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Our Programs

Learn about what we do for artists
Go to Teen Artist Residency

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.

Go to Emerging Artist Residency

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.

Go to Exhibitions & Artist Talks

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.

Go to Classes & Workshops

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.

Want to learn more about what we're up to and how you can get involved?

Art Lives Here

Mission and Vision
We help artists create sustainable careers.

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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Meet Our Team

Jamila Batchelder

Board Member
Youth Education Director at Columbia’s Universalist Unitarian Church

Carissa Boesch

Board Treasurer
Integrative Medicine, Hella Go Go

Madeleine LeMieux

Founder and Director, Board President
Madeleine Marie LeMieux is an artist and arts administrator. She received her BFA with an emphasis in Art History, Theory and Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and her MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University in 2011.

Levi Sherman

Board Vice President
Partial Press, University of Missouri

Pat Tapp

Board Member
Visual Artist

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