Summer Artist Residency

Summer Artist Residency

APPLICATION DEADLINE (for July 2017 Residency):

October 17, 2016 

The Summer Artist Residency at Artspace provides an artist with a month-long studio opportunity and $2,000 stipend (paid at the end of the residency) to work on a project of his/her choice and to interact with the public and the artist community. It is also an opportunity for an artist to exhibit the work she/he creates immediately following the residency. During the residency period, the artist teaches two classes or workshops in conjunction with the Artspace Summer Arts Program (ASAP), and presents a general lecture or demonstration about his/her own work or a related topic.

Students from Artspace’s Summer Arts Program get a tutorial on how to make 3-D paintings from 2016 Summer Artist in Residence Andrew Hladky.


See our Past Summer Artists-in-Residence here. 



1. The Summer Artist Residency is available to established, dedicated, working artists.

2. Artists must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents over 18 years of age.

3. Artists working in most mediums will be considered. Artists working with toxic materials, hazardous machinery, etc. will not be considered due to limitations within the building. Oil painting is permitted.

4. Artists must not be currently enrolled in an institutional program of study, including instructional museum programs.

5. Artists must be ready to enjoy working in an open studio setting where the public is able to interact with the artist during public hours. Artists must work in the studio a minimum of 20 hours per week during public hours.

6. Submitting Artists must be experienced in art instruction – preferably with adults and children (ages 8+).

7. Submitting Artists must be prepared to exhibit artwork created during their residency, in addition to and/or of the same caliber as the artwork submitted for application.


Artspace offers an honorarium of $2000, which is paid at the end of the residency period. Artists are also compensated for their teaching time.


Artspace will work with the artist to find adequate housing for the residency period.

Amy Masters, 2015 Summer Artist in Residence, builds an obstacle as part of her mini-golf installation, titled Gatlinburg Special, in Artspace’s Gallery 1.



Please submit the following:

1. Ten digital photos of works completed within the past two years. 3-D/installation artists may submit up to twenty digital photos, documenting ten works in all. Photos of artwork must in jpeg format. RAW, TIFF, and other formats will not be accepted. Images may be submitted on one cd or sent digitally. Contact, subject line: Summer Artist Residency for digital submission instructions. Do not email images directly. Original digital artworks have no resolution/pixel requirements.

2. Match image file names to a hard copy list of the submitted images. Please list image #s, titles, media, physical sizes, and date completed.


(film, video, performance, or conceptual art)

Please submit the following:

1. One CD or DVD with a maximum total playing time of 10 minutes. CD/DVD must contain a minimum of three segments completed within the last two years. Label the CD/DVD and case with artist name, title of work(s), date completed, medium, and full playing time.


Please submit the following:

1. A typed resume, including your  complete contact information (name, mailing address, phone, email, and artistic discipline).

2. An artist statement or narrative about your work.

3. A biography.

4. A description of proposed use of the studio time.

5. A description of proposed exhibition.

6. Class and/or workshop descriptions (sample descriptions of classes that artist has taught before).

7. Three references-please list three authorities in your field who know you and your work. Include for each reference: name, mailing address, phone, and email.

8. A document including answers to the following supplemental questions:

- How did you hear about the residency program?
– Have you participated in other residency programs? Where/When?
– Do you have teaching experience with youths? Adults? Where/When?

9. Non-refundable fee of $25 (payable by either check, money order, or credit card). Make check or money order payable to Artspace. DO NOT SEND CASH. If paying with credit card, call Artspace at 919.821.2787 (Visa, Mastercard, Discover accepted).

October 17, 2016


Applications may be sent to:, subject line Summer Artist Residency (preferred)


Mailed to:
Attn: Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs
Summer Artist Residency Program
201 E. Davie Street
Raleigh, NC 27601


Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs,, 919.821.2787