Ends on April 7, 2018

The Howard Hughes Corporation, (HHC), in collaboration with the Howard County Arts Council, announces the launch of the Merriweather District Artist-in-Residence (MD AIR) program in Downtown Columbia, MD.  Three artists will be selected from submitted entries and provided with a stipend of $10,000 each to spend up to two months, from June 1 – July 31, 2018, creating a work of art in a medium of their choosing. The highest priority will be given to artists who intend to produce works that integrate art, innovation and technology.

Only complete applications and properly formatted attachments will be forwarded to the selection panel for consideration. HHC reserves the right to refuse incomplete or improperly formatted applications. Handwritten statements will not be accepted. Please review the Call For Entry and FAQs for a full description of MD AIR before submitting an application.


  • April 7, 2018: Entry materials must be postmarked or digitally submitted.
  • April 30, 2018: MD AIR program applicants notified of selections
  • May 15, 2018: Contracts due
  • June 1, 2018: MD AIR program begins, studio and residence move-in
  • July 31, 2018: MD AIR program concludes, studio and residence move-out
  • October 2018: OPUS
By submitting, you acknowledge that you have read the full Call For Entry, which can be found here. A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is available here.

Contact: Michele Whelley, MD AIR Program Manager, mwhelley@whelleyconsulting.com
For questions regarding the Submittable application process, contact Katie Wofford, HCAC Gallery and Programs Coordinator, at exhibits@hocoarts.org

To apply, please submit the following. NOTE if the application is for a team (more than one person), every member of the team must provide his/her contact information:
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