Visual Arts – Other Resources

Center for Emerging Visual Artists

Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) is a Philadelphia-based organization that offers a two-year Fellowship program for the purpose of career development. The fellowship includes mentoring, public exhibitions, one-on-one career counseling and numerous networking and career development opportunities. Currently seeking artists and photographers that live within a 100 mile radius of Philadelphia to apply for affiliation. CFEVA also collaborates with the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education to offer a six-month Residency Program. Details for both programs and a number of other opportunities are on the website.

Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 South 18th Street
The Barclay, Suite 3A
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 546-7775
Fax: (215) 546-7802

Sculpture Space Residency Program

Apply for a two-month residency in Utica, NY. Artists receive a $2,000 stipend, subsidized communal housing, 24 hour access to the studio, and technical assistance in an environment conducive to creativity. The public is invited to quarterly work-in-progress receptions; other visits occur by appointment.

Sculpture Space
12 Gates Street
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: (315) 724-8381
Fax: (315) 797-6639

Hamiltonian Artists

This D.C.-based gallery and nonprofit organization offers a competitive 2-year fellowship program for new, innovative visual artists in all media. Artists from around the U.S. who have finished their academic training and may still be exploring their artistic directions in alternative art spaces, but have not yet been represented by a gallery, are eligible.  Fellowship provides training, mentoring, and exhibition opportunities, as well as a modest stipend.

Hamiltonian Fellowship Program
Hamiltonian Artists
1353 U St. NW, Ste. 101
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 332-1116
Fax: (202) 332-0569

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program

Visual artists 21 and over are invited to submit proposals for FREE Studio Spaces. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. Residents, and not in school at the time of residency. The 14 studios are non-living spaces for the making of new works of art. There is no stipend or equipment provided.  Juried by a panel of artists. Studios are available for periods of up to one year. Artists who presently have a studio larger than 400 sq. ft. in New York City are not eligible. 

The Space Program
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation
20 Jay Street, 7th Floor
Room 720
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 858-2244

Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA)

Membership organization of women in the visual arts. The mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism. There are 23 chapters all over the U.S., most of which have their own websites. There are also a number of affiliated organizations. The National WCA provides fiscal sponsorship and other opportunities for members.

Women’s Caucus for Art
PO Box 1498
Canal Street Station
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 634-0007

Women’s Studio Workshop, Inc.

Women’s Studio Workshop is an artist’s workspace dedicated to encouraging the voice and vision of women artists. They provide professional opportunities and employment for women at various stages in their careers and promote programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness and support for the visual arts. They provide a variety of grants and residencies, internships, classes, and a Summer Arts Institute.

Women’s Studio Workshop, Inc.
P.O. Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472
Phone: (845) 658-9133


Information on marketing your artwork.

10655 Park Ave. Ext.
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: (530) 478-0920

Artist’s Resource Center
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Career advising, employment listings, internships, professional practices courses, opportunities for civic engagement and relationship-building with staff.

New York Foundation for the Arts Source (NYFA Source)

NYFA Source lists over 11,000 awards, services, and publications for artists of all disciplines. Artists, arts organizations, and the general public can access this information, with more programs added every day.
NYFA also offers fiscal sponsorship services through

New York Foundation for the Arts
20 Jay St. 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (212) 366-6900
Fax: (212) 366-1778
Email: or find a specific email here

Department of VSA and Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (formerly VSA Arts)

International organization that aims to provide arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities and increase access to the arts for all. The organization offers arts-based programs in creative writing, dance, drama, music and the visual arts implemented primarily through affiliate network nationwide and in 52 countries.
In 2011, VSA merged with the Kennedy Center’s Office on Accessibility to become the Department of VSA and Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Department of VSA and Accessibility
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566
Phone: 202-467-4600
Toll free: 800-444-1324
TDD: (202) 416-8728

SOHO20 Gallery

SOHO2O Chelsea Gallery is a non-profit, artist-run gallery that has been promoting the work of women artists through gallery exhibitions and public programming since 1973. The gallery sponsors fellowships and an artist-in-residence program, in addition to hosting exhibitions and arranging gallery tours through the Chelsea arts district of New York City.

SOHO20 Gallery
547 West 27th St., Ste. 301
New York NY 10001
Phone: (212) 367-8994
Fax: (212) 367-8984

Foundation Grants to Individuals

The Foundation Center now has a website that replaces their book, Foundation Grants to Individuals. The website also provides excellent information and training with respect to grant writing.

The Foundation Center Headquarters
79 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003-3076
Phone: (212) 620-4230