9 1/2 months
Paid by host:

Fellowship includes:

  • 24-hour access to a private 1800-square-foot studio
  • Private furnished house capable of accommodating the fellow and a partner
  • 30,000 USD stipend
  • Access to health insurance and benefits
  • Part-time teaching experience at UT Austin
  • Part-time teaching experience at the Wildflower Center
  • Solo exhibition at the Wildflower Center

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St. Elmo Arts Residency

St. Elmo Arts Residency


The St. Elmo Arts Residency and Fellowship is a joint project of the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Art and Art History and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. It offers one fellowship each academic year to a newly minted MFA artist in painting, drawing, print, photo, sculpture, or multimedia. This is a nine and a half-month opportunity for concentrated studio work, the acquisition of teaching experience, and culminates in a solo exhibition at the Wildflower Center.


Fellow responsibilities:

  • 9 1/2-month commitment
  • Teach one class per semester (two classes total) in Studio Art within the Department of Art and Art History
  • Teach one workshop per semester (two workshops total) at the Wildflower Center
  • Public lecture on your work
  • Solo exhibition

The residency includes a beautiful house and studio in a small artist compound in the St. Elmo district of South Austin, located midway between the university campus and the Wildflower Center.

Contact information

Austin, TX
United States