Teen Artist Residency
This 12 week program for 14 – 19 year olds, runs in the Spring and Fall of each year, can support up to 15 teens. Teens learn from local artists about what it’s like to be a professional artists, and make work for a culminating public exhibition.
Emerging Artist Residency
Our emerging artist residency is a studio residency with stipend for emerging artists interested in dedicating three months to making public exhibition. An advisory committee selects residents based on their alignment with our exhibition priorities and the quality of their portfolios.
Exhibitions & Artist Talks
Our exhibitions feature the work of local or regional emerging and professional artists. Our exhibitions prioritize marginalized artists, artists whose work addresses social issues, collaborative work, experimental work, edgy and subversive aesthetics.
Classes & Workshops
Hone your entrepreneurial skills with our Professional Development Workshops which cover topics like marketing, funding, presentation, and sales. Technical classes and workshops offer skills from oil painting and jewelry making, to printmaking.
Art Lives Here
Resident Arts is an artist-run nonprofit which cultivates aspiring and emerging artists, and engages supporters of the arts to strengthen Mid-MO’s community. Our professional development and skill-building programs empower and educate to help create and sustain fulfilling careers in the arts. We help artists create sustainable careers right here in Mid-Missouri by 1) helping local artists professionalize, 2) engaging young people in learning about creative careers, and 3) helping non-artists appreciate and support local art.
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“Static Gifs for Broken Musicians” is a collaborative art show by Nick and Erin Potter, consisting of series of formal abstractions inspired by contemporary experimental musicians. As a husband-and-wife duo, Nick and Erin have long been invested in the worlds of art and music. As Potter Press, the duo screen-printed gig posters for well over Read more about Oct 4 – Oct 30, 2019 – Static GIFS for Broken Muscians by Nick and Erin Potter[…]
Join us for the reception of Portrait of a Lady, an exhibition by Sarah Nguyen. “Portrait of a Lady,” is a show, comprised of paintings, collages, and cut paper scrolls that celebrate woman authors and their books, and was completed during Nguyen’s time in #artistresidencyinmotherhood. Exhibition on view Sept 1 – Sept 28, 2019Reception, Friday Read more about Sept 5 – Sept 30 – Portrait of a Lady by Sarah Nguyen[…]
Join us for the reception for Undergraduate Showcase award winner, Madessyn Zahn titled Living Room on First Friday, July 5, 6-9pm. Refreshments served. Exhibition o view 7.1 – 7.10.19. Financial assistance was provided for this program in part by the City of Columbia’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
Jun 7 – Jun 30, 2019 – Dissonance by Tobi C. Join us for the reception of Dissonance: Queerness, Invisible Illness & Chronic Pain, A Multimedia Exhibition by Tobi C. the Spring 2019 Emerging Artist Resident. Exhibition on view 6.7-6.30Reception 6.7, 6-9pm. Refreshments served.This exhibition includes material that may be triggering for some audience members. Read more about Jun 7 – Jun 30, 2019 – Dissonance by Tobi C.[…]
May 1 – May 31, 2019 – foremother by Ashley Marion Join us for the First Fridays reception for foremother, an exhibition by Ashley Marion, on Friday May 3 from 6-9pm. Refreshments served. Exhibition on view May 1-May 31, 2019 Financial assistance for this exhibition was provided in part by the City of Columbia’s Office Read more about May 1 – May 31, 2019 – foremother by Ashley Marion[…]
Mar 1 – Apr 12, 2019 – Friends & Lovers by Rachel Trusty Join us for the First Friday reception for Friends & Lovers, an exhibition of works by artist Rachel Trusty, March 1, 6-9pm. Refreshments served. Exhibition on view 3/1 – 4/12/19. Trusty is an artist, educator, and curator currently obtaining her PhD in Read more about Mar 1 – Apr 12, 2019 – Friends & Lovers by Rachel Trusty[…]