Applications are now being accepted for residencies falling between October 2019 and August 2020.

(All applicants will be notified of their status by July 10, 2019).



Deadline: May 15, 2019

The Studios offers a residency program for emerging and established artists and writers designed to encourage creative, intellectual and personal growth. 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.

The Studios’ 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.

Key West’s official motto, “One Human Family” reflects our commitment to living together as caring, sharing neighbors dedicated to making our home as close to paradise as we can. To that end, we encourage artists of all races, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities to apply.

Residencies are almost a full month, and run from the 16th of the month through the 14th of the next.


“Cannot recommend it highly enough. From the quiet of the cottages, to the support of the Studios staff and the community, to the vibrant culture of Key West, this is an ideal set-up for an artist looking to make major progress on their work.”
-Lucas Schaefer, November 2017 Artist-in-Residence

Image: Studio of Allison Svoboda (JAN 2018 / AIR)

The Studios of Key West