What is the Artist Studio/Demonstration Program?
This program enables museum visitors to meet artists and gives artists an opportunity to work with the public. By watching an artist work, talking with an artist, and engaging in art-making activities, visitors will learn more about various techniques and processes, thus gaining a greater understanding and appreciation for the art on view at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
This residency application process is open to visual artists living in Northern California.
Artists-in-Residence will work in the Kimball Gallery at the de Young Museum or in the Rodin Gallery at the Legion of Honor. They will create a studio environment in these spaces, speak with museum visitors about their work, exhibit works of art, and engage in hands-on art activities with the public.
Stipends are provided by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
One-month long program at the de Young takes place in the Kimball Gallery, Wednesdays through Sundays from 1 to 5 pm.
The artist is invited to interact with the public by sharing the creative process and providing an opportunity for visitors of all ages to engage in an interactive/hands-on art-making component. Museum interns will be available to assist the artist with the interactive projects. The artist will be invited to exhibit works of art in the Kimball Gallery.
The Kimball Gallery studio is a place for the artist to do work and engage actively with the public. It will not be a studio environment that provides quiet time, nor will it be an environment where the artist should expect to get quality studio time. This residency is designed to be interactive. The space will provide a venue for the artist to gain high exposure to museum visitors and will provide an opportunity to engage in dialogue with many people.
The Artist-in-Residence will be invited to give a talk/presentation in the auditorium and/or teach a children’s workshop. (This is optional.) The Artist-in-Residence will be provided with postcards that will promote the residency, and a reception will be held in the artist’s honor at the closure of the residency.