Residencies

USA: Low Rent or No-Rent MOM Guest Residency Program:

The MOM Art Annex Residency Program is open to those students, artists, and scholars engaged in the study of women, mothers, reproductive identities, and families from an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective.

This live/workspace 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, and is offered at the discretion of artist/owner Martha Joy Rose in the Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood.

Most residencies are from 10 days to two weeks and take place from June 1- Labor Day annually. If you would like to stay longer you may request an extension. The Residency is free, but we ask those wanting to stay for longer than two weeks to contribute $125 per week for any additional weeks, which must be requested in advance and are based on availability and helps to offset utility costs.

Future Guest Residencies may include children, but unfortunately our current accommodations are quite small- with fragile art onsite. The facilities are not equipped for more than one person at a time.

Applicants & Expectations

Applicants must go through a vetting process in order to best determine compatibility with the guest artist or academic residency program. Once accepted, guests are expected to spend focused time on an independent study project as well as contribute in some way to the Museum in the following manner: by joining our online COMMUNITY, art-making or conducting research onsite, identifying a tangible object to be left at MOM, and also by sharing your experience, strength, and hope on social media.

Most residencies take place onsite in Florida, but it is possible to do a remote residency as well.

Click Postcard to see Florence Greist Guest Residency Cottage

The Property

The property includes one main house (MOM Art Annex) with private gardens and a tiki hut for outdoor projects. We are six blocks from Central Avenue in St. Pete.

References

We may 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.

Community Activist Initiative as part of each MOM Special Guest Residency

  • Join our Online COMMUNITY
  • Send us photos and info so we can create a 300-500 blog describing your perspective and goals as an artist of scholar and what your work is about. Send to us via email along with your photo to be posted online two weeks prior to Residency
  • Tag us on social media. Then, complete 2 social media posts with images or text to be shared online FB, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest
  • Organize one art or other project to be left onsite at MOM or conduct a community activity virtually or onsite during your stay

Location

The MOM ART ANNEX 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.

Current Guest Residency Coordinator: Tracy Sidesinger, PsyD is our Guest Artist (and Scholar) Residency Coordinator. Tracy is a psychoanalytic psychologist, currently practicing virtually from Brooklyn and upstate New York. Her writing and practice focus on gender and sexuality, maternal mental health, spirituality, and the arts. She is involved in the community psychoanalysis movement which makes psychological care accessible to all as a matter of social justice and equity

See our Residency Calendar here to check for available dates:
Read more about some of our past Residencies here:

Donna Lewis, 2022 [LINK]

Polly Wood, 2022 [LINK]

Jillian M. Rock, 2021 [LINK]

Tracy Sidesinger, 2021 [LINK]

Connie Burgess, 2019-2020 [LINK]

Jessica Soininen-Eddis March 2018, returned 2021 [LINK]

Christen Clifford, returned January 2018

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]

Find out about other global residency opportunities here:

MAP of Mother Residency Programs Around the World: [Link]

GLOBAL: Mothers In Arts: [LINK]

Post Residency Survey

Your Name:

  1. On a scale of 1- 10 please rate your residency experience?
  2. What did you love and what would you change?
  3. Leave us with a quote for the website and future guest residents.
  4. Please make a time to speak with our Residency Director by phone within one week of the completion of your stay. Any issues or concerns, email INFO@MOMmuseum.org

VIEW Guest Residency Booklet Prior to Your Stay

APPLY FOR RESIDENCY HERE:

THE MOM 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 ART-IVISM IN ACTION, NAMELY, 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 AFTER SCHOOL. I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL FOR MY TIME HERE.


Christen Clifford
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