Category: Residencies & Studio Exchanges

Open Call | Blitz Residency 2018, Malta

Deadline: 31 August

Incoming residents are given the opportunity to live and work in a unique space in the heart of the city that will be European Capital of Culture in 2018. Applications are open to highly motivated individuals from all artistic disciplines, including (but not limited to) film, photography, performance, painting, sound, architecture, electronic music, installation and digital platforms, etc. Blitz residents are given a space to work, experiment and research their project, and engage with the Blitz community, culminating in a final production for presentation to the public.

Travels can be reimbursed to up to 300 euros. Production cost support is of 1,500 euros.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | The Islands Arts Writing Residency, Canada

Deadline: 20 August

Art Metropole and Fogo Island Arts are seeking applications for The Islands, a two-part residency that aims to encourage arts writing and criticism in contemporary art. Open to international applicants, The Islands will take place on Fogo Island and at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island, Canada, from November 1 to December 15, 2017.

The Islands invites emerging and established arts writers and artists with a writing practice to think about writing, remoteness, isolation and time across two unique locations. The successful candidate will spend a month on Fogo Island as part of Fogo Island Arts’ residency program, followed by two weeks on Toronto Island at Artscape Gibraltar Point. The project will culminate in a small publication funded, published, and distributed by Art Metropole.

Arts writing practices may range in structure, content, and medium, addressing various forms and disciplines that may include poetry, art criticism, and experimental writing, and periodical production (journals, art books, magazines).

Applications should directly consider the role of writing and criticism in contemporary art, and take into consideration the unique circumstances of the residencies.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

• Have published a minimum of two arts writing texts or critical essays on contemporary art
• Hold a valid driver’s license, and be responsible for acquiring the necessary visa if coming from a foreign country

The successful candidate will be required to give a public presentation on Fogo Island and at Artscape Gibraltar Point, and to present their work at Art Metropole, Toronto.

The successful candidate will be provided with private accommodation and studio space on both Fogo and Toronto islands, as well as a weekly stipend to offset the costs of materials and day-to-day living expenses. Travel expenses are also covered.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Artist-in-Residence-Programme 2018, Austria

Application deadline: 18 September

In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for the year 2018.

The residency is designed to offer an opportunity to familiarise oneself with the Austrian art scene and cultural environment and to make contact with Austrian artists. Residents are expected to complete a project during their stay. In the field of cultural education, the stay is primarily designed to foster exchanges and networking and not the realisation of a project.

The residency provides:

  • Residencies are provided in Vienna (all disciplines) or Salzburg (only visual arts, photography, video and media arts). Accommodation subject to availability.
  • Contribution to cost of living expenses of Euro 800 per month.
  • One-time contribution to art supplies of Euro 300 for visual artists and composers.
  • For the duration of the stay and depending on the place of accommodation, residents are provided with a mobile internet connect stick including SIM-card or WLAN for the duration of their residency. Notebooks will not be provided.
  • For the duration of the stay, a cell-phone with a one-time prepaid credit in the amount of Euro 40 will be made available to the residents.
  • Residents will also receive monthly passes for public transport in Vienna or Salzburg for the duration of their stay.

For more information: AiR_eng_Call for Applications 2018-

Applications can be submitted via the Artists in Residence online platform:

Funded Residency | Saari Residence 2018, Finland

Application deadline: 15 August

The Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, is a residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland, for artists of all disciplines and nationalities.

The Saari Residence offers artists a peaceful working environment in the historical and scenic surroundings of an old, rural manor house, as well as excellent opportunities for interaction with other residents.

Residencies are available to individual artists working in various artistic fields; translators, curators and critics; and artistic groups (working groups and organisations with a business ID) of all disciplines. It is open to all nationalities.

Residency places are intended for artistic work. Priority is given to fresh, multidisciplinary, marginal, or non-mainstream themes and fields of art. Applicants must present in their application a project proposal or a work plan for their residency.

A two-month individual residency includes accommodation, workspace, and a monthly grant. The grant is awarded to cover living and travel expenses.

Individual residency grant classification:

Grant 1: beginning of career €2,400 /month
Grant 2: mid-career €2,800 /month
Grant 3: experienced artist €3,500 /month.

Groups may apply for support for travel and living costs if their residency is of a shorter duration (2–4 weeks).

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Arts Council of Northern Ireland Indian Residencies

Applications must be submitted by Thursday 10 August, 4pm

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is pleased to announce new residency opportunities in India, where it has been forging links with the British Council, Shruti Foundation, Sanskriti, the Jaipur Literature Festival and others.

(1) Vedaaranya Artists’ Residency at Ramgarh Shekhawati Rajasthan
Arts Council of Northern Ireland is now in a position to offer two one-month residencies in the historic town of Ramgarh Shekhawati in the princely state of Rajasthan, founded in 1791, which was one of the richest towns in 19th century India.

Artists may apply for a month long residency at any time from December 2017 to April 2018. however dates from January to April 2018 are preferable.

The value of the residency is £1,900 which covers:

  • Accommodation costs inclusive of three meals per day and teas and coffee twice a day
  •  Studio space
  •  Access to Library and museum
  •  Basic art materials
  •  Free Wi-Fi
  •  Local doctor


I carried a watermelon | SHELF Instagram Residency

Application deadline: 31 July, midnight

SHELF is inviting applications from emerging and mid career artists for our ‘I carried a watermelon’ Instagram residency program which will run through Summer 2017.

Artists will take over the @shelf_london Instagram account for a period of 1 week to showcase a specific project of their own design. This can be the narration of an idea, evidence of the workings towards which, the documentation of its completion or ideally an amalgam of all three stages of artistic musing.

We are asking for artists to send their project proposals based on what would be most useful for them to shine a light on. What would you carry a watermelon for?

If you haven’t seen Dirty Dancing then you’re lying or a fool. Remember Jennifer Gray and the watermelon?? This could be you, swaying in the heat of the moonlight, POISED to saunter down the path at kellermans READY for your showcase and adoration.

This is access to the party.
This is the potential to blurt out what terrifies you.
This is us asking you to take a risk, to show up and DANCE


Open Call | Artist-In-Residence at Iwaya Community Art Festival 2017, Lagos

Application deadline: 31 August

ICAF Lagos 2017 will invite five artists (local and/or international) to participate in the first Artist-In-Residence (AIR) programme, which is a month’s residency in Iwaya community in November, to exhibit their work(s) during the Iwaya Community Art Festival in December (6th – 10th), 2017.

ICAF (Iwaya Community Art Festival) Lagos 2017 is calling for works and artistic ideas from artists that explore issues in the area of spiritual, economical, sociological, ecological and marital dimensions of displacement/migration taking place both inside and outside of the African continent.

As the use of both alternative and abandoned spaces are central to our style of presentation, we are looking for works that could be immediately printed with the use of different techniques for public space and site-specific works/performances.

  • Both visual and performance artists are to send in ten images and/or links to their videos.
  • Visual artists are to send in their artist statement along with short biography and artist statement on separate pages but within the same document; altogether the document should not be more than three (3) pages.
  • Performance artists are to send in concept of their performance(s) on a page, along with short biography and artist statement on separate pages but within the same document; altogether the document should not be more than three (3) pages.

Submissions should be sent to
Your email Subject should read: Submission for ICAF 2017 + Your name

The ICAF LAGOS covers

  • Accommodation
  • Daily allowance
  • Minimal production costs for the project developed during the ICAF AIR programme (budget has to be presented and approved)

For more information and application details:

Funded Residency | ZARYA Artist-in-Residence, Vladivostok, Russia

Deadline: 31 August 2017

ZARYA Artist-in-Residence programme based on ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art in Vladivostok is a project aimed at provision of support to professionals in the field of contemporary art that welcomes artists regardless of their preferred genres and techniques, as well as age and nationality. ZARYA A-i-R offers the young artists an opportunity to live and work in the new environment and conditions conductive to intensive work that provide a chance for successful implementation of creativity projects.

Eligibility of participants:

Individual artists or teams (age requirements – not younger than 18 years), working with painting, sculpture, graphics, photo and video, installation, performance, choreography, theater, music and street art.


– a grant for development and implementation of project (700 USD);
– compensation of air ticket and/or railway fare (385 USD);
– compensation of the project materials (up to 140 USD);
– accommodation in a furnished studio apartment;
– a workshop (33 m2);
– PR support and assistance in coordination of the developing project.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Residency Programme for Media Arts Creators 2017, Japan

Application deadline: 19 September

This residency programme is part of the “Project to Support Nurturing of Media Arts Creators” organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho). Emerging artists in Media Arts (Media Geijutsu in Japanese) around the world are invited to come and stay in Tokyo to create new works. Whether the works are media art, videos, games, animations, or manga, during their stay the artists will be able to experience Japanese Media Arts culture, with an additional opportunity to meet with Japanese creators to discuss their works. The aim of this programme is not only to support the creation of significant works but also to stimulate cross-cultural dialogues through Media Arts.

The following will be provided by the program:

  • Travel expenses
  • Living allowance
  • Travel insurance
  • Housing and workspace
  • Location in Tokyo
  • Assistance from an expert in the appropriate field
  • An opportunity to present the works at the end of the residency
  • Opportunities to meet Japanese creators

No application fees are required, but the residents are responsible for the production expenses.

Applicants should be between the ages of 20 and 35 (not definite, as applicant’s previous career will also be considered).

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Creative Spark Residency Programme 2018

Application deadline: 18 August

The residency programme will award up to five residencies to visual artists each year. Residencies will be of 2 to 3 months in duration (commencing Jan 1 2018 to December 31st 2018). Residencies will be offered to a selection of artists from Louth (originally from/ living in), Ireland (Nationwide) and International artists.

Responsibilities: Residencies fall into two types and these may also overlap:

1. Residencies to support artists wishing to develop or extend the boundaries of their own professional and technical skills and/or practice. It is envisaged that two residencies would fall within this category.
2. Residencies to support artists to lead engagement with places / people / industry / groups / communities or landscapes in Louth (to be suggested or identified by the artist in their proposal). It is envisaged that three residencies would fall within this category.


The recipient artist will be required to give demonstrations and provide talks on their practice during their residency and donate one piece to Creative Spark archives. The residency should include a community participation element and may conclude with an exhibition of the recipients work locally.

Accommodation Information:
Private rental – no accommodation provided. Where possible they advise artists about possible options locally.

Studio Information:
Fully fitted studio space with water supply.

Technical Information:
Fully equipped printmaking studio-Creative Spark print studio.

Application Form available to download on website:

Residency programme generously supported by Create Louth.

Open Call | Artists’ Residencies in Tsung Yeh Artist Village 2018, Taiwan

Deadline: 4 September 2017

Tsung Yeh Artist Village, inheriting the exquisite Japanese architecture from the old sugar refinery, presents a stage for the aesthetics of crafts. Tsung Yeh Artist Village has launched open-call for 2018 AIR to select artists who are interested in cross disciplinary art, visual art and art performance.

Residence: Tsung-Yeh Artist Village (No. 5, Tsung-yeh, Madou District, Tainan City 721, Taiwan)

Residence period: 2018.1-12 (Each applicant may only be accepted for a single three month term)

16th Jan.- 16th Apr. 2018 / 30th Apr.- 30th July 2018 / 1st Sep.- 30th Nov. 2018

Travels expenses are not directly covered but different cost are supported including NTD 30,000 per month maximum for living expenses (which can help to cover part of the travels) and production expenses which can cover the transportation of works.

For more information and application details:

Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme, National Youth Council of Ireland

Application deadline: 28 July, 3pm

The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme is managed by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) on behalf of the Arts Council and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

This scheme is designed to promote innovative partnerships between youth groups, artists and (where relevant) arts organisations. A residency may take the form of an artist in residence in a youth work setting and/or a youth group in residence in an arts setting.

There are two strands to the artist and youth work residency scheme. Strand 1 – development; and Strand 2 – full residency.

Strand 1 – development (€1500, with potential to apply for a further €3500)
This strand is intended to support an organisation or artist to work with proposed partners to develop an idea of a collaborative residency programme. Successful applicants for Strand 1 will have the opportunity to submit a follow-up proposal within three months of receiving their award for funding to follow through on the proposed programme.

Strand 2- full residency (€5000)
This strand is intended to support residency programmes that have been jointly developed by the partners involved (i.e. the artist, youth group and any other key partner organisation) and that fully meet the criteria for the award.

For more information and to download application form:

Online Residency | Digital Artist Residency

Application deadline: 29 July

Digital Artist Residency (DAR) is an online platform which provides a space for artists to develop ideas and display new artwork. The initiative aims to provide support for artwork created using digital processes, exploring the boundaries of art and technology.

DAR is looking for proposals for projects and works which respond to the interaction and the understanding of various digital themes. We are interested in projects that deal with research interactions between digital, online spaces and/or their physical materiality. Artists would need to communicate clearly how these works would be appropriate for DAR’s online context. DAR is accepting proposals from practitioners who work with site specific practices which may include performance, sculpture, film, video, New media, video, Sonic art, live works and cross-disciplinary practices. We are also interested in artists working with exclusively online practices too. Groups may apply as well as individuals.

The residencies are open to emerging artists and recent graduates working in any discipline and/or medium responding to digital themes, and from anywhere in the world. Chosen artists must submit at least one post onto DAR’s website per week.

DAR provides:

· A page on DAR’s website which on average attracts 5000 viewers each month. This page normally takes the style of a blog, but artists are encouraged to be ambitious with any specific ideas about how they want their work presented. Write these ideas on your project proposal and we can discuss how they can be realised.
· Technical support in achieving the aims of the online residency.
· Support and promotion for the artist and their work through its network.
· A permanent web archive of work produced during the residency and photographic documentation of the exhibition at OVADA.
· Promotion and mentoring

For further information follow link here. Or email:

Funded Residency | PAIR Photographer in Residence 2017, Taiwan

Deadline: 23 July 2017

Pier-2 Art Center is located in Taiwan’s second largest city, Kaohsiung. As a cluster of old warehouses next to Kaohsiung Harbor, Pier-2 Art Center positions itself as an artistic, diverse, experimental, creative space which is open to any kind of possibilities. During October 2017- December 2017, PAIR will host a residency for photography. At the end of residency, the selected artist will have chance to present their works via exhibitions or window art gallery at Pier 2 Art Center.


  • Studio and living space
  • Roundtrip economic class airline tickets or roundtrip assigned-seating Taiwan High Speed Rail tickets (proof required for reimbursement)
  • A daily living allowance NT$500 per day
  • Subsidy Material fees (determined based on the plan of each creation.)


  • Individuals and groups that engage in photography in Taiwan and abroad may file an application
  • The offer is open to local and international artists and groups, excluding student artists
  • Applicants must have at least 2 years of experience or professional practice and must not be subject to any nationality restrictions

Residency Plan – artists are required to propose a residency plan which includes the 2 projects below:

1.Exhibit plan: Pier 2 Artist in Residency encourages artists to create a project that is related to local culture, environment, landscape, social status of Kaohsiung.
2.Workshop: There’s no specific format for holding a workshop. Artists are encouraged to hold a workshop which is related to academic exchange, educational programmes, community empowerment

For more information and application details:

Funded Residency | Watershed Artist in Residence 2017, Bristol

Application deadline: 24 July

Watershed’s Artist in Residence call is an invitation to research and make work at the intersection of art and technology. It is open to all artists of any discipline, who have been practising for two or more years.

There is one residency available, which comes with a structured programme, work space at Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, a network of peers, plus financial, technical and critical support.

The residency will take place in autumn/winter.

The residency offers a bursary of £3500, up to £1000 production budget and up to £1000 for travel and accommodation.

For more information and application details:

Research and Production Residency | Jiwar, Barcelona

Application deadline: 15 July

Jiwar announces a call for the selection of projects which relate to the theme of “Making neighbourhood_5_Mobilities” for a research, creative and production residency at Jiwar, Barcelona, from the 5th October to 14th November 2017.

Making neighbourhood_5 seeks to stress the issue of barriers to mobility, viewing it as a contemporary world-wide issue. This year’s call hopes to investigate the social changes provoked by the movement of people, viewing mobility as something more complex: as a value, an ability, a combination of competencies and/or social capital.

We are not looking for a picture which captures the status quo on the borders but one which goes beyond the tensions between the latent, the possible and the not- possible, to reveal how political administrative decisions can affect the lives of thousands of people. With this in mind, for this year’s edition we are looking to shed light on these tensions and individual tragedies which respond to global, national and regional tendencies.

Intercultural perspective and participative methodology will add value to the project which Jiwar will take into account when assessing the proposals.

The international artist in residence will receive a plane ticket as well 450€ as per diem plus coverage of production costs up to 300€ and residence in Jiwar (worth 1,100€).

For more information and application details:

Funded Residency | Akiyoshidai International Art Village (AIAV), Japan

Deadline: 31 July

As a base for expressive and creative activities of both international and domestic artists, “Akiyoshidai International Art Village(AIAV)” was constructed August 1998, in Shuho Town next to The Akiyoshidai National Park, which beautiful limestone landscape was formed over three hundred million years ago.

The prefix ‘trans’ means to go beyond, get across, cross, exchange, change and convert. The Residence Support Programme provides a time and place for artists to experience new encounters and carry out experiments to guide their future projects. Participating artists are expected to bring new ideas to the local culture and people while they, in turn, will hopefully acquire new perspectives through these fresh encounters. As a result of the residence programme, the artists will convey their new experiences, gathered from the local lifestyle and our particular geographic situation, to their next destination. We hope that the residence program at Akiyoshidai International Art Village becomes a space for artists to go beyond cultural borders and expand their outlooks, exchange their unique understandings and establish relationships with fellow artists.

Theme: The Future of This Land
Residency period: 14 January to 9 March 2018
Numbers of artists accepted: 3 artists (2 international and 1 Japanese), 40 years old or under. (born on or after 2 April, 1977)
You may apply as a group no larger than 2 artists.


  • Travel expenses: A one time round trip from your neighboring international airport to AIAV (Economy class air tickets for international flights, domestic flights and/or domestic railway tickets)
  • Accommodation at AIAV (private room with bath/toilet)
  • Studio (assignment will be arranged after due deliberation: artists may have to share with others)
  • Production expenses: 200,000 yen (For each group)
  • Per diem: 2,800 yen x days of the program (Per person)

For more information and application details:

Funded Residency | FLACC Residency, Genk, Belgium

Deadline: 1 July 2017

Visual artists working in a variety of media and disciplines are invited to submit project proposals. Due to the diversity of FLACC workshops, the application is open for projects in various media and disciplines. Projects with interest in artistic labour, challenging the notion of a ‘workplace’ or with a focus on experiment are preferable. The work period is three-month full time or around 90 days, divided in several smaller work periods between February 2018 and December 2018. FLACC offers an accommodation, a workplace, covered travel expenses as well as a small production budget.

Every year, FLACC facilitates the realisation of 10 to 15 artists’ projects in Genk, in tune with the contemporary context of art making. The process-based projects are developed independently of any need for presentation, and are in most cases aimed at the realization of new work. Core concepts here are equality, cooperation, and space for experimentation.

When: Three month period or around 90 days divided over several periods between February 2018 and December 2018

For more information and application details:

Studio Residencies at Fire Station Artists’ Studios

Application deadline: 30 June, 5pm

Fire Station Artists’ Studios offers living and working spaces for visual artists, as well as workshop and computer facilities. Three studio allocations will be made available in early 2018.

Residencies are from 1 year to 2 years 9 months.

Your application should include:

  • A covering letter
  • A current CV (3 pages max) and documentation of your work (Jpeg images and web showreels)
  • Residency work plan
  • Artist statement
  • An image list
  • A selection committee then reviews your application and makes recommendations to our board. The selection committee bases its decision solely on what you provide.

International artists, with a demonstrable connection to Ireland, are welcome to apply and shorter term residencies might be considered.

Studios allocation for 2018 (you can see images of each studio by clicking ‘Studios’ on the menu to the left):

2 studios (Studio 9 & Studio 10): January 2018
1 studio (Studio 8): March 2018

The Covering Letter
Tell us, in detail, how you hope to use the studio, e.g. to work on a commission, to prepare for an exhibition. Tell us why you need residential space specifically.

Include a work plan, giving details of what materials and processes you use and any other requirements you have, such as wheelchair access. This will help us provide you with the most suitable space.

Tell us for how long you will need your studio. We let out studios for between 1 year and 2 years, 9 months. If you need a studio for more than one year, we will review your progress after your first year.

Three residencies at two start dates will be offered in this round; please outline your preference if you have one.

For more information and to apply online:

Residency at InterContinental / Wee Art Pub (Wub), East Belfast.

Deadline: 23 June

Wee Art Pub (Wub) is a new artist collective who have formed to curate and develop an arts and social practice in previously disused spaces. Our building (formally The Continental Pub, Parkview Bar and Hotel) has been gifted to us until the beginning of 2018 after which time it will be redeveloped in to residential apartments. Wub are looking for artists working in any medium to come and work at the Wub for a period of 3-6 weeks (negotiable).

There is a dedicated artist in residence space on the 3rd floor, but artists are invited to use any space within the building depending on their project; this includes a traditional bar downstairs which is easily opened onto a busy street, a floor with a stage and dance floor and various small spaces which can be utilised as you see fit.

The Wub has a general aim of positive social change and as such we are looking for artists whose work is concerned with this practice. This could be architectural, site specific, work which explores sustainability, art in social context or community outreach. We are particularly interested in artists who’s work explores ideas around gentrification in an urban environment and the subject of Artwashing.

The building is to be developed into a residential zone in 2018, so practices concerned with play or the change of the superficial fabric of the building are also encouraged. We are flexible and open to all ambitious project ideas which we will support as much as possible.

This is an unpaid residency and as such artists will cover their own costs including a small fee of around £10 per week for very basic running costs. The artist in residence will also be expected to take on some responsibility for the everyday running of the building while they are here as is in keeping of our collective ethos.

Please send 6-10 images or links to your work, your current CV and a short proposal (300 words max) of how you would like to use the space to: