Artists work with Museum staff and visitors in a variety of ways to generate interactive artworks and programs.

Tough Art Residency Program

Created in 2007, the Tough Art artist residency program connects artists from across the spectrum of all the arts to the resources and visitors at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The residency looks to expand the skills of established and emerging artists, giving them the ability to create work for one of the toughest venues for art: a children’s museum.

Selected artists generate and implement interactive, immersive and/or collaborative projects and connect the art-making process to the larger museum context and the museum visitor. Artists are tasked to make a direct impact on the visitor experience by creating an entirely new piece to be displayed in the Museum. Throughout the residency, artists prototype and evaluate their process to achieve the desired outcome.

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F.I.N.E. Art Residency

Fresh – Innovative – Nonstop – Expression

The F.I.N.E. Artist Residency series invites artists to exhibit their work and lead programs that introduce new and exciting art and art-making techniques to Museum visitors, staff and educators.

The program is intended to support emerging artists in their development, as well as give opportunities for established artists to the share their techniques with a wider audience.

Interested in participating in one of our Artists Residency programs?

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