About Studios Midwest

STUDIOS MIDWEST is a visual arts residency program dedicated to the creative expression of the artists who participate. This short-term residency takes place each summer for a period of 4 weeks (July 6 – 30) and is hosted by the Galesburg Civic Art Center, a nonprofit organization, located in downtown Galesburg, Illinois - a town in the heart of the Midwest, known for supporting its diverse artistic community, independent shops and eateries!

In 1986 a small but enthusiastic group from within the arts community invited artists to Galesburg for the summer to create art, Studios Midwest was born. It has since grown into an artist in residence program with a rich history and continues to foster a sense of community between the participating artists and local residents year after year.  Studios Midwest is celebrating its 31st year!


ARTISTS participating in the program should:

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Studios Midwest supports emerging and established artists. Artists of all media are encouraged to apply. Primary criteria for selection are based on the quality, originality and potential of their work and proposed project.  Applications are accepted December 16, 2016 – January 31, 2017. For full consideration, completed applications must be received by the Galesburg Civic Art Center by January 31, 2017 – up to five artists will be accepted.  To apply, send completed APPLICATION FORM with supporting materials to Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 East Main Street, Galesburg, IL 61401 or apply now (preferred method) at WWW.GALESBURGARTS.ORG). Questions may be directed to the Art Center by mailing the above address, by phone 309-342-7415, or by email studiosmidwest@galesburgarts.org. Notifications will be mailed February 17, 2017.

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTS are invited to apply, please note that artists are responsible for obtaining and complying with visa requirements. If you have obtained a visa that covers the length of the residency, please send a copy of this document with your application.