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18th Street Arts Center

18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-3711. Residencies of up to 3 years. (performing, visual, literary arts)

26 Split Rock Cove Retreat

26 Split Rock Cove Retreat, 26 Split Rock Cove, S. Thomaston, ME o4858 (207) 596-7624. One-bedroom apartment overlooking Mussel Ridge Cove in mid-coast Maine. Apartment includes living room, kitchen, bath, laundry, patio, cable and internet access. Preference given to those renting for 2 weeks or more. Fees charged (visual, literary arts)

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).

Adirondack Center for Writing

Adirondack Center for Writing, Anne LaBastille Residency, PO Box 956, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 (518) 354-1261. Located on Twitchell Lake in Adirondack State Park. Two week residency for writers (literary 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)

Albee Foundation

The Edward F. Albee Foundation, Inc., 14 Harrison St., New York, NY 10013 (212) 226-2020. Runs the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center in Montauk, NY (a.k.a. “The Barn”); residencies for 5 people at a time for 1 month from June 1 to Oct. 1; no fees; residents responsible for own meals, transportation. Housing and studios in a 1920s converted barn. Located at the tip of Long Island with a range of ocean and bay-side beaches nearby. (visual, literary arts)


Alderworks Alaska, 1 West Creek Rd., Dyea, AK. Mailing address: P.O. Box 998, Skagway, AK 99840. (907) 983-3188. Located on the banks of West Creek within the Dyea-Chilkoot Trail unit of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Residencies for three artists at a time, housed in small individual log cabins. Residencies of 4 to 6 weeks in two sessions (early summer and late summer). Fees charged per week; artists must also cover the cost of their own food and transportation. (visual, literary 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)

Amy Clampitt Residency

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Amy Clampitt Residency, 271 Main St., Suite 3, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1606. (800) 969-2823. AIR program for single writer, stipend, housing in Clapitt’s former cottage in Stockbridge, MA for one year or 6 months. Open to emerging poets or literary scholars; applications accepted by nomination only. (literary arts)

Anam Cara Retreat

Anam Cara Writers and Artists Retreat.  150 yards west of the intersection of Route 571 and Route 575 in the northern coast of Beara Peninsula, West Cork, Ireland. Year-round. Overlooks Coulagh Bay. Fees charged. Jacuzzi, sauna, meals. (visual, literary arts)

Anderson Center

Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, PO Box 406, Red Wing, MN 55066 (651) 388-2009. Residencies of 2 weeks to 1 month from May to October. Room, workspace, and board provided. Residents must provide community service (e.g., talk, lecture, reading, performance, teacher training or workshop). The center is also home to The Environmental Learning Center, Tower View Alternative HS and the Institute of Archeology. Open to those working in anthropology, archeology, biology, botany, children’s literature, drama, fiction, geology, history, music composition, nonfiction, painting, photography, poetry, sccreenwriting, and sculpture (visual, literary arts; scientists, humanists)

Andrews Forest Writers Residency

Andrews Forest Writers’ Residency, The Spring Creek Project, Oregon State University, 101 Hovland Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331. (541) 737-6198. One-week residencies March through May in the Oregon Cascades, 40 miles east of Eugene. Open to writers of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction whose work “reflects a keen awarenes of the natural world.” 3 room apt. includes kitchen. Modest stipend provided. (literary arts)

Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology

ARGS Residency, 512 W. Washington St., Petersburg, VA 23803 (804) 722-0200, ext. 303. Residencies of one to weeks for a single writer at a time. The Alumni House, built in 1906, is handicapped accessible, with 4 bedrooms, kitchen and laundry, and wifi. Resident must offer a workshop to students, cover their own food and transportation. (literary arts)


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.

Artcroft Center

Artcroft Center for Arts & Humanities, 2075 Johnson Rd., Carlisle, KY 40311 (859) 473-0552. Year-round residencies of 2-8 weeks for up to 3 artists at a time on a 400-acre working cattle farm in the Bluegrass region of central Kentucky. Private rooms, shared baths, meals provided. Fees charged; work-study scholarships and some reduced fees available. (visual, literary arts)

Artist at Pine Needles

Artist at Pine Needles, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, 16910 152nd St. N., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 (651) 433-5953. Located on a heavily-wooded, 20-acre site along the St. Croix River. Accomodations in rustic cabin built prior to WWI. Residencies of 2 to 4 weeks in Spring and Summer. Open to writers and visual artists who focus on environmental or natural history topics. Artists asked to participate in a community outreach project (school visit, demonstration, workshop, reading, etc.) and contribute one artwork. (visual, literary 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)


ArtsEdge Residency Project, c/o Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215) 573-WRIT. One-week residencies on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, open to emerging writers. Housing provided; writers “meet with students and participate in several formal and informal programs.” (literary arts)


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, 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)

Atlin Center

Atlin Center, PO Box 207, Atlin, British Columbia, Canada. V0W 1A0 (800) 651-8882. Studio residence program offers creativity retreats. Stunning wilderness setting on Monarch Mountain, on 10 hectares of wooded land with a spring-fed pond. Open to artists who feel drawn to the natural world for inspiration. Accommodation in well-equipped, self-contained housekeeping units with kitchens; shared bath and laundry facilities. Also offers tent accomodations. Camping, kayaking, canoeing and mountain bicycling gear available. Open year-round. Fees charged. (visual, literary arts)

Aurora Project

The Aurora Project, RR1 Box 224, Aurora, WV 26705 (304) 735-6344. Housing in 2 19th c. restored cottages and weekday meals provided. Fees charged; no one turned down due to inability to pay. Optional community outreach opportunities; artists help with chores. (visual, literary, media arts)


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)

Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators

Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators, Udden Grand 3, SE-621 56 Visby 00000, Sweden. Tel: 011-46 (0) 498-21-8385. Up to eleven artists at a time working in fiction, poetry, or translation. Residencies of 4 weeks, open year round. Provides housing, studio, food. Welcomes applicants from all countries but priority is given to those from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, and Sweden. (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)

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 East River Rd., Fridley, MN 55432 (763) 574-1850. Community arts center in an 1847 inn on the National Registry of Historic Sites. Has one writer and one visual artist in residence for a 12 month term beginning in September. Opportunities to teach and mentor, give exhibitions or readings, small stipend. (visual, literary arts)

Barkenhoff-Stiftung Worpswede

Barkenhoff-Stiftung Worpswede, Ostherholzer Strasse 23, 2711 Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Germany. Tel.: 49-479116203. (visual, performing, and literary 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 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 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 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)

Bloedel Reserve

Bloedel Reserve, 7571 N.E. Dolphin Dr., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (206) 842-7631, ext. 11. 150-acre public garden and forest preserve located a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle. Residency program, established 2015, open to writers, composers, visual artists, botanists, landscape architects, and researchers. 3 week residency for projects related to nature and human interactions with nature. Artists must provide a public presentation or workshop. Housing in a small home built over a stream for two artists at a time; a car is also available for use of artists. No stipends or fees (visual, literary, performing 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)

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)


Caldera, 224 NW 13 Ave., Portland, OR 97209 (503) 937-7563. 90 acres on the shore of a cerulean blue lake formed in the cinder cone of an extinct volcano in the Cascade Mountain Range of Central Oregon. Surrounded by Deschutes National Forest. Residencies of 1-5 weeks during fall, winter, and spring. Private A-frame cottages. No fees; residents responsible for travel, food, and materials costs. Having a car while in residence is extremely helpful; nearest supermarket is 15 miles away. (visual and literary 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)

Can Serrat

Masía Can Serrat, International Art Centre, 08294 El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain Tel: 011-34-93-771-0037. International art center in a restored 18th century farmhouse just outside Barcelona in the Montserrat National Park. Residencies of 1 month.  Fees charged. (literary, visual arts)


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)


Cantagal Residential Art Centre, Les Salces, 34700 St Privat, France. Tel: 011-33-0-467447106.  Artist center and holiday retreat on the Herault River in the Midi region of Southern France.  Fees charged.  (visual, literary arts)

Carey Institute for Global Good

Carey Institute for Global Good, Logan Nonfiction Residency, 63 Huyck Rd., Rensselaerville, NY 12147. Tel: (518) 797-5100. Located on a 100-acre historic estate 2.5 hours north of NYC. Open to creators of longform nonfiction (including writers, photographers and documentarians) who produce in-depth, deeply reported work about important issues – social, political, environmental, health. Private accommodations, access to gourmet on-site restaurant, work space/office, multimedia technologies. Up to 25 residents selected twice a year for residencies of 2 weeks to 3 months. No fees. (literary and media arts)

Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts

Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, PO Box 734, Frederiksted, Virgin Islands 00841. Located in a restored building on the waterfront on the western edge of the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix. Accommodates 2 or 3 artists at a time for residencies of one to four weeks during the Summer, Spring, Fall or Winter session. Facilities include a full-equipped ceramics studio with several wheels and a kiln. Apartments include private kitchens and bathrooms, overlooking an intimate courtyard above the museum center. Fees charged weekly, except for participants in the Teaching Artist Residency, who have no costs (but must teach a minimum of 6 hours of classes per week). Optional exhibitions, discussions and other public presentations available to resident artists. (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)

Carson McCullers Center

Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers, Columbus State University, Dept. of Language and Literature, 4225 University Ave., Columbus, GA 31907 (706) 568-2054. Residency of 3 months for one writer in McCullers’ childhood home with stipend. Residents give a public presentation near the end of their stay. Spouses and companions welcome, but no pets. (literary arts)

Casa Libre en la Solana

Casa Libre en la Solana, 228 N. 4th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705 (520) 325-9145. Non-profit community resource center and inn for professional and novice writers. Suites include private kitchens, baths, high-speed internet, offices. Shared pool/spa, and library. Fees charged by the night, week, or month. Meals not included. (literary arts)

Casa Tagumerche

Casa Tagumerche, ES 38852 Alojera, Barranco del Mono s.n., La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain (+49) 170-2779983. Located on the heights in the northwest part of the island, above the town of Alojera. Great area for hiking. Main house and guest house with terrace and garden, designed for two people to share a room. Open to those with an artistic, personal, or scholarly project. No sculptors or others working on large-scale works. Shared meals. Fees charged. (visual, literary arts)


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)

Caversham Centre for Artists and Writers

Caversham Centre for Artists and Writers, PO Box 87 Balgowan, 3275 Kwazulu – Natal, South Africa Tel: 27-33-2344080. (visual and literary arts)

Center for Creative Photography

Ansel Adams Research Fellowship, Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, AZ 85721. Residencies of 2-4 weeks to conduct research in the Center’s amazing and comprehensive photographic collection, archives, or library. Fellows arrange own housing, transportation, and meals; stipend provided. Open to scholars from all disciplines including museum professionals, independent researchers, artists, and advanced degree candidates. (visual, literary, media arts, plus scholars and students)

Center for Forgetting

Patacademcy Residency Program, The Center for Forgetting, 315 W. Linden St., Allentown, PA 18101. Tel: (610) 844-1678. Located in a pristine post-industrial oasis, accommodation is in a warehouse with two freight elevators, a loading dock, and 14-foot ceilings. Can accommodate up to 2 artists at a time for residencies of one week to one year. Private live/work studio, communal kitchen and bath. Shared 4,000 square foot workspace. Open to artists who are developing work “addressing the role memory has in constructing symbolic language systems. Research driven and theoretical based artistic practices that deal with new ways of visualizing relationship to technology is ideal.” No fees; residents must pay for food and travel. Wood workshop, basic tools, computer are provided. (visual, literary, media arts)

Center for Land Use Interpretation

The Center for Land Use Interpretation/Wendover Residence Program, 9331 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. Paid residence program in the desert town of Wendover, Utah. Rustic accommodations. Designed for artists to “produce work related to the unique and inspiring geographic region, which includes the Great Salt Lake and its desert and salt-flat environs.” Stipend plus travel and materials funds; 3-8 weeks. All works created on site displayed at the Wendover Exhibit Hall, in CLUI literature and possibly in traveling exhibits (visual, literary, and media arts)


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)

Centre d’Art d Marnay

Centre d’Art de Marnay Arts Centre, 1 Grande rue, F-10400 Marnay-sur-Seine, France. Tel: 011-33-3-2539-2061. (visual, literary, media, performing arts)

Centre d’Art i Natura

Centre d’Art i Natura, Ajuntament de Farrera, La Bastida S/N, 25595 Farrera de Pallars, Spain. Tel.: 011-34-973-62-2106. Residency in the mountain village of Farrera, Catalonia. Private rooms. Studios. Fees charged; includes communal dinners.  (visual and literary arts)

Centre Pompadour

Centre Pompadour, laboratoire neofeministe, Chateau Lafoutte, 9 rue du chateau, 80210 Ercourt, France (0033) 7-8837-3684. Open to creative professionals who “place gender equality and feminist empowerment at the heart of their creative process and outreach.” Located in the Baie de Somme area in Picardie, 200 km from Paris. Residencies of 2 weeks to 2 months; fees charged. Meals included for an additional fee. (visual, performing, literary, media arts)

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)

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, 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)

Chartreuse Centre

La Chartreuse Centre National D’Ecriture de Spectales, La Chartreuse, BP 30 F-30400 Villeneuve lez Avignon, France. Tel.: 011-33-90-250546 (literary arts)

Chesterfield Film Company

Chesterfield Film Company, Writers Film Project, PMB 544, 1158 26th St., Santa Monica, CA 90403 (213) 683-3977. Open to fiction, theater, and film writers of any age. Writers form a screenwriting workshop, using their storytelling skills to begin a career in film. Up to 5 writers, 12-month program. Stipend to cover living expenses; must live in LA for the year. Each writer paired with a professional screenwriter and a studio executive mentor. (literary arts)

Chicago Art Retreats

Chicago Art Retreats, House of Two Urns, 1239 N. Greenview Ave., Chicago, IL 60642 (773) 235-1408. Hosts week-long retreats for writers and visual artists. Fees charged; some scholarships for reduced fees. Located in the Wicker Park neighborhood. (visual and literary arts)

Chinati Foundation

The Chinati Foundation, PO box 1135, Marfa, TX 79843. AIR Program. Furnished apartment on museum grounds and studio in the town of Marfa. No financial support; artists cover own travel, art materials, and living expenses. Residencies last 2-3 mos. (visual and literary arts, architects)


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)

Cleaveland House

The Cleaveland House B&B, PO Box 3041, West Tisbury, MA 02575 (508) 693-9352. On Martha’s Vineyard; caters to poets and writers, but welcomes all guests; On Wednesday afternoons, Dionis Coffin Riggs holds a poetry workshop; fees charged. (literary 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)

Commonality Institute

Commonality Institute, My Good Judy Residencies, 484 Lake Park Ave. #41, Oakland, CA 94610. Residencies of 3 to 6 weeks in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Residents are provided a suite of rooms in an 1820’s urban Creole cottage, adjacent to Tennessee Williams’ final home in the French Quarter. This historic building is not ADA accessible; housing is at the top of a steep set of stairs on the second floor. Through partnerships with other organizations, exhibitions, access to a printing studio, and other spaces are available to residents. Honoring the work and legacy of Judy Grahn, this residency immersive urban residency is open to visual artists, critical writers, playwrights thinkers, and performers whose work addresses LGBTQ cultural history, etymology, folklore and the queer collective unconscious; queer performance; the life and work of Judy Grahn; the concepts of commonality, metaforms, braided evolution, and decoding the centrality of blood rituals in human development; and collaborations between queer and non-queer artists. Residents must present an exhibit, live performance, reading, or other community event at the close of their stay. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Cottages at Hedgebrook

Cottages at Hedgebrook Farm, 2197 E. Millman Rd., Langley, WA 98260 (360) 321-4786. 6 cottages; residencies of 1 week to 3 mos.; no fees; women writers only. 6 writers at a time. Located on a woodsy 30-acre farm on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound. (literary 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, 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)

Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower National Monument, AIR Program, Bearlodge Writers, PO Box 204, Sundance, WY 82729 (307) 467-5283 x24. The dramatic centerpiece of this park is a towering column of volcanic rock that rises 865 feet straight up from the prairie floor. Accommodations in one-bedroom apartment on park property. 2 residencies per year of 1 week each open to writers in the Fall. (literary arts)

Dickinson House

Dickinson House, D’Hoyestraat 34, 9870 Olsene, Belgium.  Tel: +32 (0) 9 221 3430.  Located on the banks of the Lys River in rural East Flanders.  Up to 3 artists at a time, some residency periods reserved for artists who want to travel with families.  Also home to a micropress, Meil.  Fees charged per week; some fellowships available.  No dedicated studio space for visual artists, so this site is best for small projects, planning stages of larger projects, or site-specific work for the grounds.  In addition to residencies, they offer fee-based writing weekends and a literary B&B with no competitive application process.  (literary, visual 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)

Dobie Paisano Fellowship

Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program, 702 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705 (512) 471-8542. Writers from Texas, or those whose work concerns Texas. 6-month residencies from Aug. to Jan. and Feb. to July for one writer each period; stipend, house, utilities, maintenance provided. (literary arts)

Dolgian House

Dolgian House Artists’ Colony, PO Box 3309 Meaford, ON N4L 1W7 Canada 613 749-3491. 50-acre wooded farm 15 minutes from the shores of Lake Huron. 3 artists at a time. Accommodations include private bedrooms and shared bathroom; some meals provided. Residencies of 2 weeks to 2 months between July 1 and Labor Day. Artists-in-residence expected to donate a piece of artwork to the organization. Fees charged. (visual and literary arts)

Dora Maar Residence

Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar Residence, The Museum of Fine Arts, PO Box 6826, Houston, TX 77210-6826. Tel: (713) 639-7345. Provides residencies of one to three months for mid-career professionals in the arts and humanities. Up to four fellows at a time share an 18th century house that was purchased in 1944 by Pablo Picasso for Dora Maar in the village of Menerbes in southern France. The program is administered by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Residents share the kitchen and common rooms. Fellows are asked to donate one work, and give one public presentation. Residents provided with travel expenses, and a modest stipend for daily living expenses. (visual, literary arts, and scholars)

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)

Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence

Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence, The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Box 974, Lenox, MA 02140 (413) 551-5100. Located in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. 2 week residency for one writer or scholar “of demonstrated accomplishment” at a time in February or March each year. Residents given studio space, lodging, stipend to cover food and travel (literary arts).

Elsewhere Artist Collaborative

Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, 606 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27406 (336) 549-5555. A “living installation, museum of process, and art production space” in a former thrift store (housing a 58-year inventory of American surplus and antiques) in downtown Greensboro hosts artists-in-residence who create site-specific, conceptual, or technology-based projects. Residencies of one month. Residents live in converted boarding house rooms, and are invited to participate in the food co-op and share cooking. Fees charged. (visual, literary, and media arts)

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Ensemble Studio Theater/Playwrights-in-Residence Program, 549 W. 52 St., New York, NY 10019 (212) 247-4982. Residencies for playwrights. (literary 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)

Estonian Writers Union

Estonian Writers’ Union, Harju 1, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia. Tel: 011-372-627-6410. Residency in Hahemaa National Park in the fishermen’s and shipbuilder’s village of Kasmu. Up to 4 writers or translators at a time. Shared kitchen, dining room, library, and sauna. (literary arts)

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Rd., Waterford, CT  06385 (860) 443-5378. Playwrights only; residency in Waterford, CT and performance of play at annual conference; 10-15 writers work with a dramaturg or story editor and master designer (literary 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)

Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park, Artist-in-Residence Program, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034. (305) 242-7750. Residencies of 2-4 weeks for 6 residents per year. (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)

Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts

Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts, Wolff Cottage, Box 826, Fairhope, AL 36533. (251) 517-9056. Published writers of all genres live in a one-story cottage that can accommodate up to 2 adults at a time. Writers must give a community presentation or workshop. Residencies of one to 3 months. (literary arts)

Farm Studio

Farm Studio: Jodhpur, Suraj Bera, near Bhomiyaji than, Soorsagar, Jodhpur-342024, Rajasthan, India. +91-9892672877, 91-9314722004
Farm Studio: Andore, Village-Raniya kheda, Post Andore, Tehsil Sheoganj, Dist Sirohi, Rajasthan, India. +91-9892672877. Email for both:
Focuses on creative exchange between Indian rural artists and international contemporary artists. The urban residency in Jodhpur is on property formerly used by the Maharaja and Maharani of Mawar, with farm buildings, haveli, and swimming pool. The rural residency in Andore is on a farm property in a village famous for Kumhar pottery. Accommodates up to 6 residents at a time for stays of 2 weeks to one month. Artists asked to contribute 8 hours of labor per week to maintain properties. Artists must pay their own travel, food, and insurance; fees charged per month. The studio provides accommodations with studios, kitchen and internet access. (visual, literary, performing, media arts).

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.

Fine Arts Work Center

Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St., Box 565, Provincetown, MA 02657 (508) 487-9960. 7-month session runs Oct. 1 through May 1; 20 fellows annually provided live-in studio and stipend, plus materials allowance. Located on the tip of Cape Cod, near national seashore beaches and miles of dunes. Facilities include woodshop, printshop with etching press and darkroom. (visual, literary arts)

Frost Place

The Frost Place, Dartmouth Poet in Residence, PO Box 74, Franconia, NH 03580. (603) 823-5510.  A 6 to 8 week residency for one poet at a time in Robert Frost’s former farmhouse, on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains. The residency begins July 1 and ends August 31 and includes a cash award. Accommodations are spartan but comfortable. The Frost Place Museum is open to the public during afternoon hours, but the resident poet has sole use of non-public rooms of the house.  Poet is expected to give public readings at Dartmouth and other regional venues. “The aim of this program is to select a poet who is at an artistic and personal crossroads, comparable to that faced by Robert Frost when he moved to Franconia in 1915, when he was not yet known to a broad public.”  Must have published at least one full-length book of poems to be eligible.

Gell Writers’ Center

The Gell Writers’ Center of the Finger Lakes, Writers & Books, 740 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607 (716) 473-2590. On 25 acres on Canandaigua Lake; 2 bedroom house; fees charged; year-round; average residencies are 7-10 days. (literary arts)

Gertrude Contemporary

Gertrude Contemporary, 200 Gertrude St., Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia.  Tel: +61-3-9419-3406.  The oldest, continuously-running art centre in Australia sponsors 3 galleries, 16 non-residential studios, an independent press and education programs in a former textile factory.  One residential studio for visiting international artists, curators and writers for residencies of between two-weeks to three-months.  (visual, literary, media arts)

Getty Foundation

Getty Research Grants, The Getty Foundation, Getty Scholar and Visiting Scholar Grants, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Ste. 800, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685. (310) 440-7374. Open to scholars, artists, and writers to focus on projects that promote learning about the history of visual art, the humanities, or social sciences. (visual and literary arts, plus scholars).

Golden Apple Art Residency

Golden Apple Art Residency, 850 Rivers Edge Dr., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858. (989) 779-9320. Approximately an hour north of Bar Harbor along the rocky coastal region of Downeast Maine on the most eastern point of North America. Residencies of 2 weeks during July and August for one to five artists at a time.  Fees charged; partial scholarships available. (visual and literary arts)

Good Contrivance Farm

Good Contrivance Farm Writer’s Retreat, 2015 Emory Rd., Reisterstown, MD 21136 (443) 529-2939. Located on a Victorian-era farm 25 miles north of Baltimore that raises heritage animals and plants on 6 acres, surrounded by 100 additional acres of conservation farmland. Private lodging in a 1200 sq. ft. renovated barn loft, which includes a library, bath, and full kitchen. Residents must provide their own food. Open for residencies from 2 days to 4 weeks, year-round. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Fees charged. Applicants must submit a writing sample and resume, although the application process is non-competitive. (literary arts)

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park, AIR Program, PO Box 129, Community Blg., Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 (928) 638-7739. Residencies of 3 weeks in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. (visual, performing, and literary arts)

Great Rivers Arts Institute

Great Rivers Arts Institute, PO Box 639, Walpole, NH 03608 (603) 758-3638. Residencies in Patzcuaro, Mexico at Casa Don Miguel, a 250-year-old monastery. Private rooms, separate studios for visual artists; 2 meals a day included. Fees charged; partial fellowships available. (visual, literary 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)

Green River Writers Retreat

Green River Writers Retreat, AIR Program, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY (615) 296-4420. Offers workshops, monthly critique sessions, as well as retreats. Fees charged. (literary 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)

Gushul Residency Program

University of Lethbridge, Gushul Studio Residency Program, Department of Art, 4401 University Dr., Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4, Canada (403) 394-3997. 1-3 month residencies at the Gushul Studio on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. There is a user fee to cover operation. Also runs the Southern Alberta Art Center and Trap/Door Residencies.  (visual and literary 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)


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)

Hawthornden Castle

Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland EH18 1EG. Tel.: 011-44-31-440-2180. Castle built in the Middle Ages with additional work dating to 1638. 4 week residencies for up to 5 writers at a time between February and December. No fees, room and board provided but fellows responsible for own travel and other expenses. (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)

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, PO Box 1891, Taos, NM 87571 (505) 758-2413. No fees; separate adobe cottages for each artist; residencies of 1-3 months. Residents buy & prepare own food. (visual, literary, 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)

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, Writer-in-Residence Program, 1021 W. Cherry St., Piggott, AR 72454 (870) 598-3487. One month for one writer each summer. Housing in a downtown loft above City Market coffee shop; studio in a nearby building where Ernest Hemingway worked on A Farewell to Arms during an extended stay with his wife’s family in 1928. Small stipend helps cover food and transportation. The writer must serve as a mentor for a week-long retreat for writers and give one or two public readings. The remainder of the writer’s time is free to create new work. Writers with an MA or MFA in a relevant field are preferred. Sponsored by the Arkansas Heritage Sites at Arkansas State University. (literary 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)


Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC.  (202) 526-6800.  Retreat intended for solitude and contemplation; also open to writers seeking short-term stays, typically one to seven days.  Private modern cottage in the woods for a single person at a time, with kitchenette, desk, washer/dryer, bath.  Access to monastery grounds and gardens.  Wheelchair accessible; near public transportation.  Fees charged by the night.  First come, first served.

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)

Herzeliya Artists Residence

Herzeliya Artists’ Residence, 7 Yodffat St., Herzeliya, Israel. Tel: 972-9-9510601. Residencies for up to 3 visiting artists at a time. (visual, literary, performing 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)

Hill House Farms

Hill House Farms, 8161 Highway 100 #177, Nashville, TN 37221 (615) 662-8258. Bed and breakfast writers retreat on 34 acres of trails and springs nestled in fox hunting country. You may bring your horse with you. Weekend or weeklong residencies include 3 meals daily; special diets can be accomodated. Non-smoking environment. Fees charged; some full grants available on a competitive basis for aspiring and professional writers. (visual, literary 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)

Hordaland Kunsternersentrum

Hordaland Kunsternersentrum, Klosteret 17, PB 1745 Nordnes, 5816 Bergen, Norway. Tel.: 011-47-55-90-85-90. Open to international visual artists, curators, writers, and other art professionals. (visual and literary arts)

Hospitalfield House

The Patrick Allan-Fraser of Hospitalfield Trust, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath DD11 2NH, Scotland. Tel.: 011-44-1241-872333.(visual, literary 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)

Hotel Maria Kapel

Hotel Maria Kapel, Korte Achterstraat 2a, 1621 GA Hoorn, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0)229 752252. Residency program for visual artists, writers, curators and researchers, plus exhibition space and cinema for contemporary visual art in the city center of Hoorn, a historic town 40 kilometers north of Amsterdam. The studio/exhibition space is located in an early 16th century chapel, surrounded by a semi-private courtyard. 2-bedroom guesthouse open to individual artists or a group of artists working together; residencies must culminate in a public event. Most residencies are for one to two months. Residents get full and free use of all accommodation and living/working facilities (wireless internet, shared kitchen, washing machine/dryer, basic tools, some audio & video equipment ); food and travel expenses are not covered. (visual and literary arts)

Hub-Bub Arts Residencies

Hub-Bub Arts Residencies, PO Box 8421, Spartanburg, SC 29305 (864) 582.0056. Open to emerging visual artists and writers aged 20 to 30. Accommodations for 4 artists at a time for 11-month periods in a 1920s-era Cadillac store in downtown Spartanburg. Artists in residence must work 15-20 hours a week in the arts center, which may include open studio events, community outreach, working in the box office or gallery, as well as general upkeep and maintenance of the facilities. Modest stipend provided. (visual, literary, and media arts)

Hungarian Multicultural Center

Hungarian Multicultural Center, International Artist Residency Program, 2503 Costa Mesa Dr., Dallas, TX. Tel: (36)20-345-6386. Residencies in Budapest, Hungary. Four sessions per year, 5 artists accepted for each session. Residencies last approximately 3 weeks. Fees charged. (visual, literary arts)


Hypatia-in-the-Woods, PO Box 58, Shelton, WA 98584. (360) 427-0760. Residencies of one to four weeks for one woman artist at a time. Artists must provide their own food.  Open to visual artists, writers, academics, and business entrepreneurs.  Located on 3.5 acres of a Pacific Northwest forest of cedar, pine, and other evergreens near Olympia National Forest and the Puget Sound.  Donations solicited to offset daily costs; a few scholarships available per year. (visual and literary arts)


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)


International Artists’ Studio Programme/Iaspis, c/o Konstnarmammden Box 1212, Birger Jarls Torg 5nb, 11182 Stockholm, Sweden. Tel.: 011-46-8-141490. Residencies of 2-6 mos., Eleven artists at a time in Stockhom plus 3 at other locations. Room, travel expenses, stipend. (visual, literary arts)

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)

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, AIR Program, 1100 N. Mineral Springs, Porter, IN 46304 (219) 926-7561 x 225. Residencies of 2-4 weeks in houses or campsites from June to September. Artists asked to donate art to park and to interact with interested patrons and staff. Dunes rise 200 ft. above the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Beach, marsh and prairie. (visual, literary, media arts and landscape architects)

Inernationales Kunstlerhaus Villa Concordia Bamberg

Internationales Kunstlerhaus Villa Concordia Bamberg, Unterer Kaulberg 4, D-96049 Bamberg, Germany. Tel: 011-49-951-955010. (visual, performing, and literary arts)

Inner Loop

Reading series on the first Tuesdays of each month.  Nine scheduled readers (3 each who write poetry, fiction, and nonfiction), chosen each month by submission.  Followed by short open mic.  Hosted by Rachel Coonce and Courtney Sexton.  Free admission. Colony Club, 3118 Georgia Ave. NW, DC. The Inner Loop also hosts a one-week Woodlawn-Arcadia Writer’s Residency for regional writers with a commitment to social justice, an on-line Writer of the Month, and a Fall Writing Retreat.


InsideZone, Artfest Cultural Society, Suceava, Romania. Tel.: (004) 0749540154. Located in the town of Brosec, in a former mineral water spa resort at the base of the Carpathian mountains. Residencies for 12 artists at a time for one to four weeks. Large rooms with balconies, fully-equipped shared kitchen, wi-fi. Fees charged by the week. (visual, literary, media arts)

Institut Claude-Nicholas-Ledoux

Institut Claude-Nicolas-Ledoux, Arc-et-Senans, France. Tel.: 011-33-81-54-45-00.  Residencies of one month or more at the Royal Saltworks.  Open to creative artists of all disciplines.  (visual, literary, media, performing arts)

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Irish Museum of Modern Art, AIR Programme, Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland. Tel.: 011-353-1-612-9900 Artist Work Programme, residency for 6mos. in a converted coach house adjacent to the main museum blg., basic living allowance, administrative back-up. Open to artists of all nationalities; stipend; artists asked to participate in studio talks, workshops, and panel discussions. Emphasis on artists developing their work practice rather than on a finished product. Apply one year in advance. (visual, literary, media arts and 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)

Island Institute

The Island Institute, Resident Fellows Program, Box 2420, Sitka, AK 99835 (907) 747-3794. 3 single residencies annually for the months of January, April, and November. Residents expected to take part in a community activity once a week (more if desired), including readings, workshops, exhibits, discussions. Stipend for food, small private apt. with kitchen. Travel costs not included. (literary arts)

Island Verse

Island Verse Story Lab, Keeper’s House Writer Residency, L3C, PO Box 321, Swan’s Island, ME 04685. (207) 610-3138. Located in a renovated apartment on the second floor of the Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station, 6 miles off the north coast of Maine. 6-day residency for one writer at a time. Resident must give one public presentation. Writers must provide their own transportation and food. (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)

Jack Kerouac Project

The Jack Kerouac Project, 717 W. Smith St., Orlando, FL 32804. Writer-in-Residence Program at Kerouac’s historic Florida home where he wrote The Dharma Bums and where he resided when On the Road was published; 4 residencies per year; writers live rent and utility free for 3 month periods; daily food stipend. (literary arts)

James Merrill House

James Merrill House Writer-in-Residence Program, PO Box 18, Stonington, CT 06378. Writers live and work in Merrill’s apartment rent-free for 6 month or 11 month terms. (literary arts).

Jentel Artist Residency

Jentel Artist Residency Program, 130 Lower Piney Creek Rd., Banner, WY 82832. (307) 737-2311. Month-long residencies in a rural ranch setting in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains near Sheridan. Open to visual artists in all media and writers in all genres. Press for monoprints. Private accommodation, separate studio, and stipend. (visual and literary arts)

Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute

Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, Sijiali Sanbao Jingcheng Town, 333001 Jindezhen, Jiangxi Province, China. Tel: 87-798-848-3665. Promotes cultural exchange by providing the opportunity for artists and artisans of the world to travel to China and to create art along side their Chinese counterparts. Equipment available includes electric wheels, stick wheel, extruder, slab roller, anagama kiln, gas kilns, wood-fired salt kiln, raku kiln and a range of clays from porcelain to local stonewares.  Fees charged.  Can also accommodate some printmakers, photographers, and writers.  (visual, literary arts)

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park, AIR Program, 74485 National Park Dr., Tweny-nine Palms, CA 92277 (760) 367-5539. Located on 800,000 acres in the Mojave and Colorado deserts among soaring granite cliffs and spires and ancient archeological sites. Accommodations in a primitive, rustic cabin with no electricity. Personal transportation is essential and artists should be prepared for extreme temperature ranges and high winds. 4-6 artists per year; residencies of 4 weeks October through May. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, writers, video/filmmakers. (visual, literary, media arts)

Joy Kogawa House

Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6P 2N4 (604) 263-6581.  Open to writers who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada with substantial publications or other credits.  Accepts writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama.  Residencies of 3 or 6 months for one writer at a time. Pays monthly stipend. The aims of the residency are to foster greater appreciation for Canadian writing within the Metro Vancouver community, offer members of the community an opportunity to interact with the resident author, and to provide the space, time and resources for a Canadian author to write. The writer-in-residence is expected to provide advice to emerging and other writers through one-to-one consultations, seminars and school visits. This full-time position (35 hours per week) requires 40 percent of the author’s time be spent on public programs or projects, leaving 60 percent of the work week available for creative writing. Applicants are encouraged to identify innovative ways their residency would foster an appreciation for Canadian writing and involve communities not typically exposed to Canadian literature. The house, where Kogawa lived as a child, stands as a cultural and historical reminder of the expropriation of property that all Canadians of Japanese descent experienced after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, and as a place of healing and reconciliation. (literary 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)

Klondike Gold Rush National Park

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, AIR Program, PO Box 317, Skagway, AK 99840 (907) 983-9221. 1 or 2 artists per year; residencies of 6-8 weeks October through April. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers. (visual, performing, literary, media arts)

Kokoro Studio

Kokoro Studio Retreat Center, RR 1, Box 192, Castleton, VT 05735. (802) 273-2278. Facilities include: studios, Japanese bath, steam, sauna, massage, pond, waterfall, extensive stone yard. Resident artists, supportive critiques, small groups, or retreat options available. Lodging options vary from tent, tepee, lodge, or private cabins. Fees charged; residencies from 1 day to 1 month. (visual, literary arts)


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)


Kulturfabrikken, Sundholmsvej 14 Y, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark. Tel: 011-45-32-549424. 6 month residency program for artists in architecture, sculpture, drawing, painting, literature, and media art. Open to mid-career artists. Meals included. (visual, literary, and media arts)

Kunstlerhaus Lauenburg/Elbe

Kunstlerhaus Lauenburg/Elbe, Elbestrasse 54, 21481 Lauenburg am Elbe, Grermany. Tel.: 49-4153-590981. (visual, performing, literary 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)

Kunstlerhof Schreyahn

Kunstlerhof Schreyahn Samtgemeinde Luchow, Teodor-Kornerstrasse 14, 29439 Luchow, Germany. Tel. : 49-58411260. Residencies of 3, 6, or 9 months for writers and musicians.  (literary, performing arts)

Kunstlerinnenhof Die Hoge

Kunstlerinnenhof Die Hoge, Stresemannstraße 90, 22767 Hamburg, Germany.  Tel: +49 (40) 43 25 26 53. A former farm 20km. south of Bremen. Women only. (visual, literary, 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 Muse Inn

La Muse Inn, 1 ru de la Place, 11380 Labastide Esparbairenque, France. Fees charged; a few fully-funded residencies offered each year. Operated by two American expatriate writers.  (literary and visual 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)

La Postiza

La Postiza, Carril Balibrea, 64b., Patiño 30012, Murcia. Spain.  Tel: +34 622 681830.  Offers residencies of 2 to 3 months for 5 to 10 artists at a time.  Located in a big modern country house in the Algezares District.  Fees charged; includes private or shared room, internet connection, access to swimming pool.  Also available for additional fees: bikes, meals, room cleaning service, Spanish lessons, cultural trips, seaside trips, Flamenco lessons.  Opportunities to teach available.  Artists must give a public presentation and/or hold an open studio.  (visual, literary, media arts)

Lanesboro Arts Center

Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro Residency Program, PO Box 152, Lansboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2446. Nestled in the valley of southeast MN’s Root River, in a small town with a unique atmosphere that is part European hamlet, part tourist destination and part farm town, 2 hours south of the Twin Cities. 2-4 week residencies for sculptors, painters, poets, writers, and other emerging artists who reside in the US. Stipend, living and studio space provided. (visual, literary arts)

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)

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 1515 Race St., Denver, CO 80206 (303) 297-1185. Writer-in-residence at the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community. Located 7 miles from Las Animas and four hours from Denver in the Arkansas Valley of southeast Colorado. Four weeks, room and board with stipend. Writer teaches a small workshop for homeless veterans; work expected to be approximately 10 hours per week. Writer also gives one public lecture and one public reading. (literary 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)

Lynchburg College

Lynchburg College in Virginia, Richard H. Thornton Endowment, English Dept., 1501 Lakeside Dr., Lynchburg, VA 24501-3199 804/522-8267. Fiction writers, playwrights, or poets who have published at least one book are eligible; one semester long (8 weeks); housing, meals, $8,000 stipend; resident must teach a weekly seminar for undergraduates, visit classes as guest speaker, give one public reading. (literary arts)

Mabel Dodge Luhan House

Mabel Dodge Luhan House, 240 Morada Lane, Taos, NM 87571 (800) 846-2235 or (505) 751-9686. Inn and conference center. Fees charged. Also offers workshops in writing, painting, yoga, meditation, fiber arts, welding, and creative process. (literary, visual arts)

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)

Magic Pond Sanctuary

Magic Pond Wildlife Sanctuary and Guest House, Linda Griffith and Kay Johnson, PO Box 174, Blaine, ME 04734. (207) 429-8787 or (215) 947-2240. 75-acre wooded refuge with pond, streams, and fields. Open year-round. Registered guide service and photography coaching available. For “artists seeking renewal and solitude.” Weekly fees. (literary, visual arts)

Marble House Project

Marble House Project, 1161 Dorset West Rd., Dorset, VT 05251. Located on an organic farm and the historic Manley-Lefevre house. The property also has a swimming quarry and formal Italianate gardens with a marble tea house and stone pergola. Six residency sessions of 3 weeks annually, plus one 17-day residency for artists and their families. Each residency has 8 artists at a time. Open to all artistic disciplines, plus culinary, curatorial, and collaborative residents. Community engagement encouraged through performances, studio visits, lectures, and yoga in the barn. No cost to residents for room, board, and studio space in various outbuildings (converted ice house, garage, barn, etc.). (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)

Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency

Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, c/o John Daniel, 23030 W. Sheffler Rd., Elmira, OR 97437. No phone provided. Located on 92 acres in the Rogue River backcountry of southwestern Oregon. Offers “a lengthy spell of unparalleled solitude” for a writer or pair of writers. Residents must volunteer an hour a day of caretaking. House has plumbing, wood-fired stove, propane appliances, gas generator, and small solar electrical power (but no continuous source of electricity). Residency runs from April through October. Stipend provided. Administered through PEN Northwest. (literary arts)

Margo-Gelb Shack

Margo-Gelb Shack, OCARC, 22 Nelson Ave. Provincetown, MA 02657. 2-week residencies from mid-May to mid-October on Cape Cod National Seashore. Operated by the Outer Cape Artists Residency Coalition, membership fee plus residency fees charged. No running water or electricity; outdoor toilet and hand pump; kerosene lamps. Artists give one public presentation during their stay. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, writers, video/filmakers. (visual, literary, media arts)

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)

Mesa Refuge

Mesa Refuge, c/o Common Counsel Foundation, 1221 Preservation Park Way, Suite 101, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 834-2995. 2-6 weeks including room and most meals for experienced and new writers. Particularly interested in supporting writers working on themes of social justice, the economy, and the environment. Located near the seashore of Point Reyes atop the San Andreas Fault. (literary arts)

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).

Milton Center

The Milton Center, 3307 Third Ave., West Seattle, WA 98119 (206) 281-2988. Fellowship for Christian writers to complete their first book-length ms. of fiction or poetry; work 10 hours per week. “To support work by writers who seek to animate the Christian imagination, foster intellectual imagination, and explore the human condition with honesty and compassion.” Provides living expenses and stipend. 9 months; 2 residencies awarded per year. (literary arts)

Mineral School

Mineral School, 114 Mineral Rd. South, Mineral, WA 98355 (206) 937-5643. Located in a 1947 elementary school building near Mt. Rainier National Park, less than 2 hours from Seattle.  Accommodates 4 writers at a time for 2-week residencies.  Fees charged; includes all meals. Some full fellowships available to writers under age 35 who are residents of OR, WA, ID, AK, or MT. (literary arts)

Mitch Collective

Mitch Collective, 501 N 7th St., Martins Ferry, OH 43935. (740) 278-3011.  Located in a three story house built in 1907 that sits upon a hill along the Ohio River just across from Wheeling, WV.  Residencies of 2 weeks to 2 months for 2 artists at a time; shared studio; fees charged per week.  Open year-round; artists asked to teach a public workshop.  (visual and literary arts)

Montello Foundation

Montello Foundation, 195 Chrystie St., Suite 303M, New York, NY 10002 (347) 645-6510. Retreat center on 80 acres in the northeastern corner of Nevada, overlooking the Great Basin valley. No cell phone or wifi reception in this remote desert location. Can accommodate one artist at a time, up to 14 artists per year. No fees, but artists are responsible for their own travel and meals. Pets and family members are also allowed. (visual, literary, media arts)

Moth Retreat

The Moth Retreat for Artists and Writers, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland. Tel.: 00 353 (0)49 9522995 / 00 353 (0)87 2657251. Located in a converted barn approximately 2 hours northwest of Dublin. Residencies of one or two weeks for one resident at a time (or a couple). Private lodging and work space, some meals. Fees charged. (literary arts)

Mount Sequoyah New Play Retreat

Mount Sequoyah New Play Retreat, Dept. of Drama, Kimpell Hall 406, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (501) 575-2953. Residencies, workshops, and performances. Playwrights. (literary arts)

My Retreat

My Retreat, Writers Colony and B&B, Po Box 1077, Lincoln Rd., South Fallsburg, NY 12779 (800) 225-0256. In the foothills of the Catskills Mtns.; fees charged for rooms; each room has desk and view of the woods; private suite available; monthly rates negotiable; breakfasts provided; guests responsible for other meals but kitchen facilities are available for cooking; workshops in fiction, poetry, publishing, photography, and other subjects offered; main house and two cottages; first-come, first-served (literary arts and “artists of life”).

NALL Association

The N.A.L.L. Association, 232 Boulevard de Lattre, 06140 Vence, France. Tel.: 011-33-95-581326. The Nature, Art, and Life League, formerly the Michael Karolyi Memorial Foundation, runs an international center for writers and artists overlooking the Mediterranean. 6 private cottages rented by the month, annual membership fee in N.A.L.L. is required for residency, monthly fees vary according to season and size of cottage, write for details. Residents pay separately for utilities, meals, and transportation. (literary, visual 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 Orleans Writers’ Residency

New Orleans Writers’ Residency, 2117 N. Clairborne Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 516-5737. 19th c. shotgun house (not ADA accessible), 15 minute walk from the French Quarter; 6-8 writers at a time for residencies of 4 weeks. Shared bedrooms (for 2 to 3 residents), shared bath, shared studio space (with individual desks), shared kitchen. Residents receive housing, airfare, and weekly stipend (to cover food and entertainment costs). Mentoring available from on-site career counselor/editor. (literary arts)

New Pacific Studio

New Pacific Studio, Mount Bruce R.D. 1, Masterton, New Zealand. Tel: 64-6-375-8441. (Summer address: 321 Nevada St., Vallejo, CA 94590 707-649-8499). Located next to the National Wildlife Centre in the Lower North Island, a beautiful rural area in the northern Wairarapa. Open to artists and environmentalists from all over the world who are established in their field. 2 artists at a time; fees charged; community outreach opportunities available to resident artists. (visual, literary 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)

Nicholson Project

The Nicholson Project, 2310 Nicholson St. SE, Washington, DC 20020. AIR program provides housing and monthly stipend for one artist at a time; meals not included. Residencies of 1 – 3 months. Aritsts work on their own and/or complete an artwork to leave behind. All residents must offer a public program and have an open studio event. Preference given to local DC artists, but national creatives are also encouraged to apply; all creative practices are supported. Also the site of a neighborhood urban garden. (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)


Nightwriters offers writing seminars in such locations as Napa Valley, CA, Isle of Mull, Scotland, and Tuscany, Italy. Also rents out a writer’s house in Ashland, VA with daily and weekly rates. Based in Bethesda, MD.

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).

Noepe Center for Literary Arts

Noepe Center for Literary Arts, 104 Main St., Edgartown, MA 02568. No phone listed. Located in a former inn in downtown Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard. Residencies of 2 to 6 weeks for up to 10 writers at a time. Fees charged for private rooms; food is the responsibility of each artist, but access to a kitchen is included. Some scholarships available (literary arts)

Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony

Norman Mailer Writers Colony, 627 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA 02657. Administrative offices: 5430 Oakdale Ave., Woodland Hills, VA 91364 (800) 835-7853. Month-long residencies on Cape Cod for fiction and nonfiction writers. Summer residents receive a fellowship stipend and work with two mentoring writers three times a week. Fall, Winter, and Spring senior fellowships open to mid-career and distinguished writers who wish to work independently. Can accommodate up to 7 writers at a time. (literary arts)

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 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)

Odysseys Costa Rica

Odysseys Costa Rica, APDO 10578-1000, San Jose, Costa Ria. Tel. 011-506-2445-5236. Nonprofit organization arranges home stays for writers and visual artists at all stages of their careers. Located in the tropical cloud forest of San Ramon. Fees charged by week or month; includes private bedroom and work space in the home of a host family, all meals, and weekly program activities. Can accommodate up to 8 artists at a time, in four homes. Stipends and fee remissions available to writers who agree to facilitate a workshop hosted by the Asssociation. Operates year-round; residencies awarded through a competitive process. (visual and literary arts)

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)

Oregon Writers Colony

Oregon Writers Colony, Colonyhouse, PO Box 15200, Portland, OR 97293 (503) 879-8072. 2-story log house overlooking beach on the Oregon coast; weekend and weekly stays avail to members; annual dues, plus fees; Reservations required. (literary 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)

Panther Orchard Writers’ Retreat

Panther Orchard Writers’ Retreat, PO Box 367, Hopkinton, RI 02833 (541) 954-7415. Historic home on 43 acres of fields, woods, and ponds in southern RI. Rented year-round to one writer at a time (or two writers working as a team). Totally secluded, elegant sanctuary. Fees charged. Stays by week or month can be arranged. (literary arts)

Philips Exeter Academy

George Bennet Fellowship Program, Philips Exeter Academy, 20 Main St., Exeter, NH 03833 (603) 772-4311. Year-long writer-in-residence; stipend and housing; no teaching, but writers expected to give one public program and must make themselves available to interested students. (literary 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, 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, 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)

Pontlevoy Residencies

Pontlevoy Creative Residencies, The Eur-Am Center, 32500 Telegraph Rd., Suite 209, Bingham Farms, MI 48025 USA. (248) 730-2170. Summer residencies in a 17th century abbey in the village of Pontlevoy, located in the Loire Valley, 90 minutes by train from Paris. Open to individuals or groups. Shared studios for visual artists in a centuries-old barn; secluded writing studios; extensive grounds. The area is known for its chateaux (many are World Heritage sites), as well as wine and mushroom caves. Most residencies are two weeks in length, with 10-15 artists in residence at a time. Weekly fees charged, includes breakfast and dinner with other residents. Open to visual artists of all kinds (including 2-D, sculptors, installation, and earth art), writers, and art historians. (visual, literary arts and scholars)

Porches Writing Retreat

The Porches Writing Retreat, 56 Pine Hill Lane, Norwood, VA 24581 (434) 263-4135. Historic 1854 farmhouse overlooking the James River Valley. Can accomodate 3 writers at a time in private rooms. Canoeing, hiking, and vineyards nearby. Fees charged. Open on first-come, first-served basis. (literary 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)

Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Radcliffe College, 34 Concord Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 495-8212. 1 yr. Residency for artists at least 2 years out of graduate school; fellows receive studio space, stipend; 40 fellowships annually. (visual and literary arts, critics)


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)

Red Gate Gallery

Red Gate Artists Residency Program, PO Box 100600, 9039 Beijing, China. Tel: (8610) 6525-1005. Residencies of 1 to 6 months; fees charged. (visual, literary, performing arts and arts administrators).

Renaissance House

Renaissance House Residency Program, Helene and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, 484 W. 43rd St., Suite 37-E, New York, NY 10036 (212) 564-7932. Email: Weeklong residencies from June to August in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. Fees charged. Classes and lectures with established authors offered. (literary 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)

Richard Hugo House

Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 322-7030. Must be published; residencies for a minimum of 9 mos.; office space and monthly stipend. Housing not provided. Artists in residence must teach a class, develop a public program, and hold public office hours. (literary 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).

Roald Dahl Museum

Roald Dahl Museum and Story Center, Writer-in-Residence, 81-83 High St., Great Missenden, Buck HP16 0AN, United Kingdom. Tel: 44-0-1494-892192. 4 month residency with stipend and accommodation in the museum complex. Writer must agree to participation in some community outreach projects. Preference given to writers who have written for children.

Rockvale Writers’ Colony

Rockvale Writers’ Colony, 6994 Giles Hill Rd., College Grove, TN 37046 (615) 368-2289. Located on 317 acres of rolling farmland; facilities include swimming pool, whirlpool spa, tennis court, hiking trails. Residencies of one to four weeks, open to writers of any genre aged 21 and up. Shared weekly dinner; all other food must be provided and prepared by residents. Fees charged. (literary 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)

Sacatar Foundation

Sacatar Foundation, 44460 Itaparica, Bahia; Quinta Pitanga, Rua de Alegria 10, Brazil. Tel: 011-55-71-631-1834. Alternate address: PO Box 2612, Pasadena, CA 91102. Visual and literary (writing in Portuguese or English). Residencies scheduled throughout much of the year, although the Foundation always closes for a month starting the week before Carnaval, which usually falls in February. Residential sessions last from six to twelve weeks, with most scheduled for eight weeks. On occasion, the Foundation hosts Special Projects, which may be of shorter duration. Special Projects are group projects with a specific focus and purpose, originated by the Foundation or proposed by others. Mix of Brazilian and international artists, no stipend, but round trip airfare is covered, as well as room and board, accommodates 6 artists at a time, approx. 15-25 residents per year. Located on the Quinta Pitanga estate on the Island of Itaparica in the Bay of All Saints, across from the city of Salvador, Bahia. (visual, literary 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)

Saltonstall Arts Colony

Saltonstall Arts Colony, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, 120 Brindley St., Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 277-4933. Month-long retreats for artists from NY State (visual and literary arts)

Sanskriti Foundation

Sanskriti Pratishthan Foundation, C-6/53 Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi 110016, India. Tel.: 91-11-6963226. Residencies of 1-12 weeks, vegetarian meals, fees charged. (visual, literary, performing arts, also scholars).

Santa Fe Art Institute

Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Residencies of 1-3 mos. Fees charged; partial residency fee waivers available on a need-based jury process. (visual, literary arts)

Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Colonies

Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Colonies, Box 3986, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 39R Canada (306) 757-6310. Operates St. Peter’s Abbey Colony, and Emma Lake Colony; weekly fees charged; offers 3 weeks in winter at St. Peter’s or 2 to 5 weeks in summer (at both locations); preference given to Saskatchewan residents. Accommodates 10 to 18 artists at a time. (visual, 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)

Shandaken Projects

Shandaken Projects, 10 South Street, Slip 7, New York, NY 10004 (917) 623-3315. Sponsors a residency program at Storm King Art Center, a fellowship program at Governors Island, as well as master classes, commissions and exhibitions. Shandaken: Storm King hosts 3 residents at a time for 2 to 6 weeks on the grounds of the sculpture park in the Hudson River Valley region. Shandaken: Governors Island is located in New York Harbor between lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, and provides studio space for five artists at a time for periods of a full year, and is only open to residents of New York City. This program provides studio space only, not housing. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Silver Creek Writers

Silver Creek Writers’ Residency, PO Box 6609, Ketchum, ID 83340 (208)-726-2017. Offers 4 residencies of one month in length per year, for two writers at a time. Two slots are reserved for Idaho writers; the other two are open to nature and wilderness writers and fiction writers. Open to emerging and early-career writers. No fee. (literary 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)

Space Studios

Space Studios, 536 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101. No phone listed. Artist-in-Residence Program offers a live/work studio for one visiting artist at a time (other studios in the building serve resident artists). Located in a converted 1908 brick office building. Five artists per year selected for 2 to 4 week residencies. Open to emerging and mid-career artists, with a particular commitment to LGBTQ artists and artists of color, and those whose “practices engage with contemporary issues and socially relevant concepts.” Small stipend offered. Some equipment available (projectors, a/v, hardware, tools). Residents required to be involved with at least one public engagement program, and Space makes alliances with other arts groups in the Portland region for “targeted” community connections. Also open to collaborative groups and curators. (visual, literary, media arts)

Spark Box Studio

Spark Box Studio, 885 County Rd. 5, Picton, ON Canada K0K 2T0 (613) 476-0337. Located in Prince Edward County in Ontario, 2.5 hours from Toronto. Offers fee-based residencies that range in length from a weekend to 2 months. Can accommodate 3 residents at a time; provides private bedroom and studio space. Open to emerging and professional printmakers, photographers, painters, illustrators, and writers. Access to print or photography studios available for additional equipment and supply fees. (visual, literary 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)

Stadler Center for Poetry

Bucknell University, Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing and the Poet-in-Residence Program, Stadler Center for Poetry, Lewisburg, PA 17837 (570) 577-1853. 2 residencies, open to fiction writers and poets over 21 years working on a first or second book; 2.5 month residency includes housing, meals, studio, and stipend. (literary arts)

Stanford University Creative Writing Fellowships

Stanford Creative Writing Fellowships, Creative Writing Program, Dept. of English, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2087. (650) 723-2637. Open to poets and fiction writers. 20 fellowships for 2 years awarded annually. Stipend. Participants arrange own housing.(literary arts)

Starry Night Residency

Starry Night Residency, 718 Van Patten St., Truth or Consequences, NM 87901 (575)-894-9191. Located on the banks of the Rio Grande in southwestern New Mexico, at 4,260 feet above sea level.  Open to artists and researchers.  Provides a private apartment and shared studio space for two or three artists at a time.  Residencies from 2 weeks to 6 months in length. Fees charged.  Artists can bring spouses, partners, or creative partners for an additional fee.  Quarterly application deadlines. (visual, literary, media arts)

Stiwdio Maelor

Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, Machynlleth, Wales, UK SY2 09SP.  No telephone listed.  Located in a traditional stone building in an old quarry village in the Snowdonia National Park. The building has 8 artist studios, one of which is specifically designated for visiting artists for up to 2 month periods. Private bedroom and studio (one one floor), shared bath, kitchen, dining room. Artists must provide own meals and materials. Fees charged by the week. (visual, literary arts)

Stone Court Writer-in-Residence

Stone Court Writer-in-Residence, PO Box 129, Stockbridge, MA 01230 (413) 298-3800. Open to young fiction writers. Two 8-12 week residencies per year for one writer at a time, beginning in September and February. Lodging in a one-bedroom apartment, weekly stipend. Residents teach one creative writing class at Berkshire Waldorf High School and give a public reading (literary arts).

Stonehouse Residency

Stonehouse Residency for the Contemporary Arts, 47694 Dunlap Rd., Miramonte, CA (509) 562-4859. On 173 acres of open land next to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks at an elevation of 3,600 feet on a ranch with magnificant views of the high Sierra Mountains to the east and the San Joaquin Valley and foothills to the west. Open to all visual artists and writers; residencies of 4 weeks for 3 artists at a time; fees charged; housing and meals provided. Artists expected to participate in off-site public exhibitions and presentations and in open house studio tours. (visual, literary 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)


Studium/Visiting Scholar Program, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, 104 Chapel Lane, St. Joseph, MN 56374. Tel: (320) 363-7172.  Open to creative writers and scholars whose “projects and personal style are in keeping with Benedictine cultural and social commitments (the boundaries are wide!)—awareness of God, community, prayer and work, listening, hospitality, stewardship and peace.”  Residents provided with apartment and office, access to campus events and gym.  Noon and evening meals are in the monastery dining hall.  Fees charged; some scholarships available for those staying a month or longer. (literary arts)

Sundance Institute Playwrights Laboratory

Sundance Institute Playwrights Laboratory, 19 Exchange Place, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 521-9330 Playwrights. (literary 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)

Taft-Nicholson Center Artist-in-Residence

Taft-Nicholson Center, Artist-in-Residence Program, University of Utah, Languages & Communication Blg., 255 S. Central Campus Drive, Room 2100, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (801) 581-6214. Located in the Centennial Valley Center in Lakeview, Montana; residencies from mid-June through October 1 for one artist at a time or for an artist couple; residencies latest 2 to 6 weeks. In a remote settingdedicated to the historical integrity of the land and the preservation of natural habitat and wildlife. Lodging in a private one-bedroom house; artists may work in the house or in the Zimbeaux art center studio. Artist must provide their own transportation and food. Artists are expected to interact with faculty and students at the Center, donate one artistic work, make at least one demonstration or portfolio presentation to the community, and be willing to be photographed, filmed, and/or interviewed for the center archives and website. (visual, literary, performing and 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)

Tatamagouche Centre

Tatamagouche Centre Independent Writer’s Retreat, RR2 Tatamagouche, NS, B0K 1V0 Canada (800) 218-2220. One-week residency in Nova Scotia on the Northumberland Strait; fees charged; includes all meals. Double-occupancy rooms. Option to workshop works-in-progress with resident writer in the evenings. Walking trails and canoes nearby. Affiliated with the United Church of Canada. (literary 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)

The Writer’s Room at The Betsy

The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139. (305) 760-6900.  Supported by the Hyam Plutznik Centennial Committee, the hotel offers short residencies (typically Sunday through Wednesday) for writers.  No fees; some stipends available based on need.  Residents asked to hold a salon, write a blog post, and donate a recently published book for the library.  Furnishings in the guest room include Plutznik’s personal desk.

Thurber House

The Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 464-1032. Residency for writers, and for writers of children’s literature. Stipend. (literary arts)

Tvak Artist Residency

Tvak Artist Residency, 11 Dilkhush Society, opp Vimal House, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380014.  Tel: + 91 9898164336.  Open to visual artists, curators, writers, and “new disciplines.”  Can support up to 4 artists at a time for residencies of 1 to 3 months.  Located 2 km outside Ahmedabad.  Residents housed in air-conditioned bungalow with private bed and bath and attached terrace and garden.  Shared use of kitchen, common room, small art library.  Artists may also use swimming pool and other facilities in the adjoining resort. Also available: laptop, internet access, easels, basic painting and sculpting tools, potter’s wheel.  Monthly fees charged; some opportunities to earn money through teaching.  Artists must participate in an exhibition or presentation at the end of their stay and donate one piece of work to the collection.  (visual, literary arts)

Twelve Literary Arts

Twelve Literary Arts @ Famicos Foundation, 1325 Ansel Road, Cleveland, OH 44106. The Barbara Smith Writer-in-Residence Program is open to established and emerging writers of color from Northeast Ohio and from outside the region. Residencies of 4 writers per year of one to three months. Residents provided with stipend, office space, and an apartment (for non-regional writers). Residents must give a public reading and be available for local media requests. Prospective residents must be nominated by editors, agents, or other professionals. Open to poets, fiction writers, journalists, essayists, and playwrights. (literary arts)

Tyrone Art Center

Tyrone Art Center, 2651 Old Taneytown Rd., Westminster, MD 21158. (410) 259-1351. Residency of 2 to 4 weeks for an individual artist (writer, painter, ceramicist, papermaker, installation artist or environmental artist) to work in a rural setting with a private studio in a barn and housing in an 1820 log home on a 5-acre site with large pond and stream. Weekly fees charged. Residencies take place between April and November. (visual, literary arts)

Tyrone Guthrie Center

Tyrone Guthrie Center, Annaghmakerrig, Newbliss, County Managhan, Ireland. Tel: 011-047-54003. Year-round studio space available. (visual, 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 Arizona Poetry Center

University of Arizona Poetry Center Summer Residency Program, 1508 E. Helen St., Tucson, AZ 85721 (520) 626-3765. For an individual writer who has not published more than one full-length work. Accommodations; stipend; residency of one month between June 1 and Aug. 31; dates negotiable (literary arts)

University of Mississippi Summer Poet in Residence

University of Mississippi Summer Poet in Residence, Dept. of English, Bondurant Hall C135, PO Box 1848, University, MS 36677-1848. One poet in residence from mid-June to mid-July. Accomodations in a 3-bedroom house adjeacent to Willliam Faulkner’s Rowan Oak and walking distance from campus. Honorarium, public reading, printing of a broadside. The poet is also asked to host one special event and/or visiting summer classes. Apply by March 1 each year with a 10-page work sample, resume, personal statement, and names of 3 recommendations. (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)

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, AIR Program, 1064 Race St., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (616) 454-7000. 4 artists at a time; 2 years. (visual, media, performing, literary and inter-disciplinary arts)

Varuna Writers House

Varuna Writers’ Centre, 141 Cascade St, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia. Tel.: 61-47-825674. Located in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales.  The Centre hosts readings and workshops; residencies are fee-based and open on a first-come basis.  (literary arts)

Vermont Studio Center

Vermont Studio Center, PO Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656 (802) 635-2727. 4-12 week residencies; fees charged, some financial support; up to 50 artists and writers per month. Other services include library, slide showings, readings, art supply store, visiting artist series, fitness activities. Located in the heart of the Green Mtns. Access to all facilities at nearby Johnson State College include sport, library, computer lab privleges. (visual and literary 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)

Virginia G. Piper Center

Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Arizona State University, PO Box 875002, Tempe, AZ 85287. Tel.: (480) 965-6018. Offers residencies to one distinguished writer at a time for “extended stays.” Residents live and work in the historic President’s Cottage, which also holds classroom and administrative space, a library, outdoor performance area and writer’s garden. (literary 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)

Washington College

Site of the Rose O’Neill Literary House, Washington College hosts readings and lectures, runs a hand-letter press, and publishes an annual journal, Cherry Tree. The O’Neill House also sponsors visiting writers’ fellowships, a Cave Canem Residency, and a series of Summer Poetry Salons.

Wassaic Artist Residency

Wassaic Artist Residency, The Maxon Mills, PO Box 300, 37 Furnace Bank Rd., Wassaic, NY 12592. No phone listed. Located in a small hamlet 2 hours north of NYC, easily accessible by Metro North train. Open to emerging and professional visual artists and writers; residencies for 9 to 11 artists at a time for periods of 1 to 6 months in historic landmark buildings (the Lodge, HVA, and Schoolhouse residences, with studios in Maxon Mills and Luther Barn). Has silk screen shop, wood shop, and metal shop. Residents asked to participate in artist’s talks and presentations, as well as once-a-month open studios. Open to artist couples, artists with children, artists with dogs. Fees charged; some financial assistance and fellowships available. Residents must provide their own meals. (visual, literary 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)

Wellspring House

Wellspring House, PO Box 2006, Ashfield, MA 01330  (413) 628-3276. Retreat center in Massachusetts hills, 35 minutes from Northampton/Amherst, sheltered by towering spruce, secluded but in town. Private rooms, communal kitchen in renovated carriage house. Accommodates up to 7 residents at a time. Wireless internet, library, meditation room. Fees charged; some partial scholarships. (literary, visual arts)

Wellstone Center in the Redwoods

Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, 858 Amigo Rd., Soquel, CA 95073 (831) 471-8459. Located on 4.7 acres that includes a redwood grove, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Offers week-long residencies in Glass House, or two weeks for emerging writers in the Library House, or two weeks for creative couples in the Pool House. Fees charged; does not include food (although kitchen access is provided). Some competitive fellowships offered. Visiting writers asked to feature at a weekly open mic. Wellstone Center also offers workshops and runs a small press. Most residencies offered on a first-come basis (literary arts).

Weymouth Center

Weymouth Center, 145 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387 or PO Box 939, Southern Pines, NC 28388 (910) 692-6261. 22-room Georgian Manor house located on 20 acres, no fees, North Carolina writers and translators only, purchase and prepare own food, short residencies of 1 to 2 weeks (literary arts)

White Leaves Artist Residency

White Leaves Artist Residency, El Rito, NM 87530. Tel: (510) 368-6912. Located in the isolated, rural environment of the high desert. Accommodates 2 to 3 artists at a time for residencies of ten to 21 days during the Fall (Sept-Nov) or Spring (April-June) session. Artists housed in small private cabins with solar power and potable water, with access to shared kitchen and showers. Additional outbuilding workspaces available. No fees; artists must pay for their own travel, food, and materials. (visual, literary, media 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)

Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing

Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, Dept. of English, University of Wisconsin, 600 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706. Fellowship of 9 mos. and stipend of $20,000 for poets and fiction writers who have completed an MA or MFA and are working on a first book. 2 awards annually; residency for one academic year. Writers must teach one class each semester and give one public reading. (literary 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)

Women’s International Study Center

WISC, 614 Acequia Madre, Santa Fe, NM 87505.  (505) 983-6538.  One-month residency for women in the arts, sciences, cultural preservation or business.  Residents asked to give a public presentation.  Open to women who are accomplished and respected in their fields.  Stipend paid.  (visual and literary 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.

Write On Door County

Write On Door County, P.O. Box 457, 4177 Juddville Rd., Fish Creek, WI 54212. (920) 868-1457. Located on nearly 40 acres of meadows, orchards, and woodlands near the shoreline of Green Bay, between the villages of Egg Harbor and Fish Creek. Short and long-term residencies available to two writers at a time. Accommodations can be made to writers’ families. Residents must provide a community service during their stay (such as teaching a class, visiting schools or senior centers). (literary arts)

Writer on a Hill

Writer on a Hill, Claudia Froelich Arts Atrium, Giessereistrasse 12, CH- 8005 Zurich.  Tel.: +41 (0) 43 818 20 29.  Located in a former warehouse in a small hamlet 50 minutes from Zurich.  Residencies of 3-6 mos. for professional writers.  Fees charged.

Writers at the Eyrie

Eyrie Residence Program, 118 N. 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249.  Open to US writers of poetry and short fiction over age 25 who are not residents of NYC. Residencies of 2 weeks to one month for a single writer at a time.  Located on the fourth floor of an apartment in Williamsburg; not ADA accessible.  Fees for some residencies; others are free of charge.  (literary arts)

Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow

Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow, Eureka Springs, AR, one hour from Fayetteville in the Ozark Mountains. 7 writers at a time, writers required to give one public reading or workshop. Some fees, although “no qualified writer will be prevented from coming for lack of funds” (literary arts)

Writers in the Heartland

Writers in the Heartland, c/o Dr. Patricia Brett Erens, 180 E. Pearson St., #3802, Chicago, IL 60611. Residency for up to 5 writers at a time in Gilman, IL, two hours south of Chicago, on a secluded lake surrounded by 32 acres of woodlands and farmland. Property includes hiking trails, a meditation garden, and an outdoor running track. All meals provided (vegetarian, low-fat, low-sodium fare). Open September and October only. Most writers stay one week, but some longer residencies also possible. (literary arts)

Writing Between the Vines

Writing Between the Vines, various locations in California and western Canada. Offers three to four short-term retreats (one week or less) on vineyards each winter and spring for individual writers. Residents are provided with free housing, but are responsible for travel, food, and all other expenses. Open to poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, screenwriters, travel writers, and food and beverage writers. (literary arts)

Writing By Writers

Writing By Writers, PO Box 60544, Palo Alto, CA, 94306. Offers two residency programs. Wolf House is located in NE Minneapolis and offers two one-week residencies (one in Spring, one in Summer). Mill House is located in Bend, OR and offers one two-week residency each Winter for up to 6 writers. At Mill House, each writer lives in a 1 or 2-bedroom cottage (and there is a shared hot tub). For both residencies, there is no fee for lodging, but residents are responsible for their own meals and transportation. At both residencies, artists may opt to bring their dogs (but no spouses, children, or friends). (literary arts)


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).

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)