Artist Start

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Below you'll find guides and information for artists interested in getting involved at MoHA.

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Digital Artist

This is a short text description of ways Digital Artists can get involved at MoHA. See below for a list of programs and opportunities or skip down to Visual Artist or Performing Artist for other points of entry.

Digital Arts Programs

CATS+

The Collaborative Art + Technology Situation (CATS+) is a residency and community program that encourages thoughtful, critical, creative engagement with technology. The CATS+ Residency Program groups cohorts of artists and tech wizards to learn together, make new projects, and share their process. We host collaborations, artist-led workshops, hangouts, public showcases, and a wiki to remove the mystery from tech and make magic together.

Digital Do-Si-Do

Digital Do-Si-Do is an online media exchange presented in partnership with Games Y’all. It happens bi-monthly in our Discord servers and is a fun, low-stakes opportunity to make something creative, try new software or digital techniques, and meet friends.

Welcome to my Homepage

An international online residency program that offers artists financial and technical support to explore the internet as a site for creative production. Welcome to my Homepage was founded in 2014 and has since hosted over 65 artists from across the World Wide Web.

Fantastic Arcade Programs

Fantastic Arcade

An annual festival which celebrates, amplifies, and supports the unique and underrepresented in indie video games and play. Fantastic Arcade operates as a community year-round, hosting quarterly game jams, monthly online and physical meetups, an active Discord server and other ongoing digital programs.

Games Y'all

Games Y’all is a meetup presented by the Museum of Human Achievement, held every month at venues around Austin for indie devs, digital artists, and games fans.

Media Jams

Quarterly themed open calls for submissions of time-based artwork, inspired by Game Jams and 48 hour film festivals.

Digital Arts Points of Entry

Point of Entry Description Type
Discord These links will invite you to the Fantastic Arcade or MoHA Discord server. Our Discord servers are for creating friendly, positive virtual space for the community to hang out, connect, find collaborators, swap materials, trade secrets, and anything else we can dream up together. Communication, Discord
Fantastic Arcade Community Support This form is for anyone wanting to become more involved with Fantastic Arcade or Games Y'all! Volunteer
Open Calls Sign up to receive open calls for artists, community programming and other MoHA related things here. Open Call
Welcome to my Homepage Residency Application Submit to Welcome to my Homepage, an international online residency program that offers artists a no-cost, low-stakes opportunity to expand their practice in new directions, explore the web as a site for creative production, and reach a new audience. Residency, Open Call
Wizard Registry If you're a tech wizard or an artist working with computers - we want to know about you! Tell us what you’re excited about and want to see/do by signing up on our Wizard Registry. Educational, Open Call

Visual Artist

This is a short text description of ways Visual Artists can get involved at MoHA. See the following for a list of programs and opportunities or skip to Visual Artist or Performing Artist for other points of entry.

Visual Artist Programs

Cage Match Project

CMP is a gallery that lives in an industrial caged-trailer. This weathered and rusted container resides in a gravel parking lot in Austin, Texas where it is under constant exposure to the elements and 24-hour public viewership. It's current curator is Ariel René Jackson, a multidisciplinary artist. Cage Match Project was developed by Ryan Hawk, a Houston based artist

Media Jams

Quarterly themed open calls for submissions of time-based artwork, inspired by Game Jams and 48 hour film festivals.

The Mall

The Mall is a small art gallery in Austin, TX. We help artists make a living, with a particular interest in uplifting women artists, queer artists, and artists of color whose voices are more often marginalized, and to create an exciting and beautiful platform and context for their work. A majority of our gallery features works from Austin artists, and is exemplary of the unique culture of Austin. Beyond a space for exhibition, The Mall also actively facilitates education and community via four workshops annually, and the creation of new art via commissions of editioned work.

Unlisted Projects

Since 2014, Unlisted Projects has hosted international artists and leaders through an ongoing residency program based at the Museum of Human Achievement. UP facilitates transborder connections and international collaboration through friendship and the production of thoughtful new work. The community-driven nature of UP and its host location MoHA is firmly rooted in the idea of bringing people together to share their lived experience in a trusted and welcoming space.

Welcome to my Homepage

An international online residency program that offers artists financial and technical support to explore the internet as a site for creative production. Welcome to my Homepage was founded in 2014 and has since hosted over 65 artists from across the World Wide Web.

Visual Artist Points of Entry

Point of Entry Description Type
The Mall Vendor Application This application form is for any artist seeking to vend goods at The Mall. Open Call
Unlisted Projects Buddy System We’re always seeking buddies to help welcome in visiting artists. This form is for anyone local to Austin who seeks to join our buddy program. Volunteer
Welcome to my Homepage Residency Application Submit to Welcome to my Homepage, an international online residency program that offers artists a no-cost, low-stakes opportunity to expand their practice in new directions, explore the web as a site for creative production, and reach a new audience. Residency, Open Call

Performing Artist

This is a short text description of ways Performing Artists can get involved at MoHA. See the following for a list of programs and opportunities or skip to Digial Artist or Performing Artist for other points of entry.

Performing Artist Programs

Drive-In

A series of drive-in movies and in-car activities at The Museum of Human Achievement. An Enjoyable Community Cinematic Experience.

Unlisted Projects

Since 2014, Unlisted Projects has hosted international artists and leaders through an ongoing residency program based at the Museum of Human Achievement. UP facilitates transborder connections and international collaboration through friendship and the production of thoughtful new work. The community-driven nature of UP and its host location MoHA is firmly rooted in the idea of bringing people together to share their lived experience in a trusted and welcoming space.

Performing Artist Points of Entry

Point of Entry Description Type
Unlisted Projects Residency Application This form is to submit to the Unlisted Projects residency program. Residency
Welcome to my Homepage Residency Application Submit to Welcome to my Homepage, an international online residency program that offers artists a no-cost, low-stakes opportunity to expand their practice in new directions, explore the web as a site for creative production, and reach a new audience. Residency, Open Call