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The Big Artist Opportunities List
- Assembled and maintained by Everest Pipkin - questions / concerns ? everest.pipkin @ gmail or @everestpipkin on twitter
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Mostly residencies, some grant funding & galleries. International, but with a US-lens (where I'm from so it leans that way). Please share with your communities!
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Public spreadsheet! More links! →
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PpgYI8MfjZuIFv4Z1SESgVFAIY3l1-ZrqTYtFppLOnE/edit?usp=sharing
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LocationNameLinkAboutFree or stipendWho can applyDeadlineAccessibility
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USA → TX → Corsicana100W Corsicana
http://www.100westcorsicana.com/apply/
In an old building south of Dallas, sometimes funding is available but most artists pay Visual artists & writersSeptemberNo
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USA → CA → LA18th St
http://18thstreet.org/residency/
Funding is case-by-case. Residency options for visiting artists, studios for local artists, and some options for resident organizations.Artists, curators, writers, dancers and musiciansOngoing, currently waitlist because of CovidGalleries, yes. Residences, unclear.
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USA → CA → Bay Area2727 residency
https://2727.today/tags/residency
1 month residency; small room in shared apartment, a stipend, and support for a projectAllPaused because of CovidGallery, yes. Apartment, no.
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Italy → Sabina33oc Toffia
https://33oc.org/
Costs 250 Euros/month, shared rooms in a medieval church in Italy with studiosVisual & performance art - no "messy" mediums (no large paintings, ceramics, sculpture, etc)December/JuneNo/limited; in a medieval building
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USA → MA → North Adams36 Chase Barns
https://ericabroussard.com/new-page-3
Costs but stipends available, free to apply, 3-6 months to support the work of historically underrepresented artistsArtists and historians / writersOn pause - may not returnUnclear
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Mexico → Lake Chapala360 Xochiquetzal
https://360xochiquetzal.com/
Costs- about $700 month, in casitas or a hotel (kind of vacation, tbh)- in central MexicoArtists, musicians, and writersOngoingSome of the rooms
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USAA Blade of Grass Fellowship
http://www.abladeofgrass.org/fellowship-program/#how-to-apply
A $20k fellowship towards social change and better futures.ArtistsTemporarily switching to invite onlyN/A
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USA → LA → New OrleansA Studio in the Woods
https://www.astudiointhewoods.org/residencies/
Residencies in the woods near New Orleans, themes per year usually on environmental themes.Artists & scholars of all disciplinesGenerally, MarchYes, but car recommended
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USA → Florida → OrlandoA&H Maitland
http://artandhistory.org/education/residencies
3-9 weeks, small stipend, traditional media focus, in historical buildings on the museum campusVisual artists with a focus on traditional mediaVaries, currently on hold Museum campus, yes. Residences unclear
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Globala6 books
http://www.a6books.org/about
Funding options for artist book publicationBook artsOngoingN/A
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Austria → SalzburgThe American Austrian Foundation Funding
http://www.aaf-online.org/index.php/how-to-apply.92.html
Funding specifically for The Salzburg Summer Institute, with meals and flights - needs 2 ref lettersFine arts and conductors, recent graduates of US universitiesAprilUnclear
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UKAbandon Normal Devices
https://www.andfestival.org.uk/
An annual festival at various sites in the UK that deals with technology and the arts. Open calls regularlyDigital and experiential artVaries per yearVaries by location
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Italy → RomeAbbey Awards
http://abbey.org.uk/
3 and 9 month painting residencies at The British School at RomePainting, US & UK citizens or residents onlyJanuaryUnclear
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Japan → Aomori CityACAC
http://www.acac-aomori.jp/public/?lang=en
Varying-length residencies on a contemporary art center campusAll artists, non-Japanese residents are participating remotely during CovidMarchUnclear
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Canada → VancouverAccess Galley
https://accessgallery.ca/submissions
BC gallery space with regular submissionsVisual and media art exhibitions, installations, performances, and special projectsVaries and ongoingYes/limited
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USA → WIACRE
Acreresidency.org
Two week residency in southwest Wisconsin in a large lodge; some cost, varies per year. Scholarships available.MarchYes
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OnlineAdobe Creative Residents
https://www.adobe.com/about-adobe/creative-residency/faq.html
Year of funding/salary for users of Adobe products. You will be used in advertising for them.Visual work- designers, photographers, video, etc - based in USSpring
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USA → NY → NYCAIM
http://www.bronxmuseum.org/aim/
9 months of seminars about career management for artistsNew YorkersJulyYes
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USA → CA → LANEAR and CO-OP residencies
http://dcaredesign.org/air/dca-grants-program/
$12-15k Grants for collaborations between social justice organizations and teaching-artists, or projects in non-arts venues in Los Angeles.Los Angeles artists and organizationsOngoingN/A
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USA → CA → Bay AreaAIR recology sf
https://www.recology.com/recology-san-francisco/artist-in-residence-program/
Discarded materials, a stipend, and a large studio space at the San Francisco dumpBay Area artistsSeptemberUnclear
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Germany → StuttgartAkademie Schloss Solitude
https://www.akademie-solitude.de/en/fellowship/
Fellowships with monthly stipends and residency in a castle.Young artists, scholars, scientists, cultural & economic professionalsEvery other yearUnclear
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OnlineAkademie Schloss Solitude Web Res
https://www.akademie-solitude.de/en/fellowship/fellowship-programs/web-residencies/
Guest curator selects four project proposals for a four-week web residency and $500 USD.Anyone making digital artwork3 times a year, varying deadlinesN/A
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Switzerland → UsterAKKU
http://www.akkuuster.ch/index.php?id=63
6 months of studio spaceVaries
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USA → NY → MontaukAlbee Foundation
http://www.albeefoundation.org
4 and 6 week residences in a rural settingArtists and writersOn pause for renovationsUnclear, possibly limited/no
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Japan → TokyoAlmost Perfect
https://www.almostperfect.jp/
Accomodation in a shared house in Tokyo, with an event in the gallery. Costs per day.Artists and creatorsRolling, temporarily paused to residents outside of JapanNo
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France → ParisAmerican Library in Paris
https://americanlibraryinparis.org/visiting-fellowship/
Month+ on-site research in Paris. Comes with 5k.Writers and researchers with projects in englishMarchUnclear
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ScandinaviaAmscan
http://www.amscan.org/fellowships-and-grants/fellowshipsgrants-to-study-in-scandinavia/
Cultural exchange and project grants and fellowships to Scandinavia for US residentsGraduate and post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts. US residents.NovemberN/A
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The Netherlands → AmsterdamAmsterdam Lights Festival
https://amsterdamlightfestival.com/en/light-art/call-for-concepts/about-the-call-for-concepts/
Yearly festival around light at night; open call for artworks yearly.Artists, designers and architectsSpringYes
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USA → CO → Snowmass VillageAnderson Ranch
https://www.andersonranch.org/programs/artists-in-residence-program/
5 and 10 week fellowships, with some scholarships available.Ceramics, new media, photography, furniture design, woodworking, painting, drawing, printmaking & sculptureFebruaryYes, but specifics unclear
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USAAndrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellowships
https://mellon.org/programs/higher-learning/regranting-programs/
A variety of grants, fellowships, and regranting programs generally some focused on the artsVariesVariesN/A
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GlobalApexart international call
https://apexart.org/
Funding for curatorial projects, as well as fellowships for individual travelCurators and artists acting as show organizersMarchYes
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Canada → AlbertaAlberta University of the Arts
https://www.auarts.ca/about-auarts/research-and-innovation/residencies
Periodic calls for residents, not always fully funded but they have glass and ceramics facilitiesPossibly no longer running
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USA → MT → HelenaArchie Bray Foundation
http://archiebray.org
Ceramics residencies from one month up, with some funding available.CeramicistsMarchYes
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Japan → IbarakiArCUS
http://www.arcus-project.com/en/residence/
Residency in an old elementary school with funding for a few international and local artists a year ArtistsVariesUnclear, looks to be ground-level
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Stockholm → SwedenArk Des
https://arkdes.se/en/fellowships/
Fellowship with space and salaried fundingArtistsVariesMuseum, yes. residency, unclear
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USA → Washington DCArlington Arts Center Residency
https://arlingtonartscenter.org/residents/
Subsidized studio space, locals only, for 2 years (maximum of 3 renewals)Artists in Washington, DCAnnounced when there are vacanciesYes
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USA → Washington DCArlington Arts Center Shows
https://arlingtonartscenter.org/exhibitions/call-for-artist/
Varying calls for work, generally for artists from the regionArtists from the mid-atlantic regionVariesYes
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Germany → ArnisArnis Residency
http://arnisresidency.de/
Annual residence programme on a peninsula in Northern GermanyContemporary artistsVariesUnclear
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USA → TN → GatlinburgArrowmont
https://www.arrowmont.org/artist-in-residence/how-to-apply/
11 month residency; monthly stipend, housing, studio, 10hrs/week of workArtists and craft practitionersFebruaryUnclear, likely (large campus)
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USAArt Adia
https://artadia.org/
Unrestricted awards in 7 large american cities; Houston, SF, Atlanta, Kansas City, NYC, LA, ChicagoArtistsRolling per city, check websiteN/A
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UK/Globalart angel
https://www.artangel.org.uk/about_us/open/
Big-time project funding on a very occasional cycleContemporary artists with specific projectsEvery few yearsN/A
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USAThe Association of Art Museum Curators
https://www.artcurators.org/
Various grants and fellowships for curatorsCurators and museum professionalsVariesN/A
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USA → NE → MarquetteArt Farm
http://www.artfarmnebraska.org/
12 hours week of work on a farm in exchange for accommodation and studio space. Up to 6 months.Practitioners in the arts and humanitiesMarchUnclear. Most work trade described is physical labor.
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USA → NY → Columbia CountyArt OMI
http://www.artomi.org/residencies
Many artists at a time with meals, both shared and single rooms at no cost.Artists, dancers, writers, architects, musiciansVaries by disciplineYes
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USA → CO → DenverArt Students League of Denver
https://asld.org/bipoc-artist-residency/
6-9 month studio residency for BIPOC artists, with a housing stipendBlack artists, Indigenous artists, and artists of colorNovemberYes
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France → Clermont-Ferrandartistes en residence
http://www.artistesenresidence.fr/
Residencies in France, mostly exchanges with other organizationsDepends on callVariesUnclear/varies
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Switzerland → GenevaArtists at CERN
https://arts.cern/programmes
Regular commissions and residencies for artists at the the European Organization for Nuclear ResearchArtists working with science or technologyVariesYes
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USA → GA → AthensAthens Institute for Contemporary Art
https://athica.org/calls/
Open calls for exhibitions and residencies regularlyVisual, curatorial, musical, performing, written, experimental, cinematic, digital, curatorial, and theatrical artsVariesYes
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USA → TX → San AntonioArtpace
http://www.artpace.org/
Curated international residency, with an open call for Texas-based artistsVisual artists in TexasDepends on yearGallery, yes. Residences, unclear.
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GlobalAndy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
https://www.artswriters.org/
15k to 50k in three categories—articles, books and short-form writing, for finished workArts writersSummerN/A
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USA → NC → RaleighArtspace
https://artspacenc.org/calls-for-artist-residencies/
Studio residencies in Raleigh, with different durations and funding amountsArtists local to the area Varies per callYes, expressly
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Lebanon → BeirutAshka Lalwan
https://ashkalalwan.org/programs.php
A variety of programs, curriculums, and residencies in BeirutLocal and international artists and scholarsVariesUnclear, some grants & programs are digital/offsite
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USA → MA → BostonThe Berkman Klein Center at Harvard
https://cyber.harvard.edu/programs
Periodic program calls for scholars and artists on themes of technologyPractitioners in technology, tech critiqueVariesYes
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IcelandBaer
https://www.baer.is/
Fees set per season; usually $500-1k for 2 weeks. Private housing and studios in complex. Requires rec letter.Artists in any disciplineWinter/spring for summer residenciesUnclear; buildings are ground level
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South Africa → JohannesburgBag Factory
http://www.bagfactoryart.org.za/artists/opportunities/
A variety of opportunities; residencies and showsVaries per callVaries. Residency paused for covidUnclear; large campus, so likely.
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Canada → AlbertaBanff
https://www.banffcentre.ca/
Regular programs to various themes, studios, some financial help available but expect a costCreative practitioners across disciplineMany, variesCampus, yes. Studios, unclear.
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France → CassisBAU Institute
http://www.bauinstitute.org/index.php?page=cassis-france
Month long cost free studios and housing on an island in FranceInternational mid-career artists in visual arts, film, performance, and writingFebruaryLimited
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Italy → BellagioBellagio Center
https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center/
Residencies towards "a mission of promoting the well-being of humankind and whose work is inspired by or relates to global or social issues"Academics, artists, "thought leaders", policymakers, and practitionersOccasional, every few yearsYes
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USA → NE → OmahaBemis
http://www.bemiscenter.org/residency/current_opportunities.html
Residencies with live-work studios, monthly stipends, and travel reimbursementsArtists, musicians, curatorsVariesYes
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USA → KY → ClermontBernheim
https://bernheim.org/program-and-events/air/
6 weeks to 2 months, housing, studio space and an honorarium of $2,500.00 USD.Artists, with a guaranteed spot for a regional artistDecemberCampus yes, residence unclear
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Switzerland → Oberegg St AntonBibliothek Andreas Züst
http://bibliothekandreaszuest.net/en/residency/
Studio and residency grant in a library, focus on research projectsNational and international cultural workersOn pause for Covid
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Australia → Wollemi National ParkBig Ci
https://bigci.org/artist-residency/
Environmental focus, residencies are fee-based, sometimes there are also awards.ArtistsRollingUnclear
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USA → NY → AlbanyBlue Mountain
http://www.bluemountaincenter.org/dates-and-guidelines/
Month long residencies towards rest; no wireless & no cell phones.Writers, artists of all media types, activists, and composersJanuaryUnclear- some cabins appear to be ground level
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USA → IL → ChicagoChicago Artist Coalition
http://chicagoartistscoalition.org/programs/bolt-residency
Studio residencies and group programs for Chicago artists.Chicago artistsAugustYes
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USA → TX → El PasoBorder Art Residency
http://www.borderartresidency.com/apply-1
A periodic residency in central El Paso in a live/work studio.ArtistsVaries, MayUnclear
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USA → MA → BostonBoston Center for the Arts
https://bostonarts.org/artists/residencies-opportunities/
A variety of grants and residencies, mostly for Boston or regional artists.Artists, dancers, musicians, othersVariesUnclear; likely, large institution
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USA → KY → Harrison CountyBoyd's Station
https://www.boydsstation.org/
Grants and residencies for journalists and artists in a rural community. 1 month to 12 months.Artists, writers, and journalistsVariesUnclear, but look like ground level
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USA → CO → BreckenridgeBreckenridge Creative Arts
https://www.breckcreate.org/opportunities/
4-8 weeks residency and studio, with weekly stipend and opportunities to teachArtistsRolling till fullYes
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USA → WV → CharlestonBrickscape
https://brickscape.squarespace.com/guidelines/
Residency for immersive or interactive installations in Charleston's historical spacesVisual artistsPausedVaries on building
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Australia → NowraBundanon
https://bundanon.com.au/residencies/
A contemporary art museum and residency programProfessional creatives from all disciplinesSpringMuseum yes, studios unclear
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USA → PA → PittsburghBunker Projects
https://www.bunkerprojects.org/about.html
A live-work residency in a rowhouse in Pittsburgh, costs some amountArtistsPossibly on pauseNo
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USA → PA → PittsburghVACE Fellowship
https://www.vacearts.org/fellowship
A paid training program towards equitable and sustainable artist practicesPittsburgh-based artistsVariesYes
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USA → CA → LACaltech Art + Research Residency Program
https://applications.caltech.edu/
35k and 4 months in residence at Caltech and The Huntington librariesArtists and researchers with projects related to the Huntington collectionsJanuary, not every yearYes
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France → Toulouse MatabiauCamp
https://www.campfr.com/
5-day workshops in the Pyrenees mountains. Costs, some funding.AnyRolling till fullUnclear
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USA → CO → CarbondaleCarbondale Clay Center
http://www.carbondaleclay.org/residency-about
1-2 year studio residency with $100/month, no housing, some teaching opportunities. Best for those who need access to kilns/other equipment.CeramicistsUnclear
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MultipleCecartslink
http://www.cecartslink.org/
A variety of residencies, grants, and fellowships towards transnational mobility.VariesVariesVaries
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USA → SC → HartsvilleCecelia Coker Bell Gallery at Coker College
https://www.ceceliacokerbellgallery.com/apply-for-show
Annual open calls for solo exhibitions.Artists with show proposalsOctoberYes
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Germany → BerlinCeramics Center Berlin
https://www.ceramics-berlin.de/residency/
Costs 1150 euros/month. Comes with housing and studio + kilns for ceramics artistsAnyone working in clayOngoingNo
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USA → CA → HealdsburgChalk Hill
https://www.chalkhillresidency.com/
Residency on a ranch and vineyard. Costs $400/week with some scholarships available.Creatives in all mediaSummerUnclear, but photos look unlikely
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USA → NY → Pine PlainsChanorth
https://www.chanorth.com/apply-for-residency
Costs $950/month, includes food, some scholarships.ArtistsJanuaryNo
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USAChenven Foundation
http://chenvenfoundation.org/how-to-apply/
$1500 awards in support of a visual art or fine craft project.Artists living in the United StatesJulyN/A
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USA → UT → WendoverCLUI Wendover
https://clui.org/section/working-clui-wendover
No formal application, but accept projects related to onsite region of Wendover, UtahArtists with regionally applicable projects.Ongoing; currently paused due to CovidNo
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EstoniaCopper Leg
https://copperleg.rae.ee/
Residency in an old school building surrounded by fields in Estonia.Creative people, visual artists, musicians, writersVaries by callUnclear
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USA → TX → HoustonCore program
https://www.mfah.org/fellowships/core-program/core-how-apply/
9-18 month long studio and intensive with $20-30k stipend.Critical writers and artistsAprilUnclear, studios ground level
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Portugal → ArraiolosCórtex Frontal
https://www.cortexfrontal.org
Residency in an old home in small town that open calls for full funding periodically, otherwise costs 190€/week.AnyYear roundUnclear, presumed no
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USA → NY → CorningCorning Museum of Glass
https://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/studio/residencies
Transportation, facilities, room and board, for month-long residencies.Glass artists and researchersAugustStudio and museum yes, residences unclear
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USACreative Capital
https://creative-capital.org/
Annual funding for large projects, up to $50kProfessional artist who live in the USSpringN/A
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USA → GA → AtlantaCreatives Project
http://www.thecreativesproject.org/programs/
Long-term studio residencies (2 years) and affordable housing in AtlantaAtlanta ArtistsRolling until fullVaries
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OnlineCritical Code Studies
http://haccslab.com/
Annual working groups about critical codeCreatives or researchers who work with codeVariesN/A
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USA → NM → Santa FeCurrents New Media Festival
https://currentsnewmedia.org/
Annual new media festival with open calls for work.Those with digital, interactive, performance, installation workFallSome festival venues
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USA → NH → ManchesterCurrier Museum of Art
https://currier.org/event/open-call-for-applications/
Social practice residency of 6-12 weeks, stipend of $1000/week, private housingArtists and collectives working in any mediaDecemberUnclear
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USA → NM → Elephant ButteDamsite
https://damsitefallartsresidencies.wordpress.com/
WPA era cabins at $650/monthCreativesRollingUnclear, ground floor
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USA → NY → NYCData & Society fellows
https://datasociety.net/jobs-fellowships/
Periodic funded fellowships about, well, data in societyThose with a data research or creative practiceAnnualN/A
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The Netherlands → AmsterdamDe Ateliers
https://www.de-ateliers.nl/
A two year long funded residency in AmsterdamEmerging artistsSpringUnclear - likely, large institution
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Online/ManyDigitcult
http://digicult.it/calls/
Network of open calls updated periodicallyVariesVariesVaries