Artist Residencies

Artist residencies can further your curatorial and studio art practices. They give you the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other artists, and offer supportive environments to build strong connections academically and professionally.

SFAI provides the following links for you to explore, search, and research available residency opportunities and ongoing open calls for artists. Additional residencies are communicated through the “Opportunities @ SFAI” newsletter.

Residency programs vary from local, domestic, and international opportunities that apply to current, emerging, and established artists + scholars. 

An international association of over 650 centers, organizations, and individuals in over 70 countries. Dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people the essential time and place away from the pressures and habits of every-day life, it provides an enriching experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.

A diverse network of artist residencies with more than 1,500 programs worldwide.

Combines and shares knowledge and experience on artist-in-residence programs and other international opportunities for creative professionals to temporarily stay and work.

Funds travel and exchange between US artists and their counterparts in Central and Eastern Europe. Open to individual artists and non-profit arts organizations.

A unique art and education program that provides Bay Area artists with access to discarded materials and studio space at the Recycling Center (Recology San Francisco Transfer Station).