3Arts Residency Fellowships
3Arts Residency Fellowships provide our awardees with uninterrupted time and space to focus on their creative processes within environments and communities that are both restorative and stimulating. We partner with an international network of artist communities to offer all-expenses-paid fellowships that include $2,000 stipends and airfare. These out-of-town residencies are accessible and open to artists in dance, music, teaching arts, theater, and visual arts. For disability-identified artists, 3Arts supports travel and housing for personal assistants.
3Arts also offers three-month, in-town Residency Fellowships at the University of Illinois at Chicago for artists with disabilities to create new work, engage audiences in programming, and increase public dialogue around disability arts, culture, and aesthetics.
To learn about residency programs in general, visit Alliance of Artists Communities.
Please read more about our current residency partners below.
Montalvo Arts Center
The Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency Program at The Montalvo Arts Center is designed to offer artists from a range of disciplines an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice.
Santa Fe Art Institute
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Santa Fe Art Institute hosts international social justice themed residencies and fellowships for diverse artists and creative practitioners.
The Camargo Foundation
The Camargo Foundation, founded by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, is a residential center that encourages the visionary work of scholars, artists, and leading thinkers in the arts and humanities.
The MacDowell Colony
Peterborough, New Hampshire
The MacDowell Colony nurtures the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.
The Rauschenberg Residency
Located on Robert Rauschenberg’s former property, The Rauschenberg Residency is a creative center that welcomes artists of all disciplines from around the world to live, work, and create.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Annually, 3Arts offers four in-town fellowships for Deaf and disabled artists in partnership with UIC's Bodies of Work and the Department of Disability and Human Development. These customized residencies are centered on professional development, the creation of new work, and advocating for disability arts, culture, and aesthetics on and off campus.