Residencies for artists working on political, social, global and economic issues

The Embassy of Foreign Artists  is a unique place for artists to live, work, conduct research, and share ideas. Our spaces inspire all stages of the creative process, from initial experimentation and reflection to the presentation of more finished work…EoFA is a crucial part of Geneva’s artistic community, sought out by established and emerging artists both in Switzerland and abroad.

Applications are now open, you must submit it before the 30th of April 2017, at midnight, local time (UTC+2).

Source: Residencies for artists working on political, social, global and economic issues. – Embassy of Foreign Artists

PlatteForum’s Artist Residency

The application process is currently OPEN
Deadline to apply is Monday, April 17th at midnight

Located in a rich urban context, PlatteForum’s dynamic, artist-centered residencies engage this community in the creation of new work where artists, youth, and the public collaborate. Preference will be given to artists whose work addresses the larger questions in our world today such as race, class, social and ecological issues.  In doing this we hope to provoke dialogue that helps shape our public narratives and cultural conversations.
• Residency Schedule: Six-to-eight-week residency between the dates of
September 2017 – August 2018

• Artist Benefits: Six-to-eight-week residency, a weekly stipend ($250)
• Community Engagement: Share ideas with and demonstrate process to a diverse group
of youth in structured workshops (approximately 4-6 hours per week, supported by staff).


Acme Studios International Residencies Program

Associate Artist Residency

Applications for Associate Artist Residencies (2018) are now open until the end on April 2017.
By providing affordable studio and living space, residencies and awards, opportunities and other support, Acme has supported over 7,000 artists since 1972. Associate Artist Residencies (AAR) enable international artists and funders to form short-term relationships with Acme for individual artist residencies. They enable artists to apply directly to Acme and to access the networks and opportunities previously only available through residencies with our partner organisations.

A.I.R. Studio Paducah


A.I.R. Studio Paducah, now in its 13th year as an artist residency program, is situated in the heart of the LowerTown Arts District, Paducah, Kentucky.  Since 2004, creatives from around the country and abroad have passed through A.I.R. doors to make the most of the space and a stretch of undistracted time…

Information can be found here:

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides artists of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space to research and create new work. Lasting four weeks (or a possible eight weeks for ceramic artists), residencies provide artists with private studio space within a community of peers and the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony.


“The Best Art Residencies for Photographers”


Looking to disrupt your daily routine and focus on your work?

Although many residencies are geared towards fine artists, there are many opportunities specifically for photographers. You might not think you need a studio, but these darkrooms and digital setups will have you drooling.

Check out this list of the best art residencies for photographers:

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18th Street Arts Center | Visiting Artist Residency Program


The Visiting Artist Residency Program accepts applications from working, professional artists who demonstrate a deep commitment to their practices. The program is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines. Applicants are required to cover studio rental costs themselves. Although we primarily support visual artists, 18th Street Arts Center will consider applications from performing artists, writers, and filmmakers as well.

• Residency Length: 1-3 months
• Application type: Open application
• Collaboration: May apply as a team
• Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
• Application Ongoing: Yes

Email to Submit Your Application

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12 Artist in Residence Programs a year with $$$ stipend, historic Battlefield house and private access to Gettysburg resources, tours and exhibits:
DEADLINE Extension for “NEW MEDIA” Artists until Nov. 27th!

Twelve times in 2017, artists (or artist couples) will be selected to work in Gettysburg National Military Park for a one month term from mid- January 2017 through mid- January of 2018. The Artist-in-Residence will be granted lodging, and a venue for at least one workshop, lecture or concert and the possibility of an arts donation.

Respective of programmatic themes, all artists world-wide are encouraged to apply, as the Gettysburg National Military Park Artist-in-Residence program is designed for all artists to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape and history of Gettysburg National Military Park.

Click here to learn more: National Parks Arts Foundation Submission Manager – GETTYSBURG NMP ARTIST IN RESIDENCE February-March 2017 (Alembic Arts, New Media)

Banff Artist in Residence Spring Intensive


Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Spring Intensive is an immersive period of studio practice, artistic exploration, and self-directed research. As well as having the space to create, research, and experiment, participants are part of a community of artists, curators, and creative professionals each committed to their practice.

Residencies are for visual artists, curators, researchers, and other arts professionals with an exhibition/publication record, who have had formal training in visual arts or equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.

How to Apply:

Artist Residency Program New York


Artist Residency Program New York (ARPNY) provides both national and international visual artists with the opportunity to temporarily obtain the space and community necessary to create, experiment, and exchange ideas. With a focus on studio-based practice, the residency is an opportunity to develop a new body of work while engaging with New York’s cultural community. Founded in 2012, ARPNY has hosted over 50 emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. ARPNY consist with ARPNewYork as nonprofit program & ARPNY Workspace as self financed program. Both programs includes gallery exhibition, open studio, artist presentations & critics, screenings, artists lectures, field trips and site-specific outdoor works and generally assisting the artist in his or her professional development. The artists-in-residence offers studios that range in size from 200sq. ft. to 450sq. ft. with Wi-Fi connections and 24/7 access. ARPNY currently offers 3-12 month residencies for artists.
How to Apply
Applicants must send a completed application form together with a copy of their resume or curriculum vitae. If the application is submitted via post office, the applicant must include a CD/DVD containing 10 images (jpeg format no larger than 1000 pixels on any side at 72 dpi), if applying by e-mail applicant must send images in an attached file (pdf and jpeg), following the same format instructions as for the CD/DVD.
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