Applications for both residencies are due on January 31st, 2018 at Midnight 
Applicants will be emailed notification by March 2nd, 2018

Application Requirements

• Project proposal (700 words or fewer) 
• Artist statement (500 words or fewer) 
• Artist CV (PDF)
• Work samples (up to 10 jpeg images, no more than 5 min worth of video or sound pieces)
• List of work (stating title, materials, dimensions, date) 

Application Guidelines

The Manoog Family Artist Residency is committed to supporting artists of diverse cultural, sexual, and ethnic backgrounds. You must be 25 years old or older and not currently enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate degree program to apply.  Incomplete or incorrect applications will be disqualified, please read the application requirements carefully before beginning the application online. For any questions please contact us at: info@theplumbingmuseum.org 

Artist Participation Expectations 

Artist in Residence participants are expected to make a serious commitment to the program for the entire three-month session and to utilize the studio actively and consistently (on average artists are in the studio 15-20 hours per week). In addition, artists are required to give a public artist talk and teach two (1 hour) public workshops. It is vital to the success of the program that Artist in Residence participants fully take advantage of the unique resources we are able to provide. For this reason, Artist in Residence participants cannot simultaneously participate in another residency or degree-granting program while participating in the Manoog Family Artist Residency.


What is the Manoog Family Artist Residency Program? 

Manoog Family Artist Residency Program is administered by the Plumbing Museum in partnership with J.C. Cannistraro provides artists with a $2,000 stipend in conjunction with 24/7 access to a private 380 sq. ft. professionally equipped studio. Resident artists will also have full access to the Plumbing Museum’s collection and library archive, as well as guided site visits and access to the J.C. Cannistraro fabrication shops and job sites. The focus of independent projects is to explore the relationship between art and industrial technology. Artists will also be given a one month show upon completion of the residency.

How are artists selected?

Artists are chosen based on several criteria: quality of the artists’ work, project proposal, and potential impact of the residency on the artist and his/her art. Materials are reviewed and voted on by the panelists in elimination rounds which produce a smaller pool for each round. An artist's advancement is a product of the collective vote of the panel.

How is work reviewed?

Applications are available for panelists to read as they review support materials. An artist's digital images are projected in the order uploaded by the applicant. Moderators will read aloud the materials, dimensions, and date of the images to the panel.


• Prepare by reading application guidelines before starting the application
• Follow guidelines and submit on time
• Strong work first and foremost!
• Thoughtful statement of intent about the work and the residency  
• Work is well photographed
• Provide examples of work that is current (from the past 2 years)