Residencies & Opportunities
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: 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 contribute some labor each week to the Museum; opening the space, conducting tours, and/or doing research or social media. In exchange, residents will be able to live and work for free at M.O.M.
The property includes one double bed, 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 two outside references. These are professionals who can vouch for your level of responsibility, commitment, and ability to achieve your goals. Send these directly as a follow-up under the header REFERENCES once you have filled out the application below and heard back from us.
Also, please note that in 2017, Kilravock Arts, a second location, in rural Ohio is also available for similar pursuits. This summer-only artist residency is available for a multitude of artistic endeavors and is also open to those interested in gardening, animals, and organic living. See more here.
The Location(s) for Work-Related Residencies, Rentals, and Vacations
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, feminism, and family. APPLY FOR RESIDENCY USING THE FORM BELOW.
SWEET BEACH RETREAT, Redington Beach, Florida – This rental property is owned by museum founder M. Joy Rose. No free residency opportunities- rentals only available here. Click to see more on Airbnb. [LINK]
Ohio – Kilravock Arts, an off-grid live/work/stay place and artist colony nestled in nature, in the rural Eastern Ohio River Valley in Columbiana County (coming 2018). Click here to see more.