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Rauschenberg Residency

In fall 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 seven, month-long 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 of land between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound on the island of Captiva in southwest Florida.


  • Residency Length: 4 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


  • Artist Status: Mid-career Artists
  • 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, Louise Steinman, Douglas Dunn, Charles Atlas, Wayne White, Mimi Pond, Steven Vitiello, Buster Simpson, Damien Jalet, Yassi Mazandi
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
  • 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

Residency Fees


Stipends / other support

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

Additional expectations / opportunities


Contact Information

PO Box 54
Captiva , Florida 33924
United States