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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Just Buffalo Literary Center is seeking applications for its brand-new Just Buffalo Writing Center Youth Fellowship, a six-week summer fellowship opportunity for a WNY-based young writer to develop their craft and explore professional avenues within the literary arts.

Deadline: June 30, 2020
Location: Buffalo, NY
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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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Peach Mag recently announced that applications are now open for its 2020-21 Peach Seed Residency for Emerging Editors, an annual apprenticeship for Buffalo-based teens entering their senior year of high school.

Deadline: June 26, 2020
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The Chili Bowl Workspace Residency is an opportunity for potters who want to create their own work and participate in WSW’s Chili Bowl Fiesta, an annual fundraiser and our biggest community event of the year.

Deadline: June 1, 2020 (fall session)
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The Art-in-Education Workspace Residency is for artists interested in working with local school students while creating their own work in Women’s Studio Workshop’s (WSW) immersive environment. Resident artists must be able to teach intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking, and are welcome to complete their personal work in any of WSW’s studios.

Deadline: June 1, 2020
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The Studio Workspace Residency is an opportunity for artists to create new work and fully immerse themselves in Women’s Studio Workshop’s (WSW) supportive environment. WSW invites applications from artists at any stage of their careers. This residency gives artists the gift of time — an uninterrupted period to live and work away from the stresses of daily life. Artists may choose to work in any one or more of our studios: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, darkroom photography, or ceramics.

Deadline: June 1, 2020 (fall session)
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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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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.

Co-working/shared office space available in 2,000 square-foot building. Includes two individual offices with lockable doors. Shared: conference room, grand lobby containing local art gallery, entryway, bathroom, and kitchenette. $650/month; includes gas, electric, water, garbage, and central air. Available immediately.

Contact: (716) 725-5366
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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.

Contact: Dana Tyrrell, dana@buffaloartsstudio.org
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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: info@guild980.org
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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: contact@the-nfft.com
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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; info@trimaincenter.com
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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; jeremy@vividbuffalo.com
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redFISH Art Studios and redFISH Art Gallery are located in the heart of East Aurora in a renovated creamery, and is currently comprised of artist studios, antiques, and a wood shop.

Contact: alixandramartin@mac.com
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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; h.grimmer@theart247.com
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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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