Residency Programs Profiles

A new tool for artists and organizations to find and compare residency programs.

People eating by a window in a dining hall. There are large trees outside of the window.
People dining at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts' Dining Hall. Photo credit: Haystack Staff. 

Artist residencies provide artists, scholars, educators and other creative professionals with time, space and resources to work, individually or collectively, on the research and development of their practice. Click SEARCH on the left side, below the side navigation to access the search functions. Tag words and filtered searches help narrow results.

For Artists

For artists, the residency experience begins with research. By selecting tag words or phrases and filtering searches based on location, discipline, context, and more, artists will better understand differences in programs and determine which residencies might be a good fit. After creating a filtered search, users can save the list of results. This saved list then becomes a resource for artists throughout the research and inquiry process. Artists can learn more about the residency experience here.

For Residency Staff

Residency staff and arts administrators may use the directory to find and connect with similar programs based on geography, typology or context. The directory is also a resource for learning about the policies, strategies, and program design of other organizations. Like artists, residency staff and arts administrators can narrow their searches using tags and filters and save the results as a reference list.

 

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Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity | Performing Arts

Banff, AB, Canada

Create the Unforgettable: Dedicated to creating contemporary works in dance, music, opera, theatre, and interdisciplinary art forms. Hands-on training and professional development for artists and technicians at every career stage.

 

Application Type
Open application
Residency LengthOpen Calls
7 days - 14 daysDance Artist in Residence 2022 | In Person
7 days - 14 daysBanff Centre | Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award 2022

Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity | Visual Arts

Banff, AB, Canada

Visual Arts at Banff Centre offers exceptional programs for professional artists, curators, and art critics and researchers, as well as practicum opportunities for emerging practitioners.

Application Type
Open application
Residency LengthOpen Calls
9 days - 9 daysBanff Centre: Adventure Filmmakers Workshop - Fall 2022
1 month - 1 monthVisual Arts Thematic: The Weapon of Theory as a Conference of Birds
5 weeks - 5 weeksEmerging Banff Artist in Residence 2023

BCA Playwright Residency

Boston, MA, United States

The BCA Playwright Residency is designed to support emerging playwrights by providing office space, rehearsal and performance space, marketing support, professional mentorship, access to community partnerships and workshops, and a platform for creating and producing innovative w

Application Type
Open application
Residency LengthOpen Calls
1 year - 1 yearBCA Playwright Residency 2022–2023

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Omaha, NE, United States

Founded in 1981, by artists for artists, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts facilitates the creation, presentation, and understanding of contemporary art through an international residency program, exhibitions, and educational programs.

Application Type
Open application
Residency LengthOpen Calls
3 months - 3 monthsOpen Call: Spring + Summer Sessions 2023
4 weeks - 6 weeksAlumni Open Call - 2023
3 months - 3 monthsSound Art + Experimental Music Open Call: Spring + Summer Sessions 2023
2 months - 2 monthsBemis Center for Contemporary Arts: Open Call Fall 2023

BLKSPACE

Brewster, NY, United States

Led by an all Black woman team, Interfest (Kristen Adele Calhoun and Nikki Vera) will curate BLKSPACE: two consecutive, weeklong residencies for Black creatives to use the full resources of SPACE on Ryder Farm however they see fit.

Application Type
Open application

CA+MP Residency Program

Upper Jay, NY, United States

CA+MP – creative arts + multidisciplinary performance – is the emergent artist-in-residence program at the Upper Jay Art Center.

Application Type
Open application

Creative Residency

Brewster, NY, United States

Creative Residencies provide individual artists, innovators and small groups (up to four people) with the opportunity to create and ideate in the company of others away from the stress and noise of everyday life.

Application Type
Open application

Creative Residency Program

Elizabethtown, NY, United States

Situated on 320 acres of farm and forest bordering the Hurricane Mountain Wilderness area in New York's Adirondack Mountains, Craigardan's creative residencies are open-minded and place-based by design. We welcome all proposals and encourage multi- and interdisciplinary thinking.

Application Type
Open application

Ecology Residency

In the face of global ecological concerns such as climate change, rising sea levels, deforestation, human overpopulation and species extinction, the mission of the Ecology Residency is to provide ecologists, environmental journalists, filmmakers, inventors, educators, architects and others workin

Application Type
Open application
Residency LengthOpen Calls
2 weeks - 3 monthsSitka Center for Art & Ecology: Ecology Residency October 2022 - April 2023

Fellowship Award Program

Berkeley, CA, United States

For over 30 years, Kala Art Institute has annually awarded artists time, space, and financial support for their work through the Kala Fellowship award. The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world.

Residency LengthOpen Calls
1 month - 9 monthsKala Art Institute: Media Award

Fellowship Program

Provincetown, MA, United States

The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency for writers and visual artists in the crucial early stages of their careers.

Application Type
Open application

Golden Spot Residency for Oregon Visual Artists

Otis, OR, United States

Thanks to a grant from the Ford Family Foundation, the Sitka Center will be able to offer a special residency opportunity to practicing, mid-career, Oregon artists. This program is for 2-4 weeks based on the artists availability.  This residency includes a stipend of $500 per week.

Application Type
Open application
Residency LengthOpen Calls
2 weeks - 1 monthSitka Center for Art & Ecology: Golden Spot Residency October 2022 - April 2023