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.
Rabbit Island 2023 Residency
Rabbit Island is accepting applications to the 2023 Residency Program. This year they anticipate awarding three residencies that will take place between June and September. With the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and continued contributions from donors they are excited to offer successful applicants the following:
-$3,000 (USD) unrestricted honorarium
-3 week residency on Rabbit Island
-Exhibition in the annual Rabbit Island publication and online archive
-Connections to partner institutions for exhibition and performance opportunities
-Mainland housing as needed
Applications due March 31st, 2023, 11:59 EST. Find out more and apply here.
Martin House Creative Residency Program
The residency is a competitive program that is open to applicants who seek the resources to support ongoing projects or the creation of new work. Creative makers who are selected to participate will generally spend 2-4 weeks onsite either consecutively or incrementally within the specified residency term. Length of stay is project-based and determined by the needs of the applicant and in alignment with the Martin House schedule. Residents are also expected to deliver a free public program, performance, exhibition, or other creative presentation in order to share their Martin House-inspired work with the larger public.
Residents will receive a stipend of $5,000. 50% of the stipend will be provided upon arrival to Buffalo; the other 50% will be offered upon completion of the project. Travel expenses of up to $1,000 will also be provided to residents who are from outside the Buffalo-Niagara region.
Applications due March 31st, 2023. Find out more and apply here.
Writing the Next World Writing Workshop
Join Bog & Thunder alongside writer/podcasters adrienne maree brown and Autumn Brown this summer in Slane, Ireland for a writing workshop unlike any other. Come ideate, experiment with genre, and find a writing voice that creates more possibilities for our collective future, all while exploring the beautiful Boyne Valley and eating outstanding food. This 5-day event will be rooted in the lineages of visionary and speculative fiction and Black Feminist Praxis. We will have a beautiful balance of private writing retreat time, collective world-building with fellow artists, practical skill development, and local adventure.
We are prioritizing applications from participants who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color. We will have a very limited number of partial scholarships available.
Cost: $5,000 USD. Partial scholarships available. Find out more and apply here.
Muña Art Writing Program
Muña is a 3-month art writing program providing a cohort of six writers the opportunity to critically and creatively engage with art writing strategies, readings, exercises, and conversations. The program is structured for writers to develop and refine their practices through workshops and peer-review feedback. Its task is to stir, incubate, and pollinate shared consciousness on holistic, equitable, and attentive art writing and language practices. Muña is a program collaboration by Chuquimarca and Sixty Inches From Center.
Application opens in March. Find out more and apply here.
Bemis Center Residency January 24th - April 19th & May 22nd - August 16th 2024
Located in the historic Old Market, Omaha’s arts and culture district, Bemis Center's 110,000 square foot facility accommodates a broad range of artistic activity. Selected artists-in-residence enjoy generous sized, private live/work studios complete with kitchen and bathroom, a $1,250 USD monthly stipend and $750 travel stipend. Due to the limitations of B2 visas (touring/visiting), international artists-in-residence are eligible to receive reimbursement of qualified expenses, such as airfare, ground transportation, and meals. Selected artists are responsible for organizing travel to Omaha to attend the residency. Artists-in-residence have 24-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000 square foot industrial space used for large-scale sculpture fabrication; and a Sound Studio for rehearsing and recording. This is an independently-driven, process-based residency in a communal environment, fostering creative growth, experimentation, and supportive exchange.
Entry Fees: $40
Applications due March 31st, 2023. Find out more and apply here.
The American Library In Paris Visiting Fellowship
The American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship was created in 2013 to nurture and sustain a heritage as old as the Library itself: deepening French-American understanding. The Visiting Fellowship offer writers and researchers an opportunity to pursue a creative project in Paris for a month or longer while participating actively in the life of the American Library.
A $5,000 stipend will be paid before start of a Fellowship period. The award, to be spent at the discretion of the Fellow, is designed to cover travel to Paris, accommodation, and expenses associated with the month in Paris. In addition to the stipend, the Library will connect the fellow to resources and people in Paris that could be helpful their project.
Entry Fee: $32.30 USD (30 Euros)
Applications due April 1st, 2023. Find out more and apply here.
Armory Art Center Residency 2023-2024
The Armory Art Center invites artists to apply to the Armory’s Artist-in-Residence Program. This highly competitive program attracts a diverse group of emerging artists within varied disciplines who have earned at least a BFA (but MFA preferred). Artists-in-Residence are responsible for teaching classes to our diverse student/community where they have the opportunity to refine their skills teaching workshops and eight-week classes. They also participate in special events. The Armory provides a studio space which offers freedom to develop their own work. Artists-in-Residence have the opportunity to exhibit work they have created during their residency. Residents are paid for teaching and also receive a generous monthly stipend for departmental assistance and participation in extracurricular events in the community.
Applications due April 2nd, 2023. Find out more and apply here.
FIAR Summer Residency
Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), the first residency in the United States exclusively for artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, intersex, two-spirit or queer, annually accepts applications for its prestigious and internationally recognized summer program. Now in its 12th season in the secluded beach community of Cherry Grove, NY, an historic LGBTQ settlement of Fire Island, emerging artists will share a live/work space for a four-week program marked by intimate studio visits with, and public lectures by, renowned leaders in contemporary art, scholarship, activism and curation.
Entry Fee: $40
Applications due April 15th, 2023 11:59PM EST. Find out more and apply here.
Photography Network Writing and Publishing Seminar
Photography Network is launching a two-week writing and publishing seminar to support and promote new voices in photography scholarship, curation, and criticism, to take place online from July 31 through August 11, 2023. Six applicants will be chosen to participate. Through structured workshops and mentorship from two established professionals in the field, they will revise manuscripts of in-progress writing projects for submission and publication. Each participant will also receive a stipend of no less than $500.
Applications Due: April 15th, 2023. Find out more and apply here.
Terrain Residency Program
Terrain Exhibitions is currently accepting applications for the 2023 Terrain Residency program. The residency, hosted by the Springfield Art Association (SAA)/Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists, is located in Springfield, Illinois, for a period of four to six weeks between June 15 through October 1, 2023. Artists are invited to live and work at the residency duplex to pursue the development of public projects: art installations, architectural interventions, performances, social practice, and community programs. Public art exhibition opportunities are available, and we encourage the presentation of work developed in residence. Two residencies will be awarded.
Applications due April 23rd, 2023. Find out more and apply here.
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.
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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