How our residency program is responding to COVID 19:

We have extended our residency deadline to June 8 to give artists a little more time to complete their applications for residencies falling between October 2020 and August 2021.

While we will be postponing some of this year’s residencies until next season, we will also be selecting and placing new artists from our batch of current applications.

Because we expect a drop in applications this year, we anticipate that the process will be no more competitive than in prior years (and perhaps even less competitive) regarding the ratio of spots available vs. overall applicants.

If, for some reason, an artist is awarded a residency this year but conditions prohibit them from joining us next season, their residency will rollover and will be rescheduled at a time when travel/residencies are possible. 

Applications are now being accepted for residencies falling between October 2020 and August 2021. All applicants will be notified of their status in August 2020.


June 8, 2020

For more information on qualifications and requirements, please visit our FAQ page, and if you need more information about supplementary materials to provide during the application process, you can download a guide here.


Applications are evaluated by selection committees comprised of working artists and professionals in the applicants’ respective fields of discipline under the four categories: Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Media Arts, and Musical Arts and Performing Arts.

Acceptance to The Studios’ Peyton Evans Artists in Residence Program is based on the merit of past work and the potential for creative, intellectual and personal growth through the time and space to imagine new artistic work, engage in valuable dialogue and explore island connections.

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