Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Studios of Key West Artist Residency

Deadline: April 30, 2014 {ONLINE}

Artist Residency
The Studios of Key West

Key West, FL
December 2014-August 2015

The Studios of Key West offers an artists’ residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established artists and writers. The program grants nearly 35 artists each year the time and space to imagine new artistic work, engage in valuable dialogue and explore island connections. Accepted artists are granted access to a bicycle for the duration of their stay and are matched with a community member who serves as a host to assist with the success of their residency.

TSKW’s residency program is community-based and built upon the hope that visiting artists will take inspiration from Key West’s rich artistic past and present, and will engage with — and be inspired by — the remarkable people and culture that surrounds them.


The TSKW residency program is built upon the expectation that residency artists contribute to the Key West community in some way. In this spirit, artists are required to submit a proposal for a program as part of their application process.

Resident artists are requested to give service to the Key West community in the form of a class, workshop, reading, performance or special project to be agreed upon by the artist and TSKW. These are given in exchange for their residency. The acceptance of a program depends on many factors, and program proposals may not be accepted even if an artist is granted a residency.

If, in addition to one of the aforementioned programs, an artist would like to propose an exhibition, they should indicate so in their application. There are a limited number of exhibition time slots designated for residency artists each year, and exhibitions can not be guaranteed.

In addition to a proposed program, all artists are asked to participate in at least one event during their residency:

1) The ‘On the Deck Series’: A two-hour, free, monthly potluck gathering that gives both you and members of our community the chance to informally meet and greet. This takes place on the deck at 607 Ashe Street, from 6 – 8 pm one evening per month — the date varies each month.

What is expected of you: You will be asked to give a very informal, 5 minute presentation about you as an artist, your work, and what you hope to accomplish during your residency.

2. It is possible artists will be asked to be present at an open house during the latter half of their residency, and be on hand to answer questions about the work they have been doing while on the island.



Guidelines for online application

Supplementary Materials

Visit website for complete details:

The Studios of Key West
600 White St.
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-0458