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

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

Glassell School of Fine Arts

Glassell School of Fine Arts, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 5101 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006 (713) 639-7500. Studio and stipend; 1 year, renewable for second year; up to 10 artists per year. Open to young artists who are just finishing their undergrad or grad fine arts training. (visual 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)

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)

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St., Houston, TX 77002. (713) 529-4848 x112. Open to artists working in wood, glass, metal, fiber, clay, or mixed media. Residency includes stipend, studio space, access to a wide variety of professional opportunities and resources. Residencies of 3, 6, 9, or 12 months. (visual 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)

Marfa Contemporary AIR Program

Marfa Contemporary, 100 E. San Antonio St., PO Box 1233, Marfa, TX 79843.  (432) 729-3500.  Residencies of 3 months open to artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, performance-related media.  Large studio, furnished apartment, stipend, travel costs provided.  Artist expected to participate in school workshops, actively engage with the local community, and present an exhibit at the close of the residency.

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)

Roswell Museum Art Center

Roswell Museum Art Center Foundation, AIR Program, 100 W. 11th St., Roswell, NM 88201(505) 622-6037. 5 acres in the high plains of SE New Mexico. Stipend, accommodations in a complex of 6 houses and 9 studios; artists purchase and prepare own meals; houses accommodate single person or family, with furniture, appliances, utensils. (visual arts but no crafts)

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)

Serie Project

Serie Project, Inc., 6601 Felix Ave., Austin, TX 78741 (512) 385-3591. Non-profit printmaking organization offers one- or two-week residencies to professional artists working in all visual mediums. Supports 15 to 18 artists annually; particularly interested in Latino artists. Master Printer guides artist through printmaking, so no knowledge of serigraphy required. All tools and materials provided, and artist keeps half of the edition of 50. Living accommodations provided; artist must pay own food and travel expenses. (visual arts)

Southwest School of Art and Craft

Southwest School of Art & Craft, Visiting Artists Program, 300 Augusta St., San Antonio, TX 78205-1296 (210) 224-1848. (visual 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)

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)

Sundance Institute Playwrights Laboratory

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)