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The Core Program

Published February 1, 2012
The Core Program awards postgraduate residencies to highly motivated, emerging visual artists and critical writers who have not yet fully developed their practices and share a commitment to critical dialogue.
About the program
Established in 1982 within the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Core artist residencies encourage intensive and innovative studio practice as well as the elaboration of an intellectual framework to understand that practice. In 1998, the Core critical studies residencies were established to provide an opportunity for writers to pursue independent curatorial and writing projects and to promote the discourse necessary for both artists and critics to sustain their practices. Throughout the year, residents engage in ongoing dialogue with each other and with pre-eminent artists, critics, curators, and art historians invited to conduct seminars, lecture, and meet with residents individually.Program specifics
Each resident receives a stipend, health insurance, and private studio/office space. The residency term is nine months, from September to May. Residents may apply for a second term.How to apply
For application instructions, please visit

The Core Program
Glassell School of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
5101 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 713-639-7500 | Fax: 713-639-7709