Studio Residency Program FAQs

ArtCenter/South Florida Studio Residency Program


If you have questions, please read these frequently asked questions (FAQs) BEFORE calling our office.

Questions regarding the Studio Residency Program and Eligibility:

Q: How long is the Studio Residency?
A: The Studio residency program runs from February until the end of December of each year. At the end of the first term artists may be invited to extend their residency one additional year; the maximum residency length is two years.

Q: Do you accept artists from other states and other countries?
A: Yes, we accept artists from throughout the United States and all other countries.

Q: Do you provide visas for international artists?
A: No, ArtCenter does not provide visas. However, we will provide international artists with an official letter of invitation that may be used to obtain a visa or other necessary documents.

Q: I have applied for a studio at ArtCenter before, do I need to apply again?
A: Yes.

Q: Will having had a studio at ArtCenter in the past help or hinder my chances of being selected?

A: No.

Q: I am interested in selling my work on Lincoln Road. Can I do that if I am accepted for a Studio Residency at ArtCenter?
A: If accepted, you may sell work out of your studio. However, if you are applying to the ArtCenter for this reason only, we recommend that you reconsider applying.
Q: I work with another artist as a collaborative team or artist collective. Do we need to apply separately?
A: No, a collaborative team may apply together and show their collaborative practice. If you wish to be considered as an individual artist separate from your collaborative, then individual work should be submitted.

Q: What if I am accepted, but I cannot move in right away?
A: The program will run from February 2018 to December 2018. Once accepted, all applicants will be expected to move in to their studios at the same time.

Q: Does ArtCenter have insurance that will cover my artwork in my studio?
A: No! We recommend that you get renter’s insurance and/or fine art insurance.

Q: When will I be notified of acceptance/rejection?
A: After all applications are received they will be reviewed by a selection committee. We expect to notify applicants by October 15.

Questions regarding the Application and Work Samples:

Q: I don’t have an account with Can I still apply for a Studio Residency?
A: You do need an account with them and it is free so please create one.

Q: I am having trouble with Where can I get help?
A: has an extensive Help Section. You can link to it here:
Q: Can I drop off my application at ArtCenter in person?
A: No. If you have very limited or no access to internet, then you should call our office, 305-674-8278.

Q: I have read through the FAQs and the application and I still have some questions before applying. May I call the office to see if I can have my questions answered?
A: Yes, of course. We are happy to answer any other questions that you may have. You can reach us at 305-674-8278.

Q: I am having issues uploading files. What should I do?
A: has a great webpage that can walk you through file upload process:

Q: My work is more suitably presented in video or audio format; can I upload a video or audio file instead?

A: While you can’t upload the files themselves, you can provide us with a link to a site where we can view or listen to your video or audio files (e.g.: YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo, etc.).

Q: Digital images don’t do my work justice. Can I bring my work to the office or gallery for review?

A: Nope.

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Office: 924 Lincoln Road, Suite 205 | Miami Beach, FL 33139 | (p) 305.674.8278 (f) 305.674-8772