December 2015 and Beyond

Passaic Artist Residency
Wassaic Artist Residency


Summer Artist Residency at Artspace
Location: Raleigh, VA
The Summer Artist-In-Residence program at Artspace provides an artist with a month-long studio opportunity to work on a project of his/her choice and to interact with the public and the artist community. It is also an opportunity for an artist to exhibit the work she/he creates immediately following the residency. During the residency period, the artist teaches two classes or workshops in conjunction with the Artspace Summer Arts Program (ASAP) and presents a general lecture or demonstration about his/her own work or a related topic. Learn more about this residency here.
Deadline: December 6

Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist Residency
Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL
The Master Artist Residency has served over 3,500 emerging and midcareer artists from many disciplines. The residency is unique in that it is a mentoring program that couples prominent Master Artists with selected Associate Artists for three-week periods. Since residencies are process-based and not product-driven, time can be spent on previously existing projects, on new experiments, or on collaborations. The residency is also unique in that it focuses on creating conversations and the sharing of ideas between three disciplines per program, which can include visual artists, writers, dancers, and musicians as well as many other types of art. ACA believes that the spirit and challenges of being an artist are shared by all disciplines and that we can learn much from coming together, sharing our work and ideas, and collaborating on projects. Please visit About the Master Artists-in-Residence Program to learn more.
Deadline: December 6

Rauschenberg Foundation Fellowship Grant
Location: Anywhere
This year’s Artist as Activist Fellowship provides the opportunity for creative professionals who are committed to moving the dial on mass incarceration, and by extension racial justice, to seek a robust set of resources to advance their work. This is a departure from last year’s grant cycle, which invited artists pursuing projects on any topic to apply for support. Moving forward, the Artist as Activist Fellowship will be guided by an alternating theme. For the 2016 and 2017 cycles of the fellowship, the thematic frame is racial justice through the lens of mass incarceration. For more information, please head here.
Deadline: December 7

The Wassaic Artist Residency
Location: Wassaic, NY
The Wassaic Artist Residency exists to provide a genuine and intimate context for art-making, and the Winter Resident Application has been reopened exclusively for writers! We recognize the limited number of writers that live and work with us each season, and thus want to address that need. We accept 1-3 month proposals for our Winter Residency Season (February – April). Residents are selected by a review committee composed of the board of directors and professionals in the field. They will be selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large. Please head here for more information.
Deadline: December 15

Wassaic Family Artist Residency
Location: Wassaic, NY
We recognize that artists who have families often opt out of peer-community building for practical reasons: residencies don’t often take children, events happen late at night, childcare is expensive. Bowie, Jeff and Eve (Wassaic co-founders) have kids; they’re all artists. They have families that they want to be with and not away from. And they also want to connect with other artists and build community. We now offer Family Residencies from October through May of 1 to 8 weeks in length. Each Family will be provided with an individual lodge complete with a kitchen, laundry, bathroom, and two bedrooms – one for you, the parent(s), and one for your children. Please head here for more information.
Deadline: December 15

The Mill Hill Visiting Social Practice Residency Program
Location: Macon, GA
The Mill Hill Visiting Social Practice Residency Program is open to all US-based artists with a history of socially engaged work, especially those with a history of working in neighborhoods to build social capacity and social cohesion. Artists are welcome to bring families and pets (indoor pets only) but be advised that the live/work space is about 1,000 square feet. These were originally mill houses. There is flexibility to provide space, tools and equipment for large-scale work. The project director will be a resource to ensure that all artists have access to the tools and equipment they need. Visual artists, writers, architects, designers, performance artists, and urban planners with a history of working in the field of social practice art are invited to apply. Please visit our website for more information and the application link. Selected artists will work with local artists to engage the neighborhood in creative projects that will result in a creative assets map and a cultural master plan for the neighborhood. These artists will partner with key stakeholders to develop programming that engages the residents, families, and youth living in the area. Cultural planning consultants will be hired to work with the visiting artists in the development of a neighborhood cultural master plan reflecting the shared vision for the Mill Hill: East Macon Arts Village.
Deadline: December 31


Location: Atlanta, GA
In the spirit of nurturing creative research, development, and action, The Goat Farm Arts Center and The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences and have joined forces again to proudly present an unconventional public action project in Atlanta. FIELD EXPERIMENT 2016 aims to bring groundbreaking work to the surface with the following support: $20,000 commission, a residency, and & collaborative production assistance to realize a prodigious vision for Atlanta. Priority will be given to work that is interactive, collaborative, and accessible to the public. We invite artists, scientists, architects, performers, and visionaries to work individually or collectively to create new paths for our city.  Jamie Badoud, Hambidge Center Executive Director, is “excited to again offer a unique platform for creative talents to transform Atlanta streets.  It is clear from the large pool of applicants last year, that individuals are hungry to take their work to the people through industrious and compelling means.”  The Goat Farm Arts Center Co-founder Anthony Harper sees Field Experiment as a much-needed civic disruption: “Our intention is to continue introducing untouched ideas to Atlanta.  New concepts can often be disorienting in productive ways. Disorientation extends the intellect and can refashion viewers attitudes towards whatever might be ‘heavy on the mind’ at that moment. I find this effect worthwhile.”  Earlier this year renowned conceptual artists Mel Chin & Severn Eaton were awarded the Field Experiment prize for ‘Jam-D-Jam,’ a radio intervention and collaborative music project for gridlocked Atlantans stuck in traffic. Imprisoned drivers call in to the station and their words of frustration are mixed into an ever-shifting musical collage. Currently underway, the team is working with leading Atlanta producers to develop an hour-long show destined for drive time radio. More information:
Deadline:  January 5

Location: Greenhill, NC
Greenhill’s Pop-Up Residency is a 10-day program for which selected North Carolina artists create and exhibit artworks in ArtQuest. A Pop-Up Residency is perfect for the artist who enjoys interaction with visitors and likes to engage in active conversations about creative practices and artmaking. Our goal is for the artist to be energized by the interactions and for the visitor to deepen their experience at Greenhill and help them make connections between the works in the gallery and an artist’s creative process.  Pop-Up Residency is a competitive process with applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Materials stipend of $200 is provided for each artist as well as access to some of the resources of ArtQuest. Artists will be expected to work in the studio during regular business hours for a minimum of seven days to include one Family Night, which takes place on Wednesdays from 5-7 PM, and Greenhill’s First Friday event from 6-9 PM, offering artists a unique opportunity to share their work with visitors. Selected artists will be required to document their residency using Greenhill’s blog. To apply, head here.
Deadline: January 6, 2016

Atlanta Photography Group
Location: Atlanta, GA
APG is looking for imagery that uses the revelatory powers of photography to manifest the beauty, the pain, and the mystery of different realities, as well as work that explores the concept of reality. We will consider both still and moving images from all processes, both traditional and digital. This exhibition will be juried by Anna Walker Skillman, owner and director of Jackson Fine Art.  Please head to the website for more information.
Deadline: Jan 17 2016


Elsewhere Residencies
Location: Greensboro NC
The Residency invites creatives working across media, fields, disciplines, and administrations to create projects that activate Elsewhere. Residents live and work within the museum for 2-4 weeks creating site-specific, responsive work that explores the museum environment, surplus inventories, cultural histories, social systems, neighborhood communities, and past artworks. For more information and to apply online visit,
Deadline: February, 13

Elsewhere: Southern Constellations
Location: Greensboro, NC
Southern Constellations offers six paid residency fellowships to artists born or based in the Southern United States. Artists with sophisticated practice, socially and critically engaged work, and commitment to their city or region are encouraged to apply. Fellows participate in as a residency cohort with five other SOCO artists for 4 weeks to create new, experimental works at the museum and participate in dialogues on the conditions of experimental art production in the South. For more information and to apply online visit,
Deadline: February, 13

Please leave a comment below if you know of more grant opportunities, calls for proposals, or residencies. Look for BURNAWAY‘s Call for Artists listings at the beginning of each month.

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