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
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
Residency Length: 1 month (April, June, and October of 2023) Number of Artists / Designers accepted: 3.
Collaboration: May apply as a team (team of 2 members max)
• Geography: Open to US artists
• Application Deadline: February 1, 2023 by 11:59pm EST
• Notification of Acceptance: February 17, 2023
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.
Artist-in-residence housing is a 2nd floor apartment accessed by stairs off of the main historic Griswold House.
Housing & Accomodation
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.
Studio & Facilities
More details available upon request.