Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry announces artist in residence search

Image by Courtesy of the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry Kids gettin' messy at the Children's Museum!

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is starting the search for the 3rd Annual Artist-in-Residence program.

The annual regional residence art program aims to put an artist before 25,000 Lowcountry children and their families to observe, interact, and learn. The selected artist will take residence in the Museum’s Art Room 10-15 hours a week for three months to conduct hands-on workshops, weekly free drop-in classes and informal demonstrations. The artist will also direct monthly art workshops for a visiting CML Title One partner school class. 

The decision will be based on artistic merit, proven experience working with children, proposed projects and how they relate to the CML themes of arts, culture and community.  The selected artist must inspire curiosity and understanding among diverse audiences and produce art, experiences and knowledge that enhance artistic expression – building on CML’s impressive history of bringing the arts and children together.   

The Artist-in-Residence offers artists: 

  • One three month residency at the Museum in the dedicated Art Room 
  • 24-hour access to 120 square foot studio at Redux Contemporary Art Studio to continue your work.  For more information about Redux, visit
  • Monthly stipend including materials
  • Opportunity to showcase your artwork and methods to visitors;
  • Weekly art class time and hands-on demonstrations where children and their families can work with artist in the art form
  • Monthly art workshop with visiting Title One partner school.

Applications must include:

  • Full name, mailing address, phone, fax and email address
  • Artwork samples must include 10-20 samples of your work viewed in digital format, either on CD-Rom and/or URL. DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ARTWORK. 
  • Resume (please include programming you have done with families and/or children)
  • Statement of purpose (150 words maximum).  Please describe your contribution to the children’s art community
  • Proposed projects.  In two paragraphs, please present your ideas for projects you’d like to accomplish during your residency and how your time and artwork will help CML achieve its mission. 
  • Application fee of $20 made payable to Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry.  Applications are due by November 1, 2011. 

Applications are available online at or by calling Meg Watson, Marketing Coordinator at 843.853.8962 x223 or by email at

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to spark imagination, stimulate curiosity and encourage problem solving through the power of play.   Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is $7 per person and free for children less than 12 months of age.  For more information please visit our website,

The Artist in Residence program is named after CML founder and professional artist Anne Darby Parker.  This project was funded in part by John M. Dunnan Galleries, Gilchrist/Bissell Wealth Management Group of Morgan Keegan, the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Program through their joint administration of the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Program and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.

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