AIR NETWORK: APRIL 2023
WHITNEY STUDY PROGRAM (ISP)
NEW YORK, NY
The Independent Study Program (ISP) consists of three interrelated parts: Studio Program, Critical Studies Program, and Curatorial Program. The ISP provides a setting within which students pursuing art practice, curatorial work, art historical scholarship, and critical writing engage in ongoing discussions and debates that examine the historical, social, and intellectual conditions of artistic production. The program encourages the theoretical and critical study of the practices, institutions, and discourses that constitute the field of culture.
Each year fifteen students are selected to participate in the Studio Program, four in the Curatorial Program, and six in the Critical Studies Program. Curatorial and critical studies students are designated as Helena Rubinstein Fellows in recognition of the substantial support provided to the program by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation. The program begins in early September and concludes at the end of the following May. Many of the participants are enrolled at universities and art schools and receive academic credit for their participation, while others have recently completed their formal studies.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON-CORE PROGRAM
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 dialogue, the content of which is driven by contemporary concerns, the interests and work of the fellows, and the Core lecture series and visitors.
THE ARMORY ART CENTER ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
WEST PALM BEACH, FL
The Armory Art Center invites artists to apply to the Armory’s Artist-in-Residence Program. This highly competitive program attracts a diverse group of emerging artists within varied disciplines who have earned at least a BFA (but MFA preferred).
Artists-in-Residence are responsible for teaching classes to our diverse student/community where they have the opportunity to refine their skills teaching workshops and eight-week classes. They also participate in special events. The Armory provides a studio space which offers freedom to develop their own work.
Artists-in-Residence have the opportunity to exhibit work they have created during their residency. Residents are paid for teaching and also receive a generous monthly stipend for departmental assistance and participation in extracurricular events in the community.
PROJECT SPACE RESIDENCY
NEW YORK, NY
The Project Space is a studio workspace for artists working primarily but not exclusively in photography, book art, film, and media art. Each year, a committee of VSW staff and outside artists and curators review applications and select up to 20 artists for 4-week terms.
The Project Space provides artists the opportunity to experiment with new work and new display strategies, and to have discussions with VSW staff, critics, curators, and the community-at-large about works-in-progress. An introductory event within the VSW community and a public talk or open studio are organized to engage the public with the visiting artist’s work and ideas.
Two artists are usually in residence at a time: a local/regionally-based, and a national/international artist who is housed in an apartment within walking distance to VSW. Each artist receives 24hr access to a private studio, a stipend of $1000, a $500 travel budget for those from outside the region, and a supplies budget of $250. Residents receive the support of VSW’s digital printing technician, program assistants, consultations with photography, book art, and media art curators on staff, as well as research support in VSW’s collections.
PENINSULA SCHOOL OF ART
FISH CREEK, WI
PenArt has long placed a value on taking risks and pursuing new directions throughout our 57-year history — and it’s with that spirit that we’re thrilled to support today’s artists through our Artists-in-Residence program.
Designed for artists of all career stages, the Artists-in-Residence program is an immersive studio experience awarded to six individuals per year. The program prioritizes time and space for its residents to engage fully in their creative practice—creating uninterrupted opportunities to experiment and pursue new projects and ideas.
In an environment that encourages contemplation, experimentation, and exchange of ideas, this program is invested in new modes of thinking and working in visual art.
SHANDAKEN: STORM KING RESIDENCY PROGRAM
HUDSON VALLEY, NY
Established in 2015 by Shandaken Projects and Storm King Art Center, the Shandaken: Storm King residency is a unique collaboration that cultivates a process-focused artist experience at Storm King Art Center. Since its founding, the program has grown into a renowned opportunity for artists from across the country to invest uninterrupted time in process while living within one of the world’s most important outdoor museums.
Shandaken: Storm King provides free housing and studio facilities with the particular aim of supporting process and experimentation. For the upcoming 2023 season, the residency has been reshaped as an opportunity for artists and their families, as well as for collaborative groups, to be hosted by the residency. Successful applicants will be offered the exclusive use of a four-bedroom house and a large indoor studio in a private area of Storm King’s grounds, for two to six weeks each.
INTERNATIONAL STUDIO & CURATORIAL PROGRAM/
HELEN FRANKENTHALER FOUNDATION
Artists and curators from anywhere in the world, including the United States, can apply for International Program residencies at ISCP.
Current ISCP Open Calls (scroll down for more information on each):
ISCP Direct Application – no deadline to apply.
ISCP Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Residency – Deadline: April 7, 2023.
There are three ways of applying to the International Program: 1) a partner application 2) by ISCP open call or 3) a direct application. These residencies are generally between three and twelve months and are sponsored by governments, corporations, foundations, institutions, organizations, galleries and private patrons. Each artist or curator is provided with 24-hour access to his or her studio, and free wireless internet. In addition, all residents can use ISCP’s common areas. ISCP does not provide or arrange living accommodation, however, a number of partner sponsors, who send participants to ISCP each year, have furnished apartments for residents. In addition, sponsors often give a stipend for accommodation, living expenses, travel and materials.
ST. ELMO ARTS RESIDENCY
The St. Elmo Arts Residency is a joint project of the Department of Art and Art History and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin that offers one fellowship each academic year to a newly minted MFA artist in painting, drawing, print, photo, sculpture or multimedia.
The residency includes a beautiful house and studio in a small artist compound in the St. Elmo district of South Austin, located midway between the university campus and the Wildflower Center.
24-hour access to a private 1800-square-foot studio
Private furnished house capable of accommodating the fellow and a partner *
Access to health insurance and benefits
Part-time teaching experience at UT Austin
Part-time teaching experience at the Wildflower Center
Solo exhibition at the Wildflower Center
* The house cannot accommodate children or pets.
SANTA FE ART INSTITUTE: SOVEREIGNTY RESIDENCY
SANTA FE, NM
Sovereignty, the theme for the 2024 SFAI International Thematic Residency, calls for artistic and creative engagement at the multiple intersections of sovereignty as it pertains to the individual, jurisdictions, systems, and society as a whole.
SFAI supports the expression of differing perspectives regarding the role of the artist, creative practitioner, and culture bearer in shaping and being shaped by social and political conditions. As the US Supreme Court and other international political bodies in the world debate, restrict, and claim autonomy over the body, community, and the ability to self-govern, we seek proposals that articulate a response as a creative call to action and challenge imperial and colonial concepts of sovereignty that have laid claim to land and personhood.
MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN- MAD ARTIST STUDIO
NEW YORK, NY
Located on the sixth floor of the Museum and open to the public, the Artist Studios at MAD is a community engagement and professional development program for contemporary artists and designers. The first program of its kind, the Artist Studios opportunity is designed to encourage visitors to meet artists-in-residence as they expand their creative practice while working on-site at MAD. Three artists (two Daily Residents and one Artist Fellow) are selected per six-month session, for which they receive access to studio space in the Museum and a stipend. Visitors are welcome to visit MAD’s Artist Studios three days each week to view works in progress and converse with the artists and designers.
The artists chosen for MAD’s Artist Studios program represent a wide range of creative practices within the fields of art, craft, and design. Established in 2008, the program has served as an important platform for more than 190 artists and designers to advance their careers and is widely recognized as an innovative model for Museum education. The MAD Artist Fellowship was introduced in 2016 to support the practice of emerging NYC-based artists from historically underrepresented communities. Alumni of the program have gone on to highly regarded careers, and after their time at MAD have proceeded to exhibit work at MAD and other major institutions, including the Queens Museum, Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and Studio Museum, among others.
A STUDIO IN THE WOODS-RISING: CLIMATE IN CRISIS RESIDENCIES
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods invites artists to be agents of change in guiding our collective understanding, response, and vision as we shape our shared future.
Artists play a vital role in facing the climate crisis. We encourage artists to guide our collective response to this challenging issue while bringing wisdom, integrity, optimism, and even humor to intentional projects seeking transformation for our species and our planet. Southeast Louisiana’s land and inhabitants are continually challenged by the effects of environmental degradation. As sea levels and temperatures rise, our landscape acts as a microcosm of the global environment. We look for ways to reimagine our interactions with our shifting urban and natural ecosystems. Rising Residencies provide artists with time, space, funding, and staff support to foster critical thinking in the creation of new works – igniting our imaginations while illuminating our challenges and inspiring solutions.
We are open to artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental and cultural issues. We ask artists to describe in detail how our unique region will affect their work, propose a public component to their residency, and suggest ways how they will engage with the local community.
BAC- YOUNG ARTIST RESIDENCY
In 2022, Bethany Arts Community identified the need and opportunity to support a longer-term residency specifically for emerging artists from 21-30 years old. In 2023, BAC welcomes their second annual Young Artist Residency, running from July 24 to October 20, 2023.
This residency is designed to offer a creative home to promising artists as they transition and deepen their professional careers and artistic practice. With provided support from BAC, Young Artist Residents will be able to devote uninhibited energy towards creativity.
Young Artist Residents will be in a community of artists and culture workers from a broad range of disciplines, including our Fall Multidisciplinary residents, local studio artists, BAC staff and board members, those presenting programs on campus and more! In addition, YA Residents will be invited to participate in education and enrichment programs, curatorial planning, and peek into the “back-end” of art institutions.
Bethany Arts Community strives to empower the voices of emerging artists in shaping their own careers and future programs at BAC and beyond.
The Young Artist Residency runs for thirteen weeks, July 24 to October 20. Artists are provided room & board, a private studio, and a $250 stipend per week. Meals will only be provided during other residency programs, approximately 5 weeks of the Young Artist Residency. Artist is responsible for transportation to and from BAC.
21-30 years of age
Have a current artistic practice and goals
Interest in community building & engagement
Potential to benefit from the residency
BEMIS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS- ALUMNI RESIDENCE
Open to any artist who has participated in Bemis Center’s Residency Program or has exhibited at Bemis since the organization’s founding in 1981, the Alumni Program ensures the organization’s ongoing relevance, impact, and connection to its former artists by providing financial resources and unique opportunities and expanding professional networks. Two alumni will be selected to participate in a 4-6 week Alumni Residency to be scheduled during a 2024 residency session; January 24–April 19, May 22–August 16 or September 11–November 15, 2024. U.S.-based artists-in-residence receive a $250 USD weekly stipend, a $750 USD travel stipend, and an additional $2,500 USD unrestricted materials stipend. Due to the limitations of B2 visas (touring/visiting), international artists-in-residence are eligible to receive reimbursement of qualified expenses, such as airfare, ground transportation, and meals. Selected artists are responsible for organizing travel to Omaha to attend the residency.
FIRE ISLAND ARTIST RESIDENCY
Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), the first residency in the United States exclusively for artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, intersex, two-spirit or queer, annually accepts applications for its prestigious and internationally recognized summer program. Now in its 12th season in the secluded beach community of Cherry Grove, NY, an historic LGBTQ settlement of Fire Island, emerging artists will share a live/work space for a four-week program marked by intimate studio visits with, and public lectures by, renowned leaders in contemporary art, scholarship, activism and curation.
SITKA CENTER-ARTIST AT SEA RESIDENCY
Sitka residencies provide time and space for self-paced work and reflection in an inspiring natural setting. Residents from a broad range of art, writing, performance and science-based practices come to Sitka to create and explore away from the familiar contexts and constraints of daily routines, and free from external expectations. Located within the unique ecosystems of Cascade Head and the Salmon River Estuary on Oregon's central coast, Sitka is a place where natural curiosity is sparked and creativity is unleashed.
Since our founding, we have hosted hundreds of visual artists, photographers, writers, journalists, musicians, composers, filmmakers, educators and a broad range of natural scientists and interdisciplinary creatives. We currently invite 30-50 practitioners to stay at Sitka each year. Some are emerging voices while others are practicing professionals, and our residents represent a diversity of geographies and cultural backgrounds. A range of personal and shared experiences are possible at Sitka, from sanctuary and solitude to cross-pollination and community.
QUINN EMANUEL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
NEW YORK, NY
This residency is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines across New York City. For four months the artists-in-residence will be given a studio in the Quinn Emanuel New York office to support their existing practice or a new project as appropriate.
At the end of the residency an exhibition will be held to display the works of the artist and at least one work will be incorporated into the permanent collection. The exhibition will be held in a location deemed appropriate for the work decided on between the artists and curator.
ABRONS ART CENTER’S VISUAL ARTIST
NEW YORK, NY
Abrons Arts Center's Visual Artist AIRspace Residency annually supports 4 New York City-based visual artists. Visual Artist AIRspace Residents receive an artist fee and a semi-private studio for nine months at Abrons Arts Center. Throughout the residency cycle, studio visits are arranged with critics, curators, artists and other arts professionals to foster critical and professional development. The residency period will culminate in a group exhibition at Artists Alliance Inc (AAI)/Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space.
LONG MEADOW ART
EXPERIENCE: A three-month art residency committed to our vision of incorporating wellness. The participant will have access to a thorough medical evaluation, room and board, a state-of-the-art studio, art supplies, a stipend, access to a vehicle, support of an artistic community, and assistance from a diverse professional board.
This opportunity offers the artist an experience to live in a two-bedroom home with a large, private studio space in an adjoining building, in the stunning Berkshire mountains - a serene and beautiful location to not only explore physically but also creatively.
Mentorship will be provided in a variety of ways, including guidance from artists and gallerists.
The Berkshires is a mecca of holistic health, yoga, meditation, and self-healing. The house/studio is in a secluded, quiet, beautiful location with an abundance of views, vistas, and fresh air.
The Berkshires has a thriving, intellectual, and curious community that is eager to receive, engage, and welcome artists. Although this is not a requirement, we would be excited to celebrate any of your accomplishments before, during, or after the residency.
The residency applicants will be given open houses and a final show and/or photo booklet of work will be determined based on the individual artist.