Art Residencies To Look Out For 2023

Whether you’re already pursuing a career or education in the arts or if you’re at the beginning of your artistic journey, at all stages, art residencies are an effective space to refine your artistic vision, and participate in an exchange of dialogue with other artists. The following list of art residencies in Europe appeals to a range of applicants from various artistic and academic backgrounds, catalyzing diverse artistic and intellectual environments. 

Belgrade PETIT Studio Residency

The residency at PETIT studio offers a tranquil space for artists in the center of Belgrade. The space is aimed at artists who do not require a large space for their work.  This international non-profit art program is shaped to bring together a group of talented artists, creative practitioners, researchers and writers from various backgrounds. The applications are reviewed by a committee, ensuring diversity in the range of selected artistic disciplines, styles, and national origins. The selected artists are invited for a period of up to 3 months. 

Who Can Apply:

  • Artists and designers who work on a smaller scale and do not require a spacious studio.
  • Participants who are able to communicate effectively in English.
  • Applicants with a clarity of artistic vision, committed in purpose and practice.
  • Applications are open to individuals over the age of 18.


One fellowship is awarded per year to artists and creatives of outstanding talent.

Applicants can apply for a financial aid package.

Deadline: 29th July 2023

Additional information: information about fees is given upon email request, but there is financial support available. There’s no direct specification on any fees. 

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Silence Awareness Existence Residency, Finland

This thematic residency program in Finland for artists, writers and creative minds attuned to the theme, brings together  creative individuals from various backgrounds to embrace artistic, scientific, meditative and existential approaches. The residency is available for a period of 1 or 2 months in January, February and march of 2024 at the Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland.

Who can apply:

  • Applications are open for all creative disciplines including scientists & researchers.


  • The residency offers private bedrooms with shared bathrooms.
  • A wide selection of creative tools and equipment is available.
  • Applicants can apply for financial support.

Deadline: 26th July 2023

Additional information: has some accommodation costs but can apply for financial support.

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DE ATELIERS, Amsterdam

De Ateliers is an artists’ institute open to artists at the beginning of their professional career. The two-year program aims to support the needs of highly motivated artists who wish to strengthen their artistic foundation, develop their ideas and deepen their practice in a focused, critical environment among peers from around the globe. Individual studio practice, experiment, research, reflection, exchange and discussion are central in this program, tailored to the cultivation of one’s artistic position and process. Applications for the working period starting September 2024 (September 1, 2024 – August 31, 2026) are open from December 1st, 2023 to February 1st, 2024. 

Who can apply:

  • Artists at the beginning of their professional career.
  • There is no formal age limit for applications, however most applicants are under 28 years old. 
  • Knowledge of English is required. 
  • Applicants without a  completed art education are welcome to apply. 
  • Applications are not open to artists who are or have worked at one of the Dutch postgraduate institutions, the Jan van Eyck Academy (Maastricht), BAK (Utrecht) and Rijksakademie (Amsterdam).


  • In addition to the individual studio spaces the program offers access to basic workshop facilities, a library, public programs and connections to relevant art and knowledge institutions in Amsterdam and beyond. 
  • Participants are able to get access to shared housing, and stipends to cover basic costs of living.

Deadline: 1st February 2024

Additional information: has an application fee but it’s possible to apply for financial support to cover living costs.

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LUBICA – Lucca Biennale Cartasia, Lucca,Italy

LUBICA – Lucca Biennale Cartasia is an event celebrating paper as an artistic and architectural means worldwide, taking place every two years in the city of Lucca, Tuscany promoting tradition, culture, sustainability, and innovation. Its 12th edition will take place in 2024.

The finalists of the competition will be hosted by the Organising Committee in Lucca for the duration of the creation of their art pieces between 17th June and 20th July

Who can apply:

  • The competition is open to artists, architects, designers, and engineers interested in creating monumental (both outdoor and indoor) or smaller (indoor) paper artworks.
  • Artists with a predominant use of paper and cardboard as a medium.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • It is possible to participate as a single artist or as a group of maximum 2 people.


To the participating artists the organising committee guarantees: 

  • Accommodation for the time required for the construction of the artwork; 
  • An agreement on food and travel expenses 
  • A cash prize of € 1000 to be awarded at the end of the event, provided the artist takes part in the event, as well as in the construction and completion of the artwork; 
  • Promotion of both the artwork and artist

Deadline: 30th September 2023 (initial project submission) 

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AWARE-Marie-Solanges Apollon Program Scholarship Residency, Paris

Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions, with the support of artist Manuel Mathieu, is launching the first edition of the Marie-Solanges Apollon program in the pursuit of giving visibility to women artists from the Black Atlantic diasporas, from the 19th century to today. The program aims to encourage research that highlights the artistic practices of women in transcultural situations related to the Black Atlantic, according to Paul Gilroy, or to the Global South. The residency program is for the duration of 3 months, from April 1, 2024, to June 30, 2024.

Who can apply:

  • Applicants with a completed a master’s degree, or equivalent. 
  • Academic researchers, art workers or curators.
  • Individuals with proposals with a focus on artists who have lived with overlapping issues related to migration, métissage, Afro-descendance, Africanness, and/or gender.
  • Applicants with projects that are part of a current re-reading of art history through archival excavation, curatorial, academic, or community-based research.


In the context of this two-part program, AWARE proposes:

  • One scholarship of 3,000 euros, distributed over three months.
  • One three-month residency at the Villa Vassilieff in Paris.
  • An independent living and working studio within the Villa Vassilieff. 
  • Access to AWARE’s resource and information center.
  • Payment of a round trip ticket between the place of residence and Paris.
  • Living allowance of 1000 euros/month
  • Access to AWARE’s expertise and its institutional, artistic and academic networks.

Deadline: August 14, 2023

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The Camargo Fellowship, Cassis, France

The Camargo Fellowship is the flagship program of the Camargo Foundation. Since 1971, the Camargo Foundation has awarded residencies to nearly 1,500 individuals in its mission to support groundbreaking research, experimentation, and interdisciplinary approaches in the Arts and Humanities.

Who can apply:

  • Scholars connected to the Arts and Humanities working on French and Francophone cultures, or cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region. Applicants in this category should hold a PhD and a record of post-doctoral scholarship, or, be PhD candidates completing the final stages of research for, or writing of, their dissertation.
  • Thinkers, including professionals and practitioners in cultural and creative fields (such as curators, journalists, critics, urban planners, independent scholars, etc.)
  • Artists in all disciplines with a track record of publications, performances, exhibitions, credits, awards, and/or grants.


  • A stipend of 350 euros per week.

Deadline: 1st October 2023

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Artist In Residence Munich, Villa Waldberta

Rosa Stern Space is an independent artistic production and presentation space with a focus on a collaborative and networking approach with international art and cultural actors.The residency program of the City of Munich and Rosa Stern Space offer a working residency for professional visual artists. The residency is in the Villa Waldberta in Feldafing on Lake Starnberg. The artist works on a project of their choice with the support of the Villa Waldberta and Rosa Stern Space team. The residency period is between 8th January to 26th March 2024, during which the artist works on a project of their choice with the support of the Villa Waldberta and Rosa Stern Space team.

Who can apply:

  • Professional level artists.
  • Artists residing outside of Bavaria. 


  • Guest artists of the residences will receive a monthly grant of 1200 euros. 
  • Reimbursement for a monthly public transportation ticket.
  • Rent-free accommodation with own kitchen and bathroom 
  • Reimbursement for travel expenses up to 350 euros, within Europe and up to 800 euros from outside Europe.

Deadline: 31st July 2023

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