About Artists in Residence

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 Artists in Residence 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.

Applications for Chinati's Artist in Residence program are now closed. 

For questions about the Artists in Residence program or the submission process, contact Sandra Hinojos, airapp@chinati.org.

2023 is fully scheduled. A new application process will be announced in 2024.

Chinati is suspending applications to the Artist in Residence Program for one year in order to accommodate the many artists who have needed to postpone their residencies due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic on people’s ability to travel.

We are also using this time to revise the application process.

Please check back in 2023 for updates.

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