Applications for 2022 are now Open

The Chinati Foundation’s Artists in Residence program was instituted in 1989 with the aim of supporting the development of artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and disciplines. To date, the Chinati Foundation has hosted more than 150 artists from more than fifteen countries in its residency program.

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.

The Chinati Foundation provides a furnished apartment on the museum’s grounds and a studio in Marfa. Resident artists have access to Chinati’s collection and archive. A stipend of $1,500 is provided to assist with travel and art materials.

Because the Covid-19 pandemic persists, applicants should take into consideration Chinati’s location: Marfa is three hours from major hospital care. Travel restrictions and public health concerns may impact our ability to host artists as scheduled.

The Chinati Foundation maintains a casual environment, and it is up to the artists to develop their own work schedule. Marfa is a small town in a sparsely populated area of far West Texas, and artists may spend a great deal of time alone. A residency at Chinati is ideal for those artists who seek a quiet and sympathetic environment with few distractions. Residencies are two months long.

Submissions will be accepted February 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021. Artists selected will be in residence at Chinati in 2022. To review the online application process and fee, click here.

The Chinati Foundation’s Artists in Residence program is generously supported by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and the Chinati Contemporary Council, a donor group composed of cultural leaders and art enthusiasts from around the world.