Application Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2023 at 5:00 PM PST

Residency Dates: March 7 – May 2, 2023 (8-week program)

Location: Art Share L.A. 801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013


– Open to all visual artists
– Must be living or residing in LA County
– Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
– Please note that this program offers daytime studio space (is non-residential)

Art Share L.A. is proud to present the inaugural Ellsworth Artist Residency program, juried by Art Share L.A. Board members Man One, Mike Kelley, and Ashaki Jackson. The selected artist will be provided a studio space at Art Share L.A. for 8 weeks and a stipend of $1,000.

The Ellsworth Artist Residency program is dedicated to creating an accessible studio space for artists and is a dynamic opportunity for emerging artists to work and develop their visual art practice. The residency includes visits with guest curators and critics.

Terry Ellsworth was a prominent figure in the downtown art community and – for more than a decade – an incomparable Art Share L.A. team member. He saw what the building could become during the Arts District’s revitalization and infused decades of his art experience into the evolution of Art Share L.A. His affability and his commitment to accessible, community-based art anchored the organization through its biggest transitions. As Art Share L.A.’s Ambassador, Terry would often install art shows and walk the building’s hallways sharing stories. He was a magnetic storyteller who held friends’ and patrons’ ears at each event with equal parts history and humor.

24/7 Submissions

Art Share L.A. has been an advocate for the Los Angeles artist community for over 20 years. We have been able to assist over 10,000 artists with funding for projects, providing exhibition opportunities, and public art comissions so that artists may continue their art practice while living affordably. We are excited to continue this advocacy through our Artist Submissions portal. Our team at Art Share L.A. will continuously search through the portal submissions for inclusion in exhibitions, projects, and more!

What you need to know:

+ Calls for Artwork are held on a per-show or project basis.
+ Artists can submit images to multiple shows or projects throughout the year.
+ Fill out a simple form online.

Submissions are always live; submit online here.

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