Graduate Community

Graduate MFA and MA Competitive Fellowships and Awards

These fellowships and awards aim to enhance the value of graduate education at MICA, to better prepare all graduates for professional life and to strengthen our connection with the alumni community as well as regional and institutional partners.

The Office of Graduate Studies, in partnership with the Offices of Alumni Relations, Advancement and Career Development, are pleased to advance opportunities for MFA and MA students post-graduation through a variety of awards and residencies each year.

Summary of 2022 Graduate Competitive Awards and Residencies 

Residency at MASS MoCA January 8, 2022 (Closed)
Skowhegan January 10, 2022 (Closed)
Monson Arts Residency February 7, 2022 (Closed) Online Link through Slideroom
Chautauqua Arts Residency March 2, 2022 (Closed)
Studio @ Bromo Seltzer Tower April 4, 2022 (Closed)
Baltimore Spirits Award April 18, 2022 (Closed)
Commission at Winthrop (2022 Only) July 15, 2022


MICA/ MASS MoCA Residency

Offering fully funded multi week artist residencies in Fall / Winter 2022 for two current MICA MFA and MA students with a graduation year of 2022. Applications are welcome from artists of all disciplines (painters, writers, installation artists, fiber artists, printmakers, designers, photographers, film/video, etc.) For more information and to apply, head to: 


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 

MICA will award a full scholarship to a successful MFA or MA graduate applicant for the Class of 2022.  All visual art practices are encouraged to apply. Interested MFA and MA students from the Class of 2022 should apply directly through Skowhegan


Monson Arts Residency

One month residency at Monson Arts located at the edge of Maine’s North Woods- a 3.5 million acres of forest bordering Canada. It is the last town on the Appalachian Trail before the beginning of the 100-Mile Wilderness that leads to Mount Katahdin. Applicants should choose (3) options for preferred dates from the Monson Arts schedule in their online application. The selected artist will be provided with a studio space, housing, and food, and a  $1,000 stipend. 


Chautauqua School of Art Residency

Awarding a full scholarship to a successful MFA or MA graduate applicant for the 2022 summer session: June 25 - August 13. Artists who work in all media may apply directly through Chautauqua Visual Arts. Join Sharon Louden, Artistic Director, Chautauqua Visual Arts, and MICA Alum and Chautauqua Resident ‘21, Lehna Huie, for an online info session (zoom meeting link here) Friday, February 4th at 3PM EST.


Studio @ Bromo Seltzer Tower

Located in the historic Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, an icon of the Baltimore skyline, this studio fellowship is awarded annually free of charge for one year to a graduating MFA or MA student. MICA will select the 2022 resident through online application due April 4th, 2022. All MFA and MA students are eligible to apply.


Baltimore Spirit Award

With a cash award of $10,000, will be awarded to a graduating MA or MFA student that shows exceptional promise in painting, sculpture, film, video, mixed media or performing art and is engaging in projects and initiatives in Baltimore. MICA will select the inaugural artist through an online application and jury process to be completed by April 2022. All MFA and MA students are eligible to apply.


Art Commission at Winthrop Apartments


The Maryland Institute College of Art is pleased to open a Request for Proposals for an Art Commission at Winthrop Apartments, 913 Southerly Rd, Towson, MD 21204, for a large-scale diptych painting or mural to occupy public space formerly occupied by plant wall. The artist honorarium is $12,000. Each of the (2) panels for the installation measure 121 x 173 inches. Proposals should include up to 5 examples of previous work, a sketch of the planned installation, artist statement and CV. MICA will select the artist through an online application and jury process. Work will ideally begin no later than July 2022.

This inventory is meant to provide information about the most current professional and creative opportunities for graduating students supported through the office of graduate studies. It is does not include all opportunities available through partner offices nor is it a guarantee of future programming.