The Lawndale Artist Studio Program is generously supported by the John P. McGovern Foundation, The Cullen Foundation, The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, Inc. and Texas Commission on the Arts.

About the Lawndale Artist Studio Program

Established in 2006, the Lawndale Artist Studio Program offers residencies to Texas-based artists who are developing a practice in the visual arts.

The Artist Studio Program offers its residents access to a welcoming and vibrant community of working artists, curators, critics and patrons of contemporary art. The Artist Studio Program supports three artists annually; the residency term is nine months, from September to May. Residents receive a monthly stipend of $500, a materials allowance of $1,500 and 24-hour access to a private studio (approx. 250 square feet).

Each spring, Lawndale mounts an exhibition of Artist Studio Program residents' work produced during the residency term. In addition, each resident produces a minimum of one public program or artist workshop that engages the public with their respective artistic practices.

2016–2017 Application

Lawndale is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Artist Studio Program (Deadline: April 30, 2016). Click here for application information.



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