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Unique and Inspiring Writing Residencies in the United States

Author: Shannon Bowring Updated: December 9, 2022

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For many aspiring authors , one of our biggest literary dreams is to attend writing residencies. Residencies provide time and space for authors to focus solely on our creative work and often take place in idyllic, gorgeous settings sure to break through even the most stubborn writer’s block. But there are so many writing residencies out there—how do you begin to narrow down the one that’s right for you?

We are here to help! We have curated, by region, some of the most unique and inspiring writing residencies. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and we remind you to always refer to a residency’s website for their most current information and submission guidelines.

Here in Part I of our Writing Residency Series, we bring you 25 residencies in the United States. Keep an eye out for Part II , which will focus on international opportunities for writing residencies .

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Northeast writing residencies

Anna labastille memorial writers residency at the adirondack center for writing.

A two-week residency offered each autumn to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Six residents are selected, three from the Adirondack region and three from anywhere in the world.

Art Omi: Writers Residency

Residencies last from one week to two months and are set in Ghent, New York, overlooking the Catskill Mountains. Noted editors, literary agents , and book scouts are often invited to share dinner and conversation with writers. Food, accommodations, and local transport are provided.

Previously known as the MacDowell Colony, this residency, located on a 450 acre estate in Peterborough, New Hampshire, has been inspiring writers since 1907. Notable past residents include Willa Cather, Louise Erdrich, Audre Lorde, and Ta-Nehisi Coates—just to name a few. Meals are provided, there are no residency fees, and need-based travel grants and stipends are available.

Millay Arts

Located on the estate of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, in New York’s Hudson Valley, Millay Arts offers month-long residencies from April through November and two-week residencies in June and September. Millay Arts (formerly the Millay Colony for the Arts) has hosted over 3,000 artists since its founding in 1973.

Monson Arts

Residents stay for two or four weeks in a small village in the North Maine Woods. Housing is shared, but each resident gets a private bedroom, a private studio, and all meals are provided. Residents also receive a stipend of $1,000 for a four-week stay, and $500 for a two-week stay.

Vermont Studio Center

Founded by artists in 1984, Vermont Studio Center is located in a small, inclusive village in the Green Mountains of Vermont. The year-round two- to twelve-week residency includes a private studio, living accommodations, meals, and access to the Visiting Artist and Visiting Writer Program.

Opened in 1926, Yaddo has been graced by the presence of many literary greats: James Baldwin, Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Langston, Hughes, Jeffrey Eugenides… the list goes on and on! Located in upstate New York, residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and a studio. There is no fee to attend, and Yaddo has access grants to help offset the costs of attending a residency.

South & Southeast writing residencies

A.i.r. studio paducah.

An Artist-in-Residence studio and efficiency apartment located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky. Stays range from two weeks to three months. Though historically targeted to visual artists, the program has seen a recent influx of writers-in-residence.

Good Contrivance Farm Writer’s Retreat

Residencies last up to four weeks year-round on a Victorian farm in Reisterstown, Maryland, 25 miles north of Baltimore. Residents receive private lodgings, either in an adorable cottage or a beautifully renovated barn loft.

Hambidge Creative Residency Program

Located on 600 wooded acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, this residency includes a private cottage and studio. Communal dinners are included in the stay. Residents are free to use their time as they please—there are no required workshops, critiques, or activities.

Loghaven Artist Residency

Residents are offered lodgings in private, rehabilitated historic log cabins on 90 acres in Knoxville, Tennessee. Stays vary from two to eight weeks. The residency is free, and Loghaven provides a $1,000 weekly living stipend and a travel subsidy on a sliding scale from $400 to $800.

Sarasvati Creative Space

Residencies are offered from five days to three months year-round at Camp Wonder Wander in the rural, rolling hills of Lewis County, Tennessee. Residents are provided with private bedrooms. This residency is ideally suited for writers looking for a more rustic, nature-immersive experience.

Studios of Key West

Monthlong residencies are offered at no cost, though residents are expected to participate in one community event during their stay. Residents are also responsible for their own meals and transportation expenses. Located in the Duval Street neighborhood of Key West, Florida.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Residencies from two weeks to two months at the VCAA in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Residents are given private lodging, work space, and meals, as well as access to facilities at nearby Sweet Briar College. Fellowships and need-based financial aid are available.

Midwest writing residencies

Anderson center artist residency.

Located in Red Wing, Minnesota, the Anderson Center, opened in 1945, provides two-to-four-week residencies from May through October each year. There is no charge for the residency, and all food is provided.

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Residencies are available for two- to eight-week stays in Nebraska City. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a private studio. Residents are responsible for their own meals.

Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, thirty miles north of Chicago, Ragdale offers nearly 200 residencies and fellowships each year. Residencies last from about one to three weeks. There is a fee to attend, but limited, need-based financial aid is available.

Taleamor Park

Two- to six-week residencies located on a scenic 350-acre working grain form in northern Indiana, near Lake Michigan. Residents have access to a private room, work space, library, local transportation, and a welcome meal; other meals and travel expenses not included. Space is limited to four residents per session.

Tusen Takk Foundation

Designed to host one resident at a time, this is a residency best suited for those comfortable with solitude. However, residents are encouraged to engage with the local arts community of Northwest Michigan. Residencies, which last from three to eight weeks, include an honorarium to help cover expenses, as well as occasional shared meals.

West writing residencies

Djerassi resident artists program.

Four- and five-week residencies from mid-March to mid-November in Woodside, California, on over 580 acres of redwood forests and coastal grasslands. Residents are provided with lodging, meals, and studio space.

Jentel Artist Residency Program

Four-week residencies take place on a cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley in Sheridan, Wyoming. Each residency includes a private room, separate work space, access to a common living area, and a $400 stipend. Past residents include Viet Dinh and Mary Gaitskill.

Mineral School

One of the more unique settings on this list, this residency is held in the classic 1947 Mineral Elementary School in a lake town near Mt. Rainier, Washington. One- to two-week residencies include healthy meals prepared by culinary volunteers. Each resident stays and works in an 800-square foot former classroom.

Ucross Residency Program

Located on a 20,000 acre ranch in northeastern Wyoming, Ucross is perhaps one of the most well-known residencies on this list. Past residents include Annie Proulx, Colson Whitehead, and Joy Harjo. Residents are provided with living accommodations, meals, work space, and uninterrupted time to focus on their creative process. There is no charge for a residency.

Willapa Bay AiR

Situated on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington state, this residency combines solitude with community. Each month-long residency includes lodging, meals, and work space, at no cost, to six residents each month from April through October.

Alaska writing residencies

Voices of the wilderness artist in residence program.

For the bold and outdoorsy writer, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offer residencies from one to two weeks in Alaska. Residents are provided with camping equipment and paired with an experienced ranger, with whom they explore the wilderness and assist with fieldwork and research. Residents are asked to donate one piece of creative work to the hosting federal agency and to give one public presentation that in some way connects a community to its public lands.

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Fall 2022 Creative Writing Residency

Announcing the Fall 2022 Creative Writing Residency for Students at UNC-CH!  

In partnership with Arts Everywhere, the editorial team at Short Story UNC is excited to announce the Fall 2022 Residency for creative writers at UNC-CH! The Short Story UNC team curates content for the eight short story dispensers positioned around campus and in the community, which have cumulatively distributed over 30,000 short stories, poems, and essays written by UNC students, faculty, and alumni to a diverse local audience. Please see their call for student writers below!

About the Residency

Returning for a second year, the Short Story UNC residency will give up to three UNC students writing in any genre or combination of genres the opportunity to “occupy” one of the dispensers for a month during the upcoming fall semester, filling the machine exclusively with writing by residents. Selected writers will work with the SSUNC editorial team to curate a vibrant collection of their short stories, essays, poems, experiments, pensées, manifestos, provocations, journal entries, epigrams, aphorisms, quotes, gems, etc. At the end of the residency, Short Story UNC will host a reading party to celebrate our writers’ work. We want to provide a platform for the best student writers at UNC to be able to amplify their voices while experimenting with the affordances of a unique multimedia publishing format. 

This year, Short Story UNC is pleased to be able to offer an honorarium of $250 for each resident . 

Application details

The application deadline is  May 31st.  Fall residents will be announced in mid-June, giving the selected writers a chance to use the summer to create and compile materials for publication. We welcome applications from students of all demographic backgrounds and all stages of their education at UNC. We are keen to promote diversity in our resident selection. 

  To apply, please submit the following:

  • A statement of purpose (1 pg max) describing how you plan to use your residency to advance your goals as a writer. In your statement, we encourage you to propose specific outcomes, projects, or experiments
  • A writing sample (8 pgs max), any genre or combination of genres
  • A biographical statement (½ pg – 1 pg) in which applicants introduce themselves and describe their past accomplishments.

All files should be in PDF format. 

Submit your applications to  [email protected]  before May 31st, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST.   

For more information about Short Story UNC, please visit

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Adelphi University

Poetry: Jan-Henry Gray, Maya Marshall Prose: Katherine Hill, René Steinke, Igor Webb

Albertus Magnus College

Poetry: Charles Rafferty, Paul Robichaud Fiction: Sarah Harris Wallman Nonfiction: Eric Schoeck

American University

Poetry: Kyle Dargan, David Keplinger Fiction: Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Stephanie Grant, Patricia Park Nonfiction: Rachel Louise Snyder

Antioch University

Poetry: Victoria Chang Prose: Lisa Locascio

Arcadia University

Poetry: Genevieve Betts, Michelle Reale Fiction: Stephanie Feldman, Joshua Isard, Tracey Levine, Eric Smith Literature: Matthew Heitzman, Christopher Varlack, Elizabeth Vogel, Jo Ann Weiner

Poetry: Genevieve Betts, Michelle Reale Fiction: Stephanie Feldman, Joshua Isard, Tracey Levine, Eric Smith

Arizona State University

Poetry: Sally Ball, Natalie Diaz, Eunsong Kim, Alberto Álvaro Ríos, Safiya Sinclair Fiction: Matt Bell, Jenny Irish, Tara Ison, Mitchell Jackson, T. M. McNally Creative Nonfiction: Sarah Viren

Ashland University

Poetry: Aria Aber, Dexter Booth, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Adam Gellings, Tess Taylor, Vanessa Angélica Villareal

Fiction: Kirstin Chen, Brian Conn, Edan Lepucki, Sarah Monette, Nayomi Munaweera, Vi Khi Nao, Naomi J. Williams, Kyle Winkler

Nonfiction: Cass Donish, Kate Hopper, Lauren Markham, Thomas Mira y Lopez, Lisa Nikolidakis, Terese Mailhot, Kelly Sundberg

Augsburg University

Poetry: Jim Cihlar, Michael Kleber-Diggs Fiction: Stephan Eirik Clark, Lindsay Starck Nonfiction: Anika Fajardo, Kathryn Savage Playwriting: Alice Eve Cohen, Carson Kreitzer, TyLie Shider Screenwriting: Stephan Eirik Clark, Andy Froemke

Ball State University

Poetry: Katy Didden, Mark Neely Fiction: Cathy Day, Sean Lovelace Nonfiction: Jill Christman, Silas Hansen Screenwriting: Rani Deighe Crowe, Matt Mullins

Bard College

Mirene Arsanios, CA Conrad, Hoa Nguyen, Christopher Perez, Cedar Sigo, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Roberto Tejada, Monica de la Torre, Simone White

Bath Spa University

Poetry: Lucy English, Carrie Etter, Tim Liardet, John Strachan, Samantha Walton, Gerard Woodward Fiction: Gavin James Bower, Celia Brayfield, Alexia Casale, Lucy English, Nathan Filer, Aminatta Forna, Maggie Gee, Samantha Harvey, Philip Hensher, Steve Hollyman, Emma Hooper, Claire Kendal, Kate Pullinger, C.J. Skuse, Gerard Woodward Nonfiction: Celia Brayfield, Richard Kerridge, Stephen Moss Scriptwriting: Robin Mukherjee

Poetry: Lucy English, Carrie Etter, Tim Liardet, Gerard Woodward Fiction: Gavin James Bower, Celia Brayfield, Nathan Filer, Aminatta Forna, Maggie Gee, Samantha Harvey, Philip Hensher, Claire Kendal, Kate Pullinger, Gerard Woodward Nonfiction: Richard Kerridge, Stephen Moss

Bay Path University

Mel Allen, Leanna James Blackwell, Jennifer Baker, Sari Botton, Melanie Brooks, María Luisa Arroyo Cruzado, Áine Greaney, Shahnaz Habib, Jessica Handler, Ann Hood, Susan Ito, Karol Jackowski, Yi Shun Lai, Anna Mantzaris, Meredith O’Brien, Lisa Romeo, Kate Whouley

Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College

Current Faculty: Poetry: Michael Dumanis, Carmen Giménez, Dana Levin, Randall Mann, Craig Morgan Teicher, Mark Wunderlich Fiction: Jai Chakrabarti, Monica Ferrell, Manuel Gonzales, Deirdre McNamer, Stuart Nadler, Téa Obreht, Katy Simpson Smith, Taymour Soomro, Claire Vaye Watkins, Toya Wolfe Nonfiction: Eula Biss, Jenny Boully, Saeed Jones, Sabrina Orah Mark, Shawna Kay Rodenberg, Hugh Ryan

Binghamton University

Poetry: Tina Chang, Joseph Weil Fiction: Thomas Glave, Leslie L. Heywood, Liz Rosenberg, Jaimee Wriston-Colbert, Alexi Zentner Nonfiction: Leslie L. Heywood

Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University

Poetry: Julie Hensley, Young Smith Fiction: Julie Hensley, Nancy Jensen, Robert D. Johnson Nonfiction: Nancy Jensen, Robert D. Johnson, Evan J. Massey

Boise State University

Poetry: Martin Corless-Smith, Sara Nicholson, Taryn Schwilling Fiction: Mitch Wieland (Director), Anna Caritj Creative Nonfiction: Clyde Moneyhun

Boston University

Poetry: Andrea Cohen, Karl Kirchwey, Robert Pinsky Fiction: Leslie Epstein, Jennifer Haigh, Ha Jin

Boston University—MFA in Literary Translation

Odile Cazenave, Margaret Litvin, Petrus Liu, Christopher Maurer, Roberta Micaleff, Robert Pinsky (advising), Stephen Scully, Sassan Tabatabai, J. Keith Vincent, William Waters, Anna Zielinska-Elliott

Bowling Green State University

Poetry: Abigail Cloud, Sharona Muir, F. Dan Rzicznek, Larissa Szporluk, Jessica Zinz-Cheresnick Fiction: Joe Celizic, Lawrence Coates, Reema Rajbanshi, Michael Schulz

Brigham Young University

Poetry: Kimberly Johnson, Lance Larsen, Michael Lavers, John Talbot Fiction: Chris Crowe, Ann Dee Ellis, Spencer Hyde, Stephen Tuttle Nonfiction: Joey Franklin, Patrick Madden

Brooklyn College

Poetry: Julie Agoos, Ben Lerner Fiction: Joshua Henkin, Madeleine Thien Playwriting: Dennis A. Allen II, Elana Greenfield

Brown University

Poetry: Sawako Nakayasu, Matthew Shenoda, Eleni Sikelianos, Cole Swensen Fiction: Colin Channer, Laird Hunt, Karan Mahajan, Jacinda Townsend Cross Disciplinary & Digital Language Arts: John Cayley, Thalia Field, Sawako Nakayasu

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Getting Into A Writers Residency — The Ultimate Guide

Do you know what a writers residency is? This article will tell you all about it. Have you ever dreamed of being on a lovely, perhaps isolated island? A place where you can spend time writing, and engaging with writer peers while learning from established authors and publishers.

If you have, then what you should be looking for is how to get into a writers residency, workshop or retreat. The good news is there are thousands to pick from yearly. 

What is a Writers Residency?

A writer’s residency is typically organized to bring writers from different parts of the world under one space. It is a great opportunity for writers to take their craft to the next level.

During a residency, writers can expect to explore new ideas, terrains and receive direct feedback on their work while providing the same for their peers. Of course, they also get the much-needed time and space to focus on their work.

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The average writer writing from home will probably have a parent yelling in their ears, a spouse demanding attention, or a child who insists on following you everywhere. Even when none of those are the case, there is the threat of avolition or writer’s block which may come from being in the same space for too long. This is why every writer serious about developing a solid body of work should consider getting into a residency. 

However, the application process usually seems daunting to many. This article will break down the process of getting into a residency from start to finish and provide you with the best tips for acing your applications.

Before Applying for a Writers Residency

  • The Mindset

Before applying, you should understand that you will most likely not get into the first residency you apply to and that is okay. (If you do, congratulations on being a part of the lucky 1%)

Another point to note is that the fear of application requirements should deter you from applying. Many of the people who get certain opportunities aren’t always 100% qualified, but what matters is they do not count themselves out before the game begins. If everything you want is on the other side of fear, then frankly, a good application process should intimidate you. Feel the fear and apply, anyway. 

The first step in the application process is to research the different programs available. Many people are oblivious to the myriad of opportunities the internet is replete with. 

The lack of awareness of such opportunities is because people are not willing to do the work of searching for them.  I would advise taking out five to ten minutes daily to look for that opportunity that may change the trajectory of your life forever.

During the research process, it is important to give priority to the residencies happening in cities you love/ would like to explore, and opportunities that align with your vision for your work. If travelling does not excite you much, you may apply to digital residencies instead.

Other factors to consider when choosing where to apply include:

  • requirements, and

Note that while there are lots of fully funded opportunities, there are also scholarship schemes you can search out for residencies that are costly. Again, research is key.  

The Application

Get Your Big Three Ready   : The big three consists of your writing CV, your portfolio / writing sample and your cover letter. A residency application will always ask for at least one of these three. The best thing you can do is to have them prepared and constantly updated. You’re better off improving previous submissions than constantly starting from scratch.

  • CV/ Resume: A writing CV should mention the places you have previously been employed at in a writing related role- copywriting, editor/ editorial, UX writer , screenwriter, social media manager etc. Your writing CV is different from your portfolio. Learn how to write a successful CV .
  • Writing sample/ portfolio: Your portfolio is a compilation of your works fiction, articles as well as press news and other information that testify to your craftsmanship. If you are just starting out, you can create a portfolio with free web-hosting platforms. Feel free to insert medium or substack links, if you have one.  

Some residency applications may simply require you to attach your work samples, make sure you attach your best. 

  • Cover Letter/ inspiration: Do not use your cover letter to reiterate points that are already stated in your CV.  A good cover letter should show your inspiration, areas your work explore, your vision for your writing, your plan for the duration of the residency and why you think it will be helpful to you. 

An important addition that will give you an edge is to be clear on how your writing goals align with that of the fellowship. For example, if the residency hosts have a mission to see women empowered, you may decide to mention how your work explores human rights or gender equality themes.

Finally, remember that your fears and inadequacies can also make for a great story. 

Sample Cover Letter 

I am writing to express my interest in the writer’s residency program in

Italy. As an award-winning fiction writer from Nigeria, Nominated for [xxx prize] I am eager to explore new perspectives and cultures to inform my writing.

My passion for writing has been fueled by my interests [insert relevant interests]

As a woman of color, I believe it is essential to [State your inspiration] amplify marginalized voices and stories, and I am constantly seeking out new experiences and ideas to enrich

[Tie in to Organisers purpose and residency location] 

I hope to explore these themes further during my time in Italy, and to use my experiences to create complex and compelling female characters in my writing.

Italys culture has influenced so many aspects of the world, from art and architecture to cuisine and fashion and so I am excited to immerse myself in the

daily rhythms of Italian life, and to draw on these experiences to inspire my writing.

Finally, I am confident that my passion for writing and my dedication to exploring feminist themes in my work make me an excellent candidate for the

[End strong]

Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the vibrant

creative community in Italy.

Note: A cover letter for a residency is not the same letter for a magazine submission

Be Honest:  When applying, be honest with all questions. Avoid equivocating for the sake of being chosen.  

While you should highlight your achievements. Be sure that the information you are providing is true and can be factually verified.

Follow the Rules :  With all said above, remember rules are rules. If the application instruction specifies a double-line space formatting, do just that. Checking their FAQ page is also a great way to get more insight into the application process. If you look through, you will probably find answers to questions you may have had. 

Final Edits :  Editing is just as important as writing. Platforms like Google docs, Grammarly and Quillbot would be great for editing. Getting an extra pair of eyes on your work is also very important.

Submit in Time: Literal last-minute submissions are a terrible idea. For one, you are bound to make errors which are usually a turn-off to the applications committee.

In addition, the probability that a good number of people would be trying to submit at this time is high. This could usually cause a glitch in the host’s website. You don’t want to work so hard on an application without getting a chance to submit it.

After Applying

Track your Applications: Tr ack all applications on a Google sheet or a word document. It helps to know how much time to give before writing back for a response. It is also a great way to appreciate how much work you’re putting in (Or how much more you still need to do)

Keep your Hopes Up : Be optimistic. 

Getting a rejection shouldn’t deter you. It should fuel your fire for acceptance. However, with all the tips shared in this article, you should not fret, your first/next residency is right on the way.

Wishing you all the best in your applications. 

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Named for Bucknell's renowned literary alumnus and initiated in the fall of 1993, the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing offers up to four months of unfettered writing time for a writer working on a first or second book in any literary genre. The residency provides lodging in Bucknell's "Poets' Cottage" and a stipend of $5,000.

In the spring semester of 2024, the Stadler Center will accept applications for the 2024–25 Roth Residences (Aug.–Dec. 2024 and Jan.–May 2025). The application deadline for both residencies is Feb. 1, 2024. Please note: The Roth Residency is now open to writers in ANY literary genre: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, hybrid works, graphic fiction, etc.

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2023–24 Philip Roth Residents

Fall 2023 philip roth resident :.

Stadler Center 23 Glorius Piner

Glorious Piner is a poet, podcaster, professor and editorial assistant for Scoundrel Time literary magazine from West Philadelphia. She is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland's MFA program in Poetry and teaches literary studies and practice at the University of the Arts, where she received her BFA. Her work can be read in The American Poetry Review, The Florida Review, Conduit Magazine , in other journals and in two anthologies: Plume Poetry 10 and Giovanni's Room Bookstore's Queerbook .

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Stadler Center 2023 Ziggy Rom

Zee Carlstrom (they/them) is a genderqueer writer from Illinois. Their debut novel, Make Sure You Die Screaming , is forthcoming from Flatiron Books .

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  • Fall 2022, Alberto Reyes Morgan (fiction)
  • Spring 2022, Andres Vaamonde (fiction)
  • Fall 2021, no resident
  • Spring 2021, Bonnie Chau (fiction)
  • Fall 2020, David Joseph (fiction)
  • Spring 2020, Leah Hampton (fiction)
  • Fall 2019, Monterica Sade Neil (nonfiction)
  • Spring 2019, Sophie Klahr (poetry)
  • Fall 2018, Aurora Masum-Javed (poetry)
  • Spring 2018, Meghan Lamb (prose)
  • Fall 2017, Ngwah Mbo-Nkweti (prose)
  • Spring 2017, Raena Shirali (poetry)
  • Fall 2016, Jessica Frank (poetry)
  • Spring 2016, Martha Park (prose)
  • Fall 2015, Christina Nichol (prose)
  • Spring 2015, Diana Khoi Nguyen (poetry)
  • Fall 2014, Corey Miller (poetry)
  • Spring 2014, Alexander Lumans (prose)
  • Fall 2013, Tennessee Jones (prose)
  • 2012-13 Justin Boening (poetry)
  • 2011-12 Smith Henderson (prose)
  • 2010-11 Leslie Harrison (poetry)
  • 2009-10 Mike Scalise (prose)
  • 2008-09 Eduardo Corral (poetry)
  • 2007-08 Rajesh Parameswaran (fiction)
  • 2006-07 Beth Martinelli (poetry)

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Our quarterly roundup of fellowships, residencies, and prizes accepting applications., february 18, 2022, all disciplines.

The ARMSTRONG NOW 2022 Artist-in-Residence

The ARMSTRONG NOW 2022 Artist-in-Residence program provides emerging artists with a platform to create new work inspired by the vast collection of artifacts and documents in the Armstrong Archives . In 2022, two applicants will each receive a one-time $10,000 award.

Location: Queens, NY

Deadline: March 15, 2022 

Residency Period: Artists work through Spring of 2022; final presentation due before December 1, 2022.

The Mesa Refuge Residency

Mesa Refuge welcomes a diverse group of writers, filmmakers, audio journalists, and other creatives—both emerging and established—who are defining and/or offering solutions to the pressing issues of our time. Particularly, the residency supports writers focusing on “ideas at the edge” of the areas of nature, human economy, and social equity.

Location : Point Reyes Station, CA

Deadline : June 1, 2022

Residency Period:  Two weeks, September – November, 2022

Millay Colony for the Arts Core Residency

The historic Core Residency program offers a creative cohort of six to seven other residents, private bedrooms and studios, and use of the Alumni and Nancy Graves Memorial libraries. Several fellowships available.

Location: Hudson Valley, NY

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Residency Period: August – October, 2022.

NES Artist Residency

NES Artist Residency was founded in March 2008 in Skagaströnd, a small town in North West Iceland. As one of the largest residencies in Iceland, NES currently hosts between 90–120 artists per year. NES provides artists with a workspace and living quarters within Skagaströnd, and the freedom to create as they wish. NES is a family-friendly residency and invites artists with children to apply.

Location: Skagaströnd, Iceland

Deadline: Rolling

Residency Period: Rolling

Creative Capital Awards

Creative Capital hosts an annual competition, with this year’s theme of “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact." They will select 50 artists in Performing Arts, Technology, and Literature to award project funding in varying amounts up to $50,000. Creative Capital is looking for innovative, genre-stretching projects exploring the relationships between social, economic, and environmental justice. 

Location: New York, NY

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Norton Island Residency for Writers & Artists

Every summer, the Norton Island Residency for Writers & Artists hosts established writers, artists, and musicians so they may develop and share their work in an extraordinarily beautiful and remote wilderness setting, equipped with facilities to accommodate residents’ uninterrupted work. 

Location: Norton Island, Maine

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Residency Period: Session 1: July 5-15, 2022; Session 2: July 25-August 4, 2022

Bogliasco Foundation

The Bogliasco Foundation offers approximately 60 fellowships to artists and scholars interested in an array of disciplines. The foundation offers month-long residences to stay in Bogliasco, a coastal, fishing village located seven miles south of Genoa. Winners receive a private room, workspace, meals, and are invited to cultural events in Bogliasco and Genoa. There is a $30 application fee and three letters of recommendation are required. 

Location: Bogliasco, Italy

Deadline: April 15, 2022

Residency Period: 32-33 days in given season: Fall (mid-September to the third week of December), Spring (early January to the third week of May)

LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists

The LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists program will provide critical support to early career Native artists with one-year awards of $10,000 to develop and realize new projects. The program will consist of a suite of activities that includes grantmaking, artist professional development, and artist convening. This opportunity is primarily for developing artists at a launching point in their career. 

Deadline: March 16, 2022 

Residency Period:   August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2023

Creative Capital x Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions

Launched in 2017 in honor of the Hewlett Foundation’s 50th anniversary, the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions initiative celebrates the foundation’s longstanding commitment to the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions initiative seeks applications from nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area partnering with artists for new performance-based projects that center the use of emerging media arts technologies. They will award ten commissions of $150,000 to new works in media art to premiere in the Bay Area between 2022–2025. 

Location : San Francisco Bay Area

Deadline: Letter of Inquiry by March 8, 2022; Final Application by May 18, 2022

Residency Period: Project must be completed between 2022–2025

Black Immersive Creators Grant

The Black Immersive Creators Grant is a new initiative founded by leaders in the experiential space. This is an annual grant in the amount of $10,000 given to Black-identifying creators.

Deadline: Feb 28, 2022

Award Period : Six months from award 

The Shed Open Call  

Open Call embraces proposals for new works in disciplines including the visual arts, theater, dance, music, performance, spoken word, literary arts, film, fashion, art and technology, social practice, and new media, as well as across multiple and new disciplines. The Shed will support selected projects with a commissioning fee of up to $15,000 of producing stewardship per artist or collective, paid in installments associated with specified milestones.

Location: New York City 

Deadline: February 21, 2022  

Residency Period: Selected projects will be presented between Summer 2023 and 2024

2023 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship

Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships support Minnesota and New York City-based artists across eight artistic fields. Support is directed to artists who are at an early point in their careers, generally in their 2nd–10th year as a generative artist. Fellows receive $50,000 over two consecutive years ($25,000 each year) to support their time and expenses for the creation of new work, artistic development and/or professional artistic career development.

Location: New York City and Minnesota 

Deadline: May 4th, 2022 

Fellowship Period: Two consecutive years

Vera List Center Fellowship

Vera List Center Fellowships provide emerging artists, writers, scholars, and activists the opportunity to draw from the curatorial, academic, and professional resources of the Vera List Center and The New School. Fellows will receive a $15,000 stipend, and the resulting fellowship projects will be presented to the public through the Vera List Center’s interdisciplinary public programs and institutional networks. The theme of the 2022-2024 cycle is Correction* .

Deadline: March 13, 2022 

Residency Period : Two years

Takt Berlin A.I.R

Takt invites a variety of artists looking for diversity, across all mediums, and ranging from the emerging to the established. Takt is primarily English-speaking.

Location: Berlin, Germany

Deadline: Contact by email, available on site

Residency Period: Six months 

Ucross Foundation Residency

Ucross provides each artist with living accommodations, meals, workspace, and uninterrupted time so that the artists can focus on their creative process. The residency program is open to visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, performance artists, and collaborative teams. Applicants must exhibit professional standing in their field; both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply.

Location: Clearmont, WY

Application Due: March 1, 2022

Residency Period: August to early December 2022

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency

Since 1971, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) has provided uninterrupted time and space for artists to produce the finest works of literature, visual art, and music. VCCA hosts over 400 Fellows each year at two locations: Mt. San Angelo in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Amherst, Virginia, and the Moulin à Nef, in Auvillar France.

Location: Amherst, VA and Auvillar France

Deadline: May 15, 2022 

Residency Period: October 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022

NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication

Through NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation jointly support individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be considered under this opportunity, an applicant’s plans for digital publication must be integral to the project’s research goals. Maximum $5,000 award.

Deadline: April 20, 2022

Residency Period: 6–12 months

2022 Book Art Research Fellowship

Researchers and scholars in art history, literature, book history, library science, or museum studies that are based in the US are invited to submit research proposals that draw upon the Center for Book Art’s unique collections of materials related to book art. Fellows will receive a stipend, access to CBA’s collections, and institutional support during the research process. 

Location : New York City, New York 

Deadline : February 20, 2022

Fellowship Period : 2–3 weeks 

De-ateliers Residency

De Ateliers offers a two-year studio and tutoring program that is best tailored to the needs of emerging artists at the beginning of their professional career. The program is centered around weekly individual studio conversations with regular and guest tutors, most of whom are practicing artists.

Location : Amsterdam, Netherlands

Application Due : March 1, 2022

Residency Period: Two years

Vermont Studio Center Residency

During each session, Visiting Artists and Visiting Writers are invited to join presentations, craft talks, one-on-one manuscript consultations, and individual studio visits. Residents can also enjoy open studio nights, resident presentations, and exhibition openings. The campus features include a print shop, digital lab, as well as metal, wood, and ceramic facilities.

Location: Johnson, VT

Deadline: Applications will open mid–2022 

Residency Period: 2-4 weeks 

Creative Rebuild New York’s Artist Employment Program

Creatives Rebuild New York’s (CRNY) Artist Employment Program (AEP) will fund employment for up to 300 artists in collaboration with dozens of community-based organizations across New York State for two years. Participating artists will receive a salary of $65,000 per year, plus benefits, with dedicated time to focus on their practice. Participating organizations will receive funds that range between $25,000 and $100,000 per year to support artists’ employment.

Location:  New York State 

Deadline: March 25, 2022 

Residency Period: June 2022 – June 2024 

Creatives Rebuild New York’s Guaranteed Income for Artists

Creatives Rebuild New York’s Guaranteed Income for Artists program will provide 2,400 artists with regular, no-strings-attached, cash payments of $1,000 per month for 18 consecutive months. 

Location: New York State 

Award Period: Notification of selection on April 15, 2022 with next steps

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Artist in residence at the Open Studio Residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine.

Haystack’s Open Studio Residency

Haystack’s Open Studio Residency supports approximately 50 participants—from the craft field and other creative disciplines—who have two weeks of uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, jewelry, and wood) to develop ideas and experiment in various media. 

Location:  Deer Isle, Maine 

Application Due:  March 1, 2021

Residency Period:  May 23 – June 4, 2021

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Since the program began in 1982, over 3500 artists have been served from the US and around the world. Due to COVID-19 and the immense stress it has put on artists, Atlantic Center for the Arts is offering FULL scholarships to all accepted artists.

Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL

Application Due:  Residency #187: May 08, 2022; Residency #188: September 18, 2022

Residency Period: Residency #187: October 09, 2022 – October 29, 2022; Residency #188: February 12, 2023 – March 04, 2023

Clay Studio Resident Artist Program

One of the longest ceramic residencies in the world, The Clay Studio Resident Artist Program allows artists to become successful members of The Clay Studio community and the Philadelphia art community while living in an urban environment for up to five years. Three references are required.

Location: Philadelphia, PA 

Deadline: April 1, 2022 

Residency Period: Up to five years

UCROSS Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists

In 2020, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) granted Ucross funds to continue the program for visual artists and expand its reach to include Native American writers. Those selected for the fellowship are offered a four-week residency, a stipend of $2,000, and a featured gallery exhibition at Ucross the following year.

Residency Period:  4 weeks, August – December 2022

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC)

The Artist Residency Program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media. Artists have the unique opportunity to gain exposure and make connections as museum goers can visit the artists’ studios and watch the artists at work.

Location: Houston

Deadline: March 1, 2022 

Residency Period: Residencies available in three-, six-, nine-, and 12-month time periods beginning in September and ending in August

Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residencies

The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; print-making skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking techniques is available for new Keyholders. Technical assistance is not included in the program, but is available at additional cost.

Residency Period: Year-long residencies starting on April 1, 2022 and October 1, 2022

MacDowell Residencies & Fellowships

A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees.

Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire

Deadline:  Sep 10, 2022

Residency Period: Mar 1 – Aug 31, 2023

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program

Well known by visual artists as the "Gift of Time", the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program gifts studio-based visual artists the opportunity to concentrate on their work in a collegial environment for a year. Artists are granted a large, open studio and housing in a complex of six houses  located on fifty acres of land. A stipend of $800 per month is offered along with $100 for a spouse/partner and $200 per child living with the grantee. 

Location: Roswell, New Mexico

Residency Period: Year-long residencies, start dates are staggered


The Contemporary Art residency supports 5 emerging to mid-career artists pursuing innovative projects with a year-long rent-free studio space in Brooklyn, NY. Artists will receive feedback via studio visits and mentorship, a stipend of $2,500, and resources to enable them to develop their visions. An Open Studio event will take place during the residency period to share works in progress with the public.

Location:  Brooklyn, NY

Deadline:  March 10, 2022

Residency Period:  Year-long residencies

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Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency, Twitchell Lake, New York.

Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency

The Adirondack Center for Writing welcomes poets, fiction writers, and non-fiction writers to their lodge on Twitchell Lake. Three of the writers are selected from the Adirondack region and three are selected from anywhere in the world. 

Location: Twitchell Lake, NY

Deadline: April 15 – May 15, 2022

Residency Dates: September 25 – October 9, 2022

The American Library In Paris Visiting Fellowship

The American Library in Paris awards fellowships to writers and researchers who are interested in pursuing a creative project for a month or longer and want to engage in the intellectual life of the American Library. Applicants should be working on a fiction or non-fiction book project or a feature length documentary film that contributes to cross-cultural discourse. Winners are awarded a $5,000 stipend at the start of their fellowship period. 

Location: Paris

Residency Period: There are two one-month fellowship periods, one in fall and one in spring — dates to be announced

The Kerouac Project

As a writer-in-residence, you will spend approximately three months in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums . Writers-in-residence will have their utilities covered and be given a food stipend of $1,000. All you are required to do as a writer-in-residence is attend a Welcome Potluck dinner, a Final Reading of your work at the Kerouac House, and give a public reading at Valencia College. 

Location: College Park, Florida

Deadline: March 20, 2022

Residency Period:

Fall 2022: September 1 – November 20

Winter 2022: December 1 – February 17

Spring 2023: March 1 – May 21

Summer 2023 June 1 – August 20 

UCROSS Fellowship for Native American Writers

Two Ucross Fellowships for Native American Writers will be awarded this year. Those selected for the fellowship are offered a four-week residency, a stipend of $2,000, and an opportunity to present work publicly. While only one fellowship winner will be selected for each session, all applicants will have the option of being considered for a regular Ucross residency.

National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative non-fiction) and poetry. The program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY 2023, fellowships in poetry are available. Fellowships in prose will be offered in FY 2024. You may apply only once each year.

Deadline: March 10, 2022 

Fellowship Period: Up to two years 

The Bard Fiction Prize  

The Bard Fiction Prize is awarded to an emerging writer who is an American citizen aged 39 years or younger at the time of application. In addition to a $30,000 cash award, the winner receives an appointment as writer in residence at Bard College for one semester, without the expectation that he or she teach traditional courses. The recipient gives at least one public lecture and meets informally with students.

Location : Annandale-on-Hudson, New York  

Deadline : June 15, 2022

Residency Period : One year

Blackacre Writing Residency

The Blackacre Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead, in conjunction with Baltic Writing Residency, is pleased to offer a Writing Residency in Louisville, Kentucky. Six writers will be chosen to receive a $200 honorarium, access to an automobile, and residency for 1–2 weeks in a furnished house on the grounds offering all of the modern domestic necessities.

Location: Louisville, KY

Residency Period: 1-2 weeks

Hugo House Writer-in-Residence

Hugo House writers-in-residence receive a monthly stipend, paid teaching opportunities, and the time and space to complete a manuscript. Applicants should have a specific artistic project they are working on during their residency and should have a special interest in helping other writers become better. The program also gives writers in Seattle an opportunity to receive writing guidance and advice by a published writer, free of charge. 

Location: Seattle, WA

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Residency Period: September 15, 2022 – June 15, 2023

Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award

Held annually in memory of poet Lexi Rudnitsky (1972-2005), the Editor's Choice Award is open to any American citizen living anywhere in the world, or anyone living in the United States regardless of residency status, with at least one previous collection of poems. The winner receives publication and $2,000.

Deadline: March 7, 2022

Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award

Writers from the state of Nebraska are invited to apply for the 2022 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. One fiction writer and one poet will be selected. Winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with top literary professionals, including editors, agents, publishers, and prominent writers. This year’s judges are Ru Freeman for fiction and Sandra Lim for poetry.

The PEN America Free Expression Essay Competition

PEN America is inviting submissions for a new national student essay competition about the role of free expression in today’s world. Open to high school or college students. PEN America is offering a total of $15,000 in prizes to the competition winners. 

Deadline: April 15, 2022 

US Writers Aid Initiative

The U.S. Writers Aid Initiative is intended to assist fiction and non-fiction authors, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, translators, and journalists. To be eligible, applicants must be based in the United States, be professional writers, and be able to demonstrate that this one-time grant will be meaningful in helping them to address an emergency situation. All recipients of emergency funding will be given a complimentary one-year PEN America membership.

Deadline : Rolling

PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History

The PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History recognizes a literary work of non-fiction that uses oral history to illuminate an event, individual, place, or movement. Past winners include Sharony Green, Loida Maritza Pérez, Nyssa Chow, and Aleksandar Hemon. Beginning with the 2021 grant conferral, they will confer two grants with increased cash prizes of $15,000 each. 

Application Due: April 1 – June 1, 2022

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Parijat Desai, How Do I Become WE . Artist in residency at BRIClab: Performing Arts residency, Brooklyn, New York.

Performing Arts and Media Art


The BRIClab: Performing Arts residency track is for New York City-based performing artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater, and multidisciplinary performance. A stipend of $2,500, artist studio space, a mentor with industry experience relevant to your project, and tech support for projects will be provided. 

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Residency Period: 12 days

Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants

This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must demonstrate an urgent and critical need for emergency support in order to apply. 

Location: National, artists living outside of the East and West coast encouraged to apply 

Award Period: Expenses up to a three-month period 

The Franklin Furnace Fund

Initiated in 1985 with the support of Jerome Foundation , Franklin Furnace annually awards grants to early career artists ranging between $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York City. Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply; however, artists selected by the panel are expected to present their work in New York City. Full-time students are ineligible. 

Location: New York City, NY

Award Period: One year 


The BRIClab: Video Art residency track is a year-long residency for professional, local visual artists who have a desire to explore video and audio as distinct mediums, or as part of an interdisciplinary practice. Artist applications are received through an open call and chosen by a panel of artist alumni and BRIClab program managers. A stipend of $2,500, free courses and equipment, a mentor with industry experience relevant to your project, and a public screening of your work upon completion and more will be provided. 

Deadline:  March 10, 2022 

Residency Period:  Rolling


The BRIClab: Film + TV residency track incubates innovative and ambitious documentary filmmakers working on a short form, episodic, or feature length non-fiction film. Three residencies will be awarded to create opportunities for emerging and mid-career filmmakers. A stipend of $2500, up to $6000 towards production cost, access to BRIC’s Media Education courses, production studios, and post-production resources, a mentor with industry experience relevant to your project, and a public screening of your work upon completion and more will be provided. 

Deadline:  March 10, 2022  

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2024 fall residency program.

Please note we will be selecting one resident for each of our Fall Programs. Residents may stay for any length of time within the dates of their awarded residency.

2024 Fall Residencies

Eligibility, applications, fee waivers.

An Open (Tin) House: Residency Edition Executive Director Lance Cleland and Director of Online Programs A.L. Major hosted an open house to discuss applying to the Tin House Residency program. Topics included what makes for a stand-out residency application, what to do if you have previously applied and have not been selected, and if residents can meet Mingus, the Residency pup. View the recording here .

Parents Residency September This residency is open to writers with children 18 years of age or younger (as of March 1st, 2024).

General Residency October This residency is intended for any writer working on a full-length manuscript.

We accept applications in the following genres: Fiction (novel/short), Nonfiction, Poetry, and Graphic Novel, as well as the translation of any of those genres.

When applicable, applicants may be under contract to publish the book they are applying with.

International writers may apply. 

Former Residents may not apply. Former Scholars and past Workshop faculty may apply.

You must be 21 years of age or older by the start date of the residency you are applying for.

The Tin House Resident will be housed in a 900 square ft. studio apartment next to the Tin House Workshop office in Northwest Portland.  The apartment includes a full kitchen, bathroom, and a small living room/office with WiFi. There are several coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery stores within walking distance of the apartment and access to public transit.

Please note this is a second-floor apartment that is only accessible by stairs. If a Resident cannot use the apartment due to accessibility, we will work with the Resident to provide alternative housing options (at no cost to the Resident). 

Partners and children are welcome to accompany Residents. Though the studio apartment features one queen bed,  Cribs/Pack ‘n Play/Air Mattresses will be available upon request.

Each Residency comes with a $1500 stipend, a 100$ Lyft credit, and a public reading/reception at Bishop & Wilde . Residents may also have an opportunity to meet (virtually) with editors from Tin House Books and participate in other gatherings with members of Portland’s literary community.

We ask for one unpublished writing sample. In addition to the writing sample, the application includes several questions about your project.

For SF/Novel/NF, 6,000 words or less. If you are submitting an excerpt, please include a synopsis. For poetry, six poems, totaling no more than 20 pages. For GN, 30 pages or less of combined graphics/text. Translation: Please follow the requirements for the genre in the original language and submit both your translation and the original text.

No reference letters, please.

Applications are read by Tin House Workshop staff and our 2023 Reading Fellows. Our panel makes selections based on the writing sample, artist statement, residency plans, and through the lens of our core values.

Tin House offers a limited number of application fee waivers for our Residencies. We will be distributing these waivers on a first-come, first-serve basis. As an applicant, you can also Pay It Forward to help cover the cost of another writer’s application fee.

 To inquire about a waiver, p lease email [email protected] with the subject line “Residency Fee Waiver.” Please wait until applications are open to do so. 

All additional funds will be transferred to our next residency application period.

2025 Residencies

2025 Winter Residencies Dates: January & February 2024 Type: General & Debut 40 Applications Open:  July 1st, 2024 Deadline: TBA

2025 Summer Residencies Dates: June, July, August, 2024 Type: Trans, General, First Book Applications Open: October 1st, 2024 Deadline: TBA

2025 Fall Residencies Dates: September & October Type: Parents & General Applications Open: March 2025 Deadline: TBA

Residency Descriptions 

Debut 40: This residency is intended for writers over forty years of age who have not yet published a full-length book. 

First Book: This residency is intended for debut writers who have not yet published a full-length book. Applicants may be under contract but cannot be scheduled to publish their debuts until 2025. Chapbooks and self-published works do not count toward this requirement.

First Residency: This residency is intended for debut writers who have not attended a juried residential program for any length of time nor are scheduled to do so in 2024/2025 (at the time of applying). Applicants may be under contract but cannot be scheduled to publish their debuts until 2025. Chapbooks and self-published works do not count toward this requirement.

General: This residency is intended for any writer working on a full-length manuscript.

Parents Residency: This residency is intended to support writers with children 18 or younger.

Trans Author Residency: This residency is intended to support writers who identify as trans.

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Writers' Residency At Linden Place

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Now, we want you to be part of our literary lineage by bringing a creative point of view to our history. The Linden Place Writers’ Residency is a no-cost, daytime only residency program that gives creative writers the tools to discover, engage, examine, and interpret Linden Place’s people, events, setting, and artifacts through a contemporary lens.


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The stories of those who lived and worked here speak to issues of enslavement, colonialism, early industry, class divides, philanthropy, and the agency of women. In all, it is fertile ground for creative writers to re-interpret, re-examine, and expound on history through contemporary viewpoints. Could you imagine Linden Place as the backdrop of a LGBTQ+ historic romance? Could you envision a superhero narrative with a freed African as the central figure? Could you see a Young Adult novel where the teen protagonist discovers a portal to the past through one of the museum’s paintings? Could you pen a classic mystery where Ethel Barrymore, one of our former occupants and most popular actresses of her day, goes missing while visiting here? Could you write a narrative essay about your life that draws parallels to the lives of the widowed women who’ve resided here? Could you create an anti-racist rock opera that sheds light on the DeWolf slave traders? Could you conceive of a screenplay with a pivotal scene taking place in our gardens? These ideas represent the kind of varied, thought-provoking, contemporary works that we aim to foster through the writers’ residency. We believe the work that comes out of the program will be a gateway for an expanded understanding and re-examination of our complex history.


The Linden Place Writers’ Residency (LPWR) is a free, month-long, daytime-only residency for creative writers wishing to interpret the museum's complicated history through a creative lens.

Three esteemed judges will select 6 residents  to join us for the residency month of April. Each writer receives:

  • A free audio tour
  • On-site workspace through the month of April
  • Research support from museum professionals
  • A $100 travel stipend
  • ½ hour one-on-one consults with sensitivity reader Renee Harleston of  Writing Diversely
  • Press and publicity
  • An audience to hear works in progress
  • 50% off accommodations at the  Bradford-Dimond-Norris House B&B  next door for the month of April

our 2024 judges

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OCTAVIA MCBRIDE-AHEBEE 's poems present human relationships within the context of global inequality. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies including For Harriet, Badilisha Poetry Exchange, Fingernails Across The Chalkboard: Poetry And Prose on HIV/AIDS From the Black Diaspora, and elsewhere. McBride-Ahebee's poetry collections include Assuming Voices (Lit Pot Press) and Where My Birthmark Dances (Finishing Line Press). Her work is informed by the convergence of cultures and the many ways people move throughout the world. Her poetry consists of narrative vignettes that are dense, emotionally difficult, yet honest.

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LPWR is open to all levels of creative writer including beginner, mid-career, hobbyist, or seasoned writers, who will create a  new work  while they are in residence. They must be at least 18 years old and meet one of the following criteria: Have Rhode Island as a primary residence at least 9 months of the year or live along the Massachusetts border within 25 miles of Linden Place.

Former writers’ in residence must wait 3 years to apply to the program again.


Fo r application writing samples and proposed works while in residence we accept fiction (all genres), narrative non-fiction, poetry, screenplays, and plays.


Writers will be expected to start a new writing project while in residence and work on site at Linden Place for a minimum of 9 hours during the month of April, with no more than 5 visits. Writers are also required to attend the reading of their works in progress and community discussion in early/mid-June. 


Every judging panel includes a mix of professional creative writers and experts in early Black history. Our 2024 judges are Octavia McBride-Ahebee , historian Seth Rockman , and author Chaya Bhuvaneswar . Past judges were Padma Venkatraman , Jennifer Lighty , Adam McNeil , Daisy Abreu , Robert Isenberg , Eirene Tran Donahue , and Marco McWilliams . There are two rounds of judging. Individual submissions are first judged on social impact of the statement of intent, creativity, and merit of the writing sample. For the second and final round of judging, evaluators are looking at all previously stated criteria as well as curating a collective group of writers who represent diversity in as many areas as possible. We do not employ a blind judging process. You can read why in  this article .

2023 Writers in Residence


Our 2023 residents s tarted projects that included a Sci-Fi social commentary where Linden Place is up for auction as an NFT,  poems about Linden Place’s history from the perspective of the linden trees on the property, a set of short stories that put a paranormal spin on the house’s history, poems based on documented enslaved people connected with the DeWolf family, speculative nonfiction about Samuel P. Colt’s connection to the firearms industry, creative nonfiction exploring feelings about wedding celebrations being held at sites of enslavement, sestina poems that give voice to Black, queer, enslaved, and other people erased from the museum’s history, and a queer, gothic fantasy novel set at the turn of the 20 th century.

Pictured  L to R: Galen Auer, Erin Vachon, Susan Resnick, Candace Breen, Teresa DeFlitch, Gail Burton; Not pictured: Loren Walker, Cassandra Bousquet

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Our 2022 residents s tarted projects that included a wrenching poetry collection about the DeWolf’s Cuban sugar plantations, a moving and vibrant poetry collection about African American barber Daniel Tanner, a gripping murder mystery movie script about the lives and lies of the house’s servants, a biting and dynamic play about Samuel Colt’s privileged life, a heart pounding horror novel that found Charlotte DeWolf battling forces in the home stemming from her husband’s work in the slave trade, a transportive LGBTQ+ romance novel that brought the home’s interior and occupants to life with remarkable detail, a spare and precious set of haikus about the spiral staircase and other unique objects in the collection, and a gorgeously crafted novella about a civil war heroine who was based on a real person.

Pictured  L to R: Ben Jolivet, Mia Manzotti, Rebecca Siemering, Curtis Perdue, Rochelle Leach, Kate Lane, Genesis Barrera, Elizabeth Maligranda

Applications are due on March 7, 2024 by 8:00 p.m. ET. We highly recommend you download and read this Linden Place factsheet before applying.

Guidelines for submission.

The residency is open to writers of all genres of fiction and narrative non-fiction, poets, screenwriters, and playwrights 18 and older who primarily reside in Rhode Island or live within 25 miles of Linden Place. Beginner, mid-career, hobbyist, and established writers are welcome to apply.

Writers will primarily be judged on the merit of their writing and Statement of Intent. However, we will also look at individuals within the context of the larger whole in order to ensure our 8 residents represent a diversity of viewpoints, life experiences, and genres.

In addition to the residency application, writers must submit one of the following for consideration: 5 consecutive pages of fiction or narrative nonfiction, or 7-10 pages of poetry, or 10-15 consecutive pages of a screenplay or play.


February 1st  – Applications open

February 15 th – Early bird deadline

March 7 th – Applications due by 8:00 p.m. ET

March 25 th – Residents announced

March 26 th – April 1 st – Residents schedule tour & visits

Month of April – Residency at Linden Place

April 25 th – Progress report due

May – Writers continue to work from home

May 26 th – Residents submit works-in-progress for excerpt selection

Early to mid June (weeknight) – Community reading and discussion of works in progress


This is a no-cost residency. All writers will receive a $100 stipend to cover travel and related expenses.

The residency application requires a fee to help cover the project administrator’s stipend and judges’ honorariums. Applications received by early bird deadline of February 15 th will receive discounted fee of $12 . After that date the application fee will be $17. There is an additional $3 processing fee if using a credit card. If you’d like to avoid a processing fee, you may pay by check or cash. To do so please contact us at [email protected]. Applicants with financial hardship for whom the fee is a barrier are asked to email us at [email protected] for fee reduction or waiver.

In line with our mission to serve the community, the reading and discussion event will be free of charge.

Writers-in-Residence will be able to take the self-guided tour and work in our spaces at times that are convenient to them and allow the ability to control the amount of people they interface with. They will be provided with masks, if necessary, and hand sanitizer, as well as with access to clean restroom facilities. The mansion where they will be working has many spaces, allowing for ample distancing from others. If working during our visitor hours or interfacing with staff, they may opt to wear a mask. The community reading and discussion event is held outdoors and in our spacious ballroom with social distancing and windows open for airflow. If a resident or attendee has additional concerns, we will find suitable adaptations. Judging of the entrants’ applications will take place online and over Zoom and, thus, pose no risk to jurors.


Linden Place Writers’ Residency is committed to fostering accessibility in all aspects of the program in order to ensure that all writers in our community have the accommodations and support necessary for a successful writing experience. At present, Linden Place’s self-guided tour is available in both audio and text formats for anyone with visual or hearing impairment. We have wheelchair-accessible bathrooms and our museum’s first floor is accessible via wheelchair ramp. Tours and research related to the 2nd floor will be done via video livestream with the program administrator. Quiet spaces are available for people with anxiety or overstimulation issues. For the community reading event, accommodations can be made for anyone with disabilities that may impede or prevent public speaking, such as anxiety disorders or speech language impairment. Our goal is to remove all barriers to entry and participation in the program.


The residency program is administered by Leigh Medeiros, an award-winning screenwriter, two-time RISCA Screenwriting Merit Fellow, and author of The 1-Minute Writer: 396 Microprompts to Spark Creativity and Recharge Your Writing . She has worked in the arts for nearly 30 years. For the past 16 years she has been a writing mentor, coach, and developmental editor for screenwriters and non-fiction authors. Her creative work has been featured in SPIN, The Boston Globe, Outside, Food Network magazine, Uppercase, and Rhode Island Monthly. 


This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

RESIDENCY Partners and sponsors 

LitArtsRI supports Rhode Island's creators of the written, spoken and illustrated word through community events, free and low-cost business services and coworking space.

The School One Literary Center serves adult writers and young authors, from beginners to professionals. Known for Write Rhode Island, a creative writing program for teens, our Center offers an annual creative writing contest, after-school classes, an intensive summer program and other opportunities for students to find their voice and explore their creativity.

Bristol Historical & Preservation Society  stimulates interest in the history of Bristol, Rhode Island, through education, research, and the collection and preservation of historic objects.

Writing Diversely is dedicated to helping writers create diverse and inclusive stories. Their team of editors and readers offers a full range of editing, writing, and consulting services.

Roger Williams University Department of English and Creative Writing is committed to providing students with a dynamic, hands-on education that focuses on project-based learning experiences that prepare students for a wide variety of professional careers in areas including publishing, journalism, public relations, advocacy, and marketing. 

Bradford-Dimond-Norris House Bed and Breakfast in Bristol, Rhode Island provides our writers with discounted accommodations for the month of April.

The Greenery   in Warren, Rhode Island spruces up our writing desks with fresh floral bouquets throughout the month of April.

2024 LINDEN PLACE WRITERS’ RESIDENCY APPLICATION - the 2024 submission period is now closed.

To apply for the Linden Place Writers’ Residency please complete the following three steps. All three steps must be complete in order for your application to be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Leigh at [email protected] .

STEP 1: Pay application fee HERE .    

STEP 2: Fill out personal information below. All fields are required.

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Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) Resident Keioui Keijaun Thomas. Photo: Rikki Porter Photography.

Looking for grants, residencies, and open calls? You’re in the right place. Every month, Creative Capital compiles a list of opportunities for artists of all disciplines.

April’s list includes the Fire Island Artist Residency, exclusively for artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, intersex, two-spirit or queer; the NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, which provides $5,000 per month to scholars pursuing interpretive research projects; and The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, open April 12-May 18, which provides $15,000 to $50,000 to writers who write about contemporary visual art! Discover more below.

Bemis Center Sound Art + Experimental Music Artists-in-Residence Open Call Omaha, Nebraska Deadline: April 1, 2022

This program offers two artists working in sound, composition, voice, and experimental genres and tools, a private live/work studio and access to the Bemis Center’s Sound Studio. Selected artists will also recieve a $2,000 USD monthly stipend, a $750 USD travel stipend, a $7,000 USD materials budget, and a $1,600 USD shipping budget. Application fee: $40

The Franklin Furnace Fund Grant Deadline: April 1, 2022

The Franklin Furnace Fund supports early career artists interested in producing major performance art works in New York City. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000 and will be allocated according to a peer reviewed panel.

Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants Deadline: April 1, 2022

This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship Paris, France Deadline: April 1, 2022

This opportunity is open to writers and researchers wishing to pursue a creative project for a month or longer while participating actively in the intellectual life of the American Library. Applicants should be working on a book project, fiction or non-fiction, or a feature-length documentary film, that contributes to cross-cultural discourse. Recipients will be provided with a $5,000 stipend.

Clay Studio Resident Artist Program Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Deadline: April 1, 2022

The Clay Studio Resident Artist Program offers individuals the opportunity to further develop their work, to establish professional contacts and standards, and to work within a community of like-minded individuals in an urban environment for up to three years. Each resident will be given a personal studio space, a solo exhibition, teaching opportunities, and $250/month stipend.

New York Artadia Grant New York, New York Deadline: April 1, 2022

Artadia identifies innovative visual artists through an open application and supports them with unrestricted financial awards worth $10,000. The New York cycle is open to visual artists living and working within any eligible boroughs.

Bemis Center Artists-in-Residence Open Call Omaha, Nebraska Deadline: April 8, 2022

The Bemis Center offers artists-in-residence private live/work studios, a $1,000 USD monthly stipend, and access to installation and production spaces for sculpture and ceramics and a Sound Studio for rehearsing and recording. Application fee: $40

Changing Climate Residency Santa Fe, New Mexico Deadline: April 10, 2022

Santa Fe Art Institute’s thematic residency program is open to individual artists, Collaborations, and families of all artistic disciplines whose work addresses the global impact of climate change. Awards of $500 are also available to selected BIPOC artists residing in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Texas, or Oklahoma.

New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation Artist in Residency Program Brooklyn, New York Deadline: April 11, 2022

This program supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies. The program is open to both International and US-Based artists, creating a shared space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time.

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) Cherry Grove, New York Deadline: April 15, 2022

This residency exclusively for visual artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, intersex, two-spirit or queer, is accepting applications for its summer program. Artists will share a live/work space for four-weeks in the secluded beach community of Cherry Grove, NY, an historic LGBTQ settlement. Application fee: $40

Bethany Arts Community Multidisciplinary Residency Ossining, New York Deadline: April 15, 2022

Bethany Arts Community offers residencies to emerging and established artists across disciplines for the development of both new works and works in progress. The Multidisciplinary Residency includes room, board and $225 stipend per week.

Artis Curatorial Residency at ISCP Brooklyn, New York Deadline: April 15, 2022

This two-month funded research residency is for a mid-career or established curator, or writer with curatorial experience, who is based in New York. The residency is an opportunity to expand the scope of a concrete research topic that brings the work of artists from Israel into dialogue with international artists. The curator-in-residence will work closely with the Artis staff to develop a curatorial project.

Nicholson Project’s Artist Residency Program Washington, DC Deadline: April 15, 2022

BIPOC visual artists & designers with ties to Southeast Washington, DC are eligible to apply for this ten-week residency. Residents are given a $5,000 stipend and up to $2,000 to develop and implement a project. Application fee: $15

NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication Deadline: April 20, 2022

This fellowship supports individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. The grant provides recipients with up to $5,000 per month.

CIRC ARTIST Grant Deadline: April 20, 2022

The Circ Artist Grant provides unrestricted funding to artists with a demonstrated commitment to their art. Two artists per grant cycle are awarded $550 each to enhance and further their creative practice. Emerging, mid-career, and professional artists are eligible to apply in an international open call. Application fee: $25

Passepartout Photo Prize Rome, Italy Deadline: April 25, 2022

Passepartout Photo Prize supports talented photographers from all over the world by awarding a cash prize of €500, organizing exhibition in a fine art gallery in the heart of Rome, and providing opportunities for international exposure. Photographic works of any kind of artistic style, size and technique are accepted. Application fee: €18.

ACTA Apprenticeship Program California Deadline: April 26, 2022

The Apprenticeship Program contracts California-based mentor artists for $3,000 to offer intensive, one-on-one training in a specific traditional art form to an eligible apprentice for 6 to 12 months.

Harpo Foundation Grants for Visual Artists Deadline: April 29, 2022

The award provides direct support of up to $10,000 to under-recognized visual artists 21 years or older. Application fee: $15.

Al & Mickey Quinlan Residency Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Deadline: April 30, 2022

This residency is open to an artist residing in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota. The program gives artists working in drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography a stipend of $500 and space to create new work.

The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Artist-in-Residence Program New York, New York Deadline: April 30, 2022

This opportunity offers visual artists of African and Afro-Latinx descent, working in any media, institutional guidance and professional development, research support, studio space, and a stipend of $25,000.

Cleveland Arts Prize Cleveland, Ohio Deadline: May 1, 2022

Cleveland Arts Prize is open to artists who currently or have previously lived or worked in Northeast Ohio. Five unrestricted $10,000 prizes are awarded to applicants in the disciplines of Music, Visual Arts, Literature, Theatre/Dance, and Design.

Culturehub Residency New York, New York, or Los Angeles, California Deadline: May 1, 2022

Culturehub supports artists who critically examine technology from a diverse array of mediums and creative perspectives. One-week residencies come with a $1,000 stipend for the development of a project, a $500 budget to go towards the public presentation, access to a studio, equipment, and technical support, and more.

Mirante Xique-Xique Research Residency Chapada Diamantina, Brazil Deadline: May 1, 2022

The residency program is geared toward visual artists, curators, writers, architects, designers, chefs, environmentalists, and scholars who are interested in living, creating or being immersed in the environment of the Chapada Diamantina. The program is research-oriented, and anyone who can determine their own working conditions is welcome.

Innovator in Residence Program Washington, DC Deadline: May 2, 2022

This program supports innovative and creative uses of the Library of Congress collections to showcase how the Library relates to and enriches the work, life, and imagination of the American people. Selected artists receive up to $80,000 each year for a maximum of two years to do research with the collections, produce a creative and transformative digital work for the American people, and serve as an ambassador for the Library.

ACTA Living Cultures Grant Program  Bay Area, California Deadline: May 3, 2022

The Living Cultures Grant Program seeks to sustain and strengthen traditional arts with project-based grants up to $5,000 for nonprofits, tribal entities, and other organizations who work with fiscal sponsors in the Bay Area.

The Latinx Project Artist-In-Residence Program New York, New York Deadline: May 5, 2022

NYU’s Latinx Project Artist-In-Residence Program provides artists with an honorarium of up to $10,000, a $5,000 budget for developing a solo presentation at NYU with a curator of the artist’s choice, opportunities to develop related public programming, press materials, and PR support.

The Latinx Project Open Call for Curatorial Proposals New York, New York Deadline: May 5, 2022

NYU’s Latinx Project is looking for curatorial proposals for group exhibitions. The winning proposal will receive an exhibition budget of $10,000, an honorarium of $5,000, a three month exhibition, curatorial support, opportunities to develop related public programming, press materials, and PR support.

Lillstreet Art Center Artist-in-Residence Chicago, Illinois Deadline: May 9, 2022

Lillstreet Art Center is seeking artists who are highly skilled in ceramics or metalsmithing residencies September 1, 2022–August 31, 2023. Artists will be given personal workspaces in a group studio, 24-hour access to facilities and equipment, free classes, paid opportunities to teach, and a monthly $400 stipend. Application fee: $20

Residencias Rhizomaticas Portland, Oregon Deadline: May 11, 2022

Rhizomatica is an in-person, experimental, nomadic, performance residency lab, led by Creative Capital Awardee Estrellx Supernova. The performance lab is open to BIQTPOC and allied creatives and centers the healing arts, choreographic excavation, and ritualistic cartographies.

Velvetpark LGBTQ+ Visual Artist Residency Brooklyn, New York Deadline: May 13, 2022

Velvetpark’s Visual Arts Residency awards an LGBTQ+ artist with six months of workspace in Brooklyn to explore and complete a project or body of work.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency Mt. San Angelo, Virginia Deadline: May 15, 2022

Writers, visual artists, composers are eligible to apply for this residency nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Marble House Project Artist Residency Dorset, Vermont Deadline: May 15, 2022

This residency integrates sustainable practices, including small-scale organic food production and waste conservation. Residents sustain their growth by engaging with the grounds while working on their artistic practice. Applications are accepted in all creative fields including but not limited to visual arts, writing, choreography, music composition and performance. Application fee: $35.

Emerging Writer’s Contest Deadline: May 15, 2022

The Emerging Writer’s Contest is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book. The winner will receive $2,000 and be published in the Winter 2022-23 issue of  Ploughshares . Application fee: $24

Dance Research Fellowship Deadline: May 15, 2022

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division invites applications from scholars and practitioners interested in investigating dance and ecology, highlighting the work of dance practitioners who engage(d) with ecosystems and the biological interdependence of the natural world. Fellows receive a $10,000 stipend, and the research period is July 1 – December 31, 2022.

Creative Time Open Call New York, New York Deadline: May 17, 2022

Creative Time is looking for proposals for bold, ambitious public art projects that speak to a pressing social issue, and spark public dialogue and debate. Artists residing in the US, at any stage of their career, are eligible. The selected artist will receive $10,000 and support to them realize their project in New York City.

Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant 2022 Deadline: May 18, 2022

This grant, administered by Creative Capital, awards arts writers with prizes ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books and short-form writing. The application opens April 12, 2022.

MAP Fund Grant Deadline: May 27, 2022

Artists working on a new, live performance project are invited to apply for the MAP Fund Grant. 85 grantees will receive a $25,000 grant for the creation and development their projects and a $5,000 unrestricted general operating grant.

Stochastic Labs Summer Residency Berkeley, California Deadline: rolling basis

The Stochastic Labs offers fully-sponsored residencies to engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access, a $1,000 monthly stipend and a budget for materials.

NARS Studio Relief Program Brooklyn, New York Deadline: rolling basis

NARS offers a program for artists who are in need of a temporary studio space and unable to afford it. The subsidized studio space is available for 3 months, and is a work-space only.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant Deadline: rolling basis

Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $3,000 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.

Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program Deadline: rolling basis

This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism Deadline: rolling basis

The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is a grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. Grant support will range from $500 to $5,000.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund Deadline: rolling basis

The Adobe Creative Residency program supports creators of visual digital work, offering grants of $500–$5,000 for either a portfolio project or a paid Adobe project commission.

Other Resources

Artists that have lost income, health-related expenses, or any other issues related to COVID-19 should check out our list of resources, updated daily.

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Every month, Creative Capital compiles a list of residencies, grant, and award opportunities as part of our commitment to sharing resources and opportunities for artists working in all creative disciplines. These opportunities have deadlines in March and April 2024.

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A person of color’s guide to navigating writing residencies, for our application week series, hannah bae writes about applying to and attending writing residencies as a person of color—along with tips from about ten other writers who identify as bipoc..

I’ve tried my best to hide it, but I’ve arrived at every artists’ residency I’ve attended knotted with fear and desperation. The past few years have been an especially fraught time to pursue the writing life as a person of color. Or perhaps it’s always been a fraught time for us—it just took a global pandemic and multiple scourges of racial violence to underscore that point for my particular, broken millennial brain. The stakes were—have always been—high.

By the time I checked into my very first writing residency in July 2021, at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, the anticipation had been building for nearly two years, hence the desperation. I’d applied in mid-2019, been awarded the fellowship that funded my stay that November, and planned my residency for May 2020, and then had it deferred, month after month, as I felt the Covid-19 pandemic and waves of anti-Asian hate decimate my sense of well-being, to say nothing of any creative impulse or inspiration.

I was afraid of contracting Covid-19 before, during, after, and on the way to or from the residency. I was afraid of racists, who could come in any number of forms, in any number of settings. I was also afraid that I might never write anything of substance again, because for most of 2020, I failed to complete much of anything, and certainly not a coherent manuscript of creative nonfiction. I was desperate to see if any writing could possibly unfurl, finally, with time outside of my apartment, free of domestic demands.

All this was coming from me, a usually confident, extroverted person who exudes positivity online. I barely recognized myself.

I didn’t know this when I had applied, way back in 2019, but by the time I arrived in Eureka Springs, I was in search of refuge that would remind me of who I am.

I’m writing this piece now after spending a total of two and a half months of the past year at three different artists’ residencies, each of which transformed me as a writer, renewed my emotional health, and introduced me to dozens of new, dear friends. But as a writer of color, preparing for each residency (which also entailed applying to more than a dozen) required a unique approach, and I want to share the wisdom that I gained, plus tips from about ten other writers who identify as BIPOC and whom I consulted about their own residency experiences.

What is a residency?

If you’re not familiar, artists’ residencies come in a number of forms. More often than not, they’re essentially retreat centers where artists get a break from their everyday lives to focus intensely on their work for an extended period of time. Some are for writers only; others are for artists of any number of disciplines. Some are incredibly selective; others are essentially open-invite. Some employ staff who take care of all the cooking and cleaning; others just offer a place to stay, while you clean up after yourself. Some charge money for room, board, and/or meals; others are free, or even offer accepted artists a stipend.

In the United States, because of the ways that wealth is structured, residencies are often the product of white people’s philanthropy in the form of real estate, an endowment, and/or fundraising. Many residencies tout their idyllic settings, but because of this country’s history of stolen land, they are often located in areas where Black, Indigenous, and people of color are in a significant minority. This means, as residents, we need to take great care to protect our bodies, minds, hearts, and sacred time for our work in these spaces, as should the residency’s staff and community.

Location matters

“When I am at a residency, I am focused on myself and my work and self-care. I am open and tender, extra vulnerable to the microaggressions I encounter in daily life,” fiction writer and essayist Yalitza Ferreras—who wrote a beautiful, moving ode to artist residencies recently—told me. “I don’t want to think the double take of a passerby in a small town could escalate into something more, and even just an overly friendly greeting reminds me that I’ve been noticed and marked as an outsider.”

For this very reason, I’ve prioritized applying to residencies where I have a local connection, especially during the pandemic, to keep emotional and medical support systems close. My in-laws, for example, live in Arkansas, which meant that my time at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow was a blessed chance to see them for the first time since the pandemic’s onset. This proximity to my in-laws also served my work: My community ties meant that the public reading I planned during my residency, which also spotlighted an Arkansan writer friend, was very well attended. (It went so well, I cried!) I wouldn’t be surprised if highlighting my regional connection in my application made me a more compelling candidate too.

For an early 2022 residency, at Ragdale in Lake Forest, Illinois, I took the opportunity of returning to my birth state to revisit an old family home (thanks to an extremely gracious local writer friend who housed me beforehand and drove me!) and to conduct research. Unexpectedly, for the first time in twenty years, I was also able to reconnect with a beloved family member who lives nearby. That heart-affirming reunion—invaluable to my writing project—was only possible during the pandemic because of the incredible support of my Ragdale cohort and residency staff. It meant a lot to be surrounded by comfort and care—a literal shoulder to cry on—before and after that reunion.

The company you keep

Before each residency, I hoped dearly that there would be other BIPOC artists there. Each time, I lucked out, but it really did come down to luck (and thoughtful decisions by a residency’s selection committee; if any arts admins out there are reading this: Please never create a group residency that only has room for one BIPOC artist).

At the Peter Bullough Foundation in Winchester, Virginia, where I lived alongside just one other artist, I was delighted to have a coresident of Asian descent, plus an Asian American friend who lived within walking distance. It meant a lot to live alongside those who knew exactly why it was important to prioritize our physical safety, no questions asked, even in a quaint, picturesque town.

Nur Nasreen Ibrahim, a journalist, TV producer, and writer of fiction and nonfiction, told me that she also felt fortunate to find herself in a diverse and generous cohort recently at Millay Arts in upstate New York. “Be mindful that you cannot choose your cohort,” she advised. “I told myself beforehand that I had to go in with an open mind and hope that others would be the same.”

Arvin Ramgoolam, a fiction writer, bookseller, and recent fellow at MacDowell in New Hampshire, came in bracing himself to feel out of place, only to find himself in a supportive, BIPOC-heavy artistic community.

As I was reporting out this piece, several 2022 MacDowell fellows told me that their cohorts were majority BIPOC and queer, and that selection appeared to have prioritized artists who were new to the organization. “I had never applied to a residency like MacDowell before because (a) I was concerned it would be mostly white people, and (b) I had never wanted to be away from my children for more than a few days,” said poet, writer, and educator Sun Yung Shin.

For Ramgoolam, conveying his own generosity of spirit toward his cohort was key, even when it came to the little details. For instance, while he doesn’t drink himself, he came to MacDowell with four bottles of wine to share with coresidents over dinner.

Starting with an open mind and heart were key to my own positive residency experiences. At Ragdale, where residencies are planned around a cohort (around ten artists during mine; much larger in non-Covid times), prosecco, negative Covid tests, and sheer gratitude for the opportunity to gather contributed to the remarkably good chemistry in my group. (And it goes without saying to respect and include residents who do not imbibe in social gatherings!)

But even when all participants are interacting in good faith, cohesive bonds are not a given. While residencies can be a great networking opportunity, especially for beginner writers, “don’t be offended if more established residents aren’t as eager to socialize,” said memoirist and essayist Grace Loh Prasad, who had the good fortune of attending Ragdale and Hedgebrook, a Washington State–based residency for women writers, early in her own career. “Be friendly, but keep in mind that they are there to work and they don’t owe you anything.”

Other residency veterans had outright horror stories to tell about uncomfortable dynamics that they’d witnessed. When the vibe sours, self-preservation is essential.

Protect yourself

Novelist, essayist, and memoirist Amna Ahmad once said about a peer’s MacDowell experience, “A wise woman I know said that the racism happens in the evenings.” This was before the residency’s apparent efforts to diversify their seasonal residency cohorts. Ahmad went on to say, “Instead of gathering with other residents in the common spaces to chat after dinner, she would go back to her room. Others take this a step further and even take their meals back to their private spaces.”

There is still so much work to be done to make artistic residencies truly hospitable to BIPOC artists, and it’s important to remember that this is not work that we should burden ourselves with.

“We don’t have any obligation or responsibility to ‘correct’ or ‘educate’ other folks who may be at these workshops or residencies (primarily white folks who may be wealthy or retired and have the time, flexibility, and funds to attend),” said essayist and Georgetown law professor Janel George, whom I met at Dairy Hollow. At one dinner during her stay, when white residents began discussing police killings of unarmed Black people, then turned to victim-blaming, George remembered the advice of a friend and previous resident who, like her, is a Black woman: Don’t feel the need to engage. You are there to write. Save your energy to do that. Instead, George and another BIPOC resident left the room together. “That gave me so much peace,” she said.

Before a residency, take time to consider what exactly you need from the experience: Rest? Solitude? Community? Sustained work time? And check in with yourself periodically to make sure you’re getting it. Don’t be afraid to revise your goals. Don’t worry if you have to recommit to them. And most of all, don’t feel guilty about taking the time to put yourself and your writing practice first. You deserve it.

“Many writers of color carry a sense of guilt or the misperception that writing residencies are ‘luxuries’ that we shouldn’t indulge in,” George said. “The reality is that, by taking the time and availing ourselves of opportunities like writing workshops, residencies, and fellowships, we are able to grow into the writers we are meant to be.”

Hannah Bae (she/her) is a freelance journalist and nonfiction writer who is at work on a memoir about family estrangement and mental illness. She is the 2020 nonfiction winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, a 2021 Peter Taylor Fellow for the Kenyon Review Writers Workshops and a 2019 fellow with the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Find her bylines in  The Washington Post , CNN , Eater  and other outlets. Follow her on Twitter at @hanbae and on Instagram at @hannahbae .


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MFA in Creative Writing Summer residency announces visiting writers and guest speakers

Summer residency set to take place june 16-26 in downtown alma..

Faculty members in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program at Alma College are pictured in this 2021 photo.

The  Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program at Alma College will offer public readings by three guests at its 2022 summer residency.

Deborah Copaken, S. Kirk Walsh, and Matthew Dickman will perform readings of their work that are open to the public at Ballyhoo Books, 111 W. Superior St. The summer residency is scheduled for June 16-26 at the Wright-Leppien Opera House in downtown Alma.

Copaken is an author and a photojournalist who will give a public reading at 7 p.m. June 17. Copaken is the author of several books, including Shutterbabe, The Red Book, Between Here and April, and Ladyparts. Her photojournalism work has appeared in Time, Newsweek and The New York Times. She also produces and writes her own popular Substack, Ladyparts.

Walsh is a novelist, an editor, and a teacher, who will give a public reading at 7:30 p.m. June 19 at Ballyhoo Books. Walsh’s debut novel, The Elephant of Belfast, was inspired by true events that took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during World War II. Now in its fourth printing, the novel has generated praise from The New Yorker, The Christian Science Monitor, and others, as well as being selected for several top reading lists. She is now working on a second novel inspired by events that took place in Detroit during the 1930s and ’40s.

Dickman is a poet who will give a public reading at 7 p.m. June 24 at Ballyhoo Books. Dickman is the author of All-American Poem, Mayakovsky’s Revolver, Wonderland and Husbandry. He is a recipient of the May Sarton Prize for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His work has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, London Review of Books, and Esquire, among others.

In addition to the three visiting writers, faculty members within the MFA program are hosting guest reading events throughout the second half of June at Ballyhoo Books:

  • 7 p.m. June 16: Robert Vivian
  • 7 p.m. June 18: Anna Clark
  • 7 p.m. June 19: Matthew Gavin Frank
  • 7 p.m. June 21: Karen E. Bender
  • 7 p.m. June 22: Jim Daniels and Leslie Contreras-Schwartz
  • 7 p.m. June 25: Benjamin Garcia

Finally, at 7:45 p.m. June 18, students in the MFA program will have their own reading session, which is also free and open to the public. The reading will take place at Highland Blush, 118 E. Superior St., in Alma.

To find out more information about the public readings or the MFA program at Alma College, contact program director Sophfronia Scott at [email protected] or (989) 463-7394.

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I was a young MFA student when I attended my first artists’ residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. I had heard of these places nestled in the woods or in small-town America where writers and artists were provided with a private bedroom and studio space, as well as meals or a meal allowance, with the only expectation that they spent the majority of their time working on their art. 

What I didn’t expect to learn at this residency program was that I could utilize the peace and uninterrupted time offered by a residency to turn inwards and engage in the necessary struggles I had previously avoided in my writing. In my studio overlooking an empty ball field and cobblestoned streets, I was truly alone, with no one else to help me facilitate the actualization of these thoughts and characters I was harboring within myself. Or perhaps I wasn’t exactly alone: At this residency program, I shared the company of other writers, visual artists, and composers with whom I had stimulating and supportive conversations whenever we had the chance. In their company, I was less afraid of being alone with my art, and when the opportunity came to share our work with each other, I felt valued and affirmed in this lonely path I had chosen to pursue.   

Although all residencies are alike in offering the gift of uninterrupted time, each residency is also different in the experiences they offer. Some residencies are located on large estates with numerous walking trails that allow the mind to breathe, while other residencies are situated in small, quiet towns, offering peace and quiet to accepted artists while providing opportunities to interact with the larger community. Many residencies provide their artists with chef-prepared meals, giving residents the chance to forge connections over shared dinners, while some residencies provide meal stipends or leave residents to take care of their own meals, offering residents the opportunity to gather when they choose. Some residencies are designed to be safe havens for women-identifying writers, while other residencies provide a mixing of genders and disciplines. For many of these residencies, there is no cost to attend, while others ask for a minimum daily contribution, depending on one’s ability to pay, or else a one-off fee. All of the residency programs I have included in this list invite applications from international artists and writers, and my experiences at the residencies I’ve attended so far, as a writer from outside the United States, have always been welcoming and supportive. Below are 20 residencies in America, described in their own words, all of which offer unique experiences designed to enrich and sustain.  

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2022, and updated for 2024.

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Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, California

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program was founded by Dr. Carl Djerassi, Stanford Professor of Chemistry, playwright, passionate patron of the arts, and often referred to as “the father of the pill,” to honor his late daughter Pamela Djerassi, a poet and painter. Located an hour south of San Francisco and 45 minutes west of Palo Alto and Silicon Valley, Djerassi’s 583-acre ranch rises to the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, with views west to the Pacific. Originally home to the Salson tribe of the Ohlone Indians, the land was home to logging operations and working cattle ranches well into the 20th century. Residencies are awarded competitively, at no cost, to national and international artists in the disciplines of choreography, literature, music composition, visual arts, media arts, and science. There are six residency sessions each year: five are 4 weeks long and one is 5 weeks long, which also includes Open House/Open Studios. One session is devoted to the intersection of art and science. No shortened or partial residencies are offered. The Program chef prepares communal dinners Monday through Friday, and provisions both kitchens. Residents prepare their own breakfasts, lunches, and weekend dinners using ingredients supplied by the Program.

  • Application Fee: $55
  • Deadline: To be announced

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Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin Headlands, California

Located on the Pacific Coast with thousands of windswept acres of hills, cliffs, coves, and beaches just north of San Francisco—in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Headlands Center for the Arts nurtures creativity across all disciplines, from the visual arts to performance, music, writing, and film and video, both independently and through collaboration. The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 50 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, housing, travel and living expenses. Artists selected for this program are at all career stages and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, arts professions, and architecture. Artist studios, offices, and public spaces are located in two four-story former army barracks: voluminous structures with big windows; tin ceilings; oak balustrades; maple floors; and yard after yard of history, character, and possibility.

  • Application Fee: $45

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Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York

Located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs in upstate New York, Yaddo is one of the oldest artists’ residency programs in the United States, offering housing in a beautiful Queen Anne revival mansion, studio space, and meals. Artists in residence hail from all nations and backgrounds, and include choreographers, filmmakers, writers, musical composers, painters, performance artists, photographers, printmakers, sculptors, and video artists. Residencies are free and can last from two weeks to two months; access grants are also available to help offset the costs of attending a residency. There are two application deadlines per year, though artists may only apply once every other calendar year.

  • Application Fee: $30 + $5 – $10 media upload fee
  • Deadline: January 10 and August 1

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MacDowell in Peterborough, New Hampshire

Boasting prominent alumni such as James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, and Leonard Bernstein, MacDowell hosts artists from all over the world in Peterborough, New Hampshire, with studios scattered across a 450-acre property. There is no wi-fi in the studios (a huge plus for those who truly prefer to get away from the world while at residency programs) and all meals are provided, including lunches delivered to one’s cabin in a basket and dinners taken communally. There is no fee to attend and need-based travel grants and stipends are available. Applicants may only submit one application in a two-year period, and their next application season opens on January 1st. 

  • Application Fee: $30
  • Deadline: February 10

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I-Park Foundation in East Haddam, Connecticut

Set within a 450-acre nature preserve, this residency program in East Haddam, Connecticut features miles of well-tended walking trails encircling ponds, wetlands, and a pristine river, while winding through a second-generation forest. For invited artists, walking these trails can be a healing and inspiring experience, and I-Park prides itself on being an open-air laboratory where artists are invited to leave site-responsive art installations on the land. All residencies are fully-funded and are four weeks in duration, and residents in groups of 6-7 arrive and depart at the same time to foster a deeply shared experience. Artists are housed in a renovated 1840s farmhouse and are provided with a separate private studio, meals, and chef-prepared communal dinners five evenings a week. Small travel grants are also available for international artists. Their application season usually opens at the end of the year. 

  • Application Fee: $35
  • Deadline: To be announced 

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Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska

Located in Nebraska City, a small and charming midwestern town which will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts hosts writers, visual artists, composers, and interdisciplinary artists in an airy 1969 Prairie style house. There is no cost to attend, and resident artists are provided with a private bedroom/bath and individual studio, while sharing a kitchen and living space with one other resident (composers get their own efficiency apartment located under the composition studio). A weekly food stipend is provided, as well as free trips to the grocery and complimentary transportation to and from the airport for those flying in via Omaha. Residency length varies between two weeks and two months. Artists and writers from Nebraska are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • Deadline: March 1 and September 1 annually

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Hedgebrook on Whidbey Island, Washington State

Situated on 48-acres of forest and meadow facing Puget Sound, with a view of Mount Rainier, this residency program on Whidbey Island in Washington State was founded with the express purpose of providing women-identifying writers with the time and space to write and care for themselves. Residencies are fully subsidized and are two to four weeks in duration, and fellows are housed individually in six handcrafted cottages scattered across the property while enjoying phenomenal chef-prepared meals. Take note that there is no wi-fi in the cottages, though internet access is available in a small computer center on the grounds, as well as in the farmhouse where the residency library and dining room are located.

  • Deadline: March 14 and September 12

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Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska

This exciting new residency program in Homer, Alaska, offering breathtaking views of Cook Inlet and the Aleutian Mountain Range, is the second residency program after Hedgebrook to provide women-identifying writers from around the world with the time and space they need to create new work.  Residents are provided with living quarters and studio space in their own individual cabins, as well as all meals. Residencies are fully funded and limited travel grants are available, including the Snowgoose Travel Fund for international fellows. Indigenous and Alaskan writers are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • Application Fee: $40

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Millay Arts in Austerlitz, New York

Located on the historic estate of Edna St. Vincent Millay in Austerlitz, New York, Millay Arts offers fully-funded month-long residencies for multidisciplinary artists from April through November, as well as unsubsidized Steepletop Residencies for those who wish to forego the blind jury process, and unsubsidized Wintertide Rustic Retreats that are self-directed. The Core Residency, which is fully funded, features a cohort of 6-7 multidisciplinary artists and includes a private bedroom and studio, shared living spaces, chef-prepared communal dinners, and groceries. The Steepletop Residency features similar amenities for a fee of $3000, while those availing of the Wintertide Rustic Retreat are responsible for their groceries and food. Applications for the Core Residency are accepted twice a year and include a $45 application fee, while applications for unsubsidized residencies are accepted on a rolling basis. A number of fellowships to defray the costs of attending Millay Arts are also available to select fellows.

  • Cost: $100 non-refundable deposit for Core Residency, $3000 for Steepletop Residency, Varying Fees for Wintertide Rustic Retreat–check website for more details
  • Deadline: March 1 and October 1 for Core Residency, Rolling Deadline for Steepletop Residency and Wintertide Rustic Retreat

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Willapa Bay AIR in Ocean Park, Washington

Situated on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington State, Willapa Bay AIR offers month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, scholars, singer/songwriters, and musical composers. The Residency provides lodging, meals, and workspace, at no cost, to six residents each month from April 1 through October 28 of the year. Applications are welcome from all over the globe and are accepted once a year, usually in the summer. There is a $30 fee to apply.

  • Deadline: August 31

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Art Omi in Columbia County, New York

Presenting contemporary art over its 120-acre Sculpture and Architecture Park in Columbia County, NY, Art Omi offers residency programs for international artists, writers, translators, dancers, musicians and architects. Guided by the principle that artistic expression transcends economic, political, and cultural boundaries, Art Omi invites a unique and varied mix of artists, writers, musicians and dancers from all over the world to create a diverse, positive working community. There is no cost to attend, and accepted artists are provided with catered meals, lodgings, and studio space. Writers can opt for 2 to 4 week stays, while residency lengths vary for artists of other disciplines. There is currently no fee to apply.

  • Application Fee: None
  • Deadline: October 15 and January 2

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Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota

Located 45 minutes southeast of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the Anderson Center is one of the largest residency programs of its kind in the Upper Midwest, offering residencies of two to four weeks’ duration from May through October each year to artists, writers, musicians, and performers. The Anderson Center campus consists of 350 acres of the historic Tower View Estate featuring a large sculpture garden, while its original buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The campus is also adjacent to the Cannon Valley Bike Trail, a 20-mile biking and walking trail that runs from  Cannon Falls to Red Wing. In addition to its regular residency program, the Anderson Center also offers monthlong residencies to small groups of Deaf artists; month-long residency-fellowships to a cohort of early-career artists from Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City (which includes a stipend & travel honorarium); one month-long residency-fellowship for a public artist, cultural producer, or social practitioner living and working within the state of Minnesota; as well as artist exchange programs with the city of Salzburg, Austria, and with Red Wing’s Sister City, Quzhou, China. Once accepted, fellows are asked to make a substantive contribution to the community while in residence, which may include a visit to a school, senior center, civic organization, adult and juvenile detention center, or other arts institutions in Red Wing and its nearby rural communities. There is no cost to attend this residency, which includes housing in the beautiful and historic Tower View residence, studio space, chef-prepared meals, groceries, and transportation to and from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport. Applications are currently open and require a $30 fee.

  • Deadline: January 9

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Ragdale in Lake Forest, Illinois

Situated on the former country estate of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in Lake Forest, Illinois, just 30 miles north of Chicago, Ragdale hosts creative professionals of all types from all over the world. The residencies it offers fall into three types: Residency Awards of 18 or 25 days in length, with a fee that is income-based and calculated on a sliding scale; Fellowship Awards of 18 or 25 days in length, in which fees are waived and fellows receive a stipend of $500 or more; and Themed Residency Awards, for groups of up to 16 people awarded per year, in which fees are income-based and calculated on a sliding scale. There are 13 artists-in-residence per session, all of whom are offered private housing, private live-work space, and all meals including chef-prepared communal dinners Monday-Friday.

  • Cost: Income-based fee for Artist Residents, free for Artist Fellows
  • Application Fee:  Free
  • Deadline: May 15

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Blue Mountain Center in Blue Mountain Lake, New York

Located in a turn-of-the-century Adirondack lodge on a 1,600 acre estate in Blue Mountain Lake, New York, the Blue Mountain Center was founded in 1982 to provide support for writers, artists, and activists. Month-long residency sessions are offered in the summer and early fall, and are open to creative and non-fiction writers, activists, and artists of all disciplines—including composers, filmmakers, and visual artists. There is no cost to attend, and accepted artists are provided with private bedrooms, studio space, and all meals. There is also a Resident Support Fund available to provide financial assistance to BMC applicants who require additional resources to participate in BMC’s Residency program and meet criteria specified by donors. 

Blue Mountain Center is located within the Adirondack Park, the largest state park in the continental United States, and residents have access to over twenty miles of beautiful hiking trails. Four canoes and a rowboat are available for guest use, as well as a tennis court. Take note that cell phones are not allowed and there is no wi-fi on campus, though there is a phone booth and internet center available 24 hours a day.

  • Application Fee: $25
  • Deadline: February 1, annually 

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Mesa Refuge in Point Reyes Station, California

Situated in Point Reyes Station, California, an hour north of San Francisco, the Mesa Refuge welcomes established and emerging writers, journalists, and other creatives who “address the pressing issues of our time” in their work. The Mesa Refuge prioritizes projects focusing on “ideas on the edge” of the following areas: nature, economic equity, and social justice. There is no fee to attend this residency, though donations are encouraged, and residents are responsible for their own travel, transportation, and food. Residencies are typically two weeks in duration, and residents are provided with a room, access to the residency library and kitchen, and some meals.

  • Cost: Free (donations encouraged)
  • Application Fee: $50
  • Deadline: December 1, annually

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Corsicana Artist & Writer Residency  in Corsicana, Texas

Located in the historic downtown of Corsicana, Texas, just fifty miles south of Dallas, Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency hosts visual artists and writers in a collection of historic structures built on the largesse of two oil booms in the 1890s and 1920s. These preserved, light-filled buildings provide beautiful and inviting sites for artistic production. Residencies are typically two months in duration and take place in the Winter, Spring and Fall. Apart from a one-time, non-refundable $200 administration fee, there is no cost to attend this residency, which includes private accommodations and studio space, as well as shared kitchen and living spaces. Travel, meal and research expenses are not covered, though complimentary transportation to and from the nearest airports (Dallas’ Love Field and DFW International) can be arranged. Residents are also expected to participate in an Open Studio, Presentation (for visual artists), and a 40-minute high school workshop.

  • Cost: Free (except for $200 administration fee)
  • Deadline: September 1 

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Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, the Atlantic Center for the Arts is unique in offering mentoring artist-in-residence programs, in which Mentoring Artists are coupled with Associate Artists for three-week periods. Each three-week residency program brings together three Mentoring Artists from different disciplines, each of whom determine the requirements and basic structure of their residency. Through an online application process, Mentors may select up to eight Associate Artists to participate in the three-week program. The essence of the program is to provide a collegial environment for artists of all disciplines where they can engage in meaningful interaction and stimulating discussions, while pursuing individual or group projects. Full scholarships are offered to all accepted artists, covering all residency fees, room, and board. Associate artists are provided with private accommodations, three meals a day during the weekday (for weekend meals, transportation to the market is arranged twice a week and kitchen facilities are available 24/7), and studio space which is communal and shared. The award-winning Leeper Studio Complex provides residents with resources such as a painting studio, sculpture studio, digital media studio, dance studio, music/recording studio, writers’ studio, black box theatre and library.

  • Deadline: Consult the current residency schedule for details

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Marble House Project in Dorset, Vermont

Situated on an organic farm in Dorset, Vermont, the Marble House Project is a multi-disciplinary artist residency program that fosters collaboration & the exchange of ideas by providing an environment for artists across disciplines to live and work side by side. Each residency session is three weeks in duration, and gathers a carefully curated group of artists working in diverse fields. There is no cost to attend this residency, which includes a private bedroom in the historic, eight-bedroom Manley-Lefevre house, food, studio space and artist support. This residency program is unique in pairing residents three or four times over the course of their stay to prepare a meal using ingredients sourced from the residency’s organic garden. Residents are also invited to help with planting, harvesting, and maintenance of the garden, or at least to spend some time inside the garden outside their studio practice. At the end of each session, artists are invited to present their work. 

One 17-day session per residency season is set aside for Family-Friendly Residencies, in which accepted artists can bring their spouse/partner and children. Artists and children attend for free, while partners/spouses of artists attend for a $300 fee. A Culinary Arts Residency was also recently launched, which runs concurrently with the artist residency—MHP offers a small stipend related to this residency, and covers all costs. Collaborative Winter Residencies for groups of up to 12 run for ten days, and a group fee of $5000 covers food, housing and studio support.  

  • Cost: Refundable $100 deposit for individuals; $200 fee for family friendly residents; $5,000 for group residency for up to eight artists
  • Deadline: May 30

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Ucross in Clearmont, Wyoming

Situated on a 20,000-acre ranch in northeast Wyoming at the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, Ucross provides space and time, at no cost, to artists from all disciplines, including literature, visual arts, music, choreography, film, performance, and multidisciplinary art. Residencies range from two weeks to six weeks in length. At any one time, there are up to ten individuals in residence. Ucross provides each artist with living accommodations, meals, studio space, and uninterrupted time so that the artists can focus on their creative process. Lunch and dinners are prepared Monday to Friday by a professional chef with ample provisions on hand for breakfasts and weekends. Lunches are delivered to individual studios; group dinners take place at 6 p.m. Ucross also operates an Art Gallery, open to the public at no charge, featuring work by past residents, contemporary artists of the West, and thematic exhibitions. Fellowships for Native American visual artists and writers are also available; these fellowships come with a stipend and an opportunity to present work publicly. There are two residency sessions per year, and except for Native American Fellowships, there is a $40 fee to apply.

  • Deadline: January 15

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Monson Arts in Monson, Maine

Located in Monson, Maine, the last town before the 100-mile wilderness on the Appalachian Trail, Monson Arts provides two-week and four-week residencies for established and emerging artists and writers. There are typically five artists and five writers in a cohort, and all residents are invited to immerse themselves in small town life at the edge of Maine’s North Woods and focus intensely on their work within a creative and inspiring environment. All residents receive, without cost, a private studio, private bedroom in shared housing, all meals, and $1,000 stipend ($500 for 2-week programs). The Abbott Watts Residency for Photography offers access to the photography studio and darkroom of Todd Watts in nearby Blanchard, adjacent to the former home of Berenice Abbott. Applications for a residency at Monson Arts are open to anyone working in the visual arts, writing, and related fields (i.e. audio, video, photography). Open calls for residency applications currently take place three times throughout the year with deadlines on January 15, June 15, and September 15. 

  • Deadline: January 15, June 15, September 15, annually 

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In January 2022, Kolaj Institute issued a call to artists for a Poetry & Collage Residency and received so many excellent responses that we organized a series of three residencies. In the residencies, we challenged artists to move beyond taxonomical debates. Ric Kasini Kadour said, “What is a poem? We do not need to have a singular answer to that question. Individually we must each answer that question for ourselves. In practice, every poem we make will be an example of what a poem is. In considering other people’s work, we should ask ourselves, How is this a poem?” During the residencies, artists interrogated each other’s artwork, collaborated, and shared ideas. And at the end of it, they sent us more page spreads than could fit into a single book. Impressed and moved by the volume and quality of cultural output and a deep belief that this practice, however you want to describe it, at the intersection of collage and poetry deserves a platform, we decided to create a new journal dedicated to it. 

PoetryXCollage  is a printed journal of artwork and writing that operates at the intersection of poetry and collage. We are interested in found poetry, blackout poetry, collage poems, haikus, centos, response collages, response poems, word scrambles, concrete poetry, scatter collage poems, and other poems and artwork that inhabit this world.

After releasing several volumes of the journal and opening an ongoing call for submissions, we are returning to this residency program as a way to help artists develop their ideas, explore the intersection of collage and poetry, collaborate and form community, and prepare submissions for the journal. This project-driven residency is open to artists and poets.

Kolaj Institute Coordinator, Christopher Kurts will co-lead the residency with artist, poet, and writer, Jennifer Roche. Together they will guide artists in collaborative activities, research and discussion, and understanding the technical needs of design and layout necessary to submit page spreads to the PoetryXCollage Journal. Ric Kasini Kadour will talk about artist practice, the book as a place for collage, and how Kolaj Institute works to diffuse collage and poetry. Rod T. Boyer creates art and poetry under the moniker our thomas, exploring themes of redemption, mystery, and transformation. In Kolaj #32, his article, “Mind the Gap,” explored how collage and haiku share similar mechanisms of juxtaposition and disjunction. He will speak to these themes during the residency.

In four virtual meetings over the course of the month (see schedule below) and through ongoing, online discussion, artists will leave the residency with a deeper understanding of the intersection of collage and poetry. Individual participants will each be invited to create and submit 3-5 page spreads to the PoetryXCollage Journal.

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Political Homophobia as a State Strategy in Russia

Nikita Sleptcov , Nikita Follow

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January 2018

This article examines the current state strategy of political homophobia used by the Russian government to create a sense of national identity by scapegoating Russian homosexuals as "foreign agents," reinforcing the power of the governing elite, and distracting people's attention from government misconduct.

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Nikita Sleptcov received his bachelor degree in political science from the Ul'yanovsk State University (Russia) in 2012. While a student, he received multiple awards from the Oxford Russia Fund Scholarship for excellence to support his studies. He also led the Ul'yanovsk Youth Branch of Russian political science association. After graduating, he worked in various political bodies in Russia until 2015 when he received a Fulbright Scholarship. Since then, he is doing his Master's in political science at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. His interests are political homophobia, political usage of homosexuality and sexual citizenship.

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