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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.

Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces

Studios for local artists, a gallery and the residential Studio 18 for national and international artists. Residencies of three months from April 2005 are offered for a rental charge of AUS $165 per week. Artists are required to state the expected source of funding on their application. Application is by a portfolio of recent work and a project proposal and should be accompanied by an SASE for its return. Further information available at

Fine Arts Work Center

The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency program for writers and visual artists in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, an area with a long history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-month fellowships to twenty fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend. Residencies run from October 1 through May 1. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their work independently in a diverse and supportive community. An historic fishing port, Provincetown is situated at the tip of Cape Cod in an area of spectacular natural beauty, surrounded by miles of dunes and National Seashore beaches.

Eyebeam Artists in Residence (AIR) program

Two three-month multidisciplinary residencies to exceptional artists, which will take place from October - January and June - August. A selection committee of peers and experts chooses artists from an open call for applications. Residents receive 24/7 studio access, an honorarium, access to cutting-edge tools, expert technical support from Eyebeam staff, production help from apprentices and the option to show work at Eyebeam. Depending on the project, AIR work can be presented as gallery installations, demonstrations of research in progress, panel discussions, on-line projects, public workshops, or multimedia performances.


Est-Nord-Est's residencies are intended to 'encourage artistic research and experimentation'. International visual artists are invited to apply for residencies of two months in spring, summer or autumn. Erd-Nord-Est provide studio space and technical assistance and some equipment (for working with wood, stone and metal). Residents cover all other costs. Application forms should be accompanied by a project proposal, CV, examples of work and SAE for return of work.

Doland Museum of Art International Artists In Residence Programme

For artists at all stages of their careers, especially young artists. Also open to groups of 2 or 3 artists. Studio and guest apartment for 2-6 months are available. Artists pays for travel expenses and living costs. A small grant for an artists material costs is included. Not open to students.

Djerassi Resident Artists Programme

Located in a former cattle ranch in San Francisco, the programme is open to international visual artists and other artforms practitioners. Airfare not provided but other costs paid, deadline for accepting applications is February 15th, each year, for a residency in the following year.

Darat Al Funun Art Centre

A one month-long residency for professional artists involved in painting, printmaking, sculpture and installation with experience and a strong commitment.

Daniel Langlois Foundation Residencies

For interdisciplinary projects between the fields of art, science and technology. Up to CAN $10,000 in the grants for Researchers-in-Residence programme. Three to six month residencies in the foundation's Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) during 2004. Applicants must be of doctoral or postdoctoral level, or demonstrate that they have equivalent experience or have achieved an international reputation for research in art, science and technology. Deadline: 31 August annually

Chiang Mai University, The Faculty of Fine Arts

A three-month residency for professional artists (painting, sculpture, printmaking, media arts, design and puppetry) under 40 years of age, from any country except Thailand, who are able to give lectures on their works to the undergraduate students.

Centrum: Washington's home for the Arts and Creative Education

Individual and group residencies where 'ideas, music, poetry, art and more can be developed, tried out and eventually disseminated'. It also encourages and affects thinking about the place of artists, creative thinkers and culture in specific communities and in the society at large. Residencies can vary in length from one week to one month. Creative Residencies are available January - May and September - December as summer workshops use the majority of the facilities June - August. A residency can involve active engagement with Centrum programs, other artists, Fort Worden State Park or Port Townsend, or it can serve as a reflective retreat.

CCA Kitakyushu (Centre for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu) Research Programme

For further information, send SAE to Research Programme, CCA Kitakyushu, Centre for Contemporary Art, 2-6-1 3F Ogura Yahata-higashi-ku Kitakyushu 805-0059 Japan. - Google Maps Tel: 00 81 93 663 1615 Fax: 00 81 93 663 1610

Cart Cemetery Sculpture Park Association

The nonprofit association is currently offering seven residencies during the symposium period of February 1-22, 2004. Sculptors working in wood, stone, metal, and perishables are eligible to apply. Works created during the symposium will be donated to the park. The park will supply food, lodging, local transportation, and any materials used by the artists-in-residence. Artists are expected to provide their own transportation to and from Santiago, Chile. The park will provide the machine tools and larger equipment

Canada Memorial Foundation Scholarships

The Association of Commonwealth Universities offers scholarships to study at a university in Canada for UK citizens who have completed a first degree and final year undergraduates with a 'proven academic record' in any subject. Applicants are usually under thirty.

Campus Hanoi

Open call for resident artists in Vietnam. Unique artist residency in Hanoi seeks artists of all media to work on independent and collaborative projects with Vietnamese artists.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

The Bernheim Art Fellowship is aimed at emerging artists interested in representing the local Kentucky woodland landscape in their work. Residencies of up to three months, including accommodation plus a grant of up to US $2,500 are offered. Fellows are expected to donate examples of work produced during the residency. Artists are selected on submission of ten slides of work, CV and statement.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Visual Arts Residency Program

Each year the Bemis Center is the temporary home to some 35 artists from all over the world. Residencies typically last for three months. Artists are provided ample living quarters and studio space. The Bemis facilities include a full wood shop, video editing room, dark room, sculpture studio, installation galleries and tech support. The Bemis presents eight to 10 exhibitions each year in its galleries and publishes a quarterly newsletter. The Bemis facility is housed in two urban warehouses and includes a halfblock of open urban property in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The Bemis was established in 1981 by artists and is supported by the efforts of private and corporate donors and public funding.

Bellagio Study and Conference Centre

The Foundation seeks applicants who are able to demonstrate a history of significant achievement in their respective artistic disciplines. Individuals from developing countries and young artists with significant accomplishments -- exhibitions, publications, performances -- are particularly encouraged to apply. One month residencies in this study centre on Lake Como, Italy, with the expectation of an exhibition, publication or performance at the end.

Banff: Media and Visual Arts Thematic Residency

The Banff Centre is Canada's only learning centre dedicated to the arts, leadership development, and mountain culture. Each year the residencies are themed.

Atlantic Center For the Arts residency programme

Atlantic Center for the Arts is an innovative nonprofit artists-in-residence community that provides artists with an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world's masters in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Atlantic Center is situated on a lush 69-acre ecological preserve surrounded by protected wetlands in Florida, USA. The residency program brings together three Master Artists from different artistic disciplines, such as the visual arts (painting, sculpture, photography, film/video), architecture, music (composition and performance), literature, modern dance, performance art, and theater for interdisciplinary dialogue. Master Artists may accept up to ten midcareer artists who engage in this cross genre exchange. The program includes master classes, individual critiques, opportunities for collaboration, and private studio time. It is an ideal setting for the exchange of ideas, the inspiration for new work, and the cross-fertilization of disciplines. The residencies last 3 weeks, and there are several deadlines a year, all international applications must arrive at ACA within 7 days of the deadline date posted.

Artscape Gibraltar Point Residency Programme

The residency programme provides professional artists with a subsidized opportunity to live and work at the Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts on Toronto Island for one month. Facilitated by Artscape's Director of Arts Programs and Services, the residency is designed to further the professional development of artists and enable the creation, dissemination and production of new work by providing participants with time and space to think, create and experiment in a highly supportive environment. The competition is open to Canadian and international artists who are engaged in the research or creation of work. A peer-based selection committee comprised of accomplished multidisciplinary artists short-list the artists for the residency.


ArtPace, A Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio was established in 1993 to serve as an advocate for contemporary art and as a catalyst for the creation of significant art projects. We seek to nurture emerging and established artists, and to provide opportunities for inspiration, experimentation and education. Our goal is to support the evolution of new ideas in contemporary art and to cultivate diverse audiences.

Art Omi

Art Omi is an international arts center for visual artists, writers and musicians as well as the site for The Fields Sculpture Park, a year round public exhibition space for contemporary sculpture. There are three distinct residency programs: the Art Omi International Artists Colony, which invites thirty artists from around the world for three weeks every July (annual deadline, 31 March); the Ledig House International Writers Colony, which sponsors forty to fifty writers and translators for up to two months each year; and Music Omi International Residency, which brings together twelve to fifteen musicians and composers each August to create, play and perform.

Anderson Ranch Arts Centre

Starting October 2008, Anderson Ranch will offer a restructured artists residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists. Finalists will be chosen on the basis of artistic merit by an independent jury of established working artists and will live and work at Anderson Ranch for a two or three month residency period. Resident artists will be provided with housing, studio space, meals and certain other benefits and will be required to submit only a nominal residency fee of $100. Residencies will be offered twice a year, duting the Spring tern and during Autumn Term.

Akiyoshidai International Art Village (AIAV)
http://www.AIAV supports artists involved in a wide range of artistic ...

AIAV supports artists involved in a wide range of artistic fields such as music, art, dance and theatre. The residency is open to young and unestablished artists (no limitation on age or artistic disciplines).

I-Park - Artists Enclave

Artists residencies, self-directed/project oriented, are offered from May through November; most sessions are four weeks in duration. Residencies will be offered to visual (including digital) artists, music composers, environmental artists, landscape and garden designers and architects. Work samples will be evaluated through a competitive, juried process. There is a $20 application processing fee required and artists are responsible for their own transportation to the area. They also provide for their own food and work materials. The facility is otherwise offered at no cost to accepted artists. I-Park is a 450-acre natural woodland retreat in rural East Haddam, Connecticut. Accommodations include comfortable private living quarters in an 1850's farmhouse, shared bathroom facilities and a private studio on the grounds. An electric kiln, music equipment and library facilities are provided. International applicants welcome.

International Intelligence on Culture

IIC provides an information helpdesk on looking for funding opportunities for international projects, residencies overseas, cultural policies and contacts overseas, European Union funding and as a starting point for information on touring overseas. Their free enquiry helpdesk is provided for artists and arts organisations.

Red Gate Gallery

Studios & apartments in Beijing now available for visiting foreign artists. Visit their website for information, application forms and photos.

Hungarian Multicultural Center residencies

Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc. (HMC) is an award winning non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international art and the understanding of world cultures, through high quality art exhibitions, cultural exchanges and related educational programs. Based in Dallas and Budapest, the organization operates throughout the world and intends to be supportive, nurturing, and inspirational. While HMC does not provide funding for residencies, they help facilitating the creation of programs and support the costs of the exhibitions.


Since the beginning of 2003, five live/work studios have been available in Quartier21 to international artists who do not normally reside in Austria. The objective of this program is to expand the role of the MuseumsQuartier Wien as one of the world's largest contemporary cultural complexes over the medium and long term, above all through the active and continuous involvement of international creative artists, and to promote international cultural exchange. Residencies are awarded for a minimum period of two month and a maximum of six months. The artist will be given EUR 1,050.00 per month to cover expenses.

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