Time, space and resources

Artist residencies offer time, studio space, and resources to support artists. Most residencies are not for students but for both emerging and established artists and writers.


Artist Residencies

Regional Arts and Culture Council
RACC lists grants, artist residencies, and jobs for artists and arts administrators for the Portland Metro area.

National and International Artist Residency Listings

Alliance of Artists Communities
The Alliance of Artists Communities is a national and international association of artists’ communities and residencies — a diverse field of more than 1,000 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work.

Mesart Residency Listing
Easily search for residency programs in the US, state by state.

Res Artis is a worldwide network of residential art programs, bringing together 400 centers, organizations, and individuals in over 50 countries.

Residency and Grant Listings Compiled by CCA
This wonderful list, compiled and organized by the library at California College of the Arts, can help you find, apply for, and obtain funding, studio space, and art work opportunities in the Bay Area and beyond.

Residency Unlimited
Residency Unlimited explores innovative art residency formats and fosters customized residencies to support and advance the practices of local and international artists and curators.

Trans Artists
This website provides information about international artist residencies.

Transcultural Exchange
Promotes international art through exhibitions, exchanges, and education.

Online database of artist-in-residence programs in Japan.


Artist's Grants

Art Deadline
A comprehensive list of competitions, grants, fellowships, residencies, and other funding opportunities for artists in all disciplines.

Artist Trust
A Washington-based art organization. Its "Professional Resources" section lists grants available nationwide.

The Artspire Fiscal Sponsorship program offers individual artists and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines the ability to raise funds using our tax-exempt status. Artspire's program is run by artists for artists.

Art Opportunities Monthly
A monthly newsletter including verified grants, competitions, residencies, and scholarships.

Creative Capital Grants
The non-profit organization’s mission statement is as abstract as many of its ambitious artists, claiming to look for artists “who create artistically omnivorous work.” For artists whose projects may not have a home for funding elsewhere, this is one of the best deals you could possibly imagine. Creative Capital is the only national grantmaking organization with an open application process that has such a wide variety of grantees from different areas. The program is multi-year and also provides advisory support designed to see proposals through to their end successfully. The grant cycle is every three years, rotating the fields it funds annually. Must be at least 25 years old, a working artist with at least five years professional experience, a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and not a full-time student.

Foundation Center
Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
You can quickly search through detailed descriptions of more than 8,300 foundation programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students
Sponsored by the Department of State, the Fulbright Program for U.S. Students offers grants for post-graduate international study. This website has thorough and helpful information; in addition, PNCA’s Career Services office offers informational sessions about this program at various points throughout the semester.

A listing of federal government grants.

Grant and Residency Listings Compiled by CCA
This wonderful list, compiled and organized by the library at California College of the Arts, can help you find, apply for, and obtain funding, studio space, and art work opportunities in the Bay Area and beyond.

Grant Listings Compiled by Cranbrook Academy of Art
Great list of individual artist grants and grant opportunities available by state.

Grant Space
GrantSpaceSM, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers.
There is also a helpful tutorial on grants on this page.

Michigan State University Libraries
An extensive compilation of links to grant-making foundation, databases, and books relevants to individual artists and to others seeking funding. The site is frequently updated and offers a special docus on scholarships. Access is free.

Multnomah County Library Nonprofit Resource Center
Multnomah County Library makes the publications of the Foundation Center available to the public along with other materials on foundations, corporate philanthropy, government grants, proposal writing, fundraising and nonprofit management.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
A good resource for researching state-supported grants for artists, providing links to state arts agencies and a range of publications.

National Endowment for the Arts
Explore available grants by artistic discipline or field, and browse the list of fifty-six state and regional NEA partners. Note: Most grants are limited to organizations.

New York Foundation for the Arts
An extensive national director of awards, publications, and services—including fiscal sponsorship—for artists. This incredible resource is updated daily, and access is free.

Oregon Arts Commission
Oregon Arts Commission offers the following grants to individuals: Career Opportunity Grant, Individuals Artist Fellowship, Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, among others.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation
For painters, sculptors, printmakers, and drawers, the Pollock-Krasner foundation gives grants to artists year-round on a rolling basis. Applicants must demonstrate both artistic talent and and financial need. In order to be considered, applicants must be currently showing their recent work in exhibition spaces, galleries, and/or museums.

Regional Arts and Culture Council
RACC works to integrate arts and culture in all aspects of community life through vision, leadership, and service. RACC offers grant funding for artists (note that current students are not eligible to apply, but alumni are welcome to do so); in addition, RACC provides workshops for professional development and a variety of other exciting initiatives.

Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
This organization promotes the value of arts and culture in Seattle. Their website offers grant information, opportunity listings, and more.

William H. Johnson Prize
The William H. Johnson Prize is awarded annually to an early-career African American artist, with "early career" interpreted loosely to mean that artists may apply up to 12 years after finishing their academic studies, or working independently as artists without degrees for that period. It also appears if you don’t get it the first time, you can apply again.


For more information about residencies, grants and other opportunities, get in touch with Lynn Brown, Director of the Office of Career Design, by phone or email.

Lynn Brown
Director of the Office of Career Design