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Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists

Emerging Program member

The Enos Park Residency program for visual artists is a newly established and competitive residency program based in Springfield, Illinois. The program offers four week to twelve-month residency awards to visual artists.

We offer residencies that provide living and studio space and community through which to reflect and engage one’s work. We accept applications from emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all media, and especially those who emphasize community engagement, social practice, or socially-engaged works.

We offer living facilities in a spacious and comfortable duplex immediately adjacent to the Springfield Art Association campus. Every resident artist will have access to the labs and studios at the Springfield Art Association, and their studio facilities include a naturally lit 2D facility; a Jewelry / Metals Lab; Mixed Media Studio; Papermaking Studio; Ceramics Lab; and Mac Computer Lab. Additional resources provided to artists include solo or group exhibition opportunities, studio visits with visiting artists and curators, and opportunities to present lectures/discussions/workshops, and assistance with forging community/city partnerships as desired.

The program is developed primarily as a means to support artists and secondarily as an avenue for community revitalization through artists’ contributions/works/relocation. Though not exclusively, we particularly seek artists who will invest in/work with the rich historic context of the neighborhood, work with the immediate community, and shine a light on the increasingly potent potential of Enos Park. With the support of the Enos Park Neighborhood Association (EPNA), there is potential for artists to work with neighborhood lots and even potentially EPNA-owned properties and installation sites or studios.

Enos Park is just blocks away from Downtown Springfield and within walking distance of Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas House, The Lincoln Presidential Museum, and the home of Vachel Lindsay. Essential amenities, such as a grocery store and pharmacy, are also within walking distance. For those bringing cars, off-street parking is available.


Springfield, Illinois: United States

The Enos Park neighborhood reached its peak during the late 1910’s and 1920’s and is a historic neighborhood in the capital city of Springfield, Illinois.

Contact Information

717 N 5th street
Springfield, Illinois 62702
United States