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Fall residency program

Artists working  in the categories of painting, drawing and photography may participate. Details will be announced.

$600.00 Award Photo Competition

Details will be announced during the fall 

Teach your Stuff

Spend 2 weeks in the Yucatan Peninsula during the spring teaching your technique. We'll provide lodging plus $300.00 dollars. Details will be announced

$1,200.00 Fall Award Competition

Details for these competition will be announced soon.

Spring residency program

Artists working  in the categories of painting, drawing and photography may participate. Details will be announced.

$1,200.00 Winter Award Competition

Details for these competition will be announced.

Artist residency programs in Europe

Civitella Ranieri Center Residence Program

he Civitella Ranieri Center is a workplace for gifted artists from different disciplines and countries. In keeping with the spirit of its founder, Ursula Corning, and the tradition of hospitality and support for the arts that she established at the castle, the Center seeks to enable its Fellows to pursue their work and to exchange ideas in this unique and inspiring setting. The Center is funded by the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, a non-profit corporation with offices in New York City.

Residencies are by nomination only. As a result of a collaboration with The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme, a residency by application is available for one musician/composer. 


Located in the 15th century Civitella Ranieri castle in the Umbria region of Italy.

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center


Bellagio creative arts residencies are for composers, novelists, journalists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers and visual artists. The Center typically offers one-month stays for no more than 3-5 individual artists at a time. Artists of significant achievement, from any country, are welcome to apply. Selections are based on: the quality of the proposed project, how innovative the project is and how likely it is to have broad impact or influence, the ability of the applicant to articulate the project’s purpose and goals, the professional qualifications and achievements of the applicant, and the feasibility and value of the Center for the proposed activity. In addition, reviewers will consider: the match between the project and the Foundation’s mission, personal qualities that are likely to make an applicant a contributing member of an international, interdisciplinary community—curiosity, breadth of interests, ability to honor other viewpoints and sensitivity to other cultures. Because the Center aims to host an international mix of residents, the geography and nationality of those invited may be taken into account. The application must be completed online in English and submitted by the published deadline. Applicants from developing countries who have trouble accessing our online form may contact the competition administrator’s office to discuss alternative ways to submit the application: or phone: 212-984-5526.


Gasworks International Residency Programme was established in 1994 to provide artists based outside the UK with the opportunity to work in London for a period of up to three months.

Three of Gasworks' twelve studios are dedicated to the residency programme, while the others are rented to London based artists. Together with Gasworks' programme of exhibitions, education projects and international fellowships, the residencies provide artists with an environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and often instigate experimentation with new concepts and materials. Residencies are non-prescriptive and process-based, allowing visiting artists to develop projects in response to their new environment, or to conduct research benefiting from London's resources.

Accommodation Information 

Separate from studio

Studio Information 

The programme is open to artists who work in all disciplines, however one must note the restricted facilities. Four studios are available for artists involved in the residency programme. All studio costs, such as heating, lighting, and water, are covered by Gasworks, and there is a common kitchen area for preparing lunch. No studio equipment is provided, but Gasworks has available for the shared use of visiting artists the following equipment: one digital camera (for short term and on-site use only), one mini DV camera, a computer room equipped with two G4 Mac computers and a colour printer, 24 hour wireless internet for those using their own laptop computers. 

Gasworks has contacts with organisations in London (darkrooms, video editing and print making facilities) that can provide the use of equipment for visiting artists at reduced rates. Studios include basic furnishings (desk and chair). Access to office equipment (photocopiers, fax, computers for email and internet) are available upon request during office hours. 

Acme Studios International Residencies Programme

Acme international residencies programme (Acme IRP) is a recognised international residency facilitator, enabling governments, trusts and foundations to offer artists work/live residencies in London since 1987. London residencies have proved to be pivotal to the development of many artists' careers, according to ACME. The programme is part of Acme Artists Studios Ltd. (Acme). Founded in 1972 Acme is a London-based charity which provides affordable studio space, residencies and awards for fine artists in economic need. This residency enables international artists to apply directly for concentrated networking residencies in London.  This residency is open to visual artists, curators and art writers for 1-3 months.  Residencies can be developed around a particular project or conceived of as networking or contacts focused.


AAR residencies are tailored to suit the networking needs of international artists, allowing them to research, develop relationships and focus on their work in a supported environment. The residency provides individual mentoring for artists and provides a structured framework to facilitate introductions, discussions, presentations and exposure to new networks.

Accommodation Information 

Individuals or artist duos can be hosted.

Cité Internationale des Arts

The Cité Internationale des Arts is intended to provide short or long stays (2 months to 1 year) for professional artists who want to develop an artistic work in France. The Cité Internationale des Arts is a foundation directed to the public benefit since 1957.

Important note: there are three ways to be selected for the Cité Internationale:

  • twice per year (March and October), you can apply DIRECTLY at the Cité, via their application system. Note that all costs have to be supported by the artist in this case. These residencies last from 2 to 12 months, and are only for visual arts and music.
  • once per year, the Institut Francais (IF) selects artists for the 24 studios that IF owns at the Cité Internationale. IF's residencies last 3 to 6 months and are for all disciplines (architecture/landscaping/urban planning/street arts/circus/puppets, digital arts, plastic arts, comic arts, cinema/film/video, exhibit commissioner, dance/performance, design, graphic arts, literature, children’s literature, fine crafts, current music and jazz, classical and contemporary music, performance in contemporary art, photography, theater). Read more about it here.
  • some countries (via universities, schools, institutes and/or ministries) own studios at the Cité Internationale - find the full list here. Applying for these studios goes through each owner directly - you need to check the list and see if your country of origin/residence is in it and if you are eligible according to its criteria!


The residence houses an exhibition area where artists can display their works and an auditorium where they can perform concerts.

Accommodation Information 

Studio-flats are furnished and equipped for one person. All bedding is supplied by the Cité des Arts.

2 people max can be hosted in one studio (+ 1 child up to 7 years of age).

Studio Information 

40 m2 studio-flat. It is also possible to rent out a larger studio if you have the need for it.

Technical Information 

Exhibition space, auditorium (with pianos and a pipe organ), collective studios for photography, ceramic, lithography...

Casa de Velázquez

Casa de Velázquez is both a centre for artistic creation and a centre for research. It is run by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Since its foundation in 1928 it has included both an artistic section and a scientific section. Casa de Velázquez's mission is to carry on creative activities and research relating to the arts, languages, literatures and societies of Spain and Iberian and Ibero-American countries.

Its tasks also include assisting in the training of artists, researchers and teacher/researchers and taking part in the development of artistic and scientific exchanges between France and the other countries concerned.

Casa de Velàzquez selects for one year periods, renewable for one further year, pre- or post-doctoral researchers working in the area of Human and Social Sciences in fields relevant to the geographical areas of interest. The artists—recruited for the same period—are accommodated at the residence. Any disciplines—painting, sculpture, engraving, architecture, musical composition, cinema and photography—may be represented. Casa de Velázquez also grants short-term scholarships (for artists, researchers and pre- and post-doctoral students).

Accommodation Information 

33 rooms, 40-70 m2.

Studio Information 

17 studios for artists.

Technical Information 

The artists have acces to technical rooms like a music studio, engraving workshop, photographic laboratory. There is a computer room freely available to members, scholars and guests.