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Artist residency programs offer enriching opportunities for artists to focus on the development of new work and can be a way to connect with other artists and exchange ideas.  You can expect a wide array of programs and approaches at residency sites throughout the world. Here we are providing you with a few handy links to learn about residency opportunities.  Many of the organizations listed also offer resource information beyond residency programs.  The links in this section will get you to their residency program information.


Fully Funded Residencies

Fast, easy overview of art residences, mobility funds, grants and awards, concentrating on those covering all or most of expenses. Provides platform for artists to share experiences with residency programs.

Alliance of Artist Communities / Residencies

Your one-stop guide to residencies for visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, scholars, filmmakers, community artists, architects, and more - around the world and in your backyard. Hundreds of residencies, endless possibilities!


Combines and shares knowledge and experience on artist-in-residence programmes and other international opportunities for creative professionals to temporarily stay and work elsewhere. Tools and services are developed from the artists' perspective.


Worldwide professional body for arts residencies, ensuring sustainability and development of the field through enabling connection and facilitating professional development for our member organizations.  Features open calls for residencies throughout the world.

Artsy / 11 of the World’s Most Unusual Residencies

Features listings from airports, to recycling centers, tree houses and street-side studios and more.

C4E / Residencies

C4E is a searchable online guide divided into art and photography sections to help photographers find art calls and art opportunities, including artist residencies.

Sunny Art Prize Residency Program 

The Sunny Art Prize in collaboration with leading Chinese national and international cultural institutions launched a series of new artist residency programs. Artists who win the Sunny prize have an opportunity to be part of a residency in culturally dynamic and significant places in China.

Artnet News / Best and Weirdest Artist Residencies in Europe

This feature article includes a section for young and emerging artists who want to their game.

US - National Parks Foundation / Residencies

There are programs for visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creative media. Programs vary, but residencies are typically 2 to 4 weeks in length and most include lodging. Often artists are invited to participate in park programs by sharing their art with the public.

The Balance Careers - Notable Artist Residencies in Asia and Latin America

Focuses broadly on career resources, but has a section on the arts and often features information on international/country specific residency programs.