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Artist-in-Residency Programs NC-NW




North Carolina

Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design

P.O. Box 1127, Hendersonville, NC 28793-1127

The Center supports collaborative residency programs, with the aim to bring internationally recognized artists to the region; support international residencies for regional artists; and support regional corporate and community artist residencies.

McColl Center for Visual Art

Formerly Tryon Center for Visual Art, 721 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202

Penland School of Crafts

P.O. Box 37, Penland, NC 28765-0037

Weymouth Center

P.O. Box 939, Southern Pines, NC 28388

The Writers-in-Residence Program offers writers stays of up to 2 weeks to pursue their work. The former Boyd family estate is listed on the National Historic Register, and was once host to F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe.

Wildacres Retreat

P.O. Box 280, Little Switzerland, NC 28749

North Dakota

Jamestown Arts Center

P.O. Box 363, Jamestown, ND 58402-0363 Located in downtown Jamestown, the Arts Center has an exhibition space, a performance stage, and 3 classroom spaces (one dedicated to ceramics and kiln operation). The Arts Center offers 2-week to 3-month residencies, which include housing, a stipend, studio space, and classroom supplies. Responsibilities include teaching in the Arts After School Program for students in grades 4-6.

Plains Art Museum

P.O. Box 2338 Fargo, ND 58102-2338

The Museum offers 4 5-week residencies in print-making each year, April-October, which include a private apartment and stipend. The Museum and artists' apartment are in the historic heart of downtown. Residents are required to have prior printmaking experience and be able to work independently.


Art Farm

1306 West 2ist Road Marquette, NE 68854-2112

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

724 South 12th St., Omaha, NE 68102

KHN Center for the Arts

801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410

New Hampshire

The AcDowell Colony

100 High Street Peterborough, NH 03458

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Cornish, NH Sculptors only. Length: 12-24 weeks.

New Jersey

Creative Class Center of America, Wheaton Village

1501 Glasstown Road Millville, NJ 08332

Applicants for 6-week and 3-month fellowships must have basic hot glassworking skills, be at least 21 years of age, have basic English language skills, reside in the residency house during the fellowship term, be a U.S. citizen or have a valid entry Visa for the period of the fellowship, and be willing to work in view of visitors 12 hours weekly (not including assisting time). Fellowships include monthly stipend, free housing, 24-hour access to facilities, and individual studio spaces.

Peters Valley Craft Education Center

19 Kuhn Road Layton, NJ 07851

Associate Residency Program: Up to 7-month residency (Oct.-April) offered to emerging artists or artists in transition, including housing and studio space (nominal residency fee). Summer Assistant Residency Program: Accommodations, studio space, and a workshop offered in exchange for assisting instructors and studio heads. Full-time artist residencies are also available; contact organization for more information.

New Mexico

The Lannan Foundation

(Site location: Marfa, TX) 313 Read Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

The residency program provides scholars, art curators, and activists. Residencies last from 2 weeks to 3 months. Unsolicited applications are not accepted.


HC 69, BOX20H, Sapello, NM 87745

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program

1404 West Berrendo Road Roswell, NM 88202

Santa Fe Art Institute

P.O. Box 24044, Santa Fe, NM 87502

Starry Night

P.O. Box 1891 Taos, NM 87571

Starry Night Retreat is the only multidisciplinary artist-in-residence program in Southern New Mexico, and one of only a few in the Southwest. Located in Truth or Consequences, NM, halfway between Albuquerque, NM and El Paso, TX, Starry Night strives to provide nurturing and relaxation to artists of all disciplines.<br

Applications will be accepted for residencies from 2 weeks - 12 months in length.

Contact: info(at)

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico

P.O. Box 1891 Taos, NM 87571

The Foundation provides 3-month residencies to up to 11 artists (painters, poets, sculptors, and occasionally photographers) at a time. Artists-in-residence are provided with a private guest house, as well as studio space, within walking distance of downtown Taos.

New York

Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement

466 Grand Street New York, NY 10002

Edward F. Albee Foundation

William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center (Site location: Montauk, NY)

14 Harrison Street New York, NY 10013

Aperture Foundation Work Scholar Program

20 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

The Work Scholar Program offers 6-month full-time residencies, January-June or July-December. Interns receive a stipend of $250 per month; college credit is available. Room/board not included.

Art in General

79 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013

The Artist-in-Residence Program is designed to give local, national, and international artists the opportunity to present and create new work. Open submissions process/guidelines under revision. Please check Web site for more information.

Art Omi International Arts Center

(Site location: Omi, NY) 55 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10003

Art Park

P.O. Box 371, Lewiston, NY 14092

Artists-in-residence spend 1-3 weeks in the park developing work and interacting with other artists. Individual studio space is free of charge, and reasonable housing just outside the park grounds is available.

Asian Cultural Council

437 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor New York, NY 10022-7001

The Council supports cultural exchange between the United States and Asia, with fellowships for visual and performing artists, scholars, and specialists from Asia for research, study, and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also made to Americans pursuing similar activities in Asia, and to educational and cultural institutions engaged in projects of special significance to Asian-American exchange.

The Byrdcliffe Colony/Woodstock Guild

34 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498

The Post-Contemporary

71 Mill Street, Troy, New York 12180

The Post-Contemporary offers residencies (2 weeks to 6 months) from May to October for emerging, professional contemporary artists. Residency fee includes accommodations and access to all facilities on campus.

Center for Photography at Woodstock

59 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498


The Center offers 2 photographers a 2- to 4-week residency. Artists receive a stipend for food and travel, free access to the Center's black-and-white darkroom and digital-imaging station, and an honorarium.

CEPA Gallery

617 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203


Western New York artists are eligible for 4-week residencies (4 awarded each year), providing emerging artists with technical assistance, fabrication support, exhibition and publication opportunities, and honoraria.

Chautauqua Institute, Writers' Center

P.O. Box 408 Chautauqua, NY 14722

The Writers' Center offers programs in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, providing a high-level common ground for the advancement of writers of all degrees of accomplishment, and of all geographical, educational, racial, and cultural backgrounds.

The Cooper Union School of Art Summer Residency Program

30 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

http://www. cooper, edu /artsummer

Corning Museum of Class

One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14803-2253

The Museum Studio offers month-long artist- and researcher-in-residence programs in the spring and fall (1-2 residents per month). Transportation, room and board, and all basic supplies are provided, as well as access to the Rakow Research Library and the collection of the Corning Museum of Glass.

Dieu Donne Papermill

433 Broome Street New York, NY 10013

Hand-papermaking residencies for emerging and mid-career artists. Lab Space Program: 2 artists annually receive a 12-day residency, with an honorarium, full technical assistance on the main wet-floor studio, all papermaking materials, and the option to present an exhibition. Work Space Program: 7-day collaborative residency offerred to 3 New York-based emerging artists, with an honorarium, advance preparation of materials, and professional assistance.


19 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic, NY 12592

The Wassaic Project Residency Program has been created to cultivate and support community for emerging and professional contemporary artists. Housed in a historic re-purposed livestock auction barn, the Residency Program offers nine artists the opportunity to live and work in the heart of a rural community and offers two local artists studio space. The Wassaic Project seeks a group of artists working in a diverse range of media who want to produce, explore, challenge, and expand on their current art making practices, while participating in a grass roots, community-based arts organization.

Eastern Frontier Society, Norton Island Residency

(Site location: Norton Island, ME) 446 Long Ridge Road Bedford, NY 10506

In June 2011, Norton Island will commence its twelfth annual program, featuring two residencies of two weeks long, accommodated by the short but stunning summers of northern Maine.

Session One: Alumni & Guests Residency: July 4 - July 18
Session Two: Artists & Writers Residency: July 20 - July 31

Contact: webmaster(at)


45 Main Street, 12th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201

Eyebeam's Artist-ln-Residence program is a multi-disciplinary initiative that supports creative research, production and presentation of projects that query art, technology and culture. Studio residencies vary from 3 to 12 months. Room and board are not provided; however, artists outside New York are welcome to apply and Eyebeam may assist applicants in finding additional funding for travel and accommodations.

TwoStone Arts: A Center for Earth Arts

501 Hurricane Road Keene, NY 12942

TwoStone Arts, on 25 acres surrounded by the Adirondacks, provides residencies for potters, ceramic artists, teachers, and other earth-inspired people; community classes in ceramics and pottery, woodworking & fibers, local workshops in permaculture, visiting artists' community presentations and workshops.

Institute for Electronic Arts

2 Pine Street, Alfred University, Alfred, NY 14802

The Institute offers an artist-in-residency program for visual and performing artists and writers. Contact the organization for more information.

International Studio and Curatorial Program

1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Studio residencies (2 months-2 years) are provided in midtown Manhattan, to non-U.S. artists.The program includes visits by guest critics, open studio exhibitions, and field trips to art centers. Participants are sponsored by governments, corporations, foundations, galleries, or private patrons. Artists are provided with 24-hour access to private studios and (sponsor-permitting) a furnished apartment in Manhattan. In most cases, the sponsor provides the artist with a stipend for living expenses, travel, and materials.

Light Work

316 Waverly Avenue Syracuse, NY 13244

Light Work invites 12-15 artists for month-long residencies. Each artist is given the opportunity to create new work at the studio facility at Syracuse University. Artists-in-residence receive a stipend, an apartment, private darkroom, and 24-hour access to the facility.

Location One

26 Green Street New York, NY 10013

Location One offers residencies for 3-10 months (up to 9 at one time), with 24-hour studio access. Residents from abroad are selected by both a panel in New York and one in their home countries, and Location One works closely with cosponsors in each country (co-sponsors are responsible for all residency costs and stipends). U.S.artists-in-residence are proposed by curators, critics, and by the staff.

Longwood Arts Project

571 Walton Avenue Bronx, NY 10451

The g-month Longwood Cyber Residency, in the Bronx, begins every fall and provides artists with free access to equipment, workshops, technical consultants, and honoraria, to experiment with online technologies as creative tools. The residency is open to visual artists working in all media; some computer knowledge is necessary. Full-time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program, and previous-year recipients of any Bronx Council on the Arts Awards are not eligible.

Lower Eastside Printshop

59-61 East 4th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003

Artists from the United States and around the world are invited to work in-residence throughout the year. In collaboration with staff master printers, they create compelling new work, copublished by the Printshop. Artists sponsored by other organizations and foundations may receive housing.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

125 Maiden Lane, 2nd floor, New York NY 10038
T/ 212.219.9401 x128 | F/ 212.219.2058 | scarroll(at)

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been a leading voice for arts and culture Downtown and throughout New York City for 35 years, producing cultural events and promoting the arts through grants, services, advocacy, and cultural development programs.

For visual artists & writers 9 months
Our flagship residency program provides artists and writers working in diverse mediums and genres with free studio workspace for nine months, a modest one-time stipend, as well as access to a community of peers, professional development services, and exposure to new audiences through online and public programs.

For visual artists, performing artists, & arts groups 1 to 4 months
Swing Space is a project-based space-granting program that matches artists and arts organizations with temporarily vacant commercial space downtown. Development, presentation and office space for visual and performing artists and arts groups are typically awarded for one to four months and are accompanied by a project stipend ranging from $300 to $3,000.

For visual artists 6 months
Starting in 2002, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and the City of Paris, in collaboration with the Cultural Services Department at the French Embassy in New York, have partnered to provide one New York City artist per year with the opportunity to live and work at the Cit Internationale des Arts in Paris, France.

Millay Colony for the Arts

454 East Hill Road, P.O.Box 3, Austerlitz, NY 12017

New Jersey

PS1 Contemporary Art Center

22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101-5324

PSVs studio residency program has brought together artists from around the world since 1976. The current program is being redeveloped; please see Web site for updated information.

Saltonstall Arts Colony

P.O. Box 6607 Ithaca, NY 14850

For each of the summer months, 5 artists in literary and visual arts are invited to live at the Saltonstall Arts Colony, located within a serene rural area. All applicants must be at least 21 years old, live in New York State, and be able to firmly commit to spending 4 weeks at the Colony. Each artist is given a private apartment and workspace (including large studios for the painters and a black-and-white darkroom for the photographer).

The Lannan Foundation

12 Gates Street, Utica, NY 13502

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

(Site location: Skowhegan, ME) 200 Park Avenue South, Suite 1116 New York, NY 10003

Skowhegan selects 65 emerging visual artists annually for an intensive 9-week summer residency program in Maine. Applicants must be at least 21 years old before the session begins; an academic background in art is not required. Current students and independent artists are eligible. Contact organization for information on resident faculty artists and visiting artists opportunities for established artists.

Smack Mellon Studios, Studio Residency Program

70 Washington, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Smack Mellon offers free studio space to eligible artists for 1 year, along with a fellowship award and access to the fabrication shop and digital media center (housing is not provided). All applicants must be residents of the United States, 18 years or older, may not be enrolled in any degree program, and must be able to demonstrate need for a studio.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

1000 Richmond Terrace Staten Island, NY 10301 See page 204 for more information.

Socrates Sculpture Park

P.O. Box 6259 Long Island City, NY 11106

Socrates Sculpture Park offers 2 residency programs on their waterfront park, overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Emerging Artist Fellowships, open to emerging New York State artists in need of financial assistance, include a 2- to 6-month residency in the outdoor studio; stipend; access to facilities, materials, equipment, and technical assistance to create a work for exhibition; and administrative assistance. The Open Space Program provides U.S. and international artists with a 1- to 6-month residency in the outdoor studio; stipend; administrative and technical assistance; access to facilities, materials, and equipment; and exhibition in the Park (funding varies from year to year, and housing and transportation are not provided). Socrates grants are also awarded for single artist projects and collaborations.

Squeeky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources

175 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201

The International Digital Filmmakers Residency is offered to mid-career experimental filmmakers who are not yet trained in digital editing. The 4-week residency includes housing, travel, 24-hour access to digital equipment, and technical assistance.

Studio Museum in Harlem

144 West 125th Street New York, NY 10027

The Museum offers a 12-month residency for 3 emerging artists who are granted studio space and a fellowship award. Artists' media is not limited and may include sculpture, painting, printmaking, digital art, mixed media, photography, and film and video. African-American artists and artists of African descent internationally, who are able to demonstrate at least 3 years of professional commitment and are currently engaged in studio work, are eligible to apply. Artists who will be attending school during the residency, or who produce art as a hobby, are not eligible.


647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217

Visiting Artist Fellowships are granted to 3 international artists wishing to work in glass (2 fellowships to emerging artists, and one fellowship to an established artist). The 8-week residency includes access to all areas of the studio, technical support, materials, and a possible honorarium (room and board are not included).

Visual Studies Workshop

31 Prince Street Rochester, NY 14607

VSW sponsors artists' residencies in photography, artists' books, digital video and multimedia, i6mm film, and analog video. Residencies are project-based and last up to 1 month. VSW provides housing, access to facilities, and an honorarium, as funding allows.

Women's Art Colony Farm

20 Overlook Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Women writers, visual artists, and musicians are welcome to apply for a summer residency at Millett Farm, a self-supporting cooperative farm and art colony. In exchange for housing, all residents contribute 5 hours of work each morning, and chip in for food.

Women's Studio Workshop

P.O. Box 489, 722 Binnewater Lane, Rosendale, NY 12472

Woodstock School of Art

Route 212, P.O. Box 338 Woodstock, NY 12498

The Woodstock School of Art classes and workshops in the visual arts are held year-round, and foster an atmosphere of both freedom and seriousness. Artist Residencies, as well as tuition scholarships, work-exchange scholarships, and studio workspace are available.


P.O. Box 395, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866




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