Artist in Residence Program

(*Art Sanctuary is seeking funding for the Artist in Residence Program. Dates for residencies to be determined are based on acquiring this funding. To help fund this program, please contact Britany Baker at 502-299-2652, or Lisa Frye at 502-386-7114)


Art Sanctuary’s Artist in Residence Program provides emerging and established artists with the opportunity to concentrate on a body of work in a space designated as his/her studio at no cost to the artist. Residencies are in 2D or 3D art or in studio photography. Our 2D studios include natural light, plenty of wall space, plus access to large community work tables, a framing area, and utility sink. Our 3D/functional design studios include 1st floor garage door access, space for a bench and storage with access to the open shop space for building, plus a 150 ft2 private room with locking door. Both types are semi-private studios so that other artists working in at Art Sanctuary have the benefit of seeing the progress of a focused artist dedicated to a specific body of work. Photography residency includes access to a shared photo studio with backdrop stand and privacy, a calendar for scheduling, plus secured area for equipment storage.

Artists-in-residence receive 24-hour access to the studios at Art Sanctuary to develop work including but not limited to painting, drawing, mixed media, installations, functional and sculptural forms, and studio photography. Residencies last for 6 months. At the end of 6 months, resident artists will be expected to mount an exhibition of the body of work made during their time at Art Sanctuary and give an artist talk to a public group about the work and their process during an opening facilitated by Art Sanctuary. Artists receive a $500 stipend to help cover their costs. Any art sold during this exhibition will be split with 80% of sales going to the artist and 20% going back into the organization.

Artists also agree to engage the community by leading a workshop or demonstration sometime during their stay at Art Sanctuary. This should be inclusive, informative, and educational providing the community with a window into the artistic process.

2D Residency Area (second floor)
372 ft2
Studio 14 (15′ 6″ x 24′ x 10′ tall)
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3D Residency Area (first floor)
448.8 ft2 total
Open Shop Room 1  (14′ 10.5″ x 17′ 8″ x 8′ tall ) and Open Shop 1  (24′ x 16′ x 10′ tall)



Winter/Spring Residency: (to be determined)
Exhibition Reception: (to be determined)

Summer/Fall Residency: (to be determined)
Exhibition Reception: (to be determined)


Applications for 2017 residencies are being accepted online. Please fill out the online application below.
For more information on the application process, contact the Artist in Residence coordinator at (502) 299-2652 or by email at

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Please tell us about your work and how you intend to use the studio.