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The Residency Program

Every year, the Museum offers an eleven-month residency for three local, national, or international artists working in any media. Individuals selected for the residency receive institutional guidance and professional development, research support, studio space, and a stipend paid out over the course of the residency.

Current residents

2023–2024 Studio Museum artists in residence announced.

2022–2023 Artists in Residence

Built with artists and for artists

Proposed as a founding initiative in 1968, the Artist-in-Residence program has earned the Studio Museum in Harlem recognition for its catalytic role in advancing the work of visual artists of African and Afro-Latinx descent. Envisioned by William T. Williams, the program gives emerging artists an unparalleled opportunity to develop their practice in an eleven-month residency, and offers audiences the chance to view this work in annual exhibitions.

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2023–24 Artist-in-Residence Program Dates: October 16, 2023–September 27, 2024

Currently closed. April 10–May 22, 2023
Applicants are required to submit a resume or CV, up to ten but no fewer than five images or videos of examples of artworks, and an artist statement; letters of recommendation are encouraged but not required.


Past residents of the program include some of today’s most significant and innovative artists


Every residency ends in a culminating exhibition

The Studio Museum in Harlem Artist-in-Residence program is funded by the Glenstone Foundation. Additional support for the Artist-in Residence program is provided by the American Express Kenneth and Kathryn Chenault Sponsorship Fund; National Endowment for the Arts; Joy of Giving Something; Robert Lehman Foundation; Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Jerome Foundation; Anonymous; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and by endowments established by the Andrea Frank Foundation; Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Trust; and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Additional funding is generously provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.