Grants and funding for artists



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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.

Bronx Council on the Arts

Bronx Council on the Arts, 1738 Hone Ave., Bronx, NY 10461. Offers grants, performances, exhibits, and residencies. Open to artists living in the Bronx only. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Blue Mountain Center

Blue Mountain Center, P.O. Box 109, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812 (518) 352-7391. No fees; residencies of one month between June 15 and October 15; 15 artists at a time. 'Particularly interested in fine work which evinces social and ecological concern.' Located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains.

Basically Modern Arts Sanctuary

Basically Modern Arts Sanctuary, 468 Lobdell Mill Rd., Westerloo, NY 12193 (518) 797-3728. Residency on the northern edge of the Catskill Mountains in a house surrounded by wilderness and a river, the Basic Creek. Can accomodate one artist at a time (or one partnered couple) for residencies of 2 to 10 days from May to October. Open to composers, visual artists, writers, and others from the US and abroad. Artist gets a bedroom, private office, all meals. Access to Steinway grand piano, wireless internet connection. No fees. Sponsored by the Basso Moderno Duo.

The Asian Cultural Council

The Asian Cultural Council, 280 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016. Supports residencies in Japan for American artists pursuing creative projects; residencies usually from 1 to 6 mos.


ArtPark, Box 371, Lewiston, NY 14902 (716) 754-9000. Payment $450/wk. Plus living allowance of $200 and travel allowance; residencies range from one to six weeks.


ART/OMI, 55 Fifth Ave., 15th flr., New York, NY 10003 (212) 206-5660. Runs Ledig House studios in a converted 1830 farmhouse in NY's Hudson River Valley, near Chatham; rooming in nearby houses; no fees; awards 12-20 three week residencies per year.

Alfred University, NYSCA Residency Program

Alfred University, NYSCA Residency Program, 1 Saxon Dr., Alfred, NY 14802 (607) 871-2111. Institute for Electronic Arts residencies of one week, open to artists making experimental cross-disciplinary work in video, sonics, large format digital prints, CD-ROM and DVD. Artists receive housing, travel, studio equipment access, and technical support

The Edward F. Albee Foundation, Inc

The Edward F. Albee Foundation, Inc., 14 Harrison St., New York, NY 10013 (212) 226-2020. Runs the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center in Montauk, NY (a.k.a. 'The Barn'); residencies for up to 6 people at a time; one month residencies from June 1 to Oct. 1; no fees; residents responsible for own meals, transportation.

Printmaking Council of NJ

Printmaking Council of NJ, 440 River Rd., Somerville, NJ 08876 (908) 725-2110. 1 month resiedncies, $2,000 stipend, plus housing allowance. Some teaching, exhibition. 45 minutes from NYC. Printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, photography, and experimental

Peters Valley Crafts Center

Peters Valley Crafts Center, 19 Kuhn Rd., Layton, NJ 07851 (973) 948-5200. AIR Program in fine crafts located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area; open studios; year round. Stipend paid. Residents coordinate the summer workshop program, including scheduling, studio management, selection of studio assistants. This amounts to a part-time job. One resident each in blacksmithing, ceramics, fibers, fine metals, photography, and woodworking.

Newark Museum

Newark Museum, Arts Workshop for Adults, 49 Washington St., Box 540, Newark, NJ 07101. 1 month residency in clay, fiber, fine metals, jewelry, enameling, sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Artist Residencies

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Artist Residencies, c/o Peters Valley Craft Education Center, 19 Kuhn Rd., Layton, NJ 07851 (973) 948-5200. Open to all craft artists. Residencies are scheduled year-round.

Creative Glass Center of America

NEW JERSEY Creative Glass Center of America, Denise Gonzalez Dendrinos, Program Coordinator, 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville, NJ 08332 (609) 825-6800 ext. 2733. Housing, stipend, equipment, technical assistance. 4 glass artists at a time; 3 months; fellows work in view of museum visitors for 12 hours/wk.

Pyramid Atlantic

Pyramid Atlantic, 6001 66th Ave. #103, Riverdale, MD 20737 (301) 459-7154. Artists collaborate with master printers and papermakers to extend their work and ideas. Artists may pursue one-of-a-kind works or editioned paperworks, printworks, or artist books; technical and staff support available.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 263-5544. AIR Program; especially interested in artists working in alternative or new processes who can work in a 200 sq. ft. space.

Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812 (301) 492-6229. Not technically a residency program, since no housing is provided, although considered by the National Park Service as part of their programs for working artists. Rent-free studios on the grounds of a former amusement park (although artists must pay utilities fee); artists must provide classes, studio tours, demonstrations for field trips and festivals. Funky atmosphere; lots of public interaction. 9 residencies of 3 years each and 3 of 1 year each. Open to individuals or groups of 2D and 3D visual artists, photographers, craftspeople, performers, and musicians. (visual and performing arts)

Evergreen House

Evergreen House, Johns Hopkins University, 4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210. (410) 516-0341. Two-month summer residency for visual artists who live out of state. Provides housing, large individual studio, $2,000 stipend, exhibition with publication, access to collections. (visual arts)

Baltimore Clayworks

MARYLAND Baltimore Clayworks, 5706 Smith Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209 (410) 578-1919. One year AIR for an artist working in ceramics, pays small stipend, one artist per year. No housing provided. Studio space, access to equipment, solo exhibition. (visual arts)

Sea Change Residencies/Gaea Foundation

Sea Change Residencies/Gaea Foundation, 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009 (202) 232-2304. Residency in Provincetown MA, on Cape Cod. Supports artists 'whose work is creating fundamental shifts in public perceptions of reality and possibility, and activists who employ creative and artistic tools in the struggle for change.' Housing, workspace and stipend provided; artists must provide own meals. Application by nomination only. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Partners of the Americas

Partners of the Americas, 1424 K St. NW #700, Washington, DC 20005. 1 month; artist exchange among US, Latin American, and Caribbean countries; airfare, room, board with families, expense money.

NEA International Program

NEA International Program, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20506 (202) 682-5422. Two month residencies in Canada or Mexico, six month fellowships in Japan.

Center for Arts and Religion

Center for Arts and Religion, Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016 (202) 885-8617. Open to artists producing spiritually oriented and influenced art; one-year residency includes studio, stipend, paid teaching, exhibition. Artists must arrange own housing. Open to all, all media

ARCH Artist in Residency Program

ARCH Artist in Residency Program, ARCH Development Corporation, 1227 Good Hope Rd. SE, Washington, DC 20020. (202) 889-5000, ext. 109. Offers free live/work space to one woodworker per year in the Anacostia neighborhood of the city. Artist must donate 15 hours a week teaching woodworking and carpentry skills to children and young adults. Exhibition opportunities. Additional residency programs in visual arts and photography are planned.

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-6466 x7101. National and international artists; residency of up to 8 weeks with stipend; accomodations and studio space. Artists must work with community groups on projects; exhibition at the center may be offered.

Vermont Studio Center

Vermont Studio Center, PO Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656 (802) 635-2727. 4-12 week residencies; fees charged, some financial support; up to 50 artists and writers per mo. Other services include library, slide showings, readings, art supply store, visiting artist series, fitness activities. Located in the heart of the Green Mtns. Access to all facilities at nearby Johnson State College for residents include sport, library, computer lab privleges. (visual and literary arts)

Vermont Music and Arts Center

Vermont Music and Arts Center, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT 05851 (802) 626-9371. Residencies and workshops for serious amateur chamber musicians to 'take a vacation with music.' (performing arts)

Vermont Carving Studio

Vermont Carving Studio, PO Box 613, Proctor, VT 06765 (617) 894-9173. Studio spaces for sculptors working in marble, other stones, and wood. (visual arts)

Kokoro Studio Retreat Center

Kokoro Studio Retreat Center, RR 1, Box 192, Castleton, VT 05735. (802) 273-2278. Facilities include: studios, Japanese bath, steam, sauna, massage, pond, waterfall, extensive stone yard. Resident artists, supportive critiques, small groups, or retreat options available. Lodging options vary from tent, tepee, lodge, or private cabins. Fee ranges from $20-85/night; residencies from 1 day to 1 month. (visual, literary arts)

The Hall Farm Center for Arts and Education

The Hall Farm Center for Arts and Education, 392 Hall Dr., Townshend, VT 05353 (802) 365-4483. 200-year old former farm on 221 acres in the southeastern corner of the state. Residencies of one week to one month covers room and board, and takes place during two residency sessions: June 10- July 17 and July 29 - Sept. 18. Open to fiction and nonfiction writers, poets, playwrights, painters, performers, composers, photographers, sculptors, and other artists. (literary, performing, visual arts)

Dorset Colony House

Dorset Colony House, PO Box 519, Dorset, VT 05251 (802) 867-2223. Up to 8 writers at a time; residencies from 1 week to several mos.; fees charged; writers must cook own meals and provide own food. Near the Green Mountains in Southern Vermont. (literary, performing, visual arts)

Compost Art Center

Compost Art Center, PO Box 265, Hardwick, Vermont (802) 472-9613. Residencies in an 1800s farmhouse on 25 rolling acres. Daily, weekly, or monthly rates. Spouse accomodations can be arranged. Ceramics studio, darkroom, 3500 sq. ft. of performance/exhibition space. Nightclub, restaurant and bar also on premises. (visual, performing, and literary arts)

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, Inc.

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, Inc., PO Box 495, Marble Street, West Rutland, VT 05777 (802) 438-2097. A rehabilitated, extinct marble quarry in the Green Mountains in Central Vermont; no fees; artists purchase and prepare own food; 2 month residencies for artists working in stone carving; 2 artists at a time; year-round. (visual arts)

Woonsocket Neigborhood Development Corporation

Woonsocket Neigborhood Development Corporation (401) 762-0993. Supports year-long residencies by a single community-friendly professional artist (and family) with free rent in spacious 3-bedroom apartment, in exchange for 5/hours per week working with local kids. Woonsocket is a former mill city located in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, 20 minutes from Providence. All media welcome: visual arts, film, video, theater, computer art, storytelling, dance, poetry or other writers, folk arts, crafts. 'We believe in the importance and transformative power of the arts as part of a comprehensive community revitalization effort,' says Executive Director Joe Garlick.


AS220, 115 Empire St., Providence, RI 02903 (401) 831-9327. 3-6 mo. residencies. AS220 is a 22,000 sq. ft. blg. that includes a cafe and performance space, computer lab, darkroom, screenprinting studio, video editing suite, 10 working studios, 4 galleries, 12 living/working studios. (performing, visual, literary arts)

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, AIR Program

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, AIR Program, RR 3, Box 73, Cornish, NH 03603. (603) 675-2175. One residency of 12 to 24 weeks, June to October. Housing in nearby apartment; works space in the historic Ravine Studio, located on park grounds. Tools and materials, as well as insurance, provided. Artist expected to keep regular hours, in which tourists can watch you work, and to conduct workshops. No work donation expected and no percentage on sales taken. Open to sculptors who do figurative or representational work suited to the lost wax casting techniques empoyed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. (visual arts)

MacDowell Colony, Inc.

MacDowell Colony, Inc., 100 High St., Peterborough, NH 03458 (603) 924-3886. On 450 acres of woodlands and fields near Mt. Monadnock; 33 studios; residencies of no more than 8 weeks; 31 artists in residence in the summer and 22 in winter; fees are voluntary; darkrooms, 16mm editing suite, printmaking equipment available. (visual, literary, performing arts, architecture and design)

Great Rivers Arts Institute

Great Rivers Arts Institute, PO Box 639, Walpole, NH 03608 (603) 758-3638. Artists' Residencies in Patzcuaro, Mexico at Casa Don Miguel, a 250-year-old monastery. Private rooms, separate studios for visual artists; 2meals a day included. $1,600 per month; partial fellowships available. (visual, literary arts)

Wellspring House

Wellspring House, PO Box 2006, Ashfield, MA 01330. Retreat center in Massachusetts hills, 35 minutes from Northampton/Amherst, sheltered by towering spruce, secluded but in town. Private rooms, communal kitchen in renovated carriage house. Can accomodate up to 7 residents at a time. Wireless internet, library, meditation room. Fees charged; some partial scholarships available. (literary, visual arts)

Sea Change Residencies/Gaea Foundation

Sea Change Residencies/Gaea Foundation, 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009 (202) 232-2304. Residency in Provincetown MA, on Cape Cod. Supports artists 'whose work is creating fundamental shifts in public perceptions of reality and possibility, and activists who employ creative and artistic tools in the struggle for change.' Housing, workspace and stipend provided; artists must provide own meals. Application by nomination only. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Radcliffe College, 34 Concord Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 495-8212. 1 yr. Residency for women artists at least 2 years out of graduate school; fellows receive studio space, stipend; 40 fellowships annually. (visual and literary arts, critics)

Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts

Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts, 23 Wauwinet Rd, Box 958, Nantucket, MA 02554 (508) 228-9248. Open year-round; fees charged; Open to artists in painting, sculpture, photography, fiber art, mixed media, new media, literature, music, interdisciplinary. 8 cottages. Spouses, partners, friends and/or collaborators allowed. Facilities include ceramics studio, darkrooms, library. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Margo-Gelb Shack

Margo-Gelb Shack, OCARC, 22 Nelson Ave. Provincetown, MA 02657. 2 week residencies from mid-May to mid-October on Cape Cod National Seashore. Operated by the Outer Cape Artists Residency Coalition, membership fee plus residency fees charged. No running water or electricity; outdoor toilet and hand pump; kerosene lamps. Artists give one public presentation during their stay. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, writers, video/filmakers. (visual, literary, media arts)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and School

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and School, PO Box 287, Lee, MA 02138 (413) 637-1322. In the Berkshire Mountains; clusters of heated cabins, each with common bath; artists purchase own food and prepare own meals; no fees. (dance, performance)

Isabella Stewart Garden Museum Artist-in-Residence Program

Isabella Stewart Garden Museum Artist-in-Residence Program, 2 Palace Road, Boston MA 02115 (617) 566-1401. Housing, stipend, 150 sqaure foot studio, opportunities to perform or exhibit. Open to all artistic disciplines. Artists participate in the Museum's school partnership program, which helps connect younger people with art. Residencies of one year. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Footpaths to Creativity

Footpaths to Creativity, 8 Rideout Lane, Stoughton, MA 02072. (617) 549-2452. Residency on Flores Island in the Azores Archipelago off the coast of Portugal, from 1 week to 1 year. Fees charged on sliding scale based on ability to pay. (Visual, literary, performing arts)

Fine Arts Work Center

Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St., Box 565, Provincetown, MA 02657 (508) 487-9960. 7 month session runs Oct. 1 through May 1; 20 fellows annually provided with live-in studio and stipend of $375/mo. Plus materials allowance of $75. Located on the tip of Cape Cod, near national seashore beaches and miles of dunes. Facilities include a woodshop, printshop with etching press and darkroom. (visual, literary arts)

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