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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)

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).


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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Cerdeira Village

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


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


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)

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)


Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum, sundaymorning at ekwc, Zuid-Willemsvaart 215, 5211 SG’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Tel.: 011-31-0-73124500.  3 month residencies for those working in the ceramic arts.  Up to 12 artists at a time; equipment provided.  Fees charged.  (visual arts)

Estonian Artists Association

Estonian Artists’ Association, c/o Tallinn Art Hall, Vabaduse Valjak 6, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia. Tel: 011-372-6273630. Guest studio for visiting artists on the top floor of Tallinn Art Hall for 1-2 people at a time.  The building also contains several artists’ studios, the office of the Estonian Artists’ Association, the Estonian Center for Contemporary Arts, a shop selling art materials, the KuKu Club and the KuKu Cafe, both popular meeting places for artists. Daily fees charged.  (visual 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)

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)

Firenze Arti Visive School of Fine Arts

Firenze Arti Visive School of Fine Arts, Borgo Santa Croce 8, Florence, Italy 50122, Tel: (+39) 334-902-9153. Located in a 15th century palazzo in the historic center of Florence. Independent residencies in painting, drawing, printmaking and photography for 2 to 8 weeks. Studio facilities include painting and drawing studios, etching presses, lithography presses, letter press, black and white dark room, computers. Fees charged. Open year round. (visual arts)

Footpaths to Creativity

Footpaths to Creativity, 8 Rideout Lane, Stoughton, MA 02072. (617) 549-2452. Residency on Flores Island in the Azores Archipelago off the coast of Portugal, from 1 week to 1 year. Fees charged on sliding scale based on ability to pay. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Frans Masereel Centrum

Frans Masereel Centrum, Masereeldijk 5, 2460 Kasterlee, Belgium. Tel. +32 14 85 22 52. Open to established graphic artists; Residencies of 2 weeks to 2 months; housing in museum. (graphic arts, visual arts).

Halka Art Project

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

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)

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)

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)


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)

International School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture

International School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture, via Regina Margherita 6, 06057 Montecastello di Vibio, Perugia, Italy Tel: 39-075-878-0072. US Toll-free voice mail: (866) 449-3604. Located in Montecastello di Vibio, a medieval hill town in Umbria, overlooking the lush Tiber River valley 2 hours north of Rome. Residencies of 4 weeks for up to 8 artists at a time; fees charged. (visual 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)

Kunstlerhause Buchsenhausen

Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen, Weiherburggasse 13/12, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria. AIR program for up to 12 artists annually. Artists must be between ages 25 and 40. Residencies from 3-6 months in Buchsenhausen Castle. Working and living studio, shared garden and veranda, production space with multimedia tools, stipend. (visual, media arts)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Nida Art Colony

Nida Art Colony, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Maironio str. 6, Vilnius, Lithuania, LT-01124. Tel: +370-5-21-5463 or +370-616-55141. Located on the Curonian Spit, a peninsula dividing the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea, in a landscape of sand dunes and pitch pine forests. Can accommodate up to 5 artists at a time for residencies of one to six months. Open to visual artists, designers, architects, art critics, curators, art theoreticians, and culture managers from Lithuania and abroad. Fees charged; some grants available. (visual, 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)

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)

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)

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Sarphatistraat 470, 1018 Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tel.: 011-31-20-5270300.  60 studios; residencies up to 2 years.  Dutch and international artists at the beginnings of their careers (most aged 25 to 35).  Fees charged.  (visual, media arts)

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, San Marcuola – Cannaregio, Calle Seconda del Cristo 1798, 30121 Venice, Italy. Independent residencies in printmaking, painting, and drawing for 2 – 12 weeks. Housing in apartments in the Campo San Maurizio in the central historical area of Venice with kitchen, laundry facilities. Artists responsible for own meals. Access to vertical platen press, 8 intaglio presses, lithography press, silk screen, letter press, brayers, typefaces, exposure unit, computers, library, painting studio (oil and encaustics not admitted). Fees charged; some full fellowships offered. Open year round. (visual arts)


Skopelos Foundation for the Arts (SkopArt), PO Box 56, Skopelos Island, Greece 37003 Tel.: 24240-24143. Located on an island in the Northern Sporades.  Equipment on site includes electric kiln, wood-burning kiln, ceramics wheel, printmaking and screen-printing facilities.  Residencies of 2 weeks to 2 months from March through November for ceramists, mixed media artists, painters, printmakers and sculptors. Fees charged; some reductions possible in exchange for creation of a community project or donation of work. (visual arts)

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)

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)

Thami Mnyele Foundation

Thami Mnyele Foundation, Postbus 10768, 1001 ET Amsterdam, The Netherlands Tel: 31-20-625-6274. Hosts African artists for 3 month residencies in The Netherlands.  (visual and media 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.


Werkstätten-und Kulturhaus (WUK), Wahringstrasses 59, 1090 Vienna, Austria. Tel.: 011-43-1-4012135. Art center with 130 resident groups and individuals in the visual and performing arts.  Two studios are reserved for guest visual artists, one for 3 month periods, and the other for a 12-month stay. (visual arts)