Applications are now being accepted for ArtsEdge Residencies at The University of Pennsylvania.  These residencies are provided through a collaboration of the Kelly Writers House, the Fine Arts Department of the School of Design, and Penn’s Facilities & Real Estate Services (FRES).

house2The ArtsEdge Residency project is designed to encourage and support the careers of emerging artists and writers. Through ArtsEdge Residencies, we offer two one-year residencies in a live/work space near Penn’s campus. ArtsEdge aims to support the creative work of young artists and writers, and create a live/work environment that will inspire interdisciplinary exploration. Residencies last for one year and include a dedicated studio for each writer/artist, living space, and close affiliation with the writing and artistic communities at Penn.

During the course of their residencies, writers and artists will develop at least one collaborative project with the Writers House or Fine Arts Department. Qualified applicants may also be considered to teach one course at Penn in the spring semester. Two residencies are available, one for a visual artist and one for a writer. The residences are not intended for current undergraduates. No affiliation with Penn is necessary.

TERMS: Each residency includes a one-bedroom apartment with an additional studio space. Subsidized monthly rent on each one-bedroom apartment (for which residents are responsible) is $400. Rent includes all utilities (except phone) and wireless Internet. The Writers House, the Fine Arts Department, and FRES will subsidize remaining rent.

MOVE-IN DATE: September 1, 2009

TO APPLY: Send letter of interest, CV, bio or artist statement, and portfolio (minimum: 10 pages of written work or 20 images). Word documents, PDFs, PPTs, CDs, and DVDs are all acceptable. Please include personal contact information and the names and contact information of at least two professional references. If you would like to be considered for a course, please also submit a brief description of your teaching experience or qualifications. Submit application electronically to or by mail (or hand-delivery) to: ArtsEdge Residency c/o Kelly Writers House 3805 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104



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