artist in residence

For Freedoms

Fall 2019 through Winter 2020


For Freedoms (American, b. 2016)
Freedom of Worship, 2018
archival pigment print,
Henry Melville Fuller Fund

For Freedoms is a collective of artists, institutions, organizations and individuals, co-founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman.

For Freedoms is a national artist-led platform for civic engagement, discourse, and action that seeks to highlight America’s diversity through anti-partisan artistic interventions. They were in residence leading up to New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary in winter 2020, during which time the mounted We Are For Freedoms. The project comprised a highly participatory exhibition, public art installed in the city of Manchester, and a series of town hall discussions.

artist in residence

Our Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program invites artists to live and work at the museum. While in residence, artists consider the collection and community, and refresh our perspectives on the role of the museum. The program is central to the Currier Museum’s mission of connecting our audiences with art and creative thinking, whether of the past or the future. We hope to learn from our visiting artists – and be surprised by their perspectives.

Artists working in all media participate in the AIR program, which has three main components: 1) an open call to support emerging artists making socially engaged art; 2) an invitational through which artists are selected to develop special projects, commissions, or exhibitions; and 3) artist-led, community-centered public art projects in the city of Nashua, NH.


Open Call for Artist in Residence Applications

Our annual open call is currently live from October 1 – December 1, 2022. Artists who share the museum’s goal of positively impacting communities through the transformative power of art are encouraged to apply to this residency.

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past exhibitions

Archived material on past exhibitions can be explored further here, and recent past exhibition catalogues are available through the museum shop.