Photography by Alvaro Santistevan

About the Working Artist Project

The Working Artist Project (WAP) is a year-long fellowship program facilitated by The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA). The program was created by MOCA GA to champion established visual artists of merit who are based in the Atlanta metropolitan region. Each year, a guest curator selects three of our best and brightest to receive a solo exhibition, promotion, a studio apprentice (in support of emerging artists in the Atlanta Community), a full-color catalogue, and a $15,000 stipend to create work over the course of the year.  As we prepare for transition to a brand new facility, the 2024/2025 Working Artist Project exhibitions will be hosted in an interim location, providing a unique opportunity for flexibility and community partnerships.

WAP is supported through grants from the Charles Loridans Foundation, The Antinori Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The AEC Trust , and the Molly Blank Fund.

Grant Period: July, 2024 – Close of WAP Exhibition, 2025

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Wednesday, June 12th 2024


  • Applicants must both currently live in, and have studio space (within your home or commercial space) in the following counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale, and remain an Atlanta-based artist for the length of the grant period, until close of exhibition,
  • demonstrate artistic merit, professionalism, and proven ability to complete the project,
  • have participated in a minimum of 5 years of exhibiting in museums or commercial galleries of regional, national or international renown, including at least one major solo exhibition that was not part of a degree or certificate program.
  • not have a solo exhibition in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area during the grant period, until after the close of your WAP exhibition,
  • not apply as an artist team (individual artists only)
  • provide a detailed list of all known exhibition commitments (confirmed and non-confirmed) in the metro Atlanta area that will take place during the grant period,
  • demonstrate recognition of quality of work through publication or review, and
  • be available July 10th – 12th for an in person studio visit if selected as a finalist.

WAP Awardee Requirements

Winners must produce all new work expressly for debut by MOCA GA; provide a single work for the MOCA GA Permanent Collection; agree to the exhibition dates identified; mentor at least 1 studio apprentice; and participate in educational programming for the public.

The Application

Applications must include resume/exhibition list, statement, reviews and sample work.

  • Application Deadline: June 12th, 2024 midnight 
  • Applications Reviewed: June 12th – July 2nd, 2024
  • Semifinalists Notified by: July 5th, 2024
  • Studio Visits: July 10th -12th, 2024
  • Winners Announced: July 12th, 2024

You will be asked to submit a Pdf attachment and up to 9 images/videos (jpgs, under 4mb and a maximum of 4800px, videos under 25mb or youtube/vimeo playlist).

The Pdf must include the following:

  • One page statement explaining how the Working Artist Project grant would benefit you and your work
  • One page checklist listing 9 works created within the last 2 years.  List images first, followed by any new media (9 total uploads of images and/or new media) and include title, year completed, medium, dimensions in inches (height x width x depth)
  • A resume/exhibition list reflecting a minimum of 5 years exhibiting in museums or commercial galleries of regional, national or international renown, including at least one solo exhibition that was not part of a degree or certificate program; include a detailed list of all known commitments (confirmed and non-confirmed) to present your work that would take place between July 2024 and December, 2025
  • Three (no more, no less) samples of publication or reviews in which your artwork is mentioned