Bringing the artist, Museum and community together
How does developing artwork in community settings change us? This is the central question of our Artist Residency, which seeks to bring an artist, the Museum and our community together to create a new immersive installation or studio space that will remain on view at The New Children’s Museum. By engaging with families at several community centers in San Diego through our Mass Creativity program, the artist is inspired to add to his or her initial concept as part of the process of creating a new art installation. The overall goals of the residency are to create experiences that meet the needs of all visitors, to listen to our many creative community collaborators and devise new ways to reach all San Diego families, and to share our unique model with artists and the museum field. The Wonder Sound by Wes Bruce (2016) was the first Museum installation to be created using this residency model. Learn more about our past artist-in-residences below.