Emerging Artist Residency Program

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond extends an invitation for emerging artists, writers and curators to apply to the organization’s new 11-month residency program, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The program is designed to help visual artists, writers and curators who are establishing their careers and need time and space to develop their portfolios. VisArts provides residents with studio space as well as an honorarium and other benefits intended to enhance their creative practice.

The application deadline for the 2019-20 residency program is May 15, however, applicants who plan to apply to the program in subsequent years should anticipate an earlier deadline. All applications will be reviewed by a jury, and finalists will complete a short Skype interview prior to being offered the residency. VisArts anticipates notifying this year’s award recipients by June 1.

All applications are accepted on Slideroom. A $30 application fee is due at the time of application. Please e-mail [email protected] if you have extenuating circumstances and would like to request that your application fee be waived.