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About the A.I.R. Program

Located 60 miles East of Phoenix, nuzzled in the mountains of Tonto National Forest, Art 145 operates an artist-in-residence program, a public studio space, and art classes for the community. We support sculpture, multidisciplinary art, painting and murals, crafts, fiber arts, and more. The program and facilities promote an inspiring environment, foster new work and intellectual exchange, offer exhibition and presentation opportunities, and provide artists with exposure to our unique town. We encourage experimentation and knowledge-building–whether artists seek to redefine process, reflect on social and cultural contexts of our time, or push conceptual or material boundaries. 

Art 145 provides a residency experience where a selected artist lives within minutes of their studio. Their housing includes one bedroom, one full bathroom, and a small kitchen/living room equipped with a desk. We provide food, utilities, and WIFI for artist use. 


Artists at any point of their career are welcome to apply for this program, including artists just entering the art world. Resident Artists have the opportunity to create original artwork, develop their artistic practice, receive peer collaboration, and participate in public engagement programs. The rural setting allows artists to focus on their craft, developing skills faster than in their day to day fast paced lives.

Our work facilities include access to our public studio at Art 145 where members may work alongside our Resident Artists. Resident Artists will have 24/7 access to the studio, so are welcome to use the studio outside of member hours. Our studio includes materials for crafts, painting, drawing, small sculptures, sewing, and more. Artists can curate their stay, and are encouraged to tell us in their application what type of work they would like to make, as we may be able to provide additional materials previously unavailable to our studio members. Our studio space also includes a small lounge area and kitchen. 



Submission Deadline: Rolling deadline

Entry Fee: None

Type:  Emerging and established artists

Eligibility: United States residents

Categories: Prioritized applicants include sustainability themed art and murals. Other accepted art forms include but not limited to sculpture, painting, contemporary craft, socially engaged art, multidisciplinary art, and installation.

Location: Superior, Arizona

When: Rolling

Fee: $50 deposit, $125/night


  • Applicants must be active and practicing artists, evident in resume or CV

  • Artists must be 21 years of age or older during the time of residency

  • Artists must be U.S. residents and/or applicants who have a valid work visa

  • Multiple disciplines are accepted, including but not limited to: sculpture; land art; contemporary craft; socially engaged art; multidisciplinary art; installation; painting and murals; fiber arts; and performance.

  • Alumni must participate in the full application process. New applicants will be prioritized.


  • An estimated 12 artists will be selected per year.

  • Artists may choose their preferred duration, ranging from 2 to 28 nights. Please be clear in your application what dates work for you.

  • We host one artist at a time. Artist partners may apply, but will not be prioritized at this time. Note: we have one queen sized bed.


  • Professional development opportunities such as: access to local artists and galleries, professional artist studio visits, public artist talks, and options for displaying your artwork in a gallery setting.

  • Technical training in limited fields. Let us know what you would be interested in learning during your time here.

  • Production Support from site managers upon request and pending availability.


  • Food for 3 meals per each full day, partial days are "prorated." This may come in the form of groceries to prepare yourself, or a sit down meal with the team. A sit down meal will depend on the schedule you curate with our director.

  • Opportunity for networking in community engagement programs such as dinners, artist talks, and classes. These will be scheduled with the director after acceptance.

  • Full studio access. You will have access to our studio 24 hours a day during your stay, with full access to the materials in our studio. This includes a sewing machine, canvases and paint, craft materials, and much more. Select Resident Artists may be given a stipend for other tools and materials, so include in your application what you would be interested in working with.


  • Selected Artists are expected to complete at least one work of art to be displayed for a minimum of one day.

  • Residents are expected to commit up to 4 hours a day for Art 145 programs. These programs may include: assisting with public programs; giving tours of the CreatorSpace; teaching classes; and miscellaneous activities assigned. These programs will be curated based on the artist's abilities and interests.


  • $50 deposit upon acceptance. This will be returned to you only if you attend the residency program you were accepted into, on the dates specified in your application. Requests for date changes may result in losing all or part of your deposit. Failure to attend the residency program after acceptance, will result in losing your deposit.

  • Resident Artists are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Residency. We can transport to and from Phoenix or the East Valley for $0.20 per mile both ways.

  • Car trips during your stay for reasons unrelated to the residency program are a fee of $0.20 per mile.


  • The review process takes up to 4 weeks from the application submission date. Selected artists exhibit artistic excellence, demonstrate an eagerness for creation, and have an interest in experimenting with new art forms.

  • Artists who intend to create art under the theme of sustainability will be prioritized.


  • Project Proposal (1,500 characters)

  • Artist Statement (1,500 characters)

  • Portfolio with (5) work samples

  • Current CV

  • Dates you would like to attend


  • 5 media samples of work completed within the past ten years. All in one Google Folder. These may include videos, images, text samples, or audio samples.

  • For each sample, include the title, medium, date completed, and size if applicable.

  • Each time-based work sample should be at most 3 – 5 minutes in length, may be linked in the Google Folder.

  • Works in progress are allowed. 

Notifications to applicants will be made via email.


Art 145 strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender (includes gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, familial status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.



Be sure to read the requirements above before applying

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