The Starry Night Residency Program

The Starry Night Residency Program

The Starry Night Residency Program provides artists, writers, and curators with the opportunity to live and work within a small, creative community. Located in the downtown historic hot springs district of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the program is a place where the participants can find quiet solitude and focus on their work. In operation from May through September, residencies are a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 8 weeks.

The residency includes a private, fully furnished apartment with private bathroom and kitchen, shared studio space, and courtyard with gardens, barbecue, and campfire area.  Emerging artists, writers, and arts administrators are encouraged to apply. Participants may apply to bring their partners or a creative team member for the duration of their residency. There is no application fee.

The Residency Program at Starry Night is ideal for creatives who are self-directed and hungry for the quiet and reflective solitude of a rural environment that is off the beaten path, while still being in a small town. The living quarters at Starry Night include a studio apartment furnished with a bed, bed linens, a chest of drawers, table and chairs, closet, bathroom with shower, bath towels, and kitchen with sink, stove, refrigerator, microwave, minimal cookware, and dishes. Each unit is equipped with air conditioning for the hot summer days. The studio facilities are shared between two to three artists and include approximately 350 square feet of indoor work space and 300- square feet of outdoor work space. The studio consists of wall and floor space, work tables, chairs, and a large easel. Wifi is available throughout, but the signal is the strongest in the front communal courtyard area of the grounds.

The cost to the artist, with a minimum stay of one week, is $900 per week. Participants may apply to bring their partner, creative partner, or spouse with them for an additional $300 per week. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. This program is open to established and emerging artists as well as currently matriculated students. Financial aid and payment plans are available. The application is online, with deadline 20th May.