Application Information

Applications for all 2020 residencies are now closed. 

Accepting applications May 15 – July 15
for all residencies the following year

Notification Date:
September 1

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

Sponsored/Specialized Residencies

Sponsored and specialized residencies can change from year to year (look for the most up-to-date information in the application). 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 include a $2,000 stipend.

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 Video/Film Residency (all sessions)
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