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Artist Residencies and Fellowships

Listing of recommended artist residencies and artist fellowships. Updated monthly.  

​Resources for visual artists. Resources include grant opportunities for artists, fellowships, artist studios, vending and market opportunities, art fairs, and more.  The mission of this resource guide is to serve and support artists in the West Michigan area with tools to elevate their careers.

Stuart and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist-In-Residence

Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence: The Stuart B. and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist-In-Residence Chair position is designed to enhance the experiences of students in the Department of Visual and Media Arts, both majors and non-majors, at Grand Valley State University. The Department is honored to have been the first unit on the GVSU campus to have an Endowed position.


The position is expected to maintain a high level of creative/scholarly activity and professional visibility. Projects that involve the local community as well as the student population are encouraged. Position will include a teaching assignment equivalent to one course in the fall semester, participation in group and individual critiques, and mentoring for a broad range of students.


Salary: $45,000.00

Project Budget: $20,000.00

Review of applications will begin Dec 8th, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Wormfarm Institute Artist In Residence - Wisconsin 


The 2024 residency season will operate from late May through early September. Wormfarm will once again accept applications from individual artists, or groups of up to three artists, for residency periods ranging from two weeks to 3 months. Beginning in January, we will review applications on a rolling basis and evaluations are usually completed by mid March.


In exchange for 15 hours in the garden per week, artists receive: 

  • Rustic, private furnished rooms on the farm 

  • Studio space in our continually evolving dairy barn: built in 1915, the barn is a beautiful example of the Dutch Gambrel style that we have gradually adapted to the working needs of the artists

  • Farm-fresh produce and many staples like rice, beans, flours, spices, oils & more

  • Gorgeous setting on a 40-acre farm set in the Driftless Region of Southwest Wisconsin

  • Access to tools & equipment

  • Opportunities for gallery exhibitions and community engagement.


Applications begin review in January 2024.


Momus Critical Writing Fellowship


Momus is now accepting applications for the third iteration of the Critical Writing Fellowship, supported this year by Critical Minded. This paid opportunity provides sustained mentorship, editorial support, and network-building to an early-career art writer or critic. Over an 8-month period (April to December 2024) of research, dialogue, and drafting, the Fellow will produce a feature-length text to be published in Momus. Two Shortlisted Fellows will also be commissioned to produce texts for publication in Momus.


Ideal Candidate: An early-career art writer/critic with some publishing experience, a clear voice, and the desire to learn and evolve through the editing process. Applicants writing from a de-centered or historically marginalized position will be prioritized. There are no limitations on the candidate’s geographic location as this is a remote position.


Honorarium: $4,000 USD for an 8-month fellowship. 


Time Commitment: The Fellow is expected to spend a minimum of 5 hours per week on their writing, research, and communication with their mentor and the Momus editorial advisors. The mentor will have up to three hours a week available for working with the Fellow, in the form of reading, editing, and communication. 

Shortlisted Fellows: Two Shortlisted Fellows will be commissioned to write a long form piece for publication in Momus, with the guidance of the editorial team.


Applications due: February 25th, 2024. 


Borgeson - Holland AIR


Inaugurated in 2016, the Borgeson Artist in Residence Program is a twelve-week summer artist

residency for early and mid-career artists, hosted by the Department of Art and Art History at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, that runs from mid-May through mid-August of each year.

The residency provides housing, studio space in the Department of Art and Art History, a financial stipend and a one-month exhibition at Hope College’s 1,300 square foot De Pree Art Gallery at the conclusion of the residency. The exhibition opens in late August and runs through September. The residency stipend is paid in two installments, at the beginning of the residency and in September, at the close of the exhibition. The resident artist is expected to work in their studio at the De Pree Art Center throughout the residency and to be available for two to three student or community-centered events. This might include a workshop, lecture, critiques or studio visits with students, alumni, or the broader West Michigan community.


Applications due: February 29th, 2024. 

Craft Houston Call for Resident Artists - BIPOC Support Grant Opportunity 


Media accepted: Wood, Glass, Metal, Fiber, and Clay

Applicants must be able to fulfill a program requirement of working in their studios for two days per week during HCCC public hours:  Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  All resident artists are required to open their studios to public interaction on Saturdays and one other day of the week (TBD), as well as during exhibition openings and specific educational programs on the evenings and weekends. Applicants should consider the public facing nature of the residencies and the fact that a major goal of the program is to provide visitors with an opportunity to explore contemporary craft through engaging with working artists.


Benefits of the residency include 24/7 access to studio space, cultural and professional development opportunities, a monthly stipend that includes a small housing/materials allowance, and the opportunity to give an artist talk. $1000 monthly stipend that includes a housing/materials allowance.

Applications due: March 1st, 2024. 

Cowhouse Studios Ireland Open Residency 

The Open Residency Program at Cow House Studios is intended to offer artists critically valuable time and space to become immersed, research, and make new work. The aim of this two-week residency is to minimize distraction and ensure that momentum gained while working in the studio can be acted upon, helping to make even shorter stays highly productive.

Applications are open to both Irish and international cultural practitioners working in any discipline; visual artists, theatre-makers, writers, thinkers, choreographers, designers, performers, filmmakers, sculptors, photographers, etc. are all strongly encouraged to apply.

Price: €1040 (1,126.09 USD)

Price Includes:

  • three delicious and healthy meals daily*

  • a private room and studio**

  • use of studio tools, facilities, and materials


Applications due: March 3rd, 2024.

Interlude Artist Residency - New York


Established in 2019 in the Hudson Valley in Livingston, NY, Interlude Artist Residency is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting a flourishing practice for visual artists who are actively parenting. Interlude provides residency stays and professional development tailored to the unique needs of these artists.


Application Fee: $25.00

Applications due: March 4th, 2024.

MASS MoCA Residency 2025 - Early & Alumni Applications Now Open!


The Studios is MASS MoCA’s artist and writers residency program situated within the museum’s factory campus and surrounded by the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. Operated by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists department, the residency runs year-round and hosts up to 10 artists at a time. Artists of any nationality can apply for stays of 2 or 4 weeks. 


At the Studios at MASS MoCA, selected artists receive:

~Private, furnished studio space at MASS MoCA, available 24/7.

~Housing (private bedroom/queen bed, shared kitchen, and bath) in attractive apartments directly across the street from the museum.

~One communal meal per day in the company of fellow artists-in-residence.

~An optional studio visit with a MASS MoCA curator or a guest curator.

~1 year access to our Assets for Artists Online Workshops on artist career development.

~3 months of MASS MoCA member benefits, including free access to the museum’s galleries, and discounts on performing arts events and museum store purchases, plus additional access to The Clark Art Institute while in residence.

~The opportunity to connect with a cohort of international creative peers.

~Chances to share your work either through Open Studios, artist presentations to your fellow residents, and/or studio visits (all events are optional).

Applications due: March 8th, 2024.

Kala Art Institute Fellowship 


For over 30 years, Kala Art Institute has awarded artists time, space, and financial support for their work through the Kala Fellowship. The Kala Art Institute Fellowship is an artist residency award for local, national, and international artists. Artists producing innovative work in and across mediums including printmaking, photography, digital media, social practice, film and video, sound, animation, performance cinema, media art installation, and book arts are encouraged to apply. Each year Kala provides fellowships to six artists from a variety of disciplines based on conceptual creativity, originality, and artistic excellence.


In 2024, Kala will award six artists a $3,000 stipend, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for one to nine months, one Kala class, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery. The Fellowship is geared towards supporting artists in completing specific projects or bodies of work that would benefit from Kala’s specialized equipment in printmaking and digital media. In partnership with the Sustainable Arts Foundation, we support parent artists through one of our six fellowships designated for a parent artist (with a child under 18 at home).

Application Fee: $20.00

Applications due: March 15th, 2024 at 9PM PDT.


Alex Brown Foundation Residency 


The aim of the residency is to provide emerging and established artists of exceptional merit with an experience of the working conditions that artist Alex Brown (1966-2019) found in Des Moines, IA—the ability to make the work you want to make, free from the daily influence of being immersed in a major metropolitan scene but without the isolation of a rural residency, in an exceptional studio environment and a relaxed and pleasant living environment. 


A monthly expense allowance of $1,000, plus up-to $1,000 airfare or reimbursement for other travel to and from Des Moines. Research Allowances are adjusted according to the agreed residency duration.

Application Fee: $10 USD application fee, with an increase on March 8th to $20 USD. 

Applications due: March 15th, 2024. 

Fire Island Artist Residency - New York


Celebrating its 14th season on Fire Island in Cherry Grove, NY, Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is now accepting applications for its prestigious and internationally recognized summer residency program for emerging visual artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, intersex, two spirit or queer. 


​​The 2024 residency cycle will feature a cohort of six jury-selected visual art residents, providing live/work space in the historically queer island hamlet of Cherry Grove, NY for a four-week residency marked by intimate studio visits with, and public lectures by, renowned leaders in contemporary art, curation, activism and scholarship. The greater Fire Island community, and visitors from New York and Long Island, are invited to attend free public programs by esteemed guests of FIAR. The program is free to residents, who are provided with an honorarium, stipend for travel and meals and a modest live/work space.


Application Fee: $40.00

Applications due: April 1st, 2024. 


Bemis Center Artist Residency - Spring/Summer/Fall 


Founded in 1981, by artists for artists, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts facilitates the creation, presentation, and understanding of contemporary art through an international residency program, exhibitions, and educational programs. Located in the historic Old Market, Omaha’s arts and culture district, Bemis Center serves a critical role in the presentation and understanding of contemporary art, bridging the community of Omaha to a global discourse surrounding cultural production today.

Bemis Center’s core mission has always been to provide artists from around the world dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work across conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. The independently driven atmosphere and communal environment encourage creative growth, experimentation, confrontation of challenges, and cultivation of new ideas. To date, more than 1,000 artists have participated in the residency program.

Application Fee: $40.00

Applications due: April 1st, 2024, and August 1st, 2024.

ACT Art Programs Intern 


The Art Programs Intern will have the opportunity to assist ACT’s Program staff with all facets of youth and adult programming: art project planning, heading up one-time events, setting up and cleaning up the studio, assisting the teaching artist, working with students, guiding volunteers and potentially overseeing a weekly art class 10-25 hours/week.  



Duties & Educational Opportunities 


  • Program assistance and oversight, including prepping materials, heavy lifting, setting up the studio, tearing down of materials and studio furniture, project/lesson creation

  • Contribute content to social media platforms and ideas for promotional materials to promote events

  • Participate in the recruitment of volunteers to support events and event preparations.

  • Office administrative assistance

  • Reports to: Program Coordinator or Program Director



Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a complete intern application form to: program@artistscreatingtogether.orgThis opportunity is unpaid. Academic credit available.




ACT Art Apprentice Intern


The Art Apprentice Intern will have the opportunity to assist with all facets of ACT’s Art Apprentices class. ACT’s Art Apprentice class provides inclusive visual art opportunities for transition-aged students with disabilities (ages 18-26) interested in developing a portfolio of artwork, exhibiting, and selling their work. The Art Apprentice Intern will support the teaching artist and students in weekly classes, help students prepare portfolios, artist statements, and bios, and assist with administrative duties related to the Art Apprentice’s exhibits and sales 10-25 hours/week.



Duties & Educational Opportunities 


  • Program assistance and oversight, including prepping materials, setting up the studio, tearing down materials, and studio furniture

  • Contribute content to social media platforms and ideas for promotional materials.

  • Participate in the recruitment of volunteers to support events and event preparations.

  • Office administrative assistance

  • Reports to: Program Coordinator


Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a complete intern application form to: program@artistscreatingtogether.orgThis opportunity is unpaid. Academic credit available.

Community Engagement Fellow - Museum of Contemporary Photography (Part-Time)

Reporting to the Manager of Marketing and Community Engagement, the Community Engagement Fellow will primarily provide support for the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s 2024 exhibition Prospetto a Mare (exhibition (Sept. 5-Dec. 22, 2024), featuring new work by Eritrean artist Dawit L. Petros. As this exhibition posits links between colonialization, migrations, and modernism in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Italy, and North America, the Community Engagement Fellow will be tasked with visioning and bringing into fruition a parallel community-centered program that works with members of these communities in Chicago. Foregrounded in the MoCP’s mission to cultivate a deeper understanding of the artistic, cultural and political roles of photography in our world today, the Community Engagement Fellow will be a convener of art, ideas, and activism across Chicago’s diverse communities. In addition to driving the specific community engagement efforts related to Prospetto a Mare, the Community Engagement Fellow will also realize other projects with partner organizations throughout their term at the MoCP.  

This is a grant-funded part-time position (approximately 12 hours per week), continued employment is contingent upon the availability of funding and/or program needs.

Application due date N/A.

Ma’s House Residency

Ma’s House’s Artist-In-Residency program is open to US-based creatives of color working in any genre of visual art, creative writing, and performance arts. We encourage resident artists to pursue work that relates to Shinnecock’s history, the local landscape, community based work, and critical engagement in issues of diversity, race, and identity. Three chosen artists will be awarded an unrestricted $500 during the residency which spans 2-4 weeks at Ma’s House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, NY.

Ma’s House is a year-round residency. You can apply any time and residents are welcome year-round.

Organizations that have regular Artist in Residence Programs available: 

Good Hart Artist in Residency Program: The Good Hart Artist Residency located in Good Hart, Michigan offers 2-3 week residencies to dedicated visual artists, writers, and composers/songwriters. The residency provides full room and board including a newly completed residency building with a 24-foot x 14-foot detached studio, a fully stocked kitchen with several meals provided by host family each week, a $500.00 stipend, and quiet, natural surroundings to concentrate on creative work. The resident artist is housed in a rural area within walking distance of Lake Michigan and the village of Good Hart, along the “Tunnel of Trees,” a Scenic Heritage Route. The Good Hart Artist Residency offers a solitary experience by hosting one resident at a time.

Lakeside Inn Artist in Residence Program:  Selected artists will participate for a two-week period (three weeks for ceramic artists) based on their proposals, expressive medium, and past body of work. Residents stay in the residency apartment located behind the inn, and also have 24/7 access to the clay studio on the main level or artist  studio on the second level. WiFi is available for the studios and the apartment.  

Mackinaw State Historic Park: 

The Mackinac State Historic Parks Artist-In-Residence Program is designed to promote and encourage the creation of artistic works inspired by the history, natural wonders, and beauty of Mackinac Island. The residencies are available to artists in all mediums, including writers, composers, sculptures, and visual artists including photographers, among others.


The 2 and 3 week residencies are available beginning in early June and continuing through early October.

Ox-Bow: We’ve reimagined our residency programs to explore different approaches to serving artists. Below you will find a number of new models, each with a unique take on how artists come together in community to share, build new skills, dive into critical conversations, and spend focused time on making. 

Popps Studio and Emporium Residencies: For emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists with a studio based practice who are interested in an immersive experience in Detroit and Hamtramck.

Red Bull Arts Detroit Artist Residency: The Artist Residency program is central to Red Bull Arts Detroit. We’re committed to providing artists the space, time, and resources necessary to push their practices forward by offering a two-month residency at our facilities in Detroit. We provide housing, studio space, an $8,000 stipend, a $2,000 budget for production of work during the residency, and access to the local arts community through studio visits, exhibition tours, and personal connections. The Residency is designed for artists at all stages of their careers interested in experimenting with new techniques, developing new work, or focusing on research.

Red Bull Arts Detroit Curatorial Fellowship: Red Bull Arts Detroit is committed to holistically supporting the arts locally and nationally. As such, we seek to provide alternative exhibition platforms to the vast network of independent curators who offer new ways of seeing, understanding, and experiencing artists and their works. The program creates an opportunity for a curator to realize an exhibition concept and bring it to the public in Detroit. The selected curator will demonstrate in their proposal a level of engagement and thoughtfulness about how their exhibition engages with the local city and community, and why it should take place in Detroit. Red Bull Arts Detroit will support the curator in the execution of the exhibition and it’s public programming. 

Sleeping Bear Dunes Artist in Residence: 

The Artist-In-Residence program is open to professional American writers, composers and visual artists, including photographers, whose work can be influenced and enhanced by this superb Michigan scene. It provides resident artists the opportunity to capture the moods of Sleeping Bear Dunes in their particular medium. The program provides rent-free use of a park house located in the vicinity of the village of Empire (no pets). You may also choose to stay in a campsite in one of the developed mainland campgrounds.

Two 3-week residencies are available during September and October. 


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