If you are an artist who is interested in teaching children using the Museum of Fine Arts collection you might consider applying for The Artist Project. The deal is that you would design a project and then with the kids you would create a collaborative work of art inspired by the Museum’s holdings.
The Artist Project is a collaboration between the MFA, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) and eight after-school community organizations in the Boston area. If you are selected, you will work with approximately 10-15 children, age seven to twelve, in each organization. No more than 125 children participate over the duration of the project. Strong consideration will be given to artists representing the partnering communities. The MFA will provide a stipend of $18,000 to the artist(s).
Image credit: 1909 Statue of “Appeal to the Great Spirit” by Cyrus E. Dallin, at the entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This image is copyright ©2006 Daniel P. B. Smith.