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Residencies provide time, space, and resources for artists to develop their own work. They are also a great way to meet other artists and create a sense of community.

The Alliance of Artist Communities offers helpful information about residencies including: an introduction to residencies, tips for applying for and choosing the right residency, as well as information about funding resources.

Below is an abridged list of art residencies in the United States and abroad. While many residencies will not ‘discriminate against age,’ they may still be competitive and are frequently attended by artists who have completed their academic studies. Each residency is unique and offers participants different benefits. In addition, application criteria, deadlines, and procedures are unique to each residency. Please use this information as a starting place to research residencies and be sure to check websites to confirm details.


In addition to the lists above, the resources below may be helpful as you explore residency opportunities.

Residency Search Tools & Articles
Alliance of Artist Communities
How to Apply for Artist Residencies, Grants, and More Creative Opportunities
Notable Artist Residencies in the US
Rate My Artist Residency
Regional Arts Organization
Residency Unlimited

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