Artist Residency at SouthSide Deadline August 19


a near southside artist residency

We’ve been listening. 

The Near Southside has long been the residential and professional nerve center of much of Fort Worth’s creative class.  Artists of all ilks have been, and continue to be, critical partners in the revitalization of the district by locating their studios, galleries, professional offices and projects in pioneering areas of the Near Southside. Currently 60 creative firms, galleries, and studios are headquartered here, and many more are looking for opportunities to join the excitement and energy of Fort Worth’s premier creative district.

As demand for property in the district rises, many question how the Near Southside will continue to embrace artists.  Will the district preserve affordable and desirable workspaces?  Will new developments incorporate art into their designs? Can we attract innovative public art concepts?

More than ever, there is a hunger for public art in the Near Southside. Artists are eager for opportunity. The Near Southside community is intent on finding creative solutions.

Today, we announce a program that does just this. Follow our journey at #artsouth.


About ArtSouth

ArtSouth is an innovative artist residency program offering studio and public art exhibition space to selected artists. The program will offer these artists the unique opportunity to further experiment and expand their studio art practice while directly engaging the Near Southside community.  One artist will be selected each quarter to serve as the ArtSouth resident artist.


Selected artists will be awarded:

  • $4,000 stipend to create a temporary public art exhibition
  • A one month residency in a Near Southside studio space
  • A one month exhibition in the ArtSouth Exhibition Space
  • Promotional support from Fort Worth South, Inc.

ArtSouth is specifically looking for artists whose works and studio practices will engage our community in meaningful conversations.  Artists are encouraged to submit a project proposal that, if selected, will utilize both the studio and exhibition spaces to initiate dialogue about the importance of community, art, or other matters related to the Near Southside’s revitalization.


ArtSouth artists will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of local artists, property owners, and arts professionals who have an interest in bringing temporary public art to the Near Southside.  There is no fee to apply and artists working in all mediums are accepted. 


You asked.  We delivered.  Dream big.  Please apply.


View the Application & ArtSouth Program Details

ArtSouth Schedule


August 6, 2015               CALL TO APPLY


August 19, 2015             APPLICATION DEADLINE




September 1-30, 2015    STUDIO RESIDENCY


October 1, 2015              INSTALLATION


October 2, 2015              PUBLIC EXHIBITION OPENS


November 1, 2015          PUBLIC EXHIBITION CLOSES



Megan Henderson

Director of Events & Communications

Fort Worth South, Inc.

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