Those creating in the performing, visual, media, or literary arts are invited to apply to the Resident Artist Program in Silver City, Nevada.


About the Resident Artist Program

Recently declared an “Arts and Cultural Resources Production Center,” Silver City, Nevada is already home to a surprising number of Nevada’s highly productive artists, musicians, photographers, writers, artisans, historians, archaeologists, and other innovative thinkers and unique souls. The Resident Artist Program in Silver City provides a venue for those from other parts of the U.S. and the world to engage with the Northern Nevada community through the arts. Visiting artists reside at the Resident Artist guest housing (McCormick House) in exchange for offering free public performances, exhibitions, workshops, etc.

The Residency is booked through 2018, and additional applications will be accepted beginning during Winter of 2018.

Those creating in the performing, visual, media, or literary arts are being invited to reside in the town for periods of up to 4 months, in exchange for offering performances, exhibitions, lessons, workshops, art work, etc. to benefit the Northern Nevada community. The program seeks outcomes of innovative exhibitions and interactive and participatory works, and/or events that explore or transcend art disciplines.One of the goals of the program is to introduce new voices to the community and programs that engage people in becoming lifelong arts and culture participants or creators.

The artist’s living space in Silver City offers stunning views of the Sierras. The house was inspired by the geodesic dome and “tensegrity” concept of 20th century visionary R. Buckminster Fuller, and designed by Nevada artist Jim McCormick.

In addition to a living space, the program offers each artist their own studio, publicity, an offer to be connected to gallery and/or performance spaces in the region, and the use of other creative workspaces in the region.

The program also offers the opportunity for each artist to conduct a workshop in their primary discipline during the time of their residence at one of a number of spaces in the region.



Drop us a line if you have any questions regarding the Resident Artist Program in Silver City.