Artists need time, free and clear of day-to-day obligations, to research new ideas, make work (or just stand back to think about making work), and experiment in their practice. 3Arts Residency Fellowships are designed to help artists have the space to test their mettle, see what happens, and take a breath within environments and communities that are both restorative and stimulating. 

An International Network of 3Arts Fellowships

Each year, 3Arts awardees and fellows are eligible to apply for all-expenses-paid, monthlong residencies, which include a stipend and airfare, at one of four partner sites through a program managed by the Alliance of Artists Communities. Residencies are fully-accessible and open to artists in dance, music, teaching arts, theater, and visual arts. 

Read our announcement about the artists selected for residency fellowships in 2017-18 at the following sites:

The Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France (2 Fellowships)
Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, California (1 Fellowship)
Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, Louisiana (2 Fellowships)
The Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva, Florida (2 Fellowships)

Learn more about these fellowships, including application details and deadlines, by clicking HERE

3Arts Fellowship at The MacDowell Colony

In 2016-17, 3Arts launched a partnership with The MacDowell Colony to offer a 3Arts Residency Fellowship at this prestigious residency based in New Hampshire. 3Arts awardees and fellows are eligible to apply for one all-expenses-paid, monthlong residency, including a stipend and airfare. Residencies are fully-accessible and open to artists in dance, music, teaching arts, theater, and visual arts. 

Located on 450 woodland acres in Peterborough, New Hampshire, The MacDowell Colony welcomes more than 275 architects, composers, filmmakers, interdisciplinary artists, theatre artists, visual artists, and writers each year. Many of the artists MacDowell has served—including Aaron Copland, Michael Chabon, Sheri Fink, Louise Erdrich, and Oscar Hijuelos—came to the Colony when they were still emerging in their fields.  

3Arts Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Since 2015, 3Arts offers an unprecedented, customized in-town residency fellowship in partnership with UIC for artists with disabilities. For the inaugural year, two past 3Arts awardees were invited to apply; following this pilot, the process was opened to artists with disabilities in the Chicago metropolitan area.

The fellowship supports the creation of new work in residencies that increase the conversation around disability culture on- and off-campus. In addition to determining their own artistic goals, fellows may opt to teach master classes, take part in critiques, work in tandem with students and faculty, conduct research, and access UIC's tremendous resources. Learn more.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts to 3Arts. 3Arts is proud to partner with Bodies of Work and UIC's Department of Disability and Human Development to present these unprecedented fellowships in support of disability culture.

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  • Djerassi Resident Artists ProgramDjerassi Resident Artists Program
  • Joan Mitchell CenterJoan Mitchell Center
  • The MacDowell ColonyThe MacDowell Colony
  • The Rauschenberg ResidencyThe Rauschenberg Residency