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Jasiri X, Mick O'Shea and Danny McCarthy collaborate on a music piece in the Garage Studio. (photo by Mark Poucher)
Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun hang a print in the Main Studio. (photo by Sage Sohier)
Residency #18 artists gather for a meal on Jungle Road, created by inaugural Chef-in-Residence, Heather Carlucci.
Jim Skuldt works on a piece in the Pine Island Sound by the Fish House dock. (photo by Laurie Lambrecht)
Residency artists gather at the Weeks House, where communal meals are served. (photo by Laurie Lambrecht)

Rauschenberg Residency

In 2012, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation initiated a multidisciplinary residency program on the site of Rauschenberg's former home and studio in Captiva, Florida. Inspired by Rauschenberg’s experience at Black Mountain College, the residency values and supports risk-taking, experimentation and innovation.
The Rauschenberg Residency serves over 70 emerging and established artists annually through five and six-week residencies. The program advances new bodies of work, extends practices into new mediums, and serves as a research and development laboratory for performance-based projects. The 20-acre site that stretches from beach to bay stimulates cross-disciplinary collaborations, as well as engenders a focus on the conservation of a sensitive and pristine environment.


Captiva, Florida: United States

The Rauschenberg Residency is sited on 20 acres bordering the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound on the island of Captiva in southwest Florida.


  • Residency Length: Five to six weeks
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 10
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 70
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: n/a


  • Application type: Application not available (residency by nomination or invitation only)
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 
María Elena González, Jim Hodges, Sussan Deyhim, Charles Atlas, Jennie C. Jones, Steven Vitiello, Nari Ward, Lonnie Holley, Helen Molesworth, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Public Movement, Ann Hamilton, Cauleen Smith, Ralph Lemon, Kevin Beasley, Dinh Q. Le, Jane Hirshfield, Somi, David Hartt
To be included in a group chosen to bask in that energy and legacy while you walk along your own path of creation is the biggest gesture of support, vote of confidence and feeling of absolute permission to follow your inspirations and intuitions as a creator.
— Jessica Grindstaff, co-creator, Phantom Limb Company
Robert Rauschenberg said, "art can change the world." We support artists who are each doing that in their own inimitable way.
— Ann Brady, Director

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
  • Meals: All/most meals are provided by organization
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
    One of our four residences is fully-accessible, with an additional bedroom for a companion, if desired. Accessible studios include the main studio (with an elevator) and three other ground-floor studios, each with an accessible restroom nearby. The communal dining house, including restroom, is accessible. Golf carts are available, if desired.
  • Studios/special equipment: Book Arts, Ceramics / Pottery, Dance / Choreography, Digital media, Exhibition / Installation, Fiber arts, Film / Digital editing, Music studio (non-recording), Painting, Photography (digital), Photography (non-digital), Sculpture, Woodworking
  • Other facilities and services: We can assist with rental of a chair that can maneuver over the ground shell and packed dirt paths that connect the buildings.

Residency Fees


Stipends / other support

Stipend, Transportation, Meals, Housing, Studio Space, Equipment, Staff Resources

Additional expectations / opportunities

Community outreaches are initiated by the artists and facilitated by staff. The public is invited to Open Studio at the end of the residency; artist participation is optional.

Contact Information

PO Box 54
Captiva , Florida 33924
United States