The Studio Grant is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to create new work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics. WSW invites applications from artists at any stage in their careers.
This grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $500 for materials used during the residency, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.
This residency has a two-step jury process: a rotating, impartial jury selects the finalists and then WSW applies for NEA funding for the chosen projects.
Applications open: August 1
Applications due: November 15, 11:59pm EST
Notification date: last week of March
Residency length: 6-8 weeks
Residency occurs: 1-2 years after application, September through June
Application must include:
- A current resume
- A brief description of your proposed project, including the studio(s) you’d like to use. 300 word maximum.
- Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
- An image script, which should include title, medium, dimension, and date of each image
Residency Experience Summary
Since our founding in 1974, Women’s Studio Workshop has been a professional artist studio dedicated to the creation of community, opportunity, empowerment, and development for women artists in all stages of their careers. As we continue to serve this mission, we believe that we can honor our core values and address gender equity more fully by explicitly expanding our concept of gender beyond patriarchal frames of reference.
WSW supports all women and trans, intersex, nonbinary and genderfluid people in residencies and internships. Classes, studio rentals, and public events are open to all.
What does this mean when you visit the studio and stay on campus?
- we intentionally create space to honor pronouns and names
- we uphold a set of community guidelines and have systems in place to report conflict
- we firmly believe in fostering an environment of communication, exploration, and bold expression that is respectful, safe, and accepting of all the members of our community.