360 Xochi Quetzal Artist Residency

360 Xochi Quetzal, c/o Debroah Kruger, 221 Pine Street, #404, Florence, MA 01062.  Tel.: (413) 648-6161.  Located in Chapala, on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico.  One-month residency for up to four artists at a time (aged over 23 years).  Artists can bring a spouse or significant other (but no children or pets).  No fees. (visual, literary, performing arts)

A.I.R. Studio Paducah

A.I.R. Studio Paducahc/o Blue Door Studio, 4410 Oglethorpe Street, Hyattsville, MD 20712. (301) 454-0433.  Located in the LowerTown Arts District in Paducah, Kentucky, six blocks from the Ohio River.  Residencies of 2 weeks to 3 months.  Studio and efficiency apartment for one artist at a time, or for two collaborating artists or a couple who want to share space.  Fees charged. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park, AIR Program, PO Box 177, Eagle Lake Rd., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (207) 288-5459. 2 to 4-week residencies in Spring and Fall. One-bedroom apartment near park headquarters with kitchen and laundry facilities. Artists asked to donate a piece of work and share an offering with the public (demonstration, talk, exploratory hike, or performance). “With its dramatic cliffs stretching to the sea, its balsam scented forests, and spring warbler serenades, the area offers artists the age-old inspiration of nature.” Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, composers (visual, literary, performing arts).

Afrique Profonde

Afrique Profonde, PO Box 4807, Pointe-Noire, Republique du Congo. Tel: 242-570-862. A nonprofit organization working to preserve the traditional culture and human rights of Pygmies in the Republic of Congo and Central Africa. In addition to archival research, Afrique Profonde engages in creative projects and programs including eco-tourism, artist residency, educational cultural exchange programs, and advocacy work on behalf of Pygmy groups. (visual, performing arts)

AIR Norway

AIR Norway, USF Verftet, Georgernes Verft 12, 501 Bergen, Norway. Tel: 011-47-55-30-74-10. Only open to artists living in Norway or Norwegian citizens. Residencies of 3 months at an arts center in a converted sardine factory. Grant covers rent only. Open to professional visual artists (including fine craftspeople), writers, film directors,filmmakers, dancers, choreographers, composers, musicians, audio and new media artists, curators. Can accommodate 2 artists at a time. (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)

Akademie Schloss Solitude

Akademie Schloss Solitude, 70197 Stuttgart, Solitude 3, Germany. Tel.: 011-49-711-996190. Residencies of 3 to 12 mos. Open to artists aged 35 and under who have completed a university or college degree within the past 5 years, working in the fields of architecture, visual arts, performing arts, design, literature, music/sound, and video/film/new media. Also supports scholars, scientists and professionals in the humanities, natural sciences, and economics. Artists receive monetary grants and lodging. (visual, performing, literary, media arts)

American Academy in Berlin

American Academy in Berlin, 14 E. 60th St., Suite 604, New York, NY 10022 (212) 588-1755. 40 room villa, semester-long residencies, some stipends. Exhibit space, equipment and facilities coordinated with other orgs. in Berlin. Computer access, travel, housing, 2 meals/day provided. (visual, literary, performing arts; architecture and design)

American Academy in Rome

American Academy in Rome, 7 E. 60th Street, New York, NY 10022. (212) 751-7200. 11 acres atop the Janiculum, the highest hill within the walls of Rome, Italy. Residencies of 2 weeks or longer for visiting artists and scholars, fees charged; extra costs for meals. Also sponsors the Rome Prize, which includes a stipend, Invitational Residences (1-4 months for established artists and scholars), summer programs.  (visual, literary, and performing arts, plus scholars in the humanities and architects)

American Library in Paris

The American Library in Paris, 10, rue du Général Camou 75007 Paris, France.  Tel.:  +33 (0)1 53 59 12 60.  The Visiting Fellowship offers writers and researchers an opportunity to pursue a creative project in Paris for a month or longer while participating actively in the life of the American Library. The project may be a book (fiction or non-fiction), long-form journalism, film or music.  No housing provided, but a stipend of $5,000 is intended to cover travel and housing costs. Fellows are expected to present work-in-progress to the public in a weekday evening talk at the Library, and to conduct one or two workshops for Library members. Fellowship applicants “should be working on a project which resonates with the Library’s Franco-American traditions and interests and which might benefit from an extended presence in Paris.” No deadlines and no specific time periods for the fellowship, except that they may not take place in July or August. One or two grants awarded per year.  Apply four to six months (or more) before the intended period in Paris. (literary, media, or performing arts)

ARNA

ARNA Fågelriket, c/o Byahuset Lidvägen 5, 24164 Harlösa, Sweden.  Located in a small village of 850 inhabitants, home to the Avian Kingdom, a bird sanctuary, in the southernmost part of Sweden.  One-month residencies for 3 artists at a time.  Artists from all over the world invited to apply.  All artistic disciplines plus environmental scientists.

ArtPace

ArtPace, 445 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4900. 3 studios; artists responsible for own food but provided with a living stipend; average length of residency is 2 months (visual and performing arts)

Arts Center

The Arts Center, PO Box 363, 115 Second St. SW, Jamestown, ND 58402-0363 (701) 251-2496. 2 weeks to 3 months. Studio space, living quarters, stipend plus mileage. Artists teach in the Arts After School program for grades 4-6 M-F afternoons. (visual and performing arts)

Arts Center of Yates County

Arts Center of Yates County, 127 Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527. (315) 536-8226.  Offers residencies of 10 days at Sunny Point, a retreat cottage and studio barn on the east side of Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes in New York State.  No fees, but artists must provide their own food and donate a work at the end of the residency. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Artsmith

Artsmith, PO Box 334, Eastsound, WA 98245. Week-long residencies offered at the Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast, with studio space provided at theArtsmith center. Located on Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington. (visual, literary, performing arts)

AS220

AS220, 115 Empire St., Providence, RI 02903 (401) 831-9327. Residencies of 2 weeks to one month by invitation only. Interested artists must apply through a staff member. AS220 is a 22,000 sq. ft. blg. that includes a cafe and performance space, computer lab, darkroom, screenprinting studio, video editing suite, 10 working studios, 4 galleries, 12 living/working studios. (performing, visual, literary arts)

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 (800) 393-6975 or (904) 427-6975. Work with rotating Master Artists in residence, 3 weeks, fees charged; each Master Artist selects 8 participants in their artistic discipline. (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)

Azule

Azule, PO Box 163, Hot Springs, NC 28743. (828) 622-3533.  Located in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina, 7 miles from Hot Springs and 50 miles from Asheville.  Can accommodate 3 artists at a time.  Fees charged by the week or the month. In addition to the types of artists usually supported in residency programs, Azule is open to architects, environmentalists, academics, educators, social workers or researchers. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park, AIR Program, PO Box 6, Interior, SD 57750 (605) 433-5361. Prairie grasslands support bison and pronghorn antelope; park also contains fossils 26 to 37 million years old. Residencies of 4-6 weeks at park headquarters. Bicycle provided. Artists make 2 presentations at a local school and contribute one work of art. Open in the Fall and Spring. Stipend provided. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers. (visual, performing, media, and literary arts)

Banff Centre

The Banff Centre for the Arts, Box 1020, Station 28, 1077 Tunnel Mountain Dr., Alberta, Banff, T0L 0C0 Canada. (403) 762-6100. Office of the Registrar. Residencies from 1 week to 1 year, fees for accommodations, studios, and meals. Open to experienced professionals who are beyond basic training; located on a mountainside pine grove in a National Park. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Basically Modern Arts Sanctuary

Basically Modern Arts Sanctuary, 468 Lobdell Mill Rd., Westerloo, NY 12193 (518) 797-3728. Residency on the northern edge of the Catskill Mountains in a house surrounded by wilderness and a river, the Basic Creek. Accomodates one artist at a time (or one partnered couple) for residencies of 2 to 10 days from May to October. Open to composers, visual artists, writers, and others from the US and abroad. Artist gets bedroom, private office, all meals. Access to Steinway grand piano, wireless internet connection. No fees. Sponsored by the Basso Moderno Duo. (visual, literary, performing arts)

BAU Institute

BAU Institute, 133 Wooster St, Suite 7F, New York, NY 10012. No phone listed. Offers two residency programs, in Provence, France, and Puglia, Italy. Fees charged for the Italy residency, but not for the one in France. Transportation and meals are the responsibility of the artist (visual, literary, performing and media arts).

BCSC AiR

BCSC Artist in Residency Program, Bogong Centre for Sound Culture, PO Box 456, Mount Beauty, Victoria 3699, Australia. Tel: 61(0)424-095-554.  Nestled in the foothills of the Alpine National Park  and overlooking the beautiful Lake Guy, Bogong Village was established in the late 1930s to service the first hydroelectric scheme in mainland Australia. More recently it has become a popular site for alpine sports, recreation and ecotourism.  Accommodates 1 to 4 artists at a time for residencies from 2 weeks to 4 weeks. Artists housed in the Workers Cottage or the Annex.  The Workers Cottage is a three bedroom self-contained cottage that has been refurbished with modern kitchen and laundry facilities. Linen and towels are supplied. Each artist will have their own room; common areas are shared.  The Annex, adjacent to the BCSC, is a comfortable, well-lit room with ensuite. Furnishing consists of a double bed, desk and lamps. The laundry and kitchen are located in BCSC. Linen and towels are supplied. The Annex is suitable for a single artist.  Community interaction is desirable but not required of residents.  Modest fee charged.  Supports artists working in the fields of Sound Art, Music Composition, Creative Writing, Media Art, New Media, Photography, Art Research, Curators, Art Administrators, Land Art, Environmental Art. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Bellagio

Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10018-2702. Located on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. No fees, but artists responsible for own travel costs. 4 week residencies, spouses may accompany artists. (visual, literary, and performing arts as well as scholars and policy makers)

Berliner Kunstlerprogramm

Berliner Kunstlerprogramm/Artists-in-Berlin Program, Markgrafenstraße 37, D-10117 Berlin, Germany. Tel: +49 30 20 22 08-20.  15 to 20 internationally-known and emerging writers, painters, sculptors, filmmakers and composers. Visual artists must be invited to apply by a panel; artists of all other disciplines may apply directly.  Fellows are welcome to bring their families. Residencies last one year, no fees, grants cover room, board, travel, and living expenses, including health insurance and German language courses if desired, for resident, spouse, and children. (visual, performing, literary, and media arts)

BetterArt

BetterArt Artists’ Residency, c/o Better Farm, 31060 Cottage Hill Rd., Redwood, NY 13679 (315) 482-2536. Up to 7 artists at a time of all disciplines. Located 10 miles from Alexandria Bay and the Thousand Islands, on 65 acres. There are two lakes in walking distance, an on-side pond, and gardens. Offers private or shared accommodations, shared bathrooms and kitchens. Facilities include shop space, open-air sheds for pottery and painting, multi-media room and practice space for musicians. Modest boarding fee charged; covers dinners, wireless Internet, parking, and field trips. (visual, performing, literary, media arts)

Blue Mountain Center

Blue Mountain Center, P.O. Box 109, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812 (518) 352-7391. No fees; 1-month residencies between June 15 and October 15 for 15 artists at a time. “Particularly interested in fine work which evinces social and ecological concern.” Located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Blue Sky Project

Blue Sky Project, Summer Residency, PO Box 10506, Dayton, OH 45402 (937) 732-5123. Artists work collaboratively with Dayton-area teens (aged 14-19) for 8 weeks each summer. Housing, stipend, and project budget provided; use of art and computer facilities. Projects should “use the contemporary art-making process to develop self-awareness, leadership, critical thinking and creative problem solving skills in youth” while giving resident artists a forum “to extend their own exploration and studio practice in a unique collaborative setting with young people.” Projects culminate in final public exhibition or performance. Projects can include visual arts, sound installations, folklore, photography, land art, video, more. (visual, performing and media arts)

Bogliasco Foundation

The Bogliasco Foundation, 1 East 53rd St., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022 (212) 486-0874. Italian office: Fondazione Bogliasco, Via Aurelia 4, 16031 Bogliasco, Genova, Italy. Tel. +39-010-347-0049. Located in a fishing village near Genoa. Month-long residencies for groups of 8 to 10 at a time during the Fall and Spring. Awards approximately 50 fellowships per year. Open to artists of all nationalities, ages, races, religions and genders who can demonstrate significant achievement in any arts and humanities discipline. May bring a spouse or partner (for daily fee). Fellowships include room and board and private studios; does not include transportation, materials. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Bordenueve Retreat

Bordenueve Retreat, Bordeneuve 09160 Betchat France Tel.: +33(0)561964022.  Located in the secluded foothills of the south of France, an hour from Toulouse.  Open to visual artists, musicians, and writers for residencies of 2 weeks to 2 months.  Can accommodate only one artist (or one couple) at a time.  Fees charged; additional charges if meals are included. (visual, performing, and literary arts)

Bronx Council on the Arts

Bronx Council on the Arts, 1738 Hone Ave., Bronx, NY 10461. Offers grants, performances, exhibits, and residencies. Open to artists living in the Bronx only. The Van Lier Literary Program offers 3 9-month residencies plus fellowship to NY poets and fiction writers under 30. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, 66 Brush Creek Ranch Rd., Saratoga, WY 82331 (307) 327-5284. Located on a 13,000 acre guest and working cattle ranch at the base of Medicine Bow National Forest. Accommodates 8 artists at a time for 2 to 4 weeks (4 visual artists, 2 writers and 2 composers) in historic, restored ranch buildings. All meals included; ADA accessible; no fees or stipends. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Buffalo National River

Buffalo National River, AIR Program, PO Box 1173, Harrison, AR 72601 (870) 741-5443. 4 residencies per year of up to 3 weeks during March, July, and October in the Arkansas Ozarks. The National Park encompasses 135 miles of river and three designated wilderness areas. Towering, multi-colored bluffs, pastoral fields, prehistoric and historic cultural sites. Artist asked to contribute a piece of work and/or offer a public program. Accommodations in park housing with electricity and running water; housing may be shared. Open to professional visual and performing artists, writers, video/filmmakers, and composers (visual, performing, literary, media arts)

Bundanon Trust

Bundanon Trust, PO Box 3343, North Nowra 2541, New South Wales, Australia. Tel.: 02 4422 2113.  Open to professional artists and groups, from all disciplines. The program supports artists’ new work, research and collaborations. Australian and international artists are hosted in purpose-built studios located at the Bundanon properties on the Shoalhaven River in NSW.  Offers accommodation and studio space for up to five weeks.  Fees charged; some subsidies available.  Artists responsible for travel and food costs.  Up to 90 artists per year are in residence. (visual, performing, media, literary arts)

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, The Woodstock Byrdcliff Guild, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498 (845) 679-2079. Located in the Catskill Mountains. Offers writers, visual artists and composers one-month residencies from June through September and ceramics residencies for one to five months from May through October. Each four-week session is limited to ten artists. Fees charged; fellowships and scholarships available for painters and playwrights. Residents accomodated at The Villeta inn, a spacious, turn-of-the-century mountain lodge with communal dining and living rooms, and private bedrooms. Private art studios in separate buildings. Residents responsible for own meals, and share a community kitchen. (visual, literary, performing arts)

C-Scape Dune Shack

C-Scape Dune Shack, Provincetown Community Compact, Inc., PO Box 819, Provincetown, MA 02657 (508) 487-3684. AIR Program for Art and Healing. Residencies of 1 week to 3 months, year round on Cape Cod National Seashore. Fees charged, although “no artist will be turned away due to inability to pay.” The shack, an historic structure built in the 1940s, overlooks the ocean. No running water or electricity; outdoor chemical toilet, propane stove and refrigerator. Access by foot or 4-wheel drive vehicle only. Limited interaction with park visitors expected during weekly ranger-led tours. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers; preference for landscape painters. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Camargo Foundation

The Camargo Foundation, 1 Avenue Jermini, 13260 Cassis, France. Tel: 011-33-4-4201-1157. A residential center in Cassis, France for writers, composers, visual artists, and scholars pursuing studies in the humanities and social sciences related to French and Francophone cultures. Most residencies last an academic semester; 3 artists in residence at a time; stipend provided. The application deadline is mid-January for either semester of the following academic year. (visual, literary, performing arts; scholars)

Cannonball

Cannonball, Visiting Residency Program, 1035 N. Miami Ave., Suite 300, Miami, FL 33136. Tel: (786) 347-2360. Located in a former warehouse in downtown Miami. Residencies of 1 to 3 months. Artists pay monthly fee, which includes live/work studio, parking space, shared kitchen, laundry, lounge areas. Favors cross-disciplinary arts and collaboration. 15 artists live in the space long-term; one space is reserved for visiting and international artists. (literary, visual, performing, and media arts)

Cat’Art

Cat’Art, Centre d’Art Contemporain, (Contemporary Art Center), 11230 Sainte Colombe sur L’Hers, France. Tel: 011-33-04-68-693501. Located in a serene village in the south of France. Open to both professional and beginning artists. Access to kilns and other professional equipment. Accommodation and studios for up to 14 artists at a time. Fees charged by week or by month; residencies of up to 6 months. (visual, literary, and performing arts)

Catskill Center

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Department of Education, PO Box 504, 43355 Route 28, Arkville, NY 12406 (845) 586-2611. Artist-in-Residence program offers one-week residencies each summer in the Catskill Mountains open to all creative types “who have an affinty for the natural world.” Artists live and work in the Platte Clove cabin on 208 acres of wilderness. The cabin has electricity, wood stove, telephone, but no running water. Residents must provide their own linens and food. No fees charged. (literary, visual, performing, and media arts)

Centraltrak

Centraltrak, 800 Exposition Ave., Dallas, TX 75226 (214) 824-9302. Residencies of one month to one year on the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas. Four residents at a time get a live/work loft of 1,600 square feet, a stipend, travel expenses, and access to all university facilities. Residents may also exhibit or curate an exhibition in the gallery, or give a public talk or workshop. Open to national and international artists working in painting, new media, sculpture, architecture, creative writing, sound art, theory and criticism, dance, music, photography, urbanism, and curatorial enterprises. Located in the Deep Ellum neighborhood near downtown Dallas. (visual, literary, performing, media arts, plus architects, curators, and scholars)

Centrum Foundation

Centrum Foundation, Fort Worden State Park, PO Box 1158, Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 385-3102. Cottages in a restored Victorian-era military fort on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Residencies of 1 week to 2 months; 15-20 artists per year; some stipends. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Cerdeira Village

Cerdeira Village Art & Craft, Lugar da Cerdeira, 3200-509 Lousã Portugal.  Tel: 00351911577089.  Located on the famous Lousã mountains, 40 km from the city of Coimbra. All the houses in the rural village are made of Schist stone, built in the traditional style. Accommodates 5 to 10 artists at a time; artists may bring spouses, partners, or children. Houses are prepared with a modern kitchen and a dining area. Accommodations include private bathrooms with shower and hot water, electric heating, and traditional wood burning stoves.  No mobile phone or wifi service.  Selection of artists by committee.  Fees charged.  (visual, literary, media, and performing arts)

CESTA

CESTA (Cultural Exchange Station in Tabor), Novakova 387, 390 01 Tabor, Czech Republic. Tel: 420-381-258004 or 420-733-572-179. Nonprofit center that fosters understanding and tolerance through the arts. Open to performing and visual artists, scholars, and scientists. Some interaction with the local community is expected. Modest accommodation in a century-old mill surrounded by parkland. Participants share communal meals and housework. Minimum residency period of one week. Residencies from September through September. Fees charged for accommodation and food. (visual, performing arts)

Chalk Hill Artist Residency

Chalk Hill Artist Residency, 13427 Chalk Hill Rd., Healdsburg, CA 95448. Tel: (415) 397-4200. Located in a 1920s farmhouse on the Warnecke Ranch. Residencies of 2 to 10 weeks. Fees charged. 3 sponsorships per year based on merit and need. Encourages applications from collaborative teams, and from artists living with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. Artists must provide their own transportation, food, and materials. Studios in repurposed rustic barns. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

chaNorth

chaNorth, 2600 Route 199, Pine Plains, NY. Administered by chashama, 201 E. 42nd St. 32nd floor, New York, NY 10017. (212) 391-8151. Located on 5 acres of land that was previously Spruce Farm, surrounded by woods, and near Stissing Mountain and Stissing Lake. Residencies for 7 artists at a time. Artists housed in the Spruce House and the Birch Apartments. Also provides laundry facilities, wireless internet, house computer, bicycles. A partnership with a local organic farm allows the program to provide fresh local produce on a weekly basis; artists share cooking responsibilities. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Charlotte Hollow Foundation for the Arts

Charlotte Hollow Foundation for the Arts, 6993 Wesleyan Church Rd., Pataskala, OH 43602 (614) 927-3566. Open April 1 through Nov. 1. (performing, visual, literary arts)

CiteCulture

CiteCulture, Cite International Universitaire de Paris, 17, Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France. 00-33-(0)1-43-13-65-42. International residence for students, researchers and artists of more than 120 nationalities. Amenities include library, cultural program, sports activities, restaurants, and French language learning area. Lodging in 40 houses distributed in a wooded park in Paris. Open to musicians, composers, visual artists and architects who are under 35. Competitive application process, fees charged, some financial assistance available. Residencies of 3 to 12 months. (visual, performing arts)

Cittadellarte

UNIDEE, Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Via Serralunga 27, 13900 Biella – Italy. Tel: 39-015-0991462. Offers 20 residencies per year from June to October. 4-month AIR Program includes room and board, visiting lecturers, studio space. Fees charged; some grants available. Interested in how the arts integrate with economics, politics, education, and religion. Supports artists working in the fields of music, visual arts, theater, literature, dance, photography, architecture, and design. (visual, performing, literary arts)

Civitella Ranieri Center

Civitella Ranieri Center, 28 Hubert St., New York, NY 10013 Tel: (212) 226-2002; or Umbertide, 06019 PG Italia. Located in a 15th c. castle in rural Umbria.  Residencies of 6 weeks for 12-14 artists at a time.  Rotating group of nominators submits names of candidates who are invited to apply; no unsolicited applications. An international jury of peers makes the final selection of Fellows. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Collingwood Arts Center

Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43620 (419) 244-ARTS. Located in the historic Old West End of Toledo, in a former convent in the Flemish Gothic style, the Arts Center offers an Artist-in-Residence program, as well as a 608-seat public theater, and art classes for adults and children. Resident artists pay low-cost rent and get marketing support, and opportunities to perform and exhibit. Residents asked to volunteer several hours a month (housekeeping, ushering events, or other tasks) and leases are for 6 months minimum. Facilities include 25 visual arts studios, 9 music studios, one dance studio and over 50 dorm-like residential spaces of varying sizes with shared bathrooms and kitchens. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Contemporary Artists Center

Contemporary Artists Center, The Historic Beaver Mill, 189 Beaver St., North Adams, MA 01247 (413) 663-9555. In the Berkshires of western MA, 3 hours from NYC, on a 27-acre wooded site adjoining Natural Bridge State Park. Residencies of 1 week to 2 months; fees charged. Facilities include wood shop, darkroom, printmaking facilties, industrial tools, airbrush equipment. (visual, performing, conceptual and interdisciplinary arts)

Contemporary Arts Center Woodside

Contemporary Arts Center, Woodside, 71 Mill St., Troy, NY 12180 (518) 320-0628. Residencies of up to 6 months for national and international artists. Housed in two neo-gothic church buildings in upstate New York on the campus of Woodside Church National Register Site. Each artist has his or her own studio in communal space to work in through the duration of their residency. Living area includes full kitchen. Exhibition opportunities, weekly critiques. (visual, performing arts)

Copland House

Copland House, PO Box 2177, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 (914) 788-4659. Open to emerging or mid-career composers. One composer at a time (6-8 per year) resides in Aaron Copland’s restored NY home for 1-2 months. Meals, housekeeping, local transportation, and other needs provided for. (performing arts)

Cove Park

Cove Park, 2 Norfolk Rd., London NW8 6AX, England. Tel: 44-171-722-1572. Residencies on the west coast of Scotland of 2 weeks to 2 months for up to 7 artists at a time. (visual, performing, literary arts).

Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology

Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology, PO Box 929, Bellaire, MI 49615. Tel.: (231) 622-5252. Hill house is a two-story log cabin that is not ADA compliant, that can accommodate 2 to 4 artists at a time. Alternatively, an artist can request to bring up to 3 children and/or caregivers. No fees; residents provided with accommodation, studio space and food. Residencies of 2 to 4 weeks. (visual, literary, performing and media arts)

Culturia

Culturia, Anton-Saefkow-Platz 13/801,10369 Berlin, Germany Tel: 49-0-30-246-39-665. Located in the borough of Friedrichshain, situated in the north side of the river Spree, and formerly known as East Berlin.  Residencies of 3 to 6 months for approximately 4 artists at a time. Gallery space for exhibits and events, networking program helps participants enter the cultural and social scenes of the city. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, AIR Program, 3675 Oak Hill Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264 (330) 657-2796 or (800) 642-3297. 2 residencies per year of 6-8 weeks in Spring and Summer. Run by the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center and National Park Service. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Cykaida Arts Center

Cykaida Arts Center, 417 West 5th Street, Suite 225, Hastings, NE 68901. (402) 461-1009. Year round residency program located in a former middle school for US and International artists in the mediums of letterpress, bookbinding, printmaking, installation, textile and performance art. Writers also welcome.  4 to 8 residents at a time for 4 to 12 week periods. Fees charged. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Djerassi Artists Program

Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 2325 Bear Gulch Rd., Woodside, CA 94062-4405 (650) 747-1250. Residencies of 4 to 5 weeks between late March and mid-November.; 60 artists per year; no fees. Open to choreographers, writers, composers, sculptors, installation artists, photographers, film/video artists, performance artists, sound & radio artists. Emerging and established artists welcome. Located in the Santa Cruz Mtns. overlooking the Pacific Ocean. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, PO Box 6, Temecula, CA 92593 (909) 302-3837. 2 residents at a time for up to 12 weeks; artists live in a private cottage complete with workspace and kitchen. One cottage includes a Brambach piano.  Located on nature preserve overlooking Temecula Wine Country, approximately 60 miles north of San Diego.  Fees charged per week; applications reviewed on a monthly basis.  (composers, painters, sculptors, writers)

Dorset Colony House

Dorset Colony House, PO Box 519, Dorset, VT 05251 (802) 867-2223. Up to 8 writers at a time; residencies from 1 week to several months; fees charged; writers cook own meals and provide own food. Near the Green Mountains in Southern Vermont. (literary, performing, visual arts)

East Coast Artist in Residence

East Coast Artist in Residence, B-3070, Lorong Galing 32, Jalan Haji Ahmad, 25300 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. Tel: +6-016-923 6518.  Accommodates 1 to 3 artists at a time for 1 to 12 months.  Located in a small coastal town, surrounded by rain forest.  Artists can opt to exhibit work in Kuala Lumpur or Kuantan, or to conduct public lectures or talks at the end of their stay.  Private bedrooms, private studio space, wifi, shared bath and kitchen, bicycles provided for local transportation.  Monthly fees charged.  (visual, performing, literary arts)

Eastern Frontier Society

Eastern Frontier Society, 342 Pine Brook Rd., Bedford, NY 10506. Summer residency with 2 sessions on Norton Island for writers, painters, and composers. Located 50 miles up the coast from Bar Harbor on the western side of Mossebec Reach. Individual log cabins on 150 acres surrounded by 4 miles of coastline. Daily trips to the mainland available. No fees (literary, visual, performing arts)

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre

Ewart Duggan Residency Program, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, 401 First St. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2, Canada. Tel: (403) 502-8580. The Duggan House is the oldest brick residence in Alberta. Overlooking the Saskatchewan River, in close proximity to the historic downtown. Houses two artists at a time. Open to Canadian and international cultural professionals, established and emerging. Residents must publicly engage with the community in some manner. Weekly fee includes housing, utilities, internet; artists are responsible for their own travel, food, materials. (visual, performing, literary, media arts)

Europos Parkas

Europos Parkas, Joneikiskiu k., 15148 Vilnius r., Lithuania. Tel.: (370 5) 2377-077 or 2377-070. 4 week residencies offered 6 times a year. Accommodations, meals, tours through the country, studio visits to Lithuanian artists, exhibition. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Exploratorium

Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St., San Francisco, CA 94123 (415) 563-7337. Work space inside interactive science museum in Marina District, near the Presidio and the Golden Gate Bridge, accomodations in the city by arrangement; per diem and travel costs; 4-6 artists per year awarded residencies of 1-6 months (music, dance, performance)

Farringford Estate

Farringford Estate, Bedbury Lane, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, PO40 9PE, United Kingdom. Tel: 44(0)1983-752-500. Modernised self-catering cottages on the grounds of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s family home. Caters to vacationers with a restaurant, golf course, swimming pool. Fees charged. No application process; open to all.

Glasshouse Project

Glasshouse Project, 246 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211. No phone listed. Located in South Williamsburg neighborhood. One to two week residencies in performance art for one artist at a time. No fees; artists (and curators) must pay their own travel and food. Accommodation, studio/performance space, and basic audio and video equipment are available. Especially interested in hosting international artists. (media and performing arts)

Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812 (301) 492-6229. Not technically a residency program, since no housing is provided, although considered by the National Park Service as part of their programs for working artists. Rent-free studios on the grounds of a former amusement park (artists must pay utilities fee); artists must provide classes, studio tours, demonstrations for field trips and festivals. Funky atmosphere; lots of public interaction. 9 residencies of 3 years each and 3 of 1 year each. Open to individuals or groups of 2D and 3D visual artists, photographers, craftspeople, performers, and musicians. (visual and performing arts)

Green Hill Artist Retreat

Green Hill Artist Retreat, 2794 Green Hill Road, Pawlet, VT 05761 (802) 325-2603. Located on 10 acres in SW Vermont, between the Green Mountains and upper Taconics. Up to 3 artists working individually or 5 artists working collaboratively at a time, for residencies as short as a weekend or as long as 2 weeks. Fees charged; includes food. Work spaces include dance studio with wood floor, printmaking studio with Charles Brand etching press, music studio with baby grand piano. (Literary, visual, performing arts)

Green Olive Arts

Green Olive Arts, B.P. 10001 Sidi Al Mandri, Tetouan, Tetouan 93000, Morocco.  Tel: (212) 674.35.89.42. Not strictly a colony, as they provide studios but not accommodations, although Green Olive helps match artists with housing options in walking distance.  Founded by two American artists; open to US and international artists. Located in the north of Morocco, on the North-Western tip of Africa, nestled up against the Mediterranean Sea in a valley where two mountain ranges meet. The old city of Tetouan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Residencies of 1 week to 4 months; fees charged by the week.  No meals included.  Studios on second floor are not ADA accessible, and the city is hilly; not recommended for artists with mobility issues.  (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)

Guest House at New Light Studios

The Guest House at New Light Studios, 1610 Town Hall Rd., Beloit, WI 53511 (608) 362-8055. Two-bedroom cottage on a Wisconsin “farmette.” Swimming pool, ping-pong, basketball, hiking, cross-country skiing, canoeing nearby; booked on a first-come, first served basis; guests supply own food; fees charged. (visual, literary, performing arts, and “anyone seeking solitude in a peaceful, rural setting”)

Gulkistan Residency

Gulkistan Residency for Creative People, Eyvindartungu, 801 Selfoss, Iceland Tel.:(354) 892-4410 and 699-0700. Accommodations in a renovated farmhouse or apartments in the village of Lagarvatn. Fees charged by the month. Spouses and children welcome. Open to artists of all disciplines, plus scholars. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Halka Art Project

Halka Art Project, Moda Caferaga Mahallesi, Dr. Esat Isik Caddesi, Rusen Aga Sokak No:8, 34717 Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey.  Tel: 011-90-216-450-0075 or  011-90-535-781-2591.  Located in the Moda neighborhood on the Asian side of Istanbul.  Residencies of 2 weeks to 3 months.  Guest artists can participate in exhibitions, open talks, workshops, studio activities and presentations. (visual, performing, media arts)

Hambidge Center

Hambidge, PO Box 339, Rabun Gap, GA 30568 (706) 746-5718. 600 acres of unspoiled, wooded land in a mountain valley with several creeks and waterfalls in NE Georgia in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 8 cottage/studios; dinners provided on week days, artists purchase own food and prepare all other meals; residencies of 2weeks average (although up to 2 mos. allowed); fees charged, limited scholarships available. (visual, performing, and literary arts)

Harvestworks

Harvestworks, AIR Program, 596 Broadway, #602, New York, NY 10012 (212) 431-1130. Fees charged; 20-60 hours of studio time with access to 3 professional production studios, full-time engineer, tape and other materials. Residencies run Jan. 1 through Sept. 31. Open to artists who use sound, picture, or technology as a creative medium. (media, performing arts)

Haven

The Haven, AIR Program, 240 Davis Road, Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X1 Canada.  Tel: (250) 247-9211 or (877) 247-9238.  Located in a centre for personal development on one of the southern gulf islands of British Columbia, 20 minutes by float plane (or 2 hours by ferry) from Vancouver.  Residencies for one to two artists at a time, includes dinner but not other meals. (visual, performing, media, literary arts)

Headlands Center for the Arts

Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Ft. Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965 (415) 331-2787. 4-week to 11-month residency in painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, conceptual, video/film, writers and performance for artists from CA, OH, and NC only; located in the Marin Headlands just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; 30 residents per year February through November. Artists must participate in public Open House. (visual, media, literary, and performing arts)

Helsinki International AIR Programme

Helsinki International Artist-in-Residence Programme (HIAP), Cabelfactory, Tallberginkatu 1 C/97, 00180 Helsinki, Finland. Tel: 011-358-9-685-6730.  Studio and housing in a converted factory on the western waterfront and on the island of Suomenlinna, both in Helskinki.  Residencies of 1-3 months for professional artists in visual arts, theater, dance, literature, and media arts.  No fees charged; artists must cover travel, food, materials.  (visual, media, literary, and performing arts)

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Herbert Hoover National Historical Site, AIR Program, PO Box 607, West Branch, IA 52358 (319) 643-2541. Park on 186 acres includes the birthplace of Pres. Hoover. Studios in the historic structure or adjacent facility on site. Park housing or stipend for rental nearby. Artist asked to contribute a piece of work created during stay and provide interpretive or public program. 2 artists per year; residencies of 2-3 weeks from May to October; Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers, craft artists. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Hermitage Artists Retreat

The Hermitage Artists Retreat, 6650 Manasota Key Rd., Englewood, FL 34223 (941) 475-2098. Located on a restored 8-acre 1907 homestead directly between the Gulf of Mexico and Englewood Bay featuring a seemingly endless beach for walking. Open by invitation only, to mid-career and later artists and scholars who are supporting themselves through their art. Housing and meals provided; artists requested to give 2 services to the community (class, workshop, lecture, open studio, performance, reading, etc.). (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Hiawatha National Forest

Hiawatha National Forest, Artist*Forest*Community Program, 400 E. Munising Ave., Munising, MI 49862 (906) 387-2512 ext 25. Two week residencies. The National Forest has rugged cliffs, expansive beaches, inland lakes, and a vast wilderness area. Each artist must give a public presentation/workshop. Artists housed in cabins, cottages, or camps, some primitive. 1 artist hosted per quarter. Open to Michigan residents only. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Hopscotch House

Hopscotch House/Kentucky Foundation for Women, 8221 Wolf Pen Branch Rd., Prospect, KY 40059 (502) 228-4875. Open only to KY women artists whose art focuses on positive social change. Located on a 10-acre farmstead 13 miles east of Louisville. (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)

Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park Artist in Residence Program, Attn: Volunteer Coordinator, 101 Reserve St., Hot Springs, AR 71901 (501) 620-6707. Residencies of 2-4 weeks each for 2-D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, craft artists, video/filmmakers, performers, writers, poets, and composers. (visual, performing, literary, and media arts)

I-Park

I-Park, PO Box 124, E. Haddam, CT 06423. (860) 873-2468 or (877) 276-1306. Five residents at a time, for 4-5 weeks’ length in a rural 450 acre natural park setting. No fees. Accommodations and studio space. Favors figurative over conceptual in the visual arts; tonal/melodic over minimalist in music composition. Some digital equipment and kiln available. Some site installations permitted. (visual, literary, performing arts and architecture, landscape and garden design)

Independent Museum of Contemporary Arts

IMOCA, Artist in Residency Programmes, Steambox Gallery, School Street, Dublin 8, Ireland. Tel: +353-87-460-3623. 3 month residencies in Dublin, through Steambox Galleries and Studios, and Nivel Arts, in Valencia, Spain. Artists selected will complete a project that will culminate in a public presentation. Includes fully-stocked living space, studio in walking distance, and access to tools, equipment, and materials. Monthly fees charged. (Visual, literary, performing, media arts, plus curators)

Island Hill House

Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology, PO Box 929, Bellaire, MI 49615 (231) 480-4515. Offers year-round residencies of 2 to 4 weeks. Residents share a two-bedroom log cabin in East Jordan, a small town in NW lower Michigan, near the Mackinaw State Forest. Can accommodate artist parents and their children, collaborating artists, and artist couples. Opportunities for community exchange through performance, readings and workshops (by request). Emerging musicians are offered a small stipend to aid in professional development. Food provided, but residents do their own cooking. (performing, visual, literary arts)

Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park, Artist-in-Residence Program, 800 E. Lakeshore Dr., Houghton, MI 49931 (906) 487-7152. Operates mid-June to mid-Sept. 5 residencies of 2-3 weeks. Island wilderness in Lake Superior; artists housed in shared rustic cabin (pit toilet, no electricity or running water). Artists must purchase food for entire stay in advance; canoe provided for transportation; ability to reside in a wilderness environment and to relate and interpret the park through art work are criteria for selection. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers. (visual, literary, and performing arts)

Julia and David White Artists Colony

The Julia and David White Artists’ Colony, Apdo, 102-6100, Cuidad Colon, Costa Rica. Tel: 011-506-249-1414. Year-round fellowships of one month or more to writers, visual artists, and composers from around the world. Private studios provided. Fees charged; artists must also pay for their own supplies, meals, and transportation. (visual, literary, performing arts)

K2 Family Foundation

K2 Family Foundation, PO Box 285, Port Clyde, ME  04855. Two residency opportunities: at the Marsh-Billing-Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock, VT, and the Georges River Land Trust in Rockland, ME.  Open to established artists whose work demonstrates an engagement with environmental issues. (visual, performing, literary arts)

Kalani Honua Eco-Resort

Kalani Honua Eco-Resort, Institute for Culture and Awareness, RR #2, Box 4500, Pahoa, HI 96778 (800) 800-6886 or (808) 965-7828. 113 acres of secluded forest and coastline on the big island of Hawaii, 45 minutes from Hilo, 1 hour from Volcanoes National Park. 2-8 week residencies; year-round; fees charged. Also hosts workshops, conferences, annual hula festival.  Open to visual, media, folk, literary, performing arts, architects, graphic designers, landscape designers, art conservators, art educators, computer scientists, critics, environmentalists/naturalists, general scholars, historians, linguists, mathematicians, scientists, collaborative teams.  (visual, literary, performing arts)

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 Third Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410 (402) 874-9600. Center located in the historic Missouri River town of Nebraska City. Residencies of 2, 4, 6, or 8 weeks offered for writers, visual artists and composers (approx. 60 residencies awarded annually). Free housing and studio space, internet access and weekly stipend for food (visual, performing, literary arts)

Konstespidemin

Konstespidemin in Gothenburg, Haraldsgaten, 41314 Gotenburg, Sweden. Tel.: 011-46-31-828558. Can accommodate up to 5 artists at a time for periods of 1-6 months in guest studios.  Cultural center holds over 100 studios, galleries. Fees charged. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Kultur Kontakt Austria

KulturKontakt Austria, Universitätsstraße 5, 1010 Wien/Vienna, ZVR 617 182 667, Austria.  Tel.: +43 1 5238765-0.  50 residencies annually in the fields of fine arts, artistic photography, design, video and media art, composition, literature and literary translation, contemporary dance and choreography.  Residencies vary in length from one to three months, depending on the art field.  Living accommodations either in an annex of Schloss Laudon, a baroque palace surrounded by a park in Vienna’s 14th district, or in more central apartments located in Vienna’s 3rd and 9th districts. Two communal studios also available.  Monthly stipend, funds for materials, prepaid mobile phones, internet access, and an end-of-stay exhibit are offered.  Also arranged: visits to galleries, ateliers, museums, contacts with publishers, tickets to book fairs, art fairs, performances, dance festivals, as appropriate; and artists can opt into a visiting artists-in-the-schools program. (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)

Kunstlerhaus Schoppingen

Kunstlerhaus Schoppingen, Feuerstiege 6, D-48620, Schoppingen, Germany.  Tel.: +49-2555-93810.  Residencies of up to 4 months for 14 artists at a time in the Western Muensterland region.  Housing in two renovated farmhouses from the early 19th c.  Stipend included.  (visual, performing, media, literary arts)

Kyoto Art Center

Kyoto Art Center, Muromachi Takoyakushi, 604-8156 Nakagyo-lu, Kyoto, Japan. Tel: 81-75-213-1000. Residencies of up to 3 months for up to 12 artists at a time. Accommodations provided; artist must pay travel and living expenses. (visual, performing arts).

La Belle Auriole

La Belle Auriole, F-66600 Opoule, France. Tel.: 011-33-4-68-29192.  Located in a restored 17th c. farmhouse in the Roussillon area.  Fees charged.  Open to all artistic disciplines; artists invited to bring their families.  (visual, literary, media, performing arts)

La Napoule Arts Foundation

La Napoule Arts Foundation, 21 W. 68th St., Suite 1F, New York, NY 10023 (212) 496-1039. Residency in France. Alternate address: Avenue Henry Clews, 06210 Mandelieu-la Napoule, France. Tel: 011-33-4-93499505. (visual, literary, and performing arts; art historians)

Laughing Waters

Laughing Waters Artist-in-Residence Program, Nillumbik Shire Council, PO Box 476, Greensborough 3088 VIC, Australia. Tel.: 61-3-9433-3126. Located on protected bushland approximately 30 km. east of Melbourne. Residencies of 1 to 4 months from April to November, for artist working in any medium. Live/work space in two buildings (Birrarung, a heritage mudbrick house, or River Bend, with spectacular views of the Yarra River) for 2 to 4 artists at a time. Artists are required to devise and deliver a community project with support from Council Officers. No stipend is available, but a fee will be paid by Council (as budget allows) for artists to deliver these projects. Artists must have their own transport during the residency. Overseas artists supported by reputable art organisations or institutions may apply. Travel arrangements and costs remain the responsibility of the artist. Joint and group applications will be considered. (visual, performing, literary arts)

Le Fonds Belval

Le Fonds Belval, 1, avenue du Rock’n’Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.
Tel: +352 26840-1.  Sponsors the Public Art Experience, with residencies of 3, 6, or 9 months.  Located in the south of Luxembourg near the border with France, on the site of a former steel factory and blast furnace.  Offers residencies for up to 6 artists at a time; all disciplines eligible. Stipends paid. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Lemon Tree House

Lemon Tree House Residency, Tenuta di Camporsevoli, 53040 Le Piazze, Cetona, Italy. No phone listed. Located on a private estate in the Cetona foothills of Tuscany. 20 artists at a time for 2-week periods; accommodations in 5 villas with access to main house, gardens, swimming pools, courtyards, and other common spaces. Residents can opt to participate in craft talks and one-on-one consultations, as well as local excursions. Fees charged; some financial aid available; includes all meals. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Lighthouse Works

The Lighthouse Works, P.O Box 385, Fishers Island, NY 06390. Located a small island in the Long Island Sound just off the coast of Connecticut; only accessible by ferry.  Fellowships of 6 weeks for 3 artists at a time; open year-round.  Stipend paid. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Liguria Study Center

Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, The Bogliasco Foundation, Via Aurelia 4, Bogliasco, Italy. Located on the Italian Riviera in the small town of Bogliasco, on the southeastern city limits of Genoa. Hosts 14 to 16 people at a time.  Supports creative work or scholarly research in all humanistic disciplines, including archeology, architecture and landscape architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, literature, music, philosophy, theater, and the visual arts. The Foundation awards approximately 50 one-month fellowships per year.  Room and board provided, along with a private work studio. Fellows are welcome to bring spouses and partners if they wish. (visual, literary, media, performing arts, and scholars)

MacDowell Colony

MacDowell Colony, Inc., 100 High St., Peterborough, NH 03458 (603) 924-3886. On 450 acres of woodlands and fields near Mt. Monadnock; 33 studios; residencies of no more than 8 weeks; 31 artists in residence in the summer and 22 in winter; fees are voluntary; darkrooms, 16mm editing suite, printmaking equipment available. (visual, literary, performing arts, architecture and design)

Mary Anderson Center for the Arts

Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, 101 St. Francis Dr., Mount St. Francis, IN 47146 (812) 923-8602. 1 week to 3 months; up to 6 writers and visual artists at a time; residents pay what they can afford; 400 acre wildlife refuge located 15 min. north of Louisville, KY in southern Indiana. (literary, performing, visual arts; architects, designers and scholars)

Mas Pinet

Mas Pinet, 30110 Sainte Cecile d’Andorge, France. Tel: 011-33-(0)4-66-83-19-63 or 011-333-(0)6-60-75-22-60. Open to up to 10 artists at a time, in all disciplines. Fees charged per week (which includes meals). Offers weekly workshops and seminars, as well as residencies for artists working independently. Located in a 300-year-old Provencal stone house on 24 acres adjoining the national park of the Cevennes. A river runs through the property, and there is a small lake where residents can swim in walking distance. In addition, they maintain a large organic garden, raise chickens, rabbits, a mule, dog, and three cats. Artists share Mongolian yurts and tipis. Facilties include an outside platform for dance and yoga, a recording keyboard, a high wire for circus performers, painting equipment, and a pottery studio (currently under construction). (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Mattress Factory

Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4444 (412) 231-3169. 11 studios/galleries; stipend, per diem for meals; 1 – 2 mo. residencies; exhibition (site-specific installations and performance art)

Milkwood International

Milkwood International, Plesivecka 109, Cesky Krumlov 380 01, Czech Republic. Tel.: 420-380-711241. Also: 1448 W. Winnemac, Apt 1B, Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 989-9841. Peter Grosz, Director. Located in the historic district on the Vltava River. Residencies of 2 weeks-2 months for writers, researchers. Also can find offsite studios for sculptors, painters and performance artists. Monthly fees charged; adjustable to financial need. (literary, visual, performing arts)

Millay Colony

The Millay Colony for the Arts, Steepletop, PO Box 3, 444 East Hill Rd., Austerlitz, NY 12017 (518) 392-3103. 600 acre estate; 1 month residencies; no fees; 6 artists at a time (visual, literary, and performing arts).

Nantucket Island School of Design

Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts, 23 Wauwinet Rd, Box 958, Nantucket, MA 02554 (508) 228-9248. Year-round; fees charged; Open to artists in painting, sculpture, photography, fiber art, mixed media, new media, literature, music, interdisciplinary. 8 cottages. Spouses, partners, friends and/or collaborators allowed. Facilities include ceramics studio, darkrooms, library (visual, literary, performing arts)

Nes Artist Residency

Nes Artist Residency, Fjörubraut 8, 545 Skagaströnd, Iceland. Tel: 354-452-2816. International residency program founded in 2008 in a small fishing village on the coast of northwest Iceland, about three hours from Reykjavik. Residencies typically of one month for up to 12 artists at a time; longer stays can be arranged. Shared studios in a converted fish plant; housing in apartments and row houses. Fees charged; some partial stipends available. (visual, literary, and performing arts)

New York Mills Arts Retreat

New York Mills Arts Retreat, PO Box 246, New York Mills, MN 56567 (218) 385-3339. Studio and housing; some stipends (half of all residencies granted funding); emerging artists who are writers, visual artists, composers, choreographers; artists provide own food; located along the Continental Divide in the town of New York Mills (pop. 1,200). Approximately 12 artists accepted each year for residencies of 2 or 4 weeks; one in residence at a time. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Nka Foundation

Nka Foundation, Box Up 1115, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Tel: +1(405) 819-4784. Offers Community Arts Project Residencies throughout the year in two locations: at the Sang Artws Village in Sang, Mion District, in the Northern Region, and at the Abentenim Arts Village, in Abentenim, Ejisu-Juaben District in the Ashanti Region. Artists must take part in projects that” tap local resources for sustainable human capital defvelopment through a focus on the arts.” Residency lengths vary from a few weeks to several months, depending on the project. Housing is provided; artists must pay for their own transportation. Open to individual artists and teams working in visual arts, theater, music, literary arts, film/new media, arts education, arts therapy, philosophy, cultural history, and those working at the intersection of art and architecture or engineering. (visual, literary, performing, media arts plus scholars, educators, and other professionals).

North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 (360) 856-5700×365. 4-6 weeks in April-May and September-October for 4 artists per year. Open to practicing artists with a portfolio of published, performed, or exhibited works. (visual, performing, literary arts)

North Mountain

North Mountain, PO Box 159, Gerrardstown, WV 25420. Tel: (888) 382-2928. Located on 400 mountainous acres in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle on a retired apple farm. Fees on a sliding scale; residents must provide their own travel expenses, food, and materials. 2 artists at a time for 3 weeks; 4 sessions in the Spring and Summer each year. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Obras

Obras International Centre for Art and Science, CP2 7100-300 Estremoz, Portugal. Tel: 00-351-268-959-007.  Can accommodate up to 10 artists at a time in Portugal, and two artists at a time in the auxillary center in Holland.  The main center is located in a 200-year-old hilltop farmhouse overlooking cork fields and a medieval fortress.  The auxillary center is located in a mansion in an urban region.  Open to emerging artists.  Fees charged.  (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Ocean Haven

Ocean Haven, 94770 Highway 101 North, Florence, OR 97439 (503) 547-3583. On the Oregon coast, on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, bordering the Siuslaw National Forest. A variety of accommodations at different rates; all units have breathtaking, unobstructed views of the sea and sky; most units have living rooms, equipped kitchens, modern tiled bathrooms; some have small libraries of books and magazines. First-come, first-served; pets permitted for an additional fee; retreat center, open to anyone. (all disciplines)

OMI International Arts

OMI International Arts Center, 55 Fifth Ave., 15th flr., New York, NY 10003 (212) 206-5660. Runs Ledig House studios in a converted 1830 farmhouse in NY’s Hudson River Valley, near Chatham; rooming in nearby houses; no fees; awards 12-20 three week residencies per year. (visual, performing, literary arts)

Open Wabi

Open Wabi, 68 Mount Vernon Ave., Fredericktown, OH 43019. Tel: (740) 263-7870. Located on 20 acres in a 100-year-old factory building in rural Ohio. Accommodations in a converted railroad depot; participants also have the option to camp on the property. Residencies of 2 weeks for 4 to 5 artists at a time; fees charged, shared kitchen. Artists must provide their own transportation, food, and materials. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Paducah Arts Alliance

Paducah Artist in Residence Program, Paducah Arts Alliance, 627 Madison St., Paducah, KY 42001 (270) 519-2341. Residencies from 2 weeks to 2 months in length. Located in western Kentucky at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Provides accommodations and studio space for individual artists or collaborating teams of 2 or 3. Artists must engage with the public (exhibit, workshop, lecture, or work with local artists). Monthly stipend paid. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Palazzo Rinaldi

Palazzo Rinaldi, Via Rinaldi n. 5, 85035 Neopoli (PZ), Italy. Located in a hilltop village in the Pollino National Park in the Basilicata region of southern Italy. Operates June to mid-October. Fees charged. Residencies of 2 weeks to 1 month.  Housing in an 1845 villa; includes studios and breakfasts. Two artists at a time (or more if artists are sharing bedrooms and studio space). (literary, visual, performing, and media arts)

Palette People International Art Foundation

Palette People International, Greenmeadows Vagamon, Uluppunni, Kottamala PO, Vagamon-685503 India.  Tel.: +919387221915.  Farm house and artists village on 90 acres of high elevation hill country.  Can accommodate up to 6 artists at a time in 3 shared rooms.  Open to “all creative artists, musicians, writers, photographers, theatre and film personalities” for residencies of 10 days to 3 months.  Shared studio space of 1200 sq. ft.  Services of caretaker/cook included.  Daily fees charged.  Extra fees for optional side trips.  Artists invited to exhibit work in gallery in Kochi.  (visual, performing, literary arts)

Platform China

Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, BIAP Artist Residency Program, No. 319-1, East End Art-A, Caochangdi Village, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015, China. Tel: 86-10-6432-0091 or 86-10-6432-0169. Residencies of 8 to 12 weeks in Beijing for up to 2 artists at a time. Open to visual or performing artists, critics, curators, and researchers of contemporary art. Fees charged for studios; artists responsible for all food, travel, and personal expenses. Studios are designed for one person, with kitchen, bath, studio room, internet, bicycle, and weekly cleaning provided. (visual, performing arts)

Platte Clove AIR

Platte Clove Artist-in-Residence Program, The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, PO Box 504, Route 28, Arkville, NY 12406 (845) 586-2611. Located on the 208-acre Platte Clove Preserve, considered the most rugged, remote, and romantic clove in the Catskill Mountains. Nearby are trails, a spectacular series of waterfalls, and the famous Devil’s Kitchen box canyon. Residencies of 3 days to a week between July 1 and September 30 for one artist at a time. No fees charged. Housing in a rustic cabin with electricity and a wood stove, but no running water or showers (there is an outhouse). Open to artists in all mediums. (visual, literary, and performing arts and environmental researchers)

PlatteForum

PlatteForum, 1610 Little Raven St, Suite 135, Denver, CO 80202. (303) 893-0791.  Located in downtown Denver.  Residency  of 6 to 8 weeks for one artist at a time; 5 awarded per year.  Stipend paid.  Artists must dedicate 4-6 hours each week to work with one small group of underserved youth, K-12, in intensive workshops (Learning Labs), and donate one piece of art. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Playa

Playa, 47531 Highway 31, Summer Lake, OR 97640. (541) 943-3983. Located on the edge of the Great Basin in a remote, isolated community.  Playa sits at the base of Winter Ridge, which rises to 7,200 feet at the northwestern edge of the Great Basin in south-central Oregon. Directly east of Playa lies Summer Lake, at an elevation of 4,200 feet. The lake is about 20 miles long and five miles wide. It is a playa: a desert lake that is shallow in the winter and usually evaporates by late summer. The Summer Lake basin, abundant with both desert and forest flora and fauna, is cradled between the open sagebrush steppe of eastern Oregon and the rocky, forested mountains of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Two types of Residency programs: Fellowship Residencies are provided without a fee during two multi-month sessions each year. The Contributing Residency program operates on a fee-basis to groups or individuals during other months. Artists must purchase and prepare their own food (other than a weekly community dinner).  Internet and cell phone reception is sporadic.  Open to visual artists, writers, performance artists, scientists, naturalists, and individuals engaged in interdisciplinary work or forms of creative research.  (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Polli Talu Arts Center

Polli Talu Arts Center, Rame Kula, 90103 Valta, Estonia. Tel: 011-372-47-75-363. or 27 First Ave. #7, New York, NY 10003. Tel: (212) 677-6829. Residencies of 2-4 weeks for up to 7 artists at a time (or up to 15 collaborating artists) from June to September. Located 2 km from the Baltic Sea in a rural environment.  Nearby are an ethnographic museum, bird sanctuary, nature preserve, and archeological sites.  Kundalini yoga offered each morning.  Fees charged. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Project 387

Project 387, Gualala, CA 05445.  Located on 150 acres of redwood forest in Mendocino County, approximately 3 hours north of San Francisco.  Project-based residencies of 2 weeks for up to 6 emerging and mid-career artists.  Stipend paid.  (visual, literary, and performing arts)

Rabbit Island

Rabbit Island (Traverse Island), Lake Superior, Lake Linden, MI 49945 (810) 412-8884.  Residencies of 10 to 28 days.  Located on a 91 acre forested island in Lake Superior three miles east of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula; most of the island is maintained as a conservation easement and is home to eagle, heron, trout, and salmon.  Offers residencies for up to 3 artists per year in the summer, includes travel and materials stipends, and an exhibit at the DeVos Museum in Marquette MI.  Open to visual artists, writers, architects, designers, filmmakers, musicians and choreographers age 21 or older.  Not handicap-accessible; residents are advised to have experience with camping, wilderness travel, boat handling and first aid.  (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Ragdale

Ragdale Foundation, 1260 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045 (847) 234-1063. Live/work spaces on the historic Howard Van Doren Shaw family estate, listed on the Register of Historic Places. Adjacent to 50 acres of prairie, located 30 miles from Chicago and 2 miles from Lake Michigan. Residencies for 18 or 25 days; fees charged, some financial aid and scholarships available; dinners served 5 nights/week, residents make all other meals from food provided. (visual, literary, and performing arts)

Raumars AIR

Raumars Artists-in-Residence, Kuninkaankatu 37, 26100 Rauma, Finland. Tel.: + 358 (0)50 331 7465. Residencies of 2-4 mos. for one artist or a couple. Open to national and international artists in the fields of visual arts, applied art, design, architecture, music, dance, literature, and theater. Apartment and materials fee covered. Artist must pay for travel and living expenses. (visual, performing, and literary arts).

Red Cinder Creativity Center

Red Cinder Creativity Center, PO Box 527, Na’aelhu, HI 96772 (808) 929-9600. On a 10-acre rural site near Na’alehu, on the big island of Hawaii; shared house, private studio. Average stay 2 weeks. Fees charged. 4 artists at a time. Visual arts studio, dance studio with sprung floor, and two studios that could be used by writers, musicians, photographers, or video artists. (visual, performing, literary, media arts)

Rensing Center

Rensing Center, 1165 Mile Creek Road, Pickens, SC 29671. (917) 690-2031.  Located on 28 acres in the rolling rural hills of beautiful southern Appalachia, in Pickens County.  Residencies of 3 weeks to 3 months for 3 to 5 artists at a time.  Fees charged per week, residents expected to work for the Center 8 hours a week (or pay a higher weekly rate).  Open year-round.  (visual, literary, performing arts)

Riverside Albert Artist Retreat

Riverside Albert Artist Retreat, 1749 2 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0G3 Tel: (403) 975-0190. Quiet, rural property on the Bay of Fundy. Accommodates up to 6 artists at a time on a first-come, first-served basis, for varying lengths of stay. Fees charged. (visual, literary, performing, and media arts).

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park, AIR Program, 1000 Hwy. 36, Estes Park, CO 80517 (970) 586-1206. On 417 square miles encompassing massive peaks, alpine meadows, the Continental Divide, and abundant wildlife. Residence in a rustic, historic cabin for 2-week periods from June through Sept.; no stipend; artists donate one completed work of art in their medium and provide one public program. 6-8 artists per year. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers. (visual, literary, media, and performing arts)

Ross Creek Centre

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, 555 Ross Creek Rd., Canning, N.S. B0P 1H 0 Tel: (902) 582-3842. Residencies of 2 weeks to 2 months. Located on 186 acres of farm and forest in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Open to artists of all disciplines, as well as architects. Fees charged; work exchange available. (visual, literary, media, performing arts)

Salem Art Works

Salem Art Works, 19 Carey Lane, Salem, NY 12865 (518) 854-7674. Located on 120 acres of rolling hills and pastures on a former dairy farm. Hosts residencies, workshops, community programs and lectures. Facilities include glass, metal, and wood workshops, and outdoor stages. Residencies of one week to two months from June through October; weekly fees charged, some financial aid and work exchanges available. Open to a range of artists, including sculptors, instrument makers, dancers, writers, visual artists, musicians. Residents offered modest living space, good food, studio space, use of facilities, and optional studio assistant. Residents participate in a rotating schedule for cooking communal dinners. Residents may also participate in biweekly critiques and attend SAW events and classes. (visual, performing, and literary arts)

Sea Change Residencies

Sea Change Residencies/Gaea Foundation, 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009 (202) 232-2304. Residency in Provincetown MA, on Cape Cod. Supports artists “whose work is creating fundamental shifts in public perceptions of reality and possibility, and activists who employ creative and artistic tools in the struggle for change.” Housing, workspace and stipend provided; artists provide own meals. Application by nomination only. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Seapoint International Artist Residency

S.I.A.R., Thaxter Lane, Kittery Point, ME 03905 Tel: (206) 427-2313. Located on Cutts Island in an historic cottage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the point of land between Sea Point and Crescent Beaches. It is surrounded by the Brave Boat Harbor Division of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, 15 minutes from Portsmouth, NH. Up to 3 artists at a time, for residencies of 1 to 3 months. Fees charged. (visual, literary, performing and media arts)

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, PO Box 65, Otis, OR 97368 (541) 994-5485. In the Cascade Head National Science Research Area, overlooking the Salmon River estuary and Pacific Ocean; no fees, artists purchase and prepare own meals; asked to contribute 20 hours/mo. of community service/maintenance. Etching press, skutt kiln, slide projection, mechanical potter’s wheel available. Residencies average 3-4 months, from Oct to Jan and Feb to May; 4 residents annually, one awarded a stipend (visual, literary, performing arts, architecture and design)

Slak Ateliers

Slak Ateliers, Koningstraat 12, 6811 DE Arnhem, The Netherlands. Tel: 011-26-351-5438. Guest studios can accommodate two artists at a time of various disciplines for stays of up to 6 months.(visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, AIR Program, 9922 Front St., Empire, MI 49630-9797 (231) 326-5134. The massive dune which gives this park its name towers as high as 460 feet above Lake Michigan. Park also encompasses lakes, birch-lined streams, rugged bluffs. Choice of accomodations in campsite or park headquarters; 2 3-week time blocks available. Moderate reimbursement for mileage and out-of-pocket costs; artist asked to contribute one original work and to give one public program (demo, reading, slide talk, etc.) and must be willing to interact with the public while working in public spaces. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, writers, composers. (visual, literary, performing artists)

Soaring Gardens

Soaring Gardens, Laceyville, PA. Applications to: Lerman Trust, 463 West St., NYC 10014. Former country residence of artist Ora Lerman; residents live in farmhouse, surrounded by gardens fashioned after Monet’s gardens at Giverny; 40 miles from Scranton. Residencies of 2-4 weeks from June-Sept.; housekeepers and gardeners maintain facilities and grounds; residents prepare own meals; artists may apply as individuals or in groups. (visual and performing arts)

Spiro Arts

Spiro Arts, PO Box 682625, Park City, UT 84068 (435) 649-6258. On a historic mine site at 6,999 feet among mountains, aspens, sub-alpine meadows, lakes, and streams. Open to emerging and established artists worldwide; residents do some community outreach. Housing, studio and stipend. Two residency terms (April and May) with 3-5 residents per term. Open to collaborative teams, and artists can arrange to come with guests, family members or even pets. Residents responsible for own meals. One Type-A accessible unit available to people with disabilities. Wireless internet and printer, laundry facilities, available for communal use. Open to visual artists, writers, composers, singer/songwriters, researchers, experimental and mixed media artists, and others. (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)

Studio for Creative Inquiry

Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, College of Fine Arts, 5000 Forbes Ave., Room 111, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 (412) 268-3454. One-year residency for artists working in interdisciplinary and collaborative forms that incorporate new technology, with an emphasis on artist collaboratives and collaboration with scientists. Stipend plus benefits, plus project funds. Access to multimedia labs, computing resources, sculpture studios, MIDI equipment. (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)

Studio in the Woods

A Studio in the Woods, 13401 River Rd., New Orleans, LA 70131 (504) 392-5359. Located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in the last remaining wetland forest within the city limits of New Orleans. All buildings made using recycled materials and with environmental sensitivity. Seeks to support artists whose work reveals the oneness and interdependence of all life. Residencies of 3-4 weeks for 1 artist at a time; residents housed on the ground floor of the founder’s rustic home; some meals provided. Fees charged. One public presentation is required during the residency. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Studios of Key West

The Studios of Key West, Historic Armory, 600 White St., Key West, FL 33040 (305) 296-0458. Hosts over 40 residencies per year; 4 artists at a time; annual residency season of October to August.  Artists housed in the Mango Tree House and other Old Town cottages on the island community of Key West. Artists must “give service to the community in the form of a class, workshop, exhibition, or special project” as well as giving a public presentation, artist talk, or demonstration. Artists responsible for food, travel, and materials. (visual, literary, and performing arts)

Sundress Academy for the Arts

Sundress Academy for the Arts, 195 Tobby Hollow Ln., Knoxville, TN 37931. (865) 560-6106.  Located on a working farm less than 1/2 hour from downtown Knoxville.  2 artists in residence at a time; shared kitchen, bath, living room.  Library, letterpress, woodworking tools available for use.  Length: one week to two months.  Fees charged per week; residents must also work on the farm 5-10 hours a week.  (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Taleamore Park

Taleamore Park, P.O. Box 456, LaPorte, Indiana 46352 (765) 586-2686. Located on a 375-acre farm, about 1.5 hours from Chicago. Two and four week residencies for artists, scientists, and scholars in a two-story 1854 Italianate brick farmhouse for up to 4 at a time. Residents must agree to spend 2.5 hours a week helping with upkeep in the house and garden. Fees charged; residents must provide their own food. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Terzo di Danciano

Terzo di Danciano, C.S. Val di Pierle 58, Mercatale – Cortona Tuscany, Italy. Tel: 39-0575-619-358. Not a dedicated artist colony, but a retreat center/holiday house/B&B with an interest in artists. Located in an 18th c. villa and adjoining former silkworm factory, overlooking a valley on the border of Umbria and Tuscany. Property includes a 700-foot theater space and outdoor pool. Can accommodate up to 20 people, including collaborative groups. Offers public workshops; artists are expected to pursue independent projects, but also participate in workshops and weekly field trips. Also rents to groups for weddings and seminars. Fees charged. Open to writers, musicians, painters, dancers, actors, filmmakers, photographers, and performance artists. (visual, performing, and literary arts)

Ucross Foundation

Ucross Foundation, 30 Big Red Lane, Clearmont, WY 82835-9712 (307) 737-2291. 8 residents for 2 weeks to 4 mos. On a 22,000 acre working cattle ranch in the rugged foothills of the Big Horn Mtns. No fees, studio space, living accommodations, and meals. (visual, literary, performing arts; scholars, scientists)

UFA Fabrik

International Cultural Center UFA-Fabrik Berlin, Victoriastr. 13, D-12105 Berlin, Germany. Tel: 001-49-30-755-03-150. Artists center in Berlin with studios, classes, restaurant, galleries.  Also has a guest house for up to 10 visiting artists (and other travelers) available for a fee.  (visual, performing, literary, and media arts)

Union Bank Arts Centre

Union Bank Arts Centre, 22 Fraser Street, 3370 Clunes Victoria, Australia. Tel: 61-3-5345-3755. Residencies from 2 days to 3 months, open year-round, can accommodate artists’ families and groups. Fees charged.  Located in an historic 1865 bank building, dating from the Gold Rush era.  (visual, performing, literary arts)

University of Wisconsin Center on Age & Community

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center on Age & Community, Residency in Applied Arts, Milwaukee, WI. Residencies of 3 months, stipend plus travel, housing and supplies for artists of all disciplines interested in developing work addressing aging and memory loss. Open to permanent US residents who are professional artists. Artists must develop a project, engage directly with community participants, provide two one-time master classes (one for students; one for the community); participate in a culminating exhibit or performance. (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)

Villa Montalvo

Villa Montalvo, PO Box 158, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA 95071 (408) 961-5818. 175 acre public park in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains; housing in 19-room Mediterranean-style villa. 1-3 months April through October; 5 furnished apts.; no fees, artists provide own food; some fellowships with stipends. Candidates identified by a constantly changing group of nominators from around the world are invited to submit an application for review by a jury of recognized artists and professionals within their discipline. (visual, literary, and performing arts, architecture and design)

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Mt. San Angelo, Box VCCA, Sweet Briar, VA 24595 (804) 946-7236. Approximately 60 miles south of Charlottesville, situated on a 450-acre estate at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open year-round, accommodates up to 25 artists at a time. Residencies range from two weeks to two months and include private studios, private bedrooms and three prepared meals a day. Residents may use the facilities of nearby Sweet Briar College. VCCA asks residents to contribute to the cost of their residency if able, but financial ability does not figure into the selection process. Special fellowships available for artists of limited means and artists of ethnically diverse backgrounds. (visual, literary and performing arts)

Voices of the Wilderness

Voices of the Wilderness, Artist in Residence Program, US Forest Service, PO Box 129, Girdwood, AK 99587 (907) 783-0090. Individual rtists are paired with individual wilderness rangers for a forest stewardship/traveling residency in either the Tongass or Chugach wilderness area. Residencies of 7 to 9 days between June and August. Artists participate in light ranger duties, while having plenty of time to experience the wild heritage of these areas. Artists may travel by sea kayak and camp along fjords. Open to all mediums, including visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers, playwrights, and storytellers. Participants asked to donate one piece of artwork to the Forest Service, and give one public presentation. Travel to Alaska is not included; travel within the wilderness areas is, as well as food and most camping and kayaking gear. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park, AIR Program, 3131 Hwy. 53, International Falls, MN 56649-8904. (218) 283-9821. National Park encompasses more than 30 lakes, countless bogs, marshes, beaver ponds on land that was once the route of French-Canadian votageurs. Home to moose, deer, timber wolves, bald eagles, ospreys, and loons. Two artists at a time share a one-bedroom cabin with modern bath and kitchen for 2 weeks in August. Canoe provided. Artists asked to donate one work to the park collection and offer a public program. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Wallace Stegner House

Wallace Stegner House Residence for Artists, Eastend Arts Council, Box 415, Eastend Saskatchewan S0N 0T0 (306) 295-3670 or (306) 295-3281.  Residencies of one week to 11 months in a small, two-bedroom house (where Stegner lived from age 7 to 12) in a rural agricultural community overlooking the Frenchman River and the Cypress Hills in Southwest Saskatchewan.  Fees charged.  Residents staying over 2 weeks asked to make a public presentation.  Canadian writers can apply for a grant that covers all costs for a one-month stay each October.  (literary, visual, and performing arts)

Wassaic Project

The Wassaic Project, 19 Furnace Bank Rd., Wassaic, NY 12592. Residencies of one to six months. Artists receive adaptable raw studio space of approximately 300 square feet in an historic livestock barn, private bedroom, shared living room/dining/kitchen/bath. Facilities include a wood and metal shop, large format inkjet print room, and silkscreen studio. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Watermill Center

The Watermill Center, 131 Varick St., Suite 908, New York, NY 10013 (212) 620-0220. Runs a multi-disciplinary center for studies in the arts and humanities on the south shore of Long Island, “for artists, students, and individuals of all ages and backgrounds to explore the creative process.” Apprenticeship training with master artists. Hosts the Watermill Collection and study center for Asian and Tribal Arts. (performing, media, visual arts)

Wildacres Retreat

Wildacres Retreat, PO Box 280, Little Switzerland, NC 28749 (828) 756-4573. Located on 1,600 acres atop Pompey Ridge approx. one hour from Asheville, adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Individual cabins for each resident; 1 artist at a time; residencies of 1 week. Housing and meals provided. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Willapa Bay AiR

Willapa Bay Artist in Residence Program, PO Box 209, 32101 Douglas Drive, Oysterville, WA 98641. (360) 665-6782.  Located 30 miles north of the mouth of the Columbia River, on the border between Oregon and Washington, in the National Historic Register village of Oysterville, on the Long Beach Peninsula.  One-month residencies for 5 artists at a time.  No fees; all meals provided.  Open March through September.  (visual, literary, and performing arts)

Wilson College Summer AIR

Wilson College Summer Artist-in-Residency Program, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 264-4141 ext. 3305. One or two-week free residences for artists with Masters degrees in the visual or performing arts. Up to 6 artists per session. Guest artists expected to interact with a small community of students and may lead workshops if desired. Wilson College is a small, private liberal arts college for women, located in south central PA. Facilities include studios for drawing and painting, printmaking, ceramics, and dance, plus a darkroom, computer lab, and seminar rooms. (visual and performing arts)

Wisdom House

Wisdom House, 229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759 (860) 567-3163. Interfaith center for women and men who value seeking and learning in a contemplative environment. Residency program and conference center on 54 acres, gardens, wooded areas in the foothills of the Berkshires. Fee-based; daily and weekly rates; competitive admissions. (literary, performing, visual arts)

Woonsocket Neighborhood Development Corporation

Woonsocket Neigborhood Development Corporation (401) 762-0993. Year-long residencies for a single community-friendly professional artist (and family) with free rent in spacious 3-bedroom apartment, in exchange for 5/hours per week working with local kids. Woonsocket is a former mill city located in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, 20 minutes from Providence. All media welcome: visual arts, film, video, theater, computer art, storytelling, dance, poetry or other writers, folk arts, crafts. “We believe in the importance and transformative power of the arts as part of a comprehensive community revitalization effort,” says Executive Director Joe Garlick.

Yaddo

Yaddo, PO Box 395, Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-0746. Non-profit artists’ retreat; no fees; room, board and studio provided. Housing in 55-room historic mansion or individual buildings on a 400-acre estate; residencies of 2 weeks to 2 months for up to 35 artists at a time. (visual, performing, literary arts).

Yard

The Yard, Inc., PO Box 405, Chilmark, MA 02535, (508) 645-9662. Winter address: 890 Broadway, NYC 10003 212-228-0911. On the island of Martha’s Vineyard; modest stipends; 5-week residencies; teaching and performance duties. Open to choreographers and dancers. (performing arts)

Zion National Park

Zion National Park, Artist in Residence Program, Springdale, UT 84767 (435) 772-0159. Artists live rent-free for three four-week periods a year in the furnished Grotto House in the eastern section of the park. Majestic desert environment on the Colorado Plateau. Open to professional visual artists in all disciplines, as well as performing and literary artists. Artists asked to donate one finished work and present two public programs (one in the park, and one at Southern Utah Univ.). Works completed under this program “contribute to the public understanding and appreciation” of the Park and reflect the NPS mission to preserve and protect Zion’s cultural and natural resources. Four artists selected annually, in partnership with Southern Utah University’s Fine Arts Department. Artists must present two public programs (visual, literary, and performing arts)