Accommodation and studio. A stipend, or living allowance, of $800 per month is offered along with $100 per month for every dependent living with the grantee.
Food, individual traveling expenses, materials.
If interested please download application materials from the website. While the visa process for non-US residents participating in our program has improved somewhat, we are still limited in our ability to assist with the long term visa issues that may arise for foreign participating artists. Overseas artists should consider visiting the USCIS web site and/or consult with local experts on this subject. Click here for more information.
The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program was established in 1967 to provide professional studio artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for a period of one year. This "gift of time" allows artists to work without distraction in an effort to break new ground and focus on individual goals. The Artist-in-Residence Program serves as a contemporary counterpoint to the traditional arts of the Southwest, reinforces the Program's interest in strengthening the vitality of art in New Mexico and has been a catalyst in broadening community understanding of modern art.
You will have a number of exhibitions opening during the period of your residency.
Artists are housed in a complex of six houses and 10 studios located on forty 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.
The studios are large, open spaces that measure approximately 20'x25'x10'. These areas are well-lighted and convertible to the artist's requirements within reason. The printmaking facility is a small, fully operational studio - basically lithographic/etching in
Roswell (pop. 48,000) is a high plains community (3,560 ft. elevation) and the economic hub of rural southeastern New Mexico. It is roughly 200 miles from the nearest large cities, including Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The economy is based on agriculture, ranching, oil and gas, light manufacturing and tourism. Public transportation is limited and some form of personal transportation is advisable. Transportation to and from Roswell is possible by bus or airline commuter service.
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