Calls for Artist Residencies

Artspace strives to be fully accessible to artists with disabilities. Artspace’s facilities are fully accessible and we encourage all artists to consider submitting for our residency opportunities. If you have any questions or concerns about the program’s accessibility please contact Annah Lee at 919.821.2787 or alee@artspacenc.org.

Residencies

Clarence Heyward, 2021 Regional Emerging Artist in Residence, The Emperor’s New Clothes, detail

Regional Emerging Artists in Residence

We are not currently accepting applications at this time.

Artspace selects up to two artists to participate in this year-long residency. Resident artists receive 24-hour access to a private rent-free studio. The residency includes a one-month exhibition at Artspace.

Since 2000, the Artspace Regional Emerging Artist Residency has provided emerging visual artists time and space to explore their work in a supportive and thriving open studio environment in our historic building in downtown Raleigh.

During the residency, artists benefit from opportunities for professional development and collaboration with peers. Residents actively contribute to Artspace’s artistic and educational programming by participating in First Friday and being available for studio visits + tours. Residents are also required to give a presentation, artist talk and/or demonstration to the public to coincide with their residency or exhibition.

Questions? Contact Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs, alee@artspacenc.org or (919) 821-2787.

Nicole Simpkins, 2019 Summer Artist in Residence, detail of Giving What Takes exhibition at Artspace

Summer Artist in Residence

We are not currently accepting applications at this time.

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 s/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.

Questions? Contact Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs, alee@artspacenc.org or (919) 821-2787.

Katie Shaw, 2019 Universal Access Artist in Residence, Cleft, detail 

Universal Access Artist in Residence

We are not currently accepting applications at this time.

Initiated in 2020, the Universal Access Artist Residency is for artists who identify as having a disability. During this 4-6 week residency, residents have 24-hour access to a private, rent-free studio. The residency includes a one-month exhibition at Artspace.

Residents can actively contribute to Artspace’s artistic and educational programming by participating in First Friday, Raleigh’s monthly art walk; being available for studio visits and tours; and working in their studios during Artspace’s business hours. While this contribution is encouraged, the main goal of this residency is to provide the resident with the space and opportunity to devote themselves to their creative practice.

During the residency, artists can benefit from opportunities for professional development and collaboration with peers. The Artspace Universal Access Residency has a relationship with Arts Access to further their development; as artists with disabilities often encounter additional accessibility obstacles other than the common financial burden.

Questions? Contact Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs, alee@artspacenc.org or (919) 821-2787.

Casey McGuire, 2019 Pop In Artist in Residence, detail of Dream Home exhibition at Artspace

Pop In Artist in Residence

We are not currently accepting applications at this time.

The Pop In residency program at Artspace provides an artist with a month-long studio opportunity to work on a project of their choice and to interact with the public and the artist community. It is also an opportunity for the artist to exhibit the work they create immediately following the residency. During the residency period, the artist must engage with the Raleigh community through a collaborative project. Teaching opportunities are also available.

Participating artists benefit from opportunities for professional development and collaboration with peers. Residents actively contribute to Artspace’s artistic and educational programming by participating in First Friday, being available for studio visits and tours, and working in their studios during Artspace’s business hours. Residents are also required to give a presentation, artist talk and/or demonstration to the public to coincide with their residency or exhibition.

Questions? Contact Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs, alee@artspacenc.org or (919) 821-2787.