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Calling all artists! The Madison Arts Commission and The Bubbler at Madison Public Library are launching a new, 11-month artist residency program based out of a dedicated art studio at Thurber Park. 

Artist(s) will carry out their residency in the Thurber Park art studio, and their work will culminate in a public art commission created during their time there. The artist or artist pair will also engage with the local community through free, open studio days, community workshops, neighborhood partnerships, and larger community events hosted out of their space. 

The Thurber Park Residency program will provide the artist with funding, time, and space to develop their own art practice, as well as allowing for deeper community connections and the possibility for funding and guidance to develop a public art piece in the Darbo-Worthington neighborhood.

Art makers of all backgrounds and mediums creating durable, timeless art, suitable for outdoor public settings are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is Monday, June 24, 2019 by midnight CST. Apply online at:

More information about the Thurber Park Residency program is available at:

The Thurber Park Artists Residency is funded by the Madison Arts Commission through the City of Madison’s Municipal Arts Fund, Madison Community Foundation Field of Interest Funds, including the Kubly Fund for the Visual Arts, Perago Fund, EHC Nutrition Fund, and the SMS Fund, The Town of Blooming Grove, The Evjue Foundation, The Kohler Company, Elizabeth Cwik of BWZ Architects, & Murphy Electric LLC.

About Madison Public Library
Madison Public Library’s tradition of promoting education, literacy and community involvement has enriched the City of Madison for more than 140 years.  Nine locations throughout the City of Madison are open six days per week and welcome over 2 million visits each year. For more information, visit, Madison Public Library on Facebook, @madisonlibrary on Twitter, and @madisonpubliclibrary on Instagram.

About The Bubbler at Madison Public Library
The Bubbler’s hands-on workshops, performances, and events introduce participants to a variety of local experts who share their talent and passion for art, design, and maker culture.  For more information, visit, Madison Bubbler on Facebook, or @madisonbubbler on Twitter. 

About the Madison Arts Commission
The Madison Arts Commission (MAC) is a municipal commission that funds artistic activities and initiates cultural programs that integrate, support, and advance arts and culture as an essential part of life in Madison.