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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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[…]
Dec 17, 2018 – Jan 31, 2019 – Only Human, After-school Teen Artist Residency Exhibition Join us for the culminating exhibition of the Fall 2018 After-school Teen Artist Residency program, Only Human! Reception: Monday, December 17, 6-9pmExhibition on view: December 17, 2018 – January 31, 2019 The After-school Teen Artist Residency program is a twelve Read more about Dec 17, 2018 – Jan 31, 2019 – Only Human, After-school Teen Artist Residency Exhibition[…]
Oct 1 – Oct 31, 2018 | Wear by Aki Moone Join us for the First Friday reception of Wear by Aki Moone for the Columbia Experimental Music Festival! Performance by Vulvette at 7pm. Refreshments will be served. Exhibition on view 10.5 – 10.28