Open Call

Halcyon Arts Lab

Halcyon Arts Lab

With Funding
Free / No Costs
washington, United States


Who should apply? Emerging artists who are interested in further investigating a socially engaged practice and creating lasting connections and partnerships in Washington, DC. Halcyon defines emerging artists as an early career artist has demonstrated promising artistic development and demonstrates dedication to their practices but is at a pivotal point in their career where they could benefit from further training and support. Halcyon Arts Lab Fellows should be: Self-directed and able to work independently but will benefit from the program elements including workshops, networking, and training to further develop their careers. Interested in creating new work, growing as leaders, and expanding their practices. Open to group collaboration, including critiques and developing programming with their fellow artists in residence and community members. Interested in being a part of and contributing to the wider Halcyon community. Eligibility: Must be 21 years old & a full time artists.

Number of Participants

Each Cohort is comprised of 6 Artists


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 01, 2020 - February 14, 2021


  • $5,000.00 stipend (one-time)


Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Gallery, Installation Space, Piano, Shared Studio, Wood Shop


Apartment, Kitchen, Private Bathroom, Private Room


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Courses, Critique, Exhibition, Open Studios, Pitch Night, Round Tables, Self-Directed, Teaching Exchange, Workshops, Yoga


Activists, Animation, Augmented Reality, Ballet, Biotech, Blockchain, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Choreography, Cinematography, Conceptual Art, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Robotics, Scholar, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Thinkers, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Design, Web Development


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Program Description

What is the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship?  At the intersection of art and social change, this five-month residential fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects which address issues of Halcyon Arts Lab Fellows have access to the following: Studio space to focus on research, learning, and creative practice A competitive financial scholarship to support living and material costs: $5000 Stipend and additional funding available for materials and program expenses Five months of off-site residential accommodation A program of social impact classes, entrepreneurship training, artist talks, studio visits, civic engagement opportunities, and critiques Opportunities for networking and critique from experienced professionals Collaboration and networking with fellow artists, social entrepreneurs, and our program partner organizations in Washington, D.C. Presentation opportunities and ability to guide and build public programming

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