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.

Our self-funded Independent Artist and Independent Group residencies is an opportunity to organize your own residency; these residencies have a rolling application deadline.

We also offer a limited number of subsidized Artist Residency programs. These residencies—for Young Artists and Studio Artists—offer a work-exchange while our Fellows receive a fully subsidized residency with no work-exchange.


Rolling Admission:

Due annually on January 31:

  • Fellow Artist (2-4 week subsidized residency June, July, August, or September)

  • Studio Artist (8 week studio work-exchange June & July or August & September)

  • Young Artist (8 week general work-exchange June & July or August & September)

If you have questions, please contact us at 518 854 7674 or message us below!

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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.