Verge Regional Residency


Please stay tuned for Fall/Winter 24/25 submissions!


About the Residency

The purpose of the Verge Regional Residency Program is to give meaningful support to emerging and career artists from the Sacramento region. Our residency program provides visual artists financial support along with the time and space needed to concentrate on their work. This program aims to nurture local artists from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines. The VRRP provides artists with free workspace as well as a financial stipend in order to help them invest in their practice more deeply. Residents may evolve an existing body of work or embark on a one time special project that requires additional work space and financial investment. Visual artists working in all mediums and disciplines are welcome to apply. This program is made possible through the generous support of Katie Thomas and Richie Lawrence.

The 3-month Verge Residency is open to artists living locally (within a 35-mile radius of Sacramento)

Artist Receives:

  • Artist work studio at Verge Center for the Arts
  • $300 monthly stipend
  • Participation in Verge programming
  • Opportunity to continue a paid residency at the Verge at the close of VRRP (per availability)

Shared Resources:

  • Free admission to all Verge member programs
  • Access to a full service printmaking facility, kiln, and Risograph printer
  • WiFi
  • A 300 square foot studio at Verge with 24hr access
  • Community of up to 55 artists working onsite at Verge
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Benefits
  • Free attendance to Verge special events which coincide with the residency term

Important Dates:

  • June 24, 2024: Application Opens
  • August 25, 2024: Application Closes at 11:59PM PST
  • September 20, 2024: Artists Notified
  • Fall Residency Term: October – December, 2024
  • Winter Residency Term: January – March, 2025


Application Instructions

Thanks for your interest in the Verge Regional Residency Program! Here are some instructions to help you complete your application. We suggest you copy and paste these instructions in a separate document so you can reference them throughout the application process. If you have any questions or would like to request an application fee waiver due to financial need, please email

The application will ask you to choose a Category. Use the Category drop down menu to choose your most desired residency term. You may opt to be considered for multiple terms, details for selecting multiple terms will be provided below. The details for each term are as follows:

Fall Verge Residency: October – December, 2024

Winter Verge Residency: January – March, 2025

Verge Studio Project: Long-term studio rental

Next, the application will ask you for a title. In this field, please type your full name or artist name.

Below your artist name, you will select all residency terms for which you want to be considered. You may check any/all terms that you would like to be considered for, even if they differ from the term you selected for Category above.

Next, you will enter your payment details to pay the $18 application fee. If you would like a fee waiver due to financial hardship, please email with your request.

Next, click the check box to agree to the terms and conditions.

Once you have chosen your residency term, typed in your application title, and accepted the terms and conditions, click the orange Submit Entry Details button.

A new screen will appear which prompts you to add an attachment from your computer. You will use this feature to upload 10 files. 9 of your files will be samples of your artwork. 1 of your files must be a PDF which includes the following:

Letter of Intent
Image List

Your letter should include a description of your artistic practice, an explanation of why you are specifically seeking a Verge residency, where you currently make your artwork, and what you hope to accomplish while in this program.

Your CV should document your artistic experience. For example, it may include your educational background, art exhibitions, residencies, publications, projects, and any other professional experience related to your artistic practice.

Your image list should include titles, media, dimensions, and year for each artwork submitted.

Your reference list should include three professional references with their name, relationship, email address, and phone number. Please do not include letters.

Please note: You may add all of your files at one time OR you may sign back into the application and add the rest of your files at a later date. All application files must be uploaded by August 25, 2024 by 11:59 PM PST when the application closes.