Artist Residencies in North America
18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica, CA)
The center offers residencies to artists residing in the Los Angeles area, as well as several international areas, from many different disciplines including dance, painting, photography, and writing. They are dedicated to the advancement of culture through artists working with issues of social consciousness, community, diversity, and beauty.
Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement (New York, NY)
The workspace programs provide residencies and free workspace in which established and emerging artists can develop their work and careers. The programs have fostered the creative process for innovative performing and visual artists.
Abruzzi Mountain Art Workshop (Brooklyn, NY)
Designed for artists at any level, each Workshop is a week-long immersion into a particular art form—from Painting and Drawing to Sculpture, Fresco, Mural, Encaustic or Collage.
A.I.R. Studio Paducah (Paducah, KY) https://airstudiopaducah.com/ A.I.R. Studio Paducah is an artist residency program situated in the heart of the LowerTown Arts District, Paducah, Kentucky. Since 2004, creatives from around the country and abroad have passed through A.I.R. doors to make the most of the space and a stretch of undistracted time as envisioned by founder Alonzo Davis, himself an artist.
Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (Red Wing, MN)
The Center makes available private time and space to some 45 artists, writers, and scholars from the United States and abroad. Residencies, which include meals and lodging at the Center, are for two weeks to one month, during which time resident-fellows are expected to work on a clearly defined project and to make a substantive contribution to the community in the form of a talk, class, or performance of their work.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass Village, CO)
The Ranch promotes personal and professional development of artists of all levels of expertise through year-round workshops in ceramics, sculpture, photography, new media, painting and drawing, printmaking, woodworking, furniture design and more. Our artist’s residencies for emerging and established artists, summer internships, visiting artists and critics, community outreach, and public events offer a full spectrum of opportunities to creative people of all levels. The facilities feature fully-equipped art studios and galleries.
Aperture Foundation Work Scholar Program (New York, NY)
The program was created to give individuals of promise the unique opportunity to work closely with our staff in day-to-day contact with all of Apererture’s activities. The program welcomes and average of twenty interns every year, allowing young graduates from the United States and around the world to learn the skills required to pursue related careers while contributing to the Foundation and its programs.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN)
The residency program is designed to provide pre-professional, self-directed artists time and space to develop a major body of work in a creative community environment of students and visiting faculty. Five artists are selected annually to participate in the 11-month program that begins mid-June and continues through the end of May the following year.
Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities (Carlisle, KY)
Residencies are available to established and emerging visual and literary artists 18 years of age and older without regard for race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion. The program is designed for single individuals, not for families. The Center accepts applications for residency on a continual basis; there are no deadlines.
Art Farm (Marquette, NE)
Art Farm's artist residency program for professionals, in all areas of the arts, offers them accommodation and studio space to pursue their art. We ask, in exchange, for 12 hours per week from artists, to help renovate and maintain Art Farm’s buildings and grounds as well as other projects. All who apply need to be self-motivated and resourceful and appreciate a quiet working environment--if you need a busy social life this may not be for you. Art Farm’s location is semi-isolated and rural and because of this condition, co-operation and an ability to share tasks are required.
Artists' Enclave at I-Park (East Haddam, CT)
The Artists' Enclave at I-Park is a multi-disciplinary, international residency program for artists looking for time and space to conceive and execute new ideas and to work on existing projects. The quiet, retreat-like environment at I-Park is intended to be conducive to the creative process and the program is designed to foster a collegial atmosphere and communal environment.
Art Omi International Arts Center (Columbia County, NY)
Omi is a not-for-profit residency program for international visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers as well as the site for The Fields Sculpture Park, a year round public exhibition space for contemporary sculpture. Omi has been guided by the vision that creative work is a vehicle for knowledge and understanding that transcends political and cultural boundaries. To this end, Omi has hosted over hundreds of residents from 80 different countries to date. Omi provides residents with room, board, and a place to work.
Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL)
Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary artists' community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world's most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of music composition, and the visual, literary, and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops and exhibitions.
Aurora Project (Aurora, NY)
The Aurora Project encourages artists and scholars from a wide range of disciplines to apply, the limitation of available space and equipment being the primary restrictions. Collaborations may be possible with nearby facilities including access to a wood fire kiln, printmaking studio, a commercial glass blowing company and community arts opportunities.
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE)
For more than three decades, the Bemis Center’s core mission has been to provide artists from around the world dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work. Frequently cited as one of the top international residency programs, the Bemis Center offers artists private live/work studios, financial support, technical/administrative assistance, and opportunities for intellectual discourse about contemporary art through free public programs, such as panel discussions, lectures, and knowledge-sharing workshops. To date, nearly 900 artists have participated in the residency program.
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (Clermont, KY)
The Artist in Residence Program is available to all visual artists in any medium. All visual artists (sculptors, installation artists, painters, environmental artists, sound, video, performance artists) can apply. Applicants may be emerging or established artists on a regional, national or international level. Bernheim will provide a stipend of $2,500.00 USD and living quarters for the recipient. In exchange, they will create a site-specific sculpture or project or exhibition, with at least one mutually agreed to work of art left to the Bernheim Foundation.
Archie Bray Foundation (Helena, MT)
The Archie Bray Foundation offers ceramicists residencies that range from a few months (short-term) to up to two years (long-term). New residents are chosen once a year in March by the Bray's director and a rotating jury of two other ceramic artists.
The Byrdcliffe Colony/Woodstock Guild (Woodstock, NY)
The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides visual artists, writers, and composers of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space within the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Lasting four weeks, the residency offers artists private studio time within a community of peers.
Caldera (Sisters, Oregon)
Every winter from January through March, creative individuals, collaborations, and performing ensembles are awarded the gift of time and space at our beautiful Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Sisters, Oregon, for monthlong residencies. Residencies are open to national and international artists in any discipline, as well as creative thinkers in culinary arts, design, engineering, and the sciences. Artists at any stage of their careers who are not current students are eligible.
Carbondale Clay Center (Carbondale, CO)
The Carbondale Clay Center offers three residency programs that run for a 12-month period of time (September 1–August 31). A residents will have opportunity to apply for a second year based on their first year of participation. Residents will share a semi-private studio space and 24/7 access to the Carbondale Clay Center. Residents can expect to be mentored by experienced, talented ceramic artists who are part of the vibrant Carbondale Arts community.
The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center (West Rutland, VT)
Artist Residencies at the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center offer sculptors opportunities for inspiration and to create new work in the former marble quarry and manufacturing area of Vermont. Residencies are from 1 to 3 months, featuring artists working in a diverse range of materials and techniques.
Center for Photography at Woodstock (Woodstock, NY)
CPW’s Artist-In-Residence Program provides opportunities for US-based artists and critics/scholars/curators of color working in photography with access to facilities and financial, critical, and technical support. The drive for this program is to free the artist from the busy routines and demands of everyday life – and to provide a sanctuary for creativity. Each year CPW offers seven residencies for artists of color and one residency for a critic/scholar/curator of color.
Centrum (Port Townsend, WA)
Centrum’s Emerging Artist Residency is an initiative to support artists at the beginning of their career trajectory. Centrum invites a cohort of six visual artists from the Northwest region to be in residence during the month of October each year. The artists are provided with housing, studio space and a stipend, while they spend the month creating new work or refining existing work.
The Clay Studio (Philadelphia, PA)
The Clay Studio Resident Artist Program offers individuals the opportunity to further develop their work, to establish professional contacts and standards, and to work within a community of like-minded individuals in an urban environment for up to five years. One of the longest ceramic residencies in the world, The Clay Studio Residency allows artists to become successful members of The Clay Studio community, and the Philadelphia art community, while making national and international connections as well.
Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY)
The Studio’s Artist-in-Residence program brings artists from around the world to Corning. The artists spend a month at The Studio, exploring new directions in glass art, or expanding on their current bodies of work, while using the immense resources of the world’s leading glass museum. At the end of the residency, each artist gives a presentation about his or her work. This is a free event held in The Studio Lecture Room and open to the public.
Cornucopia Art Center, Lanesboro Residency Program (Lanesboro, MN)
The Lanesboro Jerome Artist Residency Program, located in Lanesboro, MN (pop. 754), aims to provide an immersive, meaningful experience for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City.
Creative Alliance (Baltimore, MD)
The Residency Program accommodates 8 resident artists or artist groups, one in each of the studios, for terms of one to three years. It is intended for emerging artists as well as mid-career artists whose goal is to reinvigorate their work in an intensive atmosphere. Artists are encouraged (but not required) to use the studios as their primary residence.
Cub Creek Foundation (Appomattox, VA)
Cub Creek offers 6 residencies in ceramic arts, up to one year in length. The residency fee includes studio space and housing. Residents participate in outreach programs and have the opportunity to show work in Cub Creek’s gallery.
Dieu Donne (New York, NY)
With a focus on experimentation and collaboration, Dieu Donné founded the Workspace Program in 1990 to provide emerging New York State based artists with the opportunity to explore hand paper-making and to utilize its processes to produce a body of work. In this unique program, artists work collaboratively with master papermakers, which is essential to providing artists an opportunity to create work in a medium that is outside of their traditional practice.
Djerassi Resident Artists Program (Woodside, CA)
Residencies are awarded competitively, at no cost, to national and international artists in the disciplines of choreography, literature, music composition, visual arts, and media arts/new genres. We seek applications from emerging and mid-career artists, for whom appointments as resident artists may make a significant difference to their careers, as well as from established artists with national and/or international reputations. Applicants are evaluated by panels of arts professionals in each category. Those selected are offered living and studio space for four to five week sessions during the season which runs from mid-March through mid-November.
Dorland Mountain Arts Colony (Temecula, CA)
Dorland invites residency requests from visual, literary (or other writing) and composing or performing artists. Residency stays may be as short as one week or as long as three months, based on requests and availability. Residency fees are $300 per week and $1,000 per four week period. Applications are reviewed monthly.
Eastern Frontier Society, Norton Island Residency (Jonesport, Maine)
In 2000, the Norton Island Residency Program, under the leadership of the Eastern Frontier Education Foundation, was founded as a nonprofit and developed to create an ideal place for artists to paint, write, sculpt and compose.The nature of this program is straightforward, even rudimentary: this is a remote, rustic wilderness with facilities to accommodate a select group of artists who sometimes share their work after dinner but are otherwise there to work uninterrupted.
Elsewhere Artist Collaborative (Greensboro, NC)
Residencies invite artists working across media, fields, disciplines, and administrations to create projects that activate Elsewhere’s ‘living’ museum. Residents live and work within the museum for 2-4 weeks creating site-specific, responsive work that explores the museum environment, surplus inventories, cultural histories, social systems, neighborhood communities, and past artworks.
Escape to Create (Seaside, FL)
Escape to Create is a month-long retreat for writers, artists, scholars and other creative people who are fully engaged with art and ideas. Established 17 years ago,Escape to Create has sponsored more than one hundred artists involved in a wide range of disciplines including the literary arts, fine arts, musical composition, crafts, photography, film, history, and architecture.
Eyebeam (New York, NY)
The Eyebeam Residency is a prestigious award for artists engaged with technology and technologists working in the arts. With the goal of invention and impact residents research and develop new projects for up to one year in Eyebeam studios located in Brooklyn. Residents receive a generous financial stipend, access to top-notch facilities as well as a dynamic and engaged community. Frequent critiques and mentorship by leaders in the arts, business, and technology sectors round out the experience.
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
The Artist Studio/Demonstration Program enables museum visitors to meet artists and gives artists an opportunity to work with the public. Artists-in-Residence will work in the Kimball Gallery at the de Young Museum or in the Rodin Gallery at the Legion of Honor. They will create a studio environment in these spaces, speak with museum visitors about their work, exhibit works of art, and engage in hands-on art activities with the public. This residency application process is open to visual artists living in Northern California.
Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA)
The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency for writers and visual artists in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, an area with a long history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-month fellowships to twenty fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend. Residencies run from October 1 through May 1. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their work independently in a diverse and supportive community. An historic fishing port, Provincetown is situated at the tip of Cape Cod in an area of spectacular natural beauty, surrounded by miles of dunes and National Seashore beaches.
Flux Factory (Williamsburg, NY)
Since 1994, Flux Factory has offered an informal, artist-run, and collective residency program comprised of a changing community of creative collaborators, including (but not limited to) artists, community organizers, urban agriculturalists, educators, curators, builders, game designers and musicians. We offer short & long-term residencies, work facilities, as well as direct exhibition and programmatic opportunities. There are typically 15 cultural creators in residence at Flux Factory at any given time.
Fountainhead Fellowship (Richmond, VA)
The Fountainhead Fellowship is open to recent MFA graduates working predominantly in clay, glass, fiber, metal or wood in new and innovative ways. Recipients will gain valuable teaching experience and participate in a vital, progressive community of artists at Virginia Commonwealth University. The fellowship runs August 1-May 31.
Griffis Art Center (New London, CT)
http://www.griffisartcenter.com/Residencies & Programs/Maison des Artistes/Maison des Artistes.html
Griffis Art Center hosts artists from around the world for a three-month period. Housed in a quiet, residential neighborhood, the artists live, create and interact in the community.
Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences (Rabun Gap, CA)
The Hambidge Residency Program provides setting, solitude and time for creative individuals working in a wide variety of creative disciplines. Fellowships are offered for two to eight week residencies, year round. Fellows enjoy the gift of life without every-day distractions, in individual cottage/studios. These sanctuaries are scattered across our 600 acre setting of mountain forests, streams, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildflower meadows.
Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA)
The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking (Minneapolis, MN)
The Jerome Residency program is open to emerging Minnesota printmakers who already possess training in traditional printmaking techniques, and can provide original examples of such work. Applicants will be judged on the artistic merit of their work, their dedication, interest, and potential in printmaking, as well as the quality and clarity of their plan for the residency.
Home, Inc. (Boston, MA)
The Artist in Residency at HOME, Inc. offers a three month to six month residency which may be renewable for an additional six months upon mutual agreement. We are particularly interested in video artists who are working on projects that have some social theme or value. We are interested in supporting artists whose work has the potential to have an impact in some way on a particular issue or cause.
Horned Dorset Colony (Dorset, VT)
Eligibility for residencies are presently limited to artists, over the age of 21, who have demonstrated exceptional talent in the fields of Architectural Design, Creative Writing, Creative Writing Translation, Musical Composition, or Visual Arts. The total cost for a four-week residency is $4,000. Artists who are able to cover their own costs increase HDC’s ability to assist those who cannot, but acceptance to HDC is based upon quality of work and professional references, not the ability to contribute financially. HDC will make every effort to help invited artists who are in need of financial support.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (Houston, TX)
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to presenting the dynamic world of contemporary craft to the Houston community. The Artist in Residence program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to: clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood. Artists selected for the program receive a 200 square foot studio and a monthly stipend.
HUB-BUB ( Spartanburg, SC) http://hub-bub.com/ HUB-BUB is an artist-in-residence program hosted by the chapman cultural center in Spartanburg, SC designed to provide time and space for emerging artists to live free and create.
Jentel Artist Residency Program (Banner, WY)
The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers dedicated individuals a supportive environment in which to further their creative development. Here artists and writers experience unfettered time to allow for thoughtful reflection and meditation on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land.
Joshua Tree National Park (Joshua Tree, California)
The Joshua Tree National Park Artist-in-Residence Program offers visual, performing and literary artists a 3 week residency during the months of March, April, October, and November each year. The accommodations within the park are located at the Lost Horse Ranger Station, in a rustic and self-sufficient cabin with nearby panoramic views of the park. In exchange for the adventure of living and working in a national park, the resident artist will have the opportunity to create a body of work and to share it with the surrounding regional and Southern California communities. AIR artists’ proposals are encouraged to address content related to Joshua Tree National Park and build better understanding and dialogue about our national parks, natural resources, and environmental desert issues.
Kala Art Institute (Berkely, CA)
Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital media including video production can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence. Residency applications are accepted online three times per year. Artists who apply for a residency should be familiar with at least one of the media offered at Kala. Considerations for acceptance are conceptual creativity and technical knowledge.
KHN Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, NE
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers up to fifty juried residencies per year to working artists from across the country and around the world. Residencies are awarded to visual artists, writers, composers, interdisciplinary artists, and arts or arts education scholars. Residencies are available for two-, four-, six-, or eight-week stays. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a separate studio. The Center can house up to five artists at any given time.
Light Work (Syracuse, NY)
Every year Light Work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to come to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. Over 360 artists have participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program, and many of them have gone on to achieve international acclaim. The residency includes a $5,000 stipend, a furnished artist apartment, 24-hour access to our state-of-the-art facilities, and generous staff support. Work by each Artist-in-Residence is published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual along with an essay commissioned by Light Work. Work by former Artists-in-Residence is also part of the Light Work Collection.
Lower Eastside Printshop (New York, NY)
The Keyholder Residency Program at the Lower Eastside Printshop offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are free and one year long, starting on April 1st and October 1st each year, and they take place in the shared Artists’ Studio, including the solvent/etching area and the darkroom.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (New York, NY)
LMCC’s Artist Residency programs redefine what it means to “work” in Lower Manhattan, respond directly to the immediate needs of the artistic community, and promote the creation, development, and presentation of exciting and innovative new work. These residencies are available to artists working in all disciplines to participate in via application or nomination processes. The studio space is located in temporarily donated spaces throughout Lower Manhattan and in our Arts Center at Governors Island. These programs are among the largest and most competitive programs in New York City and are free to participating artists.
Lux Art Institute (Encinitas, CA)
At the heart of Lux’s mission is the month-long residency program, which invites artists to live and work at the institute while they develop new projects. The artists who reside at Lux are recognized nationally and internationally, and draw on a wide variety of styles and themes, from 15th-century Dutch still-lifes, to Haitian folklore, to traditional Chinese imagery meets psychedelic pop culture. Lux is proud to share their work with scholars, art patrons and a regional and national audience.
Mabou Mines (New York, NY)
Mabou Mines Suite is open to small companies and individual artists in all fields- playwrights, directors, performers, poets, acrobats, dramaturges, composers, painters, sculptors, singers, photographers, choreographers, film & video artists- anyone with compelling performance ideas in need of investigation. In the past, all residents have received mentoring, rehearsal space and a stipend. A public showing of the work is presented at the end of the residency.
The MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, NH)
The MacDowell colony provides artists with solitude, uninterrupted time, and a supportive workspace, all within a supportive community of other creative people. Open to all applicants; facilities available in digital media and film/digital editing, metal shop, music/piano studios, painting, photography, sculpture, woodworking, writing, and exhibition/installation space.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (Annapolis, MD)
Maryland Hall's Artist-in-Residence Program has artists that work in a diverse variety of media and styles. AIRs work in their studios throughout the week and can be visited by patrons interested in learning about their art or purchasing their work. The program offers two distinct residencies: one for three-years in length and one for 12 months. Both AIR programs offer studio space and opportunities to participate in a variety of programs and activities throughout the year. Artists are selected by a jury process as vacancies become available.
The Mattress Factory (Pittsbugh, PA)
Residencies range from one week to two months, with an average of three to four weeks. The artists determine the length of time they wish to work, and the schedule is designed to provide maximum on-site staff support for each artist. Professional carpenters, plasterers, and metal-workers participate in the installation process as needed, and the curatorial staff locates materials. The Mattress Factory’s artistic program is focused on the commission, presentation and collection of new site-specific installations that are developed in residency. Each installation is conceived for and executed in the space in which the public sees it. The work is integrated into the site and depends on its relationship to the setting for its final effect.
McColl Center for Visual Art (Charlotte, NC)
McColl Center for Visual Art's Artist-in-Residence and Affiliate Artist programs are dedicated to supporting artists regionally, nationally and internationally and promoting contemporary art. Fusing a regional character with a national and international perspective, the Center is a place where artists work, conduct research and where exhibitions introduce a broad public to a variety of contemporary art practices by artists from around the world. Available to most medias at all levels of career.
Millay Colony for the Arts (Austerlitz, NY)
The Millay colony for the Arts offers one-month residencies to visual artists, composers and writers between the months of April and November. Resident artists get private rooms, studios and all meals during their stay at our pastoral campus.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
MCBA’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program is designed to support selected artists by providing financial and community resources, space, and access to equipment to assist in the creation and promotion of their work. Residencies may be from two weeks to three months in duration. Participation in the program is based on the artistic merit of proposed projects as well as the degree to which artists further MCBA’s artistic mission: to lead the advancement of the book as an evolving art form. While integrating the elements of papermaking, bookbinding, printing, typography and graphic design, MCBA supports the limitless creative evolution of the book format.
Monhegan Artist Residency (Lincolnville, Maine)
The Monhegan Artists’ Residency provides free comfortable living quarters, studio space, a stipend of $150 per week, and time for visual artists to reflect on, experiment, or develop their art while living in an artistically historic and beautiful location. Each summer we offer three residency options: two 5 week sessions, and one 2 week session.
Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts (Nantucket, MA)
NISDA's Artist Residency Community welcomes emerging and professional artists and educators in all fields including, but not limited to, the studio arts in photography, painting, ceramics, textiles, writing, music, performance and any alternative projects committed to the creative process.
National Parks Arts Foundation
The National Parks Arts Foundation offers artist residencies in many national parks across the USA, including parks in Hawaii, Alaska, Gettysburg, PA and The Grand Canyon.
New York Mills Arts Retreat (New York Mills, MN)
The Arts Retreat artist residency program of the Cultural Center in New York Mills focuses on providing dedicated artists time for creative development and exploration. The program offers a unique taste of life in rural Minnesota while allowing the artists virtually uninterrupted time in which to immerse themselves in their artwork.
Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis, MN)
NCC directly supports the creative work of clay artists through individual grants and studio residencies. The Center provides individual support through three ARTIST RESIDENCY programs, The McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists and Emerging Artist Residencies.
Oregon College of Art and Craft (Portland, Oregon)
Oregon College of Art and Craft's residency program provides emerging and nationally-known artists the time and space to think and immerse themselves in their own creative process. Residents have the freedom to explore, experiment, interact, create and collaborate. The College hosts a number of Residencies each year.
Ox-Bow (Saugatuck, MI)
Ox-Bow’s AIR program offers artists and writers, at various stages in their career, the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. The Arts Faculty and MFA residences are held during the summer while our core classes and community programs are in session. The small group of residents is a part of Ox-Bow’s artist community of students, faculty, and Visiting Artists. The Fall Artist Residencies are held for five weeks between September and October..
Penland School of Crafts (Penland, NC)
The Penland School Resident Artist Program seeks to enrich the total educational experience at Penland by providing a stimulating, supportive environment for artists at transitional points in their careers. Penland resident artists are full-time, self-supporting craftspeople who live and work at the school for three years. Penland encourages interaction between residents and its other programs. This may include demonstrations in classes, class visits to resident studios, and personal contact with students. Residents are asked to host an open house during each Penland session and to maintain an open door policy at their studios.
Peters Valley School of Craft (Layton, NJ)
Peters Valley School of Craft is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, founded in 1970 in partnership with the National Park Service to promote and encourage education and excellence in craft. From our humble beginnings as an artist colony to our recognition today as an internationally renowned center of fine craft, our presence in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area defines Peters Valley and the experience for our visitors, resident artists and students.
Pilchuck Glass School (Seattle, WA)
Pilchuck offers two residence programs that are open to yearly applications: The Emerging-Artist-in-Residence Program as well as the John H. Hauberg Fellowship, a collaborative residency.
PlatteForum (Denver, CO)
Residencies at PlatteForum are competitive with over 100 applications and only five slots awarded each year. Each residency gives the artist the time, space and support to extend their work and share their ideas with the public. Artistic excellence, innovative ideas for engagement and collaboration with the public, and a diversity of ideas, genres, and methodologies are paramount in selecting artists for only four available slots in the Artist Residency program each season. Residencies are 6-8 weeks in duration.
Post Contemporary (Troy, NY)
The Post Contemporary focuses on emerging and early career artists and accepts applicants in a diversity of style, medium (2-D, 3-D, 4-D), and concept. This is a self-directed residency program with the opportunity to participate in scheduled Post Contemporary programs.
Pratt Fine Arts Center/ City Art Works (Seattle, WA)
Pratt Fine Arts Center’s Professional Artist-in-Residence Program provides established artists the opportunity to use Pratt’s specialized studios and experienced artist assistants to explore new artistic endeavors during a month-long residency. The program includes a cash award, supply stipend, and courses registration/studio rental credit at Pratt. As a part of the residency, recipient teaches a workshop in his/her area of expertise, provides a public lecture or demonstration, and exhibits his/her work at Pratt or a partner venue.
Rabbit Island ResidencyRabbit Island, MI
Each year our residents receive funding to live and work on Rabbit Island amongst the forest, rocks, and wildlife; and the vast waters of Lake Superior that surround it.The Rabbit Island Residency provides time and space to investigate and challenge creative practices in a wilderness environment. Artists live and work on the island for 2-4 weeks, engaging directly with the landscape, responding to notions of conservation, ecology, and sustainability via their individual practices. The residency reflects on the American continent’s four hundred year history of settlement and division of land, and stems from the idea that in a developed society intelligent organization of wild spaces is one of the most civilized things we can pursue.
Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, IL)
Nearly 200 residencies and fellowships are now offered annually to creative professionals of all types, making Ragdale one of the largest interdisciplinary artists’ communities in the country. Each session, 13 artists-in-residence experience uninterrupted time for dedicated work on a 5-acre historic campus beside a beautiful 50-acre prairie, 30 miles north of Chicago. With live/work studios, all meals provided, and unmatched staff support, Ragdale lets artists focus on what’s most important: creating new work.Creative professionals of all types are eligible for 18- and 25-day residencies.
Recology believes that art plays a unique role in educating and inspiring the public. By supporting artists who create work from materials that have been thrown away, the Recology Artist in Residence (AIR) Programs encourage us to see discarded materials in a new light and reflect on our own consumption practices. Founded in San Francisco in 1990, Recology AIR Programs now operate in four cities: San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Astoria. GLEAN in Portland is a collaboration between Recology, crackedpots, an environmental arts organization, and Metro, the regional government that manages the Portland metropolitan area’s garbage and recycling system. In Astoria, the Coastal Oregon Artist Residency (COAR), is a collaboration between Recology and Astoria Visual Arts. Over 170 professional and 30 student artists have participated in these programs.
Residency Unlimited Inc. (New York, NY)
Residency Unlimited (RU) supports the creation, presentation and dissemination of contemporary art through its unique residency program and year-round public programs. We forge strategic partnerships with collaborating institutions to offer customized residencies designed to meet the individual needs of participating artists and curators. Residents benefit from our diverse network of partners, which allows for flexibility, customization and access to a wide range of services and resources including but not limited to studio/workspaces.
Roman Witt Residency Program, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI))
The mission of the Roman J. Witt Residency Program is to support the production of new work with assistance from the Stamps School community. The program awards one residency per academic year for a visiting artist/designer to work at the school to develop a new work in collaboration with students and faculty. A centerpiece of the residency is the open studio, a centrally located studio space that is part of the school’s main gallery where the resident carries out work in a public domain.
Roswell Artist-in-Residency Program (Roswell, New Mexico)
The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program serves as a contemporary counterpoint to the traditional arts of the Southwest, reinforces the Program's interest in strengthening the vitality of art in New Mexico and has been a catalyst in broadening community understanding of contemporary art. In-residence grants are offered to artists involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation and other fine art media. Grants are not made in the disciplines of performance art or production crafts.
Saltonstall Arts Colony (Ithica, NY)
The Saltonstall Arts Colony in Ithaca, NY offers two-week and four-week residencies between May and September to New York State artists and writers looking for a quiet, supportive environment in which to focus on their craft.Each residency session includes the same combination of five artists and writers: 1 poet, 1 fiction or creative nonfiction writer, 1 photographer or filmmaker, and 2 visual artists. Each group of five arrives and leaves together. These residencies are designed for individual artists and writers.
Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Through the sponsored thematic residency, SFAI offers living and working space for one to three months in our beautiful, Ricardo Legorreta-designed building within Santa Fe. Each residency includes a fully furnished, private apartment and bath, communal kitchen, dining, and living room areas, laundry facilities, gallery / installation / event space, access to outdoor spaces and interior courtyards, a contemporary art library, basic foodstuffs, and bicycle access. SFAI subsidizes all the above at no cost to residents in our commitment to supporting individuals dedicated to positive social change through creativity.
Sculpture Space (Utica, NY)
Eighteen to twenty artists are selected every year. Each receives a $1,500 stipend toward residency expenses, dependent on funding.esidencies are scheduled between September and August, excluding December, with no more than five artists in residency at one time. Artists are expected to stay and work for a full two-month period. Residents have access to the studio 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are responsible for their own materials, specialized tools, fees for work done outside the premises, and for an assistant, should they require one.
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology (Otis, OR)
The Residency Program has provided more than 230 artists, writers, musicians and natural science scholars the opportunity to conduct their work in the unique environment of Cascade Head and Salmon River estuary. Residents are on campus October through mid-May. Up to five residents at a time, usually from different disciplines and stages in their careers, live and work on campus for up to 3 1/2 months free of charge.
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Skowhegan, ME)
Skowhegan selects 65 emerging visual artists annually. The program requires Participants to commit to being in residence for the full nine-week session, and absences from the program to fulfill other professional commitments are not permitted. All Participants, Faculty, and staff live and work on campus and are provided with studio space and technical support for their work. The artistic dialogue continues around the clock.
Smack Mellon Studios, Studio Residency Program (Brooklyn, NY)
The Artist Studio Program was launched in 2000 in response to the crisis of available of affordable space for artists living and working in New York City. The program provides six eligible artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space accessible 24/7 and a fellowship (dependent on funding). The program runs for an eleven-month period from June to May.
Soaring Gardens Artists' Retreat/Ora Lerman Charitable Trust Artists' Residency(Wyalusing, PA)
Unlike most residencies, Soaring Gardens does not ask for any fees, there is no peer pressure, no demands from the art world, no intrusion from the administration, only the quietude of the countryside, the space of the studios, the farmhouse or the church, the gardens, deer and other creatures and time. The number of residents at any time is small - usually only three or four at the House and two at the Church. Residencies are available from mid-May to mid-September for visual artists, writers and musicians. A limited number of $500 grants are available.
Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources (Buffalo, NY)
Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center invites visiting and regional artists and researchers to apply for a residency program exploring the moving image, time-based media, and emergent technologies. The Workspace Residency is a project-based residency for artists and researchers working in media art offered by Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center in Buffalo, NY. Available for applicants from Buffalo and across the U.S., the residency connects artists and researchers with resources, time, and studio space to encourage the creation of new work and make progress on ongoing projects. This year Squeaky Wheel also offers a special residency dedicated for one artist to create a site-specific installation or performance at Buffalo’s Silo City.
A Studio in the Woods (New Orleans, LA)
A Studio in the Woods Residencies are open to visual, musician/composing, performance, literary, new media, and interdisciplinary artists. Both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply, but a rigorous work ethic and demonstrated ability to work with colleagues and wider audiences are expected. Students are not eligible.
Studio Museum of Harlem (New York, NY)
Since 1968, The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned recognition for its catalytic role in advancing the work of visual artists of African and Latino descent through its Artist-in-Residence program. The program has supported over one hundred graduates who have gone on to highly regarded careers. Every year, the Museum offers an eleven-month residency with a bi-weekly stipend for three local, national or international emerging artists working in any media. Artists should not currently be in school or committed to another residency program while in the Studio Museum Artist-in-Residence program.
Torpedo Factory Art Center, Visiting Artist Program (Alexandria, VA)
The Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists. Applicants may apply for a summer residency of 1 – 4 months. Each visiting artists’ work is self-directed during this period, but the creative projects must be compatible with available working studio spaces and facilities.Visiting artists occupy studios temporarily vacated by resident artists and have use of half of the display space as well as a dedicated work area. Visiting artists pay half of the rent of the studio (ranging $180 – $480 per month). Expenses related to materials, equipment, transportation, housing, etc. are the responsibility of the visiting artists.
Ucross Foundation Residency Program (Clearmont, WY)
The Ucross Foundation Residency Program offers the gift of time and space to competitively selected individuals working in all artistic disciplines. The Foundation strives to provide a respectful, comfortable and productive environment, freeing artists from the pressures and distractions of daily life. The Ucross Foundation provides living accommodations, individual work space, and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year. Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks. At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, a mix of visual artists, writers and composers.
UrbanGlass (Brooklyn, NY)
UrbanGlass Studio Residencies provide 4 artists working in glass with the opportunity to create a new body of work in our studio. Residents must be able to work independently in glass and will receive $4,000 in credit to utilize UrbanGlass’ 17,000-square-foot studio and education program. In addition, each artist will give a public talk at UrbanGlass about their work. Please note this fellowship does not include materials, assistants, or room and board/travel.
Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT)
Each month, VSC welcomes over 50 artists and writers from across the country around the world to our historic campus in northern Vermont. We accept general applications year-round, and offer three fellowship deadlines per year: February 15th, June 15th, and October 1st. Our fellowship offerings change at each deadline. Admission is competitive and based on review of portfolio or manuscript.Most residents stay with us for 1 month, so our sessions adhere to a 4-week calendar; however, residencies can be scheduled in 2-week increments ranging from 2 to 12 weeks.
Villa Aurora (Pacific, Palisades)
Each year, Villa Aurora awards a total of up to 12 fellowships, of three months each, to artists working in film, literature, composition, visual arts and performance art. The artists reside at Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Two artists with a mutual project may also apply.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Amherst, VA)
Writers, composers and visual artists come from throughout the United States and abroad to focus on their work without the interruptions of daily life. Fellows in residence are provided with a private studio, a private bedroom with semi-private bath, and three prepared meals each day in a community of approximately twenty other writers, composers and visual artists.
Wassaic Artist Residency (Wassaic, NY)
The Wassaic Residency Program cultivates and supports community for emerging and professional contemporary artists, writers and other creatives. Housed in historic, landmark buildings, the residency program offers nine artists each month the opportunity to live and work in the heart of a rural community. The Wassaic Residency seeks artists working in a diverse range of media who want to produce, explore, challenge, and expand on their current art making practices, while participating in a grass roots, community-based arts organization.
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (New Castle, ME)
Watershed offers up to 20 summer residencies and 4 Autumn residencies for ceramic artists. Fully funded residents receive housing, meals, and studio space. Partially funded and work-exchange residencies are also available.
Weir Farm Trust (Wilton, CT)
The Artist-In-Residence Program at Weir Farm National Historic Site selects artists to spend one month living and working at the farm. To date, 115 artists from throughout the United States, as well as Tunisia, Germany, Australia, and India have participated in the AIR Program.
Wellspring House (Ashfield, MA)
Wellspring House, located in the hills just east of the Berkshires, is open from April until December. Up to 5 writers and artists at a time are welcome for periods of a week to a month or longer.
Wildacres Retreat (Little Switzerland, NC)
The Wildacres Residency Program began in 1999 and over the past eighteen years has hosted nearly 700 writers, artists, musicians and others. Participants stay in one of three comfortable cabins located 1/4 mile from the conference center. With the use of three cabins, the program will have about 70 one- and two-week residencies available from April through October. The program allows individuals the solitude and inspiration needed to begin or continue work on a project in their particular field.
Women's Studio Workshop (Rosendale, NY)
The Women's Studio Workshop offers Residency Grants and Workspace Residences to artists, including those working in book arts and printmaking.
Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and studio.
Residencies in Canada
The Banff Centre (Banff, Alberta)
The Banff Centre attracts thousands of artists each year from around Canada, the US, and over 40 other countries. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Western Canada, we offer programs and self-directed residency opportunities in: Aboriginal Arts; Visual Arts; New Media; Music and Sound; Theatre Arts; Literary Arts. The Banff Centre is Canada's only multidisciplinary arts environment devoted to professional career development and lifelong learning in the arts.
Centre Est-Nort-est (Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec)
Three residencies are offered per year, in the spring, summer and fall. Up to four artists and a curator or a writer may participate in each residence, eight weeks for the artists, four weeks for the curator or the writer. Our top priority is to encourage artistic research and experimentation in contemporary art. The purpose of Est-Nord est's residency program is to enable artists in visual arts to have access to a wealth of human resources and unique technical services in an atmosphere that stimulates artistic practice.