The ethos of Salem Art Works is rooted in convergence and collaboration. This belief extends to every residency program we offer and informs all aspects of life at SAW.
Artists of all ages, backgrounds, and career stages--working in nearly any mode or medium imaginable--are encouraged to apply for residencies at SAW.
We offer three subsidized Artist Residency programs. These residencies—for Fellows, Studio Artists and Young Artists—take place primarily in the summer months, and range from two weeks to two months. Artists may only apply to one of these programs each year, please review the detailed program descriptions and application guidelines before you apply.
We also offer self-funded Independent Artist and Independent Group Residencies throughout the year; these residencies have a rolling application deadline. There is no limit to the number of times an artist may apply and participate.
SAW Fellowship, Studio Artist, and Young Artist residencies are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.