Call for Applications:
Penumbra Summer Artist-in-Residency 2024

Penumbra is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for our inaugural Summer Artist-in-Residency program!

Immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of the high desert while staying in a modern desert retreat nestled on six acres above the Verde River in Clarkdale, AZ, thirty minutes from Sedona. Each artist will have their own private apartment suite in which to live and work in this self-directed residency. Artists will be accepted on the basis of artistic excellence and the merits of their residency proposal. Accepted artists are encouraged to consider the vast surrounding desert as their primary studio and inspiration. We welcome artists of all mediums and experience levels to apply. This is an exceptional opportunity to focus deeply on your work, surrounded by the captivating high desert landscape.

2024 Residency Sessions

  • Session 1: July 22-29
  • Session 2: July 29-August 5


  • $845 per session

Who Can Apply

  • Emerging and established artists working in the following disciplines are invited to apply: visual arts, writing, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre and architecture.
  • Collaborative teams may also apply.
  • Must be 22 years old or older and demonstrate an ability to work in a collaborative and respectful environment.

What to Expect

  • Freedom to create and spend your time as you please in a luxurious apartment suite with its own living/work area, bathroom and kitchen.
  • There are five slots available per session.
  • A welcome reception and closing dinner will be provided during your stay.
  • The climate is High Desert. Please note that summer months can be very hot; all units are equipped with AC. Most mornings are cool until mid-morning.
  • Artists must supply their own transportation, meals, supplies and equipment.
  • No pets or individuals that are not the accepted artist are allowed.

How to Apply

Please email with the subject line “Penumbra Artist Residency 2024” and include the following:

  • A short bio/CV
  • Weblink(s) to your work
  • A one-page proposal of the project/work you intend to focus on during your residency
  • 5 images/short videos of your work, or writing samples
  • Indicate which session(s) you are available for and if you would like to attend both sessions at a cost of $845 per session

Important Dates

  • Deadline to Apply: June 15, 2024 by 5 p.m.
  • Notification of Selections: June 17, 2024 by 5 p.m.
  • Payment Deadline: July 1, 2024
The yoga deck at Penumbra
Suite 5's relaxing living area

Apply now and let the desert inspire you! This is your time to create and connect in meaningful ways. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join us at Penumbra for a one-of-a-kind artistic journey.

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