Location: Roswell, New Mexico
Mission: Well known by artists as the “Gift of Time”, the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program was established in 1967 to provide gifted studio based visual artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for a whole year. This “gift of time” allow artists to work without distraction in an effort to break new ground and focus on individual goals.
The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program serves as a contemporary counterpoint to the traditional arts of the Southwest, reinforces the Program’s interest in strengthening the vitality of art in New Mexico and has been a catalyst in broadening community understanding of contemporary art.
Cost: A stipend, or living allowance, of $800 per month is offered along with $100 per month for every dependent living with the grantee. Currently, the cost of art materials is borne by the grantee.
In residence grants are offered to artists involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation and other fine art media. Grants are not made in the disciplines of performance art or production crafts.
Application Fee: $25.00 USD
Number of Artists: Between 5-10 Artists at a time
Accommodations: The studios are large, open spaces that measure approximately 30 ‘x 25 ‘x 10′. These areas are well-lighted and convertible to the artist’s requirements. Artists are housed in a complex of six houses and 10 studios located on fifty acres of land. Each artist is provided with a house that can amply accommodate either a single person or a family. Rent, utilities (except telephone), repairs and maintenance costs are borne by the Program. Houses are furnished with major furniture items, appliances and utensils within reason. The printmaking facility is a small, fully operational studio – basically lithographic/etching in nature.
The facilities of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program are simple and free of frills. They were conceived to be practical, functional and basic. All units are fitted with basic furnishings except bedding. Newly built (2007) the RAiR Residency is made up of house / studio combinations. The main room is a living room, dinning room, and kitchen combination. Kitchen area looking towards entry area. Kitchens are fully equipped. Furnishings are basic. Since artists stay for one year they usually bring some of their own household belongings. Baths include laundry facilities. Bedrooms are simply furnished, utilitarian. A small office with a desk / locker and high speed internet connection.
Studios are 30 feet by 20 feet with hot and cold sink, natural, LED track lighting and florescent light. The RAiR Program is not an equipment based residency, but there are a some useful pieces of equipment such as various electric kilns in our new kiln room and a printmaking studio. Printmaking equipment includes a two presses and various other equipment. The printmaking studio, is focused on etching, silk screen and lithographic printing processes. Next door is a studio devoted to computer based activities with a large format printer and various lamps for photography, etc. Like the residency itself, the equipment is modest and basic. Since artists stay at the residency for a full year, most artists bring their most important tools with them. Shop tools includes a drill press, table saw, chop saw, radial arm saw, band saw, sander, grinder and arc welder. The wood shop is a large, open workspace equipped with all of the basic wood working machines. Hand power tools include: skill saw, drill, router, saws-all, sander, chainsaw, jigsaw, angle grinder and some pneumatic stone carving tools.
Roswell (pop. 48,000) is a high plains community (3,560 ft. elevation) and the economic hub of rural southeastern New Mexico. It is roughly 200 miles from the nearest large cities, including Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The economy is based on agriculture, ranching, oil and gas, light manufacturing and tourism.
Average seasonal daytime/nighttime temperatures are as follows: Summer (91/65 degrees); Fall (74/40 degrees); Winter (56/28 degrees); Spring (75/40 degrees). The dry season extends from October through June, although snow is not uncommon in winter. Spring is dry and windy, followed by the summer monsoon rains in July and August.
Public transportation is limited and some form of personal transportation is advisable. Transportation to and from Roswell is possible by bus or airline commuter service.
Length of Stay: 12 months, Fall to Spring
Demographic/Medium: Professional artists working in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and other fine art media. Grants are not made in the disciplines of performance art or production crafts.
While the visa process for non-US residents participating in our program has improved somewhat, we are still limited in our ability to assist with the long term visa issues that may arise for foreign participating artists. Overseas artists should consider visiting the USCIS web site and/or consult with local experts on this subject.
Benefits: A stipend, or living allowance, of $800 per month is offered along with $100 per month for every dependent living with the grantee.
Deadline: March 31
Acceptance Rate: n/a
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mission: Bunker Projects is a residency program and experimental gallery devoted to creating a living laboratory for artists in Pittsburgh. Located at 5106 Penn Avenue’s second and third floor, BUNKER Projects is converting a burnt-out apartment into a customized space for artists of all kinds. Participating artists will spend an intensive period living and working on site with living, studio, and gallery spaces. BUNKER residents will be supported to exchange and collaborate with the surrounding neighborhood and take advantage of other Pittsburgh artist resources during their stay.
Beginning in 2014, Bunker Projects will offer 3-month artist residencies. Two residents will be hosted concurrently to live, work, and exhibit in the space. The duration of each stay is flexible and reflects transparent monthly costs. Artists will pursue self-directed projects that are required to interface with the public in at least three formats. This may take any form including public exhibition, discussion, dinner, performance, workshop, lecture, or other collaborations.
Cost: $300 per month (includes utilities and exhibition costs)
Application Fee: No application fee
Number of Artists: Up to 3 artists at a time
Accommodations: Private bedroom, individual studio, tools, team support and access to galleries and garden.
As an intentional living space, BUNKER Projects offers a comfortable, custom-designed environment for its residents. Working with the Fourth River Worker’s Guild, a sociocratic labor collective based in Pittsburgh, we are rebuilding our spaces to provide residents with basic amenities (including private bedrooms, a shared kitchenette, and a shared bathroom) while also maintaining an open floor plan to promote interactivity and collaboration between residents and the community.
BUNKER Projects provides two designated work areas of equal size, each 200 sq. ft. These areas may be cloistered or connected, depending on the comfort or collaborative nature of the resident artists. While we are equipped with a large selection of power tools, BUNKER will facilitate connections with outside workshops and fabrication labs as needed.
We offer two gallery spaces, totaling 485 sq ft. Both rooms retain original interior details such as a fireplace and built-in cabinetry. The galleries provide transformable exhibition and event space for artists and scheduled events.
Staff support to locate the following (with possible additional costs): basic mobile woodshop, complete wood shop, metals shop, digital fabrication, camera/video equipment, projector, professional printing, print making facility, kiln/ceramics facility, spray booth, chemical ventilation
Length of Stay: 1 month to 3+ months
Demographic/Medium: National and International studio artists, public artists, performer, designer, writer, architect, musician, curator, researcher
Benefits: Support from Bunker staff in locating tools, resources, and funding to enable creative practice, Installation assistance for exhibitions and special events, Promotional support for all shows and special events hosted during residency, Effective use of time during residency, residents must maintain a daily creative practice, Hold open studio hours determined by your schedule, Coordinate with Exhibitions and Special Projects Artists, Interface with public in at least three formats: First Friday Gallery Show (mandatory), public performance, artist talk/ lecture/ screening, community workshop, satellite show/ presentation, any other form of public diffusion
Acceptance Rate: n/a
Image (c) 2013 Ben Filio
Location: Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica
Mission: The Julia and David White Artists’ Colony is a private retreat located in the midst of a private 17 acre rainforest in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica, a 35 minute drive from the capital, San Jose. The Colony was established in 1998 by Dr. White as a memorial to his children, both of whom died tragically as young adults. Julia was an astrophysicist and accomplished poet and playwright; David a highly talented composer and woodwind player. The Julia and David White Artists’ Colony is devoted to promoting the arts so dearly loved by Dr. White and his children.
Ciudad Colón is located twenty three kms from the capital city San José. It is situated in the province of San José, in the county of Mora. The weather in Ciudad Colón varies between the dry and green seasons. Average temperature year round is 22-24 C. It sits at an altitude of 840 meters above sea level. Costa Rica banned capital punishment in 1877. It abolished its military in 1948 and has since relied exclusively on dialogue and diplomacy in conducting its international relations – a model Dr. White supported for all Nations.
The Colony wants to give artists – today’s visionaries and innovators – the opportunity to explore their creativity in the peace-loving culture of Costa Rica.
Colony housing includes two painters’ studios with 20-foot ceilings, two writers’ studios and three cottages for either composers, writers or visual artists, all in natural wooded settings. In addition, the former communal building “The Nine Muses” has also been converted into a studio.
Cost: 14 days or less $575 per artist, or $850 for two artists sharing one space; Up to 29 days $800 per artist, or $975 per two artists sharing one space.
Application Fee: No application fee
Number of Artists: Up to 10 artists at a time
Accommodations: The Colony provides each artist with a private studio on a beautiful 17-acre hillside setting. A swimming pool, and hiking paths are provided for recreation.
Basic necessities and a Saturday Farmer’s Market are available within walking distance in the local village, Ciudad Colón, population 10,000, elevation 3,000 ft. (900mts). A shopping mall and cinema complex are a 20-minute drive from The Colony. Bus and taxi service to all of Costa Rica is available from Ciudad Colón. From scenic walking paths one can see the Pacific Ocean as well as volcanoes across the Central Valley.
There is a small library room between the two writer studios, with a computer and Internet, and a comfortable armchair.
Length of Stay: 2 weeks – Several Months
Demographic/Medium: National and International artists in Literature, visual arts, music composers
Benefits: At events organized by The Colony, works of resident composers, visual artists and writers are exhibited and performed.
Acceptance Rate: n/a
Image (c) 2011 by Jared Betts
Image (c) 2007 Hilary Pfeifer
Location: Paris, France
Mission: The Cité Internationale des Arts aims to host professional artists who wish to develop an artistic work in France. The Foundation is recognized public utility by decree of 14 September 1957.
The Cité Internationale des Arts is intended to provide short or long stays (2 months to 1 year) for professional artists who want to develop an artistic work in France.
It is related to a vast network of partners and associates. Its founders include a large number of States, schools, institutes, universities and ministries from close to 50 countries all across the world. Three of its historic founders and key partners are the City of Paris, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- The Foundation welcomes professional artists from around the world.
- Since its opening in 1965, it has received more than 15,000 artists.
- Stays are limited to three months to one year and include fees.
- Applicants must submit a written request by mail (no e-mail).
- Workshops could be attributed to independent candidates are limited.
The Cité Internationale des Arts hosts two sites artist residencies :
- In the Marais district, opposite the Ile Saint-Louis, rue de l’Hôtel de Ville in the 4th district with 291 studio apartments in 11 buildings. A dynamic quarter swarming with art galleries and a favourite destination for Parisians.
- And that of Montmartre, Norvins street, 35 workshops units in 4 buildings around a wooded area. Montmartre was for many years a focal point for artists over the world.
Residents may practice their artistic discipline and develop their creative techniques for the duration of their stay at the Cité Internationale des Arts. The residence also houses an exhibition area where artists can display their works and an auditorium where they can perform concerts.
Since its opening in 1965, the Cité Internationale des Arts has accommodated more than 18,000 artists from all over the world.
- Applicants are advised to address their application to the Cité Internationale des Arts only by mail (not email).
- Studios are not free of charge. They are available in a very limited number.
Cost: The monthly services charges range from 421 to 770 euros. (according the size of the studio).
Residents do not pay rent, but cover a portion of the Service charges. Therefore, their status is that of a simple occupant and they may not claim any right to stay in the premises beyond the agreed upon period.
- Service charges must be paid at the start of each month. Service charges for both the first and last months of occupation are due in full‚ regardless of arrival/departure dates.
- An additional fee is required for housing any additional person (Companion or Visitor) or a child.
Service charges must be paid at the beginning of each month in euros. Given that you pay service charges and not rent, you are not eligible for the housing benefit called APL.
No more than one person (additional fee: 150€) and a young child (110€ for a child under 7) can stay in your studio for the entire residency.
If you wish to host a guest, you must request from the reception desk (for 1 week or less: 120€, up to 1 month: 220€).
Prior to arrival, future Residents must pay a full Deposit equal to one month of Services charges, which will be refunded upon departure provided that the studio is in good condition.
Resident must have health insurance that includes repatriation, as well as a liability insurance.
Application Fee: 30 Euros
Number of Artists: n/a
Accommodations: All the studios have a large working room, a bed, a bathroom and an equipped kitchenette (refrigerator and electric cooking plates). All the laundry and blankets are supplied. Bed sheets are changed every two weeks. You should bring your own towels. The dishes are supplied, but not the dish towels nor the cleaning products. The electrical current supplied to residency-studios varies from 2 to 3 Kwatts. We remind you that the studio is a residency-studio.
In no circumstances may it be converted into a lodging with your own furniture. You are responsible for the cleaning of your residency-studio, the staff of the Cité des Arts do not provide assistance. Upon departure, please leave your studio in the state it was upon your arrival.
A few baby cots are available. You must request this prior to arrival.
The reception desk is open 24 hours a day. After 10 pm, the gate is closed. You will have to ring and wait for the night guardian. On Saturdays and Sundays and at night, the night guardian may conduct rounds; please be patient.
We offer wireless Internet access. The Receptionist gives you a login that enables you to connect for free for 24 hours. The subscription charge for an unlimited Internet access and unlimited traditional local phone calls is 19,99 € for one month. A package of 50 hours to be used at any time costs 15 € per month.
Each studio is equipped with a telephone that allows communication within the Cité des Arts. For outside phone calls, you can buy a SIM card to be used in your cell phone. A pay phone is located in lobby of the main building. If you are staying for more than 3 months, you may subscribe to a private line. The procedures to obtain this line cannot be carried out before your arrival.
Length of Stay: 2 months – 1 year
A first Residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts cannot last less than one month or more than one year. An extension of the Residency can be requested. The total duration must not exceed 18 months, except for residencies in partnership with an institution of higher education which may be extended to a maximum of 24 months.
- Artists are required to occupy their studios. For security reasons, they are requested to inform the Cité des Arts of any planned absences.
- In the event of a departure prior to the agreed upon date, Residents must inform the Cité Internationale des Arts at least two months in advance. Otherwise, one month’s Service charges will be charged.
Demographic/Medium: Emerging to Established National and International Artists
Benefits: The Resident may be accompanied by a second person, the Companion and by a young child under 7 years old; the latter arrive and depart at the same time as the Resident. If the Resident stays alone in the studio, he may occasionally accommodate a Visitor. The Visitors must be registered with the Reception desk. The Resident is responsible for his or her guests.
Museum pass: You are eligible for a pass entitling you to a reduced entry charge in most Parisian museums. You can request this at the reception desk. A passport photograph is required.
French lessons: Lessons in practical French are held twice a week (10€ for a 2 hour-class). The Alliance française offers academic classes: http://www.alliancefr.org/.
It is recommended to learn basic French in your own country prior to your arrival.
Rehearsal studios: The rehearsal studios at the Cité des Arts are equipped with upright and baby grand pianos, plus a 16 stop organ. Users must pay a service charge (from 6.30€ per hour).
Collective studios: Studios for printmaking and silkscreen (90€ each per month, 140€ for both per month) plus a ceramics kiln (30€ for a cook) are available for professional artists.
Concerts and P&P: During their stay, musicians, dancers, mixed media artists etc. may participate in one of the events organized by the Cité des Arts on Tuesdays in its 128-seat auditorium.
The artists may organize an evening event called « P&P – Present & Projet » to present their artistic work and exchange with the other residents and the public.
Exhibits and Open-Studios: Visual artists can hold a private exhibit in the Corridor (basement). A financial participation of 80€ is required.
During their stay, the artists may hold an open-studio.
Deadline: Ongoing, send in mail applications
The applications are examined, twice a year, by the Entrance committee.
Acceptance Rate: 10% of applicants
Location: San Francisco, California
Mission: The Workshop Residence engages the worlds of craft, art, and design by pairing visiting artists and designers with local fabricators to create beautiful, useful and affordable objects.
Located in the Dogpatch, an historic art and light-manufacturing district in San Francisco, we provide residents with a large studio/workshop, an adjacent apartment, living stipend, production budget, and a dedicated creative and logistical staff to facilitate their project.
Cost: The competition winner will receive travel funds, $2,000 honorarium, up to $5,000 in project budget, the use of our large studio/workshop, accommodations in our adjacent apartment and a royalty from the sales of their product. After recovering these expenses, profit from sales of the first production run will be shared 50/50. If we re-issue the product, the resident receives a royalty of 25% of profit from subsequent editions.
Application Fee: $25.00
Number of Artists: Up to 1 at a time, but we are open to collaborations between multiple people (a single proposal from a group).
Accommodations: Free accommodations in our adjacent apartment from the workshop. We will provide a fully furnished two-bedroom apartment, located above our shop, for the selected resident. We will offer up to $700 for travel to San Francisco (if necessary) and a sturdy bicycle for getting around town. If you need any special accommodations please just let us know.
Our studio is available to the resident artist 24 hours a day. Residents typically work weekdays from 10am-6pm when our staff is available for assistance and the shop is open to the public. There is no requirement but we like to have residents engage with our community and devote themselves “full-time” to this project during the residency period.
Length of Stay: 1 month in August 2014 with the possibility of future collaborations.
Demographic/Medium: Art & Design professionals and those interested in the cross-over of craft, design, and the visual arts. Past residents come from a variety of different backgrounds, including: architecture, graphic design, science, craft, and fine art. There is no need for an applicant to have an existing portfolio or exhibition record; we will consider the strength of the proposal foremost.
We welcome applications from outside the US. Please keep in mind the limited travel fund of $700, and understand that you would be responsible for arranging the necessary travel visas and permissions.
Benefits: (see above), travel funds, stipend, project budget, honorarium, free accommodations, and design a product with a highly skilled team. This competition offers applicants the opportunity to include work samples in an online registry made public on our website, providing visibility to a wide variety of arts professionals: curators, gallerists, collectors, and educators.
Deadline: May 31, 2014