Ann Marie Garden. 13480 Dowell Road, Dowell, MD 20629. Phone 410-326-4640. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Garden is a sculpture park and arts center located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. Residencies focus on merging the arts and the environment and should include the involvement of the local community to some capacity. Professional and emerging visual artists, musicians, and literary artists may apply. Housing, studio, and small stipend provided. Deadline: October 1, December 1, February 1. 

Artspace. 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601, Phone: 919-821-2787. A non-profit visual art center with an open-studio environment located in downtown Raleigh. A four-week residency culminating in an exhibition of the artists work. Award: $2,000. Deadline: December 1.

Atlantic Center for the Arts. 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 Phone: 386-427-6975. Provides artists with an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world's master's in the visual, literary, and performing arts for three-week residencies on a lush 69-acre ecological preserve. Housing, weekday meals and communal studio space are provided.  Deadline: November 18. 

Bernheim. P.O. Box 130, Clermont KY 40110, phone: 502-955-8512. Located on a beautiful 14,000 acre property and comprised of a nationally-recognized 250 acre arboretum located 25 miles south of Louisville. For visual artists in any medium for two to four months. Award: $2,500 and materials provided. Deadline: January 31. 

Blue Mountain Center. Blue Mountain Center, Box 109, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812, Phone: 518-352-7391. Offers four-week residencies in a turn-of-the-century Adirondack lodge in a pristine and peaceful setting of woods, lakes, and mountains from mid-June through September. Open to writers and artists whose work demonstrates social or ecological concerns. Free room and board.  Deadline: February 1. 

Coleman Center for the Arts. 630 Avenue A, York, AL 36925. Phone: 205-392-2005. Located in rural Alabama. For professional artists in three program areas - Visual Arts, Public and Community Arts, and Art Education and Theory. Residencies are one to three months long; housing, studio, and a stipend are provided. Deadline: Open. 

Center for Creative Photography. 1030 N. Olive Road, Tucson, AZ 85721-0103, Phone: 520-621-7968. Ansel Adams Fellowships support the use of the archives, photography collections, and/or library for two-four weeks. Award: $5,000. Deadline: January 15.  

CEPA Gallery, Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art. 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. Phone: 716-856-2717. Four-six week residencies for emerging photographic and visual artists. Opportunities to create new work with technical assistance provided. Award: $750 per week. Deadline: Open. 

The Chinati Foundation. 1 Cavalry Row, P.O. Box 1135, Marfa, Texas 79843. Phone: 432-729-4362. A contemporary art museum in a sparsely populated area of far West Texas. Residencies of two to three months, a furnished apartment, a studio, technical assistance and unlimited access to Chinati's collection and archive. Award: $1,000. Deadline: April 1. 

Djerassi Resident Artists Program. 2325 Bear Gulch Road, Woodside, CA 94062, Phone: 650-747-1250. A rural setting in the Santa Cruz Mountains over-looking the Pacific Ocean for residencies of four-five weeks for artists in the disciplines of literature, visual arts, and media arts/new genres. Residents receive living and studio space and meals. Deadline: March15.  

The Fabric Workshop and Museum. 1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Phone: 215-561-8888.  Artists-in-residence are drawn from all disciplines, including painting, sculpture, architecture and design, conceptual and installation art, performance and video. Provides fees and materials to artists, and employs its facilities and staff to address the artists creative needs. Deadline: Open.  

Grand Arts. 1819 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108, Phone: 816-421-6887. Nonprofit contemporary art project space assists artists in the production and realization of ambitious contemporary art projects. A successful project will be one which challenges the artist in some way, allowing for risk taking and artistic growth. Support includes transportation, loft apartment, materials and equipment, skilled assistance, and marketing and publicity. Deadline: Open.

The Hambidge Center. P.O. Box 339, Rabun Gap, GA 30568, Phone: 706-746-5718. Artists stay for two to eight weeks in their own private cottage/studio. Pristine forests, streams and meadows where the Blue Ridge and Nantahala mountain ranges meet cover the centers 600 acres. Some fellowships awarded. Deadlines: September 15, January 15. 

NEW! Haytack Mountain School of Crafts. PO Box 518, Deer Isle, Maine 04627 Phone: 207-348-2306. An international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking and more. Work-study and scholarships available. Deadline: March 1.

Headlands Center for the Arts. 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965, phone: 415-331-2787. Located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area 15 minutes from San Francisco. Residencies of four to ten weeks for arts professionals in all media: visual, literary, performance, interdisciplinary, audio, film and video. Private bedrooms, studios and dinners provided. Award: $500 per month. Deadline: June 1. 

Henry Street Settlement. c/o Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002, Phone: 212-598-0400. Studio space only is provided to New York City visual artists. For painters, printmakers, sculptors, and video, installation, and clay artists. Photography and welding residencies are also available. Deadline: May 1. 

Hub-Bub. 149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave. Suite 2, Spartanburg, SC 29306 Phone: 864-582-0056. For three visual artists and one creative writer ages 20-35 for a rent-free 11-month period. Residents will participate in community-based art events, and help with creative charity work. Award: $600 per month. Deadline: February 15.

Jentel Foundation. 130 Lower Piney Creek Rd., Banner, WY 82832 Telephone: 307-737-2311.One-month residencies on a working cattle ranch twenty miles southeast of Sheridan, WY to visual artists and writers over age 25. Separate private bedroom, workspace and a $400 stipend are provided. Deadlines: September 15, January 15.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Kohler Arts Center.  608 New York Avenue, Box 489, Sheboygan WI 53081, Phone: 920-458-6144. Offers two to six-month residencies to artists working in vitreous china, iron, enamel and brass. Includes studio space, free materials, equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, and round trip transportation. Deadline: April 1.

Lanesboro Art Center. 103 Parkway Ave. N, P.O. Box 152, Lanesboro, MN 55949. Phone: 507-467-2446.  Nestled in the valley of southeast Minnesota's Root River, Lanesboro is a small town with a unique atmosphere. For emerging sculptors, painters, poets, and writers with at least one residency each year focused on public art. Living and working space is provided for two-four weeks. Award: $2,500. Deadline: June 30.

Light Work. 316 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244, Phone: 315-443-1300. One-month residency for photographers. Artists receive a $5,000 stipend, an apartment to stay in and a private darkroom.  Deadline: Open.      

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.  24 North Main Avenue, Box 246, New York Mills, MN 56567, Phone: 218-385-3339. Provides emerging artists two to six weeks in rural Minnesota. Jerome Fellowships offer a $1,500 stipend in return for 15 hours of community outreach. Deadlines: October 1, April 1. 

Pfister Hotel. 424 East Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202, Phone: 800-558-8222.
Known for its expansive Victorian art collection, the Hotel features a working art studio and gallery that is open to hotel guests and visitors. The 12 month residency includes complimentary meals within the hotel's cafeteria. Award:  $1,000 per month. Deadline: December 1.

Prairie Center of the Arts. 1506 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL 61602, Phone: 309-673-5589. Less than three hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, the main facilities are near the Illinois River in a 115 year-old, 90,000 square foot building. The residency retreat is in Germantown, 20 minutes from the Peoria facility on 50 wooded acres. Housing and studio provided for a minimum residency of four weeks. Deadline: Open.

Ragdale Foundation.  1260 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045, Phone: 847-234-1063. Situated on 50 acres of virgin prairie. Residencies of two weeks to two months for artists, writers and composers. Daily fee is $25, financial assistance available.  Deadlines: September 15, January 15. 

Roswell Museum and Art Center. P.O. Drawer 1497, Roswell, NM 88202, Phone: 505-622-6037.  Residencies for professional artists for one year. Support in the areas of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and other studio arts. $800 per month stipend, room and board, and studio.  Deadline: October 15. 

Stadler Center for Poetry. Bucknell Hall, Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA 17837. Phone: 570-577-1853. The Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing offers emerging writers time to complete a first or second book. On-campus lodging and office space are provided for four months during Bucknell's fall semester, without formal academic obligations. Awarded to writers of prose and poets on an alternating basis. Award: $4,000. Deadline: February 11.

Ucross Foundation. 30 Big Red Lane, Clearmont, WY 82835, Phone: 307-737-2291. Working cattle ranch on 22,000 acres in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. Residencies of two-six weeks for  visual artists, writers, interdisciplinary or performance artists and collaborative teams. Meals and lodging included. Deadlines: October 1, March 1.  

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  154 San Angelo Dr., Amherst, VA 24521, Phone: 434 946 7236. Support is provided to writers, visual artists, and composers for two weeks to two months in a rural setting. Deadlines: September 15, January 15. 

Weir Farm Trust. 735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897, Phone: 203-761-9945. For advanced visual artists, residencies for two weeks to one month including a $500 stipend. Deadline: January 15. 

Wendover Interpretive Research Program. 9331 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: 310-839-5722. Focused on the exploration and examination of the land and waterscape of the Great Salt Lake. Located in the desert town of Wendover, Utah, the program encourages participants to produce creative interpretive work engaging  the unique geographic region. Residencies are for three to six weeks and operate seasonally from April to November. Deadline: March 1, 2017.

Wildacres Retreat. 1565 Wildacres Road, P.O. Box 280, Little Switzerland, NC, 28749. Phone: 828-756-4573. Situated on 1,600 acres atop Pompey's Knob, a mountain near the Blue Ridge Parkway. One-week residencies for writers and artists, with room and board included, available May through October. Deadline: January 15. 

Women's Studio Workshop. P.O. Box 489, Rosendale, NY 12472, Phone: 845-658-9133. Six- to eight-week residency for an artist working in printmaking, papermaking, photography, book arts, or ceramics for the creation of a new body of work in one of WSW's studio disciplines. Award: $2,000 plus $500 for materials.  Deadline: April 1. 

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. P.O. Box 1891, Taos, New Mexico 87571 Phone: 575-758-2413. Three-month residencies for visual and literary artists in 11 Casitas in the heart of Taos. Deadline: January 18.