Residency programs offer artists the time and space to develop their work while boosting their career through workshops, artist talks, exhibitions, and community networking.  


Students will assess their goals for an artist residency, the desired outcomes for their artistic career, and how they can contribute to the mission of the residency program they are applying to. Discussion and examples will be given by Taro to help students develop the materials they need for their applications including artist statements, proposals, CVs, and portfolios. Students will also learn how to research and find programs that best fit their goals and needs. 

Applying to Residencies: A guide for Artists

  • Thursdays  |  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5

    Limited to 10 students

    Skill Level: All levels welcome


     Taro Takizawa is an artist who focuses on printmaking, wall vinyl installations, drawings and 2D designs. Born in Japan, he has been making images connecting what he has experienced in Japan where he grew up and in the U.S. where he currently resides. 

    Takizawa received his MFA in printmaking from Syracuse University in 2017. While working on his master’s degree, he participated in multiple short residencies and exhibitions such as Chautauqua Institution School of Art and its student exhibition at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, PARADOX European Fine Art Forum and its exhibition at CK Zamek in Poznan, Poland, and ArtPrize 10 at Grand Rapids Public Museum.

    He recently participated in residencies at Syracuse University Turner Semester in LA, Los Angeles, CA, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in Ithaca, NY, Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, OH, and has been accepted to GoggleWorks in 2021.

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New York City Department of Cultural Affairs | The Scherman Foundation for its generous and continuing support | New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature | The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation | The Charles Locke Art Fund | The Jockey Hollow Foundation |  Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation | Friends and MGC members who have made donations to the Center


Our programs are supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.