Artists in Residence

Eliot School Artists in Residence will partner with Teen Bridge, which brings a small group of passionate teens from Boston schools to our Jamaica Plain schoolhouse, where they participate in a rigorous arts program that combines skill building, mentorship, employment and intensive art enrichment opportunities. 

  • 2018 − Home, with Nora Valdez

Sculptor Nora Valdez will kick off the first residency in 2018 on the theme of home. Through this project, Nora and Teen Bridge youth will initiate a public dialogue by exploring the questions: What makes a place home? What makes home safe, comforting? How do we create a sense of home, claim a place as home?

Artists are invited to submit proposals for 2019 and 2020 residencies. The submission deadline is 5pm, January 31, 2018. Application details can be found here.

All residencies will include art-making with teens, larger community engagement, and a culminating event. A panel of Teen Bridge participants, Eliot School staff and board members, as well as members of the wider Eliot School community will review applications. Each artist will receive a stipend of $10,000 along with a project budget for materials. Selections will be announced by March 31, 2018.


Past residencies have brought artists to engage with our school and community partners: