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.
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.
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.
Tall Grass Artist Residency
The Tallgrass Artist Residency is a unique program that offers individual artists/artist teams time and space to retreat and research in a rural, tallgrass prairie setting. Though the experience is rural, it is not meant to be isolating. Artists are provided lodging at Matfield Station in the small community of Matfield Green, Kansas — 20 miles from Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and home to a growing number of artists and community builders.
Artists will be provided 10 nights of lodging at Matfield Station during residency period.
Artists will be connected with staff at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and may be granted special access, upon request.
Each artist will receive a $500 stipend from KCAIC for travel and material reimbursement to be awarded after residencies are completed.
Artists will be provided lodging for up to two nights in or near Matfield Green during closing events in October.
Reimbursement funding will be available for shipping artwork to and from group exhibition, within reason.
Applications due: October 31, 2022. Find more information and apply here!
Lakeside Inn - Artist Residency Program
Submissions for the 2023 Lakeside Inn Artist Residency Program will begin October 15th, 2022 and close December 15th, 2022. 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 (ceramic artists only) on the main level or artist studio on the second level. WiFi is available for the studios and the apartment.
The residency program also offers a month-long Artist Work Exchange Program for the months of June, July, and August. In this program, artists are able to earn a paycheck for 15 to 20 hours a week doing housekeeping for the inn, and are otherwise free to pursue their creative projects during their stay.