Artist Resources

Studio tabletop showing various artist tools including a sketchbook, pencils, button maker, and ruler.
Photo credit: Mara Kurlandsky, NMWA

Seeking opportunities? NMWA has compiled these online resources.

Alliance of Artists Communities
Alliance of Artists Communities is a one-stop guide to residencies for visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, scholars, filmmakers, community artists, architects, and more—around the world and in your backyard. Hundreds of residencies, endless possibilities!

Beltway Poetry Quarterly
Beltway Poetry Quarterly
is an award-winning online literary journal and resource bank that showcases the literary community in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region. The list of Artist Residency Programs details types of residency programs and divides them in the U.S. by region, then by state. International Programs are listed by country.

College Art Association
Opportunities offers continuously updated information for artists, scholars, museum professionals, educators, and other members of the visual-arts community. You may submit a listing or just read them. Opportunities are divided into six categories for easy browsing.

Founded in 2008 in Prague, Czech Republic, e-artnow is an electronic information service distributing selected email announcements related to contemporary visual arts. Art institutions (museums, art centers, art schools), galleries, biennales, art fairs, magazines, non-profit organizations, independent curators, and artists announce new exhibitions, publications, events, calls for applications, and residencies.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
LMCC curates and commissions art installations, produces and presents performances, and champions the arts as a vital component in creating and maintaining a vibrant community. Since 1997, the Artist Residencies department has partnered with generous real estate owners in Lower Manhattan to address the critical need for studio, rehearsal, and presentation space for artists working in all disciplines.

MesArt is an artist-run and -curated website with local and international reach. MesArt is a place where artists of all skill levels can display and market their art and be in touch with art collectors, stores, exhibition venues, and galleries. The Artist-in-Residency Programs page displays programs organized by state.

new mexico state committee artist toolbox
The New Mexico State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts created its own toolbox of tips and resources for women artists, including tools specific to student artists and artists working in New Mexico.

New York Artists Online
New York Artists Online is an exhibition space for New York artists and an important resource for artists, art educators, and New York culture.

New York Foundation for the Arts’ Opportunities & Services for Artists
NYFA’s Opportunities & Services for Artists is a comprehensive online directory for grants, open calls, auditions and residencies and many more nationwide for artists, writers, filmmakers, dancers, performers and musicians. New listings are posted daily.

Res Artis
Res Artis is an association of more than 400 centers and organizations in 70 countries. Members are dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people a time and place away from their everyday life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.

Trans Artists
Trans Artists is a knowledge center on artist-in-residence opportunities. Users can find all about facts, use, and value of international artist-in-residence programs, as well as other opportunities for artists to stay and work “for art's sake.”

WOOLOO.ORG is for artists and organizers. The website allows artists to create an Online Profile, upload work in minutes, find open calls, and let open calls find artists. New opportunities are posted every day. Artists can promote work on the website and in weekly newsletters.

National Museum of Women in the Arts