3Arts Residency Fellowships are available by invitation only to past recipients of 3Arts awards, grants, and/or fellowships. Eligible artists will be notified by 3Arts with application information. 

We recommend that you begin the application process in advance of the deadline so we may assist you if you have difficulties. For technical questions using the web application Submittable, please click on their HELP tab. For other questions about this program, please contact ACA at grants@artistcommunities.org.


April 21, 2023: Application opens 

May 21, 2023, 11:59pm Central Time: Application deadline 

July 2023: Notifications sent


Eligible artists:

  • Must be a recipient of any of the following: 3Arts Award (2008-2022), 3Arts/Bodies of Work Fellowship (2014-2023), and/or a 3Arts Make a Wave grant (2017).
  • Must wait two years to re-apply if you participated in this program previously.
  • Must be able to commit to a residency of one month in 2024.

The application is now closed.


If accepted, Fellows will receive:

  • A one-month residency in 2024 at one of the participating residency programs
  • A travel stipend
  • A cash stipend to offset other costs of the residency

If needed, 3Arts will cover travel and housing for a personal assistant/caregiver.

Stipends will be disbursed by ACA approximately six weeks prior to the start of the residency.


How to Apply

Applications for 3Arts Residency Fellowships will be accepted through Submittable.

Application deadline: May 21, 2023, 11:59 pm Central Time.

Please note that, while ACA staff is available to answer any questions about your application, we cannot guarantee a timely response to any application inquiries sent after 3pm CT on Thursday, May 18th. It is recommended that you begin your application well in advance of the deadline so that we may assist you if you have difficulty.

To apply, you will need to do the following:

(1) Determine your site preferences

Each residency site offers different scheduling availability, facilities, services, and amenities. Review the descriptions of each site to determine your preferences.

Applicants for 3Arts Residency Fellowships are reviewed by representatives from the participating residency programs. While every attempt will be made to match applicants with their first or second choice sites, in some cases artists may be selected by other residencies. If you have questions about specific equipment or other site details, please contact grants@artistcommunities.org

(2) Prepare your work samples and work sample index

WORK SAMPLES: You may submit any combination of the following of recent, relevant work, not to exceed 8 total work samples

-- Images: up to 8 images (JPG)

-- Audio: up to 3 audio files (MP3, M4a, WAV)

-- Video: up to 3 video files (MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, 3GP, FLV, WEBM, WMV)

-- Plays: up to three 5-page excerpts or one full play (PDF)

To include links to video and/or audio files online, include a direct URL to the work sample (not a link to a general website or portfolio) on your "Work Sample Index". You may submit any length of audio or video but a panelist might only review up to 10 minutes of each. If your work samples are longer, you are welcome to either edit your sample and note it as such on the index, or upload the full length sample and note in the index your preferred review start and stop times.

WORK SAMPLE INDEX: In a single PDF file, list each work sample, including title of piece and year. Be sure uploaded file names correspond to titles. As applicable, also list dimensions, materials, performers, etc., and an optional brief description of the work. If the work is the result of a collaboration, indicate your role in its creation.

(3) Complete the online application. 

You'll first be asked to sign in or create a free Submittable account on the application page. You will then be asked to provide the following:

  • Your first, second, and third choice of residency sites (you may also indicate "no preference").
  • Your scheduling availability for a residency in 2024 (this is to give the residencies a general idea of your seasonal availability; if you don't know of any scheduling limitations to-date, simply indicate "no preference" or "unknown"). Please note, applications stating limited availability will be harder to accommodate and therefore may result in a lower ranking of consideration.
  • A brief statement of interest (300 words or less): Why would you like to participate in a residency at this time? What are you currently working on or might like to work on during a residency?
  • Any special requirements (specific equipment, access to facilities, accessibility, or other needs) you have during a residency.
  • An optional statement about your current work, future plans, new ideas, etc. (150 words or less).