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The Ultimate Guide to Art Residencies in the United States 2019

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The Ultimate Guide to Art Residencies in the United States 2019

Around the world, art residencies are available to artists across all fields. They provide artists with different environments that are conducive towards shaping their practice, allowing them anything from a quiet escape into the wilderness to the hustle and bustle of a big city. 

Artists have taken advantage of the many artist residencies that the United States has to offer. From residencies in the Grand Canyon that cater to outdoorsy sculptors, to the quiet lands of Marfa, Texas, where Minimalist artist Donald Judd initiated his museum, to the Woodstock Guild where Bob Dylan participated, there is something for every kind of artist, at any stage of their career in America. 

The Artling brings you this comprehensive list of more than 100 art residencies in the United States - most are available to artists around the world. Check out some of these stunning sites, perhaps one might inspire you to take on your next artistic adventure: 

18th Street Art Center

18th Street Arts Center

Where: Santa Monica, California
For: Artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines
How it works: There are 4 live/work artist studios where artists are in residence for 1 to 3 months at a time, sometimes longer. This residency program includes invited artists as well as artists selected through an open application process. Funding is on a case-by-case basis. 

Find out more here: https://18thstreet.org/residency/

Abrons Art Centre

Where: New York, New York 
For: Interdisciplinary artists engaged in the fields of visual art, performance, curatorial and social practices
How it works: A variety of residency program structures provide a range of support to artists, including workspace, production support, in-progress performances and exhibition opportunities, commissioning funds, a monetary award, and opportunities to collaborate on projects with the surrounding communities through guest artist residencies. 

Find out more here: https://www.abronsartscenter.org/artist-residencies/

The Adolf Konrad Artist-in-Residence Program

Where: Newark, New Jersey
For: Visual artists of all generations and nationalities
How it works: The residency offers three artists the opportunity to use the Museum's professional facilities for creating new work. A stipend will be paid to selected artists.

Find out more here: http://source.nyfa.org/content/search/resultitem.aspx?PID=3240

Anderson Center at Tower View

Where: Red Wing, Minnesota
For: Artists, writers, and scholars of exceptional promise, of all generations and nationalities
How it works: The Anderson Center provides retreats of two to four weeks duration from May through October each year. The Center also engages in artist exchange programs with the city of Salzburg, Austria, and with Red Wing's Sister City, Quzhou, China.

Find out more here: https://www.andersoncenter.org/residency.html

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado

Where: Snowmass Village, Colorado
For: Emerging and established visual artists from around the world
How it works: The residency is offered during 2 terms each year, from October to December (10 weeks) and March to April (5 weeks). The Ranch setting is specifically crafted to aid artists in the production of their work.  The residency is designed to allow artists to take risks and pursue new projects and ideas.

Find out more here: https://www.andersonranch.org/programs/artists-in-residence-program/

Archie Bray Foundation

Where: Helena, Montana
For: Ceramic artists of all generations and nationalities
How it works: Residencies range from a few months (short-term and summer) 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. 

Find out more here: http://archiebray.org/residence_program/residence_program.html

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Where: Carlisle, Kentucky
For: Early career, self-motivated individuals in the field of visual art
How it works: Each year, five artists working in different media are selected to participate in the 11-month program, which begins in mid-June and continues through late May of the following year. The program encourages early career artists who embrace community and enjoy working in a team environment to apply.

Find out more here: https://www.arrowmont.org/artist-in-residence/

Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities

Where: Millersburg, Kentucky
For: Emerging to established visual and literary artists above the age of 18, regardless of race, gender, or religion.
How it works: Applications for residency are on a continual basis; there are no deadlines. The residency program allows literary and visual artists an environment to work creatively, with minimum distraction. 5 artists can be accommodated at a time. 

Find out more here: https://artcroft.org/home

Art Farm

Where: Marquette, Nebraska
For: Emerging to established artists in the area of visual arts, humanities, and areas related
How it works: Residencies are available between 1 June and 1 November (a residency can be of any duration within these months), with accommodations available for up to twelve residents at one time. Art Farm operates on a labor-intensive principle and requests a contribution of labor 12 hours weekly.

Find out more here: http://www.artfarmnebraska.org/residency.html

Artists' Enclave at I-Park

Where: East Haddam, Connecticut 
For: Visual artists, sound artists, creative writers, film artists, and architecture and landscape designers
How it works: Residencies are offered from May through November. All 2019 residencies are 4-weeks and include 6-7 artists, all of whom arrive and depart at the same time, ensuring a deeply shared experience. 

Find out more here: http://www.i-park.org/

Artpace

Where: San Antonio, Texas
For: Artpace invites internationally-recognized curators to select the resident artists. Unsolicited applications for the International Artist-in-Residence program are not considered.
How it works: Artpace San Antonio is a non-profit residency that supports regional, national, and international artists in the creation of new art, engaging with local communities towards global art practices and experiences. Each year, the international artist-in-residence program invites nine artists to conceive and create pivotal art projects. 

Find out more here: https://artpace.org/home/exhibits/international-artist-in-residence

Art Omi International Arts Center

Where: Ghent, New York 
For: Artists, writers, architects, dancers, musicians across all styles and practices
How it works: Art Omi has five distinct residency programs. Residents are chosen through a competitive jury process, and selected artists are invited to attend this residency at no cost with the exception of travel. 

Find out more here: https://www.artomi.org/residencies

Arts @ Renaissance, New York

Where: North Brooklyn, New York
For: North Brooklyn residents in the field of visual art
How it works: 3 North Brooklyn artists will be provided with free studio space for 4 months. In addition to being evaluated individually, each set of artists is considered as a whole to ensure that the economic and ethnic diversity of the neighborhood is represented. 

Find out more here: https://renaissancenbk.wordpress.com/our-programs/

Leeper Studio Complex, Atlantic Center for the Arts

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Where: New Smyrna Beach, Florida 
For: Visual artists, architects, musicians, literary artists, dancer, performance artists, choreographers, and actors.
How it works: The three-week Residency Program brings together three “Master Artists” from different disciplines. Each Master Artist determines the requirements and basic structure of their residency, and through an online application process, they each select eight “Associate Artists” to participate in the three-week program.

Find out more here: https://atlanticcenterforthearts.org/

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Where: Omaha, Nebraska
For: National and international artists over 21 years of age showing a strong professional working history. 
How it works: An independently driven atmosphere and communal environment encourage creative growth, experimentation, confrontation of challenges, and cultivation of new ideas. To date, nearly 900 artists have participated in the residency program.

Find out more here: https://www.bemiscenter.org/residency/current_opportunities.html

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Where: Clermont, Kentucky
For: Visual artists of all mediums, including sculptors, installation artists, painters, photographers, environmental artists, sound, video, and performance artists. 
How it works: The Bernheim Artist in Residence is awarded to up to four artists a year who are selected to create works within the forest and/or arboretum that are inspired by and potentially installed in the natural world.

Find out more here: https://bernheim.org/

Caldera

Where: Sisters, Oregon
For: Residencies are open to US-based and international artists in any discipline, as well as creative thinkers in culinary arts, design, and the sciences.
How it works: 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 3.5-week residencies. 

Find out more here: https://www.calderaarts.org/caldera/arts-in-residence/

Carbondale Clay Center

Where: Carbondale, Colorado
For: Emerging and established ceramic artists
How it works: There are two residents at a time. Residencies range from one to two years, starting September 1st and ending August 31st each year. The selections are based on the quality and artistic merit of the work, and the diversity of the prospective group in terms of commitment, work, background, and stage of career development. 

Find out more here: http://www.carbondaleclay.org/residency-program

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center

Where: West Rutland, Vermont
For: Sculptors working with stone, metal, wood, ceramics, glass and more.
How it works: Residencies are from 1 to 3 months, featuring artists working in a diverse range of materials and techniques. 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.

Find out more here: https://carvingstudio.org/residencies/

Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW)

Where: Woodstock, New York
For: CPW’s Artist-in-Residence Program is open to US-based artists and critics, scholars and curators of color working in any genre of photography or related media; however, special consideration will also be given to artists or writers of any ethnicity/race whose work critically engages issues of diversity, race, and identity. 
How it works: CPW’s one-of-a-kind Artist-in-Residence Program, Woodstock AIR, was created to support photography-based artists of color, and to expand the dialogue around diversity, race, and identity in the context of social justice. Residencies last 4-6 weeks and applications will be accepted starting October. 

Find out more here: https://www.cpw.org/create/artist-residencies/

Centrum Artist in Residence

Where: Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington
For: All disciplines and levels of artists. Writers, visual artists, musicians, performers, dancers, theater groups, scholars, curators, arts professionals, and interdisciplinary thinkers are all encouraged to apply.
How it works: Residencies are application-based and scheduled in weekly increments between mid-August and the beginning of June. Centrum Artist Residencies can be arranged in one to six-week blocks between mid-August and mid-June.

Find out more here: https://centrum.org/centrum-artist-residencies/

The Chinati Foundation

Chinati Foundation

Where: Marfa, Texas
For: Artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and disciplines 
How it works: The Chinati Foundation provides a furnished apartment on the museum's grounds and a studio in Marfa. Resident artists have unlimited access to Chinati's collection and archive, and the museum staff and interns are available to assist in securing materials and preparing exhibitions. A stipend of $1,000 is provided to assist with travel and art materials.

Find out more here: http://chinati.org/programs/artists-in-residence

The Clay Studio

Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
For: Emerging to established ceramic artists
How it works: One of the longest ceramic residencies in the world, The Clay Studio Resident Artist Program allows artists to become successful members of The Clay Studio community, and the Philadelphia art community, while making national and international connections as well. 

Find out more here: https://www.theclaystudio.org/apply/artist-program/resident-artist-program

The Corning Museum of Glass

Corning Museum of Glass

Where: Corning, New York
For: Glass artists from around the world
How it works: Several residencies are available at the Corning Museum of Glass, including an Artists-In-Residence at The Studio, The David Whitehouse Research Residency for Artists, Artist Research Residency, and the Specialty Glass Residency. These all-expense-paid residency grants access to all of the resources the Museum has to offer. 

Find out more here: https://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/studio/residencies/artists-residence-studio

Cornucopia Art Center, Lanesboro Residency Program

Where: Lanesboro, Montana
For: Emerging artists of all disciplines
How it works: The program’s place-based and community-engaged focus are geared toward emerging artists that are driven to explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work. Artist Residents utilize a dynamic and compelling array of community assets as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation while benefiting from dedicated live/workspace and ample time to create.

Find out more here: https://lanesboroarts.org/artist-residency-program/

Creative Alliance

Where: Baltimore, Maryland
For: Emerging to mid-career artists in all media
How it works: The Residency Program accommodates eight 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 creative atmosphere.

Find out more here: https://www.creativealliance.org/programs/artist-residency

Cub Creek Foundation

Cub Creek Foundation

Where: Appomattox, Virginia 
For: Emerging clay artists from around the world
How it works: The major focus of the Cub Creek residency is assisting emerging clay artists with the development and advancement of their careers. Residencies range from a 3-Month Summer Residency to 9-Month to 1-Year Residency. 

Find out more here: https://www.cubcreek.org/residency

Dieu Donne

Where: Brooklyn, New York
For: Emerging artists who live and work in New York State, ready to embrace experimentation with papermaking.
How it works: Two residencies are available at Dieu Donne - the Lab Grant Residency as well as the Workspace Program Residency. The program encourages emerging artists to explore the creative possibilities inherent in the hand papermaking process and to develop this medium as a contemporary art form. 

Find out more here: https://www.dieudonne.org/workspace

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program

Where: San Francisco, California
For: National and international artists in the disciplines of choreography, literature, music composition, visual arts, media arts, and science.
How it works: There are 6 residency sessions each year: 5 are 4 weeks long and 1 that includes Open House/Open Studios is 5 weeks long. Each year, 70+ writers, artists, composers, choreographers, filmmakers, and scientists are awarded the gift of time and space: a one-month residency on our 583-acre ranch in Northern California's Santa Cruz Mountains. All at no cost to the artists.

Find out more here: http://djerassi.org/apply/artist-residencies/

The Dorland Mountain Arts Colony

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony

Where: Temecula, California
For: All artists, writers, musicians, and composers from around the world 
How it works: Residency stays may be as short as one week or as long as three months, based on requests and availability. Dorland Mountain Arts Colony is a beautiful retreat where individuals can create in a secluded, natural setting.

Find out more here: https://www.dorlandartscolony.com/

The Eastern Frontier Society, Norton Island Residency 

Eastern Frontier Society, Norton Island Residency

Where: Jonesport, Maine
For: Artists and writers from around the world
How it works: An island one mile from the mainland, Norton Island is an outdoorsy experience that may come as a shock at first to those visitors who have spent time at other residencies. The nature of this program is straightforward, even rudimentary: this is a remote, rustic wilderness, with facilities to accommodate a select group of residents

Find out more here: https://nortonisland.org/

Elsewhere Artist Collaborative

Where: Greensboro, North Carolina
For: Creatives working across media, fields, and disciplines.=
How it works: Annually, 35 creatives are selected to collectively live and create new work for Elsewhere’s Living Museum. Residencies are available during 5 sessions, each 2-4 weeks long with up to 7 residents at a time. 

Find out more here: https://www.goelsewhere.org/

Escape to Create

Where: Seaside, Florida
For: Emerging to mid-career artists and scholars
How it works: Two multi-disciplinary sessions are open to professional artists and scholars working in literary, music and theatre arts; visual, multi-media and interdisciplinary arts; scholars of architecture, history, and environmental and cultural studies. 

Find out more here: http://www.escape2create.org/about1

 

Eyebeam

Where: Brooklyn, New York 
For: If your process is exploratory, creative, and is meaningfully engaged with technology as it impacts society, you likely fall under this broad definition and are encouraged to apply.
How it works: Residents work in the shared Eyebeam workspace in Brooklyn on experimental, interdisciplinary projects with a goal towards invention and impact. There are also many opportunities to engage with partner organizations and visiting professionals who are working creatively as technologists, activists, and stewards of ideas in their fields.

Find out more here: https://www.eyebeam.org/residency/

Flux Factory

Where: Queens, New York
For: Cultural producers of all kinds
How it works: Flux hosts over 40 artists annually from around the world. Residents work together to shape and realize Flux’s expansive programming, proposing and leading exhibitions and educational events. Flux Factory nurtures individual practices by offering professional development opportunities, including one-on-one studio visits, collaborative projects, gallery time and monthly salons.

Find out more here: http://www.fluxfactory.org/residency/

Griffis Art Center

Where: New London, Connecticut
For: Visual artists from around the world
How it works: Hosting several exceptional artists for a three-month period, several times a year, Artists In Residence live and work in a quiet, residential neighborhood near the center of New London, Connecticut. Applications can be made twice a year. 

Find out more here: http://www.griffisartcenter.com/index.html

Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences

Where: Rabun Gap, California
For: Visual artists, writers, ceramicists, culinary artisans, dancers,
How it works: Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires individuals working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber. Hambidge’s Residency Program opens mid-February and closes mid-to late-December through the month of January.

Find out more here: http://www.hambidge.org/index.html

Headlands Center for the Arts

Headlands Center for the Arts

Where: San Francisco, California 
For: Artists at all stages in their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction, and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture
How it works: The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 50 local, national, and international artists each year.

Find out more here: http://www.headlands.org/program/air/

Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota
For: Emerging Minnesota printmakers who already possess training in traditional printmaking techniques
How it works: Each year, three artists are selected to participate in the Jerome Emerging Printmakers Residency at Highpoint. These artists will receive nine months of access to a state-of-the-art printshop, as well as $1000 stipend amongst other avenues of support. 

Find out more here: https://www.highpointprintmaking.org/education/about-our-programs

Horned Dorset Colony

Where: Leonardsville, New York
For: Creative writers, creative writing translators, musical composers or visual artist over the age of 21
How it works: The total cost for a four-week residency is $4,000. Artists will spend their residency in a 250-acre site in the rural hamlet of Leonardsville, New York, that includes a working apple orchard, organic vegetable gardens, waterfall, and miles of walking trails through the hilly woodlands and pastures of a former Horned Dorset breed sheep farm.

Find out more here: https://www.horneddorsetcolony.org/

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC)

Where: Houston, Texas
For: Emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and mixed media. 
How it works: A juried selection is held annually to award artists three-to-twelve month residencies. Artists selected for the program receive a 200-square-foot studio, a monthly stipend, and a small, quarterly housing/materials allowance. To support artistic development, the program offers additional opportunities such as discussions with curators and gallery owners, exposure at HCCC events, and interactions with visiting art professionals.

Find out more here: https://www.crafthouston.org/artists/residents/

iLAB, New York

Where: New York, New York
For: Movement-based artists, biologists, architects, geographers, acoustic ecologists, urban planners, visual artists, and other natural and social scientists
How it works: iLAB residencies are motivated to invigorate and re-imagine relationships between the public and the urban environment through kinetic experience. iLAB collaborator teams are provided with support including a stipend, resources to document the residency, mechanisms for disseminating their research in the science and art communities, and mentoring throughout the process.

Find out more here: http://www.ilandart.org/about/

The Invisible Dog

Invisible Dog

Where: Brooklyn, New York 
For: Artists of all disciplines, across all nationalities. The residency requires applicants to have presented work in their country of origin (the USA included) or abroad, but having spent little to no time in New York City.
How it works: The Elizabeth Krief and Jacques Manardo Artist Residency Program at The Invisible Dog offers artists the opportunity to reside in New York City for 1-3 months. Artists will be encouraged to live in total immersion, connecting with one of the most vibrant artist communities, meet professionals from the international art world, and participate in events in New York and abroad (Armory Show, Frieze, etc.) 

Find out more here: https://www.theinvisibledog.org/all/2018/9/15/elsa-guillaume-in-residency

Jentel Artist Residency Program

Where: Banner, Wyoming
For: Artists and writers who are focused and serious about their intent, who may have proven themselves by publication or solo exhibition or who may not necessarily be well known, but who have developed a personal vision or personal voice in their work
How it works: Artists and writers will 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. Applications are accepted twice a year. Residencies run twice a year, from January to May and May to December. 

Find out more here: http://jentelarts.org/

Joshua Tree National Park 

Joshua Tree National Park

Where: Joshua Tree, California
For: Visual artists, performing artists, musicians and writers
How it works: The park hosts two artists per year. Each artist comes for a four-week stay, one in October of the application year and another the following April (in alignment with the school year). There are two objectives for this residency. One is to give artists time to explore the park and pursue their own creative practice. The other is to engage local school children who have limited access to the arts. 

Find out more here: https://www.nps.gov/jotr/getinvolved/supportyourpark/air.htm

Kala Art Institute

Where: Berkeley, California
For: Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital media including video production
How it works: Kala Art Institute provides 4 different Artist In Residence programs, as well as a fellowship program. Artists accepted into our residency programs receive access to Kala’s facilities, which include the Print Studio, an 8,000 square foot printmaking facility, and the Electronic Media Center, digital media lab. Through a wide array of equipment resources, Kala offers artists a unique and supportive environment to experiment and make new work.

Find out more here: http://www.kala.org/studio/artist-in-residence-program-air/

KHN Center for the Arts

Where: Nebraska City, Nebraska
For: Emerging to established writers, visual artists, and composers from around the world 
How it works: The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts awards up to seventy juried residencies per year to established and emerging visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. Residencies are available for 2 to 8 weeks stays. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a private studio. 

Find out more here: https://www.khncenterforthearts.org/residency

Light Work

Where: Syracuse, New York
For: All artists working in photography or image-based media from any country
How it works: Every year Light Work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to come to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. 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.

Find out more here: https://www.lightwork.org/air/

Lower East Side Printshop

Where: New York, New York
For: Only current legal US residents may apply
How it works: The Keyholder Residency Program 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.

Find out more here: https://www.printshop.org/keyholder-residencies/

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) at Governors Island

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)

Where: New York, New York
For: Artists working in all disciplines, via open-call applications or nomination processes
How it works: LMCC provides 4 different types of residency programs, including the Workspace Residency, Arts Centre REsidency, Extended Life Residency, and SU-CASA Residency. All these avenues range in length and cater to individuals across all artistic disciplines. 

Find out more here: https://lmcc.net/resources/artist-residencies/

Lux Art Institute

Where: Encinitas, California
For: Emerging to established visual artists from around the world
How it works: Lux’s month-long residency program 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. 

Find out more here: https://www.luxartinstitute.org/artists/

Mabou Mines

Where: New York, New York
For: Contemporary filmmakers, composers, writers, musicians, choreographers, puppeteers, and visual artists
How it works: The Resident Artist Program offers emerging artists the opportunity to work in residence at Mabou Mines for six months. Participants attend monthly meetings, creating an artistic community through shared ideas in a forum-like setting. Resident Artists show their work at the program’s culmination. The showings are free to the public.

Find out more here: https://www.maboumines.org/resident-artist-program/

The MacDowell Colony

Where: Peterborough, New Hampshire
For: Emerging to established visual artists from all over the world
How it works: About 300 artists in seven disciplines are awarded fellowships each year and the sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence. There are no residency fees. 

Find out more here: https://www.macdowellcolony.org/apply/apply-for-fellowship

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Where: Annapolis, Maryland
For: Emerging to established visual artists, including students
How it works: Artists In Residence have three-year residencies during which they can create and sell work, exhibit in the galleries and participate in community programs. Artists are selected by a jury process as vacancies become available.

Find out more here: https://www.marylandhall.org/artist-in-residence

The Mattress Factory

Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
For: Site-specific installation artists from around the world
How it works: 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. Resident artists are selected by the museum's curators or from occasional open calls. The Mattress Factory does not accept unsolicited applications.

Find out more here: https://www.mattress.org/content/residency-program

McColl Center for Visual Art + Innovation

Where: Charlotte, North Carolina
For: Emerging to established visual artists from around the world
How it works: Regional, national, and international artists are selected through a combination of open applications, invitations, and solicited nominations. McColl Center annually awards residencies to approximately eighteen artists. 

Find out more here: https://mccollcenter.org/

The Millay Colony for the Arts

The Millay Colony for the Arts

Where: Austerlitz, New York
For: Visual artists, literary artists, and collectives from around the world
How it works: One-month and two-week residencies are available at the Millay Colony for the Arts. Participants are chosen anonymously by a panel of jurors. They also award two five-day Group Residencies each year to between three and seven collaborating artists. Millay Colony will assign one Virtual Residency per year for working artists and/or artists with children who can not spend prolonged time away from home but can benefit from the support of a residency in modified form. 

Find out more here: https://www.millaycolony.org/programs/residencies-artists-millay-colony-arts/apply/

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA)

Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota
For: Artists involved in papermaking, bookbinding, printing, typography, and graphic design
How it works: MCBA typically offers residencies in the Spring and Summer of each calendar year. Duration of a residency can be from 2 weeks to 3 months and is at the discretion of the artist, but should be based on the scope of their proposal.

Find out more here: https://www.mnbookarts.org/air/

Monhegan Artists’ Residency

Where: Lincolnville, Maine
For: Visual artists about 21 years of age who live in, or have significant ties to the state of Maine
How it works: The Monhegan Artists’ Residency supports the creative growth of dedicated Maine artists by providing them time and space in which to work free of interruption and constraint in the inspiring environment of Monhegan Island. Two 5-week residencies are awarded to artists twice a year, as well as one 2-week residency for K-12 visual art teachers in Maine. 

Find out more here: https://www.monheganartistsresidency.org/

Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts (NISDA) 

Where: Nantucket, Massachusetts
For: Emerging and professional artists and educators in all fields
How it works: Fall, Winter, and Spring bring about an atmosphere of isolation and reflection in the quiet off-season of Nantucket Island. Artists may choose to apply for 1-week to several months through the seasons, all year long. 

Find out more here: http://www.nisda.org/portfolio/artist-residencies/

Death Valley National Park, National Parks Arts Foundation 

National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF)

Where: Several states, including Hawaii, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Grand Canyon
For: Emerging to established visual artists from around the world 
How it works: The NPAF host residency programs in national parks all over the country. NPAF's art curator, along with the judges and panelists, will consider solicited proposals through a competitive application process to identify artists deserving of a residency at one of the national park locations. They even have a first-ever Death Valley Night Photo Residency, starting in 2019. 

Find out more here: https://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/

New York Mills Arts Retreat

Where: New York Mills, Minnesota
For: Artists from all disciplines, performance, written, audio and visual media
How it works: There is only one Artist in Residence at a time at the New York Mills Art Retreat, supporting their focus on providing virtually uninterrupted time for creative development and exploration.

Find out more here: https://www.kulcher.org/programs/artist-retreat/

Northern Clay Centre

Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota
For: Artists involved in ceramic arts, including current students, recent graduates, emerging, and mid-career artists
How it works: The McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists supports mid-career ceramic artists for three months, and their Emerging Artist Residencies provides up to four ceramic artists to be in residence for one year at the Northern Clay Centre. Several fellowships are also available. 

Find out more here: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artist-residencies

Ox-Bow

Where: Saugatuck, Michigan
For: Emerging to established artists and writers from around the world
How it works: Fall Artist and Writers’ Residencies are held for 5 weeks in September and October. 13-week summer fellowships are also awarded to Undergraduates or MFA students. All accepted residents are fully funded. 

Find out more here: https://www.ox-bow.org/residency-overview

The Penland School of Crafts

Where: Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina
For: Artists working in traditional and nontraditional studio crafts
How it works: Artists In Residence at Penland are full-time artists who spend three years living and working in Penland’s school community. The program is designed for artists who are at some pivotal moment in their career. 

Find out more here: https://penland.org/residencies/

Peters Valley School of Craft

Where: Layton, New Jersey
For: Artists working in traditional and non-traditional crafts
How it works: Two to four-week residencies are available on a case by case basis during the months of October, November, and April. Artists must have experience with tools and equipment, and be able to work independently. 

Find out more here: https://www.petersvalley.org/html/artist-residencies.cfm

Pilchuck Glass School

Where: Seattle, Washington
For: Emerging to established artists who have previous experience working with glass
How it works: Pilchuck offers two residency programs that are open to yearly applications: The Emerging-Artist-in-Residence Program as well as the John H. Hauberg Fellowship, a collaborative residency.

Find out more here: https://www.pilchuck.com/residencies

PlatteForum

Where: Denver Colorado
For: Emerging to established artist across all fields
How it works: 5 residencies are accepted a year, and last 6 to 8 weeks. Each residency gives the artist the time, space and support to extend their work and share their ideas with the public.

Find out more here: http://platteforum.org/programs/artist-residency/

Post Contemporary 

Post Contemporary

Where: Troy, New York
For: Artists and curators in all fields of contemporary visual arts
How it works: Residencies happen year-round and can be 2 weeks to 6 months. Artists residing in any of the communities in Upstate New York will be eligible for a fully-funded residency with a $400-$750 stipend. One award will be given per month.

Find out more here: http://thepost.org/residency/

Pratt Fine Arts Center/ City Art Works

Where: Seattle, Washington
For: Established artists in the field of visual art from New York and the United States
How it works: There are two residencies available. One is for a New York area artist (studio provided) and one for an artist living and working in the U.S.A. (studio and apartment provided).  Residencies are for the month of July. 

Find out more here: https://commons.pratt.edu/prattfinearts/residencies/

Rabbit Island Residency

Where: Rabbit Island, Minnesota 
For: Visual artists across all fields from around the world
How it works: Artists live and work on Rabbit Island for 2-4 weeks, engaging directly with the landscape, responding to notions of conservation, ecology, and sustainability via their research and cultural practices. 

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The Ragdale Foundation

Where: Lake Forest, Illinois
For: Emerging to established visual artists across all fields from around the world
How it works: 18 to 25-day residencies are available to nearly 200 artists each year. While there are no publication, exhibition or performance requirements for application, applicants should be working at the professional level in their fields.

Find out more here: https://ragdale.org/residency/apply/

Recology

Recology 

Where: Several cities across the United States, including San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Astoria
For: Artists working with discarded or recycled materials
How it works: Resident artists are provided with access to materials at our facilities, studio space and a stipend, and exhibitions are held at the end of each residency. After their residencies, artists leave artwork to be kept in Recology’s permanent collection. These pieces are shown in exhibitions that promote the power of reuse.

Find out more here: https://www.recology.com/recology-san-francisco/artist-in-residence-program/

Residency Unlimited Inc. 

Where: Brooklyn, New York 
For: Artists and curators in all fields of contemporary visual arts
How it works: Residencies usually vary in length from three to six months; for curators, the duration of a residency is generally one to two months.

Find out more here: http://www.residencyunlimited.org/

Roman J. Witt Residency Program, University of Michigan

Where: Ann Arbor, Michigan
For: Emerging to established artists and designers
How it works: The Roman J. Witt residency 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.

Find out more here: https://stamps.umich.edu/witt/application

The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (RAiR)'s facilities

The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (RAiR)

Where: Roswell, New Mexico
For: Emerging to established visual artists across all fields from around the world
How it works: Residencies at RAiR last 12 months and artists arrive at different times throughout the year. There are no fixed deadlines. Roswell is remotely located and provides the artist with an opportunity to look inwardly. 

Find out more here: https://rair.org/about-rair

The Saltonstall Arts Colony 

Saltonstall Arts Colony

Where: Ithica, New York
For: Visual and literary artists from the New York State
How it works: The Saltonstall Arts Colony offers free 4-week residencies between May and August and two-week residencies in September to artists and writers looking for a quiet, supportive environment in which to focus on their craft. 

Find out more here: https://www.saltonstall.org/

Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI)

Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI)

Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico
For: Visual and literary artists above 25 years of age across all fields from around the world
How it works: Individual and collaborative residencies range from 1 to 3 months, international thematic residency program spans 2 years, and residencies catered towards large. Collections of 10 or more members may last one to two week periods. 

Find out more here: https://sfai.org/thematic-residency/residency-information/

Sculpture Space

Where: West Utica, New York 
For: Sculptors from all around the world
How it works: Eighteen to twenty artists are selected every year, and residencies are scheduled between February and November with no more than five Artists In Residence at a time.

Find out more here: http://www.sculpturespace.org/

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Where: Otis, Oregon
For: Visual and literary artists from around the world, as well as those involved in ecological and environmental studies
How it works: The Sitka Center hosts approximately 14-25 residents each year. Up to five residents at a time, usually from different disciplines and stages in their careers, live and work on campus anywhere from 2 weeks up to 3 1/2 months free of charge.

Find out more here: https://www.sitkacenter.org/residencies

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

Where: Skowhegan, Maine
For: Emerging visual artists across all fields
How it works: Skowhegan is an intensive nine-week residency program situated over 300-acres of farmland, forests, and lakefront, and a rich community of artists. 

Find out more here: https://www.skowheganart.org/overview

Soaring Gardens Artists' Retreat/Ora Lerman Charitable Trust Artists' Residency

Where: Laceyville, Pennsylvania
For: Actively working visual artists, writers, musicians, and composers with at least 2 years of professional experience
How it works: Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat offers artists a quiet country setting for two- to five-week residencies to focus on their creative endeavors. Spaces are available from mid-May to mid-September. 

Find out more here: https://www.lermantrust.org/

A Studio in the Woods 

A Studio in the Woods

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
For: Emerging to established artists and scholars of all disciplines
How it works: The residency season is from September to May, with the call for applications announced each January. 

Find out more here: http://www.astudiointhewoods.org/

Studio Museum of Harlem

Where: Harlem, New York
For: Emerging artists of African and Latinx descent working locally, nationally, or internationally
How it works: The Studio Museum in Harlem offers an 11-month studio residency for three emerging artists working in any media. Applications will be available in January. 

Find out more here: https://www.studiomuseum.org/artist-in-residence

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Visiting Artist Program

Where: Alexandria, Virginia
For: Emerging and experienced visual artists
How it works: With space in one of the 82 publicly accessible working studios, artists can display and sell original work while interacting with summer visitors.

Find out more here: http://torpedofactory.org/visit/visiting-artist-program/

Triangle Arts Association

Triangle Arts Association

Where: Dumbo, New York 
For: Emerging to experienced visual artists across all fields from around the world
How it works: Triangle offers free, spacious studios and a dynamic artistic community to support the development of projects with an emphasis on dialogue and experimentation. Studio spaces with 24-hour access for periods of 3 months are available.

Find out more here: http://www.triangle-arts-association.org/

Ucross Foundation Residency Program

Where: Clearmont, Wyoming
For: Emerging to experienced visual artists across all fields from around the world
How it works: There are two residency sessions annually. Residencies vary in length from two to six weeks.

Find out more here: http://www.ucrossfoundation.org/residency-program/

UrbanGlass

Where: Brooklyn, New York
For: Emerging artists working with glass
How it works: UrbanGlass’s Studio Residencies provide 4 artists working in glass with the opportunity to create a new body of work in their studio. Artists will be chosen on the basis of past work and a new project as described in their proposal. 

Find out more here: https://urbanglass.org/studio/detail/studio-residencies

Vermont Studio Centre

Where: Johnson, Vermont
For: Emerging to established visual and literary artists from around the world
How it works: The Vermont Studio Center is the largest international residency program in the US, hosting more than 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. Most residents stay for 1 month. 

Find out more here: https://vermontstudiocenter.org/residencies

Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House

Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House

Where: Pacific Palisades, California 
For: Freelance filmmakers, authors, and composers who have presented works to the public
How it works: Every year, Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V. awards up to twelve fellowships. During the fellowship, artists work on a specific project.

Find out more here: https://www.vatmh.org/en/artists-residence.html

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA)

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA)

Where: Amherst, Virginia
For: Emerging to established visual and literary artists from around the world
How it works: VCCA hosts over 400 Fellows each year at two locations: Mt. San Angelo in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Amherst, Virginia, and the Moulin à Nef, in Auvillar France.

Find out more here: https://www.vcca.com/

Wassaic Project

Where: Wassaic, New York
For: Emerging to established visual and literary artists from around the world
How it works: Wassaic Project provides summer and winter residencies, where artists can spend a month or more in a community of dedicated artists. 

Find out more here: https://www.wassaicproject.org/artists/residency-faq

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

Where: New Castle, Maine
For: Any artist who is comfortable working independently in a clay studio
How it works: Watershed residencies are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. This residency encourages artists to immerse themselves in the studio, free from distractions and obligations. 

Find out more here: http://www.watershedceramics.org/

Weir Farm Art Centre

Where: Wilton, Connecticut
For: Mid-career visual artists from around the world
How it works: The Weir Farm Art Center’s program provides living and studio space for one artist at a time although two artists working collaboratively may reside together. The residence is located in a charming 1,100 sq. ft. historic cottage, built in the mid-1800s and located on the Weir Farm site.

Find out more here: https://www.weirfarmartcenter.org/

Wellspring House

Where: Ashfield, Massachusetts
For: Artists at any level, across all fields
How it works: A week-long residency at Wellspring begins on a Saturday and ends on a Saturday morning. The standard residency period is 1-2 weeks.

Find out more here: https://wellspringhouseretreat.com/

Wildacres Retreat

Wildacres Retreat

Where: Little Switzerland, North Carolina
For: Emerging to established visual and literary artists and musicians across all fields
How it works: 70 one- and two-week residencies are available from April through October. The program allows individuals the solitude and inspiration needed to begin or continue to work on a project in their particular field.

Find out more here: http://www.wildacres.org/workshops/residency.html

Women's Studio Workshop

Where: Rosendale, New York
For: Female artists at any stage of their careers, across all fields of visual art from around the world
How it works: Fully subsidized workspace residencies are available annually. Artists may choose to work in any one or more of their intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, darkroom photography, or ceramics studios. 

Find out more here: https://wsworkshop.org/

The Whitney Museum’s Programs

Where: New York, New York 
For: Students, artists, and curators across all fields of visual art from around the world
How it works: Each year fifteen students are selected to participate in the Studio Program, four in the Curatorial Program, and six in the Critical Studies Program. A Studio Program and a Curatorial Program is also available. 

Find out more here: https://whitney.org/collection/Research/ISP

The Windgate Artist in Residence Program (WAIR)

Where: Purchase, New York 
For: Practicing artists working with applied design
How it works: The residency is a four-month commitment, and the selected candidate is expected to live on campus for one semester. 

Find out more here: https://www.aapgh.org/mission-vision-and-values

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

Where: Woodstock, New York
For: Emerging to established visual artists and craftspeople in all media, writers, musicians, composers, architects, filmmakers, actors, and artists in other disciplines are invited to apply. 
How it works: 4-week to year-round residency options are available at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. Artists will live and work surrounded by 250 acres of the Catskill Mountains’ serene natural beauty. The previous Artists In Residence have included Bob Dylan, Eva Hesse, and Philip Guston. 

Find out more here: http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residencies/

Yaddo

Where: Saratoga Springs, New York
For: Professional artists across all fields, including musicians and composers from around the world
How it works: Residencies vary in length – the average stay is five weeks. The minimum stay is two weeks; the maximum is eight weeks. An abiding principle at Yaddo is that applications for residency are judged on the quality of the artist’s work and professional promise. 

Find out more here: https://www.yaddo.org/apply/guidelines/

 

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