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The Lawrence Arts Collective is a partnership of nonprofits and small businesses that facilitate and support arts and culture projects in Lawrence, MA. The participating organizations include Elevated Thought (youth arts nonprofit), Essex Art Center (nonprofit art center), 599 Studios (artist workspace), El Taller Cafe & Bookstore (cafe, bookstore, literary hub), Ateneo Dominicano de Nueva Inglaterra (Dominican cultural group), Merrimack River Watershed Council (river environmental nonprofit), and the Lawrence Public Library (supporting City department for the collective).


This an opportunity to collaborate with other arts and cultural organizations to bring creative initiatives to Lawrence, MA. Artists will have space in a community-based organization where you can have the opportunity to make and share your work and receive a $5,000 stipend for a 9-month commitment.


We seek artists who are:

  • Eager to bring their work to new audiences are genuinely interested in sharing experiences through art.

  • Active listeners and clear communicators with an appreciation for others' perspectives.

  • Curious! Always learning and appreciative of other's skills and expertise.

The application goes live on June 15, 2021
The deadline to apply is July 15, 2021, 11:59 PM, EST
Optional zoom drop-in information session is open to all who might have questions about the application process and will be recorded for those who can't make it. July 8, 2021, at 6:00 PM EST
All applications will be reviewed by Lawrence Art Collective partners between July 16 and July 30, 2021
Interviews will take place the week of August 2nd. Decisions will be made by August 15, 2021.
Artist In Residency runs from September 15, 2021 - June 15, 2022

Optional Information Session on July 8 at 6 PM 
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Didn't make it to the July 8th info session? Feel free to check out how it went.​

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