Residency Application Information


801 Piedras
El Paso 79901

The Border Art Residency, a non-profit organization affiliated with the El Paso Community Foundation, offers a selected artist a period of retreat for creative work in a living/studio space in the heart of El Paso, Texas. Resident artists are provided with a fully furnished living/working space, a monthly stipend of $600, and all utilities paid (except phone and Internet). The living space is a fully furnished 11 x 16’(Approximately) studio apartment.


The next open residency period is from January 15, 2021 to May 31, 2021. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2020. The selected artist will be notified by December 15.

Resident artists are expected to be at the Border Art Residency no later than February 1st. Although it is understood that artists may travel and have exhibits out of town during the time of the residency, resident artists are expected to attend one event during the residency in order to support efforts by the Board of Directors to raise funds and promote the Border Art Residency. The specific dates for these events will be provided ahead of time.


No pets are allowed in the space and we request that artists and guests refrain from smoking indoors.

Selection is made by a panel of nationally recognized artists and arts professionals. Because the selection committee members are far-removed from each other, we request that the application be submitted digitally via email. Photos of artwork should be 300 DPI JPEGS and sent with the email application.

We request application materials be sent via email to


The $40 application fee can be paid on-line by clicking the “Donate” button on the Border Art Residency web page. This will take you to the El Paso Community Foundation website. Fill out the form with your credit card information and check the box that states "This transaction is related to the $40.00 BAR artist application fee.", then click the “Submit” button. Please note that by submitting an application, you agree to comply with all terms stated above, including dates by when you will arrive to the Border Art Residency.

You can also mail a check to: 
El Paso Community Foundation 
Border Art Residency
P.O. Box 272
El Paso, TX 79943-0272
or call 915.533.4020.

Application package and fee must be submitted by November 15, 2020.