The Core Program: Artist and Critical Studies Residencies

The Core Program

Glassell School of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
5101 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

T 713 639 7500 / F
713 639 7709

Application deadline: April 1, 2013.

The Core Program awards postgraduate residencies to highly motivated visual artists and critical writers who share a commitment to critical dialogue.

About the program

Established in 1982 within the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Core artist residencies encourage intensive and innovative studio practice as well as the elaboration of an intellectual framework to understand that practice. In 1998, the Core critical studies residencies were established to provide an opportunity for writers to pursue independent curatorial and writing projects and to promote the discourse that sustains artistic and critical practice. Throughout the year, residents engage in ongoing dialogue with each other and with pre-eminent artists, critics, curators, and art historians invited to conduct seminars, lecture, and meet with residents individually. For more information about the program, please visit

Program specifics

Each resident receives a stipend, health insurance, and studio/office space. The residency term is nine months, from September to May. Residents may apply for a second term.

How to apply

For application instructions, please follow this link.