Applications accepted through December for 2022 residency for a poet with an interest in public engagement

The Guggenheim is collaborating with the Academy of American Poets to establish a year-long poet-in-residence position open to a contemporary poet with strong interest in public engagement beginning in January 2022. The selected poet-in-residence, with the Guggenheim’s public programs department, will design activations and experiences with poetry as an artistic form for the museum’s adult, teen, and youth audiences. Poetry has long been celebrated at the Guggenheim, beginning with the Academy of American Poets presenting poetry readings in the Peter B. Lewis Theater in 1963.

The poet-in-residence will play a core role in the Guggenheim’s public programming throughout the year and will plan and participate in events that may include on-site readings, workshops, and activations in the museum. The selected poet-in-residence will receive a $20,000 honorarium.

The residency is a hybrid arrangement and the selected poet-in-residence must be able to travel to the Guggenheim’s New York City location as needed beginning in late January 2022. Candidates for the poet-in-residence position must be at least 21 years old and have published a collection of poetry or have a history of spoken word performances. Please view the full eligibility guidelines and FAQ here. Eligible candidates are encouraged to submit a short application via this application link by December 5, 2021.

About the Academy of American Poets

Founded in 1934, the Academy of American Poets is the nation’s leading champion of poets and poetry with supporters in all fifty states. The organization annually awards more funds to individual poets than any other organization through its prize program, giving a total of $1.25 million to more than two hundred poets at various stages of their careers. The organization also produces, the world’s largest publicly funded website for poets and poetry; organizes National Poetry Month; publishes the popular Poem-a-Day series and American Poets magazine; provides award-winning resources to K–12 educators, including the Teach This Poem series; hosts an annual series of poetry readings and special events; and coordinates a national Poetry Coalition working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture.

About the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was established in 1937 and is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The international constellation of museums comprises the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the future Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. An architectural icon and “temple of spirit” where radical art and architecture meet, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is among a group of eight Frank Lloyd Wright structures in the United States recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. To learn more about the museum and the Guggenheim’s activities around the world, visit

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