RESIDENCY Opportunities


Disciplines: Sculpture, Research, Social Practice, Visual Arts

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Duration: one month – please indicate which month you are applying for (June, July, August)

Eligibility: Female emerging or established visual artists experienced with community engaged work, interested in the potentials of working within a transitioning neighborhood. Students are not eligible.

Support: housing, studio, equipment use, stipend ($500), materials allowance (up to $2K)

Costs: Travel and transportation costs are not included. There is no application fee.

Program Description:
Fallow Grounds for Sculpture is a self-directed public art residency program with artists working on a vacant lot in our immediate neighborhood, creating a new temporary work. Artists may engage in community activities, and conduct workshops applicable to their project. The residency is one month long, with the work remaining on-site through October 31. Artists may request a longer residency period depending on their project needs. Utilizing recycled, sustainable materials is encouraged.

Careful preparation is required, applicants are encouraged to pay close attention to their budget, ensure that projects are within their skill-set and achievable within the project period. There are three openings each summer from June to August. Pittsburgh's climate is very warm during this period with artists working mainly outdoors - please consider the conditions prior to applying.

Residents stay in NK's Yinzer House art hostel, located next to our main building. The house contains four comfortable bedrooms with open plan living, kitchen, dining. Studio/workshop spaces are located in NK's main building.

Send in ONE PDF file - your CV, artist statement, (include why you are specifically interested in this residency and your goals for the project), project proposal, drawings/plans, budget, timeline and up to 6 images of recent work to

For information and to view prior projects:

Fallow Grounds for Sculpture is made possible with the support of The Fine Foundation and the Heinz Endowments.


The Bach Residency - Rolling Application

The Bach Residency, (pronounced ‘batch‘, a modest New Zealand home away from home) provides professional support and career advancement for artists, curators and cultural producers. As quality representatives of New Zealand’s art community, Bach residents are ambassadors, creating opportunities for cultural exchange. The program encourages collaborations with local organizations, industry professionals and local artists. Residents also benefit from exposure to new critical platforms, resources and opportunities with partner organizations.

Included: Accommodation in Yinzer House, NK’s shared residency house next door to the art center. A studio space, exhibition/performance spaces and access to community resources. The residency is open for up to a period of three months with flexibility and consideration for family and work requirements. Immediate family members (partners/children) are welcome to join or visit the artist during this time. The artist receives a stipend and materials allowance.

Eligibility: Female New Zealand visual artists. Successful candidates have a committed research-based practice that is socially responsive. It is suggested that applicants spend time researching the Pittsburgh region to inform and provide a point of reference for their project. Residency awardees have an extensive exhibition record demonstrating critically engaged work. Emerging artists are also given opportunities who are self-directed and have a committed practice, with a consistent exhibition history. The residency may culminate into a curated exhibition in NK’s gallery. Emerging residency recipients are encouraged to collaborate with local artists in self-directed group shows, performances or events. Students are not eligible. 

To apply for the program, send a cover letter, C.V., references (3), artist statement to

The Bach Residency is made possible with the support of The Heinz Endowments.