Associate Artist Application Information

Associate Artist Eligibility & Requirements   

  • Open to artists of all disciplines in the United States and Abroad  
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old at the time of the residency  
  • Individual artists or collectives of up to two artists can apply to one residency or more in any discipline of choice 
  • Applicants can attend one or more residency in consecutive sessions upon acceptance, there is no limit 
  • Language Requirement: a basic command of the English language is necessary  


Residency Accommodations & Fees  

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Artists-in-Residence Program is sponsored, in part, through the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture; the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; National Endowment for the Arts; Pabst Steinmetz Foundation; University of Central Florida, TD Charitable Foundation; Volusia County; and Legacy Campaign donors.  

Each Associate Artist receives a full-size bed, bathroom with shower, small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and desk space with a view of the natural vegetation.  

All meals are prepared Monday through Friday by our onsite chefs that are able to accommodate all dietary restrictions. A continental, self-service breakfast bar is available 24 hours; lunch and dinner are served Monday through Friday, and leftovers on the weekends. 

The entire facility is ADA accessible; Special needs accommodation can be provided upon request, and special needs and emotional support animals require approval. For information regarding service animals, review the State of Florida’s Statues & Constitution: Chapter 413 for Employment and Related Services for Persons with Disabilities and reference Americans with Disabilities Act Title II & III. 

All residency fees, room and board are waived; this does not include travel, transportation, and artist materials. For any additional financial support needs, please consult the following links for information about third-party funding. 


Apply to Be an Associate Artist-in-Residence 

  1. Review the Residency Schedule to select a Mentoring Artist you are interested in working with, review application requirements, and deadlines. Each Mentoring Artist determines the requirements and basic structure of their residency and selects Associate Artists to participate in the residency program. Individual artists and artist collectives up to two collaborators are welcome to apply. Be aware that if you are a team, your time in the group will count as one with the Mentoring Artist and studio space will be shared as one, but you do have the option of requesting an individual or shared housing unit.  
  1. Prepare the required application files for your application submission before starting in Submittable. Submittable does allow you to save your progress, but it is recommended that you save written text and files separately on your computer or cloud as a backup in case you lose online progress and need to start over. All applications are made electronically through Submittable. We do not accept applications by email or mail. 
  1. Select the Mentoring Artist page that you want to apply for as an Associate Artist; Apply on Submittable site. You will need to sign into your account or sign up for an account to complete the application. 
  1. Fill out the application form and enter all the required information. At the bottom of the form, you can upload the files listed in the application requirements. It is highly recommended that you read the requirements for your desired residency and prepare files in advance of submitting your application as you will not be able to make revisions once the application is completed.  
  1. The application fee is $25 unless otherwise specified. Enter your payment information at the bottom of the page.  
  1. Click Submit to complete your application. You will receive two confirmation emails: one confirming your payment and another confirming receipt of your application submission. Be mindful that if you wait until the last minute to load files and make payments, there is a possibility that you will get kicked off the site and will lose your application. Be sure to submit your application before the deadline to avoid technical difficulties or being kicked offline at the scheduled cut-off time.  No extensions will be granted.  
  1. Applicants with completed submissions will be notified within 6-8 weeks (about 2 months) of application status unless otherwise specified. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No exceptions will be made. 


Note that due to the volume of applications, we cannot offer feedback on submissions. 

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email Program Administration at