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The Medium Artist Residency provides practicing 2D and 3D visual artists a creative studio space for six weeks; allowing them to take creative risks, expand artistically, and build relationships with the community.

Amount: $3,000
Available Awards: 6 total, 2 artists per quarter
Disciplines: 2D and 3D Visual Art
Space at the Medium: Classrooms 1 & 2 (Roughly 20’’x32’’ per Artist; 320 sq. ft.)
Timeframe: 6 week residency with 3 weeks for move in/out
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  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old
  • Practicing 2D & 3D visual artists are eligible to apply
  • Artists must reside in Benton or Washington Counties of Northwest Arkansas
  • Resident projects must take into account studio dimensions, including a ceiling height of 8’
  • Woodworking, welding, foundry work, and glassblowing are ineligible to apply due to facility limitations
  • Artists in Residence will be required to host an open studio event during a pre-assigned quarterly Visual Art Night
  • Applicants must commit to a minimum of 10 hours a week (60 hours total) on site during their 6-week residency
  • Previous Artist in Residence recipients may not reapply for this fund

Virtual Session:

Wednesday, June 28  11a – 12p

Are you a visual artist interested in applying to The Medium Artist in Residency program? Attend this virtual session to learn more!
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Featured The Medium Artist Residencies Artist



Markeith Woods used his Artist in Residency opportunity to create The American Dream, a large scale painting depicting his idea of progress from his perspective as a Black male and what he had to experience to get there.

Markeith Woods: “Represented by Art Ventures”

The Medium Artist Residencies


Junli Song

Dani Ives

Vic Barquin

Leah Grant

Markeith Woods

Kieran Myles-Andrés Tverbakk