Residency Programs
+Paul Artspace charges no residency fee for either program. Food, supplies, and travel expenses are the responsibility of the resident.+

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Artist/Writer Residency Program:

The Paul Artspace Artist/Writer Residency Program offers 3 application periods throughout the year. Selected applicants are provided housing and studio space for a period of 1 to 3 months. The facilities at Paul Artspace permit for up to 3 individuals to work and live on the property, and this scheduling occurs on a rolling basis. In addition to the focused studio and research time, residents will have various professional development opportunities such as arranged studio visits with local arts professionals, invitations to lecture on their practice, and various networking events.

In exchange for these resources, residents are asked to support the community of Paul Artspace by performing 2 of the following actions during their residency period:

1) engage the community that surrounds Paul Artspace by hosting a workshop or on-site educational program;

2) volunteer service to various organizations throughout the St. Louis community;

3) provide Paul Artspace with a document to commemorate their time in residence. This document could be an object or an entry into the Paul Artspace digital library.

* Paul Artspace will help facilitate the logistics and specifics of actions selected by residents.

For more information on submission guidelines, please click the yellow (apply to program) button at the bottom of this page.

The next application deadline for this program is February 28th: for the months of June, July, and August (the summer session).

Curatorial Residency Program:

Annually, Paul Artspace will award two independently selected curators or curatorial teams the Curatorial Residency Program. This award gives each recipient the opportunity to curate a show within an exhibition space affiliated with Paul Artspace. In addition to the exhibition, the awardee will be provided with living and workspace at the residency for 1 to 3 months. The premise of the exhibition is open to the curator and will be addressed within the application packet.

As a participant of the program, each curator is required to:

1) visit the studios of regional artists;

2) include at least one regional artist in the awarded exhibition; and

3) prepare a document at the end of their time at Paul Artspace. This document is open to interpretation and may take the form of an exhibition statement, a collection of writings, audio or video recordings, etc.

Interested parties are asked to follow the standard application procedures and provide evidence of their curatorial practice via links to websites, videos, and writings. Please specify in the cover letter that you are applying for the Curatorial Residency Program. A proposed exhibition budget should be discussed within the proposal. However, full exhibition cost is not guaranteed by Paul Artspace or affiliated exhibition spaces.
For more information on submission guidelines, please click the yellow (apply to program) button below.


Paul Artspace  - Sister Cities Exchange Artist-in-Residence Award – Stuttgart, August 2019 + Call for Artists +

For immediate release. Paul Artspace is excited to announce the next iteration of its exchange with St. Louis’ sister city, Stuttgart, Germany. This is an open call for St. Louis visual artists to apply for the Sister Cities Exchange Artist-in-Residence Award – Stuttgart. One artist will be chosen by jury and will be awarded the opportunity to represent St. Louis as an artist-in-residence in Stuttgart, Germany during August 2019. The selected artist will be provided a live/work studio at the GEDOK interdisciplinary artists organization at no charge and a $1,000.00 honorarium presented by the St. Louis – Stuttgart Sister Cities organization.  

The Studio at GEDOK in Stuttgart is housed within a 1956 modernist building designed by Grit Bauer-Revellio. The GEDOK centre is a historically women’s collective started in 1937 that houses 22 studios as well as a Gallery, Ballet hall, and Courtyard. The residency studio now hosts artists of all genders from around the world. The studio opens directly to the shared courtyard and features a lofted bed, kitchenette, and large bay windows for plenty of natural light. The studio also has shared bathroom and laundry facilities. The GEDOK is a 15-minute walk or three short tram stops from the historic city center which features museums, live music venues, and many restaurants including the regions best Swabian dishes. Stuttgart is known for its mineral water baths, architecture, and as a manufacturing hub, home to Mercedes-Benz. The city is located at the edge of the Black Forest in western Germany and is an hour train ride south of Frankfurt’s international airport.

Paul Artspace is seeking one visual artist from the St. Louis Metro area to participate in this exchange. In return, Paul Artspace will be hosting a resident from Stuttgart, chosen by curators at GEDOK.

Applications will be juried by:

Gina Grafos, Artist, Educator, and Director of Visual Infrastructure for the Kranzberg Arts Foundation

Erica Popp, Owner and Curator, Erica Popp Studios + Gallery

Phil Robinson, Associate Professor of Art, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Jessi Cerutti, Board Chair of Paul Artspace, will be a non-voting member of the jury and serve in an administrative and informational capacity.  

Applicant Eligibility:

All applicants must currently reside in St. Louis City or the counties of St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles in Missouri or St. Clair and Madison in Illinois.

Applicants must be able to show proof of residence in the St. Louis area for one year of before receiving the residency award.

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor's degree or be over the age of 22.  Undergraduate Students are ineligible.

All applicants must pay a $30.00 application fee through the Paul Artspace application portal.

Applications are open to artists who have previously been in residence at Paul Artspace.

Applicants must be available during the month of August 2019.

All applicants must have a valid passport.  

Applicants may work in the following categories: Drawing, film and video, installation, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

Application Guidelines:

Please send your application through Paul Artspace’s submission website

Items listed below are to be assembled in a PDF (no larger than 10MB) titled lastname.firstname.stuttgart and included in the TYPEFORM application, along with a $30 nonrefundable application fee.

•    Letter of Intention – This is a one-page document that outlines the artist’s research and creative goals while staying at GEDOK in Stuttgart.

•    a two to three page CV (including contact info)

•    Artist statement (one page)

•    15 images documenting creative visual work

•    Provide links for video and sound work (if applicable)

Application Timeline:

February 6th - Call opens. Announcement of Sister Cities Exchange Artist in Residency Award – Stuttgart

March 15th – Applications Due

March 18-30 – Application Review Process

April 1st – Awardee and Runner-up Announced

Any questions regarding applications should be directed to Paul Artspace  - please use subject line “Stuttgart Application”

Click here to apply.

Paul Artspace Facilitator Fellowship (this position is currently filled)

Paul Artspace is excited to announce a new program, the Facilitator Fellowship position. The Facilitator Fellowship is a longer-term residency that provides extended housing/studio, a $500 dollar stipend and additional support in exchange for 10-20 hours per week of service to the residency, program, and facility. This position is currently available for one resident to spend six months in this role, with the possibility of renewal. If you are interested in this opportunity please indicate that in your application's cover letter and provide three professional references. 

+ Facilitator Fellowship position could begin as soon as the first of the year

+ Find out more information about the Facilitator Fellowship by clicking on the link below