New Program Connects Amon Carter Museum With Local Artists, Community

Carter Community Artists

Local artists have a new opportunity to work with one of the city’s biggest museums.

by Marissa Alvarado 

Local artists have a new opportunity to work with one of the city’s biggest museums.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announced the launch of Carter Community Artists, a program that aims to create opportunities for the Fort Worth-Dallas community to connect with local artists and the Amon Carter’s collections.

Carter Community Artists will annually select four local artists to help with organizing and running programs on-site, off-site and digitally. The first set of artists — Christopher Blay, Lauren Cross, Diane Durant and Arnoldo Hurtado — will work with the museum from now until September 2019.

These artists will primarily focus on educational programs for children and adults, while showcasing their individual areas of expertise. Operating with Amon Carter museum education staff, each artist will develop and lead after-school, home-school and summer programs; teacher workshops; and recording sessions for the museum’s distance learning program.
 
Throughout the year-long initiative — each October through the following September — artists will come together for six scheduled meetings to develop concepts and programs for the museum. The following years’ applications will be open in May, and a committee of Amon Carter education and curatorial staff will review the applicants and announce selections in August.

Partial support for the Carter Community Artists program comes from grants from the Arts Council of Fort Worth and The William Randolph Hearst Foundation.