Artist Residency

A unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to develop and experiment with new bodies of work in downtown Phoenix.

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About the Artist Residency program


Established in 2011, the ASU Art Museum Artist Residency activates Arizona State University’s distinguished faculty, scholarship, research and vast relationships with institutions in the broader Phoenix metropole to enable innovative and experimental studio directions. Museum Staff, University Faculty and institutional partners expand artists’ research, resourcing and project development capacities. Selected artists are multi-disciplinarian with process-based methods that respond to the museum’s unique site and culture. Artist directives are foremostly considered and have included, but are not restricted to exhibitions, workshops, classroom visits, research travel, laboratory work, newly commissioned projects, education programming, civic engagement, independent study, interdisciplinary consultation and performance. Program duration varies and is contingent upon project requirements. Residents have made scholarly contributions across an array of academic fields and have recently exhibited in international symposia such as Documenta, Venice Biennale, Whitney Biennial, Pacific Standard Time Los Angeles and Desert X, among others.


Resident artists and scholars are invited by the ASU Art Museum. There is no application process.