Once a month, an emerging or well-known artist working in any medium presents his or her work to the public and conducts a site visit in order to propose a more substantial project for the future.
An artist who produces a new, large-scale, on-site project funded by the Center, selected from proposals submitted by the previous year's visiting artists. These initiatives may vary in medium and both take advantage of and contribute to the unique intellectual and technical resources at MIT. Fellows receive curatorial, administrative, and production assistance from the Center's staff.
An established artist qualified for a mentorship position who receives a studio, a stipend, and access to undergraduate assistants. Continuing his or her work in an atmosphere of artistic research and resource sharing, the senior fellow is asked to act as an informal advisor both to graduate affiliates and to the Center itself.
A graduate student affiliated with any MIT department or lab who is also an artist. This person receives studio space, a small grant for materials, and studio visits from the Center's staff and senior fellow while helping link the Center and visiting artists to his or her academic department or laboratory.
An artist, often but not exclusively a long-time Center affiliate, who receives access to the Center's resources but no studio or stipend. This position is currently being redefined.