Artist Residency Opportunities

Artist-in-residence programs give artists the opportunity to live and work outside of their usual environments, providing them with time to reflect, research, or produce work.

Residencies allow one to explore new locations and different cultures, or experiment with different materials. Much like study abroad programs, residencies are often aimed at young artists and can create deep, meaningful impact on their life and work.

Search Engines

Residency Opportunities

Second State Press - Fob Holder Residency

Philadelphia-based 24-hour access to facilities in exchange for 12 hours working for 2nd State Press, in Kensington. Deadline in November, March, and July.

18th Street Arts Center

Residency program of up to three years in Santa Monica, California, focused on contemporary art.

40th Street AIR

Philadelphia-based Free, year-long residency in West Philadelphia with studio space and exhibition opportunities. Deadline in June.

Lower East Side Print Shop

Residency program for printmakers in New York. Deadline in fall.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Three-month residency program in Minnesota for artists working in papermaking, printmaking, and book-binding. Deadline in fall.

AADK Residency

One- to six-month residency program in Spain offering living and working space. Deadline in summer.


Four-week residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina offering living and working space. Deadlines in winter, spring, and fall.

Access Art

Residency for three months and up and offers both live‐in and non‐live‐ in accommodations, in Columbia, Missouri. The deadline is ongoing.


Two-week summer residency program in rural Southwest Wisconsin. Deadline in winter.

Adobe Creative Residency

Year-long residency (May-April) with access to Adobe resources and full salary and health benefits. The deadline is ongoing.

AIR Bergen

Three-month residency in Bergen, Norway. No cost for studio and additional accommodations except living expenses, transportation, etc. Deadline in March.

AIR (Futurefarmers Artist Residency)

Six weeks to six-month residency in San Francisco with a $500/month stipend. The deadline is ongoing.

Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA)

Residency program in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., focused on cross-discipline artistic collaboration.

American Academy in Rome

Six- or eleven-month fellowship in Rome for professionals in the arts or humanities. By invitation only.

American Antiquarian Society

Residency program in Worchester, MA, for artists to create imaginative work dealing with American history. Deadline in fall.


Eleven-month residency program in Gatlinburg, Tenn., focused on arts and crafts. Deadline in spring.

Art Farm

Operating as an artist residency program since 1993, Art Farm offers artists an opportunity to live and work in a rural environment. Deadline in winter.

Artists’ Enclave at I-Park 

Four-week residency in East Haddam, Conn.

Art Omi

Three-week summer residency program in New York State. Deadline in fall.


Residencies are available to established and emerging visual and literary artists on a 400-acre working cattle farm in Nicholas County, KY.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Three-month self-directed residency in Omaha, Neb. 

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Residency program in Clermont, KY, focused on the relationship between contemporary art and the natural world.

Blue Mountain Center

One-month residency in Blue Mountain Lake, New York, focused on cultural activism. Deadline in spring.

Bogliasco Foundation

One-month fellowship program in France. Deadline in winter/early spring.

Byrdcliffe Artist-in-Residence Program

One-month self-directed residency program in Woodstock, N.Y. Deadline in spring.

Carnegie Mellon Artists Residency Program

Residency program at Carnegie Mellon focused on the collaboration of technology and art. Deadline six months before residency.

Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) Kitakyushu

Residency program based in Japan focused on contemporary art.

Center for Contemporary Arts Prague

Residency program in Prague focused on contemporary art.

Center for Emerging Visual Artists

Philadelphia-based residency program at the Schuylkill Center that interweaves art, ecological restoration, and public engagement.

Centrum, Creative Residencies

Residency program for artists with collaborative visual arts projects in Port Townsend, Wash.

Chinati Foundation

Residency program in Marfa, Tex., where artists work in collaboration with the museum. Deadline in spring.

The Clay Studio

Local residency offering studio space.

The Contemporary Artists Center, Woodside Troy, New York

Interested in presenting artists who want to produce, explore, test new concepts, and expand the current debates and ideas in today’s art and culture.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking

The only nonprofit organization between New York City and Boston solely dedicated to the art of print, including printmaking, papermaking, book arts, digital processes, and related disciplines. (Located in Norwalk, CT)

Djerassi Resident Artists Program

Four- to five-week residency program in Woodside, Calif. Deadline in spring.

Eastern Frontier & Norton Island Residency Program

An island off Maine, with isolation and simple facilities.

Edward F. Albee Foundation

Four- to six-week studio residency program in Montauk, N.Y. Deadline in spring.

Edwin Austin Abbey Memorial Scholarship

Three-month fellowship at the British School at Rome focused on painting. Deadline in winter.

The Exploratorium

Residencies in a science museum for artists drawn to collaboration, interested in interdisciplinary dialogue and open to engaging in new working methods.

Fabric Workshop and Museum Apprentice Training Program

Philadelphia-based Two to three-month sessions in Spring, Summer, and Fall in Center City. The deadline is August, January, and April.

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

Residency program in San Francisco, California focused on collaboration. Deadline in fall.

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

Seven-month fellowship program in Provincetown, Mass. Deadline in winter.

Glen Foerd Residency

Philadelphia-based six-month residency on the Delaware River with a $1,200 stipend for material costs and must make site-specific work by the end of the term. Deadline in May.

Griffis Art Center

Three-month residency program in New London, Conn., for artists not from the U.S.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

One to two-week program open to all artists in Deer Isle, Maine. Deadline in spring.

Headlands Center for the Arts

Two-month residency program in Sausalito, Calif. 

Kala Art Institute

Residency program for artists working in printmaking, book arts, and digital media in Berkeley, Calif. Deadlines in spring, summer, and fall.

Kutztown University

Two-and-a-half week residency in Kutztown, Pennsylvania in September and a $10,000 budget in three installments for materials, food, transportation, housing, etc. for a site-specific, temporary installation for their exhibition space. Deadline in December.


Two-and-a-half-week LGBTQ residency in the Poconos from August to September offering living and working space.

Light Work

One-month residency program in Syracuse, N.Y., focused on technology-based art. Applications are due at least four months before the desired residency.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Artist residency program offering studio and performance space in Manhattan and Paris.

MacDowell Colony

Five-week residency program in New Hampshire exploring personal creativity. Deadline in spring.

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation

It provides studios as non-living spaces in Brooklyn. Deadline in winter.

Millay Colony for the Arts

One-month studio residency program in Austerlitz, N.Y. Deadline in fall.

Montalvo Residency—Sally and Don Lucas Artists Programs

Residency program in Sarasota, Calif., offering studios and access to up-to-date technology. By invitation only.

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

Two-to six-week residency program in New York Mills, Minn. Deadlines in fall and spring

Oregon College of Art and Craft

Residency program offering space at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Deadline in spring.


One- to two-week summer residency program offering space to work in rural Saugatuck, Mich. Deadline in spring.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—Fellowship Program, Harvard

Group research scholarship program at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Deadline in fall.

Ragdale Foundation

Residency program offering live/work space in Lake Forest, Ill. Deadline in spring.

RAIR Philly

Philadelphia-based Four to six-week residency with studio space and a $600 stipend. Deadline is October.


Brooklyn, New York with a $1,500 honorarium. Deadline in March.

Rome Prize Competition

Six- to eleven-month fellowship in Rome including living and working space. Deadline in fall.

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program

Twelve-month residency program offering secluded live/workspace in New Mexico.

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Philadelphia-based LandLab is a year-long, funded residency with three projects throughout. The deadline is ongoing.


Intensive, nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists; seeks to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to art-making and inquiry to create the most stimulating and rigorous environment possible for a concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction, and growth.

Stone Quarry Art Park

Two to four-week residency program in Cazenovia, N.Y. Deadline in spring.

Studio Museum in Harlem

Twelve-month studio residency program offering non-living studio space to artists of African descent.

Ucross Foundation

Two to six-week residency program for individual or collaborative artists in Clearmont, Wyo. Deadlines in the spring and fall.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA)

Two-week to two-month residency program offering studio space at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Deadlines in winter, spring, and fall

Vermont Studio Center—Artist Residency

Programs for artists working in all media, with special programs for international artists. Deadlines in summer, fall, and winter.

Villa Strauli

Residency six times a year for three months each in Winterthur, Switzerland. No cost or live-in fee. Stipend available. Deadline in January.

Visual Studies Workshop

Residency program for artists working in photography, book arts, and digital media in Rochester, N.Y.

Wave Pool

Six-week curatorial residency in Cincinnati, Ohio with an exhibition in Summer and a $2,000 budget. Deadline is October.

Wexner Center for the Arts

Residency program at Ohio State University functioning as a creative research laboratory for the arts.

The White Page

Residency up to six weeks in South Minneapolis, Minnesota with studio space and possible housing and gallery exhibition at the end, in Summer, Fall, and Winter options. Deadline in May.

Women’s Studio Workshop

Four- to six-week studio residency program for women artists focusing in printmaking, papermaking, photography and ceramics in Rosendale, N.Y. Deadline in spring.

Woodstock AIR

Residency program in Woodstock, NY, for artists working in photography, digital imaging and multimedia.


Nine-month individual or collaborative residency program in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Deadlines in fall and winter.

Contact Us

Student Services at PAFA is fully committed to assisting students with their needs and questions.

Telephone: (215) 972-2199

Student Services:

Graduate Student Services:

Registrar's Office:

Career Services:

Housing & Residential Life:

Health & Wellness: