Some programs provide free studio space and usually open studios to the public and occasional studio visits from curators, collectors etc, such as the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in DUMBO or LMCC studio residency programs. Art OMI, Skowhegan and the Vermont Studio Center add guest lectures, accommodations and dining to the above. These residency programs are fantastic for exposure, creating connections and establishing your practice and presence in your field.
The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015-2016 space award of a yearlong rent-free studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn. 17 visual artists were selected from over 1,000 applicants by a panel of jurors including: Diana Al-Hadid, Phong Bui, Michael Berryhill, Carl Fudge, and Beverly McIver. The residency period will last from September 2015 to August 2016, with an open studios weekend, to be scheduled for spring 2016.