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.

Art Reach 
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!

Center for Creative Photography - Ansel Adams Internship 
In order to open its important photography collection to the world and to continue to be a place where “new knowledge about photography is created and shared,” the Center for Creative Photography initiated an internship for University of Arizona graduate students. Named to honor photographer and CCP founder, the Ansel Adams Internship is offered to graduate students interested in exploring Museum Education, Digital Imaging, Collections Cataloguing, Archival Research and Marketing/Publicity. Each spring an intern is awarded a generous stipend, a full year tuition credit and participation in the important work of preserving and promoting photography’s history and culture.

FotoFest Internships 
This biennial convergence of photo culture in Houston, Texas offers excellent internship opportunities to students, artists and individuals from the U.S. and abroad. Interns receive an honorarium and students can gain school credit as well as the invaluable experience and contacts that event of this size can offer. Beyond its better-known events such as the portpholio reviews and the main exhibitions and lectures, Photo Fest features discussion forums, film and video series, and exhibitions by established and lesser-known photographers in galleries around Houston. Local and international students, artists and individuals are invited to work on the festival’s exhibition series, portfolio review, press and PR or the “Literacy Through Photography” program in Houston schools. 

Light Work, Syracuse NY 
One of the many ways the Light Work organization supports photo and digital imaging artists is through their Artists-in-Residence program. 12 to 15 photographers are invited to Syracuse annually, given a stipend, an apartment and access to Light Works excellent facilities. Much of the organization’s permanent collection now comes from the diverse talents of its artists-in-residence, whose stories and work can be found on the site. Light Work’s other activities include mounting exhibitions in Syracuse University’s Robert B. Menschel Media Center, offering lectures and classes, and publishing Contact Sheet, a graceful monograph series.


Magnum Agency Internships
Internships are available at each of the Magnum offices and provide participants the unique opportunity to gain insight into the workings of the famous photographic cooperative. Positions available in the archive department, print sales department and as a multimedia producer for Magnum: In Motion. All internships based in the New York offices.

RAM/Joshua Tree National Park Artist-In-Residence & Affiliate Artist Programs 
Inspired by the many artists and writers in history that have seen in national parks the “beauty and virtue in places promised to the future,” the Riverside Art Museum and the Joshua Tree National Park have created Artist-In-Residence & Affiliate Artist Programs in order to support and promote artistic and educational work that could help bring to light the important natural, historical and cultural aspects of Joshua Tree National Park and the deserts of Southern California.

Trans Artist Community 
Artist-in-residence programs offer artists an inspiring change of scene as well as the financial and material support to get their projects done, and Trans Artists has created a very useful knowledge hub to keep track of these various international opportunities and to keep artists in touch with one another. 

Visual Studies Workshop 
The Visual Studies Workshop, based in the photo-centric town of Rochester, New York, provides one-month residencies in media studies, which includes photography, visual books, digital imaging, film and video. Working out of the Workshop’s spacious historic buildings and fortified by a good stipend, residents in photography can work towards the completion of a project, using the equipment that includes a digital lab with large format inkjet printers, black and white darkrooms, and a historic process and non-silver darkroom. This seems to be an inspiring place to explore the visual world.