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 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 Learn more
McColl Center for Art + Innovation is a nationally acclaimed artist residency and contemporary art space committed to putting artists first with 360 degrees of support, including artist studios, modern equipment and tools, and exhibition spaces. Beyond serving as catalyst for artistic advancement, McColl Center is a hub for connection within the creative community. This is a place where all are welcome to share in a universal passion for art and inspiration through creative participation and engagement. They invite artists to take risks in their processes and explore their ideas within the context of Charlotte. Deadlines:

  • Winter/spring 2022 artist-in-residence program – January 17–April 19, 2022 (13 weeks) Application Deadline: May 15, 2021
  • Summer 2022 artist-in-residence program – May 16–August 9, 2022 (12 weeks) Application Deadline: August 15, 2021
  • Fall 2022 artist-in-residence program – August 29–November 22, 2022 (12 weeks) Application Deadline: November 15, 2021

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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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Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency is an opportunity for artists and researchers working in media arts to receive time and support for their projects. The Spring 2022 residency will take place over two weeks in March with the option to attend in-person or remotely. Awarded applications will receive $1000 in artist fees and stipends, equipment access, curatorial consultations, and more. Additional financial support is available for childcare or disability support.

Deadline: October 15, 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. Learn more

Last updated September 15, 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