Artists’ residencies are EVERYWHERE.
Which is why you would think they would be easy to find. Unfortunately that is not the case! This information is hidden in the depths of the dark heart of the internet.
So I decided to make a list of the sciart residencies that I’ve come across (with focus on the sea-fairing opportunities, since I get questions about those the most)! Most of these pay for your expenses, but I will be sure to mention those that don’t.
If you have any questions or want my opinion on my experiences, just email me at Abrian@BlueCatCo.com
Schmidt Ocean Institute, R/V Falkor – Artist-at-Sea Residency
2-5 weeks, expenses paid (potentially minus short cab fares)
Ocean Exploration Trust, E/V Nautilus – Science Communication Fellowship
1-3 weeks, expenses paid
International Ocean Discovery Program, R/V JOIDES Resolution – Onboard Outreach Officer
8 weeks, expenses paid + stipend (flights paid via an advance or reimbursement)
The Arctic Circle, traditionally rigged tall ship – Residency Participant
4 weeks, $5,800USD pays for accommodations and travel (a little less science-focused)
Container Artist Residency 01, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services – Participant
Route determined by artist, expenses paid (a little less science-focused)
Antarctic Artists and Writers Program – AAW Award Recipient
Length negotiated by participant, expenses paid (don’t let the paperwork discourage you. This really is for artists and writers)
Sciart Initiative – Calls for Artists
A repository of open calls for Sciartists.
CERN Artist Residency – Calls for Artists
A variety of European residencies, with stipends. Opportunities tend to require that the applicant be a resident of the country in which the residency is being held.
ArtBio Cultivo Field Residency – Call for Artists of Color
Length TBA, potentially fully funded, minus airfare to El Paso, Texas, USA.
DINALAB Jungle Residency – Call for Artists
Variable length, $110USD/week plus travel to Panama, pays for accommodations and access to the facility. Limited scholarships available.