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Banff Center for Arts and Creativity

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

Banff Centre exists to inspire artists and leaders to make their unique contribution to society. We aspire to be the global leader in arts, culture, and creativity.

Human potential is realized at Banff Centre. As a unique creative and learning experience, we curate innovative  programs that develop artists and leaders, inspiring them to conceive and create powerful works and ideas that are shared with the world.
Banff Centre is a catalyst for knowledge and creativity through the power of our unique environment and facilities  in  the Canadian Rocky Mountains, our rich learning opportunities, cross-disciplinary and cross- sectoral interactions, outreach activities, and performances for the public.


The Core Residency Program

Established in 1982, the prestigious Core Residency Program at the Glassell School of Art offers postgraduate residencies for art critics and visual artists.

The Core Residency Program awards residencies to exceptional, highly motivated visual artists and critical writers who have completed their undergraduate or graduate training and are working to develop a sustainable practice. Residents engage with a wide range of leading artists, critics, curators, and art historians who are invited to meet individually with the residents, lead seminars, and deliver public lectures.

Fellows are expected to be active in their own creative and/or critical practice, whatever form that takes. Core fellows come together as a community of thinkers and makers to engage in an ongoing dialog, the content of which is driven by contemporary concerns, the interests and work of the fellows, and the Core lecture series and visitors.

The residency term is nine months, from September to May, and fellows may apply for a second term. Tuesday mornings are reserved for group discussions, and public lectures take place on Thursday evenings. Each spring the program mounts an exhibition of work produced during the current residency term, accompanied by a publication featuring essays by the critical-studies residents and documenting the work of all the residents. Critical studies residents may apply for support for a curatorial project in their second year.

Residents receive a $15,000 stipend, 24-hour access to a private studio or office, and borrowing privileges at the Museum’s Hirsch Library and Rice University’s Fondren Library

Galveston Artist Residency

Galveston Artist Residency studio view

The Galveston Artist Residency is pleased to announce an Open Call for applications for the 2017 - 2018 Residency Year. We will be awarding 3 residency grants for the time period of September 1, 2017 through August 1, 2018. Residencies are for the full 11 months.

GAR is a fully funded residency. Artists in residence will receive a studio, an apartment, a monthly stipend of $1,000 per month and a bicycle.

The residency is intended as a gift of time for the development of your practice. We are looking for visual artists that are at a point in their life where they need to focus on their work and will benefit from a period of intense studio time.

GAR is located in Galveston TX, a barrier island about one hour away from Houston, on the east Texas coast. Galveston is an eclectic mixture of tourism & industry with a rich history.

If you are interested in being considered for the Residency program please fill out an application online. 

Click here to view the application. 

Please keep in mind that the application process is highly competitive.  Residents are chosen by an outside selection panel of art professionals. Recipients of the residency grant will be notified of their acceptance by the end of April.  

For questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (409) 974 4446, or email at: info@galvestonartistresidency.org.  

Headlands Center for the Arts

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The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus. Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.

Application period for 2018 program is April 3 through June 2, 2017. Residency period is February–November 2018. Early bird application fee discount through May 8!

 Kala Art Institute

Artist Residency Photo

Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital media including video production can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence. Residency applications are accepted online three times per year. Artists who apply for a residency should be familiar with at least one of the media offered at Kala. Considerations for acceptance are conceptual creativity and technical knowledge.

Resident artists receive year-round 24-hour access to the printmaking workshop and/or electronic media center, individual storage space, possible exposure on Kala’s website and in other exhibitions at Kala or outside exhibition spaces, and participation in a vital, international artistic community. Artists also receive a 20% discount on classes and private tutoring offered by Kala. Please note that this is a studio residency only; housing is not included. Artists are responsible for finding their own housing.

Vermont Studio Center

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Each month, the Vermont Studio Center welcomes over 50 artists and writers from around the world to their historic campus in northern Vermont.

All of the residencies include:

  • A private room in modest, shared housing
  • 24-hour access to a private studio space in one of our 6 medium-specific studio buildings
  • 3 communal meals per day (plus fresh fruit, coffee/tea/cold beverages, and cereal available around the clock)

They accept general applications year-round, and offer three fellowship deadlines per year:

  • February 15th
  • June 15th
  • October 1st

Their fellowship offerings change at each deadline. Admission is competitive and based on review of portfolio or manuscript.

Most residents stay with us for 1 month, so their sessions adhere to a 4-week calendar; however, residencies can be scheduled in 2-week increments ranging from 2 to 12 weeks if a shorter or longer stay better suits your needs.

Click here to apply 



What is it that a young artist who has just received an MFA requires to facilitate their research beyond the confines of graduate school?

A studio, a residence, some teaching experience, and a stipend.

It was precisely this question and response that facilitated the development of the VCUarts Plant Zero Fellowship developed by the Department of Painting + Printmaking  in 2005. As our ability to support additional fellows expanded within the School of the Arts, the fellowships were renamed the Fountainhead  Fellowship, in honor of the sponsor, Fountainhead Development LLC. We are currently hosting the 9th Fellow in the Department of Painting + Printmaking.

The Fountainhead Arts Fellowship is a joint project of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, the Department of Painting + Printmaking, the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media, the Department of Craft/Material Studies, and Fountainhead Development Services. The residency is sited in a newly renovated complex built to eco-friendly, EarthCraft standards. This mixed-use community includes artists’ studios, apartments, a café, an outdoor swimming pool, a dog park and other amenities in addition to being near campus.

One Painting/Printmaking Fellowship will be offered each academic year.

ONLY Spring 2017 graduating MFA painters or printmakers are invited to apply for the fellowship year beginning August 2017. If you graduated prior to 2017, you are NOT eligible to apply. 


 The VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship in Sculpture + Extended Media

The VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship in Sculpture + Extended Media is a 9-month residency for recent MFA graduates in sculpture. Fellows are offered the chance to concentrate on their work, build their community, and gain valuable teaching experience with high-quality students in a world-class program. The residency is sited in a newly renovated complex built to eco-friendly, EarthCraft standards. This mixed-use community includes artists’ studios, apartments, a café, an outdoor swimming pool, a dog park and other amenities in addition to being near campus.

Responsibilities include: teaching 2 classes per semester in the Sculpture Department for each semester, and giving a public lecture on your work.

Only Fall 2016 + Spring 2017 + Summer 2017 graduating MFA sculptors are invited to apply for fellowship year beginning August ‘17. If you graduated prior to Fall 2016, you are not eligible to apply. VCU students and graduates are not eligible to apply.

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

Skowhegan, aerial, photo


Skowhegan seeks to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to artmaking and inquiry. An academic background in art is not required. Financial status is not a consideration in the admissions process, and financial need should not deter artists from applying for admission. You must be at least 21 years of age at the start of the program and have a working knowledge of English. Application fees are non-refundable.


In accepting admission to Skowhegan, artists agree to stay the full nine-week term of the session. Exceptions are made in cases of emergency only. Absences from the program to fulfill other professional commitments will not be authorized. For this reason, artists who leave for such purposes will forfeit their admission to and participation in the program.


Tuition for Skowhegan’s nine-week program is $6,000. Additionally, all participants are required to pay a $75 activities fee. The goal of Skowhegan’s financial assistance program is to help ensure that artists accepted into the program may participate, regardless of their financial status. All participants are expected to make some amount of financial contribution to their experience. Applicants will have the opportunity to apply for a self-determined amount of financial aid through the online application (Step 4 of the Skowhegan application).

Windgate Museum Internship Program

The Windgate Museum Internship program provides $5,000 stipends to four undergraduate or graduate students who work under the direction of curators or directors in contemporary craft collections, exhibitions, and programs in museums or organizations nationally.

After reviewing applications from a diverse and compelling group of museums, CCCD is pleased to announce the 2017 Windgate Museum Internship Host Institutions: American Museum of Ceramic ArtAsheville Art MuseumCharles Allis-Villa Terrace Art Museums, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

Please see the brief descriptions of the internships below for final deadlines. Interested applicants may visit the host institution’s website or reach out to the listed contact directly for more information.

Additional Opportunities Here: 

Opportunities Lists
China Residencies (residencies): http://www.chinaresidencies.com/residencies
College Art Association (employment, opportunities): http://www.collegeart.org/opportunities/
Chronicle of Higher Education (employment): http://chronicle.com/jobCategory/Arts/2/all
CallforEntry (employment): https://www.callforentry.org
International Sculpture Center (opportunities): http://www.sculpture.org/opp_login.php
Monday News (opportunities): http://www.mondaynews.net/?calls
NYFA (employment, opportunities): https://www.nyfa.org/Classifieds/Opportunities
Transartist (opportunities): http://www.transartists.nl/
Residency Unlimited (opportunities): http://residencyunlimited.org/opportunities/
Re-title (opportunities): http://re-title.typepad.com/opportunities/
Rhizome (opportunities): http://rhizome.org/community/
US National Park Service (residencies): https://www.nps.gov/subjects/arts/air.htm
Wooloo (opportunities): http://www.wooloo.org/open-call

Residencies (No Deadline) InCube Arts emerging curators program, New York http://www.incube-arts.org/emerging-curators-program.html
ADM-PIRA 2017 Open Call, Mexico http://pira.centroadm.com/
ACOSS: http://www.acoss.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=2
Agora Affect, Germany: http://agoracollective.org/affect/apply/
Craft Village Open Residency, India: http://www.craftvillage.org.in/artist-residency.html
Halka Art Project Residency, Turkey: http://www.halkaartproject.net/rezidant.html?r=2
HOF + Surface, Thailand: http://surfacearts.co.uk/hof-surface-residency-bangkok/
McColl: http://www.mccollcenter.org/artists-in-residence/submit-materials-for-residency-programs
Nirox Foundation: http://www.niroxarts.com/
Pilotenkeuche International Artist Residency, Germany: http://westside.pilotenkueche.net/?page_id=52
Residency Unlimited: http://residencyunlimited.org/residencies/
Hrisey AIR, Iceland: http://www.nordanbal.is/en/hrisey/residency
TAKT, Germany: http://taktberlin.org/artist-residency/#apply 
Townhouse Gallery: http://www.thetownhousegallery.com/OldSite/main7.html

Proposals/Submissions Accepted (No Deadline) Bulletin - Droste Efect http://www.drosteeffectmag.com/call-papers-bulletin/
ABC No Rio: http://www.abcnorio.org/events/exhibitions.html
Ace & Tate Creative Fund Grants: https://www.aceandtate.com/creative-fund
Bulletin by Droste Effect Magazine: http://www.drosteeffectmag.com/call-papers-bulletin/
Brooklyn Art Cluster (Curatorial Exhibition Proposals): http://bit.ly/2iF2uWo
Crane Arts: http://www.cranearts.com/wordpress/icebox/submit-a-proposal
Creative Time: http://www.creativetime.org/
inCube Arts Emerging Curators Program: http://www.incube-arts.org/emerging-curators-program.html
Intersection Arts: http://www.theintersection.org/#!application/c1y5g
Issue Project Room: http://issueprojectroom.org/drupal/submission-policy
Participant: http://participantinc.org/contact/
Public Art Dialog: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=2150-2552&linktype=44
Printed Matter: https://www.printedmatter.org/submit
Rutgers Paul Robeson Galleries: http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/artgallery/opportunities/index.html
Soapbox Gallery: http://soapboxgallery.org/
Southern Exposure: https://www.soex.org/get-involved/open-submissions-artists
The Danish Arts Foundation http://bit.ly/2fYowOM
The Kitchen: http://thekitchen.org/about/artist-submission
The Power Plant: http://www.thepowerplant.org/AboutUs/Opportunities/Submissions.aspx
Triple Canopy: https://www.canopycanopycanopy.com/education#intensive
Walker Art Center: http://www.walkerart.org

Registries (US) Artists Space: http://local-artists.org/
BRIC Contemporary Arts Registry: http://registry.bricartsmedia.org/
Brooklyn Arts Council: http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/registry
NYC Percent for Art (public art registry): http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/html/panyc/panyc.shtml
Pierogi 2000 Flat Files: http://www.pierogi2000.com/visit-contact/
PS1: http://ps1.org/studio-visit/create-visit
White Columns (registry and curatorial proposals): http://registry.whitecolumns.org/