Public Art Mural Grant

This Public Art Mural Grant is a four-week residency in which an artist will create an original work for WSW’s mural wall. The mural space at Women’s Studio Workshop faces the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail (WVRT), which is an active outdoor public trail used primarily for walking, running and cycling. We estimate that approximately 3,000-5,000 WVRT users pass by our facilities on a monthly basis, many coming onto our campus to view the current mural, or inquire about the organization. The mural space is 10′ x 23.5′ and overlooks our new, ADA accessible patio and community gathering area. In 2021 and beyond, we hope to build new programs that will bring people together here and connect them with the art and artists at WSW.

The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, $500 for materials, $250 for travel, and free on-campus housing. Applicants should keep in mind all COVID-19 related travel stipulations. WSW artistic staff will be available for technical and material support throughout the residency.

Scroll down to read more about past murals at Women’s Studio Workshop.

Key details:

Applications open: June 6, 2021
Applications due: July 6, 2021, 11:59pm EST
Production occurs: Artist must be present to begin production by August 16, 2021. The summer 2021 mural artist will be included and featured in the annual UPSTATE ART WEEKEND tour.  They will be part of the collaborative exhibition Rooted: Art & Land with the Dorsky Gallery, the Cronin Gallery and the Wallkill Valley Land Trust.  There will be an opening on August 28th and publicity for the event independent of Women’s Studio Workshop’s marketing initiatives.
Exhibition Timeline: 6 months