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The Ultimate Guide to International Art Residencies in 2022

ByIsabella Damrongkul
The Ultimate Guide to International Art Residencies in 2022

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2022 brings in new exciting creative opportunities for both established and emerging artists globally. In-person art residencies are back, providing a great environment for artists to create in a space full of inspiring fellow artists devoted to their artistic discipline. Hone your craft, join the local art community and reside in different regions of the world from Europe to the Middle East while taking in the rich culture each place has to offer.

The Artling has carefully curated a list of international art residency opportunities in 2022, perfect for all artists. 

Residencies in the USA

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The Tides Institute & Museum of Ar– ​​StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: February 1, 2022

Where: Eastport, Maine, USA

Period: 4 Weeks

About: The StudioWorks artist-in-residence program is open to professionally established and/or emerging visual artists and craftspeople from anywhere in the world. Proposals will be considered from artists working in drawing, painting, digital/new media, photography, printmaking, installation, sculpture, textiles or a combination of these.

Apply here


Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Residency

Deadline: February 15, 2022, 11:59PM EST

Where: Dumbo, Brooklyn, USA

Period: 1 Year

About: The program is open to professional visual artists, 21 years or older who live in the US, as well as US citizens or permanent residents living abroad. The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Apply here


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The Watermill Center – Artist Residency Program 2023

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Where: Water Mill, NY, USA

Period: Residencies are scheduled by mutual agreement between the accepted Resident Artist and The Watermill Center during January-June and September-December.

About: The Artist Residency Program is open to national and international artists 21+ years of age. A variety of disciplines are accepted including, but not limited to: visual arts, media/new genre, performance, architecture, film/video, literature, interdisciplinary arts, and music composition.

Apply here


Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design McKinney – International Art and Design Residency

Deadline: February 15, 2022

Where: Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Period: 4–6-week

About: An established artist or designer will be selected whose primary country of residence is outside the United States. Applicants should be actively engaged in contemporary artistic practice and show evidence of a national and international exhibition record.

Apply here


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The RAiR Foundation ​​Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Where: Roswell, New Mexico, USA

Period: 1 Year

About: The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program was established in 1967 to provide gifted studio-based visual artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for an entire year. Applications are open to professional visual artists 21 years of age or older, involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, digital media and installation.

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Center for Craft – Curatorial Fellowship

Deadline: February 14, 2022

Where: Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Period: 1 Year

About: Three Curatorial Fellows will be selected to fully develop and mount their proposed exhibition in the Center for Craft’s exhibition spaces, during the 2023 exhibition season. Fellows will receive a grant of up to 5000 USD and work closely with the Center for Craft program staff to produce the exhibition.

Apply here


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MacDowell Fellowship

Deadline: February 10, 2022

Where: Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA

Period: 2-6 weeks

About: Artists with professional standing in their fields, as well as emerging artists, are eligible to apply for the fellowship. MacDowell encourages artists from all backgrounds and all countries in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.

Apply here


The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild – Artist Residency

Deadline: February 1, 2022

Where: Woodstock, NY, USA


  • 3 1/2 weeks: COMMUNAL residence with annexed art studio or writing
  • 5 months: SEASONAL residence/studio
  • 3 months: WINTERIZED residence/studio
  • 6 months: WINTERIZED residence/studio
  • 9 months: WINTERIZED residence/studio
  • 12 months: WINTERIZED residence/studio

About: Byrdcliffe offers several types of residency ranging from four weeks to five months to year-round for artists in multiple disciplines. The main criterion for acceptance to Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is artistic excellence and a demonstrated commitment to one’s field of endeavour. Byrdcliffe seeks to pull together artists from varying perspectives, ages, and demographics, and engage with a broad range of artistic practices

Apply here


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Armory Art Center – Artists-in-Residence Program

Deadline: March 20, 2022

Where: West Palm Beach, FL, USA

Period: August 29, 2022 – May 27, 2023

About: This highly competitive program is open to a diverse group of emerging artists practising varied artistic disciplines and of various nationalities who have earned at least a BFA. Artists-in-Residence is responsible for teaching classes to a diverse student/community. The Armory provides a studio space that offers freedom for artists to develop their own work.

Apply here

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Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – Keyholder Residency ​Fall/Winter 2022

Deadline: June 18, 2022

Where: Hyattsville, MD, USA

Period: Not specified

About: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center’s Keyholder Residency is a competitive opportunity for emerging to mid-career artists who want to have unlimited access to the studios in exchange for working 4 hours a week for Pyramid Atlantic. The residency is awarded to artists who hope to gain more knowledge and improve their skills in printmaking, papermaking, or book arts studios.

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Stamps School of Art & Design – Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence

Deadline: February 20, 2022

Where: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Period: 12 weeks

About: The Witt Residency is open to both established and emerging artists/​designers. The residency provides students with an alternative learning opportunity to engage with practising artists who can make use of resources across campus. The ideal candidate must value collaboration, have good social and communication skills and be interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines

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Houston Center For Contemporary Craft – Artist Residency Program

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Where: Houston, Texas, USA

Period: 3,6,9, and 12-month time periods starting from September and ending in August

About: The residency is open to all artists working in craft media, including wood, glass, metal, fibre, and clay, as well as those who work at the intersection of contemporary craft and photography.  HCCC strives to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, and BIPOC artists are encouraged to apply.

Apply here

Residencies in Canada

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Est-Nord-Est Regular Artist Residency Program 2022

Deadline: January 20, 2022

Where: Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, Canada

Period: 8 weeks

About: This residency program is aimed at professional visual artists, whether established or emerging, from Quebec, Canada and internationally.

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Artscape Gibraltar Point – LUMINOUS BODIES: The Human Body in Artistic Practice

Deadline: February 24, 2022

Where: Toronto, Canada

Period: July 18 – August 2, 2022 (2 weeks)

About: Luminous Bodies is a two-week residency to create artworks that shed new light on the human body. Its objective is to challenge “normativity” and otherness. Its goal is to reinvent and re-present the body in the most inclusive and diverse ways. Residency is open to local and international artists working in all disciplines

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Residencies in Europe

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Alter – Altitude Laboratory

Deadline: February 1, 2022, 23:00 CET

Where: Chandolin, Switzerland

Period: 3 Months

About: The residency is open to all transdisciplinary teams, with no distinction made based on age or nationality. Teams may be composed of three to five visual/performance/sound artists, scientists, writers, or other professionals who have an established relationship of at least three years and existing work that reflects similar artistic and environmental themes as ALTER-.

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NTU CCA Singapore in partnership with the EU Delegation to Singapore – SEA AiR - Studio Residencies for Southeast Asian Artists. 

Where: Any EU country

Period: 3 months

About: SEA AiR will offer selected artists from Southeast Asia an engaging immersion in the European art scene that allows a deeper understanding of the various cultural strands and values shaping the continent. Participating artists can create links with other art projects in Singapore, their home countries and the wider region. At the end of the residency, the artists will have an exhibition in Singapore which will enable them to present and showcase their artwork to a wider audience.

More information here


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Córtex Frontal – Artist in Residence Program

Deadline: Call for Applications is open all year round for residencies from March-December 

Where: Arraiolos, Portugal

Period: 3 weeks minimum

About: The Artist-In-Residence program aims to bring together artists from different countries and disciplines for a concentrated period of a minimum of 3 weeks.

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De Ateliers – Residency Programme

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Period: 2 Year

About: De Ateliers offers opportunities to young artists to develop their talents on the highest possible level. De Ateliers adheres to the notion that the professional development of beginning artists benefits most from practice. Applications are open to a variety of disciplines and both national and international artists

Apply here


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​​SIM – ​​SIM Residency

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Where: Reykjavík, Iceland

Period: 1-3 months

About: SÍM Residency is an international residency for visual artists located in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is run by SÍM - Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna or The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists.

Apply here


​​Sant Andreu Contemporani – SAC International Curatorial Residency Program 2022

Deadline: February 1, 2022

Where: Barcelona, Spain

Period: April 17 - May 17, 2022

About: ​A residency program at Barcelona’s Sant Andreu Contemporani, in collaboration with Fabra i Coats - Fàbrica de Creació and Institut Ramon Llull, open to international curators.

Apply here


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Palazzo Monti – Artist Residency

Deadline: Ongoing

Where: Brescia, Italy

Period: Not specified

About: National and international artists are invited to share their everyday life and experiences. Several artistic practices are welcome to apply. 

Apply here

Read more about Palazzo Monti here


L’AiR Arts – International Arts Residency Program

Deadline: Not stated

Where: Paris, France or Remote

Period: Not specified

About: ​L’AiR Arts is committed to supporting intercultural artistic exchange through international arts residency programs while promoting diversity, inclusion and international understanding through artistic and cultural heritage. Applications are open to artists working in various disciplines and at all stages of their professional careers.

Apply here


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La Macina di San Cresci – Residency Program

Deadline: Ongoing

Where: Chianti, Italy

Period: Minimum one week from February 15, 2022–December 31, 2022

About: La Macina di San Cresci offers artists an opportunity to work in a social environment that is both rich in history and nature. Participants are provided with a studio, accessible 24/7 as well as access to the facilities. Emerging as well as established artists who are working in any artistic discipline are invited to apply.

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Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen – Fellowship Program for Art and Theory 2022–23

Deadline: January 28, 2022

Where: Innsbruck, Austria

Period: 3 October 2022 – 17 June 2023

About: ​With its Fellowship Program for Art and Theory, Büchsenhausen promotes internationally relevant artistic production, research, and discussion. The program combines the advantages of a residency with the possibilities of a postgraduate, non-academic research and production fellowship on the basis of an open, non-formalized structure.

Apply here


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Hug Culture – Artist Residency in Madrid

Deadline: Ongoing

Where: Madrid, Spain

Period: 2 - 3 months between September and June

About: Artists and creative agents based in Finland both international and national as well as Finnish citizens from all over the world are welcome to apply. The residency is open to all artistic disciplines. 

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Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre – One Month Residency for Printmakers October 2022

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Where: Jyväskylä, Finland

Period: October 1–31, 2022 

About: The ​Residency program offers free working space at the print workshop, free accommodation in the guest room located in the city centre, and a grant of 300 euros for living and material costs.

Apply here


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PILOTENKUECHE – International Residence Program

Deadline: Ongoing

Where: Leipzig, Germany

Period: 3 Months

About: The International Art Program invites artists from around the world. The studio is located in a fully remodelled old barbed-wire factory and artists have 24-hour studio access. The residency strives to create a communal space that can lead to experimental collaboration and discourse between participants, as well as with the greater Leipzig community.

Apply here

Residencies in Asia

Skyspace Amarta by James Turrell. Image Courtesy of Patina Maldives.

Fari Art Atelier – Art Residency

Where: Fari Islands, Maldives

Period: 1-2 weeks

About: The Fari Art Atelier is a continuing series of art residencies supported by The Artling, bringing internationally acclaimed artists to the island to be inspired by the unparalleled surroundings, and create artworks during their time at the residency. The residency has hosted the likes of Californian interdisciplinary artist, James Turrell and New York-based artist Daniel Arsham.

Residency in the Middle East

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Ministry of Culture – The Art Residency Program | Al-Balad

Submission Windows: 

  • 8 January 2022 – 5 February 2022
  • 25 February 2022 26 March 2022 
  • 15 April 2022 – 14 May 2022 

Where: Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Period: 6 weeks

About: The program includes a series of fully-funded residencies that provide art professionals with time, space, and collaboration opportunities to support their creative development. The program is open to Saudi and international artists, curators, and art writers.

Apply here

Remote Residency

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Somerset House – PATH-AI Residency Programme

Deadline: January 31, 2022, 17.00 (GMT)

Where: Remote

Period: 6 months

About: Open to both local and international artists who have been practising as an artist for a minimum of 5 years. The residency commissions artists to create new works critically engaging with intercultural ideas of privacy, agency, and trust in relation to artificial intelligence (AI) and other data-driven technologies.

Apply here

For more art residencies around the world, check out our guide to art residencies in Europe as well as our guide to art residencies in South East Asia

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