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April 06, 2018

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March 28, 2018

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Tips for Artists

Your one-stop guide to residencies for visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, scholars, filmmakers, community artists, architects, and more - around the world and in your backyard. Hundreds of residencies, endless possibilities!









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  • Start with the Quick Search form on the left. The more information you check off, the narrower your search will become. 
  • To begin your search, select the discpline that best fits your creative practice. 
  • Need access to specific equipment or facilities? Narrow the options by those selections next. 
  • Want to go to a particular country or state? You can search by that, too! 
  • You can also search for residencies where you can bring your spouse/partner or children.
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CHOOSE THE RIGHT RESIDENCY FOR YOU: Finding the right match can be overwhelming. We can help! What else do you need besides time and space? Read more about how to find a good match for you. [ more ]


FEES, STIPENDS + FUNDING: Take the guess-work out of what a residency will cost you -- from fees to stipends to calculating your expenses during a residency. We've even created a worksheet that you can fill out to estimate your personal expenses, and we've included information on finding additional funding. [ more ]


TIPS FOR APPLYING: We've compiled tips from dozens of residency directors on how to develop a strong application and make your case. [ more ]


RESIDENCY 101: New to residencies? Check out our overview of artist residencies and what they have to offer you [ more ]