YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts

YoungArts Welcomes Emma Fee—Our Third Artist-in-Residence
"I went to a specialized high school in Manhattan when I was younger and every day I was surrounded by talented kids who were just expressing themselves in all different styles. I'm really looking forward to returning to that kind of creative environment."

Born and raised in New York City to artist parents, Emma Fee's exposure to art began at an early age. Through the use of form, light and texture, she seeks to create a life reflective of ours and nature's survival and growth. By creating work that embraces tactility, she seeks to take away from the preciousness that is often evoked in a seemingly normal art exhibition space.  She creates meditative environments, often using natural elements and materials and occasionally incorporating work into the landscape. Emma is primarily interested in the power of objects and the effectiveness of shapes and form. 

For more information on Emma Fee, visit her website

YoungArts, with the generous support of The Related Group, has established the YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts, the first of several residency programs in the visual, literary, design and performing arts the organization is developing as it expands its support of the next generation of artists in the United States and strengthens its place as a creative-catalyst for Miami's growing cultural landscape. The YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts will be extended to at least three outstanding visual artists a year, offering them the opportunity to become immersed in the Miami community while developing their work. 

The program welcomed the accomplished painter Suzanne McClelland as the inaugural artist in residence this past June followed by multimedia artist James Weingrod who was on the YoungArts Campus November - December 2014.  

The YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts provides artists with time, space and resources; help them forge key relationships; and give them the chance to work in Miami and engage with its community. Artists participating in the program will receive:

  • An honorarium of up to $10,000
  • Stipend to cover travel, project and other related expenses
  • 3 to 12 weeks of housing provided by The Related Group with studio space on the YoungArts Campus 
  • The opportunity to work and meet with master artists, collectors, gallerists and curators from the international art community

For questions and inquiries, please contact Esther Park, Director of Campus Programming, at