English; basic Spanish, Japanese and French
3-4 weeks
Paid by host:

Wifi, towels, and soap are provided, as well as access to Dreamland programming.

Paid by artist:

The cost of Dreamland artist residency program is $200. All travel, art making materials, food and transport costs must be covered by the applicant.

Application guidelines:

The application process is rolling, with programs starting on the first Friday of each month begining in September, 2016. Applicants will be notified within a month of their submission process.

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Dreamland Arts Inc.

Dreamland Arts Inc.

Dreamland Artist Residency Program (DARP)

Dreamland Artists-in-residents are encouraged to experiment with the medium of their choice in a creative setting in the heart of Buffalo, New York’s vibrant artist community. Residencies are selected from a criteria that includes portfolio and artistic intent. D.A.R.P is partial to serving, (though not exclusively) artists of color, queer, women, trans* and gender-non-conforming identified peoples. D.A.R.P activities include a monthly artist and writing residency, bi-weekly exhibitions, and a series of public programs throughout the year including open studios, art classes, performance events and access to various creative spaces throughout Buffalo. We also offer studio visits/critiques for artists involved with the organization, guest curators and visiting artists, as well as artist-led workshops with community members. Above all, Dreamland artist residency program values community engagement, experimentation and access.


Artist in residence will build on, or experiment with a new body of work, and will have a solo exhibition and/or facilitate a workshop as a culminating event.

Studio Information

Each studio is equipped with a work desk, chair and bed, most disciplines would be able to thrive in the well lit space.

Accommodation Information

Artist accommodations include an adaptable raw studio/sleep space in the historic Florentine Center above Dreamland’s gallery space and Free Store. All studios are roughly 200-300 square feet with 10 foot ceilings and two large floor to ceiling windows. In addition to private bedroom/studio, Resident Artists also have 24 hour access to a shared living space, kitchen, and bath. Wi-fi and towels/soap are also provided.

Technical Information

Facilities can be made available, local art supplier is in walking distance, and libraries/printing facilities are close by.


Dreamland is located in the heart of Allentown, an artsy small neighborhood in Downtown Buffalo.

Contact information

387 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
United States

darp.dreamlandarts [at]