Artist Resources

The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts recognizes the importance of serving as a resource for artists. In an effort to assist you, we suggest visiting the following links to artist resources.

Please note: The Foundation is not responsible for the content provided within these links.

Artist Residencies

Omi International Arts Center

A not-for-profit organization, provides residency programs for visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers, and offers The Fields Sculpture Park, a year-round public outdoor exhibition space for contemporary and modern sculpture.

Alliance of Artist Communities

Mission is to contribute to America’s cultural vitality by supporting their membership of diverse residency programs and advocating for creative environments that advance the endeavors of artists. For more information, please visit or email

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Located in New Smyrna Beach, FL, provides artists with space to live, work, and collaborate during 3 week residencies. Each residency session includes 3 master artists who select a group of emerging/mid-career artists, through an application process. Golden Foundation Fellowship available through ACA. or email

Bemis Center for the Arts

Located in Omaha, NE, provides artists with 3 month residencies of time, space and support for uninterrupted, self-directed work time. Golden Foundation Fellowship available through Bemis. or email

Headlands Center for the Arts

Located in Sausalito, CA, facilitates artists’ research and supports the creative process in a unique environment, by providing emerging and established artists with time and space for open-ended investigation, experimentation and collaboration. Residencies range from 4 to 10 weeks. Golden Foundation Fellowship available through Headlands. or email


Is both an open air and closed studio laboratory for individual artistic pursuits in the fields of visual art, music composition, landscape/garden design and creative writing. I-Park is an international artists-in-residence program. or email

The Fine Arts Work Center

A non-profit enterprise, is devoted to encouraging the growth and development of emerging visual artists and writers through residency programs, to the propagation of aesthetic values and experience, and to the restoration of the year-round vitality of the historic art colony of Provincetown. or email

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation

Offers residencies to painters in Taos, NM between April and September. or email

Lower East Side Print Shop

Founded in 1968, is a not-for-profit studio in New York City that helps contemporary artists create new artwork and advance their careers. Through the Print Shop’s workspace residency programs, artists receive space and time to work, stipends, technical assistance, career development, and public exposure.

Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts

Dedicated to supporting the visual and literary artists of New York State. or email


Located in Maine, is an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists or email

Millay Colony for the Arts

Located in Austerlitz, NY, it promotes the vitality of the arts and the development of writers, visual artists, and composers by providing a retreat for creative work. or email

Sculpture Space

Located in Utica, NY, an internationally renowned artist-in-residence program for sculptors offering 2 month residencies.

Triangle Arts Association

Located in Brooklyn, NY, is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to support emerging and mid-career international and national visual artists, encouraging dialogue and experimentation through workshops, residencies and exhibition opportunities.

Vermont Studio Center

Located in Johnson, VT, VSC is the largest fine arts and writing residency program in the US, and among the most international. Residencies are one to three months long. Golden Foundation Fellowship available through VSC. or email

Women’s Studio Workshop

Offers a six to eight week residency for an artist working in printmaking, papermaking, photography, book arts, or ceramics. This residency supports the creation of a new body of work in one of WSW’s studio disciplines. or email

Fellowships, Foundations, and Miscellaneous

Artists’ Fellowship, Inc.

A charitable foundation that assists professional fine artists (painters, graphic artists, printmakers, sculptors) and their families in times of emergency, disability, or bereavement.

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

Has been operating since 1976 with two main purposes. They offer grants to individual visual artists through two programs: an annual Individual Support Grant and a separate program to assist visual artists in cases of catastrophic events through an Emergency Grant program.

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists’ organizations, and other cultural institutions to assist in the innovative and scholarly presentation of contemporary visual arts.


The Artadia Award is unique, providing substantial financial support, critical validation and broader public exposure for artists across the country. or email

Creative Capital Foundation

Supports artists creating original work, pursuing innovative, experimental approaches to form and/or content in the visual, performing, and media arts. or email

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

The objective of the Foundation is to promote, by its charitable activities, an appreciation of traditional expression in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking, by aiding worthy art students, artists or sculptors who need further training or other assistance during their formative years. or email

The Leeway Foundation

The Leeway Foundation is committed to art making as an integral part of social change, to movement building, and anti-oppression work where Leeway is accountable, accessible, part of and governed by, the communities Leeway’s programs support. or email

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation

The Space Program, a national program now located in Brooklyn, NY (DUMBO) and in its 20th year, provides studios that are non-living spaces for the making of new works of art. or email

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

Provides financial assistance to individual working artists of established ability. or email

Worldstudio Foundation

“Dare a Young Artist Dream” supports minority and at-risk youth interested in the visual arts with college scholarships and a national arts mentoring program.

Arts Alive! South Dakota

Lists a variety of opportunities including a grant program for individuals in the Visual Arts.


School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) online searchable database for professional artist opportunities. Users can find employment, internships, grants and residencies, and many other resources.

Artists & Writers Colonies

Publication containing more than 260 programs, including residencies, retreats, fellowships, grants, colonies and creative spaces for artists.


The mission of the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, located in Montpelier, VT, is to help craftspeople sustain crafts making as a livelihood by providing immediate support to professional craftspeople suffering career-threatening emergencies. or e-mail

New York Foundation for the Arts

Explore NYFA Source online, the most extensive national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists, including arts organizations, award programs, service programs, and publications for individual artists across the country.

Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.

(ASCI) is a membership and service organization whose purpose is to raise public awareness about artists and scientists using science and technology to explore new forms of creative expression, and to increase communication and collaborations between these fields.


Online database for artists seeking juried exhibitions, competitions, grants, festivals, financial aid, calls for entries, jobs, internship, residencies and more. View sample listings at


Through membership, this online gallery provides a place for individual artists’ work to be seen on the internet.

Artists Register

Showcases visual art by artists, and connects them and their work with private collectors, gallery owners, interior designers, corporate art buyers, and more. View more at

Creative Work Fund

Supports creative collaborations between artists and nonprofit organizations in San Francisco and Alameda Counties.

Find a Job

A free service of the Massachusetts Cultural Council that posts jobs for cultural organizations, or corporations employing artists such as photographers, designers, etc.

Ohio Online Visual Artists Registry

The Ohio Arts Council and the Columbus Metropolitan Library maintain a database of works of artists from Ohio and around the country. Offers artists the opportunity to participate in the registry.

NYS Arts Alliance for the Arts

Provides informational services and professional development opportunities for educators, teaching artists, and arts professionals.

The Visual Artists Guide to Estate Planning

Introduces estate planning concepts, offers practical advice, discusses legal issues and provides an in-depth discussion of policy and law on selected issues that visual artists should consider.

The Artist’s Guide

“How to Make a Living Doing What You Love”, a comprehensive handbook by artist and writer, Jackie Battenfield, provides the information, tools, and techniques, for developing and sustaining a successful art career or

Visual Artists Information Hotline

Artists can receive information and personal assistance on a wide variety of topics, such as emergency funding, health and safety, insurance, international opportunities, studio space, and more, by calling the Visual Artist Information Hotline’s toll-free number 1-800-232-2789 (3:00 – 5:00 p.m., EST, Mon – Fri) or e-mail requests to Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts,

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

VLA’s Legal Services program includes a wide range of services including: the Art Law Line, a legal hotline; the VLA Legal Clinic for VLA members; in-house appointments with VLA staff attorneys; and pro bono placements for low-income artists and nonprofit arts organizations with one of over 1,200 volunteer attorneys. The Art Law Line: 212.319.2787 x1 Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.