Artist in Residence
Started in 2001, the Coral Springs Museum of Art prides itself in being one of the few museums in South Florida that implements an Artist in Residence (AIR) program. The Museum’s AIR program has a visiting artist create a working studio at the Museum for a specific period of time to focus on their art discipline. The AIR program mentors and introduces art as career to a competitively selected group of Advanced Placement high school art students. This program also provides the public with a unique opportunity to understand the process behind creating art.
The Museum provides the artist with a stipend, materials and a work studio to create his/her art. In return, the artist works with high school students selected for their outstanding abilities in the fine arts to create a masterpiece to add to our permanent collection. The community is also invited to observe the formative process as the artwork is created. Our past AIR program artists have run public art workshops, spoken and presented to adult and children tour groups, participated in Family Fun Days and taught classes. Many of the art pieces resulting from this program can be viewed in the Museum’s Peace and Sculpture Gardens.