Residencies & Studios

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The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international association of artist residencies — a diverse field of more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work. Believing that the cultivation of new art and ideas is essential to human progress, the Alliance’s mission is to advocate for and support artist communities, and to advance the endeavors of artists.

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Art Omi has five distinct residency programs. Through a competitive jury process, residents are chosen, invited to attend at no cost to themselves, except travel. Abundant, catered meals and comfortable, beautiful lodgings are provided in a scenic location in Columbia County, New York. Art Omi is two hours north of New York City by train.

Deadline: January 2, 2022
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The Studio Artist Residency includes access to our family of antique letterpresses, a wide collection of metal and wood type, an intaglio press, and our book making and screen printing studios.  Materials such as ink and basic papers are provided, and the artist will receive a storage drawer for the duration of their residency. Additional materials/tools may be made available as pertaining to the project, along with assistance from Book Arts staff, volunteers & interns, and teaching artists. This residency is open to artists of all disciplines, and while previous experience with the printmaking process is helpful, it is not required. There is no fee to apply to or attend the residency. 

Residency duration is two (2) months. Resident artists are invited to work anytime during our Studio open hours 10am-5:30pm Tuesday-Friday, 10am-2pm Saturdays, with outside hours availability to be discussed. At the end of this two month period, the resident artist will host an exhibition of their works in the Studio Gallery.

  • Open to artists of all disciplines, and while previous experience with the printmaking process is helpful, it is not required.
  • Artist must be at least 18 years of age, and reside in New York State.
  • Artist must able to provide their transportation to and from the Studio.

Deadline: Rolling
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We are pleased to offer two special four-night residencies in 2022 for local public school teachers in Tompkins County who engage in a creative practice:

  • February 19 – 23, 2022 (winter recess)
  • April 9 – 13, 2022 (spring recess)

The residencies are free to attend. Six teachers will be selected through a lottery system for each residency. There is no jurying involved.

NEW: We now have accessible accommodations! Our new accessible space includes a one-bedroom suite with a roll-in shower, a private studio (for artists or writers), and an accessible kitchen.

We welcome applications from teachers working in the following districts: DrydenGroton,  IthacaLansingNewfield, and Trumansburg. 

Deadline: December 12, 2021
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What happens when artists set up shop in an architecture and design studio? HCMA is not offering a traditional residency (i.e., no accommodations are offered), but invites artists in residency to do a portion of their work in HCMA’s studios. The length of each residency varies from one to three months depending on the project, but engagements usually involve some workshopping with the HCMA team and culminate in a show in its TILT gallery or some other public space. Artists are supported with a stipend and materials budget. Location: Vancouver, BC; Victoria, BC Learn more

Lower East Side Printshop offers emerging artists free year-long studio residencies to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Printmaking facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monotype, water-based silkscreen, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand. Keyholders work independently in the Printshop’s shared Artists’ Studio and have access to a vibrant community of peers. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Keyholder Residency includes: 24/7, one-year access to a shared studio with printmaking facilities; $1,000 stipend; one free printmaking class at the Printshop; free career development workshops and salons; group exhibition opportunities; and consultation hours with Printshop printers.

Location: Buffalo, NY

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Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve is willing to offer outdoor program space to any Erie County cultural group or artist at no charge. Facilities available include:

  1. 54-acre park and nature reserve in Hamburg
  2. Ample open space
  3. Nature trails
  4. Education pavilion and adjacent tables
  5. Large parking lot
  6. Portable toilets

Their capacity is 243 guests. Social distancing, mask wearing, and other safety measures are in effect. Large, uncatered gatherings are subject to additional rules but have fewer standards than indoor gatherings.

Interested orgs can contact Phil Stokes at [email protected].

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Each VAWAA is an opportunity to explore, learn, and create. Go on a VAWAA to take a digital detox and reconnect with the physical world. Discover a new destination and create real local connections. Spend time inside a master artist’s studio making something with your hands. Learn a new creative skill. You can use a VAWAA to reconnect with creativity, have an authentic travel experience, hone a passion, get fresh inspiration, and so much more. Learn more

In 2022, the Wave Farm Residency Program will thematically focus on artists working as duos. We believe something very special happens with two collaborating artists are given dedicated time, space, and resources to work together with uninterrupted focus, and Wave Farm looks forward to a dedicated season supporting this theme, especially on the heels of the isolation imposed by the pandemic. Applicants are invited to propose visual and sonic projects that fall within the Transmission Arts genre. Employing the electromagnetic spectrum, Transmission Art encompasses work in participatory live art or time-based art such as radio, video, light, installation, and performance, as well as a multiplicity of other practices and media, informed by an intentional act of transmission through space (often the airwaves). Please visit https://wavefarm.org/ta/about for more information. While in-residence, artists are also provided with hands-on opportunities to interact with, and broadcast on, Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM, a creative community radio station serving over 78,000 potential listeners in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley, and international listeners online. Women, gender non-comforming people, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: February 1, 2022
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Last updated December 3, 2021

Search here for studio spaces currently available in Western New York.

MusicalFare Theatre is available for rental for all types of virtual special events.  It features a multiple camera setup and video and audio editing.  MusicalFare was proud to host ASI’s 2020 virtual Spark Awards.  For more information, e-mail [email protected]

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Live-in studio space facilitated by Belmont Housing. Gallery included in the building. Learn more
Buffalo Arts Studio is located on Buffalo’s east side, housed within the historic Tri-Main Center. Its gallery space is comprised of over 2,000 square feet, and this is split between its public-facing Main Gallery, and the adjacent Joanna Angie Gallery. Studio spaces are occasionally available. Posted on October 8, 2020 – two studio spots are available. Click here to learn more! Contact: Shirley Verrico, [email protected] Learn more
The CEPA Gallery Artist Facility has both a black and white Darkroom and Digital Photo Lab available to rent to anyone who need to use the spaces. Due to COVID-19, both spaces are currently restricted to 1 person at a time. Bookings will be spaced by 30 minutes to allow for cleaning. If you need instruction on how to use either lab, please contact [email protected] to make an appointment for a brief tour or one to one instruction. Darkroom: Learn more Digital Photo Lab: Learn More
The Foundry is a business incubator and education space. Its 25,000-square foot warehouse is filled with over 30 business tenants and shared makerspaces. Tenants enjoy 24/7 key access to the building, high speed internet, a security system, a meeting room, business center access, receiving and mail service, business and professional development classes, membership on resident committee, connections to The Foundry’s established network of professionals, continuous exposure to future customers, mentorship from business professionals, and discounted membership fees for shared makerspaces. Preference is given to product-based/maker-related businesses and folks who are passionate about education and mentorship. Learn more
The Guild @980 provides artisans, artists, and other creative folks with affordable studio space and the opportunity to share ideas, experience, and resources while building and expanding their businesses. A center for green jobs, green materials, and support for the restoration arts. Contact: [email protected] Learn more
HANSA Workspace is a shared office space and modern co-working community created by Uniland in Downtown Buffalo at 505 Ellicott Street. HANSA workspace offers flexible and customized co-working, shared office, and private suites along with unique meeting rooms and special event space. Learn more
The K Haus is a community, design and art-focused coworking space that’s home to free-thinking, creative individuals. The redeveloped brownstone is located in the Allentown historical district of downtown Buffalo, NY. It will also be home to the unique gallery, K Art, with its programming focusing on Contemporary Native American works. Learn more
The Niagara Frontier Food Terminal offers affordable space to artists and creatives in its historic buildings. Large industrial spaces and studios are available. Industrial space features include large open floor plans, tall exposed wood ceilings, brick walls, large windows with plenty of light, freight elevators, and 24/7 private access. Studios are in the 400-500 square foot range and include all utilities. Contact: [email protected] Learn more
Tri-Main Center houses more than 100 organizations ranging from professional services, community organizations, and light manufacturing companies to educational services. There is space available on the growing Tri-Main campus, as well as next door at its newest addition: 45 Jewett Avenue. Contact: Matt Wolfe, (716) 835-3366; [email protected] Learn more
Wasteland Recording is autonomously owned and operated by Brian Wantuch, an audio engineer. Services range from studio recording, mixing and mastering, video game sound, theatrical sound design and film composition, foley and ADR, live sound and sound design. The space includes a dance hall, performance space, rehearsal spaces, artists’ studios, a recording studio, and educational network. Contact: Brian Wantuch, 716-390-3494 Learn more
Penn Dixie is willing to offer outdoor program space to any Erie County cultural group whose operations are affected by the pandemic. Their capacity is 243 guests at any time. Social distancing, mask wearing, and other safety measures are in effect and would need to be observed at all times. Contact: [email protected] Learn more
ART247 creates community cultural connections through exhibitions, events, public art, and education programs while providing affordable studio space and public exposure for visual artists. Contact: (716) 404-9884; [email protected] Learn more
Studio space in the former Niagara Falls High School. Rent a large classroom-sized space from this nonprofit cultural organization. Contact: (716) 282-7530 Learn more
Private office with a private bathroom. Contact: Paul Brown, (716) 432-1294 Learn more

Five art studio spaces are available for rent, ranging from 88 to 125 square feet. Utilities and wifi are included.

Contact: Jeremy, (716) 261-8203; [email protected] Learn more