VisArts Artist Residency Program

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

The program is open to artists and writers at a pivotal point in their career who could benefit from VisArts’ studios, teaching community and who could use dedicated time and space to devote to their practice. This program is open to artists in all stages of their careers. VisArts will prioritize artists who have a demonstrated studio practice and are either emerging in their field or exploring new ideas or media.

VisArts provides residents with a private studio space, honorarium, access to VisArts’ communal studios and other benefits intended to enhance their creative practice.

The application deadline for the 2020-21 residency program has been extended to May 1, 2020. All applications will be reviewed by a jury, and finalists will complete a short Skype interview prior to being offered the residency.

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. The 2020-21 applications are live!