All Disciplines External Residency

Bernheim Environmental Artist in Residence Program

Deadline: December 15, 2021 11:59 pm

Source: Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest

Description: This program encourages visual and performing artists to examine environmental issues and severity of the climate crisis to promote dialogue and positive change for the natural environment and world at large. Artists are invited to address environmental themes including (but not limited to) excess heat, drought, flooding, extreme weather events, food insecurity, displacement, environmental justice and the loss of biodiversity. See website for more info.

Award: Six-week to two-month residency; $2500 stipend. In exchange for comfortable rustic housing, access to studio space, financial and staff support for the development of new work, artists will gift an artwork, temporary installation or project addressing climate change as a donation to the Bernheim Foundation. Recipients are also asked to engage the public with their work and/or process while in residence.  

Eligibility: Applicants may be emerging or established artists on a regional, national or international level. Applicants must be professional visual artists. Students in undergrad studies may not apply.

Deadline: 11:59 pm PST, Dec. 15, 2021

Architecture External Residency

Art Omi: Architecture Residency

Deadline: November 15, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: Art Omi

Description: The Art Omi: Architecture residency program invites ten early- to mid-career architects from around the world to develop their work during a full two-week residency on Art Omi’s campus. Architecture Residents are selected on the basis of their individual proposed project and portfolio. Completed projects are presented in an informal critique setting at the end of the residency period, with visitors invited to see the proceedings. Each year a distinguished Architecture Critic is invited to visit and meet with the residents during the last weekend of the residency and will lead the final presentations where the public can observe this key aspect in the process of making architecture. Applicants must submit and describe a project they wish to work on, on their own, while at Art Omi. Projects may be conceptual or practical and may be an on-going or existing project that requires completion or a new design scheme to be initiated and completed by the end of the residency. Projects may not be client based nor directed. In all instances a visual presentation and a final work product is required. This may be in the form of drawings, maquettes, collages, digital images and the like. Written manuscripts and essays are not to be worked on nor initiated while at Art Omi. 

Award: Two-week residency; participants receive individual accommodations and dedicated desk space. Chef-prepared dinner served daily for communal meals, and a fully stocked kitchen provides plentiful food for lunch, breakfasts, and snacks. Each resident is expected to bring their own design tools, with some limited printing and up to $50 allowance for materials provided.

Eligibility: Open to architects from any part of the world that have been professionally active for at least the past six (6) years since professional licensing or obtaining an M. Arch. degree in the U.S. or internationally. Applications will be accepted from early and mid-career architects in active practice or in academia with an architectural design teaching concentration. Students currently enrolled in any B. Arch, M. Arch, or PhD program are ineligible. A Master’s degree in Architecture and/or an architectural license IS a requirement. 

Deadline: 11:59 pm EST, Nov. 15, 2021

Architecture Design External Landscape Architecture Residency

Currier Museum Artist-in-Residence

Deadline: December 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Currier Museum of Art

Description: The Currier Museum of Art invites applications for the second annual open call for its Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program, awarding up to two residencies between fall 2022 and spring 2023. This program will provide support for selected self-identified emerging artists or artist groups (of up to three people) focused on social practice. Due to the flexible nature of this program, these residencies can be for a period of 6-12 weeks between mid-October 2022 and mid-March 2023. The AIR program is central to the Currier Museum’s mission of connecting audiences with art and creative thinking. This program deepens the mission through an open call to social practice artists who share the goal of impacting people through the transformative power of art. Applicants must demonstrate a history of social engagement in their artmaking practice and production. Successful applicants will develop an innovative project with tangible outcomes that align with the tenets of their own practice, the mission of the museum, and the needs of the community partner(s) with whom they will collaborate. 

Award: Resident artists receive a stipend of $1,000 per week, travel allowance up to $500, materials support, and housing in a fully furnished home. In many cases, resident artists may be able to have spouses/children accompany them. Service animals are welcome.

Eligibility: Individual artists or collectives of up to three people are eligible to apply. Artists and collectives working in any media are eligible. Artists must be able to commit at least six continuous weeks in residence during mid-Oct. 2022 to mid-March 2021. Selected artist must be able to demonstrate that they are legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2021

External Heritage Conservation Residency

Getty Conservation Guest Scholars Program

Deadline: November 1, 2021 5:00 pm

Source: The Getty Foundation

Description: The Conservation Guest Scholars Program provides an opportunity for professionals to pursue research on topics that bring new knowledge and fresh perspectives to the field of conservation. Guest Scholar grants are for established scholars, or individuals who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, where they pursue their own projects free from work-related obligations, make use of research collections at the Getty Center and Villa, and participate with other Getty scholars, fellows, and interns in the intellectual life of the Getty. 

Award: 3-6-month residency; three-month residency (Sept.-Dec, Jan.-March, April-June): $21,500; six-month residency (Sept.-March, Jan. – June): $43,000. Grant includes a workstation at the Conservation Institute, research assistance, airfare to and from Los Angeles, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and an available healthcare option.

Eligibility: Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities working in conservation, historic preservation, heritage science, and related fields. Applicants should have at least five years’ experience and should have an established record of publications and other contributions to the field. Proposals for research that contributes to a PhD or other academic degree will not be considered.

Deadline: 5 pm PT, Nov. 1, 2021

All Disciplines External Residency

Getty Scholar Grants

Deadline: October 1, 2021 5:00 pm

Source: The Getty Foundation

Description: Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or individuals who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients may be in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from work-related obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme or the African American Art History Initiative, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. See website for more info.

Award: Getty Scholars may be in residence from three to nine months. Three-month residency (Sept.-Dec., Jan.-Apr., Apr.-June): $21,500; six-month residency (Sept.-Apr., Jan.-June): $43,000; and nine-month residency (Sept.-June): $65,000. Residential grants also include an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to and from Los Angeles, and an available healthcare option. 

Eligibility: Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Applicants who received their degree after Sept. 1, 2017 should apply for a postdoctoral fellowship. Current Getty staff and members of their immediate family are not eligible for Scholar Grants. Recent recipients who have received a Getty Scholar award within the past three years may be removed from consideration.

Deadline: 5 pm PT, Oct. 1, 2021

Architecture Design External Landscape Architecture Residency

Ucross Artist Residencies

Deadline: September 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Ucross Foundation

Description: Since its founding in 1981 and first residency period in 1983, Ucross has grown into a vital and relevant resource for artists of all backgrounds and disciplines, who come to Ucross from all over the United States and the world. Ucross strives to provide a respectful, comfortable, and productive environment, freeing artists from the pressures and distractions of daily life. Each year, they provide residencies to approximately 100 individuals. Residencies range from two weeks to six weeks in length. At any one time, there are up to ten individuals in residence, typically four writers, four visual artists, and two composers.

Award: 2-6 week residency, including lodging, meals, and work space.

Eligibility: Open to visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, performance artists, and collaborative teams. Applicants must exhibit professional standing in their field; both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. 

Deadline: Sept. 1, 2021

Architecture Design External Landscape Architecture Residency

Franconia Fellowship Artist Residency

Deadline: August 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Franconia Sculpture Park

Description: The Franconia Fellowship supports mid-career artists with a stipend and residency. In celebration of the launch of Franconia Sculpture Park’s 4Ground: Midwest Land Art Biennial, Franconia is focusing 2022 curatorial initiatives and public programs on site-specific work that raises awareness of important land and water issues while celebrating the art and landscapes of the rural Midwest. In response to the Eurocentric art historical notion of land art rooted in man moving and controlling the earth, Franconia will be supporting work created with a feminist, indigenous perspective, drawing on the more than 10,000-year history of land art created by native peoples in the Upper Midwest. Franconia Sculpture Park is encouraging applicants with an interest in work rooted in the intersection of art and ecology, including but not limited to: performance; sound art; public interventions; site-specific and ephemeral installation; the rural and natural landscape; earthworks; collaborative works with nature; indigenous history and storytelling; and land and water rights.  

Award: $5,000 stipend and a three-week to three-month residency during which Fellows are responsible for developing, producing, and installing their work.

Eligibility: Applicants must be 21+ years of age, showing a strong professional working history. Small collaborative groups of two may apply with one designated lead. Int’l artists may apply.

Deadline: August 1, 2021

All Disciplines External Residency

Franconia Writers Residency

Deadline: August 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Franconia Sculpture Park

Description: Three to four accomplished writers will join the Writers Residency program at Franconia Sculpture Park in 2022. Writers span a range of arts-focused disciplines and will receive a stipend, full room & board, and a two to a three-week residency at the 50-acre outdoor sculpture park. The writers-in-residence in this program will immerse themselves in the new environment and embrace the time and space to move forward in their work. 

Award: $1,000 stipend and room & board for a 2-3 week residency.

Eligibility: Applicants must be 21+ years of age, showing a strong professional working history. Curators, poets, songwriters, playwrights, writers (fiction or nonfiction), artists centered on contemporary cultural arts and theory, academics on sabbatical, etc. are considered.

Deadline: August 1, 2021

External Grant Heritage Conservation History / Theory Landscape Architecture Residency

Oak Spring Garden Interdisciplinary Residencies

Deadline: July 15, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: Oak Spring Garden Foundation

Description: In 2022, the Oak Spring Garden Foundation will host five-week and two-week interdisciplinary residencies in support of artists, conservationist practitioners, researchers, scholars, scientists or writers who are pursuing work inspired by plants, gardens, and landscapes. The goal of this program is to provide individuals with the time and space to pursue their creative projects alongside other residents who may be examining the natural world from different perspectives.

Award: Five-week residency & $2,000 grant; or two-week residency & $800 grant

Eligibility: Residents will be exceptional practitioners who desire time and space to work on their creative projects. Awards will be granted based on excellence and merit, the applicant’s interest in joining an interdisciplinary cohort of artists-practitioners-researchers-scientists, and their work’s relationship to OSGF’s mission. Awardees cannot be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and must reside on-site for the entire duration of the program. 

Deadline: 11:59 pm EST, July 15, 2021

Architecture Design External Fellowship Residency

MacDowell Fellowship

Deadline: April 15, 2021 12:00 am

Source: MacDowell

Description: MacDowell provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. About 300 artists in seven disciplines are awarded fellowships each year and the sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence. Travel grants as well as need-based stipends are available to open the residency experience to the broadest possible community of artists. 

Award: A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees.

Eligibility: Applications accepted from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. Emerging & established artists welcome to apply. Applicants who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency. Doctoral candidates who have finished all coursework may apply. Artists may apply only once every 24 months. 

Deadline: For Fall 2021, accepting applications Feb. 15-April 15, 2021. See website for additional dates.