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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In 2021 the Oak Spring Garden Foundation will host five separate five-week interdisciplinary residencies. Each session is designed to support eight artists, conservation practitioners, researchers, scholars, scientists or writers who are pursuing work inspired by plants, gardens and landscapes. The goal of this residency program is to provide individuals with the time and space to pursue their own creative projects alongside other residents who may be examining the natural world from different perspectives.

Deadline: August 12, 2020
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Squeaky Wheel is seeking applications for an Artist & Mentor in Residence. This call is open to artists working in 3D modeling software, working critically at the junction of art, technology, community, and collaborative pedagogy. The residency will take place from August to December, 2020 through which the resident will be given flexible support to develop new or ongoing projects. Through this time period, they will serve as an artistic and technical mentor for our Saturday Cafe youth program. At the end of their residency, the resident will be asked to present on their work and can submit a proposal for a project with Squeaky Wheel, to take place in Fall 2021. With this residency, we wish to establish longer-term relations and plans between artists, our youth, and our audiences.

Deadline: August 7, 2020
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Squeaky Wheel is looking for enthusiastic and driven young makers interested in art and technology to join our Saturday Cafe program. Students will explore the potential of virtual spaces to create work and learn new media and technology skills with an experimental focus. Students will participate in our weekly meetings facilitated by Lead Mentors from Squeaky Wheel staff, and work with a series of visiting designers, media artists, and collectives, to create experimental virtual studios in Mozilla Spoke.

Saturday Cafe is an experimental advanced track youth media education project, that provides students with artistic mentorship, professional development, and customized learning opportunities for young makers 13-19 based in Buffalo, NY.

Deadline: August 7, 2020
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The Studios is MASS MoCA’s artist and writers residency program situated within the museum’s factory campus and surrounded by the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. Operated by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, the residency runs year-round and hosts up to 12 artists at a time. Artists of any nationality can apply for stays of 2-8 weeks. Selected artists-in-residence receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, housing across the street from the museum in newly renovated apartments, free access to the museum’s galleries and partner institutions, shared use of printmaking and weaving equipment, optional financial and business coaching from Assets for Artists staff, and a daily group meal among a twelve-artist cohort of international peers.

Deadline: August 8, 2020
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Tusen Takk is accepting applications for their residency program for photographers, painters, printmakers, sculptors, fiber artists, as well as writers and composers. Residencies range from three to twelve weeks and will take place between March and December 2021.

Deadline: September 15, 2020
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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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Designed for artists to create new work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics. Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) invites applications from artists at any stage in their careers. This grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $500 for materials used during the residency, up to $250 for travel within the Continental U.S., free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.

Deadline: September 1, 2020
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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.

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: Shirley Verrico, Shirley@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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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: phil@penndixie.org
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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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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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