English, Spanish (some)
Paid by host 

Accepted artists will receive a $3,000 honorarium, will have printer and scanner hourly rental fees waived and will receive a $1,500 credit to be applied to ink usage fees and paper in the Artist Lab. If necessary, a $1,000 stipend will be provided for travel and/or housing.

Paid by artist 


Application guidelines 

Please submit using the submittable platform:

  • $25 application fee
  • Letter of intent
  • CV
  • One page artist statement
  • 15 – 20 jpegs of work related to the intended project, or recent work

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

PPAC Artist Residency


The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2009 and is dedicated to fostering the study, practice, and appreciation of contemporary photography. These three pillars of PPAC’s mission support the production and exhibition of work at the leading edge of photographic practice, in-depth education, and innovative programming connecting artists with audiences, engaging them as more than just passive viewers of work, but as part of the creative process.

The intentions of the program are to assist talented, self-directed and committed artists in the creation of work by providing necessary financial support, access to high-end facilities and proper technical assistance and education. Our hope is to create a transformative experience that enriches the individual artist and the community of PPAC. 
The length of each individual residency is restricted to a month, but the timing is flexible. Artists should propose a project that fits within the residency term of June 1, 2018 to May 1, 2019. Artists should propose projects that benefit from the dialogue and education that will take place in PPAC’s Artist Lab and the month long residency should be used to advance your artistic practice in a meaningful way. Artists may submit proposals that include the continuation or completion of work already in process, or the creation of new work.
Accepted artists will be required to work collaboratively with PPAC to design two public program events. These programs are open to interpretation and have no bearing on final selections. Please do not include proposals for these events in your application.

Accommodation Information 

The organizers will help the artists to find an affordable place to stay.

Studio Information 

Complete 24-hour access to the public Artist Lab. Which has provided a state-of-the-art workspace for creating archival inkjet prints and high-quality scans. The facility empowers artists with creative and technical control over their prints, aided by the support of PPAC’s knowledgeable and friendly staff. The Artist Lab is outfitted with the latest equipment, including:

  • 44″ wide Epson SureColor P9000
  • 44″ wide Epson Stylus Pro 9900
  • Hasselblad Flextight X1 Virtual Drum Scanner
  • Epson V850 Flatbed Scanner
1400 N American Street
Suite 103
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

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