YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts

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 recently welcomed the accomplished painter Suzanne McClelland as the inaugural artist in residence this past June. Exhibiting internationally since the early 1990s, McClelland is known for both large-scale gestural oil paintings and works on paper, often incorporating collaborative elements from writers and poets. McClelland's work consistently explores the symbolic and material possibilities that reside in language, be they gestural, auditory or semiotic. McClelland lives and works in Brooklyn. To learn more about McClelland, visit

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:

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  • 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 with master artists, collectors, gallerists and curators from the international community

How to Apply to the YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts Program - APPLICATION NOW CLOSED

Please note: 

  • All applicants must be U.S. Citizen
  • All applicants must be 18 or older 

Emerging and mid-career artists across the country are encouraged to apply online for the YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts. To complete an application, click here. Applications will be accepted from June 15 to August 15, 2014. Artists will be informed of their application status by the fall of 2014.

To apply, artists must submit ten images of recent work or up to two minutes of time-based work (image files should have a resolution of 72ppi and a largest dimension around 1220px). Artists must also submit a statement of purpose, preferred/available residency dates, a résumé or curriculum vitae and one signed reference letter in PDF format. The $35 application fee will be waived for YoungArts alumni - please note on your application that you are a YoungArts alumna/us and the year you were a YoungArts Winner.  To view program requirements, please click here

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