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The Gray Cottage: Artist's housing
Scotland artist, Peter Tudhope, presenting his art to a local school group.
Artist Ken Dewaard offered a plein air workshop during his residency.
The cozy bedroom at the Gray Cottage/artist's house.
A secluded office at the Gray Cottage/artist's house.

Newnan ArtRez

The Newnan Art Rez program offers emerging and mid-career artists a retreat where they can pursue visual, literary, and musical projects away from everyday pressures, offers our community opportunities to engage with artists, and supports creating art and art experiences that will enrich Newnan and Coweta County’s cultural environment.

The program works with partnering organizations throughout our community to offer residencies to artists in various disciplines in order to give them space and time to create/develop their work. In return artists will be expected to interact with the community through demonstrations, workshops and/or performances/art shows.

We are best suited to host writers, composers, painters, photographers and musicians with their own instruments. If you work in a different discipline, please enquire to see if we can accommodate your specific needs.

We cannot accommodate enrolled students, nor can we accommodate potters, ceramicists or wood-turners. Fine artists must have a website. Writers and musician/composers should have a resume. We hope to draw from outside the local community.

Residencies can last from two weeks to two months.

Actual dates to be determined after Newnan Art Rez receives commitments from partnering organization by November of prior year of residency.

Our partnering organizations include but are not limited to the University of West Georgia, the Newnan Historical Society, Newnan-Coweta Art Association, The Heritage School, and The Performing Arts Center.

Email for application to

Selection Process: by committee


Newnan, Georgia: United States

Artists will stay at Gray Cottage in Newnan, Georgia, located one hour south of Atlanta. Newnan is a classic Southern small town that combines traditional charm with contemporary sophistication. The Gray Cottage is only a few blocks from the thriving Court Square with its mix of shops, galleries, local coffee house and restaurants.


  • Residency Length: 2 weeks to 2 months
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 1
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 6
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: n/a


  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: Must apply and be accepted individually
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Application Ongoing: Yes
  • Additional deadline info:
    Deadlines are ongoing each month. We accept applications up to one year prior to the artist's residency. Applications should be submitted by the 16th of each month.

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house)
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
  • Studios/special equipment: Book Arts, Exhibition / Installation, Painting, Theater
  • Other facilities and services: One bedroom, laundry with washer/dryer, one full bathroom, living room with cable tv, full kitchen, studio, office, and bikes are provided.

Residency Fees

Expenses paid by artist: Travel, food, supplies Expenses paid by the Residency: Housing, utilities

Stipends / other support

A small stipend may be provided in some instances.

Additional expectations / opportunities

PRESENTATION OF ARTIST’S WORK: Visiting artists will be invited to present and sell their work in a final show and may develop other methods for presenting within the community with their sponsoring organization. ARTIST’S COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Artists will offer at least one free demonstration or workshop per week of residency, or a minimum of 2 hours of community interaction per week. Artists will attend an introductory reception with host organizations members and artists from the community and will be provided one meal a week to interact with the community throughout the residency. Artists are encouraged to attend or create other functions to share their work and knowledge. Artists will be able to sell their work in a farewell presentation. Artists can also create their own guidelines for applications that Newnan Art Rez approves. Organizations can bring in people or use Gray Cottage to expand the visit of artists already scheduled to come to the area. Newnan Art Rez will coordinate dates of visits .

Contact Information

104 Woodbine Circle
Newnan, Georgia 30263
United States
Tel: 7703285627