• Workspace Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
  • Bernheim’s Artist in Residence Program, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY
  • Artist Residency Program, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
  • The May Residency, The May Space, New Orleans, LA

WORKSPACE, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY

Deadline: January 31, 2013

About: The LMCC residence in New York offers studio space only.

Founded: 1997

Disciplines: Visual Artists and Writers

Overview: Now in its 16th year, Workspace, one of LMCC’s artist programs, is a nine-month studio residency focused on creative process and professional development for emerging visual artists and writers. Through the program’s offerings—which include studio space, studio visits, talks and seminars, access to a network of peers, and public programs—Workspace encourages creative production, professional development, and community building in the early stages of an artist’s or writer’s career. Selected residents are expected to be active in their studio throughout the nine months by using the studio as a space for experimentation and dialogue.

LMCC has been able to address the critical need for affordable studio space in Manhattan by securing and adapting temporarily vacant office space Downtown in partnership with generous real estate owners. Since it’s inception in 1997 at the World Trade Center, Workspace has provided hundreds of artists and writers with studio space in some of the city’s most noted landmarks. Workspace studio locations change frequently, but are always located in Lower Manhattan.

By creating space for artistic production just blocks from Wall Street, the Workspace program changes what it means to “work” in Lower Manhattan.

STUDIO SPACE: Private or semi-private studio space, within a larger shared space, with 24/7 access. Individual studio spaces are approximately 150–300 square feet, equipped with a desk, chair, and basic overhead lighting. Electricity and wireless internet are provided. Heat and air conditioning are provided seasonally during regular business hours. (Housing is not provided).

STIPEND: A one-time stipend of approximately $1,000 is provided, depending on available funds. (There is NOT a monthly living or housing stipend).

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Artists- and writers-in-residence meet weekly as a group Tuesday evenings for Salon. Salon Evenings take different forms, including individual studio visits with arts and literary professionals, workshops on practical issues, artist talks and readings, as well as potluck dinners. See Salon Guests for a complete list of past guests. All artists- and writers-in-residence are required to participate in Salon Evenings each week.

PUBLICITY: Workspace provides opportunities to present work to the general public including presence on LMCC’s website, a mid-session Works-in-Progress: Open Studios, and an end-of-session Open Studio Weekend. Events are well attended and participation is required.


Residents have the opportunity to apply for visiting artist status at partner institutions to gain access to specialized facilities and resources.

  1. Harvestworks: Electronic media courses, reduced-rate technical assistance, lab/studio access.
  2. New York University, Advanced Media Studio: Inkjet printing, scanning, laser cutting, 3D modeling, courses.
  3. School of Visual Arts, MFA Computer Arts Department: Courses, lab/studio access.

TO APPLY: Please visit http://www.lmcc.net.



145 Hudson Street Suite 801

New York, NY 10013, USA

Telephone: +1 706 746-5718

Fax: +1 212 219 2058

Email: info@lmcc.net

BERNHEIM’S ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY

Deadline: January 30, 2013

Duration: 2-4 months

Disciplines: All visual artists (sculptors, installation artists, environmental artists, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Sound and performance artists may be considered – please contact Bernheim.

OVERVIEW: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a private, non-profit educational and recreational nature preserve located 20 minutes from the Louisville airport in Kentucky. Bernheim, founded in 1929 by philanthropist Isaac Wolfe Bernheim, opened to the public in 1950. More than 200,000 annual visitors connect with nature by enjoying over 32 miles of hiking trails, a Canopy Tree Walk, a Children’s Play Garden, year-round educational programs and events. Bernheim, steward to 14,500 acres of natural lands, includes a nationally-recognized, 600-acre arboretum designed by the landscape architecture firm of Frederick Law Olmsted. The arboretum contains over 8,000 plant species including the renowned Hubbuch Holly Collection. Bernheim has won numerous awards on sustainability initiatives including LEED® Platinum for the Visitor Center, which was the first Platinum award in Kentucky and surrounding five-state region. Bernheim continues to be guided by founder I.W. Bernheim’s plans, which included art.

CONDITIONS:  The Artist in Residence Program is available to all visual artists in any medium. Applicants may be emerging or established artists on a regional, national or international level. Bernheim will provide living quarters and studio space for the recipient in exchange for an exhibition, site-specific sculpture or project and the donation of at least one work of art to the Bernheim Art Collection. The residency must include some form of public engagement. Artists are encouraged to submit proposals that include suggested forms of public engagement that reinforce Bernheim’s mission of “connecting people with nature” and extending that mission within the communities beyond Bernheim.

MISSION: Artists are encouraged to use this residency to further investigate, experiment, and explore avenues in their work. Bernheim is most interested in work that furthers our understanding of the relationship between contemporary art and the natural world.

APPLICATION: Applications are accepted annually from November 1st through January 30th of each year. All applicants will receive notification by email in late March.

SELECTION PROCESS: A panel of professional jurors will select the award recipient based on the quality of the work or proposed project submitted. Support materials such as catalogs, reviews, etc. will be considered, but only as a secondary resource. The goal in all of Bernheim’s activities is to help realize its mission of strengthening the bond between people and nature. Bernheim Artist in Residence is awarded on an annual basis to a talented artist who will work within the forest and/or arboretum to create works that are inspired by and potentially installed in the natural world. The Residence provides the artist an opportunity to advance their career while enhancing awareness of Bernheim’s goals and mission regionally, nationally and internationally.

REQUIREMENTS:  The recipient is required to live and work at Bernheim for a minimum of two months and up to four months.  Bernheim will provide comfortable housing in a beautiful wooded setting, plus a honorarium of $2,500.00. Project materials may be provided or funded depending on the proposed project. Travel and other expenses are not included. The recipient will donate one or more pieces produced during the residency to Bernheim for its permanent use. These works will become part of the Bernheim Art Collection. Recipients will also be asked to interact with the public in some way, which may include but is not limited to participating in interactive works, the development of or the making of the work, workshops and/or lectures, or participating in CONNECT, or other Bernheim programs. Bernheim and the recipient will reach an agreement together regarding the work to be donated and the proposed public interaction.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All visual artists (including sculptors, installation artists, multi-media artists, environmental artists, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Sound and performance artists will be considered – please contact Bernheim. All applications must include: resume, 10 labeled images on a CD, DVD or video with corresponding item list, project proposal, artist statement, proposed public interaction, self addressed stamped envelope with proper postage for return of materials if desired (otherwise materials will be recycled).

Please note, Bernheim does not accept electronic submissions at this time.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: No original works, or email submissions with attached works will be accepted. We will not be responsible for safety of your digital files during shipping, and due to the large volume of submissions, will not be able to return your digital submissions.  We recommend submitting all materials by certified mail, Federal Express, or UPS Next Day Air, all of which will provide a return receipt.

FOR MORE INFO: For further information about the Artist in Residence program please contact Martha Winans Slaughter at mslaughter@bernheim.org.

Address all submissions to:
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
2499 Clermont Road, Clermont Kentucky 40110

All entrants will receive notification late March.

ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

Deadline: February 01, 2013

Duration: Mid June – Mid August

Disciplines: ceramics, photography, printmaking and social justice

OVERVIEW: The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work.

However, the Art Department specifically aims to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking and social justice. Fostering creative and artistic excellence, the residency also plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus, providing an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty.

The residency defines Emmanuel College as a leader in the visual arts and brings greater visibility to that leadership role beyond the confines of the College.

STIPEND: Emmanuel College awards up to $2000 stipend per artist for all travel and residency costs.

SPACES: Artists have an access to studios from 7:00 AM. to 11:00 PM and are provided with on-campus living quarters and a small, shared kitchen. Artists are responsible for their meals.


  1. Artists donate 1 piece to the college at the end of the residency. This will become the colleges’ permanent collections. They will be used as a teaching tool as well as to enrich the culture on campus. Resident artists participate in Contemporary Art and Artistic Practice, an art history course offered to students during the summer residency.
  2. Artists are asked to devote three hours of a mutually agreed upon time to discussions about their own artistic practice with students enrolled in this course. The course focuses on the theories and methodologies that inform current contemporary art trends as they relate to the four Emmanuel College artists in residence.
  3. Artists participate in the closing exhibition scheduled at the end of the residency. This is an opportunity for artists to exhibit the result of the residency work. The college community as well as the local creative community are invited to view the exhibition.
  4. Artists are expected to give an on campus demo/lecture of their work to Emmanuel students during the 2012-2013 academic year. The date will be coordinated with the faculty member in each area. Artists are responsible for their travel and lodging during this visit.

STUDIO INFORMATION: To learn more please visit http://www.emmanuel.edu/Departments/Art/Emmanuel_College_Artist_in_Residence/Residency_Information.html


Email submission accepted only with 10-15 small images (72 dpi images 5″x7″). Send your application materials to ecar@emmanuel.edu, in the subject line please put your last name and category (e.g. Smith, Ceramics).


  • Application form ( download on our website)
  • Letter of intent: please describe your plan for your time at the residency
  • 10-20 digital images of work (3-4 MB jpeg, about 300 dpi 10″x6″)
  • Artist statement
  • C.V.

*No hardcopy necessary. All materials can be submitted digital format in a CD.
*Please note: We cannot confirm receipt of your application. Please obtain delivery confirmation through the delivery provider. Application materials will not be returned.

Mail your application to:
Chantal Harris
Assistant Director of ECAR
Emmanuel College
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

THE MAY RESIDENCY, The May Space, New Orleans, LA

Deadline: Februrary 1, 2013

Duration: three months with a two month culminating exhibition. July through mid-November.

OVERVIEW: The May residency hosts one artist or curator for three or four months, July through mid-November. Applications are accepted year round until February 1st for that residency year. During the course of the residency, there are two private critiques with invited critics and audience members from local New Orleans arts institutions. The residency culminates in a two month exhibition which is curated by the resident-artist and the head curator of May. The week after the opening reception, May hosts an artist’s round table, which is open to the public and moderated by May staff or local arts community members. After the residency and exhibition is completed, May produces a catalogue documenting the critiques, exhibition and round table events. The catalogue also has a forward written by the head curator, and a biography of the resident-artist. The catalogues will be published in May of the following year.The May residency seeks artists documenting their contemporary life or environment with explicit intent. Residents should be able to discuss their work concisely and be able to explain their work to other professional artists. The program is designed to be an educational experience for the resident and a documentation of the interaction between the international and New Orleans arts communities.


– May will provide tools and resources for projects
– May is a forum for critical thought as much as it is a place to create uninhibitedly
– May will provide the resident with networking opportunities
– May will assist as much as possible in aiding the resident in finding grant money to pay for project materials. Funds raised will be disbursed upon arrival and on the 1st of each residency month.
– May annually applies to local and national grants to help provide financial assistance for residency project specific costs. The amount changes every year and will be noted in this section by the 1st of November.
– May provides a 2000 square foot, 17 foot tall, private live-work space and its tools at a monthly rate of $1200 a month, utilities are included.
– May does not provide any travel or living expenses

– Contact May for a list of tools available in the studio (training will be provided for use of tools when necessary).

STIPEND: Travel and visa costs, material and subsistence (food & transport), residency fee.$1200 covers 1 month of rent and utilities. The residency is three months long, but the fourth month is the residents exhibition month, which is payed for by the gallery. The resident can choose to stay for the fourth month for free.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES: Applicant sends in via email or post their application materials (see “required application materials” section), due February 1st, 2013 for the 2013 season. Ten applicants will be shortlisted and notified by March 1st. They will be asked to provide the following by April 1st.

– Evidence of international insurance coverage

– Passport copy

– Proof of ability to apply for either a tourist or work visa when necessary

– Evidence of ability to pay for their own travel, room and board either through bank statements or by having financial support (family, grants, etc.)

– Two letters of recommendation with contact information

– The review committee will select three final applicants to interview.  By March 8th, the resident-artist will be selected and notified. The committee is composed the May staff and three local art professionals from universities, museums, galleries, and other arts institutions. The committee changes from year to year.

– Preference in the selection process will be given to artists who meet the following criteria: Are involved with curation, installation, video, sound, interdisciplinary arts or other new genres

– Are born, raised, or live in another part of the world outside of New Orleans

– Display an ability to succinctly and cohesively rationalize their art portfolio and proposal through writing (in English)

– Have an expressed desire to expose themselves to and integrate with New Orleans’ contemporary arts community

– Have a minimum of four years of exhibition experience or a resume to commiserate

Address: 2839 N. Robertson Street (Suite 105) New Orleans, LA, 70117 USA
Email: themayspace@gmail.com

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