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Pew Residency Fellowships | Residency Sites

Pew Fellowships in the Arts





The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Residency at MacDowell


The MacDowell Colony

Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire, U.S.
Length of residency: 1 - 2 months
# of artists-in-residence at a time: 25-32
Meals: all meals provided

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The Pew Consortium of Artist Residencies

*Please note: Fellows must have a valid passport in order to book and travel from the U.S. to the residency location.

[ Civitella Ranieri Center ]    [ Fogo Island Arts ]

Civitella artists dining

Civitella composer

Civitella bedroom

Civitella Ranieri Foundation

Location: Umbertide, Perugia, Italy
Length of residency: 6 weeks (May - November)
# of artists-in-residence at a time: 12 - 14
Meals: Most meals are provided: 2 meals, 6 days a week; communal kitchen
Travel: Civitella's agent will book selected artist's round-trip travel.

Located in a 15th century castle in the Umbrian region of Italy, Civitella Ranieri Center has been a workplace for gifted artists from various disciplines and countries since 1995. Each residency community of 12-14 brings together accomplished international artists, writers, and composers at emerging and established moments in their careers. They are joined by a limited number of invited Director’s Guests to foster a robust contemporary dialogue that transcends disciplines and geography.

A Fellowship includes round trip economy airfare from the selected artist’s nearest home city to Rome; transportation from the Rome airport to Civitella (about 3 hours north); a private work space and apartment; lunch and dinner 6 days per week.

Each Fellow receives a private room and bathroom and has access to a study or studio twenty-four hours a day. Studies are often connected to the sleeping quarters. Because most of the studios are housed within the castle, the typical 'white box' studio space does not exist, but is replaced with wonderfully odd and peculiar spaces based on the medieval structure of the castle itself. Each study has corkboard for pinning up work and most have sinks. Composers have studios with pianos or keyboards, synthesizers, and recording and listening equipment.

All Fellows are required to give a 5-minute presentation to the general public in the opening days of the residency. There is an optional 20-minute presentation as well.

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Fogo Island Arts

Fogo Island artists

Fogo Island Arts studio
Photos by Steffen Jagenburg and Alex Fradkin

Fogo Island Arts

Location: Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada
Length of residency: 6 weeks (April - November)
# of artists-in-residence at a time: 4
Meals: No meals are provided; private kitchen
Travel: Selected artist will receive a $2000 travel stipend. (Note: travel generally takes two days with a mid-point hotel stay to accommodate plane and ferry schedules).

Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue that supports research and production of new work for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers and thinkers from around the world. Since 2008, FIA has brought some of the most exciting, emerging and renowned artists of today to Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada to take part in residencies and to present solo exhibitions at the Fogo Island Gallery. FIA also presents programs in cities across Canada and abroad, including the Fogo Island Dialogues interdisciplinary conversation series, as part of its international outreach. Combining contemporary art, iconic architecture and social innovation in a singular setting, FIA is a world-class institution that is uniquely rooted in community. FIA is an initiative of Shorefast, a registered Canadian charity with the mission to build economic and cultural resilience on Fogo Island.

Artists-in-residence are offered one of four studios as well as accommodation in a traditional saltbox house in one of Fogo Island’s communities. Artists are asked to do one public presentation, performance, workshop, or similar event during their residency.

Artists should ideally have a valid driver’s license as a vehicle may be provided for on-island use during the residency. A cell phone is also provided. While this residency takes place on a remote island with limited amenities, there is staff on site to assist you and a community of people to get to know.

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QUESTIONS? Contact the Alliance of Artists Communities at or 401-351-4320.

Read more about this program on the Pew Fellowships in the Arts' website