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SMAC Artist-in-Residence

The Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC) is excited to announce a new 12 month Artist-in-Residence program made possible by a grant from SRAC and Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Our Residency program, which commences in September, is designed for emerging artists who need time and space 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.

The application deadline for 2023 has passed.


  • Private 10’ x 10’ studio space

  • $200 monthly stipend for materials

  • Paid teaching opportunities

  • Solo exhibit with opening reception in September 2024


  • 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 

  • Resume

  • 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 16, 2023

  • Notifications July 30, 2023

  • Move in date: September 1, 2023

  • Residency Start date: September 1, 2023

  • Move out August 31th, 2024

  • Solo Gallery Exhibit September 2024

Applications are currently being accepted for 2023-2024
Please submit all materials to by July 16, 2023

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