Residencies & Opportunities
The 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 book a trip on AirBnB [Link].
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
Florida – St. Petersburg is a city of the arts. The Annex is 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 in the Art Annex contains hundreds of books and DVDs on the subjects of motherhood, feminism, and family. [LINK]
Florida – Beach Rental on Air BnB. This rental property is owned by museum founder M. Joy Rose. No free residency opportunities- rentals only available here. Click link to see more info. [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. Click here to see more.
Read more about resident Christen Clifford, January 2017 [LINK]