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)

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)

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, PO Box 5598, 5263 Owlcreek Road, Snowmass Village, CO 81615 (970) 923-3181. 14 artists at a time; 2 residency terms (10 weeks in the Fall and 12 weeks in the Spring). Single-occupancy dorm-style rooms; five dinners and five continental breakfasts per week, artists make all other meals; artists pay travel, food, personal expenses. Concurrent Visiting Artists and Critics program allows residents to meet and get feedback from internationally-recognized artists, curators, and writers. In a resort community in the Rocky Mountains 160 miles west of Denver and 10 miles west of Aspen, spread out over 4.5 acres. Open to emerging and established visual artists, including woodworkers, furniture makers, photographers, painters, sculptors, ceramicists, printmakers, and book artists. (visual 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.

Art Farm

Art Farm, 1306 W. 21st Rd., Marquette, NE 68854 (402) 854-3120. On a working farm 2 miles from the clay bluffs of the Platte River, 130 miles west of Omaha. Artists purchase and prepare own food, work 15 hours per week. No fees; residences of 2-3 mos. Open to artists working in ceramics, drawing, installation, mixed media, painting, sculpture, woodworking; also conceptual artists, environmental artists, and multimedia artists. (visual and media arts)

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)


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)


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)

Atelier Fourwinds

Les Ateliers Fourwinds, La Juliere, F-13930 Aureille, France. Tel.: 011-33-4-90-59934.  Located among the olive groves of Provence.  Can accommodate 4 artists at a time for residencies of one to four months.  Supports artists working in sculpture, ceramics, painting and drawing.  Fees charged.  (visual 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)

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).

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St., Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 341-7130. 2 urban warehouses, 5 studios with apartments. Artists purchase own food and prepare meals; monthly stipend, residencies of 3 mos.; artists donate one piece and give at least one informal slide presentation. Equipment provided (kilns, bridge crane, forklifts, welding equipment, woodshop and tools, metalworking equipment, darkroom, video camera, editing equipment, printmaking equipment). “Designed to foster creativity and the productive exchange of ideas.” (visual arts)

Bishogama Ceramic Workshop

Bishogama International Ceramic Workshop, Box 144, T0H 2C0 Hythe A.B. Canada. Tel: 1-780-356-2424. Equipment provided includes Anagama (traditional Japanese wood kiln) Salt-kiln, wood-fire-kiln, electric-kilns, gas-kilns, raku-kilns. 2 studios with all technical equipment. Individual rooms in shared house with 6 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, large living room with fireplace and a very large dining / kitchen area and laundry room. (visual 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)

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)

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)


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)

Campos de Gutierrez

Campos de Gutierrez, Calle 65, No. 48-87 Prado Centro, Medellín, Columbia. Tel: +54 (310) 443-0408 and +54 (034) 221-4076. International residency program for contemporary visual artists, designers, curators, and art historians housed in a 19th c. coffee plantation in the foothills of Medellín. Accommodates 5 to 8 artists at a time with private lodging, unlimited studio access, optional weekly critiques from guest critics, weekly guided tours of cultural and historic sites, opportunity to exhibit or give a talk. Fees charged; some financial aid available. (visual arts)

Carre Jaune-la Base

Carre Jaune-la Base, 6 bis rue Vergniaud, 93200 Levallois-Perret, France. Tel.: 011-33-47-584958


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 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 Est Nord Est

Centre Est Nord Est, 335 Avenue de Gaspe-Ouest, Saint Jean Port Joli, Quebec G0R 3G0, Canada (418) 598-6363. Located near the St. Lawrence River and the Appalache Mountains. Open to up to 6 Canadian and international artists at a time. 2-month residencies in the spring, summer, and fall. Also organizes events, lectures, and publications. Stipend, technical assistance, individual studio, access to sculptural equipment provided. Artists cover the costs of accommodation, meals, and travel. (visual 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)


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

Chalk Hill Artist Residency

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


chaNorth, 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)

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)

Contemporary Artists Center

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

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).

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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).

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)

Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia Sculpture Park, 29815 Unity Ave., Shafer, MN 55074 (651) 465-3701. 16 acres in the St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles NE of Minneapolis. Open to established and emerging sculptors. 20 artists per year invited to create site-specific outdoor work. Residency and stipend. (visual 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


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)


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)

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)

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)

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)

Kala Institute

Kala Institute, 1060 Heinz Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 549-2977. Housing in local apartments; 6-month residency with 24-hour access to facilities. Artists pay for travel, food, housing; annual fellows gallery exhibit; 10 fellowships annually; fees charged. Extensive equipment on site. (visual artists in book art, digital imaging, painting/monoprints, paper art, and printmaking; traditional and combined with electronic media, animation, digital video and sound, multimedia artists)

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)


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 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)

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)

League Residency at Vyt

The League Residency at Vyt, 241 Kings Highway, box 357, Sparkill NY 10976 (845) 359-1263. Sponsored by the Art Students League of New York. Set on fifteen wooded acres in the Lower Hudson Valley, just 24 miles north of NYC. Up to 7 artists at a time. Provides studio spaces and private bedrooms, either in the ADA-compliant Residence Hall or in an 1890 Victorian home. Residencies of 4 to 8 weeks; fees charged per month; some scholarships. Residents have access to some equipment: a bronze furnace, ceramic kilns, forging, and welding; plus art library, studio critiques. (visual 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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).

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)

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)

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 Bird Sanctuary

Norman Bird Sanctuary, Mabel Residency, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI 02842 (401) 846-2577. Located on the southeastern tip of Aquidneck Island. Private accommodations for up to 5 artists at a time in the Paradise Farmhouse, plus 3 meals a day, for residences up to 4 weeks. Open to mid-career and established artists in architecture, dance, film/video, interdisciplinary, music composition, visual arts. No residency fees. (visual, performing, media 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 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)

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)


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)

Prairie Center of the Arts

Prairie Center of the Arts, 1412 SW Washington St., Peoria, IL 61602 (309) 673-5589. Housed in a century-old warehouse listed on the National Historic Register formerly a rope manufacturer. Near the Illinois River, 3 hours from Chicago and St. Louis. Housing and meals not provided; artists are given a stipend to cover those costs. Artists are expected to participate in public programs and studio tours, and to donate a piece of artwork. (visual arts)


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)

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 Lodge Clay Center

Red Lodge Clay Center, 123 S. Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068 (406) 446-3993. Serves 4 long-term residents (of one year) and 2 to 4 short-term residents (ranging from one to eight weeks) at a time in a rural, mountainous setting. Full ceramic facilities. Housing, studio space provided. Long-term residents receive stipend in exchange for working 20 hours a week (teaching, gallery sitting, cleaning, maintenance). Short-term residents pay housing fee. All residents provide own meals. (visual 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


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)

Soaring Gardens

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

Sodus Art Banck

Sodus Art Banck, 27 East Main St., Sodus, NY  14551.  Residencies of 3 to 4 weeks for painters, sculptors, and artists working in mixed media.  Located in Wayne County, near Sodus Bay, Chimney Bluffs, and Fairhaven State Park.  Studios in the former Gaylord State Bank.  Equipment available includes drill press, bench grinders, band saw, electric kiln, foundry, welders, forge and anvil, sand blaster, easels, work benches, drawing tables.  Accommodations in Victorian home across the street includes full kitchen, bath, living room, laundry room, wi-fi.  Fees charged.  Artists can opt to teach workshops (visual 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)

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)

Studios Midwest

Studios Midwest, PO Box 291, Galesburg, IL 61402 (309) 344-1177. 8-week summer residencies for 4-6 artists from June through August; free housing and studio space; opportunities for informal community interaction and one group exhibit. Artists supply their own transportation, equipment, food. (visual arts)

Studios of Key West

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

Sundress Academy for the Arts

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

Taleamore Park

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

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)

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)

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)

Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, 19 Brick Hill Rd., Newcastle, ME 04553 (207) 882-6075. Various jobs for studio and stipend; ceramics only; dorm room accommodations. 2-week sessions during summer months and 9-month residencies from Sept.-May. On 32 rural acres with gently rolling hills in a former brick factory. Some residencies fully funded, some partially funded. Equipment on-site includes a variety of kilns, potters’ wheels, clay mixer, pug mill. (visual 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)

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)

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).


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