Grants and funding for artists



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Canada Council

Canada Council, CP 1047, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V8. Residencies of 2 weeks to 4 mos., stipend, artists required to provide public program; all media. Open to Canadian artists. Also provides grants for Canadian artists to attend international residencies.

The Banff Centre for the Arts

The Banff Centre for the Arts, Box 1020, Station 28, 1077 Tunnel Mountain Dr., Alberta, Banff, T0L 0C0 Canada. (403) 762-6100. Office of the Registrar. Residencies from 1 week to 1 year, fees for accommodations, studios, and meals. Open to experienced professionals who are beyond basic training; located on a mountainside pine grove in a National Park.

Atlin Center

Atlin Center, PO Box 207, Atlin, British Columbia, Canada. V0W 1A0 (800) 651-8882. Studio residence program offers creativity retreats. Stunning wilderness setting on Monarch Mountain, on 10 hectares of wooded land with a spring-fed pond. Open to artists who feel drawn to the natural world for inspiration. Accomodation in well-equipped, self-contained housekeeping units with kitchens; shared bath and laundry facilities. Also offers tent accomodations. Camping, kayaking, canoeing and mountain bicycling gear available. Open year-round. Fees charged.

Atelier Silex

Atelier Silex, 1095 rue Pere Frederic, Trois Rivieres, Quebec G9A 3S4, Canada. (819) 379-0121. Located in a former fruit and vegetable warehouse on an industrial wharf, the Atelier has 3 floors of studio space for sculptors working in stone, wood, metal, and glass.

Sacatar Foundation

Sacatar Foundation, 44460 Itaparica, Bahia; Quinta Pitanga, Rua de Alegria 10, Brazil. Tel: 011-55-71-631-1834. Alternate address: PO Box 2612, Pasadena, CA 91102. Visual and literary (writers working in Portuguese or English). Residencies are scheduled throughout much of the year, although the Foundation always closes for a month starting the week before Carnaval, which usually falls in February. Residential sessions last from six to twelve weeks, with most scheduled for eight weeks. On occasion, the Foundation hosts Special Projects, which may be of shorter duration. Special Projects are group projects with a specific focus and purpose, originated by the Foundation or proposed by others. Mix of Brazilian and international artists, no stipend, but round trip airfare is covered, as well as room and board, accommodates 6 artists at a time, approx. 15-25 residents per year. Located on the Quinta Pitanga estate on the Island of Itaparica in the Bay of All Saints, across from the city of Salvador, Bahia.

Sundance Institute Playwrights Laboratory

Sundance Institute Playwrights Laboratory, 19 Exchange Place, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 521-9330 Contact: David Kirk Chambers, Managing Director. Playwrights.

Red Rock Mesa

Red Rock Mesa, PO Box 145, Springdale, UT 84767 (801) 518-0788. Email: admin@themesa.org. 29 acre mesa above the town of Springdale, Utah, gateway to Zion National Park. 8 duplex cabins, 4 art studios, and central lodge for meals, informal gatherings, and creative exchange. No fees.

The Center for Land Use Interpretation/Wendover Residence Program

The Center for Land Use Interpretation/Wendover Residence Program, 9331 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. Paid residence program in the desert town of Wendover, Utah. Rustic accommodations. Residency designed for artists to 'produce work related to the unique and inspiring geographic region, which includes the Great Salt Lake and its desert and salt-flat environs.' $250/week plus travel and materials funds; 3-8 weeks. All works created on site will be displayed at the Wendover Exhibit Hall, in CLUI literature and possibly in traveling exhibits

Trinity University

Trinity University, Art Dept., San Antonio, TX 78285. Professional artist in residence program for one month; work with students; pays stipend.

Southwest School of Art & Craft, Visiting Artists Program

Southwest School of Art & Craft, Visiting Artists Program, 300 Augusta St., San Antonio, TX 78205-1296 (210) 224-1848.

Glassell School of Fine Arts

Glassell School of Fine Arts, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 5101 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006 (713) 639-7500. Studio and stipend; April 15 deadline; 1 year, renewable for second year; up to 10 artists per year. Open to young artists who are just finishing their undergrad or grad fine arts training.

Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program

Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program, 702 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705 (512) 471-8542. Writers from Texas only, or those whose work concerns Texas. 6 month long residencies from Aug. to Jan. and Feb. to July for one writer during each period; $10 app. Fee; fellow receives $7,200 stipend in six monthly payments; house, utilities, maintenance provided.

The Chinati Foundation

The Chinati Foundation, PO box 1135, Marfa, TX 79843. AIR Program. Furnished apartment on the museum grounds and studio in the town of Marfa. No financial support; artists must cover their own travel, art materials, and living expenses. Residencies last 2-3 mos.


ArtPace, 445 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4900. 3 studios; artists responsible for own groceries and meals but are provided with a living stipend of $1500/mo.; average length of residency is 2 mos.

Amistad National Recreation Area, AI Program

Amistad National Recreation Area, AI Program, HCR 3, Box 5J, Del Rio, Texas 78840 (830) 775-7491. One artist at a time for 2 to 4 weeks in Sept. or Oct (can bring family members if desired). Located in southwest Texas, amid desert landscapes along he US/Mexico border. The park is surrounded by world-class prehistoric rock art. Open to 2D visual artists and photographers. Artist must contribute one piece of artwork to the park, and conduct public workshops to educate local residents and visitors about his/her medium.

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, PO Box 1891, Taos, NM 87571 (505) 758-2413. No fees; separate adobe cottages for each artist; residencies of 1-3 months. Residents must buy & prepare own food. The colony books approx. 2 years in advance.

Sonterra Condominiums

Sonterra Condominiums, 206 Siler Rd., Box 5244, Taos, NM 87571 (505) 758-7989. Year-round retreat; 4 blocks from the historic Taos Plaza; 10 one-bedroom condos avail. On a daily, weekly, or monthly basis; fees charged; generously-equipped kitchen, no AC, cable TV, guest laundry, no pets; first-come, first-served

Santa Fe Art Institute

Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Residencies of 1-3 mos. Fees charged; partial residency fee waivers available on a need-based jury process.

Saltamontes on Grasshopper Hill

Saltamontes on Grasshopper Hill, PO Box 374, Pecos, NM 87552 (877) PECOS-2-U. Retreat bordering Santa Fe National Forest and the Pecos River basin. Rural residence on 5 acres, 3 guestrooms, hot tub, two baths, communal kitchen, study. Seasonal rates, week/month discounts.

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Roswell Museum Art Center Foundation, 100 W. 11th St., Roswell, NM 88201(505) 622-6037. 5 acres of land in the high plains of SE New Mexico. $500/mo. stipend, artists housed in a complex of 6 houses and 9 studios; artists purchase and prepare own meals; houses can accommodate single person or family, furnished with furniture, appliances, utensils.

Rockmirth - Ecoarts School, Atelier & Residential Artists' Retreat

Rockmirth - Ecoarts School, Atelier & Residential Artists' Retreat, HC 69 Box 20H, Sapello, NM 87745 (505) 454-9628. Located on the east side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on 111 acres in a high canyon, surrounded by lush ponderosa pine forests, midway between Santa Fe and Taos. Housing and some meals provided; fees charged.

Mill Atelier Artists Residency Program

Mill Atelier Artists Residency Program, 530 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 989-9213--open to emerging (but trained) painters, 2 months, May-Oct.; furnished apt. for one. No stipend, no fees.

Mabel Dodge Luhan House

Mabel Dodge Luhan House, 240 Morada Lane, Taos, NM 87571 (800) 846-2235 or (505) 751-9686. Inn and conference center. Fees charged. Also offers workshops in writing, painting, yoga, meditation, fiber arts, welding, and creative process.

University of Arizona Poetry Center Summer Residency Program

University of Arizona Poetry Center Summer Residency Program, 1216 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719 (602) 321-7760. Residency for an individual writer who has not published more than one full-length work. Accommodations in an historic adobe guest house; $500 stipend included; residency length is one month between June 1 and Aug. 31; dates negotiable. Deadline between Feb 15 and March 15 of each year

Sunglow Ranch

Sunglow Ranch (866) 786-4569. Workshops and retreats in the Chiricahua Mountains in Southern Arizona. Fees charged. Also offers yoga retreats

Grand Canyon National Park, Artist-in-Residence Program

Grand Canyon National Park, Artist-in-Residence Program, PO Box 129, Community Blg., Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 (928) 638-7739. Residencies of 3 weeks in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Casa Libre en la Solana

Casa Libre en la Solana, 228 N. 4th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705 (520) 325-9145. Non-profit community resource center and inn for professional and novice writers. Suites include private kitchens, baths, high-speed internet, offices. Shared pool/spa, and library. Fees charged by the night, week, or month. Meals not included.

Willard R. Espy Literary Foundation

Willard R. Espy Literary Foundation, PO Box 614, Oysterville, WA 98641. (360) 665-5220. Writers residency program, 4 writers at a time, one month residencies, two bay-view cottages, weekly stipend for food. Open to writers living or originally from the Pacific Northwest, or whose work deals with subject matter specific to the Pacific Northwest.

Richard Hugo House

Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 322-7030. Must be published; residencies for a minimum of 9 mos.; office space and monthly stipend awarded. Housing not provided. Artists in residence must teach a class, develop a public program, and hold public office hours.

Pratt Fine Arts Center, Inner City Artists Residencies

Pratt Fine Arts Center, Inner City Artists Residencies, 1902 S. Main, Seattle, WA 98144 (206) 328-2200. 3 weeks for 4 artists who are persons of color

Pilchuck Glass School, AIR Program

Pilchuck Glass School, AIR Program, 315 Second Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 621-8422. Emerging artists working in glass. 8 week residencies from Sept through Nov; living accommodations in cottages with shared baths; separate studios, technical assistance, stipend; food not provided. Access to glass-plate printmaking shop, plaster studios, fusing, slumping and pate de verre kilns, flame-working torches, and coldworking equipment; group exhibition; 6 artists annually.

North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 (360) 856-5700x365. Residencies of 4-6 weeks in April-May and September-October for 4 artists per year. Open to practicing artists with a portfolio of published, performed, or exhibited works.

North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 (360) 856-5700x365. Residencies of 4-6 weeks in April-May and September-October for 4 artists per year. Open to practicing artists with a portfolio of published, performed, or exhibited works.

Monarch Contemporary Art Center

Monarch Contemporary Art Center, PO Box 1125, 8431 Waldrich Rd. SE, Tenino, WA 98589. (360) 264-2408. Residencies of 2-4 mos. to make large-scale sculpture for grounds. Room, board, tools, studio, materials, honorarium. For professional and emerging artists

Jack Straw Productions

Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6999 (206) 634-0919. Artist Support Program open to local artists of any discipline working creatively with sound; up to 8 artists awarded 20 hours of studio recording and production time. Gallery Residency Program offers up to 3 artists or artist teams commissions to create new works that include sound as a major component; artists encouraged to experiment and expand the artistic scope of their work by working with new technologies and artists from other disciplines. Writers Program offers up to 14 local authors readings, half-hour radio programs, a chapbook, and other public events.

Fremont Fine Arts Foundry

Fremont Fine Arts Foundry, 154 N. 35th St., Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 632-4880. 8 studio residencies for sculptors

Centrum Foundation

Centrum Foundation, Fort Worden State Park, PO Box 1158, Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 385-3102. Cottages in a restored Victorian-era military fort on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Residencies of 1 week to 2 months; 15-20 artists per year; some stipends.

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, PO Box 65, Otis, OR 97368 (541) 994-5485. In the Cascade Head National Science Research Area, overlooking the Salmon River estuary and Pacific Ocean; 2 residences, no fees, artists purchase and prepare own meals; artists asked to contribute 20 hours/mo. of community service/maintenance. Etching press, skutt kiln, slide projection, mechanical potter's wheel available. Residencies average 3-4 months, running from Oct to Jan and Feb to May; 4 residents annually, one awarded a stipend

Riverdune House

Riverdune House (541) 997-6235. Updated 1900 home overlooking the Siuslaw River in Old Town Florence on the Oregon Coast. Fees charged; open to all.

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, 219 NW 12th Ave., Portland, OR 92709 (503) 242-1419. Contemporary/experimental art, any discipline. Residencies of 2-4 weeks offered year-round; equipment provided as necessary. Room, studio, travel, small stipend. No meals.

Oregon College of Art and Craft

Oregon College of Art and Craft, 8245 SW Barnes Rd., Portland, OR 97225 (503) 297-5544. 8 acres on a wooded hillside; stipend, artists purchase own food; 4 mo. residency for emerging artists during academic year and summer residencies for mid-career artists. For artists working in book arts, ceramics, drawing, metalsmithing, jewelry, photography, and furniture making. Extensive equipment on site.

Ocean Haven

Ocean Haven, 94770 Highway 101 North, Florence, OR 97439 (503) 547-3583. Located on the Oregon coast, situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, bordering the Siuslaw National Forest. Offers a variety of accommodations at different rates; all units have breathtaking, unobstructed views of the sea and sky; most units have living rooms, equipped kitchens, modern tiled bathrooms; some have small libraries of books and magazines; each unit is uniquely different. First-come, first-served; room rental ranges from $35-85/night for two people; pets permitted for an additional $8/day; retreat center, open to anyone.

Contemporary Crafts Gallery

Contemporary Crafts Gallery, 3934 SW Corbett Ave., Portland, OR 97239 (503) 223-2654. Annual award to an outstanding student or emerging artist who commits to a 6 to 12 month residency at the gallery's studio facility and a solo exhibition at the end of the residency.


Caldera, 224 NW 13 Ave., Portland, OR 97209 (503) 937-7563. 90 acres located on the shore of a cerulean blue lake formed in the cinder cone of an extinct volcano in the Cascade Mountain Range of Central Oregon. Surrounded by Deschutes National Forest. Residencies of 1-5 weeks during fall, winter, and spring. Private A-frame cottages. No fees; residents responsible for travel, food, and materials costs. Having a car while in residence is extremely helpful; nearest supermarket is 15 miles away.

Bullseye Connection

Bullseye Connection, 3601 SE 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97202 (503) 227-2797. Not a full residency program. Open to emerging and mid-career visual artists from all disciplines who are interested in working in glass. Housing and meals not provided; projects can be one day to one year in length; artists expected to participate in studio tours.

Arts at Menucha, Creative Arts Community

Arts at Menucha, Creative Arts Community, PO Box 4958, Portland, OR 97208. Residential art workshops for adults.

Volcano Art Center

Volcano Art Center, PO Box 104, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718 (808) 967-8222.

Red Cinder Creativity Center

Red Cinder Creativity Center, PO Box 527, Na'aelhu, HI 96772 (808) 929-9600. Residency on a 10-acre rural site near Na'alehu, on the big island of Hawaii; shared house, private studio. Average stay 2 weeks. Fees charged. 4 artists at a time. Visual arts studio, dance studio with sprung floor, and two studios that could be used by writers, musicians, photographers, or video artists.

Kalani Honua Eco-Resort, Institute for Culture and Awareness

Kalani Honua Eco-Resort, Institute for Culture and Awareness, RR #2, Box 4500, Pahoa, HI 96778 (800) 800-6886 or (808) 965-7828. 113 acres of secluded forest and coastline on the big island of Hawaii, 45 minutes from Hilo, 1 hour from Volcanoes National Park. 2-8 week residencies; year-round; fees charged. Also hosts workshops, conferences, annual hula festival.

Yosemite National Park, AIR Program

Yosemite National Park, AIR Program, PO Box 100, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 (209) 372-4024. Located in the Sierra Nevada Mtns. in central CA. Parkland exncompasses granite domes that rise high over broad meadows, giant sequoias, and some of the nation's highest waterfalls. 4-10 artists per year selected; residencies of up to 1 month year-round. Artists exhibit in park gallery. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors.

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