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.

Architecture External History / Theory Landscape Architecture Residency

Critics-in-Residence in Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Deadline: March 12, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Places Journal

Description: Places seeks to build capacity in the ranks of design writers and to raise the cultural visibility and influence of the design disciplines. For more than a generation, the number of practicing design critics has been dwindling. Yet the need for informed and incisive criticism of architecture and landscape architecture remains pressing. Growing demands for greater urban equity and social justice; the accumulating impacts of the climate crisis; the rapid proliferation of new digital and material technologies; increasing calls for professional reform — all are posing challenges for the design disciplines and underscoring the importance of serious and sustained critical discussion. The Critics-in-Residence program will encourage authors to move beyond the limits of the traditional project review and produce wide-ranging essays that are conceptually rich and culturally ambitious, organized around some strong theme or set of ideas. For this inaugural round, two critics will be selected, one in architecture and one in landscape architecture. Residencies will begin in May 2021. 

Award: Critics will be in (virtual) residence with the journal for a term of one year and receive a stipend of $7,500 to write four major critical essays.

Eligibility: The residencies are open to all. Particular consideration will be given to independent authors who are not already benefiting from institutional and organizational resources and support.

Deadline: March 12, 2021

Architecture Design External History / Theory Residency

Bauhaus Lab 2021

Deadline: February 28, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

Description: Bauhaus Lab is a three-month research program for scholars and practitioners in the fields of architecture, design, and curating. The aim of the Bauhaus Lab is to create an interdisciplinary research community which addresses a topic from the field of global modernism over a three-month period. Each Bauhaus Lab focuses on a modern design object that simultaneously serves as a thematic anchor and starting point for the collective mission of research. The program is held in English and is free of charge. At the end of the three-month period the findings will be presented in the framework of a joint exhibition at the Bauhaus Dessau. The 2021 theme is “Vegetation Under Power.”

Award: All participants will be provided with workspaces in the Bauhaus Building and receive a contribution toward their housing expenses and a modest per diem. The program includes field trips to various sites in the Anhalt region; the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation covers travel and accommodation expenses incurred during these excursions. Participants are expected to be present on site during the entire period of the program, to contribute to the collective research, and to meet regularly with the program organizers for follow-up and feedback.

Eligibility: International career entrants and postgraduates from the fields of architecture and design as well as young curators and design researchers can apply. People with profiles hitherto marginalized in Western academic and cultural institutions are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2021

Architecture External History / Theory Residency

Baird Society Resident Scholar Program

Deadline: March 15, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Smithsonian Libraries

Description: The Baird Society Resident Scholar Program was established to support the study of some of the Smithsonian Libraries’ most unique and valuable holdings: rare books and Special Collections. Stipends are available for individuals working on a topic relating to these collections, which are located in Washington DC and New York City. Please see website for information on collections.

Award: Stipend of $3500/month for up to six months; scholars are expected to be in residence at the Smithsonian full-time during their award to devote full-time effort to the research proposed and to be regular users of Smithsonian Libraries special collections. The scholar will have access to the Smithsonian Libraries’ other collections and patron privileges such as interlibrary loan services. Scholars may be invited to address an informal colloquium of Smithsonian Institution staff and fellows on the topic of his or her research.

Eligibility: Doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars are welcome to apply.

Deadline: March 15, 2021