Converging Liberations Residency is an experimental, community informed project committed to the belief that artistic practice is key to imagining and practicing liberatory futures. This is a one-month, fully funded residency program for “Massachusetts”-based* artists of color and will take place at The Studios at MASS MoCA in the Massachusetts Berkshires from August 11–Sept 7, 2021. 


This residency is exclusively for artists, creatives, and community organizers who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. We extend special invitations to those who also identify as queer or trans, as a caretaker, and/or as differently abled/disabled (and so will use the term QT/BIPoC to encompass all of these individuals).

Applicants must also be “Massachusetts” based* at the time of application submission and during the residency period. We strongly encourage those who have never attended a residency to apply.

Selected artists-in-residence receive:

  • 24-hour access to a private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus
  • A private room in shared housing across the street from the museum in newly renovated apartments
  • Up to $1,000 unrestricted stipend for their participation in the program ($500 per 2 week period), as well as a stipend of up to $300 ($150 per 2 week period) for meals and incidentals, and up to $200 for travel support
  • Temporary MASS MoCA membership
  • Invitation to programming centered around building resiliency, sharing ideas and skills
  • Daily group lunch
  • Weekly group dinners
  • Participants may attend the residency for 1–4 weeks.

*Note: In honor of past and present indigenous peoples, we acknowledge pre-colonial territories and communities that may extend beyond the state lines of Massachusetts and into parts of southern New Hampshire, Southern Vermont, Eastern New York, Northern Rhode Island, and Northern Connecticut.


This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Barr Foundation.