California Arts Council

State of California

Artist Call Detail

SJMQT AIR Open Call 2019
For California artists

Maker Space Artist in Residence Program 2019

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles offers an exciting Artist in Residence program. Artists will have the opportunity to engage with museum visitors while gaining exposure to new audiences. The Maker Space serves as a semi-private artist in residence workspace and incubator for creativity and dialogue between the artist(s) and the community.

Duration of Residency: 3 months

Application deadline: Ongoing

Available spots: 4 per year

Who may apply:


  • Emerging and established artists that incorporate fiber/textiles in their work
  • Artists with a BFA, MFA or who show extensive experience in their field of expertise
  • Artists who are comfortable engaging and working with the public
  • Artists who are self-guided
  • Artists who incorporate performance, community engagement or social practice are encouraged to apply.


objective: The artist in residence will lead a series of activities that will be open to the community and museum visitors. The majority of the activities will be facilitated by the AIR(s) in the Maker Space, located behind the main galleries. The activities may include scheduled demonstrations of a set skill, lectures or hands-on/participatory activity for visitors.



  • To foster a sense of ownership in the community through creative engagement/social practice while promoting the arts
  • To increase visitor participation
  • Assist and support artists in his / her own professional development while providing exposure to a new audience
  • To provide artists the time to develop new work and focus on their creative endeavors
  • To promote the history and future of textiles
  • To download an application visit: 


Deadline: 04-01-2018
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textile
San Jose, CA

Contact: Manager of Museum Engagement
Phone: 408.971.0323

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