The HUB-BUB residency, based out of Spartanburg, South Carolina, is an 11-month opportunity for emerging young visual artists and creative writers between the ages of 20 and 35; the program allows three visual artists and one writer to "live free and create" for a year while working for a grassroots community arts movement. Residents receive a beautiful, rent-free apartment and bi-monthly stipend in exchange for 10-20 hours/week work for the program. The writer is given ample time to create, the opportunity to interact with other creative people, and a community eager and willing to support his or her work. To learn more about the HUB-BUB Artists-in-Residence Program and to download an application, please visit the website. The application deadline is February 15, 2010 with the next residency beginning June 15, 2010 and ending May 15, 2011. To see AiR live/work spaces, visit here. For any questions or to learn more, feel free to contact: Alix Refshauge/ AiR Program Coordinator/ 864.582.0056 ext. 3.
For the last forty years, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, has run the largest and longest residency Fellowship in the United States for emerging visual artists and writers. Artists who have not had significant recognition for their work and writers who have not yet published a book with significant distribution are welcome to apply. Fellows receive a seven month stay (October 1-May 1) at the Work Center and a $650 monthly stipend. Fellows do not pay or work in exchange for their fellowships in any way. Fellows are chosen based on the strength and promise of their work. Former Visual Arts Fellows include Ellen Gallagher, Jack Pierson, Lisa Yuskavage, Angela Dufresne, Geoffrey Chadsey, and Lamar Peterson. Former Writing Fellows have won every major national award in writing including the National Book Award and six Pulitzer Prizes. The list of former Fellows includes Denis Johnson, Louise Glück, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Yusef Komunyakaa. The postmark deadline for the 2010-11 Writing Fellowships is December 1, 2009. 2010-2011 Visual Arts Fellowship applicants may apply online beginning December 1, 2009. Online submissions must be received by midnight February 1, 2010. FAWC will accept slide applications for one more year. Applicants submitting slides, must have their applications postmarked by February 1, 2010. For details, please visit the website.