ARTSPACE, Loney Abrams – 4 Ways for Artists to Fund Their Studios Without Actually Selling Any Art
By Loney Abrams
NOV. 16, 2016
Paid Residencies Offer Time AND Money
"..The tricky thing with artist residencies is that, even if they're paid, they can exclude artists with full-time jobs or otherwise inflexible job schedules. The artists who may need dedicated time and resources for their practice are often the ones unable to get it, since they can’t afford to leave their jobs to go sit in the woods for several weeks or months.
If this is you, don’t worry, there still may be some options. Although many residencies whisk you away to remote and distant locations, there are probably residencies in or near your hometown that offer resources and studio space to local artists. New York certainly has some great ones—Smack Mellon, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Residency Unlimited just to name a few. .."