At this time, we’ve made the decision to defer this summer’s #PPGArtist Public Studio Residency, 2020. For those who have applied, we’ve reach out via email. We do not know if the gallery will be able to offer a residency this year, but should that opportunity arise, it will be posted here. Thank you.


The application for the #PPGArtists Public Studio Residency for 2020 are currently closed.

A laboratory for the arts, the Power Plant Gallery at Duke University promotes creative work, while engaging with audiences through the transformative power of the arts. Each summer we turn the gallery into a studio to support artists in their creative experimentation. Residencies are available to an individual artist or group. Artists selected for this residency will have 24/7 access to our 1500-square-foot space located at American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC, and receive a $750 stipend, paid at the end of the residency.

We are accepting applications for one residency term this coming summer 2020. The residency dates are June 22-July 31, 2020. Unfortunately, we cannot provide housing at this time.

Artists-in-residence should be willing to engage with the public during open studio hours, and/or event as agreed upon with the PPG, and advance their work during their stay. All questions should be directed to Caitlin Margaret Kelly at powerplantgallery@duke.edu or 919-660-3622.

This opportunity is open to all local or regional artists in all mediums, at all stages of their careers, including students. Artists working with hazardous materials cannot be considered due to our location. Artists must be 18 years or older.

The Power Plant Gallery is committed to making our artist residencies accessible to all artists. Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Please contact Caitlin Margaret Kelly at powerplantgallery@duke.edu or 919-660-3622 for questions or assistance at least 48 hours before the application deadline.

To apply you will need:
• An artist statement of no more than 500 words
• A project statement of no more than 500 words
• CV or resume
• Up to 10 work samples
• Image list

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Power Plant Building, Suite 100 American Tobacco Campus 320 Blackwell Street Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-660-3622 | Email: PowerPlantGallery@duke.edu | Mailing Address: Box 90800 Durham, NC 27708-0800