Resident Arts

Partner Type

Arts and Culture

Description and Mission

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.


**Emerging Artist Residency** A three month residency where artists with less than 10 years of exhibition history create a large-scale project using 24/7 access to Resident Arts' studio. The residency also includes access to one-on-one career coaching, the professional development workshop series, and a small budget for stipend and materials. **After-school Teen Artist Residency** This 12 week art-making program introduces high-school aged students to local professional artists to learn techniques and about the artists' professions. It culminates in an exhibition of the artwork made throughout the program. **Professional Development Workshop Series** The series includes five workshops that are run in a series in both the Spring and Fall. Each workshop aims to build real-world skills for artists to succeed in their careers. Example workshops include Marketing 101 for Artists, Grant Writing for Artists, and Legal Issues for Artists. **Exhibitions & Artist Talks** Emerging artists present their work to the public through solo and small group shows. **Community Projects** Resident Arts employes young and emerging artists to create public art in Columbia in partnership with other agencies.

Special emphasis and skills:

Data Entry, Event Planning, Fundraising, Public Relations/Promotion, Office Administration, Marketing, Grant Writing, Not-For-Profit Management, Volunteer Development, Writing, Communications, Youth Development, Outreach, General Office Duties, Social Media

Contact Information:

1023 E. Walnut #3

Columbia, MO 65201
Phone: 5733037195


How to Serve

I want to earn credit for service (through service-learning)

In order to earn credit while serving on this project, please contact the MU Office of Service Learning online by submitting this form or calling us at 573.882.0227.

I want to volunteer

If you want to volunteer with this agency, please contact them directly through the contact information listed above.