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MOCA GA is now accepting submissions for its 2019–20 Working Artist Project. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. May 13.

Wassan Al-Khudhairi is this year’s guest curator. (Photo by Orlando Thompson)

The prestigious Working Artist Project, now in its 12th season, is a yearlong fellowship that champions established visual artists of merit who live in metro Atlanta. Each year, a guest curator selects three of the area’s best and brightest to receive a solo exhibition, promotion, a studio apprentice, a full-color catalog and a $15,000 stipend to create work over the course of the year.

To be eligible, applicants must live in Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett or Henry counties and do so for the length of the grant period. Among other requirements, applicants must have at least five years of exhibiting experience (including one solo show in a gallery or museum of regional, national or international renown); demonstrate a recognition of the quality of their work via publication or review; and be available June 12–14 for in-person studio visits if chosen as a finalist.

For full instructions on how to apply, click here. For the application, click here.

Wassan Al-Khudhairi, chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, is this year’s guest curator. She has worked at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama, the sixth Asian Art Biennial in Taiwan and the ninth Gwangju Biennial in South Korea. She’s the founding director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar, which opened in 2010.

The 2018–19 project winners were Krista Clark, Myra Greene and Cosmo Whyte.

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