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Kala Art Institute

Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital media including sound/video production can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence at Kala Art Institute. Residency applications are accepted four times per year. Note that this is a studio residency only, housing is not included. The Institute also runs a Fellowish Competition, providing studio space for a six month residency and a cash award.

ARCUS Project

The Artist-in-residence program of ARCUS Project aims to support the artistic activities of emerging visual artists, and was launched in 1995 by Ibaraki Prefectural Government as its main organizer. The Applicant should be an emerging artist engaged in contemporary visual arts or other related fields, have legal permission to enter Japan, have enough English or Japanese language skills to communicate with administration staff and local community and not be enrolled in educational institution. Each resident artists is provided with a studio space ((of around 67.5 sq.m) which used to be a classroom.

The Australia Council for the Arts

An online Residency open to collaborative work for Australian and residents. The Second Life Residency is open to group of three artists and writers to creatively and critically explore new interactive, virtual platforms.

31 December: Japan - Artist in Residence

Program to support new and creative activities wherein scientific knowledge and artistic sensibility are aesthetically combined.

Santa Fe Art Institute Artist and Writer Residencies

The Santa Fe Art Institute is a residency program in the Southwest of the United States. The SFAI has biannual deadlines of January and July 5 of each year for both artists and writers working in all disciplines. The SFAI encourages emerging and mid-career artists and writers to apply for one to three month long residencies. Spacious studios and private bedrooms with communal kitchens are available for each resident. Scholarships and stipends are available based on medium and need.

The Sanskriti Kendra

A three-month residency for practitioners of painting, sculpture, pottery and ceramics, photography, new media, design, art history, performance and crafts. The dates of the residency should be agreed with the Sanskriti Foundation. Fellowships available from UNESCO, Asia Links, Fullbright & other sources.

Biennial Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Award

The Award is open to Commonwealth resident artists and craftspeople aged between 22 and 35 who show promise and initiative in their own country but who have had little opportunity of working in another country. Ten awards of £6000 are made to cover airfares, fees, living expenses and the cost of mounting an exhibition. The Awards are not intended for photography or graphic design, nor for study leading to a degree, but are open to any other discipline. You can travel to any other Commonwealth country expect between Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Awards are in even numbered years.

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts

The Foundation offers both short and long-term residencies. Full-time residencies are for one to two years, with short-term residencies usually in the summer months. The Foundation periodically offers extended stays to visiting artists. Each resident artist is provided a studio, with glazing and kiln facilities shared. Fuel and material costs are the responsibility of the artist. The Foundation purchases clay and other necessary materials in large lots to keep the artists' costs low. Artists may consign their work for sale through the on-site Bray Gallery for a one third commission. Resident artists can find housing in the surrounding area, making their own arrangements. Most residents find it necessary to have a car.

Yaddo Artists in Residence Programme

Yaddo is set in a woodland estate and provides a working environment for artists, writers and performers. Open to international visual artists and other art form practitioners, residencies of two weeks to two months are offered with accommodation, studios and meats provided. Forms should be accompanied by two references, CV, examples of work (varies according to art form), with SAE for return of work plus US $20 application fee.

Visual Studies Workshop (VSW) Artists' Residencies

Visual Studies Workshop sponsors artists' residencies in photography, artists' books, digital video and multimedia, 16mm film and analogue video. Residencies are project-based and are for a period of up to one month. VSW will provide access to facilities and housing on the premises. Honoraria provided as available.

Urban Glass

Urban Class is a not-for-profit international centre 'for the creation and appreciation of new art made from glass'. International makers over the age of 21 wishing to work with glass can apply for two visiting artist Fellowships, offered to 'emerging artists' and an 'established artist'. Fellowships are for eight weeks and provide access to studio facilities, technical support with some materials and are accompanied by an honorarium of US $2,500 to cover all other costs. Application forms should be accompanied by a project proposal, CV, ten slides of work and two letters of recommendation with SAE for return of material.

Ucross Foundation Residency Programme

The Ucross Foundation is host to residencies by artists, writers and performers in a facility set in a former Wyoming ranch complex. Residencies of two to eight weeks with accommodation, a studio and board provided are offered. Applications should be accompanied by three references, CV. and examples of work, varying according to art form with an SAE for return of work plus US $20 application fee.

The Vermont Studio Center (VSC): Full Fellowship Residency

VSC offers year-round 2-12 week independent Residencies. Residents receive a private studio, room and 3 meals each day plus access to prominent Visiting Artists and Writers who offer slide talks, studio visits, and readings. A low-residency MFA is also available. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

The Salasar Sunaryo Art Space

A two-month residency for ceramics, drawing, installation, painting, architecture, land art, public art, photography, sculpture and performance artists. Dates of the residency should be agreed with the Centre and will take place between March and August 2003.

The Mattress Factory

Pittsburgh gallery whose programme concentrates on the commission, presentation and collection of new site-specific installations that are developed in residency. Open to international visual artists. Residencies of one to eight weeks that will result in an installed work and exhibition. Support provided includes air transportation to and from Pittsburgh, housing, materials and equipment, curatorial support, marketing, publicity and documentation and a honorarium. There are no deadlines or specific application procedures. Send materials that represent your work to date. The Mattress Factory does not accept specific proposals for sites as it feels project decisions should be made on site. Exhibitions are planned up to two years in advance.

The MacDowell Colony

The colony provides workspace for writers, composers, filmmakers and architects, as well as visual artists of all disciplines. The oldest artists' colony in the USA, it now consists of thirty-two secluded studios set in 450 acres of fields and woodlands. Visual artists and other art form practitioners can apply for residencies of up to eight weeks. There are printmaking, darkroom and 16mm film editing facilities. There are no residency fees and there is a scheme for assistance with travel costs. There are three dealines a year, one in January, one in April and one in September; applications should be accompanied by two references, a project description, and examples of work (varies according to art form

The Kamiyama Artist-in-Residence

Resident artists sought annually for the Kamiyama International Village of Humanities and Arts, Japan. Artists are required to 'have an impact on the community', with materials, travel and accommodations costs at least partly covered. Deadline is usually in March.

The Japan Foundation (Kokusai Koryu Kikin)

The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 as a special legal entity under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The purposes of the Japan Foundation are to efficiently carry on activities for international cultural exchange between Japan and any other country, thus 'deepening other nations' understanding of Japan, promoting better mutual understanding among nations, and encouraging friendship and goodwill among the peoples of the world'. For a full list of their European exchanges (including for residents of UK), see www.jpf.go.jp/e/about/program.

The Griffis Art Center's Artist in Residence programme

Twice a year a visual artist is selected to be a guest of the Griffis Art Center for a five month residency in New London, Connecticut USA. The artists are selected on the basis of their application, their demonstrated commitment to art by the education they have chosen, their discipline, their CV and references. An artist's work may be contemporary or traditional, and may include most types of medium. However, certain casting techniques, which take too long to produce finished products, may have to be eliminated. Printmaking, photography and casting equipment are not available on the premises. During their months of residency, each artist is provided with a spacious, private, fully furnished apartment including all utilities, studio space and an Open Studio Exhibition.

The Fabric Workshop and Museum

The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) invites contemporary artists to create new work using experimental materials and techniques. This internationally acclaimed Artist in Residence Program hosts emerging and established regional, national and international contemporary artists who have a demonstrated commitment to innovation and exploration. To that end, the FWM supports artistic experimentation by providing fees and materials to artists, and employing its facilities and staff to address their creative needs. Artists-in-residence are drawn from all disciplines, including painting, sculpture, architecture and design, conceptual and installation art, performance and video. Working collaboratively with the FWM's staff of printers and technicians, artists are introduced to new techniques, materials, and resources, and are thus able to realize projects that would not otherwise be possible. Through this collaborative creative process, artists stretch the boundaries not only of their own work, and of the creative possibility of the various media, but also of the larger development of contemporary art.

The Espace Sobo-Bade, Toubab Dialao

A three-month residency for professional visual artists (painting, sculpture, model making, pottery and especially ceramics) with demonstrated ability and achievement. The date should be fixed by mutual agreement.

The Carriage House

Since 1993, the Carriage House has been used as a project space where contemporary artists can create and exhibit new and experimental work. The 10,000 square foot structure is located next door to the Islip Art Museum galleries in Brookwood Hall, East Islip, New York, approximately 50 miles from Manhattan on the south shore of Long Island. Work that cannot be situated in more formal galleries and museums because of technical considerations is frequently accepted at the Carriage House. From March - October, the Islip Art Museum presents exhibitions of projects and installations by new and emerging artists at the Carriage House site, including Projects, an exhibition culled from the Islip Art Museum's annual call for proposals. See the website for more application information, applications forms and information about the layout of the Carriage House.

The Camargo Foundation

The Camargo Foundation maintains a study center in Cassis, France, for the benefit of fellows who wish to pursue projects in the humanities and social sciences related to French and Francophone cultures, as well as creative projects by visual artists, photographers, video artists, filmmakers, media artists, composers, and writers. Creative projects do not need to have a specific French connection. For scholarly projects, research should be at an advanced stage and not require resources unavailable in the Marseilles-Cassis-Aix region. The Foundation offers, at no cost, thirteen furnished apartments as well as a reference library, a darkroom, an artist's studio, and a music composition studio. The residential fellowship is accompanied by a $3,500 stipend, which is awarded automatically to each recipient of the grant.

The Bag Factory

The Bag Factory is a non-profit organisation promoting the visual arts through a broad range of activities. Artists - both upcoming and established - rent affordable studios in a cultural environment that encourages diversity and cross-fertilisation of ideas and practice. Younger artists and students can obtain advice, support and encouragement, drawing on the expertise of older resident artists. The organisation runs a residency programme to facilitate cultural exchange and debate, both nationally and internationally. Participating artists thus form a vital link to the major art and cultural networks within South Africa and abroad. The space is a focal point for visiting curators, artists, academics and collectors.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

The grant Program supports artist-in-residence programmes. The Foundation does not have an application form: instead, a full proposal for funding should be submitted as a letter of approximately 3 pages describing the activities for which funds are being requested. The Foundation is unable to make grants directly to individuals. Grants requests are reviewed twice a year in the spring and fall. Address the proposal to: Pamela Clapp, Program Director, at the address above.

The AiR Association Limited (HK)

Founded in 2004 and operated by a collective of well-experienced Hong Kong cultural workers. The goals of the association are to promote creativity, cultural exchange and social engagement through residency programmes involving various disciplines of the local and international creative communities.

Taipei Artist Village

Taipei Artist Village is an artist-led interdisciplinary residency centre established in 2001, who are looking for international visual artists for their residencies. There are a number of residency options ranging from self-financed to full fellowship level with all costs paid. Residencies vary in length, but are usually of eight to twelve weeks duration. The fee for self-financed residencies is US $420 for four weeks. Facilities include a computer workshop and a black and white darkroom.


Based in Maine, the residencies last for 9 weeks each summer. Fees are payable, but exemptions are available via the same application process as submissions. See website for more information.

Sitka Center

Founded in 1970, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology provides the opportunity to study various forms of art, music and ecology of the central Oregon coast. Visual artists and naturalists are invited to apply for residencies of four months offfering workshops in natural sciences and arts including book arts, botanical illustration, ceramics, ecology, fibres, drawing, painting, printmaking and other media. Accommodation and work space are provided in return for community outreach activities.

Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art

Artist residencies of 2 to 6 months at the first (and for now only) museum of modern art in mainland China. Room, studio, and small stipend provided.

Sculpture Space Residency

International residency program providing access to a specialized studio facility for professional sculptors. There are no geographic or stylistic restrictions. The selection is made by the Sculpture Space Review Committee and rotating guest panelists. Primary criteria are quality, originality, and potential for growth. Twenty new artists are selected per year, and each receives $2,000 to assist with residency expenses. Resident artists are provided access to studio space 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Studio spaces are 5,500 square feet and 400 square feet for the private studio. The studio is located in downtown Utica. Subsidized three-bedroom apartments are available at low cost to artists within walking distance of the studio. Artists are expected to stay for a full two months and are responsible for materials, specialized tools, and meals.

Santa Fe Art Institute Artists and Writers in Residence

The Santa Fe Art Institute Residency program began in response to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, as SFAI initiated the Emergency Relief Residencies. The current Artists and Writers in Residence Program offers emerging artists and writers the time, space and opportunity to take risks and experiment as paths toward initiating new projects or enriching earlier ones. Lengths of residencies range from one to three months. For those who are accepted to a residency and do not qualify for an existing scholarship, the cost of the residency is $1000 per month. Next deadline is 14 March 2008.

SAGAMIE Artist-In-Residence

Centre for research and production specializing in contemporary digital arts such as computer graphics, digital photography and large format digital printing up to 60 inches wide. Centre SAGAMIE is interested in research projects that show innovative concern for the medium, that question photographic and pictorial space and that generate new links with other areas of contemporary art such as installation, scenography, art integrated into architecture, performance, exterior interventions, painting, drawing, printmaking and so on. Centre SAGAMIE gives the artist in residence free access to specialized equipment and the technical support (one fulltime technician per artist) necessary to carry out his/her art project. As well, the centre will reimburse the artist $200 for travel expenses, and provide free printing tests and the equivalent of $150 for final prints on a chosen support. Centre SAGAMIE supports artists in the early stages of their careers and has a separate category for artists under 35 years old.

Sacatar Foundation

Operate a residency program for artists at its estate, the Quinta Pitanga, on the Island of Itaparica in the Bay of All Saints, across from the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program

Set in the high plains of south eastern New Mexico, the residency programme was established in 1967 by Roswell artist and philanthropist Donald Anderson in conjunction with the Roswell Museum and Art Center. International visual artists apply for residencies of one year, including accommodation, a studio, board and a monthly stipend of US $500. Apply with a submission of fifteen to twenty slides of recent work and up to ten pages of supporting material (CV, reviews, etc), enclosing an SAE for return of submitted material. Application fee: US $25.

Malaspina Printmakers Society

An artist-led facility founded in 1975 offering print artists a one-month residency with twenty-four hour access to print facilities and a solo exhibition. Residents receive travel costs up to CAN $500, fee of CAN $500 and materials up to $300, but subsistence and accommodation must be covered by the artist. Deadline: 30 April annually

Macaulay House

The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture's newly established residency programme is located in the century-old Macaulay House, part of the Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site of Canada. International visual artists can apply for residencies of four to twelve weeks. Residents receive accommodation and a studio but must cover all travel, living and work costs themselves. Further information and application forms are available on their website. Applications usually consist of project proposal, CV, examples of work and two letters of reference.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) / Workspace Residencies

The LMCC's mission is to position artists in lower Manhattan, create ties between the arts and business communities, and support the careers of emerging artists. LMCC/Workspace: 120 Broadway is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation and new media. Artists must be living within reasonable distance from the studios during the residency term. LMCC also have two downtown locations with 15 spacious studios each. They will be selecting 26 artists and 4 writers to receive free studio space in one of their two locations. The residency will now be one 9-month cycle during the year. LMCC organizes public programs each session, including a weekend-long Open Studio event at the close of the residency. Artists will be asked to make informal presentations of their work and to actively participate in public programs

Long March Residency Program

The Long March residency program is directed at constructing a platform for the crossing of borders of knowledge, discipline, and understanding, and providing deeper insight into how we view our own contemporary contexts. The residency program studio is located in Beijing, and run on a non-profit basis by the Long March Foundation (New York) and the 25000 Cultural Transmission Center (Beijing). The program primarily offers individuals interested in the study of visual culture in China a space to live and work in China, as well as assistance and support to help realize projects for a period of up to six months. Applications by visual artists are also accepted.

La Chambre Blanche

Founded in 1978, La Chambre Blanche is devoted to experimentation and dissemination in the field of Visual Arts. Since 1982, the centre has its own Artist-in-Residence programme, accommodating both physical and internet-based artworks and artists. Submitted projects must integrate installation and in situ practices. More details and application information on their website, above.

Kyoto Art Centre Artist-in-Residence programme

This program supports the creative activities, as artists-in-residence, of young artists and other people involved in arts, who aim to derive new artistic expression from exposure to another culture. Participants in the program undertake production of works, research, etc., while based at the Kyoto Art Center. The Kyoto Art Center is a venue for exchange and mutual stimulus among artists. The Center aims also to serve as a place where Kyoto citizens can encounter different forms of artistic expression. There is no restriction on the art genre. The Kyoto Art Center welcomes artists who wish to experiment with new forms of expression within a genre, or by stepping beyond a genre, and who have the desire to build rapport with Kyoto citizens. Website in Japanese only.

Klondike Institute of Art & Culture

The Klondike Institute of Art & Culture is accepting applications from visual, media and interdisciplinary artists for it's Artist in Residence Program. The residence accommodates up to 2 artists concurrently for research, development and production of ongoing or new bodies of work. Artists may also have the opportunity to facilitate outreach programs such as talks, open studios, workshops and exhibitions, intended to promote interaction and professional development, and provide exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary arts practices and theories within the community. Residencies are 4 to 12 weeks in duration starting from January 1, 2007 through to December 31, 2007. Artists are provided at no cost with individual studio space and bedroom, with shared living facilities. The Artist in Residence program is located in the Macaulay Residence. Built in 1901, the home is now owned by Parks Canada as part of the Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site of Canada. Deadline: 1 April annually

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Artist residencies to both U.S. and international artists. Residencies range from 2-8 weeks. Residents are provided with housing and studios and receive a stipend of $100 per week.

Khoj International Artists Workshop
http://www.Tel: 00 91 11 625 0927

A74A South Extension Part II, New Delhi 110049, India

International Studio and Curatorial Program

The ISCP provides career development opportunities for a select community of international artists who have already sponsorship. Participating artists are sponsored for periods from two months to two years by governments. corporations, foundations, galleries and individuals. The participant is provided with a private studio (400 to 600 sq. ft.) and - sponsor permitting - a furnished apartment within walking distance of the Program. In most cases, the sponsor provides the artist with a stipend for living expenses, travel and materials. In other instances, the Program locates multiple-source funding to cover the artist's essential expenses. See website for more details.

Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS)

IAMAS is an 'educational institution producing media masters well attuned with current trends in multimedia and information technology'. International visual artists and those working 'media art' are invited to apply for residencies between April and September. Residents receive access to equipment and a contribution to accommodation and living costs.


The Harvestworks Artist In Residence Program offers commissions of up to $4000 to make a new work in our state of the art digital media facility. Each artist receives a $700 fee with the balance of the award posted in a' 'facilities account' which is used to manage and produce the work. The artist works with a team comprised of a project manager, engineer and programmer (if required). Work produced in the program is premiered in the Harvestworks' 5.1 Presentation Lab. Residents are also included in Creative Contact, an Internet compilation of digital art work on the Harvestworks website. New works may include the creation of a new video work with a surround sound audio mix, audio recording and mastering of a surround sound piece, the creation of a new web art work and the development of a live interactive music/video/installation system using Max/Msp/Jitter. Up to 12 residencies will be selected (depending on project size and funding) along with two alternates in the event any resident artist cannot participate. Priority will be given to the creative use of the Harvestworks' production facility and the innovative use of sound and/or picture. Emerging artists and artists from ethnic minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Gros Morne National Park Residencies

The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador Gros Morne National Park's residency programme is located within a world heritage site on the west coast of Newfoundland. International visual artists whose work 'reflects or draws on the natural environment' are invited to apply for residencies of three to six weeks between June and October each year. Residents receive accommodation/work space and an honorarium of C$1,000 to cover all other costs. Applications should consist of a project proposal, CV and examples of work.

Greatmore Art Studios

Greatmore Studios are situated in Woodstock, close to the city and accommodate up to thirteeen artists. At least eight of these are mid-career artists from a cross-section of Cape Town's communities. Other studios are set aside to accommodate younger artists who are committed to their career in art making, but need guidance from working with established artists. Two studios are set aside for the visitors program, accommodating artists from other parts of South Africa, Africa and abroad.

Global Arts Village

Global Arts Village is an emerging international residential art center in New Delhi, India encouraging diversity and multicultural exchange among creative people of all kinds. Community living, sharing meals and evening activities. The Village enables artists to experience a natural, eco-friendly environment for creative work. The Global Arts Village is a three-acre property that includes gardens, a multi-purpose studio, sculpture workshop, a meditation and performance hall, a common building, a dance studio, performance spaces and accommodations. The buildings are in accordance with the ancient wisdom of Vastu, which harmonizes man-made structures with their natural environments. The Village offers residency programs to emerging, mid-career and established artists in all major creative disciplines, building a community that blends art, culture and consciousness. Individuals with exploratory spirits are invited to join.

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