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Best 5 Artist Residencies & Fellowships in the US (October 2022)

Welcome back to our weekly appointment with opportunities from the art world.

This time we offer you a very classic selection: here you can find the best 5 residencies and fellowships for arists in the US, all having their deadlines in October and September 2023.

We are sure you will find something for you too. Let's go!

Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency

Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency is a project-based residency for artists and researchers working in media arts. Offered twice per year, the residency is open to applicants from Buffalo and across the United States who are seeking resources, time, and support for ongoing projects or the creation of new work.

Selected applicants will have tailored access to facilities, equipment, technical consultation, from Squeaky Wheel, as well as our Workspace Residency partners Buffalo Game Space, The Foundry, and Silo City. Residents will also have the opportunity to attend guest lectures, are provided with public opportunities to share and receive feedback for their work, and will be invited to a variety of site visits and activities exploring Buffalo’s unique communities and histories. Squeaky Wheel will assess whether the residency can take place in-person depending on case rates of COVID-19, and will continue to offer a virtual residency option.

Deadline: October 15, 2022

Application information available here

The Craft Research Fund Fellowship

The Craft Research Fund was created to encourage, expand and support scholarly craft research in the United States.

The Craft Research Fund—Artist Fellowship is one of three categories that make up the Craft Research Fund, a visionary program dedicated to supporting scholarly craft research in the United States. Awards of $10,000 will be granted to five artists to support research projects that advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice.

Deadline: October 21, 2022

Application information available here

A.I.R. Fellowship Program

The A.I.R. Fellowship Program was established in 1993 by former artist member Stephanie Bernheim in order to support underrepresented and emerging women and non-binary artists in New York City. Each year, six artists are awarded a year-long fellowship to develop and exhibit a project at A.I.R. Gallery.

In the last 29 years, the A.I.R. Fellowship Program has given more than 100 artists the opportunity to have their first solo exhibition in New York City. This program encourages artistic experimentation and rigor by providing a space where feminist historical precedence and intergenerational dialogue are at the forefront. Essential to this process are a series of professional development workshops, close collaboration with an A.I.R. artist-mentor, and scheduled studio visits through the year—including one with a selection panelist.

Since 2009, A.I.R. Gallery has named one yearly A.I.R. Fellowship seat in memory of the artist, activist, writer, and feminist Emma Bee Bernstein (1985–2008). In recognition of Emma’s significant contributions as a young artist, the youngest A.I.R. Fellowship recipient receives the honor of holding the Emma Bee Bernstein Fellowship.

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Application information available here

Baxter St Residency Program

Each year, Baxter St at CCNY invites emerging lens-based artists living in New York City to apply for the Baxter St Residency Program. This residency offers lens-based artists much-needed workspace in New York City as well as access to the Baxter St at CCNY community and programs. Our residents shall have the free use of the facilities and equipment at Baxter St at CCNY and a secondary photo lab with darkroom and printer access for the duration of the Residency during respective hours of operation if needed. Residents receive a monthly stipend appropriate to our W.A.G.E. certification level during the three months of workspace access, as well as an additional production fee to realize their exhibition. Each resident will be granted a solo exhibition at Baxter St at CCNY after their term of residency. Residents will also be part of our robust programming, including a public conversation, a video interview, and a one-on-one meeting with an Art Advisory Committee Member.

Deadline: November 17, 2022

Application information available here

Rome Prize Fellowship

For over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence.

Fellowships are chosen from the following disciplines:

  • Ancient studies

  • Architecture

  • Design: includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields

  • Historic preservation and conservation

  • Landscape architecture: includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography

  • Literature: includes fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry

  • Medieval studies

  • Modern Italian studies

  • Musical composition

  • Renaissance and early modern studies

  • Visual arts: includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film and video, installation, new media, digital arts, and other visual-arts fields

This year, AAR will offer the Tsao Family Rome Prize, to be awarded to a humanities scholar whose project explores the relationship between Chinese and Mediterranean philosophical traditions. Please see the humanities guidelines for more information.

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Application information available here


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