Artist Residency Programs and Artist Retreat Centers

December 2008
When was the last time you had the privilege of devoting a block of time solely to your art? If now is your time to focus on your work, we encourage you to seek a meaningful and appropriate Artist Residency Program. 

Also known as artist colonies or artist retreat centers, these wonderful places often charge little to nothing for your stay.  Competition can be fierce, but that by no means should hold you back from applying.  Whether you are a painter, writer, printmaker, potter, film maker, composer, dancer, a multi-media artist, or you defy categorization, there is a place for you. 

As promised during the recent Josh Simpson - Scott Prior talk on the Creative Economy, we are pleased to share with you a few of the many listings of residency programs available in the United States, Canada and overseas.  If you find a particularly good site, or have had a great experience at a colony/residency program, please let us know, and we will add it to our list.

United States-based artist-residencies and residential art centers: Alliance of Artists CommunitiesArtist Help 
Worldwide network of artist-residencies and residential art centers: Res ArtisInternational Listings