Artist Colonies

Artist colonies offer musicians the opportunity to focus on their art during extended residencies, usually between 1 week to 3 months. Many are located in beautiful settings, and encourage interdisciplinary colloaborations or socially motivated projects. Some require payment, while others provide free room & board or even a stipend.

Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Red Wing, MN Performing musicians
Aurora Project, Inc. Aurora, WV Musicians
Banff Arts Center Banff, Canada Performers & composers
Bellagio Creative Arts Residency Bellagio, Italy Composers
Byrdcliffe Arts Colony Woodstock, NY Composers
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Umbertide, Italy Composers
Copland House Mount Kisco, NY  Composers
Djerassi Resident Artists Program Woodside, CA Composers
Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico Taos, NM Composers
International Composition Center Visby Gotland, Sweden Composers
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Nebraska City, NE Composers
MacDowell Colony Peterborough, NH Composers
Millay Colony for the Arts Austerlitz, NY Composers 
Montana Artists Refuge Basin, MT Musicians 
Omni International Arts Center Ghent, NY Musicians
Ragdale Foundation Lake Forest, IL Composers 
Sitka Center Otis, OR Musicians
Spiro Arts Park City, UT Composers 
Sundance Institute Sundance, UT Composers
Sustainable Arts Society Dial, GA Musicians
Taipei Artist Village Taipei, Taiwan Musicians
The Bogliasco Foundation Bogliasco, Italy All musicians
Ucross Foundation Residency Program Ucross, WY Composers
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Amherst, VA Composers 
Wild Acres Retreat Little Switzerland, NC Musicians
Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow Eureka Springs, AR Composers/songwriters
Yaddo Saratoga Springs, NY Composers

For additional information on artist colonies, two helpful websites are:



Selection Criteria

In order for an artist colony to be represented here, it should:

  1. Cater to musicians

To submit an organization (that meets these conditions) for possible inclusion, please let us know