6-Month Artist Retreat

The historic studios at berrendo road



Due to a recent cancellation we are accepting applications to fill the January 2020 - June, 2020 space.

Applications are now being accepted through October 15, 2019

Dates for 2020:
January, 2020 - June, 2020 (Available)
July, 2020 - December, 2020 (This space has been filled)

Dates for 2021:
January, 2021 - June, 2021 (Available)
July, 2021 - December, 2021 (Available)

Applicants will be notified as to the status of their applications by November 1, 2019

The 6-Month Artist Retreat at the Historic Studios is designed for working professional artists and curators. We especially encourage tenured aft faculty on sabbatical to apply. This opportunity gives professional artists a chance to live in the southwest, work in an artists community, and explore New Mexico. We require a statement describing how this opportunity will benefit your work, 3 references and a link to your portfolio.

The Historic Studios is a small community of working artists who live and work in close proximity to one another. It is imperative that all residents are professional artists who are mature, kind and respectful of others and their live/work spaces. Criteria is based on references, portfolio and dedication to studio practice.


The fees to attend are $1,500 per month, which includes a furnished two bedroom house with an office (which includes utilities, wifi, dishes, linens and a shared laundry facility), a private 600 sq. foot studio with North light and access to Roswell’s vibrant art community with openings, art talks and local community events. Artists are invited to have an open studio and give an art talk, if they wish.

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