Roman Bardun (Ukraine) performs with students at University of Louisville (Kentucky)


Costumes by Mariela Gemisheva (Bulgaria) in a perofrmance by students at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)


Sergiy Petlyuk (Ukraine) installs his outdoor projection in Dayton, Ohio

Performing Arts & Literature
application deadline: October 15, 2016
Residency will take place in fall 2017

Visual & Media Arts
application deadline: October 15, 2017
Residency will take place in fall 2018

Meet the 2016 ArtsLink Fellows

Read the 2015 Fellows' Blog

ArtsLink Residencies offers artists and arts managers from eligible overseas countries a five-week residency at an established, non-profit arts organization in the US. The program is designed to create opportunities for artists and communities across the US to share artistic practices with artists and arts managers from abroad and engage in dialogue that advances understanding across cultures.

Host organizations are selected based on an application process open to US non-profit organizations from all fifty US states. Applicants do not need to have contacts with organizations in the US to apply for this program.

For the 2016 Residencies program, Fellows are artists and arts managers working in visual and media arts. Artists and arts managers working in performing arts and literature may apply in October 2016 for the 2017 Residencies program.

ArtsLink Residencies allows artists and arts managers from eligible countries to:

  • Pursue artistic and/or professional collaborations that will enrich and enhance their work
  • Share ideas and expertise with US artists and organizations, with residents of the broader host community, and with colleagues from the region who participate in the program
  • Expand knowledge of arts practice and deepen understanding of cultural life in the US
  • Create new work that draws inspiration from interaction with artists and arts professionals within the US host community
  • Expand professional arts management skills through work with US organizations

The different components of ArtsLink Awards are funded by the individual supporters of CEC ArtsLink, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Ohio Arts Council, the Kettering Fund, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Polish Cultural Institute.