Fellowships and Residencies Summer 2019

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

Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing

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Yaddo Residency in Saratoga Springs, NY. Photograph by Elizabeth Haynes.

Visual Art

Women’s Studio Workshop — Malmö Residency
This four-week residency in Malmö, Sweden, is an opportunity for artists working in print media and sculpture. WSW has initiated a studio residency exchange with two not-for-profit collaborative workspaces: KKV Grafik Studio and Sculpture Workshop Monumental. Artists can choose to work in one or both studios, depending on their projects.
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Application DueJune 30

Shandaken: Governors Island
Shandaken: Governors Island is a residency by Shandaken Projects and the Trust for Governors Island. In the course of this program, five residents at a time receive free studio space on Governors Island for one year each, developing public programming to present to the island’s hundreds of thousands of visitors toward the end of their term.
Location: Governors Island, NYC
Application Due: July 19

The Terrence and Lynette Fern Cité Internationale des Arts Residency Fellowship
Each year, the Power Institute offers studio residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris for artists, art scholars, and art writers. Located in the Marais quarter of Paris, the Cité Internationale des Arts in the Rue de L’Hotel de Ville provides studio accommodation for foreign and provincial art students, including musicians, painters, sculptors, and graphic artists. 
 Paris, France
Application DueJuly 21

Princeton Arts Fellowship
Open to early-career artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise. Princeton Arts Fellows spend two consecutive academic years (September 1–July 1) at Princeton University, and formal teaching is expected.
Location: Princeton, NJ
Application Opens July 1

Hodder Fellowship
Open to artists demonstrating “much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts.” Fellows are selected more “for promise than for performance.” Fellowships last for one academic year and provide the opportunity to pursue an independent project. No teaching is required. A stipend is provided.
Location: Princeton, NJ
Application Opens July 1

Foundwork Artist Prize
This prize is designed to provide financial support for the winner’s practice and at the same time to further Foundwork’s mission to create opportunities for artists regardless of their prior network or recognition. The winner will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant as well as a studio visit with each of the jurors to cultivate a dialogue around the winner’s work.
Application Open from September 1–September 30

Ledig House

Art Omi: Writers Residency in Ghent, NY.


Art Omi: Writers Translation Lab
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 DueJuly 15

PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship
The PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship (EV) is a literary mentorship that aims to provide new writers who are isolated from the literary establishment with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to launch a professional writing career. 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Application DueAugust 1

The John Montague International Poetry Fellowship
The Munster Literature Center invites published poets to spend twelve weeks in Cork, Ireland, to work on independent projects, mentor poets, and teach a masterclass at the Cork International Poetry Festival.
Location: Cork, Ireland
Application DueAugust 18

Stormé DeLarverie Writing Residency
This six-to-seven-day residency is for poetry or prose writers from underrepresented groups. Applicants should identify as member of an underrepresented group (writers of color, both American and international, including Native peoples, as well as disabled people and those who identify as LGBTQ+).
Location: Louisville, KY / Boone, NC
Application DueAugust 31

Baltic Writers Workshop — Scotland Residency
The Scotland Writing Residency is located in Brora, a coastal village in the east of Sutherland in the Highland area of Scotland. The writer resides for one week during the summer or fall in a furnished and recently renovated, traditional croft cottage containing three bedrooms. The Scotland Writing Residency awards a free one-week stay in the Brora cottage and a $500 cash prize.
Location: Brora, Scotland
Application Due September 15

Black Mountain Institute/Believer Shearing Fellowship
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.
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Application Opens July 1

Black Mountain Institute/Believer John W. Kluge Center Fellowship
For a writer intending to pursue independent research at the Library of Congress on subjects that utilize its extensive collections, this three-month, full-time residential fellowship awards a stipend of $5,000 a month and is based out of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in DC. In addition, the fellowship includes a week-long visit to Las Vegas for a BMI-Kluge Fellowship program showcasing the fellow’s research.
Location: Washington DC
Application Opens July 1

Blackacre Writing Residency
The Blackacre Writing Residency is located in a beautiful, three-hundred-acre forest and nature preserve located near Louisville, KY. The writer receives a $200 honorarium and resides for one-to-two weeks in a furnished house on the grounds, offering all of the modern domestic necessities.
Location: Louisville, KY
Application Due: rolling

Berlin Writing Prize
The Berlin Writing Prize invites entries on the theme “The Circus” from both published and unpublished writers residing anywhere in the world. Up for grabs is a one-month residency in a luxury apartment in one of the world’s most creative destinations for travellers, Berlin’s Circus Hotel. From January 4th to February 3rd 2020, the winning author will have a month to write, a free four-day pass to The British Council Germany’s Literary Seminar, and access to the famously inspiring Berliner Luft.
Location: Berlin, Germany
Application Due: June 30

Blue Mountain Center – Richard J. Margolis Award
The Richard J. Margolis Award is given annually to a promising new journalist or essayist whose nonfiction work combines warmth, humor, and wisdom, and sheds light on issues of social justice. The award combines a one-month residency at Blue Mountain Center, an acclaimed writers’ and artists’ colony in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, and a $5,000 prize.
Location: Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Application Due: July 1

Fear No Lit – Submerging Writer Fellowship 
Back for a second year, the Submerging Writer Fellowship (SWF) from Fear No Lit will offer one writer chapbook publication; $500 in prize money; and registration in a conference, class, or workshop of your choosing. Dedicated to the writers who feel left behind, down on their luck, and far from emerging, the SWF is here to pull one submerging writer out of the water. 
Application Due: July 31

Willapa Bay Air

Visual artist studio at the Willapa Bay AiR in Oysterville, WA.

All Disciplines

Residency 108
Residency 108 invites emerging and established artists, writers, and thinkers of all disciplines to immerse themselves in their creative practice. The residency particularly welcomes those who work with nature, ecology, and the installation of temporary, outdoor land artworks.
Location: Germantown, NY
Application Due: July 15

Willapa Bay AiR
Willapa Bay AiR offers month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, musical composers, and songwriters. Situated on sixteen acres in coastal, southwest Washington State, the residency provides lodging, meals, and work space, at no cost, to six residents each month, from March 1 through September 30 of the year.
Location: Oysterville, WA
Application Due: July 31

Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a four-hundred-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. 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: August 1

Oak Spring Gardens Foundation 
The Oak Spring Gardens Foundation 2020 Artist Awards aims to support outstanding emerging visual and literary artists working in an area related to plants, gardens, landscapes, and place.
Location: Upperville, VA 
Application Due: August 11

Hypatia-in-the-Woods was created to provide physical and mental space, solitude, and time for women to pursue their creative endeavors, undistracted by the everyday demands of a job, family, or other obligations. Open to artists, writers, and academics to experience the tranquil setting of Holly House, the small cottage that serves as our residential retreat and study center.
Location: Shelton, WA
Application Due: August 15

Jentel Artists Residency
The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers dedicated individuals a supportive environment in which to further their creative development. Artists and writers experience unfettered time to allow for thoughtful reflection and meditation on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land.
Location: Banner, WY
Application Due: August 31

MacDowell Colony
The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees.
Location: Peterborough, NH
Application Due: September 15