Artist selection is currently underway.
Stay tuned for updates by early May, 2023.

See Program page for more information.

MATERIALIZE is a new program that supports artists in expanding their practices to include large, temporary, installation-based work, beginning with an exhibition at MadArt Studio. This program continues MadArt’s mission of encouraging artists to create new and compelling works, with an added intention of expanding access. Through MATERIALIZE, artists are provided with a holistic system of support that includes project funding, educational courses related to their developing work, and the guidance of MadArt staff and other arts professionals throughout the exhibition process. Eligible artists display a commitment to their professional art practices through residencies, education, and work samples, and most importantly, they have not yet had the opportunity to explore large-scale, site-specific installations. 

The artist selection process is currently underway for MATERIALIZE‘s inaugural year. Artist nominations have been received from a wide range of regional arts professionals, and artists will be asked to submit a proposal that indicates what they’d like to create. Proposals will be reviewed and selected by a three-person panel. In alignment with our intent to expand access, priority in selection will be given to artists from communities that have historically been underrepresented in the arts, including Black, Indigenous, artists of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Stay tuned for artist selection in early May, 2023.