Residency Application Information


The Border Art Residency, a non-profit organization affiliated with the El Paso Community Foundation, offers a selected artist a period of retreat for creative work in a spacious living/studio space in the border region. Resident artists are provided with a fully furnished living/working space, all utilities (except phone), and a monthly stipend of $600.

The next open residency period is from August 1, 2017, to May 31, 2018. Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2017; the selected artist will be notified by May 2017. It is advisable to contact us again nearer the application period to receive information.

Some residents find it necessary to supplement the stipend with part-time work. While we cannot guarantee employment, we are happy to provide the names of department chairs at area universities and community colleges for those who qualify for college teaching.

No children or pets are allowed in the space (except for short visits), and we request that artists and guests refrain from smoking indoors.

Selection is made by a panel of nationally recognized artists and arts professionals. Because the selection committee is far-flung, we request that the application be submitted in email form. Photos of art work should be 300 DPI and sent with the email application.

We request application materials be sent as via email to Info@borderartresidency.com

The $40 application fee can be paid on-line by clicking the “Donate” button on the Border Art Residency web page. This will take you to the El Paso Community Foundation website. Click on “Give Today.” Select “Yes” for gift to a particular fund or project, and type in “BAR Fee” complete the information and click on the “Submit” button.

You can also mail a check to:
El Paso Community Foundation
Border Art Residency
P.O. Box 272
El Paso, TX 79943-0272

Or call 915.533.4020.

Application package and fee must be submitted
by January 15, 2017.


Download Application Here: 2016 BAR Application

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Border Art Residency
P. O. Box 272
El Paso, TX 79943