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Artist Residency in the U.S.

Chinati Foundation Residency

Marfa, Texas
The Chinati Foundation's Artist in Residence program was instituted in 1989 with the aim of supporting the development of artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and disciplines.

Overview The program provides an opportunity for artists from around the world to work in a striking, natural environment. Exhibitions are often held at the conclusion of the residency. These become an important part of the museum's temporary exhibition program, and provide a vital counterpoint to the permanent collection.

Application Requirements 
To apply for a 2020 residency, please send the following to Chinati at the address below. Your application may also be sent via a link from dropbox (or another file sharing service) to
1) Cover letter
2) Resume/CV
3) Flash drive OR a CD with 20 PDF or JPEG digital files (2 MB maximum file size per image) OR a DVD of up to 30 minutes of video work.
An application fee of $40 U.S. is required for processing. Please send a check drawn on a U.S. bank or an international money order. No cash. To pay online, please visit our application fee page. For questions about the Artist in Residence program or the submission process, contact Sandra Hinojos,

Facilities and Grants 
The Chinati Foundation provides a furnished apartment on the museum's grounds and a studio in Marfa. Resident artists have unlimited access to Chinati's collection and archive, and the museum staff and interns are available to assist in securing materials and preparing exhibitions. A stipend of $1,000 is provided to assist with travel and art materials.

Application Deadlines
April 1, 2019