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This program is part of Arts Fort Worth’s ongoing commitment to support the creation of arts for all. With an emphasis on emerging practices, this program provides one artist with a non-residential studio space at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center at 1300 Gendy Street in the Cultural District of Fort Worth. This program aims to help practicing artists offset the cost of living by providing free studio space for a period of twelve months; $6,720 stipend for materials (paid in $560 monthly installments); studio visits with established regional artists; culminating in a solo exhibition. This opportunity serves as a unique cultural integration project between artists, community, schools, and established museums/cultural centers in the area.

Artists have full access to their studios *24 hours a day, seven days a week; access to visiting artists, writers, and curators.

  • Participating artists are expected to spend a minimum of 16 hours a week in the studio; present two artist talks (an introductory slide presentation to community and an exhibition talk during their solo exhibition); present a workshop to the general public and the local arts community to share their practice or explore a related topic; Present a workshop in collaboration with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's "Teen Artist Program" (separate honorarium provided).
  • Studio visits with selection committee arts professionals
  • At the completion of the residency, the works produced during the 2024 program will be exhibited in one of the Arts Fort Worth Galleries


  •  Application Deadline: February 24, 2024
  • Residency Duration: March 18, 2024 - March 14, 2025
  • Solo Exhibition: March 2025



  • The 2024 residency is open to artists living in within the city limits of Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply (please note that studio has limited ventilation, restricting the use of highly volatile materials). 
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older and not enrolled in any degree program (including BA, MFA, or a teaching certification program).
  • Please note: a college degree is NOT required to apply for residency program. We encourage applicants who would like to make art and creativity a continuing part of their lives, even if they do not or have not pursued it in a post-secondary institutional setting.
  • Current Emerging Artist Resident cannot apply again until three years after the date of their award. (A 2024 residency recipient could not apply again until the 2027 grant cycle.)

Review Process: 

  • One resident will be selected by an independent panel of arts professionals. The selection will be based on the quality of submitted work samples, statement of intent and references.

Application Instructions:
There is no fee to apply. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

  • Note: Written documents should be submitted as a pdf, doc, or docx document and should include your name at the top of each page
  • One page (maximum 500 words) statement of intent to include:  A. Description of how the residency will benefit you and your work    B. Goals you hope to achieve during the residency 
  • One page (maximum 500 words) description of artist lead public workshop 
  • Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Image List- indicating title of work, year completed, medium and dimensions.
  • 10 DIGITAL IMAGES - Image files must be in .JPG format. For video, include a YouTube or Vimeo link to no more than 5 minutes of video. 
  • Name and contact information of two professional references.
  • Format all file names as LastNameFirstInitialDocument.xxx (i.e. MuttRResume.pdf or MuttRImage1.jpg).


  • Successful applicant will be notified no later than March 4, 2024

  Arts Fort Worth - Emerging Artist Residency is made possible through with the generous support of The Arts Fund at North Texas Community Foundation.

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