Doran Connecticut Artist-in-Residence

Yale University Art Gallery is collaborating with Artspace New Haven on the 2021 Happy and Bob Doran Connecticut Artist-in-Residence. The program offers community, financial support, and a group exhibition to Connecticut-based artists via a new artist residency.

The new residency will provide up to five artists who live and work in Connecticut with a $15,000 award, among other benefits. The residency is virtual and culminates in a group exhibition at Artspace New Haven in early 2022. Practicing visual artists in all media—and especially those who are recent MFA graduates from any accredited program—are encouraged to apply.

Complete details, including application instructions and eligibility requirements, can be found on the Gallery’s website.

Download the complete Press Release.

Applications are due by Friday, April 30, 2021, 5:00 pm EDT.  Selected candidates will be notified by Friday, May 28.


Apply Here.

  • Practicing visual artists (painting, print, photography, sculpture, time-based media, etc.) whose primary residences and studios are in Connecticut
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Recent graduates from M.F.A. programs at any accredited institution are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Current Yale University and Artspace New Haven employees, students, and staff and board members are ineligible
  • $15,000 award (all inclusive; no additional compensation for materials, travel, room, board, etc.)
  • Title of “2021 Happy and Bob Doran Connecticut Artist in Residence” in publicity materials
  • Participation in group exhibition of work created during the residency at Artspace New Haven in in late spring 2022
  • Publicity through Gallery and Artspace New Haven media channels
  • Professional documentation of created work
  • Creation of marketing packet
  • Develop and complete a work or works to be included in a culminating group exhibition at Artspace New Haven in late spring 2022
  • Participate in the curation and installation of the group exhibition in collaboration with Gallery and Artspace staff
  • Participate in in-person and/or virtual studio visits with members of the local community, including Artspace Student Apprenticeship Program (SAP) participants
  • Participate in regular cohort meetings
  • Participate in the promotion of the Happy and Bob Doran Connecticut Artist-in-Residence Program