Fellowships and Residencies Fall 2019

Our quarterly roundup of fellowships, residencies, and prizes accepting applications.

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ReActor, OMI International Arts Center

​All Disciplines

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship

The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study, or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.
Location: Scandinavia
Application due: November 1

Rome Prize

The American Academy in Rome awards the Rome Prize to a select group of artists and scholars after an application process that begins in the fall of each year. The winners, announced in the spring, are invited to Rome to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation.
Location: Rome, Italy
Application due: November 1

The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College

The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College are designed to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and to pursue careers in college teaching. The Bolin Fellowships are two-year residencies at Williams, and two scholars or artists are appointed each year. 
Location: Williamstown, MA
Application due: November 15

C.I.M.A. Residency—Art Mountain Research Center

C.I.M.A. is a residence of art located in Argentina in the mountainous region of Portezuelo, often referred to as “the large door between the hills”. The residence is located 18 kilometers from the capital of the Province Catamarca. It was created as a production space for artists who wish to nurture and challenge their own work and practices in connection to the surrounding environment, unleashing future creation influenced by this natural region of powerful landscapes.
Location: Catamarca, Argentina
Application due: December 20

The Mesa Refuge Residency

Mesa Refuge welcomes a diverse group of writers, filmmakers, audio journalists, and other creatives—both emerging and established—who are defining and/or offering solutions to the pressing issues of our time. Particularly, the residency supports writers focusing on “ideas at the edge” of the areas of nature, human economy, and social equity.
Location: Point Reyes, CA
Application due: December 1

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Founded in 1977 by Doris Leeper, an internationally known sculptor and painter as well as a visionary environmentalist, Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is a non-profit multidisciplinary artist residency.
Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Application due: December 1

Djerassi Resident Artists Program

Residencies are awarded competitively, at no cost, to national and international artists and scientists in the disciplines of choreography, literature, music composition, visual arts, media arts, and science. Those selected are offered living and studio space for one of the six sessions from mid-March through mid-November.
: Santa Cruz, CA
Application due: March 16, 2020

NES Artist Residency

NES Artist Residency was founded in March 2008 in Skagaströnd, a small town in North West Iceland. The first artists in residence arrived in June of that year. As one of the largest residencies in Iceland, NES currently hosts between 90–120 artists per year. NES provides artists with a workspace and living quarters within Skagaströnd, and the freedom to create as they wish.
Location: Skagaströnd, Iceland


Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Application due: January 2, 2020

Visual Arts

Art Omi: Artists

Art Omi: Artists invites thirty artists from around the world, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles and practices, to gather in rural New York for four weeks each summer to experiment, collaborate and share ideas. Concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal.
Location: Ghent, NY
Application due: October 15

Museum of Arts and Design Daily Residency

The Artist Studios program at the Museum of Arts and Design hosts artists and designers daily in a live studio environment, serving as both a platform for creativity and an innovative model of engagement within an “open studio” format.
Location: New York, NY
Application due: October 17

Center for Book Arts Artist-in-Residence

The Center for Book Arts offers Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grants for New York Emerging Artists. Up to five New York-based emerging artists will be offered space, time and support to explore the production and exhibition of artist’s books and related work in year-long residencies.
Location: New York, NY
Application due: October 25

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation Artist in Residency Program

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation Artist in Residency Program supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies. The program is open to both International and US-Based artists, creating a shared space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time.
Location: New York, NY
Application due: November 1

Women’s Studio Workshop Studio Workspace Residency

The Studio Workspace Residency is a four- to six-week opportunity for artists to create new work and fully immerse themselves in WSW’s supportive environment. It is open to artists at any stage of their careers. This residency gives artists a gift of time, an uninterrupted period to live and work away from the stresses of daily life.
Location: Kingston, NY
Application due: October 15

Women’s Studio Workshop Parent Residency Grant

The Parent Grant is a four-week residency for an artist with at least one dependent child under the age of 18. Artists may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics.
Location: Kingston, NY
Application due: January 15, 2020


Art Omi: Writers

Art Omi: Writers hosts authors and translators from around the world for residencies throughout the spring and fall. The program’s strong international emphasis provides exposure for global literary voices and reflects the spirit of cultural exchange that is essential to Art Omi’s mission.
Location: Ghent, NY
Application due: October 15

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

The Spring Writers Retreat is a self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect, and re-energize their writing practice. In addition to a single room, which doubles as your private studio, you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers. You will have the opportunity to attend inspiring talks and performances and meet with guest faculty to consult on your work.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Application due: November 27

Blackacre Writing Residency

The writer receives a $200 honorarium, and resides, for 1 - 2 weeks, in a furnished house, on the grounds, offering all of the modern domestic necessities.
Location: Louisville, KY

Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry

This annual competition sponsors the publication of a poetry collection by a woman who has yet to publish a full-length poetry book. The winner receives an advance of $1,000.00 and publication of her collection by Persea.
Application due: October 31

Pen/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

The PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers recognizes twelve emerging fiction writers each year for their debut short story published in a literary magazine or cultural website last year. Each of the twelve winning writers receives a cash prize of $2,000.00 and the independent book publisher Catapult will publish the twelve winning stories in an annual anthology entitled The PEN America Best Debut Short Stories.
Application due: November 15

2019 Nightboat Poetry Prize

The winning poet receives a $1,000.00 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 25 free copies of the published book. Finalists are considered for future publication.
Application due: November 15

Shearing Fellowships for Emerging Writers - Black Mountain Institute and The Believer

For writers who have at least one book published by a trade press or a significant literary press, this fellowship includes a semester-long letter of appointment, an honorarium of $18,000, office space on the campus of UNLV, and subsidized housing in the bustling district of downtown Las Vegas—home to The Writer’s Block, our city’s leading independent bookstore. 
Application due: November 1
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Shearing Fellowship for Distinguished Writers - Black Mountain Institute and The Believer

For a writer with a significant national reputation, and at least three books published by trade presses, or a prestigious literary press, this fellowship includes a semester-long letter of appointment, an honorarium of $25,000, office space on the campus of UNLV, and subsidized housing in the bustling district of downtown Las Vegas—home to The Writer’s Block, our city’s leading independent bookstore.  
Application due: November 1
Location: Las Vegas, NV

The 2020 New Issues Poetry Prize

The winning poet receives $1,000.00, publication, and a paid reading at Western Michigan University for a first book of poems.
Application due: December 30

Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award

Writers from the state of West Virginia are invited to apply for the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. One fiction writer and one poet will be selected. Winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with top literary professionals, including editors, agents, publishers, and prominent writers.
Application due: January 6, 2020

Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing

The Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing offers up to four months of unfettered writing time for a writer working on a first or second book of fiction or creative nonfiction. The residency provides lodging in Bucknell’s “Poets’ Cottage” and a $5,000.00 stipend. 
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Application due: February 1, 2020

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The Art Residency by Rebecca Patek
Portfolio by Angelo Plessas

The Eternal Internet Brother/Sisterhood

Nicholas Weist by Ethan Philbrick
Shandaken Project 01

A residency program on view.

The Art Residency by Rebecca Patek

The Art Residency was filmed this past summer during performance artist Rebecca Patek”s weeklong residency at Earthdance.