Duration: 1 year
Spouses & children are welcome
The current application is now closed. Please check back this fall (2018) for the next deadline announcement.
In residence grants are offered to all professional visual artists 21 years of age or older, involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation and other fine art media. Grants are not made in the disciplines of performance art or production crafts.
The studios are large, open spaces that measure approximately 30 ‘x 25 ‘x 10’. These areas are well-lighted and convertible to the artist’s requirements. Artists are housed in a complex of six houses and 10 studios located on fifty acres of land. Each artist is provided with a house that can amply accommodate either a single person or a family. Rent, utilities (except telephone), repairs and maintenance costs are borne by the Program. Houses are furnished with major furniture items, appliances and utensils within reason. The printmaking facility is a small, fully operational studio – basically lithographic/etching in nature.
A stipend, or living allowance, of $800 per month is offered along with $100 for a spouse/partner and $200 per child living with the grantee. The additional stipend for children is sponsored in part by a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation.
Specific questions about the grant should call the director at (575) 622-6037 weekdays or e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The RAiR Program is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and disability. No one with the AIDS virus, ARC, or HIV shall be denied admission as long as he/she is otherwise qualified.
The RAiR Program is funded in part by National Endowment for the Arts, the Hammersley Foundation and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. The Roswell-Artist-in-Residence Program is a Member of the Alliance of Artists Communities.
Because ours is a twelve month residency and our artists arrive at different times throughout the year, our annual application deadline date varies from year to year.
This means that we do not have a fixed deadline. We do not accept applications on an ongoing basis. The current application is now closed. Please check back this fall (2018) for the next deadline announcement.
For over forty years the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program has provided talented artists a long-term opportunity to free themselves from the entanglements of their jobs, careers and other responsibilities, to focus on their creative imaginations. Roswell is remotely located, away from the trends and noise of our cultural capitals and provides the artist an opportunity to look inwardly, over an entire year, at the sources of their vision and the reach of their talent. The Roswell Residency is not project based nor is it directed by the issues of any moment in the world of art ideas.
The Program is solely dedicated to the development of the individual artist. Production of artwork is seen as a byproduct of creative introspection, not as an end in itself. Nor is there any effort on the part of the Program to enforce interaction among the artists through predetermined activities or requirements. The goal of the Program is to be as free of institutional rigmarole as humanly possible. As a consequence, the usual apparatus of prestige, status and reputation are ignored.
While the artists that receive the RAiR Fellowship enjoy a reasonable standard of living, most will have to make personal sacrifices to participate. The RAiR Program appreciates that the time, distance and isolation can come at a cost. Those artists who do immerse themselves, undertake a long process of personal discovery and it is hoped, a stronger connection to the sources of their personal vision.
For artists who are interested in working within the local community or surrounding areas, there are opportunities to do so.