Crosstown Arts: 2023 Residencies

Associated Residency Program

Crosstown Arts offers residencies in an urban setting to visiting and Memphis-based artists working in any creative discipline, including visual and performing artists and curators, musicians, filmmakers, and writers in all genres. Residencies include private studio workspace, lodging (for non-locals), a food stipend and access to Shared Art Making. This program is embedded within a larger arts organization that also programs and operates 6000 square feet of gallery space, a music venue, a 419-seat black-box theater, a maker space, and a bar.

Live/work residencies include either a microunit with a private bedroom/bathroom near a common living area and kitchen, a two-bedroom family apartment or a free standing studio house for musicians. Several but not all of the housing options are accessible and the Crosstown Concourse where Crosstown Arts is located is ADA compliant. All residencies are offered at no cost to participants, who are responsible for a $200 refundable deposit, covering their own studio materials, and travel expenses to and from Memphis.

Residents are asked to participate in a limited number of public engagement activities such as informal artist talks (all sessions) and open studio events (3 month or longer sessions).

Anyone 21 years of age or older is welcome to apply. There are no specific project requirements for accepted residents who are encouraged to experiment and explore new ideas or further develop current work already in process.

Deadline
Residency Length
3 weeks - 10 months
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
11
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Costume/Fashion Design
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Writing
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Animation
Augmented Reality
Computing
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Virtual Reality
Social Practice
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Children allowed for full stay
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Accessible Housing
ADA Compliant
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Residents have access to private kitchen
Food stipend provided
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Full Time
Piano
Large Format Printer / Plotter
Large Format Scanner
Printers + Scanner
Photo + Video Editing Suite
Music/Media Studio Non-recording
Easels
Silkscreen Studio
Light Tables
Large Sinks
Dedicated Wood Shop
Woodworking Tools
Tablesaw
Bandsaw
Router Table
Jointer
Planer
Wood Vises And Wood Working Table
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private housing off campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

Applications are open via Slideroom from May 15 - July 15 each year for all residencies the following year. Applicants submit up to 10 work samples, an artist statement and residency goals. 

Applications are scored by a rotating selection panel comprised of creative professionals and residencies are offered in early fall, based on the panel’s scores and recommendations with an emphasis on inclusivity and diversity.  

 

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
45
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
300
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
200
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

A $200 refundable deposit is required per residents. 

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

Residents receive food gift cards equivalent to 2 meals 5 days per week. 

Application Fee
10
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application