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Kolaj Institute Solo Residencies

Dates: One or Two-Week Residencies with dates mutually agreed with Kolaj Institute

FALL 2024 DEADLINE: Wednesday, 31 July 2024

(Submissions are reviewed on an ongoing basis)

SPRING 2025 DEADLINE: Sunday, 29 September 2024

The mission of Kolaj Institute is to support artists, curators, and writers who seek to study, document, and disseminate ideas that deepen our understanding of collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century movement. We operate a number of initiatives meant to bring together community, investigate critical issues, and raise collage’s standing in the art world.

Kolaj Institute’s solo residencies in New Orleans are designed to provide artists, curators, and writers with dedicated time and space to work on a project.

Projects may include things like:

  • Completing a series of collage artworks
  • Using the archive and collections to researching collage 
  • Exploring and making art about New Orleans as a place
  • Working on a book project
  • Creating a collection of collage poetry
  • Making a stop motion collage film
  • Preparing art for an exhibition
  • Developing one’s practice to work on a larger scale
  • Or taking a moment to review, organize, and document one’s art practice.

We are open to your ideas. We are looking for artists with an articulated goal for their time in New Orleans. That goal need not to be explicitly related to New Orleans, though priority will be given to those artists whose projects need time in New Orleans. 


Residencies may be 1 or 2 weeks. Kolaj Institute provides housing and studio space. Once accepted, Kolaj Institute meets with the resident for a pre-residency assessment where we identify community partners and other resources that can support the project. We then work with the resident to design a plan for their time in New Orleans. 

Residents stay in Kolaj Institute’s space at the corner of Saint Claude and Saint Roch Avenues, where they will have their own bedroom, and a shared kitchen and bathroom with shower. (Alternative off-site housing is also available.) Residents work in Kolaj Institute’s Gallery that includes access to collage making supplies and a printer. The Gallery and Resident space is located on the second floor of a building in the Marigny neighborhood. The wrap-around balcony overlooks St. Roch Market. Residents work independently to complete their plan. At the end of the residency, we meet with the artist to review their progress with them and discuss next steps.


The cost of the residency is $900 US for one week (including 6 nights accommodation) or $1400 US for two weeks (including 13 nights accommodation). If the artist is traveling with a partner or companion, there is an additional fee of $400 US per week. A limited number of grants are available in order to offset the fee and reduce barriers to participation to those with a demonstrated financial need. We cannot offer financial aid to cover travel, lodging or food costs. 

All travel to and from New Orleans, as well as food and lodging, are the sole responsibility of the artist.


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