This page lists artist residency programs that accept applications on an ongoing basis and are open specifically to film and/or theatre artists (among other types of artists). Residencies with current deadlines are listed in our film and theatre funding newsletters.
For a more complete list of residencies and residencies specifically for artists in other disciplines, we recommend The Alliance of Artists Communities website: www.artistcommunities.org. Basic searches are free, but to see more information about residencies, membership is required ($100/year for individuals).
The Alliance of Artists Communities also publishes a directory in book form, which we recommend if you are looking for an inexpensive, comprehensive guide to residencies: Artists Communities: A Directory of Residencies That Offer Time and Space for Creativity, Third Edition, Allworth Press, New York, NY, 2005.
Artists Residencies for Film and/or Theatre Artists
Please visit the websites of the residencies for complete application guidelines.
ARTErra Residencias (Tondela, Portugal) – Residency that encourages cross-disciplinary artistic creation in a small rural village in Portugal. Artists may stay from 3 days to 6 months; average stay is 6-8 weeks. Artist responsible for travel, residency fee (budgeted on a case by case basis according to the artist’s needs), and meals (residency provides some fruit, vegetables, eggs and jam from the property; artists have access to fully equipped kitchen); residency provides room, work space, and some materials and tools according to the artists’ needs. NO FEE.
ARTErra Residencias, R. Nossa Senhora do Crasto, nº380 Lobão da Bei, Tondela, Portugal 3460-207, email@example.com, www.arterra.weebly.com.
Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities (Carlisle, KY) – Residencies of an average of 2-8 weeks for visual artists, writers, actors, and performance artists. Residency provides housing, studio, and meals; artist responsible residency fee ($40/day), deposit (10% of residency fee), travel, materials, and local transportation. FEE: $25.
Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities, 2075 Johnson Rd., Carlisle, KY 40311, T: (859) 473-0552, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.artcroft.org.
La Macina di San Cresci Artist Residency (Year-round, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy) – Residencies between 7-90 days for visual artists, photographers, sculptors, painters, and writers. Residency provides housing, transportation to and from the airport, internet access, linens, and attendance in workshops. Residents responsible for travel, visa (if necessary), meals, and other living expenses. See website for application guidelines and forms. Some financial support available. NO FEE.
La Macina di San Cresci, Pieve di San Cresci 1, 50022 Greve in Chianti (FI), Italy, email@example.com, www.chianti.com/.
18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica, CA) – Residencies of varying lengths year-round. Open to Los Angeles-area artists or residents of countries that 18th Street has cooperative agreements with (France, Australia, Taiwan – check website for more information about applying as an international artist). Open to artists in all disciplines. Center provides studio for local residents, and housing, studio, and monthly stipend for international residents. Residents are responsbile for materials, food, and travel. Artists have the option to participate in public exhibitions and presentations as well as studio tours. NO FEE.
18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA 90404, T: (310) 453-3711, FAX: (310) 453-4347, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.18thstreet.org.
Art Center South Florida (Miami Beach, FL) – Residencies of 3-6 months year-round. Open to visual, electronic, multi-media, and performance artists. Facilities include digital media, painting, photography and sculpture studios, as well as exhibition/installation space. Center provides studio subsidy and exhibitions. Residents are responsible for materials and residency fee (based on square feet of studio and calculated by income; rents are subsidized). Artists must spend 30 hours a week in the studio (at any time), and be present in their studios for special events or tours. Artists are expected to donate 1 piece of art to ArtCenter’s yearly fundraising event. NOTE: Applicants must purchase an ArtCenter membership in addition to application fee; membership is $45. FEE: $40.
Art Center South Florida, 924 Lincoln Rd. #205, Miami Beach, FL 33139, T: (305) 674-8278, FAX: (305) 674-8278, email@example.com, www.artcentersf.org.
The Art Studio Changdong and Goyang (Chang-dong (in Seoul) and Goyang (outside Seoul), Korea) – Residencies of either 1 year or 3-4 months, year-round. Open to professional artists form Korea and abroad working in studio art, design, craft, photography, multimedia, architecture, film and video, TV and radio, and other emerging genres. Residencies include housing, studio, and exhibition space. Residents are responsible for food, travel, and materials. Residents must attend at least one third of the programs taking place at the Studio during the residency. NO FEE.
The Art Studio Changdong and Goyang, 601-107 Chang-dong Dobong-gu, Seoul, Korea 132-040, T: +82 2 995 0995, FAX: +82 2 995 2638, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.artstudio.or.kr.
Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL) – Residencies of 3 weeks (average) year-round. Open to visual, media, literary, and performing artists. Facilities include studios for dance/choreography, digital media, film/digital editing, performance theatre, and exhibition/installation space. Residencies include housing, studios, and meals. Residents are responsible for travel and residency fee ($850; scholarships available; see website for more information). Artists have the option of participating in public exhibitions/presentations. FEE: $25.
Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168, T: (386) 427-6975, FAX: (386) 427-5669, email@example.com, www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org. Apply 3 months prior to desired residency.
The Banff Centre/Leighton Artists’ Colony (Banff, Canada) – Residencies of 3 days to 3 months, year-round. Open to writers, composers, singer-songwriters, visual artists, screenwriters, playwrights, literary translators, curators, art theorists, and professionals working in theatre, dance, and film at the conceptualization or research stage of a project. Collaborative groups welcome to apply. Residencies include studio, housing, and meal subsidy, as well as access to facilities. Residents are responsible for residency fee ($60 CDN/day for studio; $56 CDN/day for lodging), deposit ($100 CDN), food, and materials. FEE: $75 CDN.
The Banff Centre/Leighton Studios, PO Box 1020, 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr., Banff, AB T1L 1H5, Canada, T: (403) 762-6180, FAX: (403) 762-6345, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.banffcentre.ca/leightoncolony.
The Exploratorium (San Francisco, CA) – Interactive museum of science, art, and human perception offers residencies to artists working in film, media, sound, and installation to conduct research and create work that is focused on bringing the arts and the sciences together. The goal of the arts program is to advance a culture of experimentation and collaboration, to engage artists in museum and community life, to inspire curiosity and understanding among diverse audiences, and to stimulate new ideas and directions in the arts, science, and education. Facilities include a fully-equipped machine shop and woodworking shop, as well as media and electronics labs and graphic production facilities. Residencies are from 2 weeks to 1 year for local artists, and from 2 weeks to 1 month for national and international artists. Local artists receive access to facilities, a materials and food budget, and a monthly stipend. National and international artists receive material, food, and stipend, plus travel and lodging coverage. Applicants should be interested in interdisciplinary dialogue and open to collaboration. NO FEE.
Pamela Winfrey, The Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St., San Francisco, CA 94123, T: (415) 561-0309 or (415) 353-0405, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.exploratorium.edu/about/air.html.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) – Residencies of an average of 1 month, year-round. Open primarily to local artists, though artists from outside the Bay Area may occasionally be chosen. Open to visual artists working in all media, including film and video. Residency provides studio space, materials stipend ($10/day), and general stipend ($50+/day). Residents are responsible for housing, meals, travel, materials, and equipment. Artists are expected to work on site at least 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. Residents have the option to give a lecture, slide show, and workshop. NO FEE.
Legion of Honor Museum, 100 34th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94121, T: (415) 750-7634, FAX: (415) 750-3656, email@example.com, www.thinker.org.
Go Elsewhere (Greensboro, NC) – Elsewhere, a living museum set in a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC, is now accepting applications for 2014 residencies. Installation, sculpture, textile, sound, video, performance and kitchen artists, musicians, urban agriculturalists, homesteaders, curators, scholars, system-thinkers and game-makers crossing interdisciplinary boundaries are encouraged to apply. Artists are invited to create using the museum’s immense 58-year collection of cultural and material surplus for site-specific projects that interpret and contribute to Elsewhere’s concepts, collections, and communities.
Individuals and collaborative teams working across media, fields, and disciplines are encouraged to apply. Residencies 2-6 weeks. Residency fee is $500 and offers the support of a five person curatorial team including media, production, building and documentary resources. 24-hour museum access includes Workshops equipped for construction, textiles, screen printing, and book arts, and a small material budget is provided to support incidentals necessary for artistic production. Residencies provide online and on-site presentation of work, vast material resources and collaborative work environment to experiment and learn. Further opportunities through Elsewhere’s ETC alumni network are available.
An additional $50/week covers Houspitality with shared residency and studio space in the museum and all meals provided in the Kitchen Commons, Elsewhere’s food cooperative.
Applications are due January 10, 2014. Creative retreats and internships also available.
Museum Closed for Winter | Re-Opening Spring 2014
elsewhere, 606 S. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27406, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.goelsewhere.org
Home, Inc. (Boston, MA) – Residencies of 3 months (average) year-round. Open to media artists working in video, digital photography, and multimedia. Facilities include digital media and film/digital editing studios, performance theatre, and exhibition/installation space. Residency provides studios and facilities. Artists are responsible for housing, meals, and living expenses. Residents must provide educational and support services for a total of 5 events, including participation in workshops with students. NO FEE.
Home, Inc., 731 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118, T: (617) 266-1386, FAX: (617) 266-8514, email@example.com, www.homeinc.org.
**Hopscotch House/Kentucky Foundation for Women** (Prospect, KY) – Residencies of an average of 1 week, year-round. Open to Kentucky women artists whose art focuses on positive social change working in all disciplines. Organization provides housing and studio space. Limited travel funds and general stipends available (see website for details). Residents are responsible for food, travel, and materials. Artists have the opportunity to participate in public exhibitions and presentations. NO FEE.
Hopscotch House/Kentucky Foundation for Women, 8221 Wolf Pen Branch Rd., Prospect, KY 40059, T: (502) 228-4875, FAX: (502) 561-0420, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kfw.org.
Joshua Tree National Park Artists’ Residencies (Joshua Tree National Park, CA) – 2-6-week residencies during the months of March, April, October, or November of each year for visual, performing, and literary artists. Accommodations are a rustic and self-sufficient cabin that hosts one artist at a time. Artists responsible for travel, meals, and transportation. NO FEE. Annual Deadline: July 1
Caryn Davidson, AIR Liaison, Joshua Tree National Park, 9800 Black Rock Cyn. Rd., Yucca Valley, CA 92277, T: (760) 367-3012, email@example.com, http://www.mesart.com/art/Resources:Artist-in-Residency_Programs.
Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts (Nantucket, MA) – Residencies of 1-3 weeks in the summer and 1-6 months the rest of the year. Open to artists in all disciplines. Facilities include open 2D, 3D, and performance studios, outdoor studio, outdoor performance pavilion, and presentation, exhibition, and installation space. Organization provides studio and housing subsidy. Residents are responsible for travel, food, material, and residency fee (fees vary according to season, length of residency, cottage size, and studio needs; from $250-$850/month). FEE: $30.
Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts, P.O. Box 958, Nantucket, MA 02554, T: (508) 228-9248, FAX: (508) 228-3648, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nisda.org.
Red Cinder Creativity Center (Na’alehu, HI) – Residencies of an average of 2 weeks, year-round. Open to artists working in all media, including the performing arts, film, and playwriting. Residency provides housing, meals, and studio. Residents are responsible for residency fee ($20/day), food ($20/day), travel, and materials. FEE: $25.
Red Cinder Creativity Center, P.O. Box 527, Na’alehu, HI 96772, T: (808) 929-9600, email@example.com.
Simple Choice Farm Artist Retreat (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico) – Residencies of an average of 1 week, year-round. Open to artists in all disciplines. Residencies include housing, workspace, and meals (made from ingredients grown on the farm by two professional chefs). Residents are responsible for travel and residency fee ($375-$500/week). Visit website for application requirements. FEE: $30.
Simple Choice Farm Artist Retreat, Kilometer 9, Calle Jalpa, San Miguel de Allende, GOT, Mexico, T: (505) 454-9628 (US), or +52 (415) 100-9030 (Mexico), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://simplechoicefarm.com/.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Staten Island, NY) – Residencies of 6 months-1 year, year-round. Open to national and international artists, except artists living in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Open to artists in all disciplines. Residencies include studio space, housing stipend, and general stipend ($200). Organization works with accepted artists to find funding for other expenses; they provide letters of invitation and prepare individualized budgets. Artists are expected to participate in events that foster relationships with the Staten Island community. FEE: $15.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301, T: (718) 448-2500 ext. 260, FAX: (718) 442-8534, email@example.com, http://www.snug-harbor.org/.
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (Pittsburgh, PA) – Year-long residencies for artists working in all disciplines. They are particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches, the integration of new technologies, and artists who take risks. Facilities include digital media and film/digital editing studios, as well as performance space and exhibition/installation space. Artists are paid a salary and usually receive a project fund, in addition to travel assistance, materials stipend, and workspace. Residents are responsible for housing, food, travel, and materials (whatever is not covered by stipend). Artists are expected to participate in on site public exhibitions and studio tours. NO FEE.
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts Building, Room 11, Carnegie Mellon, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890, T: (412) 268-3454, FAX: (412) 268-2829, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cmu.edu/studio.
University of Saskatchewan, Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus (Saskatoon, Canada) – Residencies of an average of 2 weeks, in June and September. Open to writers, visual artists, musicians, and performing artists. Residency provides housing, meals, and studio. Artists are responsible for residency fee ($300 Canadian), travel, materials, and equipment. NO FEE.
University of Saskatchewan, Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus, Room 133, Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8, Canada, T: (306) 966-8675, FAX: (306) 966-5567, email@example.com, www.emmalake.usask.ca.
The Julia and David White Artists’ Colony (Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica) – Residencies of 1-2 months, year-round. Open to writers, visual artists, performing artists, and media artists. Organization provides subsidized housing and workspace. Residents are responsible for residency fee ($550/month), deposit ($275), food, travel, and materials. Artists are asked to contribute a work of art to the Colony and are encouraged to participate in events both on and off site for the community. FEE: $40.
The Julia and David White Artists’ Colony, Interlink 232, P.O. Box 526770, Miami, FL 33152 (mailing address); Apdo. 102-6100, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica (residency address), T: +506 249 1414, FAX: + 506 249 1831, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.forjuliaanddavid.org.
Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow (Eureka Springs, AR) – Residencies of 2 weeks-2months, February through November. Open to all types of writers. Residency provides housing, food, and studio. Residents are responsible for residency fee ($20/day), deposit ($100), travel, and materials. Writers must commit to a minimum of 1 day of community service for every 30 days of residency (workshops, seminars, readings, etc.). FEE: $35.
Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring St., Eureka Springs, AR 72632, T: (479) 253-7444, FAX: (479) 253-9859, email@example.com, www.writerscolony.org.