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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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
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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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Each year the Mira Fellowship accepts a small cohort from across the globe with visions of our cultural future. Mira helps them research, test, and formulate this vision into a clear story and an actionable plan. The fellowship is cohort-based, and remotely collaborates monthly and meets in person several times a year. Each fellow receives a small research grant along with ongoing coaching, support, and access to expertise.

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Each year, the Saltonstall Foundation awards free residencies to artists and writers who are residents of New York State and Indian Nations therein. They support artists and writers working in the following disciplines: Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction, Photography & Filmmaking, and Painting, Sculpture, and Visual Arts. There is no cost to attend Saltonstall and no application fee associated with this application. To help offset travel to Ithaca and other personal expenses, they offer stipends to $750 for each month-long Fellow, $375 for each two-week Fellow, and $200 for each artist/writer attending the six-night residency for parents with at least one dependent under the age of 18 at home.

Deadline: Saturday, January 23, 2021
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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.

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The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts will be welcoming back residents for in-person residencies at their Mt. San Angelo location in Amherst, Virginia, starting in the summer of 2021. Apply now and be considered for a Creative Fellowship, supported by Mid Atlantic Arts. Creative Fellowships funding at VCCA is available for artists from Delaware, Maryland, New York, and West Virginia. Residencies at VCCA offer private studios, room, and board for intensive, self-guided creative exploration and development in a tranquil setting at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Creative Fellows also receive a travel subsidy.

Deadline: January 15, 2021
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The 2021 Wave Farm Residency Program will provide artists with a valuable opportunity to concentrate on new radio artworks and conduct research about the genre using the Wave Farm Study Center resource library. Applicants are asked to propose a specific radio art project, which they will complete while in residence and premiere on Wave Farm’s full-power FM radio station: WGXC 90.7-FM Radio for Open Ears. Residencies span 10 days and take place June through October. Residents should anticipate a rural setting, with plenty of focused work time. Staff is either on-site or available remotely for questions during business hours.

Deadline: February 1, 2021
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Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists of all disciplines to work without interruption in a supportive environment.

Deadlines: January 5; August 1 (every year)
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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.

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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]
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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.

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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.

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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]
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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.

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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.

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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]
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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]
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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
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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]
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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]
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Studio space in the former Niagara Falls High School. Rent a large classroom-sized space from this nonprofit cultural organization.

Contact: (716) 282-7530
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Private office with a private bathroom.

Contact: Paul Brown, (716) 432-1294
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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]
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