, and promotes Atlanta as a city where artists can live, work, and thrive. As with past years, a guest juror will select three visual artists to receive the Award. Representing our city’s best and brightest; these artists will be supported with an exhibition, promotion, a studio assistant, and a major stipend to create work over the course of the year. This program is supported in large by a grant from The Charles Loridans Foundation with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.This year MOCA GA will provide the 2014/2015 WAP award recipients each with a stipend of $15,000; a paid studio apprentice for up to 300 hours at $10 per hour; an opportunity to interface with collectors, artists, and the public through programming and studio visits; an opportunity to interface with collectors, artists, and the public through programming and studio visits; documentation of the artist and work via MOCA GA’s Oral History Project & Education/Research Center; Presentation of a solo exhibition at MOCA GA of new works created at during the WAP grant period; inclusion of one (1) new work from the solo exhibition in the MOCA GA permanent collection; and production of an accompanying full-color exhibition solo catalogue.
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