Artist-in-Residence Program


Interested in applying for a residency at Light Work?
Please review our guidelines.

Every year Light Work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to come to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. Over 400 artists have participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program, and many of them have gone on to achieve international acclaim.

The residency includes a $5,000 stipend, a furnished artist apartment, 24-hour access to our state-of-the-art facilities, and generous staff support. Work by each Artist-in-Residence is published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual along with an essay commissioned by Light Work. Work by former Artists-in-Residence is also part of the Light Work Collection.

Artists-in-Residence earlier than 1999 are not archived online, however we hope to do so in the future.

Information about earlier artists can be found within individual issues of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual.