2021-22 Application is now open. 

Deadline for applications: July 15th 2021. Applicants notified by August 1st 2021.


What is provided? 

Two Freeman Artist Residents are selected each year. Awardees each receive; a 200 square foot studio; $1'500 materials stipend; mentorship via UVa Studio Arts faculty & visiting artists. The residency concludes with a two-person exhibition at Visible Records, an artist-run gallery in the Woolen Mills district of Charlottesville, Virginia.


UVa alumni within three years of graduation. BIPOC, LGBTQ+ & first generation college graduates will be given priority. 

Fellowship Dates

September 1st through August 05th. Visible Records exhibition dates for 2022 TBA. Resident artists are responsible for installation and de-installation of exhibition. 

Application Guidelines

Letters of interest should include a current CV; five images of recent work (within two years) submitted as a PDF file with title, date, dimensions & materials of each work; an artist statement (max 500 words) which should include your eligibility & program of creative work for the residency. Applications are open from April 15th - July 30th every year. For more information, contact Neal Rock at nr9dk@virginia.edu