The mom artist residency has been instrumental for my artistic development throughout the past year. The MOM art Annex is inspiring and revolutionary in itself: history and art about motherhood that reflects and validate my experiences. The residency is artivism in action: the time and space to be an artist and writer first and foremost. Away from the daily life of motherhood, two weeks away from my children and partner, away from lunches and pickups and after school. I was able to focus on creating from within. I have been working on a manuscript about sexual violence for about ten years, off and on, and this residency gave me the time and mental space for editing and contemplation. I am deeply grateful for the Museum of Motherhood and the opportunities it presents to mother artists everywhere. ~ Christen Clifford
USA: Low Rent or No-Rent MOM Residency Program:
The M.O.M. Art Annex Residency Program is open to those students, artists, and scholars engaged in the study of women, mothers, fathers, and families. This live/work space in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Fl is an opportunity for those wishing to focus on research, writing, or art-making in a quiet setting, close to amenities, in a supportive environment. If you just want to visit, without the residency, you can also search out onsite roommate opportunities by contacting us directly at info@MOMmuseum.org
Applicants must go through a vetting process in order to best determine compatibility with the residency program. Once accepted, the resident is expected to spend focused time on an independent study project as well as contribute in some way to the Museum; art-making, doing research or sharing through social media. In exchange, residents will be able to live and work at little or no cost at M.O.M.
The property includes one guest cottage with a queen bed, rustic bathroom, kitchen, and other amenities. Laundry is available onsite, as are bicycles for transportation. Residencies are flexible and available for two weeks to two months (negotiable) according to the project.
If you are interested in this program, please write M. Joy Rose directly at info@MOMmuseum.org. The application form is located at the bottom of this page.
We require one outside reference and a proposal for the work you plan on conducting onsite. Send these directly as a follow-up under the header REFERENCES once you have filled out the application below and heard back from us.
MOM ART ANNEX St. Petersburg, Florida. The MOM ART ANNEX has a guest cottage on its property located in Historic Kenwood. The guest cottage is a fully equipped tiny house experience. Expect to create a quiet, comfortable and soul-renewing experience. Work on your project, research, write, paint, and more. The Annex is 2.5 miles from downtown Beach Drive and 6.5 miles from Treasure Island Beach and is also a short drive from Eckerd College, University of South Florida, and the University of Tampa for those looking for academic affiliation. The St Petersburg Library is within walking distance of M.O.M. and the Andrea O’Reilly Library and Reading Room onsite contains hundreds of books and DVDs on the subjects of motherhood, gender studies, feminism, and family. APPLY FOR RESIDENCY USING THE FORM BELOW.
READ MORE ABOUT PAST MOM ART ANNEX RESIDENTS HERE:
Dawn Parker Spirited Woman Residency June-Aug 2017 [LINK]
Christen Clifford, January 2017 [LINK]
Hannah Brockbank is a poet hailing from Sussex, England. October 2017 [LINK]
Christen Clifford, returned January 2018
Jessica Soininen-Eddis March 2018 [LINK]
MAP of Mother Residency Programs Around the World: [Link]
GLOBAL: Mothers In Arts: [LINK]