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

Visual & Media Arts
application deadline:
October 15, 2015
Residency will take place in fall 2016

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

Meet the 2014 ArtsLink Fellows

Read the 2014 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 2015 Residencies program, Fellows will be artists and arts managers working in performing arts and literature. Artists and arts managers working in visual and media arts may apply in October 2015 for the 2016 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 with major support from the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Kettering Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council and the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and the individual supporters of CEC ArtsLink.