3 months
Paid by host 

A stipend of $900 per month is provided to assist with living expenses and art materials augmented by a $120 per month gas allowance. Flights and travel costs to and from Marfa will be borne by Marfa Contemporary.

Paid by artist 

Any travel costs the artist incurs during the residency will be self-funded.

Application guidelines 

Eligibility: The competition is open to US residents currently residing in the US. Non US residents residing in the US may be eligible to apply if they are currently in receipt of the necessary visas and documentation to continue residence.

To apply please pay the online application fee of $20 (on Marfa Contemporary's website) and send the following to Marfa Contemporary.

  • Resume/CV
  • 20 slide images OR a CD with 20 PDF or JPEG digital files (2 MB maximum file size per image) OR a DVD of up to 30 minutes of video work.

Please do not send any original artwork. Emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Applications can be mailed to:
Dr. Natalie Maria Roncone
Artist in Residence Application
Marfa Contemporary
100 E. San Antonio Street,
Po Box 1233,
Marfa, Texas 79843

Marfa Contemporary

Marfa Contemporary


The Marfa Contemporary Artist in Residence program was instituted in 2012 with the aim of supporting the development of artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and disciplines. Artists involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, performance related media and other fine art media are eligible to apply for a residency. The artist in residence program provides an opportunity for artists from the USA to work in a unique natural environment. Marfa is a small town in a sparsely populated area of far West Texas and artists should be prepared to spend a great portion of their time alone. A residency at Marfa Contemporary is perfect for those artists who seek a quiet environment that remains largely unfettered by industrialism.


It is expected that the artist, during his/her residency, will participate in school workshops, actively engage with the local community and present an exhibit of their work at the close of the residency period.

Accommodation Information 

Large private apartment with well-equipped kitchen on private grounds with car parking.

Studio Information 

 Large studio (25ft x 16ft) attached to Marfa's main gallery space.

Marfa Contemporary,
100E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX 79843
United States
+1 4327293500

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