Residency: VCCA, Amherst, VA

Residency: VCCA, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia

Deadline: September 15*

Admission to VCCA is highly selective, based on a review of applications by panels of professional artists. There are separate panels for each category (poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, playwrights, performance, film and video artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, installation artists, composers and cross-disciplinary artists) with over fifty panelists serving at any one time. These panelists undergo periodic review to ensure that selection to VCCA is being made by the highest caliber artists in each discipline. Panelists are also rotated regularly to ensure that particular styles or tastes are not continuously represented. The basis for admission by an application is professional achievement or promise of achievement.

*Don’t worry if you miss this one! They have several throughout the year… just book mark the link and prep for next time.

http://www.vcca.com/main/apply

Residency: The Hambidge Center, Georgia

Residency: Hambidge Creative Residency Program, The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA

Deadline: September 15

Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires artists working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber. Check out their application requirements. This is for dates in mid-February – April.

http://www.hambidge.org/application.html

Residency: VCCA, Amherst, VA

Residency: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia

Deadline: September 15

Serenity. Light. Space. Privacy. The ability to work uninterrupted for hours, days, weeks in a quiet studio cradled in 400 acres of rolling Blue Ridge farmland. These are just a few of the reasons why more than 400 of the world’s foremost writers, composers, and visual artists come to VCCA each year. Every residency includes a comfortable, private bedroom, three meals a day, and a private studio.

Among our Fellows are recipients of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy in Rome, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, as well as winners of National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and MacArthur genius awards. In the past 41 years, more than 4,000 writers, artists and composers have benefited from residencies at VCCA, making it, in the words of one of our Fellows, “one of the most important sources of art in the world.”

VCCA. Because creative space is a creative edge.

http://www.vcca.com/main/applicants-info

Residency: The Bright Door Residency, Beaufort, SC

Residency: The Bright Door Residency, Beaufort, South Carolina

Deadline: Rolling Deadline

Bright Door offers a ten-day residency for artists, scholars and community leaders.  Located in the Lowcountry of Beaufort, SC, one of the many Sea Islands along the South Carolina coastline, this five-room 1,000 sq. ft. cottage in a racially diverse neighborhood is set within a residential community known as Pigeon Point.

This comfortable cottage has a quiet backyard and kind neighbors. It has plenty of natural light, and is equipped with overhead fans in each room, AC and Heating system, and cooking facilities.

Founded with the purpose of encouraging the development of creative ideas and projects, the residency allows for private use of the cottage and is geared towards those with the maturity and desire to explore the community and the environment independently.

The ten days are intended for retreat, research, and the drafting of creative projects.  Artists and researchers particularly interested in environmental studies, plein air painting, landscape art, drawing, composing, writing, research of Gullah culture, The Civil War, Slavery, Reconstruction are great fits for this residency, as are leaders in all fields looking for inspiration in their work. However, the residency is not restricted to those areas, so all are welcome to apply.

http://www.thebrightdoor.com/

Residency: McColl Center, Charlotte, NC

Residency: McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, North Carolina

Deadline: Residency program applications are accepted year round and online only.

McColl Center for Art + Innovation is the primary venue for contemporary art in uptown Charlotte. Artists and engagement are essential to the Center. McColl Center supports artists who are at a place in their work of artistic, intellectual, or technical breakthrough. The Center is a place where artists push their own boundaries and supports artists who are beginning a new project or working toward that process.

http://mccollcenter.org/artists-in-residence/how-to-apply

Residency:ARC, Chattanooga, TN

Residency: ARC, Artist Residency Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

Deadline: July 31, 2016

The visiting artist residency program provides emerging and established artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative supportive environment located in Chattanooga’s burgeoning Southside.

Every four months, an artist is selected to participate in the 1-month program by the board of directors in conjunction with a rotating panel of members from the arts community. Artists are provided room with a local member of the arts community, a shared studio with basic amenities, available studio assistance, and access to basic woodworking tools.  At the conclusion of the program, the resident will give a lecture and exhibit their work in the Swine gallery.

https://arcresidency.wordpress.com/about/

Residency: The Luminary, St. Louis, Missouri

Residency: The Luminary, St. Louis, Missouri

Deadline: July 31, 2016 for residencies taking place throughout 2017

The Luminary invites applications for our 2017 Residency Program.

Residencies are available year-round from one week up to three months. Please note that the program is not active in August or December.

To apply, please fill out the online application: http://theluminaryarts.com/programs/residency-program/residency-application

Please note there is a non-refundable $25 application fee.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact: residency@theluminaryarts.com