Alliance of Artist Communities
This is a very good and very thorough overview of arts funding as well as opportunities in artists communities, residencies and institutions for artists in the U.S and abroad. The Alliance of Artists Communities keeps track of the wider political and economic factors that affect support for the arts in America, advocates for recognition of the role of artists in society and their need for financial and material support, while also helping artists to find that backing through their comprehensive list of artists’ communities and residencies.
Aperture Work Scholar Program
Aperture Magazine, the respected publication founded in 1952 by photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and others, offers “individuals of special promise” the opportunity to intern for the prestigious magazine. The duties are “hands-on” contributions to the publication and the commitment is for 6 months or one year. The Aperture Foundation also publishes photo books, has assembled a considerable archive of important prints, and mounts exhibitions in the Foundation’s new Aperture Gallery in Manhattan.
This Manhattan-centric list of resource links for visual artists includes links to major museums, galleries, artblogs, journals and magazines, but its strength is in the Information for Artists section that lists residencies, grants, competitions and art fairs. There is also a list of links to individual artists and photographers, but it is not clear on what basis they are selected.
Camera Club of New York – Darkroom Residency
The Camera Club of New York, the Manhattan meeting place of those dedicated to old school film photography, offers its members classes, gallery space, 24-hour access to darkrooms (and most of all the support of a like-minded community), but it also invites emerging photographers to apply for a three month darkroom residency. The chosen residents are given film, paper, stipends, and have the possibility of three printing/shooting sessions per week (during a three-month term) in the Club’s centrally located Manhattan digs. If only the residency came with centrally located Manhattan living accommodations!