Fellowship and Residencies Fall 2018

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

Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing

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Diane Middlebrook Studio, courtesy of CCS Architecture

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 15

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 is 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 space of powerful landscapes.
Location: Catamarca, Argentina
Application due: November 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 2

The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency Program
MASS MoCA invites artists and writers to apply for residencies from 1 week to 8 weeks in length.
Location: North Adams, MA
Application due: January 7, 2019

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.
Location
: Santa Cruz, CA
Application due: March 15, 2019

Casa Na Ilha - The Residency Program
Casa na Ilha is a retreat space to devote time and focus to your creative pursuits in an ecological paradise. Artists can intensely dedicate on their work in progress or develop new projects. The main goal is that artists are able to focus on their ideas and projects, enhancing creativity and inspiration and connect, between them, the local community and nature. Casa na Ilha welcomes artists with a professional standing in their field and emerging artists of promising talent. The Residency Program is 2 to 4 weeks long in duration hosting between 5 - 8 artists at a time.
LocationIlhabela, Brazil

_Hannacc A.I.R. Program
_Hannac is a residence and creative centre in a typical Catalan rural house in the heart of the Penedès, a land of vineyards and olive groves, 50 minutes from Barcelona. _Hannacc promotes cultural exchange and offers opportunities for national and international artists to develop their work in a favorable environment for the production and concentration.
Location: Barcelona, Spain

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

Visual Arts

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 14

Shandaken Projects Paint School 2018-19: COLOR
Shandaken Projects presents Paint School, a free master class in the theory and practice of painting. The theme of this year’s session will be color.
Location: New York, NY
Application due: October 14

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 15

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: October 15

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: October 15

Dieu Donné Workspace Residency Program
With a focus on experimentation and collaboration, Dieu Donné provides emerging, New York State based artists with the opportunity to explore paper pulp as an artistic medium. The program encourages emerging artists to explore the creative possibilities inherent in the hand papermaking process, and to develop this medium as a contemporary art form.
Location: New York, NY
Application due: October 17

Printed Matter Emerging Artists Publication Series              
The Emerging Artists Publication Series supports early career artists in realizing an artists’ book project. Four compelling book proposals will be selected by Printed Matter staff and a guest jury to be developed and published under our imprint in 2019-20.
Application due: October 21

Literature

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 10

2018 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 10

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 11
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 11
Location: Las Vegas, NV

The 2019 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 31

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 7, 2019

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 2, 2019


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