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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Lake Forest, IL, United States

Ragdale, one of the largest interdisciplinary artists’ communities in the country, is located 30 miles north of Chicago and is accessible locally by Metra train and internationally by O’Hare airport.

Application Type
Open application

Research Publication Residency Grant

Kingston, NY, United States

The Research Publication Residency Grant is a 6-8 week residency designed for individuals to work onsite in the WSW Archives and Reading Room on the completion of research titles that expand upon topics central to WSW’s core mission and history, including but not limited to: wome

Application Type
Open application

Rest @ The Roll Up CLT

Charlotte , NC, United States

“The Roll Up CLT addresses a major issue that is often faced by artists of color regarding the often invisible labor they take on to make it in an art world not created and often not willing to celebrate their artistic genius. 


Application Type
Open application
Residency LengthOpen Calls
6 months - 1 yearThe Roll Up CLT: Sabbatical for Black artists

Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies

New Orleans, LA, United States

Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods invite artists to face the severity of the climate crisis and be agents of change to guide our collective understanding, response, and vision as we shape our shared future.

Application Type
Open application

Sally and Don Lucas Artists Program (LAP)

Saratoga, CA, United States

Established in 1939, Montalvo Arts Center is home to the third oldest residency program in the United States. In 2004, Montalvo recommitted to its support of artists and opened a new, state-of-the-art facility, relaunching as the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency Program.

Application Type
Application by nomination only

Santa Fe Art Institute Thematic Residency

Santa Fe, NM, United States

The Santa Fe Art Institute Thematic Residency Program supports dynamic creative practices that engage complex social issues, inspire individual transformation, and inform collective action. SFAI welcomes local, national, and international applicants of all backgrounds.

Application Type
Open application

Sarasvati creative Space

Hohenwald, TN, United States

Is nature your muse, inspiration, or collaborator? Let your creativity FLOW like the BUFFALO river on our 17 acre slice of beauty in the rural rolling hills of Mid-South Tennessee 20 minutes drive from a few small towns and mostly farm land as neighbors, SW of Nashville.

Season Extension Residency

Brewster, NY, United States

The Season Extension Residency offers SPACE alumni the opportunity to return to Ryder Farm for a winter residency to work on a project.

Application Type
Application by invitation only

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

Brooklyn, NY, United States

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists.

Application Type
Open application

Studio Internship

Kingston, NY, United States

Each term, WSW hosts a team of studio interns who work directly with the Studio Manager and Artistic Director. You’ll work on projects that may include printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, and book arts, in addition to assisting with the ongoing operations of the facility.

Application Type
Open application