Application Information

The application period for 2019 artist residencies is closed. Please check back for updates on 2020 residencies at a later date.

Application Information

Accepting applications May 15 – July 15, 2018
for all 2019 residencies

Notification Date:
September 1, 2018

2019 Session Dates

Spring Session:
February 1 – April 30

Summer Sessions:
June 3 – June 24
July 8 – July 29
(summer sessions may be attended individually or consecutively)

Fall Session:
September 15 – December 15

2019 Sponsored/Specialized Residencies

Notifications for sponsored and specialized residencies will also be made on September 1, 2018.  For more information on sponsored and specialized residencies, please see the Residency Guide.

Withers Residency (spring and fall)
The Withers Residencies are sponsored residencies offered to any person of color whose creative work ambitiously addresses the intersection of racial and social inequality in the environment in which they live.  

Two Withers Residencies are awarded each year and each includes a $2,000 stipend.

Indie Memphis Residency (fall)
In the fall of 2019, Crosstown Arts is partnering with Indie Memphis to offer a sponsored residency with expanded opportunities for networking and involvement in the annual Indie Memphis Film Festival. The residency is open to independent filmmakers working in any genre.

Crosstown High Residency (spring and fall)
Crosstown Arts is partnering with Crosstown High, a public charter school located in the Crosstown Concourse building, to offer a sponsored residency. Over the course of the residency, the resident will develop student skill-sets through a project-based approach within the context of social equity issues in Memphis.

The Crosstown High resident will work 12 hours per week with Crosstown High students and receive a $4,800 stipend.  

Crosstown Arts Musician Residency (fall)
In addition to the standard residency offerings, the Crosstown Arts Musician Residency includes specialized audio recording equipment, software and a basic backline.

Crosstown Arts Video/Film Residency (spring and summer)
In addition to the standard residency offerings, the Crosstown Arts Video/Film Residency includes specialized video/film editing equipment and software.

Crosstown Arts Composer Residency (all sessions)
In addition to the standard residency offerings, the Crosstown Arts Composer Residency includes specialized audio equipment and compositional software.    

Application Review Process

Applicants will be scored by a selection panel comprised of creative professionals; residencies will be offered based on the panel’s scores and recommendations with an emphasis on inclusivity and diversity.  

Crosstown Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and disability.  

For detailed information about the residency program, click here to download a PDF of our residency guide.  Please email with any questions about the program or the application process.  

Photo credit: Jamie Harmon

Crosstown Arts