MASS MoCA is one of the liveliest (and largest!) centers for making, presenting, and enjoying the best art and music of our time.
Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world's most innovative centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies at MASS MoCA. The museum thrives on making and presenting work that is fresh, surprising, and challenging.
MASS MoCA exhibits work by many of the most important artists of today—both well known, and emerging—focusing on large-scale and complex installations that are impossible to realize in conventional museums. Our broad, soaring galleries with 110,000 square feet of open, flexible space and their robust industrial character have proven both inspiring and empowering to artists.
An essential and integral part of MASS MoCA's mission are the more than 75 performances staged year-round, including popular music, contemporary dance, alternative cabaret, world music dance parties, outdoor silent films with live music, documentaries, and avant-garde theater.
Kidspace is a collaboration among MASS MoCA, the Clark Art Institute, and the Williams College Museum of Art where every elementary student in the region—more than 10,000 annually—comes to study and create art. In addition, more than 5,000 children annually experience world-class music, theater, and dance through school-time performing arts events offered by our Art Assembly program.
Economic and Commercial Development:
To offset operating costs and stimulate job growth in our region, MASS MoCA develops and leases space to a wide range of exciting business, including restaurants, publishing companies, law firms, photography studios, and computer-generated special effects. We also collaborate with many partners across the county to strengthen regional tourism, improve infrastructure for small business development, and attract and retain residents. Much of this work has been documented and analyzed by our partners at the Center for Creative Community Development, a national research and policy organization operated by Williams College and located on our campus .
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How to submit work for consideration by a curator:
MASS MoCA’s Curatorial Department welcomes submissions from artists. However, while all materials will be reviewed by the curators, a response cannot be guaranteed due to the extreme number of submissions and limited staff resources. Please do not call regarding the status of your submission. Please follow these criteria to ensure the proper consideration and handling of your materials. Include an artist statement and resume/CV.
Depending on the medium, send up to 20 digital images on a CD, or printed images, or up to 20 minutes of time-based work on DVD.
DO NOT send original artwork, we cannot be held responsible for its safe-keeping.
Please note that MASS MoCA is not a collecting institution. Do not send materials for consideration for acquisition.
Due to the high volume of submissions received, we cannot return your materials and cannot respond to every submission.
Mail submission to:
Curatorial Department Artist Submissions
1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247
How to submit work for consideration by the performing arts department:
The performing arts department accepts submissions of work samples on a revolving basis. We will contact you if we feel your project is appropriate for a future performing arts season. Please do not call regarding the status of your materials. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to return materials to you.
You may send your materials to:
MASS MoCA Performing Arts
1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247
Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00
Monday: 11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 11:00 - 17:00
Friday: 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 17:00
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass Moca Way, 01247 North Adams, United States
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