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SMAC Artist-In-Residence: Call for Artists

June 24 - July 15

The Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC) is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for our 12 month Artist-in-Residence Program made possible by a grant from Springfield Regional Arts Council, Musgrave Foundation and Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Our Residency program, commencing in September, is designed to provide time and space for emerging artists to develop their voices. Residents gain invaluable experience working in a community environment, teaching classes, sharing their technical knowledge and expertise, and managing many jobs around the studio. SMAC provides a supportive creative community, while appreciating the need for privacy and independent work.


Private 10’ x 10’ studio space

$200 monthly stipend for materials

Paid teaching opportunities

Solo exhibit with opening reception in August 2025


12 month time commitment

Operations support with gallery/studio space open hours (10 hours per week)

Communication support for Art Center events and programming


All applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents

BFA, BA, MFA, or MA highly recommended

Background check

Application Process

Statement of Interest

Artist Statement 


10 digital images of work

2 professional references

Artist-in-Residence Selection

Application committee will include one SMAC board member, one artist (non-board member), and one business leader/community leader

Committee will have up to 30 days for a final decision after application deadline

Important Dates:

Application deadline July 15, 2024

Notifications July 31, 2024

Move in date: September 1, 2024

Residency Start date: September 1, 2024

Move out August 30th, 2025

Solo Gallery Exhibit August 2025

Applications are currently being accepted for 2024-25
Please submit all materials to [email protected] by July 15, 2024


June 24
July 15
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