Residential Artist Awards

Awardees will have access to the YCBA's collections and library, and to the galleries, museums, and libraries on the wider Yale campus. Awardees will receive a dedicated working space in the museum's Reference Library, but these awards do not include studio space.


These awards are open to visual artists who are working in any field related to British visual and material culture and are intended to support the research phase of creative practice. 

Residency Period

Residency dates for successful applicants in the 2025 cycle may be held between January 1, 2025, and December 31, 2025. Awards may be held from one to two consecutive months.

Travel and Accommodation

Awards cover the cost of a J1 visa, travel to and from New Haven, and include accommodations as well as a living allowance. Assistance with immigration processes will be provided where possible. Awardees are required to be in residence in New Haven for the duration of their award and must be free of all other significant professional responsibilities during their stay.


The application for a 2025 Residential Award is now closed. Please check back here in fall 2024. 


Please contact the Research department at | +1 203 432 2824.

View current and past Residential awardees here.