The Met’s Civic Practice Partnership (CPP)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met’s Civic Practice Partnership (CPP), launched in 2017, is a two-year artist-in-residence program for socially engaged artists and art collectives. CPP catalyzes and implements creative projects that advance healthy communities by bringing the skills and interests of neighborhood stakeholders together with those of The Met and artists who are socially minded in their practice. Artists selected for the CPP program work in their own neighborhoods across New York City and at The Met to develop and implement ambitious projects and forge meaningful collaborations.

The Met invited two dynamic artists for the Civic Practice Partnership’s inaugural program: choreographer and performance artist Rashida Bumbray, working in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and multimedia visual artist Miguel Luciano, working in East Harlem.

In 2020 we welcomed three additional artists to the program: Jon Gray of artistic and culinary collective Ghetto Gastro, Mei Lum and the W.O.W. Project, a community organizing and arts space in Manhattan’s Chinatown, and musician and composer Toshi Reagon.


How to Apply

All applicants must submit the following via the online application: 

  • Project proposal (250–500 words)
  • Personal statement (250–500 words)
  • Link to applicant’s website and/or submission of work samples
  • Curriculum vitae (or CVs of all artist members if applying as a collective)
  • Contact information for two references 

Information Session 

Before submitting your application, we strongly encourage you to view the virtual information session. During the session we discuss how we consider applications, offer tips for completing a successful application, share examples of past residency projects, and walk you through the process. Meet Met staff and learn more about the mission of the CPP Artist-in-Residence program.

All applications must be submitted via online application only by September 6, 2022, 11:59 pm ET.*


Listing expiration: September 6, 2022.