MoAD’s Poets-in-Residence program was founded in 2018 to provide writers with opportunities to respond to contemporary art of the African Diaspora and extend the reach of the museum through programming and educational workshops with local high school students.

The residency welcomes writers to pursue their own writing projects in addition to responding to MoAD’s current exhibitions. The residency requires that writers implement a school-based writing program in partnership with Ruth Asawa School of the Arts.

Residencies last for one academic semester or 4 months. The workshops include at least 6 site visits and one visit with students at the museum. There are also two culminating public programs: a student reading and a Poet-in-Residence reading.

2023 Applications

Applications for the 2023 Poets-in-Residence program are closed.

Applicants will be notified of their application status by April 17th.

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