What is an artist residency?
Artists need time and space for experimentation and discovery. Artist residencies can play a critical role in the ongoing development of an artist’s career. Most offer room/board, access to studio facilities, and community engagement. They have the potential to boost an artist’s body of work, networking connections, and their career!
Funded Residencies - RISD Careers Partnerships
RISD Careers has developed partnerships with several leading residency programs to offer fully-funded experiences, including at Skowhegan, Anderson Ranch, and Ox-Bow.
Explore the funded residency options for RISD affiliated artists and learn the details for applying.
Find Residencies Around the World
There are many helpful resources for exploring the world of artist residency programs. The directories below provide detailed profiles for various artist residencies organized by location, medium, special facilities, and more.
Alliance of Artist Communities
A leading association and directory for hundreds of residency programs - U.S. and worldwide. Search by discipline, state, country, level, and needs. Great information on selecting a residency, fees, and even starting a residency program.
An outstanding database to search for international residency programs. Over 400 residencies and organizations in over 70 countries.
Dutch Culture | TransArtists
An independent knowledge center on cultural mobility for artists seeking international residencies. Sends out monthly newsletters with stories, opinions, and reviews.
U.S. National Parks Residencies
An interactive map & database of residency programs in U.S National Parks.
RISD Careers' Residency Directory
The RISD Careers’ constantly growing directory of art residencies, searchable by tags such as discipline and interest areas.
Residency Application Advice
RISD Careers has curated a short list of advice articles to help you with the residency application process. For further assistance, consider making an appointment with an advisor.
Choosing the Right Residency
This list of tips from the Alliance of Artist Communities helps you narrow the vast world of residency options.
Budgets, Fees, and Funding
This breakdown describes how to understand costs for residencies and also suggestions for how to find funding if needed.
Best Practices for Applying to Residencies
This article from Artsy provides nine quick takeaways for creating successful residency applications.