As artists plan their creative year, residencies provide the time and space to work on new projects and discover fresh ideas. Don’t know what an artist residency is? Read our guide here. Singulart has compiled a short list of current open calls for fully funded artist residencies around the world with application deadlines at the end of February or March. Discover where your practice could take you next!
Malt AIR Residency | Denmark
The Malt AIR Residency is a three-month visual arts program at Maltfabrikken in Ebeltoft that is open to professional artists from abroad (non-Danish artists). The residency runs from September 1st to November 31st 2020, January 4th to March 31st 2021, or May 1st to July 31st 2021. The program supports the development of the artist’s practice and encourages exchanges between the resident artist and the Danish contemporary visual arts scene. Accommodation and studio space is provided as well as a travel grant and a monthly stipend of 1,000 euros.
Art Inside Out Residency in Falkenberg Municipality | Sweden
The 2020 Art Inside Out Residency entitled Disruptions in utopia, land left behind is centered around the artistic activation of one of three possible sites in the municipality of Falkenberg, Sweden. One artist will be chosen to participate in a 12 week long residency centered around the question, “How can inclusive, speculative, and/or critical design and landscape architecture help us to re-think and re-shape land left behind?” The artist will conduct research from June 8th-19th, produce work from August 17th-October 11th, and present their work from October 12th–25th. The artist can work individually or in collaboration with the chosen Swedish artist attending the residency. The artist receives a stipend of 13,200 euros and a production budget of 3,800 euros with travel costs covered and accommodation and studio space free of charge.
Intramuros Residency – 100 days | France
Located in the center of France in Clermont-Ferrand, the Intramuros Residency welcomes artists and researchers for a residency of 100 days without any geographical or age limit. Three artists will be selected to organize their working periods between September 2020 and July 2021 and will propose a public presentation at the beginning of the residency to share their work with the local artistic community. Accommodation and studio space is provided free of charge, as well as a stipend of 4,000 euros and coverage of travel costs.
Bauhaus Lab | Germany
The Bauhaus Lab in Dessau, Germany, is looking for artists to participate in this years edition, titled A Concrete for the “Other Half” and running for three months from May 4th to August 1st, 2020. Artists are invited to engage with a collection of selected documents and materials, investigating the following questions: How does the process of archiving, as a Western instrument of accumulating and storing knowledge, perpetuate hierarchies and mechanisms of exclusion? Which materials and documents are being preserved, which ones are dismissed? Up to eight artists will be selected, and the jury is interested in candidates working in regions and disciplines hitherto marginalized in Western academic and cultural institutions. Artists are provided with studio spaces and a stipend towards their housing expenses and a daily allowance.
Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale | Norway
The Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale (Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale) is in a small fjord community located north of Sognefjorden on the westcoast of Norway. The nearest town, Førde, is one hour away by bus, so this is the perfect residency to disconnect and enjoy nature. Visual artists, designers, and architects are eligible to apply for a residency of two, three or four months in 2021. Curators are welcome to apply to the residency as well for a duration of one month. The program provides artists with a monthly grant of NOK 10.000 ($1,080) and travel costs will be covered up to a maximum of NOK 5.000 ($540). Living and working spaces are for provided free of charge.
Haystack’s Open Studio Residency |USA
Running from May 24th – June 5th, 2020, the Haystack Open Studio Residency offers artists the opportunity to create on the coast of Deer Isle, Maine in the northeastern United States for two weeks. Around 50 established and emerging artists will be chosen from all disciplines of art and craft to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, jewelry, and wood) and develop ideas. In addition, the Haystack Fab Lab gives artists the opportunity to experiment with digital fabrication. Selected residents attend the residency for free, and just need to pay material costs and shop fees at the end of the program.
Djerassi Resident Artists Program | USA
Open to emerging, mid-career, and established artists, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program runs six sessions every year, five sessions being 4 weeks long, and one session running for 5 weeks. The residency is located on an old cattle ranch 40 miles south of San Francisco and 15 miles west of Palo Alto in California. Each artist has their own private studio and accommodation provided free of charge and just has to cover their travel expenses and working material.