Subject: Director's Desk for Artists: Application Info for Bruce Museum Artist Residency + Color-It-In Mural Application

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Become a Bruce Museum Artist in Residence!

The Bruce Museum is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for our inaugural Artist-in-Residency program. Through the support of the Art Bridges Foundation, the Bruce Museum will host one Artist-in-Residence for a period of nine months, from November 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024. This initiative will introduce an Artist-in-Residence to the Bruce for the first time in the Museum’s history. This residency includes an educational component, through which we encourage the Artist-in-Residence to facilitate discourse between the exhibition, their practice, and Museum visitors.  

Application Deadline: October 7, 2023, at 11:59pm
Program Structure

The Artist-in-Residence will work at the Bruce Museum for a period of nine months, from November 1, 2023 to July 31, 2024. The Artist-in-Residence must work on-site at the Bruce Museum for a minimum of 20 hours per week. We invite artists of all types to apply, including (but not limited to) visual artists, sculptors, poets, writers, musicians, and movement practitioners. The selected applicant is expected to fulfill their role as a teaching artist by engaging directly with Bruce Museum visitors and the local community. 

Program Benefits
The Artist-in-Residence will have the opportunity to generate their own work inside facilities and with materials provided by the Museum. Other benefits include:
  • A stipend of $35,000 to generate new work which will be displayed within the Museum’s Steven and Alexandra Cohen Education Wing (to be paid in bi-weekly installments over the duration of the residency).
  • Reimbursement for the cost of materials (up to $8,000); 
  • $500 honorarium to present one lecture at the Bruce Museum; 
  • Any artwork created during the residency will be presented on the Museum’s website and social media channels;
  • Engaging Museum visitors and reaching new audiences;
  • Access to the Museum galleries, public programs, and exhibition openings.


The City of Bridgeport and the Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) are calling artists to continue "coloring in" Downtown Bridgeport. We are already “Colorful Bridgeport,” and YOU can make it more so by sharing your skill, your imagination, and your inspiration to help transform the city’s center into an expression of art itself.

Thanks to our partners, we have three new sites ready to go. We’re open to all ideas and to all formats and media that you might propose. Access the complete list of opportunities on our website here:

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