12 Art Residencies You Need to Apply in January 2021

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Fondation Fiminco launches an open call for visual artists across all disciplines to undertake a residency in Romainville (Seine-SaintDenis). This residency will be focused on research and development, as well as production.

The residency is aimed at artists residing in France or abroad, without an age limit, who can demonstrate a professional practice, either emerging established.

Application deadline: 21 January 2021.


  • Production assistance of up to 4,000 euros Tax included, for the duration of the residency is allocated to artists on proof-of-purchases and with the supervision of the production team;
  • Living and working space.

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Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen invites once a year visual and media artists, art critics, theorists, and curators to apply for a fellowship. The competition for a fellowship is usually held during the months of November until April. Candidates can apply for a five-month fellowship.

Application deadline: 29 January 2021.


  • A money award of EUR 3,700;
  • An individual studio for working and living, furnished with a large shared kitchen;
  • A production budget for the realization of the submitted proposal;
  • A budget for inviting experts to Büchsenhausen for the purpose of professional exchange;
  • A budget for (at least partially) covering the own travel costs (in relation to the Fellowship Program);
  • The opportunity to present the produced work in a curated group exhibition at the end of the fellowship.
  • Free access to the ‘Lab’, the project/gallery space;
  • Free use of the available multimedia production equipment in the ‘Lab’;
  • Free Highspeed-DSL/WLAN Internet access;
  • Professional artistic advice;
  • Technical advice if required.

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OPEN CALL – Artist Residencies for Palestinian, Slovakian, and Slovenian Artists

The Hydra PACE residency program anticipates six concurrent residencies (in Ljubljana, Košice, and Ramallah), and the connection between artists in residency and partners implies collaboration in three stages: collaboration with the partner’s organization prior to arrival (throughout March, April and May 2021),  a two-month residency with live–online activities in the selected city (Ljubljana, Ramallah or Košice), which lasts from June 4th to August 4th, 2021, a final meeting of all participating residency artists and partners’ representatives in Ramallah, focused around a reflective roundtable (from August 5th to 9th, 2021).

For the participation, SIX artists will be selected:

  • two artists from Slovenia, one traveling to Ramallah, Palestine, one to Košice, Slovakia,
  • two artists from Palestine, one traveling to Košice, Slovakia, one to Ljubljana, Slovenia, and
  • two artists from Slovakia, one traveling to Ljubljana, Slovenia, one to Ramallah, Palestine.


The Hydra PACE program is designed to take place even in changed circumstances (due to COVID-19), meaning that residencies will be organized even if, for example, traveling will not be possible. The alternative and adapted model of art residencies will be presented and explained in detail to selected artists.

Application deadline: 31 January 2021.


  • A separate apartment and artist studio free of charge, and a bicycle;
  • An artist fee of 1,000 €,  per diems (max. 1,220 € in total according to the local rights);
  • Material costs for a lecture or a workshop and the final presentation (max. 375 € in total);
  • Travel costs, most favorable connection (max. 350 € in total for EU artists selected for EU residency cities and max.
  • 50 € in total for Palestinian artists and EU artists selected for Ramallah residencies);
  • Accommodation and travel costs for the final meeting in Ramallah, and CORIS health insurance for artists from Palestine and artists at Ramallah residency;
  • Organization of the live-online activities;
  • Curatorial support;
  • Collaboration with other artists in residency;
  • Connection with the local cultural scene;
  • Connection and collaboration with local communities;
  • Production and PR support.

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The Radio Art Residency is an international fellowship programme for artistic practice on the radio. The residency is a joint project by the Goethe-Institut and Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in cooperation with the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Thuringia’s Landesmedienanstalt, EIGENHEIM Weimar/Berlin and ACC Galerie Weimar.

The programme offers a three-month residency twice a year in Weimar for artists from non-German speaking countries.

Application deadline: 31 January 2021.


  • Financing of arrival and departure expenses;
  • Provision of accommodation in Weimar for 3 months;
  • A monthly fellowship of 2,300 euros (includes material and production costs as well as costs for local transport and travelling);
  • A broadcast in the Klangkunst programme of Deutschlandfunk Kultur;
  • Curatorial supervision and technical support by Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Provision of airtime by (Radio Lotte);
  • Work and present for a month in the exhibition space of EIGENHEIM Weimar;
  • A workshop with students from Bauhaus-Universität Weimar;
  • An artist talk at ACC Galerie Weimar;
  • An artist talk as part of the radio talks series of Experimental Radio and concerts in the Studio for Electro-Acoustic Music (SeaM);
  • Networking with relevant artists and institutions via the network of Experimental Radio and the Goethe-Institut;
  • If possible, a German language course at a Goethe-Institut in the country of residence.

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It is possible to apply for a residency as a guest artist through our open calls for applications, or by being suggested for the program by one of our Munich cooperation partners. Unsolicited applications will only be considered in exceptional cases – for example, when other artists cancel on short notice.

Artist residency at Villa Waldberta 2021 (two positions):

Period A: 4 August 2021 to 28 September 2021

Period B: 3 November 2021 – 28 December 2021

Application deadline: 31 January 2021.

Curator residency in Ebenböckhaus (one position)

Application deadline: 31 January 2021.


  • The grant amount of 1 200 EUR;
  • a monthly ticket for the local public transportation system;
  • Reimbursement of travel costs (economy class) up to € 350.00 within Europe, and up to € 800.00 if you travel from outside Europe to Munich;
  • One rent-free apartment with its own kitchen and bathroom at Ebenböckhaus;
  • Organized meetings with artists and curators, as well as visits to galleries and art institutions in Munich.

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The Alex Adriaansens Residency provides a Dutch or international artist or designer the possibility to conduct a research project focusing on the material basis and aesthetics of our digital culture. The recipient will work in partnership with V2_ over the span of one year.

Application deadline: 1 February 2021.


  • A stipend plus materials, travel and accommodation expenses (total €7,000.00);
  • Workspace at V2_;
  • Curatorial, managerial and productional support by V2_ staff.

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Proposals are invited from practicing artists, writers and musicians whose work explores intersections between scientific research and the arts. The Interface studio is located in premises shared with the Inagh Valley Trust, which drives a number of innovative scientific research projects. Interface offers artists an opportunity to engage with a unique environment and to be inspired by the exciting research taking place in a spectacular landscape.

Time: Spring & Autumn 2022

Application deadline: 8 February 2021.


What Interface offer: Access to a studio space and accommodation for residency periods between 3 and 6 weeks long. The below artist fees will be provided to the artists (subject to continued funding in 2022);

Scale of Artists Fees per week:

  • Emerging open call: €350
  • Emerging invited: €450
  • Mid career open call: €550
  • Mid career invited: €650
  • Established/open call: €750
  • Established/invited: €850

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In this pandemic year, with travel on hold for everyone’s safety, this residency is transforming into online fellowship and distributed residency around the theme “Mediated.”

They are inviting people who work with all kinds of media to apply for a fully-funded, 6 month remote residency in 2021.

Application deadline: 9 February 2021.


  • USD $6,673.38 stipend;
  • Up to USD $3,326.62 for production-related expenses;
  • Access to Adobe Creative Cloud & Adobe Suite software;
  • Remote welcome dinner and monthly optional online gatherings;
  • Optional artist talk, workshop & open studio;
  • Project support from the China Residencies team.

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The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art will award three Grants for Media Art of the Foundation of Lower Saxony (€12,500 each).

The Foundation of Lower Saxony grant at the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art supports a wide spectrum of media art, from video art and net-based projects to audio works and audio-visual installations.

Each of the three grants will be awarded for the production of a new project in the area of media art. centers, galleries, academic institutions.

Application deadline: 10 February 2021.


  • The grant amount of €12,500;
  • The possibility of using one of the guest apartments at the Edith-Russ-Haus;
  • No further costs will be covered during the residency (such as technical means, production means, travel expenses, and living expenses incurred during the grant period).

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Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) has issued an open call to artists of all arts disciplines to apply to be Artist in Residence at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) in 2021. The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, 11 February 2021.

A briefing session for interested artists will take place online on Tuesday 2 February at 2pm. Admission is free, but attendees must register by Thursday 28 January by emailing The Artist in Residence scheme is funded by the Arts Council. Further details are available from

The WHAT Artist in Residence programme is a means of engaging the hospital community in contemporary arts practice and an opportunity for artists to develop their professional practice within an acute hospital context. While the residency programme usually sees the successful artist collaborating with patients, the focus of the 2021 residency will be on engaging healthcare staff in collaborative/participatory arts experiences, with a view to creating new work. The artist(s) approach must adhere to public health guidelines.

Application deadline: 11 February 2021.


The fee for the residency will depend on the duration and ambition of project. Projects of varying duration will be considered. Max fee awarded is €5000.

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The French School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and the Camargo Foundation are joining forces for the second year with the residency program EHESS at Camargo, which offers a one-month residency at the Camargo Foundation (between April 2021 and April 2022) for an artist and a scholar in social sciences. The aims of the program are to stimulate relations and connections between scholars and artists, and to develop projects at the interface between the social sciences and all arts disciplines with a view to joint production.

  • Open to artists (must reside abroad)
  • Open to scholars (must belong to an EHESS lab)
  • Production-oriented program

Application deadline: 14 February 2021.


  • Hosting the team in residence during a one-month residency at the Camargo Foundation (provision of an apartment with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom);
  • Includes an artist fee (between 3700 – 4000 euros for 28 days), and travel costs / per diem for the scholar;
  • The residences will last a total of four weeks (possibility of one or two stays) and will take place between April 2021 and April 2022. The dates will be determined according to the availability of the team and the Camargo Foundation.

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This opportunity is open to Antwerp-based artists of any age, and active in any medium. We can accommodate up to six artists.

Each resident will be provided with financial, practical and curatorial support to develop their practice and projects in an open environment that encourages critical dialogue and artistic experimentation. The program will include studio visits and collective discussions with visiting artists, which may be adapted to the digital environment if needed.

Application deadline: 14 February 2021.


  • €1,000 monthly stipend;
  • 24/7 access to the shared residency house at Ploegstraat 27;
  • An individual workspace in the former monastery adjacent;
  • A program of studio visits, collective discussions and public events.

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