Grants and funding for artists



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Fundacao da Casa de Mateus

Fundacao da Casa de Mateus, Casa de Mateus, 5000 Vila Real, Portugal. Tel.: 011-351-59-323121. Residencies of 15 days to 6 months for musicians, poets, and visual artists. Up to 11 artistts at a time. Fees charges.

Footpaths to Creativity

Footpaths to Creativity, 8 Rideout Lane, Stoughton, MA 02072. (617) 549-2452. Residency on Flores Island in the Azores Archipelago, from 1 week to 1 year. Fees charged on sliding scale based on ability to pay; suggested contribution of $20/night.

Clube Portugues de Artes e Ideas

Clube Portugues de Artes e Ideas, R. Sol ao Rato 73, 1o, 1250-262 Lisbon Portugal. Tel: 351-21-387-8121

International Artists Centre

International Artists Centre, ul. Jackowskiego5, PL 60508 Poznan, Poland. Tel: 011-48-61-8-48-3777.

Centre of Polish Sculpture

Centre of Polish Sculpture, U1 Topolowa 1, 26-691 Oronsko, Poland. Tel.: 011-848-21916.

The Bathhouse - Centre of Contemporary Art

The Bathhouse - Centre of Contemporary Art, Wyspa Progress Foundation, ul. Jaskoleza 1, PL 80-767 Gdask, Poland. Tel: 011-48-58-305-2680. Residencies of 1-3 months for 1 artist at a time.

Trans Artists - Information Centre for Visual Artists

Trans Artists - Information Centre for Visual Artists, Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tel: 011-31-20-5516508.

Thami Mnyele Foundation

Thami Mnyele Foundation, Postbus 10768, 1001 ET Amsterdam, The Netherlands Tel: 31-20-625-6274.

Stichting Atelierbeheer Slak

Stichting Atelierbeheer Slak, Koningstraat 12, 6811 DE Arnhem, The Netherlands. Tel: 011-26-351-5438.

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Sarphatistraat 470, 1018 Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tel.: 011-31-20-5270300.

Nederlands Instituut voor Animatiefilm (NIAf)

Nederlands Instituut voor Animatiefilm (NIAf), PO Box 9358, 5000 HJ Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tel: 31-13-535-4555

Jan Van Eyck Academie

Jan Van Eyck Academie, Academieplein 1, Maastricht 6211, The Netherlands. Tel.: 011-31-43-254285.

Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum

Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum, Zuid-Willemsvaart 215, 5211 SG's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Tel.: 011-31-0-73124500.

Amsterdam Fund for the Arts

Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Herengracht 609, NL 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tel: 011-31-20-520-0520

Graphic Art Studio

Graphic Art Studio, M. Tito 113 Brvenica, 1216 Tetovo, Macedonia. Tel: 389-4445-5225.

Europos Parkas

Europos Parkas, Joneikiskiu Kaimas, Azulaukes pastas, 4013 Vilnius, Lithuania. Tel.: 370-2-502242. 4 week residencies offered 6 times a year. Accomodations, meals, tours through the country, studio visits to Lithuanian artists, exhibition.

Art and Culture Center the "Glass Beads"

Art and Culture Center the 'Glass Beads,' Paupio 2-39, LT-2600 Vilnius, Lithuania. Tel: 370-87-80194.

The Artists' Union of Latvia

The Artists' Union of Latvia, Riga Artist's Residencies and Zvartavas Castle, 11, Novembra krasmala 35, Riga LV 1050. Latvia. Tel: 011-371-7-22-84-97.

Vasto Writers & Artists Retreat

Vasto Writers & Artists Retreat, Via F.P. Tosti, 6-66055 Vasto Marina, Italy 39 (0) 873-811-809. Retreats and workshops in Villa Monteferrante overlooking the Adriatic, surrounded by bougainvillea, olive trees and oranges in the Abruzzo region. Fees charged.


UNIDEE, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Via Serralunga 27, 13900 Biella - Italy. Tel: 39-015-0991462. Offers 20 residencies per year. 4-month AIR Program includes room and board, visiting lecturers, studio space. Fees charged; some grants available. Interested in how the arts integrate with economics, politics, education, and religion. Supports artists working in the fields of music, visual arts, theater, literature, dance, photography, architecture, and design.

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, San Marcuola - Cannaregio, Calle Seconda del Christo 1798, 30121 Venice, Italy. Independent residencies in printmaking, painting, and drawing for 4-8 weeks. Housing in apartments in the Campo San Maurizio in the central historical area of Venice with kitchen, laundry facilities. Artists responsible for own meals. Access to vertical platen press, intaglio presses, lithography presses, letter press, brayers, typefaces, exposure table, oven, dark room, computers. Fees charged; partial fellowships based on merit and need avail. to cover up to 2/3 of residency fee. Open year round.

Palazzo Rinaldi

Palazzo Rinaldi, Via Rinaldi n. 5, 85035 Neopoli (PZ), Italy. Located in a charming hilltop village in the Pollino National Park in the Basilicata region of southern Italy. Operates June to mid-October. Fees charged (daily, weekly, and monthly rates); artists accomodated on a first-come basis. Housing in an 1845 villa; includes studios and breakfasts. (Internet, office services, and laundry offered for additional charges.) Two artists at a time (or more if artists are sharing bedrooms and studio space).

Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities

Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, The Bogliasco Foundation, 885 Second Ave., Room 3100, New York, NY 10017. Located on the Italian Riviera in the small town of Bogliasco, on the southeastern city limits of Genoa. Can host up to 16 people doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in archeology, architecture, classics, dance, film or video, history, landscape architecture, creative writing, literary scholarship, music, philosophy, theater, or the visual arts in three villas. All studios equipped with computers; music studio equipped with acoustic piano and electronic keyboard; visual arts studio has tables, easels, and graphics press, plus fully equipped darkroom. Residencies for 1 month or a half semester (47 days); fellows may be accompanied by spouses or spouse-equivalent companions.

La Macina di San Cresci

La Macina di San Cresci, Via San Cresci 1, 50022 Greve in Chianti (FI), Italy. Tel/Fax: 055-8544793. Based in a Tuscan hill town, Greve is midway between Florence and Siena. Residencies for 2 artists at a time for lengths from 7 to 90 days. The center also offers public workshops in several disciplines; residents are expected to pursue independent projects, but also participate in workshops and weekly field trips. Open to visual artists, poets, actors, and 'other art and culture professionals from around the world.' Open year-round. Program covers shared housing, and studio space. Residents must pay a weekly materials fee, and provide own food.

International School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture

International School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture, via Regina Margherita 6, 06057 Montecastello di Vibio, Perugia, Italy Tel: 39-075-878-0072. US Toll-free voice mail: (866) 449-3604. Located in Umbria, overlooking the lush Tiber River valley 2 hours north of Rome, in a medieval hill town. Residencies of 4 weeks for up to 8 artists at a time; fees charged.

Civitella Ranieri Center

Civitella Ranieri Center, 28 Hubert St., New York, NY 10013 Tel: (212) 226-2002; or Umbertide, 06019 PG Italia. Room, board, studio space for 20 residents at the Civitella Ranieri castle, 15 minutes from Perugia. 1-4 month residencies for writers, visual artists, musicians, composers, and interdisciplinary artists 'who clearly exhibit talent and have proven an enduring commitment to their chosen form of expression.' A small travel fund is also available for residents who have been accepted but who could not otherwise attend. Travel, housing and meals provided. Rotating group of nominators submits names of candidates who are invited to apply; no unsolicited applications. An international jury of peers makes the final selection of Fellows.

Bellagio Study and Conference Center

Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10018-2702. Runs Bellagio, on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. No fees, but artists responsible for own travel costs. 4-5 week residencies, spouses may accompany artists.

American Academy in Rome

American Academy in Rome, 7 E. 60th Street, New York, NY 10022. (212) 751-7200. 11 acres atop the Janiculum, the highest hill within the walls of Rome, Italy. Residencies of 6-11 mos., 12-14 artists at a time. Nov. 15 deadline.

Tiany International Postgraduate Programme

Tiany International Postgraduate Programme, TIPP Foundation, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts (Magyar Képzömüvészeti Egyetem), 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 69-71, Hungary. Tel: 36-1-201-5717. 3 week intensive program includes studio and independent work time, but also incorporates a tutorial for critical response to new work and a seminar. 'The course focuses on helping artists to reach a heightened understanding of their work in a wider artistic, cultural and theoretical context. Our aim is to encourage and develop the production of new works, ideas and concepts.'

Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc

Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc., PO Box 141374, Dallas, TX 75214. Residencies for 10 artists at a time in Balatonfured, Hungary, at Lake Balaton.

C3-Centre for Culture and Communication

C3-Centre for Culture and Communication, Orszaghaz utca 9, 1014 Budapest, Hungary. Tel: 36-1-4887070. Residencies of 1-2 months for 1 artist at a time.

Skyros Center

Skyros Center, 92 Prince of Wales Rd., London NW5 3NE Great Britain. Residency in Greece on Skyros Island.

Skopelos Foundation for the Arts

Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, PO Box 56, Skopelos Island, Greece 37003 Tel.: 24240-24143. Residencies of 2 weeks to 4 months from September to May. Fees charged; some reductions possible in exchange for creation of a community project or donation of work.

Polli Talu Arts Center

Polli Talu Arts Center, Rame Kula, 90103 Valta, Estonia. Tel: 011-372-47-75-363. or 27 First Ave. #7, New York, NY 10003. Tel: (212) 677-6829. Residencies of 2-4 weeks. Fees.

Estonian Artists Association

Estonian Artists Association, c/o Tallinn Art Hall, Vabaduse Valjak 6, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia. Tel: 011-372-6273630. Fees.

Milkwood International

Milkwood International, Plesivecka 109, Cesky Krumlov 380 01, Czech Republic. Tel.: 420-380-711241. Also: 1448 W. Winnemac, Apt 1B, Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 989-9841. Peter Grosz, Director. Located in the historic district on the Vltava River. Residencies of 2 weeks-2 months for writers, researchers. Also can find offsite studios for sculptors, painters and performance artists. Fees of $450/month requested; adjustable to financial need.

Foundation and Center for Contemporari Arts Prague

Foundation and Center for Contemporari Arts Prague, Jeleni 9, 118 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic. Tel: 011-420-2-2437-3178. 3 locations; one specifically for sculptors.

Calumet International Arts Association

Calumet International Arts Association, Budapest, Hungary. Residency in Croatia, in Central Dalmatia, near Split and Trogir. Residency of 2 weeks. Open to artists working in disciplines of visual arts, sculpture, performing arts, architecture, textile art, music, literature, educational programs, and new media. Accepts applications from individuals and collaborative groups, both established and new. Artists expected to participate in exhibition and public program. No traditional studio spaces provided; facilities include a common room, balconies, and outdoor spaces. Fees charged; artists must provide own transportation, materials costs, insurance, and personal expenses. Applications judged by peer review panel.

Silvia Artist Retreat

Silvia Artist Retreat, c/o Silvia Haralambova, 'Todor Penev' Str. No. 26, Apt. 16, Pazardzhik 4400 Bulgaria. Located in the quiet countryside of the Rhodopa Mountains in the village of Patalenitza. Property includes a house, atelier, and yard. Can accomodate 1-2 artists at a time. Fees charged. Retreat has electricity but no phone or internet connection. No smoking. Rolling admissions. Open to textile artists, writers, and poets.

Rijkscentrum Frans Masereel

Rijkscentrum Frans Masereel, Zaardendijk 20, 2450 Kasterlee, Belgium. Tel.: 32-14-852252. Open to established graphic artists; 2-3 week residencies; housing in museum.

Rijkscentrum Frans Masereel

Rijkscentrum Frans Masereel, Zaardendijk 20, 2450 Kasterlee, Belgium. Tel.: 32-14-852252. Open to established graphic artists; 2-3 week residencies; housing in museum.


AIR-Antwerpen, Oosterweelsesteenweg 3, 2030 Antwerpen, Belgium. Tel: 32-03-475-1757. Housing in a former lockman's residence on the harbor. Open to visual artists, curators, and artists and scientists collaborating with visual artists.

Footpaths to Creativity
http://www.Footpaths to Creativity, 8 Rideout Lane, Stoughton, MA 0207...

Footpaths to Creativity, 8 Rideout Lane, Stoughton, MA 02072. (617) 549-2452. Residency on Flores Island in the Azores Archipelago, from 1 week to 1 year. Private bedroom; shared kitchen and bath. Fees per night charged on sliding scale based on ability to pay. Open to visual artists, writers, composers, musicians, visionaries, scientists, and naturalists.


WUK, Wahringstrasses 59, 1090 Vienna, Austria. Tel.: 011-43-1-4012135. Art center with 130 resident groups and individuals.

Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen

Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen, Weiherburggasse 13/12, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria. AIR program for up to 12 artists annually. Artists must be between ages 25 and 40. Residencies from 3-6 months in Buchsenhausen Castle. Working and living studio, shared garden and veranda, production space with multimedia tools, stipend.

Bundesministerium fur Wissenschaft

Bundesministerium fur Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, Freyung 1, 1014 Vienna, Austria. Tel.: 43-1-53-120-3626

Artists in Residence -Vienna

Artists in Residence -Vienna, Schottengasse 1, Federal Chancellery, 1014 Vienna, Austria. Tel: 011-43-1-531-15-7693.

Nordiska Akvarellmuseet

Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Sodra Hamnen 6, 47132 Skarhamm, Sweden. Tel: 011-46-304-60-00-80. Open to painters, illustrators, designers, scenographers, architects and others working in watercolor techniques.

Konstespidemin in Gothenburg

Konstespidemin in Gothenburg, Haraldsgaten, 41314 Gotenburg, Sweden. Tel.: 011-46-31-828558.

International Artists' Studio Programme/Iaspis

International Artists' Studio Programme/Iaspis, c/o Konstnarmammden Box 1212, Birger Jarls Torg 5nb, 11182 Stockholm, Sweden. Tel.: 011-46-8-141490. Residencies of 2-6 mos., Eleven artists at a time in Stockhom plus 3 at other locations. Room, travel expenses, stipend.

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