ArtsLink Residencies

Residencies to International Artists and Managers
Working in Literature and the Performing Arts

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CEC ArtsLink


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Residencies to International artists and arts managers from eligible countries working in the disciplines of literature or the performing arts. Residents will be placed at an arts organization in the United States where they will have the opportunity to work towards their professional goals over a six-week period.

Applicants must be citizens of, and currently residing in, one of the following countries and regions: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

The candidate's professional interests and contacts are carefully evaluated to ensure the best available placement opportunity for each ArtsLink Fellow. While ArtsLink takes geographical and organizational preferences into consideration, Fellows should be prepared to fulfill their residency in any of the fifty US states. In order to provide each group of Fellows with exposure to the geographic and cultural diversity of the US, a maximum of two Fellows will be placed in residencies in any one US city.

ArtsLink Fellows are expected to participate for a six-week period from early October to mid-November. All participants – both applicants from overseas and US host organizations – must be able to accommodate this residency schedule. The Residency includes two short sessions in New York City for all ArtsLink Fellows to meet with each other and with ArtsLink staff: one prior to the residency to orient the Fellows to the residency program and one at the conclusion to share residency experiences. These opening and closing sessions offer an important opportunity for ArtsLink Fellows to interact and strengthen contacts with their colleagues.

ArtsLink Residencies awards are made to the US host organization to cover the living and working expenses for the five-week residency. Airfare, visa expenses, health insurance, and food and lodging during the opening and closing sessions in New York are also provided by CEC ArtsLink.

All ArtsLink applications will be evaluated by an independent interdisciplinary review panel comprised of US arts professionals based on the following criteria:

-Artistic or professional excellence of the applicant's work

-Potential for the applicant to interact with the community in the practice of his or her art form

-Benefit to the applicant, at this time in his/her career, from interaction with US artists and audiences and potential benefit to the US host community

-Applicant's plans for sharing the benefits of the exchange with artists and institutions in his/her home country

-Applicant's ability to meet cross-cultural challenges successfully

-Preference will be given to those applicants for whom this will be a first-time opportunity for in-depth creative work in the US, and to applicants whose artistic practice integrates innovative approaches to interaction with the community.

The residency will be for a six-week period from early October to mid-November 2017.

For the October 15, 2016 deadline, ArtsLink will accept Residencies applications from contemporary artists and arts managers working in performing arts and literature.

Applicants must be citizens of, and currently reside in, an eligible country. If you are living outside the region temporarily, contact ArtsLink staff to determine your eligibility.

There are no age limitations.

Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of English to function independently while in the US.

-Undergraduate students, amateurs, and research scholars are not eligible.
-Arts managers must be affiliated with an arts organization in the non-commercial sector.
-Artists seeking placement in commercial firms are also ineligible.
-ArtsLink Fellows from prior years are ineligible.

The deadline for Performing Arts and Literature applications is October 15, 2016.

2017 ArtsLink Residencies applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by the end of March 2017.


Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Maxim Tumenev, Program Manager
+1-212-643-1985 ext 22

CEC ArtsLink, Inc.
291 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10007
United States

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