Congratulations to the Class of 2016!
Building Services will begin cleaning out all shared graduate spaces in the Lazarus Center building complex on Saturday, May 21. This includes all kitchens, lounges, hallways, and walkways. Any items left behind in these areas will be discarded as trash.
All personal belongings, materials, and artwork should be properly stored inside your assigned studio or workspace, or in a designated program storage area.
If you have a question about a specific space, please contact Cristina in Grad Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio Move-Out Dates & Reminder
Friday, May 20 - Preliminary Studio & Workspace Inspection by Facilities/Grad Studies
Monday, May 23 - Students notified of status of studio extension request
Monday, May 30 - Class of 2016 Move-Out Deadline
Monday, June 6 - Late move-out deadline for approved students
Class of 2017 returning MFAs - Do not move to a new studio or workspace before the space is cleared by Operations. You should send your request to move to Cristina in Grad Studies [email@example.com], so that we can confirm that a space is ready to be occupied by you.
All students are responsible for the following (from the AY2016 Independent Studio & Collaborative Workspace Agreement):
Any furnishings provided by MICA must remain in the studio. All floors should be scraped of debris and swept clean. Remove all nails, screws, and tacks from studio walls. Retractable extension cords remain in the studio. If not - students will be charged for replacement. All studio walls must be re-painted with the paint provided by Facilities Management. Do not paint unpainted items such electrical outlets, switches, door hinges, etc.
All personal belongings remaining in a studio after the move-out will be thrown away. All trash must be removed, including building materials, personal items, furniture, artwork, art supplies, etc. from walls, floors, windows, and ceiling. Open top roll off containers and trash cans will be provided. Failure to clean and remove items from your studio or workspace could result in one or all of the following: withholding of transcripts, diplomas and or a charge of $300 to your student account. Excessive damages, above and beyond normal wear and tear, will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and further charges may apply.
No rising 2nd Year MFA student should move into a graduated student’s studio until Operations has confirmed the studio is in compliance with all cleanup and move-out protocols after the published move-out date.
Click here to view and download Grad Picnic photos from our Flickr account.
FALL 2016 ELECTIVES
feat. Amber Eve Anderson
Transformer presents Gift Shop, a large-scale installation guest curated by DC based artist collective NoMüNoMü (Joseph Orzal & Nora Müeller), that questions boundaries of commerce within cultural institutions. Merging the realms of art, design, craft, conceptuality and entertainment, Gift Shop rejects all hierarchy and embraces a pluralism of form that will liberate your soul! Exhibition on view through June 18, 2016. More information here.
Artis seeks an energetic, highly organized individual to serve as our Program Assistant. The ideal candidate is a strong administrator and contemporary art enthusiast with experience working in an arts nonprofit. The Program Associate will play a key role within our small team, providing support to senior staff working in New York. See more information here.
In collaboration with the White House Historical Association and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Artsy is excited to announce the “This Art Is Your Art” competition, an unprecedented opportunity for university students to respond to the artwork and artifacts in the White House by creating and submitting a video.
The students with the most creative entries will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. this summer to present their videos at the White House Historical Association.
Information on how to apply here.
Application deadline – Saturday, June 30, 2016
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is proud to announce the first edition of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Prize, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City (MASOB). The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore was founded in 1899 as part of the City Beautiful movement. More information here.
Thursday, 5.19.16 7-8:30pm
Maryland Art Place, 218 W. Saratoga Street
Caroline Woolard co-creates art and institutions for the “new” economy. Woolard is an artist and organizer whose interdisciplinary work facilitates social imagination at the intersection of art, urbanism, and political economy.
Interstate Projects is initiating a new studio residency program that will grant one artist a free 300 square foot studio space for a four-month period on site at the gallery. There are three residency periods that are open to artists based in the USA and internationally. This is an open submission residency that will be selected by a juried panel. More information here.
The ART+BIO Collaborative, a MA non-profit organization, is offering DESERT LIFE July 10-16th and ISLAND LIFE August 15-20th. Both programs are designed for students, artists, scientists, professionals and people generally interested in nature, art, and biology.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2016 Bridgeman Studio Award. This year we are partnered with The Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins. Together we are offering one winner a $1,500 book cover commission for author Rosie Garland's new title. The winning designs will feature in the August issue of Creative Review. The theme for this year is 'Night' and we are looking for images which embody this theme. More information here.
The Community-Based Learning Program (CBL) in the Office of Community Engagement is pleased to announce a new call for curricular projects that explore the history, politics and mythologies of race in America. As with all CBL-funded projects, a $500 faculty stipend and up to $1,500 in curricular project support are available. Proposals are due by July 5th. For more details and to apply click here.
Awardees of an Andrew W. Mellon Arts Innovation Grant at JHU are seeking to produce the project “What is Happening” for the 2016-2017 academic year. They intend to stage three Happenings based on critical issues that are relevant to the community: climate change, racial inequality, and the destruction of cultural heritage. Currently seeking three students or local artists to lead an interactive Happening performance piece at the designated location at Hopkins centered around each theme and to encourage participation from onlookers, be they students, faculty, staff, or visitors. More information here.