Newport, RI, United States

The Newport artist residency, AiR/Newport is designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging to established visual artists and designers by giving them the time, space and solitude needed to create, apart from the daily demands of production and deadlines. Our hope is that some aspect of Newport County’s architecture, flora, history, or ocean front geography will result in resident artists further developing their current practice or the creation of new work. And in turn, we anticipate learning from those creatives who join us. In addition to having access to the Newport Art Museum’s collection and archives, we will introduce resident artists/designers to the leaders and rich holdings of other cultural and history museums in Newport, as well as Rhode Island’s universities and art schools. From its founding in 1912, the Newport Art Museum has valued art and artists as essential components of a vibrant, healthy and informed community and therefore we consider a community engagement activity, to be determined by the resident artists, a priority. We are committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion and believe the collective sum of our individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, identities, and histories help ensure that our Museum is, and will continue to be, a welcoming place for all. 


76 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840
United States

Year Founded
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Embedded in a museum
Embedded in historic site
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
1 month - 1 month
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Visual Arts
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Performance Art
Digital Media
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Only open to artists based in country the program is located
Family Friendly
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Give artist talk or presentation
Lead workshop for the public
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Immersion in new culture and/context
Restricted funding
Art production support
Access to studio space to create new work
Inspiration from natural environment
Inspiration from cultural context
Professional development support and/or trainings
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities for work with the local community
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Additional Eligibility Information

Residency Length: 1 month (April, June, and October of 2024) Number of Artists / Designers accepted: 3. 

Collaboration: May apply as a team (team of 2 members max)

• Geography: Open to US artists

• Application Deadline: December 8, 2023 by 5:00pm EST

• Notification of Acceptance: January 16, 2024

The Newport residency strives to create a community of artists that reflects a rich mix of artistic styles and ethnic, social and human diversity. The Newport Art Museum actively seeks applicants from all backgrounds, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or ancestry.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
US Dollar (USD)
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Additional Accessibility Information

Artist-in-residence housing is a 2nd floor apartment accessed by stairs off of the main historic Griswold House.

Housing available on campus
Accessibility Contact Name
Brandon Taylor Miller
Accessibility Contact Email
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Accessible Housing
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Housing available
Accessible Communal Spaces
ADA Compliant
Common/Communal Spaces Information

Smoking prohibited on Museum campus. Private Studio Space: ‘Clean’ recently updated studio space within the Museum School for drawing/painting/mixed use •Wireless Internet is available in all spaces. •Meals: Daily meals and food are not provided. Shopping and restaurants are located within walking distance. The apartment kitchen is available for residents to prepare their own meals. Our artists often receive lunch and dinner invitations from residents in the local community.

Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry on campus
WIFI available in housing
Air Conditioned Housing
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
Residents have access to private kitchen
Food stipend provided
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

More details available upon request.

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
Studio support provided by staff
Air Conditioned