Artist Residency Discovery Guide – Part Four: “Blouin Art’s Guide to 20 Top Artist Residencies and Retreats in the US”

Artist Residency Discovery Guide

Part Four:  “Blouin Art’s Guide to 20 Top Artist Residencies and Retreats in the US”

This article first struck me as rather intimidating, but after taking a deeper look I found great value in the information.  The author first lists the Who, When, Where and Notable Alums.  They continue by providing a brief history of each place, along with perhaps the most valuable of resources—“The Fine Print.”  With this being a Top 20 list, the information presented is diverse enough to provide readers with an honest perspective on a good number of big name spots.


The Who

Description of the type of artists they accept.  This includes information on need based, geographical based, or background based candidates.

The When

Details on When the residency operates and accepts applications.

The Where


Notable Alums

Artists who have attended the featured Residency, and are considered for whatever designated reason to be “notable.”  I am by no means an expert on up and coming artists, but maybe some of the listed names will spark your interest if you happen to recognize them.  I do stand by the contention that recognizing the name of someone you identify with, especially where creative arts are concerned, can be an important distinction when selecting a Residency Program.

The Fine Print

The VALUABLE ‘read between the lines’ points listed under the Fine Print headings provide information about the costs, restrictions, and challenges of that particular location.

Thank you for reading! This is Part 3 of 8 in my “Artist Residency Discovery Guide.”
Please stay tuned for Part 3 to learn about the next resource I recommend to help an artist define what their ideal creative space looks like.


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