Residencies

Remote Online Residencies and Low Rent MOM Guest Residency Program USA:

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. MoM conducts remote as well as in-person residencies.

THE FIRST STEP TO JOINING OUR RESIDENCY PROGRAM IS TO BECOME A MoM MEMBER WITH AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP or BY JOINING THE ST. PETERSBURG MOTHERS’ CLUB: JOIN MoM NOW

REMOTE RESIDENCIES: Remote residencies are open to international participants who cannot travel but wish to work with MoM in a supportive setting. Participants are guided through their residency process by working closely with a MoM staff person on a specific project. As part of this process, a featured exhibit or piece of writing are exhibited online at MoM. Most remote residencies take place from one month to one academic semester.

ONSITE RESIDENTS: Due to economic reasons, the Residency program is no longer free in 2023. We ask those applying to contribute $30 per night to offset utility (and other) costs and we are only accepting residencies that closely align with our purpose and mission moving forward onsite. Enjoy time in the MoM Art Annex live/workspace in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. This 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.

Onsite 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.

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. We are looking for valuable, longterm relationships to invest in. Therefore we request the following from our Residency Participants:

  • Join our Online COMMUNITY and be a MoM Member in good standing. [Links are embedded]
  • Send us photos and info so we can create a 500 blog describing your perspective and goals as an artist or scholar and what your work is about. Send to us via email along with your photo to be posted online prior to Residency
  • Tag us on social media. Then, complete a minimum of social media posts with images or text to be shared online FB, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest
  • Share a 1 hour presentation online through our portal, on social media, or in-person while onsite
  • Organize a project to be left onsite at MOM
  • Complete our post-residency survey

The Property

The property includes one main house (MOM Art Annex) with one guest studio, private gardens and a tiki hut for outdoor projects. The MOM ART ANNEX is a fully equipped tiny house experience. Built in 1928, the interior has one queen bed, a fully functional kitchen, bath, living area, and plenty of places to write, create art, and enjoy the best that St. Pete has to offer. Expect to create a quiet, comfortable, and soul-renewing experience, surrounded by mother-made art, ephemera, history, and reproductive science models.

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.

Location

We are six blocks from Central Avenue in St. Pete, 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 location is urban, nestled within the Historic Kenwood Bungalow District. 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:

Christen Clifford, returned January 2018

Find out about other global residency opportunities here:

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

GLOBAL: Mothers In Arts: [LINK]

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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