As the cultural anchor for the visual arts in Dothan and the Wiregrass region, WMA’s strong commitment to the art and artists of our time is reflected in its exhibitions, artist residencies and special projects, and partnerships. WMA exhibits an average of 14 temporary exhibitions annually within its five galleries, in addition to works from its Permanent Collection on long-term view in its entrance galleries. Exhibitions reflect the diverse and complex cultural landscape of the South, connecting residents and visitors to artists’ stories and practices.
Artists are creatively and financially supported through residencies and special projects at WMA, from short-term residencies that provide housing and workspace for artists to focus on their studio practice, to partnerships with other nonprofit organizations and key community stakeholders that work to reach shared goals in the Wiregrass. Artists, guest curators, and creatives are encouraged to be part of WMA’s annual arts programming by submitting ideas and proposals here.
WMA’s extensive work with artists includes public art projects, including city-wide installations, and the museum’s strength as a foundational, creative ecosystem will open opportunities for future work in this area.
Read more about WMA’s work to support the art and artists of our time here, at an archive of Stories from WMA.