Grants and funding for artists



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Studio for Creative Inquiry

Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, College of Fine Arts, 5000 Forbes Ave., Room 111, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 (412) 268-3454. One-year residency for artists working in interdisciplinary and collaborative forms that incorporate new technology, with an emphasis on artist collaboratives and collaboration with scientists. Stipend plus benefits, plus project funds. Access to multimedia labs, computing resources, sculpture studios, MIDI equipment.

Soaring Gardens

Soaring Gardens, Laceyville, PA. Applications to: David Ostwald, Lerman Trust, 463 West St., NYC 10014. Former country residence of artist Ora Lerman; residents live in original farmhouse, surrounded by gardens fashioned after Monet's gardens at Giverny; 40 miles from Scranton. Residencies of 2-4 weeks from June-Sept.; housekeepers and gardeners maintain facilities and grounds; residents prepare own meals; artists may apply as individuals or in groups.

The Schuylkill Center

The Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19128. AIR Program with honorarium, studio, housing. Proposal should include workshop or community/student interaction with nature theme that broadens awareness. Visual artists working in 2 or 3 dimensions.

New Arts Program

New Arts Program, 173 W. Main St., PO Box 82, Kutztown, PA 19530 (610) 683-6440. Nonprofit service organization and museum. Apprenticeships, consultations, performances, exhibits.

Moravian Tile Works

Moravian Tile Works, 130 Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 (215) 345-6722. Only open to artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. Ceramic artists and others wishing to work in ceramics; summer and fall sessions; AIR Program. 6 week residency includes housing, transportation, and stipend.

Mattress Factory

Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4444 (412) 231-3169. 11 studios/galleries; stipend, artists given per diem for meals; 1 - 2 mo. residencies; exhibition.

Fabric Workshop

Fabric Workshop, 1315 Cherry Street, 5th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 568-1111. Address queries to Artist Advisory Committee; artists of all media who would like to work in fiber and screen printing; residencies for one artist at a time for special projects; 10-12 artists per year (fiber arts)

Clay Studio

Clay Studio, 139 N. Second St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 925-3453. One year residency in ceramics: September 1 to August 31, offers the Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship, includes studio space, monthly $500 stipend, materials, firing allowance, access to kilns and glaze, solo exhibition.

Chester Springs Studio

Chester Springs Studio, 1668 Art School Rd., PO Box 329, Chester Springs, PA 19425 (610) 827-2722. 4 residencies. Materials and/or firing allowance of up to $300; stipend of $600 for 3 weeks; all visual artists are eligible; ceramic studio contains raku kilns, wood kiln, wood/salt kiln, and gas kiln; particularly interested in artists who turn to the landscape as a source to develop ideas, whether expressed in non-traditional or traditional form.

Brandywine Workshop

Brandywine Workshop, 730 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19146 (215) 546-3675. Visiting Artist Fellowships offer studio space for printmakers and other visual artists; 15 short-term fellowships awarded per year, includes stipend. Also offers Regional Artist Fellowships for artists within commuting distance and Young Artist Fellowships for Philadelphia artists under age 35 that provide studio space but no housing.

Zen Arts Studio Center & Mountain Monastery

Zen Arts Studio Center & Mountain Monastery, PO Box 197 PC, S. Plank Rd., Mt. Tremper, NY 12457 (914) 688-2415. Located on 230 acres of nature preserve in the foothills of the Catskills Mtns. Open to 'all artists interested in pursuing their creative work within the context of Zen practice and the daily Zen training schedule.' Fees charged.


Yaddo, PO Box 395, Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-0746. No fees; artists housed in 55-room historic mansion on a 400 acre estate; residencies of 2 weeks to 2 months. Can accomodate up to 35 artists at a time.

Woodstock School of Art

Woodstock School of Art, PO Box 338W, Woodstock, NY 12498 (914) 679-2388. Artist workspace fellowships for work in drawing, painting, sculpture, or graphics

Women's Studio Workshop

Women's Studio Workshop, PO Box 489, Rosendale, NY 12472 (914) 658-9133. Located among marsh and woodland in the rolling Shawangunk Mountains of the mid-Hudson River valley, 2 hours noth of NYC. Fees charged for Fellowship program; stipend offered to Artist Book Residency recipients; housing in shared, on-site apartment; residencies of 2-6 weeks; facilities include studios in intaglio, silkscreen, hand papermaking, photography, clay and letterpress

Visual Studies Workshop

Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St., Rochester, NY 14607 (716) 442-8676. 2 weeks to one month residencies include access to facilities, living space; media arts, film, video, photography, visual arts, book art

Triangle Arts Association

Triangle Arts Association, 20 Jay St, Suite 318, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-1260. Open to visual artists from the US, France, and Germany, working in all media. Artists receive a free studio of 400 sq ft. for six months, stipend, high speed internet in studio, woodshop access and technical assistance, a publicized Open Studio weekend, organized programs and studio visits from critics and curators. Located in the the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Studio Museum in Harlem
http://www.Studio Museum in Harlem. 144 W. 125 th St., New York, NY 10...

Studio Museum in Harlem. 144 W. 125 th St., New York, NY 10027 (212) 864-4500. Awards 3 residencies per year to emerging artists; 12 month residencies for American artists of African descent; stipend, studio. exhibition. Artists asked to conduct 2 workshops or presentations during he year and occasionally meet with museum visitors.

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Stone Quarry Rd., Cazenovia, NY 13035 (315) 655-3196. For sculptors whose park relates to the natural environment; primarily large outdoor sculpture; residencies from May to October; 2 artists; workshpace and lodging provided, some stipends depending on availability of funds

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 200 Park Ave. S., Suite 1116, New York, NY 10003 (212) 529-0505. Intensive 9-week summer residency, June through August. Shared living quarters, all meals, studio space, one-on-one critiques by major international artists, lectures and informal seminars. Other activities include performances, reading groups, parties, a costume ball, nightly volleyball. Sculpture shop, darkroom, technology studio, library, art supply store. 65 artists per summer, average age 28. Fees paid, some scholarships, all artists must work approx. 1 hour per day

Sculpture Space, Inc

Sculpture Space, Inc., 12 Gates St., Utica, NY 13502 (315) 724-8381. Some non-funded residencies, stome stipends. Housing in homes of Board members and volunteers, or nearby motels and YMCA. 2 month residencies offered year-round, 28 artists annually (up to 4 at a time); technical assistance, use of equipment, and work space

Saltonstall Arts Colony

Saltonstall Arts Colony, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, 120 Brindley St., Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 277-4933. Month-long retreats for artists from NY State


Palisades Interstate Park Commission, AIR Program, Administration Blg., Bear Mountain, NY 10911. Residency plus stipend

New York Stage and Film Co.

New York Stage and Film Co., 315 W. 36th St. #1006, New York, NY 10018 (212) 736-4240. Powerhouse Program: 8 week residency at Vassar College.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, AIR Program

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, AIR Program, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 (718) 448-2500. National and international visual artists in all disciplines. Cottage with workspace. Fees charged; once an artist's propsal is approved, the center staff works closely with the artist to secure funding to cover costs. Artists provide own meals and materials. Exhibition. Reisndecies of 3 months or longer encouraged; some shorter-term residencies may be considered. Located at Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

Millett Farm

Millett Farm, 20 Old Overlook Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (845) 473-9267 or Kate Millet, 59 East 4th St #5E, New York, NY 10003. Colony for women on a Poughkeepsie tree farm. Studio, room, board. Private rooms, food, utilities, laudry, darkroom facilities, woodworking tools, ample studio space. Residents asked to work 5 hours per day; residencies range from a few weeks to a full summer. $70 board fee.

The Millay Colony for the Arts

The Millay Colony for the Arts, Steepletop, PO Box 3, 444 East Hill Rd., Austerlitz, NY 12017 (518) 392-3103. 600 acre estate; 1 month residencies; no fees; 6 artists at a time

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), 125 Maiden Lane, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10038 (212) 219-9401. Residencies for 9 months; small stipend; visits by critics, curators, and students arranged; visiting artist status at several institutions.

Lower East Side Printshop, Inc., AIR Program

Lower East Side Printshop, Inc., AIR Program, 59-61 E. 4th St., New York, NY 10003-5390 (212) 673-5390. For short-term printmaking projects; monthly fee; 24 hour access to facilities and tools, up to 10 hours of limited tech assistance per month; 30 artists per year; participants supply their own travel and accomodation expenses

Long Island University

Long Island University, Art Dept., 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201. One-semester residencies to professional artists in painting, printmaking, and ceramics, stuio and equipment in exchange for teaching

Light Work

Light Work, 316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244 (315) 443-1300. 1 month residencies in photography and digital media. Private/semi private apartments, $1,200 stipend, private darkroom, 24 hour access to photo and computer lab facilities; artists asked to donate work while in residence; 12-15 residencies per year

The Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S.1 Museum

The Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S.1 Museum, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101 (718) 784-2084 or (212) 233-1096. Runs two locations (Queens and Manhattan); no fees. Residency of one year for professional artists from US or Northern Ireland. No housing.

Holocenter: Center for Holographic Arts

Holocenter: Center for Holographic Arts, 45-10 Court Sq., Long Island City, NY 11101 (718) 784-5065. Several residency programs available, which allow access to equipment and provide technical assistance; stipends paid; most residencies last 10 days; 8 residencies per year.

Henry Street Settlement

Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St., New York, NY 10002 (212) 598-0400. 6 artists per year. Residencies of one year. Located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan; artists must make use of studio in a collective workspace at least 20 hours per week. Artists must be from NYC; artists must donate 3+ hours per week of in-kind service to the center.

Hearth Farm

Hearth Farm, 29391 Spies Rd., Redwood, NY 13679 (315) 323-4516. A community for contemporary arts and sustainable living, dedicated to fostering mindful lives. Located on a 200-acre working organic farm in the Thousand Islands region, 6 hours from New York City. Shared housing for artists working individually or collaboratively. Up to 4 artists at a time; equipment for woodworking and welding available. Fees of $300 per month include meals, housing, and studio space. Applicants encouraged to first attend fellowship weekends before making a full application.

Harvestworks, AIR Program

Harvestworks, AIR Program, 596 Broadway, #602, New York, NY 10012 (212) 431-1130. Fees charged; 20-60 hours of studio time with access to 3 professional production studios, full-time engineer, tape and other materials. Residencies run Jan. 1 through Sept. 31. Open to artists who use sound, picture, or technology as a creative medium.

The Gell Writers' Center of the Finger Lakes

The Gell Writers' Center of the Finger Lakes, Writers & Books, 740 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607 (716) 473-2590. On 25 acres on Canandaigua Lake; 2 bedroom house; fees charged; year-round; average residencies are 7-10 days.

Fulton Street Gallery

Fulton Street Gallery, 408 Fulton St., Tryo, NY 12180. Summer residency program for 1-2 weeks includes housing, studio, and exhibition. Must meet with the public weekdays and Saturdays. (visual artists)

Experimental Television Center

Experimental Television Center, AIR Program, 109 Lower Fairfield Rd., Newark Valley, NY 13811 (607) 687-4341. Residencies of 3-5 days with personalized instruction and access to low-cost video and computer imaging equipment. Housing, equipment, technical assistance. Fees charged. (media arts)

Ensemble Studio Theater/Playwrights-in-Residence Program

Ensemble Studio Theater/Playwrights-in-Residence Program, 549 W. 52 St., New York, NY 10019 (212) 247-4982. Playwrights only.

Eastern Frontier Society,
http://www.Eastern Frontier Society, 446 Long Ridge Road, Bedford, NY ...

Eastern Frontier Society, 446 Long Ridge Road, Bedford, NY 10506. (914) 764-5411. Provides room, board, and studio on an island of 150 acres. Trails, woods, log buildings, dock, open fields. Facilities are rustic, but do contain plumbing and electricity.

Dieu Donne Papermill

Dieu Donne Papermill, 3 Crosby St., New York, NY 10013 (212) 226-0573. Workspace program; 4 artists selected each year to receive $500 and 5 days at the Mill with full technical assistance and materials. Open to emerging artists working in all disciplines who wish to explore 'the applications of hand-made paper as a viable method of art-making.'

Cuts and Burns Residency Program

Cuts and Burns Residency Program, Outpost Artists Resources, 532 LaGuardia Pl., Box 370, New York, NY 10012 (718) 599-2385. Open to emerging and mid-career artists. Located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Residency provides up to 40 hours (5 days) of free video and audio post-production with a professional editor, full access to facility, and lodging if needed

Cooper Union School of Art

Cooper Union School of Art, 30 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003 (212) 353-4203. Emerging and mid-career artists in painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking. Equipment available, shared campus housing and some meals provided; fees charged.

Copland House

Copland House, PO Box 2177, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 (914) 788-4659. Open to emerging or mid-career composers. One composer at a time (6-8 per year) resides in Aaron Copland's restored NY homoe for 1-2 months. Meals, housekeeping, local transportation, and other needs provided for.

The Cintas Foundation, Inc.

The Cintas Foundation, Inc., Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 (212) 984-5565. Artists of Cuban citizenship or direct descent (having a Cuban parent or grandparent) who do not live in Cuba. Supports architects, writers, composers, and visual artists (including photographers). Fellowships of $10,000 to pursue artistic activities in the US or other countries.

Center for Photography at Woodstock

Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498 (914) 679-9957. Workshops and residencies.

Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art (CEPA)

Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art (CEPA), 700 Main St., 4th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-2717. Year-round residency program; funds projects from emerging and established visual artists from NY; residents interact with local community through public lectures, studio visits with student artists, high school discussions.

Byrd Hoffman Foundation/The Watermill Center

Byrd Hoffman Foundation/The Watermill Center, 131 Varick St., Suite 908, New York, NY 10013 (212) 620-0220. Runs a multi-disciplinary center for studies in the arts and humanities on the south shore of Long Island, 'for artists, students, and individuals of all ages and backgrounds to explore the creative process.' Apprenticeship training with master artists. Hosts the Watermill Collection and study center for Asian and Tribal Arts.

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, The Woodstock Guild, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498 (914) 679-2079. Fees; up to 16 week long residencies, average length 4 weeks, June through Sept.; residents make own meals; up to 10 artists at a time; fees charged, residents provide own meals.

Bronx Writers' Center

Bronx Writers' Center, Van Lier Literary Program, 2521 Glebe Ave., Bronx, NY 1046101486. (718) 409-1265. 3 9-month residencies plus $7,000 fellowship given to NY poets and fiction writers under 30.

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