The Artist Project is a collaboration between the MFA and eight after-school community organizations in the Boston area. The artist and the children create a collaborative work of art inspired by the Museum’s encyclopedic collection. The completed project is exhibited in the Edward H. Linde Gallery in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA.
Submissions are reviewed by a panel composed of representatives from the MFA, the SMFA, and participating community organizations.
What is the Artist Project?
What is involved?
Does the artist receive any additional support?
Who is eligible?
What are the judging criteria?
Judges review applications for:
The project inspires children and encourages parent, visitor, and community involvement.
The project draws from the MFA’s collections and reflects the artist’s style.
The project can be completed within the timeframe and materials budget provided.
The artist conveys a clear vision of how the final work of art will be exhibited within the gallery space.
The project allows for multiple participants and considers after-school variables such as children leaving a session early, arriving late, or only participating in one session.
What is the selection process?
How do I apply?
In an attempt to be more environmentally-friendly, we now accept and recommend that artists submit applications digitally by mailing a CD or DVD. Please Download the Application for more information.
The Community Arts Initiative is generously supported by the Linde Family Foundation.