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Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Fellowship Program Radcliffe College

34 Concord Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138

The fellowships support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. The Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society; women and men from the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply, and are expected to live and work in the Boston area. Fellows receive office/ studio space, access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University, and a stipend for 1 year, with additional funds for project expenses.

The Yard

P.O. Box 405, Chilmark, MA 02535

Fine Arts Work Center

24 Pearl St., Provincetown, MA 02657

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

2 Palace Road, Boston, MA 02115

HOME, Inc.

731 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118

Wellspring House

P.O. Box 2006, Ashfield.MA 01330

Wellspring House, located in the hills just east of the Berkshires, is open from April until December. Up to 5 writers and artists at a time are welcome for periods of a week to a month or longer. Residency fee applies. The House includes an extensive library and a meditation room.

Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts

P.O. Box 958, Nantucket, MA 02554

National Parks

Cape Cod National Seashore/C-Scape Dune Shack

Provincetown, MA Length: 1 week-3 months.

Cape Cod National Seashore/The Margo-Gelb Shack

Provincetown, MA Length: 2 weeks.

Boston National Historical Park

Boston, MA. In partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Art; by invitation only. Length: 12 months.


The Artist House at St. Mary's College of Maryland

c/o Sue Johnson and Michael S. Glaser Montgomery Hall St. Mary's City, MD 20686

Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224

The Residency Program accommodates 8 artists or artist groups, 1 per studio, for 1-3 years. Residencies are intended for emerging as well as mid-career artists. Artists are encouraged (but not required) to use the live/work studios as their primary residence.

Evergreen House, Johns Hopkins University

4545 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21210

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase Street Annapolis, MD 21401

AAHCA provides residencies to 6-10 multidisciplinary artists (including the performing, visual, and language arts); studio space is subsidized in exchange for services to MHCA or the community.The local artist-in-residence program is designed to allow Maryland artists access to affordable studio space while interfacing with the community. The 1-3-month visiting artist-in-residence program is available to New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania artists.

Montpelier Cultural Arts Center

12826 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel, MD 20708

The Center offers 1-5-year studio residencies to visual artists. Studio spaces are juried once a year, and a waiting list is maintained in the event that studios become available mid-year. Studios are open to the public, in order to offer insight into the process of creating artwork. Studio artists are able to show their work in the Resident Artists' Gallery.


Robert M. AAacNamara Foundation

241 East Shore Road, Westport Island, ME 04578

Carina House, The Farnsworth Art Museum

P.O. Box 466, Rockland, ME 04841

Full-time emerging artists living in Maine (2 per year) are eligible for 5-week summer residencies on Monhegan Island, one of the state's natural wonders and a haven for artists for over a century.

Center for Furniture Craftsmanship

25 Mill Street Rockport, ME 04856

The Studio Fellowship Program provides emerging and established furniture makers with an encouraging, stimulating environment for the exploration of new work. The program offers free studio space to furniture makers for 1 month to 1 year. Preference for 1 of the 6 fellowships is given to Maine-based woodworkers, with particular emphasis on emerging makers.

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

19 Brick Hill Road Newcastle, ME 04553-9716

Watershed offers up to 20 summer residencies, and 4 winter (September-May) residencies to ceramic artists. Fully funded residents receive housing, rneals, and studio space. Partially funded and work-exchange residencies are also available. Clay artists from across the country and abroad are welcome to apply.

Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor, ME Length: 3 weeks.


Northwood University Alden B. Dow Creativity Center

4000 Whiting Drive Midland, Ml 48640

National Park

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Munising, Ml. 2D visual artists and photographers only. Length: 4 weeks.

Isle Royale National Park

Houghton, Ml Length: 2-3 weeks.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Empire, Ml Length: 3 weeks.

US DA Forest Service

Hiawatha National Forest, Munising, Ml

The USDA Forest Service sponsors artist, teachers, and scholars-in-residence through their Conservation and the Arts Program. For an overview of the program and specific information on each site, please visit:

Professional working artists in various disciplines, media, and styles stay in remote Hiawatha National Forest facilities (cabins, camps, cottages) for up to 2 weeks.


Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

163 Tower View Drive, Red Wing, MN 55066

Blacklock Nature Sanctuary

3232 Harriet Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55408

For Minnesota residents only. Month-long and 2-week residencies for emerging artists to work solo, collabo-ratively, or with a mentor (stipend to cover food and supplies). Month-long residencies for nature photographers (women only); successful proposals will connect with and build upon Nadine Blacklock's aesthetic sensibilities (no stipend currently available).

Cornucopia Art Center, Lanesboro Residency Program

103 Parkway Avenue North, P.O. Box 152 Lanesboro, MN 55949

Located in the historic downtown, the Center offers 4-6 residencies per year (1-4 weeks each) to emerging artists. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, though primary consideration will be given to sculptors, painters, poets, and writers; all applicants must reside in the United States. Housing, studio space, and stipends are provided.

Franconia Sculpture Park

29815 Unity Avenue Shafer, MN 55074

The 16-acre sculpture park, located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, is open to artist/sculptors for a work-exchange residency/internship, 6 weeks to 6 months. Student, graduate, and post-grad artists participate in the intern/mentor program; recent grads and students of museum studies/arts administration are encouraged to apply. Intern artists are encouraged to create their own work, and up to 6 interns are provided room and board.

Highpoint Center for Printmaking

2638 Lyndale Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55408

Highpoint provides a collaborative, professional printshop for local and visiting artists to create small, fine art editions under the guidance and support of a master printer. Educational opportunities and ongoing print shows in the gallery are offered during the artist's visit.

The Loft Literary Center

1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55415

The Loft Writers' Studios at Open Book offer private, affordable studio space to local writers on a weekly or monthly basis.

AMinnesota Center for Book Arts

1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55415

The MCBA artists-in-residence are required to work within the genres of printmaking, papermaking, and/or bookbinding; this can include nontraditional methods and materials. Studio residencies vary in length, and include secure access to MCBA's facilities and dedicated, secure storage space for work and supplies. Limited exhibition space is also available for the duration of the residency.

New York Mills Arts Retreat

P.O. 60x246 New York Mills, MN 56567

The Center's program provides artists with 2-4 weeks in rural Minnesota to immerse themselves in their artwork. Housed in a restored 1885 general store, the Center includes 2 galleries and a large dance/studio space. Minnesota and New York City artists, and artists of color are encouraged to apply.

Northern Clay Center

2424 Franklin Avenue East Minneapolis, MN 55406

The Center provides 3-month residencies to 4 individual, mid-career ceramic artists, based outside Minnesota, each year. Residencies include a monetary award, studio space, and glaze and firing allowances (housing not included). Artists-in-residence present a public workshop/lecture, and receive an honorarium.

Voyageurs National Park

International Falls, MN Length: 2 weeks.


Grand Arts

1819 Grand Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64108

Grand Arts, with a 3,000-square-foot gallery and 5,ooo-square-foot studio, provides studio residencies for the creation and exhibition of new work in sculpture. Grand Arts provides substantial financial, technical, and logistical support to emerging or established artists, and solicits proposals for projects locally, nationally, and internationally from both emerging and established artists.

Lighten International Artists Exchange Program

Lighten International Artists Exchange Program/Kansas City Artists Coalition

201 Wyandotte Kansas City, MO 64105

Saint Louis University

221 N Grand Blvd, DB 261 St. Louis, MO 63103

The McElwee Artist Residencies offers 6 artists the opportunity to live at Lay Center, develop work that is pertinent to the region, work with students as part of a teaching program sponsored by Saint Louis University, and exhibit on-site and at the University Museum. The summer program also includes 1-day workshops.


Archie Bray Foundation

2915 Country Club Ave., Helena, MT 59602

Montana Artists Refuge

101 & 103 Basin Street, P.O. Box 8, Basin, MT 59631

National Parks

Devils Tower National Monument

Wyoming, MT Writers only. Length: 1 week.

Glacier National Park

West Glacier, MT 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, and filmVvideomakers. Length: 3 weeks.




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