Artist-in-residence programs exist to invite artists, academicians, and curators to reside within the premises of an institution.[1] Depending on the talent involved, the program may be entitled composer-in-residence[2] or writer-in-residence.[3][4] Comic artists programs may be called comic artist in residence[5] or comic in residence.[6] (Spelling of each term may include or omit the hyphen.)

Some residency programs are incorporated within larger institutions, such as museums, universities, or galleries. Other organizations exist solely to support residential exchange programs.[7]

Various composer-in-residence programs exist, for example with orchestras and universities.[2] Ensembles may be "ensembles-in-residence", such as Gamelan Pacifica residing in Cornish College of the Arts.


  1. ^ Cafe, Rebecca (4 August 2011). "What do artists-in-residence do?". BBC News.
  2. ^ a b "American Composers Alliance". American Composers Alliance.
  3. ^ "How to be a Writer in Residence". Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Writer in Residence". The Mill Adelaide. 23 March 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  5. ^ Between Two Panels with Tory Woollcott on YouTube
  6. ^ "CUNE Comics-in-Residence Programme". CUNE Comics – Comics-in-Residence Programme for Northern European comic artists and professionals. 8 December 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Be an Artist-in-Residence - Arts in the Parks (U.S. National Park Service)".