Artist Residency at PlatteForum

Application period for 2020/2021 has closed. New applications will be accepted in 2021, date TBD.

PlatteForum’s Artist Residency Program is open to artists in all genres and disciplines. Applications from established professional artists, emerging artists, and graduate students are welcome. We encourage local, national, and international artists to apply as well.

Applicants must be able to speak and understand English. Please note that there is a three-year waiting period for former residents (for example, an Artist Resident from the 2012-13 season is not eligible to apply until the 2015-16 season).

Residencies at PlatteForum are competitive with over 100 applications and only five slots awarded each year. Each residency gives the artist the time, space and support to extend their work and share their ideas with the public. Artistic excellence, innovative ideas for engagement and collaboration with the public, and a diversity of ideas, genres, and methodologies are paramount in selecting artists for only five available slots each season. Residencies at PlatteForum are 6-8 weeks in duration.

Community connections nurtured by collaborations and partnerships with organizations, schools, and individuals that extend the artist’s aesthetic are integral to each residency. The PlatteForum approach — teaming creative residents with youth and the community — makes a valuable contribution to our city’s cultural discourse, fosters personal growth for the artist, and positively impacts the lives of participants and our community. PlatteForum’s uniqueness gives artists, youth, and community members opportunities that they might not find elsewhere.

We are a member of the Alliance of Artist Communities, an international organization that advances creativity by advocating for the field of artists’ residencies and creative environments in general, to funders, policymakers, researchers, and the public.

Questions? Please contact our Creative Programming Manager, Esther Hernandez at


Image credit:
Mackenzie Browning, 2018 Resident Artist
paper, silkscreen

Our resident artist exhibitions are generously supported by OZ Architecture.


Selection Process

Stipend and Support

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Computer/Internet Access


Additional Expectations and Community Involvement