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Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts

Emerging Program member

CMCArts offers a colorful venue for artists to work, teach, exhibit, and learn about the Caribbean.

Residencies are open to graduate apprentices, graduate students, and professional artists – both emerging and mid-career. Working spaces and available tools are simple and suited to painters, writers, and some 3-D artists. Residencies run for one week to two months. Applications are reviewed year-round on a rolling basis.

FUNDING: CMCArts is not endowed and we encourage artists to assume responsibility for as much of their own funding as possible. Apply for grants when applicable, or approach private foundations and patrons in your region.

CATEGORIES OF RESIDENCIES: Paying artists are asked to volunteer minimal open studio hours, and pay workspace & housing rental (as noted on the Application Form.) Teaching/Contributing artists pay less and give more services, which they may choose based on, but not limited to, the Programs list below.

Artist’s Retreat: Flexible residency: Artist will pay a moderate rate for an efficiency apartment. Each additional occupant will increase the rate. A one-bedroom apartment is also available for couples or small groups – inquire for rates. Artists will be responsible for their own meals and transportation. In keeping with our service orientation, we do request that artists maintain at least some open studio hours. Please remember that project descriptions are part of each Resident’s application process, even if an artist’s “project” is simply R&R to gain the inspiration to produce new work in the future.

Teaching/Contributing Artist: The artist(s) will rent living and studio space on a sliding scale basis (to be discussed with the artists). The Teaching/Contributing Artist Residency is designed to create a fair, flexible balance between required community involvement and individual artistic development. The artist will choose a minimum of two community projects per week from the Programs list below.


Studio space
Exhibition space & basic equipment
Beautiful, free and open working environment
Interaction with community members, local artists and art educators
Promotion & refreshments for events

Studio and special equipment: Space for painting is available as well as a wheel for throwing and a kiln. Artists are welcome to paint within the gallery spaces overlooking the water, provided they take careful precautionary measures to protect the space and to keep areas clean.


Frederiksted, Virgin Islands: United States

Set in a beautiful, waterfront, historic building in small, seaside town of Frederiksted on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, CMCArts offers a quiet working environment perfect for creative work. Residents can easily use public transportation to shopping centers, local markets, shops and corner groceries or walk to great restaurants and beaches surrounding the Center. No visas are necessary for US Residents.

Contact Information

10 Strand Street & 62 King Street
Frederiksted, Virgin Islands 00841
United States