Open Call

Zócalo Artist-In-Residency Open Call 2021-2022

Zocalo Artist-in-Residency

With Funding
Houston, United States


-Be at least 21 years old or older; -Be a U.S. based artist or artist collaboration; -Be able to pass a criminal background screening in compliance with Zócalo Apartments housing guidelines; -Be fully committed and available to live in the provided housing throughout the duration of the residency term. The ideal candidates for this program are open-minded, multifaceted, progressive artists who are self-directed, motivated, and passionate about creating new work and engaging community throughout that process. They are excited about interacting with the Zócalo and Spring Branch community and working closely with fellow residents and staff. This residency is an opportunity for visual artists and interdisciplinary creatives to make a difference through their craft. Zócalo AiR warmly welcomes all eligible persons regardless of race, sex, color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Number of Participants

Each year three artists are selected for two 6 months and a single full-year term. Two artists live on campus at any given time.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 01, 2021 - March 27, 2022


  • $250.00 stipend (monthly)


  • $10.00 application fee


Co-Working, Installation Space


Apartment, Kitchen, Live/Work, Private Bathroom, Private Housing



Public Programs

Community Engagement


Activists, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Collective, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Dance, Digital Media, Fiber Arts, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Land Art, Makers, Multimedia, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Public Art, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts


English, Spanish

Program Description

Zócalo Artist-in-Residency program is committed to building community through dynamic art & ideas by encouraging the interaction between artists and community. With community-engagement and creative placemaking values at its core, Zócalo Artist Residency is seeking three artists with an interest in deepening or developing a community-engaged practice. Located on the beautiful residential campus of Zócalo Apartments in the Spring Branch area of Houston, Texas, a single one-year and two six-month residencies are offered each annual cycle. Applicants chosen by a rotating selection panel of local artists, curators, and arts administrators are granted free housing in a private apartment studio, a $250 monthly working stipend, need-based project funding, and hands-on support from full time staff.

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