Art Omi International Artists Residency

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

We will accept applications for the 2017 residency session on this webpage from November 1-30 2016. 
The deadline is November 30, 2016.
The Residency dates are: Thursday June 15 to Tuesday July 11, 2017

All 2017 applicants will be notified by email no later than March 1, 2017.

Here are our general guidelines:

Our application process has been standardized to allow each artist to receive equal consideration and time by our review committee. We receive many applications and variances will delay or may eliminate your application from being considered in the year submitted. If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to email these questions to

ELIGIBILITY: Application is open to visual artists from all over the world who have been professionally active for at least the past 3 years.  We do not accept applications from artists currently enrolled in either a BFA or MFA program. Applications will be accepted from PhD students and artists currently enrolled in a master degree other than in the Arts provided that they meet the criteria of having 3 years of experience.  Please note: having studied art is NOT a requirement: we accept applications from self-taught professional artists.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please upload online the following documents, not zipped, but individually uploaded.  Please note that image based applications require 10 items and video applications require 5 items, so divided:

Item 1. Your Resume/Curriculum Vitae. Either PDF or Word Document. Please title this document with your lastname, firstname, resume, with no dots, commas or spacing. Example: jonesmaryresume.pdf or jonesmaryresume.doc.

Item 2. A Word document or PDF file of ONE PAGE ONLY with a description of the images or video you submitted. If you send more than one page only the first page will be reviewed. Please DO NOT use font size smaller than 11Please prepare this document as a numbered list of the images with title, media/materials, size, and year of work. If needed, a brief (2-3 sentences) description can be included. Please format captions as follows: Title, Media/Materials, Size in American Inches or Feet, Year.  Please title this document: lastname, firstname, description, with no commas, dots, or spacing: Example: jonesmarydescription.doc or jonesmarydescription.pdf



Items 3-10. Eight (8) JPEG images, at 72 DPI resolution, maximum file size 1 MB for each image. Images must be titled with your lastname, firstname, number, with no commas, dots, or spacing: Example: jonesmary1.jpg, jonesmary2.jpg. etcetera. Important: we can only accept jpegs. Please do not submit: Powerpoint presentations, PDF, TIFF, Gif or PSD files. If you do so your application will not be considered.




Items 3-5. Links to three (3) video or audio excerpts uploaded on Vimeo or Youtube or directly on your own website. The jury is only required to review one minute for each excerpt therefore it is your responsibility to indicate which minute you would like the jury to review. It is at the jury's discretion whether they will review more than said minute. 

We review video documentation ONLY for artists whose work is time-based, interactive, web-based, kinetic, film, video, sound, and performance. If you work with installation, site-specific, painting, sculpture and/or drawing, please submit images.



a)     ARTIST STATEMENT: When filing your online application form, you will be asked for a 100-word maximum statement about your work. This is a fundamental document for our jury to fully understand your practice. 
If you send a text longer than 100 words, only the first 100 words will be read to our jury.

b)     Please provide the names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of two references and indicate your professional relationship to them.


IF YOU WORK IN TEAM: please fill only one application. Only one person will be the contact person.

FELLOWSHIPS: Our fellowships ensure that artists from specific regions and/or dealing with specific issues are allotted a residency. If you are eligible for one of our fellowships your chances to be selected are greater. Please check our website in the Fellowships section for additional information.

Art Omi Alumni: In order to give as many artists as possible the chance for a residency at Art Omi, we ask that alumni do not apply for a return residency. We appreciate your spreading the word to artists who have not been to Art Omi yet.

Due to the very high volume of applications, we ask that you be certain that your application is complete. Incomplete applications cannot be processed, and unfortunately we are unable to notify applicants about the status of their application until after the selection has been made.

Good luck with your application!