The Boston Public Library is looking for an Artist-in-Residence for Teens

Apply by December 3!

The Boston Public Library is looking for an Artist-in-Residence for Teens! They will create, develop, and implement programs for youth in grades 6-12 in the Adams Street, Roslindale and Roxbury Branches. Applications will be accepted through December 3, 2021. The residency begins February 2022 and runs until June 2022.

Benefits of Residency

  • A total stipend of ($10,000) paid in three installments: February, April and June.
  • Access to a ($15,000) supply budget, to be spent how the artist sees fit based on their proposal.
  • A forum for the presentation/promotion of work created or completed during the residency

Terms of Residency

  • Creation/Organization of 3 workshops a month for a teen audience (grades 6-12) in Adams, Roslindale and Roxbury.
  • A report monthly with pictures submitted of the work accomplished.
  • Availability for press, public receptions, or media opportunities to promote the Library and the Artist-in-Residence program.

Artist Selection

  • A strong interest and excitement around engaging with teens; previous experience is expected
  • A desire to engage with other library staff and young people, in order to co-create tools around inclusive youth-centered library practices and spaces
  • An arts practice focused on community engagement and collaboration, as opposed to an individual studio practice

Artist Criteria

  • Artists will share their curriculum of program offerings supporting a theme of;
  • “As we enter a post-pandemic period of recovery and continue to deal with ongoing social, political, and economic injustices, how can art help us move towards a more inclusive and equitable society?”
  • Artists must be 21 and over
  • Artists must be City of Boston residents

Apply by December 3 here.