26 Split Rock Cove Retreat

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

360 Xochi Quetzal Artist Residency

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

A.I.R. Studio Paducah

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

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberysthwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DE Tel: (01970) 623232. The largest arts center in Wales offers residencies visual artists in all disciplines for 3 month periods. Artists provided with room and board, studio space of 35 square meters. Artists must give an informal public talk about their artistic process, have an open studio toward the end of their stay, and an end-of-residency exhibition. The Center is on the West Coast, in the center of Cardigan Bay. (visual arts)

Acadia National Park

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

Afrique Profonde

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

AIR Norway

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

Akademie Schloss Solitude

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

Al-Ma-mal Foundation

Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, PO Box 14644 New Gate, Old City, Jerusalem 91145, Israel. Tel: (972) 2-6283457. Provides local and visiting artists accomodation and studio facilties, materials and fabrication assistance, living fee, travel expenses. Artists also work with youth through the Workshops Program. and donate work to the permanent collection. Facilities include darkroom and office equipment. (visual and media arts).

Albee Foundation

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


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

American Academy in Berlin

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

American Academy in Rome

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

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)

Appalachian Center for Craft

Appalachian Center for Craft, 1560 Craft Center Dr., Smithville, TN 37166. (615) 597-6801. 1 yr. residency for up to 5 artists at a time (renewable for a second year); artists expected to work 20/hrs. a week. Open to craft artists working in glass, ceramics, fiber, wood, and metal. Aims “to provide a creative, residential environment for emerging professional artists and to broaden student and faculty awareness of new approaches and techniques.” (visual arts)

Arcus Project

Arcus Project Artist in Residence Program, 978-6 Kasahara-cho, Miro, Ibaraki 310-8555, Japan. Tel: (029) 301-2735. Residencies for 5 young and mid-career artists at a time for up to 5 months max. Stipend paid, plus housing, studio, exhibition, and airfare. (visual, media 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)

Artist at Pine Needles

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


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

Arts Center

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

Arts Center of Yates County

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


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


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


Artspace, 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 821-2787. Regional emerging artist residency open to emerging artists from NC. Rent-free studio with 24-hr. access. (visual arts)


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

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)

Atlantic Center for the Arts

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

Atlin Center

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

Aurora Project

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


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

Badlands National Park

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

Baltimore Clayworks

Baltimore Clayworks, 5706 Smith Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209 (410) 578-1919. One-year AIR for an artist working in ceramics, small stipend, one artist per year. No housing provided. Studio space, access to equipment, solo exhibition. (visual arts)

Banff Centre

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

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

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

Basically Modern Arts Sanctuary

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

BAU Institute

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


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


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

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)

Berliner Kunstlerprogramm

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

Bernheim Arboretum

Isaac W. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Isaac W. Bernheim Foundation, Hwy. 245, Claremont, KY 40110 (502) 543-2451. South of Louisville. Residencies for up to 6 weeks, stipend paid, 1 recipient per year. Artist expected to donate examples of a body of work during the residency and to be available on occasion to meet the Trustees and donors, and to conduct public presentations or workshops. Writing residency administered through Sarabande Books.  (visual, literary, environmental artists)


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

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)

Blue Sky Project

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

Bogliasco Foundation

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

Bordenueve Retreat

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

Boston National Historical Park

Boston National Historical Park, AIR Program, Institute of Contemporary Art, 955 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02115 (617) 927-6615. Residencies of 2 to 12 months from September through June. Open to 2D artists, photographers, sculptors, video/filmmakers, craft artists. (visual, media arts)

Bronx Council on the Arts

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

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts

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

Buffalo National River

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

Bundanon Trust

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

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony

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

C-Scape Dune Shack

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


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

Camargo Foundation

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

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)

Can Serrat

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


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


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

Carbondale Clay Center

Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St., Carbondale, CO 81623 (970) 963-2529. Studio space, use of kilns, basic materials, payment for services 20 hours a week (with additional income opportunities via teaching, studio work, etc.), health insurance. 2 positions of 1-2 years. (visual arts)

Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts

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

Casa Tagumerche

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


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

Catskill Center

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

Center for Arts and Religion

Center for Arts and Religion, Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016 (202) 885-8617. Open to artists producing spiritually oriented and influenced art; one-year residency includes studio, stipend, paid teaching, exhibition. Artists arrange own housing. Open to all, all media (visual arts)

Center for Creative Photography

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

Center for Forgetting

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

Center for Land Use Interpretation

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

Central Wyoming College Art Department

Central Wyoming College, Residency Program, Art Dept., 2660 Peck Ave., Riverton, WY 82501. Facilities include sculpture (welding, ceramic shell and sand bronze casting, carving), ceramics (downdraft, wood, Raku kilns), printmaking (relief, litho, intaglio), B/W darkroom, natural light studios for drawing and painting. Artists must be interested in developing relationships with students. (visual arts)


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

Centre d’Art 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)

Centre Pompadour

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

Centrum Foundation

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


Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art (CEPA), 700 Main St., 4th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-2717. Year-round residency program; funds projects from emerging and established visual artists from NY; residents interact with local community through public lectures, studio visits with student artists, high school discussions. (visual 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)

Chambre Blanche

La Chambre Blanche, 185 Rue Christoph Colomb Est, Quebec, Quebec G1K 3S6, Canada (418) 529-2715. Site-specific residencies.  Provides room, studio, professional assistance for artists to complete projects.  (visual 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)

Chicago Art Retreats

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

Chinati Foundation

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

Chowan University Art Department

Chowan University, Visual Artist Residency Program, Dept. of Visual Art, 200 Jones Dr., Murfreesboro, NC 27855. Open to working artists holding MA or MFA degree in art; working in painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, ceramics, mixed media. Housing and meals, private studio, shared office, solo exhibition. (visual arts)


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


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)

Clay Studio

Clay Studio, 139 N. Second St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 925-3453. One-year residency in ceramics: September 1 to August 31, offers the Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship, includes studio space, monthly stipend, materials, firing allowance, access to kilns and glaze, solo exhibition. (visual arts)

Collingwood Arts Center

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

Commonality Institute

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

Contemporary Artists Center

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

Contemporary Arts Center Woodside

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

Cooper Union

Cooper Union School of Art, 30 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003 (212) 353-4203. Emerging and mid-career artists in painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking. Equipment available, shared campus housing and some meals provided; fees charged. (visual 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).

Craft Alliance

Craft Alliance, AIR Program, 6640 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis,, MO 63130 (314) 725-1177. Up to 3 artists at a time of 3, 9, or 12 months for emerging or mid-career artists working in clay, metals or fiber. Studio facilities in the Kranzberg Cultural Art Center in the cultural center in the city of St. Louis. Studios of 180 sq. feet equipped with internet access and specialized equipment; exhibit and teaching opportunities; sales opportunities. Artists must work a minimum of 20 hours a week during public hours; visitors can view artists at work. Studio rental is free; artists must pay for their own housing offsite; staff can make recommendations for housing. (visual arts)

Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship

WheatonArts Cultural Center, Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship Program, 1100 Village Dr., Millville, NJ 08332. (856) 825-6800.  Located in an area rich in glassmaking history, within driving distance of NYC, Philadelphia, and DC.  Open to visual artists creating traditional and experimental work using glass as a medium.  Awards up to 4 three-month residencies, plus a variety of shorter stays for project-based work.  Special equipment available to residents includes anealing ovens for blowing, casting, and kiln forming, and an area dedicated plaster mold making. Private studios, technical assistance, housing, stipend.  (visual arts)

Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology

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


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

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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

Cykaida Arts Center

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

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

DCCA, 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-6466 x7101. National and international artists; residency up to 8 weeks with stipend; accommodations and studio space. Artists must work with community groups on projects; exhibition at the center may be offered. (visual arts)

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, AIR Program, c/o Peters Valley Craft Education Center, 19 Kuhn Rd., Layton, NJ 07851 (973) 948-5200. Open to all craft artists. Year-round residencies. Stipend paid. Residents coordinate the summer workshop program, including scheduling, studio management, selection of studio assistants. This amounts to a part-time job. One resident each in blacksmithing, ceramics, fibers, fine metals, photography, and woodworking.(visual 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)

Dieu Donne Papermill

Dieu Donne Papermill, 3 Crosby St., New York, NY 10013 (212) 226-0573. Workspace program; 4 artists selected each year to receive $500 and 5 days at the Mill with full technical assistance and materials. Open to emerging artists working in all disciplines who wish to explore “the applications of hand-made paper as a viable method of art-making.” (visual arts: printmaking, papermaking, book 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)

Dora Maar Residence

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

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony

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

Dorset Colony House

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

East Coast Artist in Residence

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

Eastern Frontier Society

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


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)

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)

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre

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

Estonian 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)

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)

Evergreen House

Evergreen House, Johns Hopkins University, 4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210. (410) 516-0341. Two-month summer residency for visual artists who live out of state. Provides housing, large individual studio, stipend, exhibition with publication, access to collections. (visual arts)

Fabric Workshop

Fabric Workshop, 1315 Cherry Street, 5th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 568-1111. Address queries to Artist Advisory Committee; artists of all media who would like to work in fiber and screen printing; residencies for one artist at a time for special projects; 10-12 artists per year (fiber 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: farmingartstudio@gmail.com
Focuses on creative exchange between Indian rural artists and international contemporary artists. The urban residency in Jodhpur is on property formerly used by the Maharaja and Maharani of Mawar, with farm buildings, haveli, and swimming pool. The rural residency in Andore is on a farm property in a village famous for Kumhar pottery. Accommodates up to 6 residents at a time for stays of 2 weeks to one month. Artists asked to contribute 8 hours of labor per week to maintain properties. Artists must pay their own travel, food, and insurance; fees charged per month. The studio provides accommodations with studios, kitchen and internet access. (visual, literary, performing, media arts).

Farringford Estate

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

Fields Project

The Fields Project, PO Box 444, Oregon, IL 61061 (815) 732-6347. Painters, photographers and sculptors in residence for nine days each summer, housed with farm families, to “bring art and architecture together.” Artists can work on their own or do a “field sculpture,” by cutting/moving flora on a piece of ground up to 15 acres in size, to create a sculpture designed to be viewed or photographed from the air. Residencies end with a public Fine Arts Festival at Mix Park. Fees charged. (visual arts)

Fine Arts Work Center

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

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)

Fondation Claude Monet

Fondation Claude Monet, Institut de France Academie des Beaux Arts, 27620 Giverny, France. Tel.: 011-33-32-512821.  Three-month residencies for 3 American visual artists each year, selected by Art Production Fund in New York.  Residencies include travel funds, stipend, studio, and furnished apartment.  (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)

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).

Frontispiece Hudson

Frontispiece Inc., P.O. Box 358, Coxsackie, NY 12051. No telephone listed. Located in an historic firehouse in the Hudson Valley of New York State, 2.5 hours north of Manhattan, with an exhibition space on the ground floor, and an apartment and studio on the upper floor. Residencies of 2 months for one artist or a couple. (visual arts)

Gaesteatelier Hollufgaard

Gaesteatelier Hollufgaard, Hestehaven 201, 5220 Odense SO, Denmark. Tel.: 011-45-65-932313. Center for Danish and international sculptors and painters. Accommodations for up to 5 visiting artists at a time for up to 6 months. Five workshops available: The Modelling- and Plaster studio, The Bronze Foundry, The Stone-carving Yard, The Forge and The Mixed Media studio, as well as studios for painters. Equipment such as kilns, compressor, welding apparatus and lifting gear also provided, as well as a “sculptor’s shop” which sells selected materials, mainly for bronze casting. Fees charged by the month.  (visual arts)

Georgia Fee Residency

Georgia Fee Residency, ArtSlant, 8721 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 843, Los Angeles, CA  90069.  (608) 397-5480.  Residency in Paris for visual artists of all mediums and those writing about the visual arts (critics, curators, researchers) age 24 or older.  Recent graduates encouraged to apply, and those with projects relevant to the Paris setting.  Residents provided with travel expenses, and one-bedroom apartment in the 14th Arrondissement, across from Montparnasse Cemetery; appropriate for single occupant or couple.  No studio space provided, but a stipend can be used to rent separate studio space, materials, and other costs.  Residencies of 2 months; two awarded per year (winter and summer terms).  Program named for ArtSlant founder.  Open to artists from around the world, but all applications must be in English.  (visual arts)

Gertrude Contemporary

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

Getty Foundation

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

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, AIR Program, West Glacier, MT 59936 (406) 888-7936. Parkland includes nearly 50 glaciers, glacier-fed lakes and streams, grizzly bears and gray wolves. Summer residencies of 2 weeks open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, video/filmmakers. (visual, media 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)

Glen Echo Park

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

Golden Apple Art Residency

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

Great Rivers Arts Institute

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

Green Hill Artist Retreat

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

Green Olive Arts

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

Griffis Art Center

Griffis Art Center, 18 Bristol St., New London, CT 06320 (860) 447-3431. Located near downtown of a small city on the Thames River. 2 international artists selected twice a year for the Gemfire Residency Program, a 5-month residency in a furnished apartment in a turn-of-the-century mansion, utilities, local phone and cable, plus a working studio next door. Open studio/exhibition near completion of residency and invitations to other functions. Artist must donate one artwork completed during residency. (visual arts)

Guest House at New Light Studios

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

Gulkistan Residency

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

Gushul Residency Program

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

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute AIR Program, Brandeis University, MS 079, 515 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454. (781) 736-8114. Annual residency for one artist, of 3-4 weeks in length, to “work on a significant artistic project in the field of Jewish women’s and gender studies.” Stipend paid; artists must arrange their own housing (although program manager can assist). Open to visual artists. Residency culminates in an exhibition at the Kniznick Gallery on the Brandeis campus. (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)

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)

Hardingham Sculpture Workshop

Hardingham Sculpture Workshop, Gresham Farm, Hardingham, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 4EP England. Studio and housing, 2 weeks to 2 months. (sculpture)


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

Headlands Center for the Arts

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

Helsinki International AIR Programme

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

Henry Moore Foundation

Henry Moore Foundation Residency, 74 The Deadrow, Leeds LS1 3AH, United Kingdom. Tel: 0113-246-7467. Open to sculptors under 35 who have completed post-grad courses or equivalent in sculpture, as well as scholars and curators; 10 months; furnished apt. in London and stipend. (sculpture)

Henry Street Settlement

Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St., New York, NY 10002 (212) 598-0400. 6 artists per year. Residencies of one year. Located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan; artists must make use of studio in a collective workspace at least 20 hours per week. Artists must be from NYC; artists must donate 3+ hours per week of in-kind service to the center. (visual arts)

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

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

Hermitage Artists Retreat

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

Hiawatha National Forest

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

Hill House Farms

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


Holocenter: Center for Holographic Arts, 45-10 Court Sq., Long Island City, NY 11101 (718) 784-5065. Several residency programs available, which allow access to equipment and provide technical assistance; stipends paid; most residencies last 10 days; 8 residencies per year. (visual arts)

Hope Mission Centre

Hope Mission Centre, International AIR, P.O. Box 50327 – 00200, City Square, Nairobi, Kenya.  Tel.: +254 726 155543.  Residencies for up to 5 artists at a time for one-month periods. Shared open studio space. Artists must commit 4 to 6 hours a week to work with upcoming local artists, under-served youth, or upper primary and high school students.  Artist also gives a culminating public performance, exhibition, artist talk, or seminar.  Fees charged. (visual arts)

Hopscotch House

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

Hot Springs National Park

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

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)

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)

Hub-Bub Arts Residencies

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

Hudson Valley Center

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA), AIR Program, 1701 Main St., PO Box 209, Peekskill, NY 10566 (914) 788-0100. Residency of 2-4 months. Artists asked to present a series of informal talks and dialogues that “open the language of contemporary art to artists and a broad and challenging public.” Studio space, living quarters, and stipend provided. (visual arts)

Hungarian Multicultural Center

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


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


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


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

Independent Museum of Contemporary Arts

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

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

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


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 Turning Exchange

The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 923-8000. 8-week residency for 4 lathe artists, one scholar, one furniture maker/educator, and one photojournalist. Weekly stipend plus transportation and housing. (visual arts)

Irish Museum of Modern Art

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

Isle Royale National Park

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

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)

John Michael Kohler Art Center

John Michael Kohler Art Center, Arts/Industry Program, 608 New York Ave., PO Box 489, Sheboygan, WI 53082-0489 (920) 458-6144. 2-6 month residencies offered for 16 to 22 artists annually; room and board, travel costs, materials, access to industrial equipment and engineers for consulting; sculpture, ceramics, crafts; artists working in cast iron, bronze, ceramics, enameling; open access to pottery and iron foundries (visual arts)

Joshua Tree National Park

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

Julia and David White Artists Colony

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

K2 Family Foundation

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

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)

Kalani Honua Eco-Resort

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

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

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

Klondike Institute of Art and Culture

Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, Artist in Residence Program, Bag 8000, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada Y0B 1G0 (867) 993-5005. Residencies of 4 to 12 weeks for 2 artists at a time in the Macaulay Residence, a 1901 building owned by Parks Canada, part of the Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site. Private bedrooms and studios; shared living space. Open to artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, design, architecture, photography, installation, performance, video, film, new media, and audio. No fees. (visual, media, and interdisciplinary arts)

Kokoro Studio

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


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

Kultur Kontakt Austria

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


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

Kunstlerbahnhof Ebernburg

Kunstlerbahnhof Ebernburg, Berlinerstrasse 77, 55583 Bad Munster am Stein Ebernberg, Germany. Tel.: 49-67-081046.  A converted train station is now home to studios and one fully-furnished apartment for a visiting fellow.  Located in an area of high cliffs, vineyards, a health spa, and three ruined castles. (visual arts)

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Marianneplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, Germany. Tel.: 49-30-6169030. A former factory has been converted into 25 residential studios.  Residencies are typically for one year. (visual, 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)

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)

Kyoto Art Center

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

La Belle Auriole

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

La Muse Inn

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

La Napoule Arts Foundation

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

La Postiza

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

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, 7042 Trondheim, Norway. Tel: 011-47-7351-3515. 2 resident guests in a center with 34 stodios; wood, metal, printing workshops; darkroom, computer lab, film and video equipment. Residencies of 1-3 mos.; approx. 13 artists per year. (visual and media arts)

Lanesboro Arts Center

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

Laughing Waters

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

Le Fonds Belval

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

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)

Light Work

Light Work, 316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244 (315) 443-1300. 1-month residencies in photography and digital media. Private/semi private apartments, stipend, private darkroom, 24-hour access to photo and computer labs; artists asked to donate work while in residence; 12-15 residencies per year (visual arts).

Lighthouse Works

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

Liguria Study Center

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

Lillian E. Smith Center

Lillian E. Smith Center for the Creative Arts, 710 Waverly Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32313 (850) 385-5763 or during the summer, PO Box 467, Clayton, GA 30525 (706) 782-7846. Located on 120 acres of woodland forest in the NE corner of the state, on Screamer Mountain near the Chattooga River. Residencies of 1-3 weeks; fees charged; housing provided; residents responsible for own meals. (visual arts)

Lower East Side Printshop

Lower East Side Printshop, Inc., AIR Program, 59-61 E. 4th St., New York, NY 10003-5390 (212) 673-5390. For short-term printmaking projects; monthly fee; 24-hour access to facilities and tools, up to 10 hours of limited tech assistance per month; 30 artists per year; participants supply own travel and accommodation expenses (visual arts).

Luminary Center for the Arts

The Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place, St. Louis, MO 63139 (314) 807-5984. Located in a historic former Convent. Residencies of 3, 6, or 12 months for emerging and mid-career visual artists with a contemporary studio practice. Stipend paid. Facilities include a library, woodworking shop, digital editing equipment, video filming and production equipment, studio lighting, and exhibition space. Also offers a professional development program for each artist. Asks residents to donate art work at the end of their stay. (visual, media arts)

Lux Center for the Arts

Lux Center for the Arts, 2601 N. 48th St., Lincoln, NE 68504 (402) 466-8692. Residencies for up to 4 artists at a time of 3 months to two years in ceramics, printmaking, painting, fiber art, and metals. Artists receive shared studio space, exhibit opportunities (for residencies of a year or longer), paid teaching opportunities, but no housing. Residents are required to assist the mission of the center for up to 10 hours per week, give a public slide presentation on their work, and donate one piece made while in residence. (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)

MacDowell Colony

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

Magic Pond Sanctuary

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

Marble House Project

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

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.

Margo-Gelb Shack

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

Mary Anderson Center for the Arts

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

Mas Pinet

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

Mattress Factory

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

McColl Center for Visual Art

McColl Center for Visual Art, Artists-in-Residence Program, 721 Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202. (704) 332-5535. 3 month residencies in the Fall and Winter. Private studios, materials budget, daily stipend, access to metal and wood studio equipment, media lab, print shop, darkroom, sculpture studio, and ceramic facility. Travel allowance and apartments to out-of-state artists. 6 artists per session join 8 area affiliate artists. Residents participate in open houses, artist forums, outreaches, workshops. (visual arts)

Milkwood International

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

Millay Colony

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

Mitch Collective

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

Monhegan Artists’ Residency

The Monhegan Artists’ Residency, 305 Youngtown Rd., Lincolnville, ME 04849. Visual artists who are at least 25 years old and legal residents of the state of Maine; 2 artists are awarded a 5-week residency on Monhegan Island and stipend. Open to painters, drawers, printmakers, sculptors, photographers. (visual arts)

Montello Foundation

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

Moravian Tile Works

Moravian Tile Works, AIR Program, 130 Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 (215) 345-6722. Only to Mid-Atlantic ceramic artists and others wishing to work in ceramics; summer and fall sessions. 6-week residency includes housing, transportation, and stipend. (visual arts)

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute

Pratt MWP College of Art and Design, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, AIR Program, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502 (315) 797-0000. 9-month residency on the campus for two visual artists at a time. Stipends paid. Shared housing in a furnished two-bedroom apartment on campus; cafeteria meal plan included. Studio space on the second floor of the Tracy Street Studio building. Teaching and community art opportunities available. Residents must give an artist talk, open studio, and participate in a two-person exhibition. Open to emerging artists and recent MFA graduates. (visual arts)

NALL Association

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

Nantucket Island School of Design

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

National Art Studio

National Art Studio, 601-107 Chang-dong, Dobong-gu, Seoul, 132-040 Korea. Tel: 82-2-995-0995. Residencies of 3 months or 6 months. Housing, studio, exhibition space provided. Artists must pay own food, travel, materials, and personal living expenses. Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the National Museum of Contemporary Art. Supports artists from all Asia Pacific regions of the world working in painting, drawing, sculpture, and media art. Also supports some international artists from outside the Asia Pacific through the the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme. (visual and media 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 Pacific Studio

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

New York Mills Arts Retreat

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

Newark Museum

Newark Museum, Arts Workshop for Adults, 49 Washington St., Box 540, Newark, NJ 07101. 1 month residency in clay, fiber, fine metals, jewelry, enameling, sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking. (visual arts)

Nicholson Project

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

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)

Nka Foundation

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

Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale

Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, 6963 Dale i Sunnfjord, Norway. Tel.: 011-47-57-737220. Residencies from 3 to 12 mos., scholarships to cover living costs, travel fees, and materials are available. Can accommodate 5 artists at a time.  Open to professional artists, designers, architects and independent curators (visual 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)

North Cascades National Park

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

North Mountain

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

Northern Clay Center

Northern Clay Center, 2424 Franklin Ave. E., Minneapolis, MN 55406 (612) 339-8007. McKnight Artist Residency Program. Open to mid-career ceramic artists who are not residents of Minnesota; 3 month residency. (visual arts)


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

Ocean Haven

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

Odysseys Costa Rica

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

Ohio University School of Art

Ohio University, School of Art, 528 Seigfried Hall, Athens, OH 45701 Attn: Ridges Visiting Artist Residency. Residencies of 1-4 weeks includes free lodging, private studio, chance to work with MFA students, and a solo exhibition. Must give a public lecture and private studio meetings. All contemporary disciplines encouraged. (visual arts)

OMI International Arts

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

Open Wabi

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

Oregon College of Art and Craft

Oregon College of Art and Craft, 8245 SW Barnes Rd., Portland, OR 97225 (503) 297-5544. 8 acres on a wooded hillside; stipend, artists purchase own food; 4 month residency for emerging artists during academic year and summer residencies for mid-career artists. For artists working in book arts, ceramics, drawing, metalsmithing, jewelry, photography, and furniture making. Extensive equipment on site. (visual arts)


Ox-Bow Workshop for the Arts, Academic Administration, 37 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 49453 (312) 899-7455. 110 acres of wooded dunes, between the Kalamazoo River and Ox-Bow Lagoon, in Saugatuck, MI; housing in pre-Civil War Inn or cabin; fees charged; residencies of 2-5 weeks (visual arts)

Paducah Arts Alliance

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

Palazzo Rinaldi

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

Palette People International Art Foundation

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

Penland School

Penland School, Penland Rd., Penland, NC 28765 (704) 765-2359. AIR Program. Open to artists working in sculpture, textiles, photography, jewelry, mixed media, books, paper, drawing, metals, printmaking, wood, glass, or clay who are creating nontraditional studio crafts. Residencies of 2-3 years for up to 7 artists at a time. Housing and studio provided. Modest fees charged. (visual arts)

Pewabic Pottery

Pewabic Pottery, AIR Program, 10125 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48214 (313) 822-0954. 6 month, 1 year, or 2 year residency includes studio, stipend, health insurance, materials; open to emerging ceramicists making functional pottery and/or architectural tile; artists must work at the Pottery 16 hours per week (may include teaching, design work or production); artists make own housing arrangements. (visual arts)

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, AIR Program, PO Box 40, Munsing, MI 49862 (906) 387-2607. Artists live and work in the park. Located along the shores of Lake Superior, multi-colored sandstone cliffs have been carved by the lake into towers, covers, and arches. Parkland also encompasses beaches, dunes, inland lakes, forests. Choice of accomodations from campsites to cabin to a former Coast Guard empoyee residence.1 residency per year of 4 weeks. Open to 2D visual artists and photographers. (visual arts)

Pilchuck Glass School

Pilchuck Glass School, AIR Program, 315 Second Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 621-8422. Emerging artists working in glass. 8 week residencies from Sept through Nov; accommodations in cottages with shared baths; separate studios, technical assistance, stipend; food not provided. Access to glass-plate printmaking shop, plaster studios, fusing, slumping and pate de verre kilns, flame-working torches, and coldworking equipment; group exhibition; 6 artists annually (visual arts)

Plains Art Museum

Plains Art Museum, Printmaking Residencies, PO Box 2338, Fargo, ND 58108 (701) 232-3281×107. Residencies of 5 weeks for printmakers. Stipend and supply costs, technical and printing assistance available. Furnished apartment. 4 artists per year. Artist must donate one print from each edition, or one piece from a selection of unique work created during the residency, must be open to allowing museum visitors to watch you in your studio occasionally, and be willing to speak to local college audiences. (visual arts)

Platform China

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

Platte Clove AIR

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


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


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

Poinsett State Park

Poinsett State Park, Artist-in-Residence Program, 6660 Poinsett Park Rd., Wedgefield, SC 29168. (803) 494-8179. Open to all visual artists who want to interpret the park and surrounding area in their work. One-week stay. Housing in a rustic Civilian Conservation Corps cabin, fully furnished with bed and bath linens, heating, AC, and a full kitchen. Each artist selected will be asked to contribute a piece of work representative of their stay at the park, to be displayed in the cabins and throughout the park. Must be willing to reside in a secluded environment. (visual arts)

Polli Talu Arts Center

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

Pontlevoy Residencies

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

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)

Printmaking Council of NJ

Printmaking Council of NJ, 440 River Rd., Somerville, NJ 08876 (908) 725-2110. 6 week residencies, stipend, plus housing allowance. Some teaching, exhibition. 45 minutes from NYC. Printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, photography, and experimental (visual arts)

Project 387

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

Pyramid Atlantic

Pyramid Atlantic, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 608-9101. Artists collaborate with master printers and papermakers to extend their work and ideas. Artists may pursue one-of-a-kind works or editioned paperworks, printworks, or artist books; technical and staff support available. (visual arts)

Rabbit Island

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

Radcliffe Institute

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


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

Raid Projects

Raid Projects, 602 Moulton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031. Residencies of 3 months; bedroom, separate studio, solo show, paid publicity and opening costs. Fees charged. International focus. (visual arts)

Raumars AIR

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

Red Cinder Creativity Center

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

Red 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)

Riverside Albert Artist Retreat

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

Rocky Mountain National Park

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

Rocky Neck Art Colony

Rocky Neck Art Colony, Goetemann Residency Program, 4 Terrace Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930 (978) 283-9171. Located 40 miles north of Boston in Gloucester. Accomodates one artist at a time for three one-month residencies from May through October. Provides studio and living space on waterfront. Artists give an informal introductory slide lecture in their first week, and an informal studio talk at the end of the residency to describe their experience, and some open studio time to interface with the arts community. Open to visual artists. (visual 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)

Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts, (212) 980-8404. Residency for one year at the Academy in London, offers Trust’s Starr Foundation Artist-in-Residence Scholarship that covers tuition, living expenses, and travel, for an American artist with a MFA. (visual arts)

Sacatar Foundation

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

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, AIR Program, RR 3, Box 73, Cornish, NH 03603. (603) 675-2175. One residency of 12 to 24 weeks, June to October. Housing in nearby apartment; workspace in historic Ravine Studio, on park grounds. Tools and materials, and insurance provided. Artist expected to keep regular hours, in which tourists can watch you work, and to conduct workshops. No work donation expected and no percentage on sales taken. Open to sculptors who do figurative or representational work suited to the lost wax casting techniques employed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. (visual arts)

Salem Art Works

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

Salina Art Center

Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe, P.O. Box 743, Salina, KS (785) 827-1431. Two residencies a year, ranging from 6 to 12 weeks. For painting, drawing, installation, digital imaging, community and sound art, and sculpture with limited facilities for photography, printmaking, ceramics. Weekly open studio sessions, education outreach, community activities/interaction, as well as time and facilities for the artists to create personal work that meets their creative goals. Possible exhibition opportunities at the Salina Art Center’s gallery and screenings at the Salina Art Center Cinema. Housing at the Warehouse in furnished apartment with a private bath, kitchenette, laundry facilities, and computer access. (visual, media 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)

Schinkel Progressive Residency

Schinkel Progressive Residency, Spanfauer Str. 2, Berlin 10178, Germany. Tel: 49(0)3099-265. Open to young architects, artists, designers, curators, and occasionally economists.. Residencies of up to 3 months includes housing, studio, technical support. (visual arts)

Sculpture Space

Sculpture Space, Inc., 12 Gates St., Utica, NY 13502 (315) 724-8381.  Located in Central New York’s scenic Mohawk Valley.  2-month residencies offered year-round, 18-20 artists annually (up to 4 at a time); stipend, technical assistance, use of equipment, and work space.  Housing provided in downtown Utica; artists are responsible for materials, specialized tools, and food.  Wifi and bicycles provided. (visual 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)

Sea Change Residencies

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

Seapoint International Artist Residency

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

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)

Seven Below Arts Initiative

Seven Below Artist Initiative, Burlington City Arts, 125 Church St., Burlington, VT 05401. Tel.: (802) 856-7166. Located in a barn 30 minutes outside Burlington. Can accommodate 3 visual artists at a time for one-and-a-half months in two summer sessions (June to mid-July and mid-July to August). Stipend paid; artists must cover their own transportation, food, and materials. Private bedrooms, shared kitchen and bath. Studio spaces are separated by dividers, with a separate room for collaborative work. Some tools available; access to photography, printmaking, and ceramics studios. (visual 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)

Shanghai Duolun

Shanghai Duolun MoMA Artists Residency Program; No.27 Duolun Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200081, China. Tel: (8621) 6587-5996. Residencies of 2 to 6 months for 2 to 3 artists per session, with residency programs taking place twice a year. Room, studio, and small stipend for living expenses provided in the first (and for now only) museum of modern art in mainland China; artists responsible for travel and all other costs. Open to international and Chinese professional artists at all stages of their careers. (visual 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)

Skowhegan School

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 200 Park Ave. S., Suite 1116, New York, NY 10003 (212) 529-0505. Intensive 9-week summer residency, June through August. Shared living quarters, all meals, studio space, one-on-one critiques by major international artists, lectures and informal seminars. Other activities include performances, reading groups, parties, a costume ball, nightly volleyball. Sculpture shop, darkroom, technology studio, library, art supply store. 65 artists per summer, average age 28. Fees paid, some scholarships, all artists must work approx. 1 hour per day (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)

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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

Snug Harbor

Snug Harbor, AIR Program, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 (718) 448-2500. National and international visual artists in all disciplines. Cottage with workspace. Fees charged; once an artist’s proposal is approved, the center staff works closely with the artist to secure funding to cover costs. Artists provide own meals and materials. Exhibition. Residencies of 3 months or longer; some shorter-term may be considered. Located at Snug Harbor Cultural Center. (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).

Space Studios

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

Spark Box Studio

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

Spike Island

Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Rd., Bristol BS1 6UX England. Tel: 011-44-117929-2266. 6 mo. or 3 mo. fellowship. Also has a curatorial residency. Exhibit space and studios. (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)

St. Petersburg Clay Company

St. Petersburg Clay Company Artist-in-Residence Program, 420 22nd St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712. (727) 896-CLAY. Residencies of 1 year (renewable for a second year). Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Open to pre-professional, emerging clay artists. Participants receive access to all facilities, teaching opportunities, admission to all workshops, and studio space. Must be 18 years of age or older, have completed a reasonable amount of secondary education, be able to demonstrate adequate experience in ceramics, and submit a portfolio. Participants are required to work 12 hours a week at the facilities, and have an exhibition of their completed work during the residency period. (visual arts)

Starry Night Residency

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

Stiwdio Maelor

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

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Stone Quarry Rd., Cazenovia, NY 13035 (315) 655-3196. For sculptors whose park relates to the natural environment; primarily large outdoor sculpture; residencies May to October; 2 artists; workspace and lodging provided, some stipends depending on availability of funds (visual arts).

Stonehouse Residency

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

Studio for Creative Inquiry

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

Studio in the Woods

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

Studio Museum in Harlem

Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125 th St., New York, NY 10027 (212) 864-4500. Awards 3 residencies per year to emerging artists; 12 month residencies for American artists of African descent; stipend, studio. exhibition. Artists asked to conduct 2 workshops or presentations during he year and occasionally meet with museum visitors. (visual arts).

Studio Youkobo

Studio Youkobo, Zempukuji 3-2-10, 167-0041 Suginamiku Tokyo, Japan. Tel: 81-3-5930-5009. Residency for 2 artists at a time for up to 6 months. Fees charged for accommodations. (visual 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)

Taft-Nicholson Center Artist-in-Residence

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

Taleamore Park

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

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)

Triangle Arts Association

Triangle Arts Association, 20 Jay St, Suite 318, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-1260. Open to visual artists from the US, France, and Germany, working in all media. Artists receive a free studio of 400 sq ft. for six months, stipend, high speed internet in studio, woodshop access and technical assistance, a publicized Open Studio weekend, organized programs and studio visits from critics and curators. Located in the the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn. (visual arts)

Tvak Artist Residency

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

Tyrone Art Center

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

Ucross Foundation

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

UFA Fabrik

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

Union Bank Arts Centre

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

University of Wisconsin Center on Age & Community

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


AIR Vallauris, Place Lisnard, 1 Boulevard des Deux Vallons, 06220 Vallauris, France. Tel: 33-4-93-64-65-50. Situated between Cannes and Nice. Residencies for 2 artists at a time for 2 months. (visual and media arts).

Vermont Studio Center

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

Villa Montalvo

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

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

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

Visual Studies Workshop

Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St., Rochester, NY 14607 (716) 442-8676. 2 week to one month residencies include access to facilities, living space; media arts, film, video, photography, visual arts, book art (visual and media arts).

Voices of the Wilderness

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

Voyageurs National Park

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

Wallace Stegner House

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

Wassaic Artist Residency

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

Wassaic Project

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

Watermill Center

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

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)

Webb School

Webb School, 9800 Webb School Dr., Knoxville, TN 37923 (865) 693-0011. Independent day school for grades K-12. Artist in residence creates their own work on campus for a 4-6 week period. Residency includes exhibition, public lecture, stipend, studio, materials allowance. Must be enthusiastic, willing to provide students access to your artistic thoughts and processes. (visual arts)

Weir Farm

Weir Farm, AIR Program, 735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897 (203) 761-9945. Former summer home of J. Alden Weir, American Impressionist painter. The only National Park Service site dedicated to an American painter. Year round, 1 artist at a time, residencies of 2 weeks to 1 month. Open to 2D visual artists including printmakers and painters, photographers, sculptors, video/filmmakers. (visual, media arts).

Wellspring House

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

Wheaton Arts Center

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville, NJ 08332 (609) 825-6800 ext. 2733. Housing, stipend, equipment, technical assistance. 4 glass artists at a time; 3 months; fellows work in view of museum visitors for 12 hours/wk. (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)

Wildacres Retreat

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

Willapa Bay AiR

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

Willows of Wallkill

Willows of Wallkill, Middletown, NY.  Located on 4 acres in Orange County. Fee-based, year-round program for visual artists. Residencies of 1-4 weeks, shared kitchen, open to collaborative teams.Open to architects, animators, cartoonists, conceptual artists, designers, digital artists, game designers, illustrators, industrial designers, jewelers, multidisciplinary artists, photographers and typographers, among others. (visual arts)

Wilson College Summer AIR

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

Wisdom House

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

Witt Residency

Roman J. Witt Residency Program, University of Michigan, Stamps School of Art & Design, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069. (734) 764-3464. One residency per academic year awarded to a visiting artist or designer to develop new work in collaboration with students and faculty. Open to established and emerging artists with good social and communication skills who are interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines. Honorarium, housing, studio space, materials budget provided. (visual, media arts)

Witts Residency

Roman J. Witts Residency Program, University of Michigan, Stamps School of Art & Design, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. (734) 764-3464. Awards one residency per academic year (up to 12 weeks) for a visiting artist/designer to develop new work in collaboration with students and faculty. Provides honorarium, plus additional funding support for project materials, housing, studio space. Open to individuals or creative teams. Equipment available includes printmaking, metal working, video and photography tools.(visual arts)

Women’s International Study Center

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

Women’s Studio Workshop

Women’s Studio Workshop, PO Box 489, Rosendale, NY 12472 (914) 658-9133. Located among marsh and woodland in the rolling Shawangunk Mountains of the mid-Hudson River valley, 2 hours noth of NYC. Fees charged for Fellowship program; stipend offered to Artist Book Residency recipients; housing in shared, on-site apartment; residencies of 2-6 weeks; facilities include studios in intaglio, silkscreen, hand papermaking, photography, clay and letterpress (visual arts).

Woonsocket Neighborhood Development Corporation

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


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)


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).

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park, AIR Program, PO Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 (307) 344-2265. Residencies include service hours, leading public programs, as well as studio hours in which visitors can observe artist at work (visual arts)

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, AIR Program, PO Box 100, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 (209) 372-4024. In the Sierra Nevada Mtns. in central CA. Parkland encompasses granite domes that rise high over broad meadows, giant sequoias, and some of the nation’s highest waterfalls. 4-10 artists per year; residencies of up to 1 month year-round. Artists exhibit in park gallery. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors. (visual 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)