For centuries the city has been a source of inspiration for artists. But while its sensory stimulation might fuel the creative soul, its neon highs are sobered by rising rents and lack of affordable studio spaces.
Thankfully artist-in-residence programmes are here to help. Laid on by galleries, cultural foundations, hotels and schools, they offer spaces where creatives can live and work for free in some of the world’s most exhilarating and expensive cities.
From starchitects’ crash-pads to five-star hotels, we’ve rounded up eight of the most enviable urban residency spaces for artists and architects.
Every winter from January through March, creative individuals, collaborations, and performing ensembles are awarded the gift of time and space at our beautiful Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Sisters, Oregon, for monthlong residencies.
Residencies are open to national and international artists in any discipline, as well as creative thinkers in culinary arts, design, engineering, and the sciences. Artists at any stage of their careers who are not current students are eligible. Residency positions for parent artists are available. Click here for more information and bios on our current 2017 Artists in Residence.
Caldera is currently accepting applications for residencies in winter 2018. Residency periods will be January 5–30, 2018; February 2–27, 2018; and March 2–27, 2018. Applications are now open until June 16, 2017.
The Studios at MASS MoCA provides residencies up to 8 weeks for artists and writers, hosted by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program. Selected artists receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing, free access to the museum’s galleries throughout the residency, financial and business coaching from Assets for Artists staff, and free use of Makers’ Mill, a printmaking and fiber arts makerspace located a short walk from the Studios.
Applications are currently accepted through July 6, 2017, for residency sessions between October 13, 2017, and April 2, 2018. No application fee.
Learn more at The Studios at MASS MoCA
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). http://www.eofa.ch/en/applications/
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).
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, 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: https://airstudiopaducah.com/
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to Submit Your Application
For more information~ http://18thstreet.org/