Annually, 3Arts Residency Fellowships provide artists with the time and space to focus on their creative processes within environments and communities that are both restorative and stimulating. These residencies are accessible and open to artists in dance, music, teaching arts, theater, and visual arts. 

An International Network

3Arts awardees are eligible to apply for seven all-expenses-paid, month-long fellowships that include stipends and airfare in a network managed by the Alliance of Artists Communities  at the following sites:

The Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France
Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, California
Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
The Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva, Florida

Read our announcement about the 2018 3Arts Residency Fellows:

3Arts Fellowships at The MacDowell Colony

An all-expenses paid, month-long 3Arts Fellowship also takes place at The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, complete with a stipend and airfare. Located on 450 woodland acres in Peterborough, New Hampshire, The MacDowell Colony welcomes more than 275 architects, composers, filmmakers, interdisciplinary artists, theater artists, visual artists, and writers each year. Many of the distinguished artists MacDowell has supported—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 Fellowships at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

3Arts also offers unprecedented, customized in-town Fellowships in partnership with UIC's Bodies of Work and Department of Disability and Human Development for artists with disabilities.

These Fellowships support the creation of new work and expand 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 with students and faculty, engage in public performances and presentations, 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.


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