Inscape Arts 2023 Residencies / Residencies

September 16, 2022

Organization Name: Inscape Arts

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Residencies

Fee: Free


The Inscape Artist-in-Residence program provides artists with a dynamic cultural and historic location to engage with community, research, and develop new work and ideas at the Inscape Arts Building – an art studio building in the former immigration and detention center in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District.

Presented by the Friends of Inscape, the residency features a free work-only space for one artist or artist-team for 10 weeks. Depending on the goals of selected artists, they have the opportunity to hold workshops, talks, exhibitions, and receive studio visits from curators or artist mentors.

Four artists per year are selected. This selection cycle for residencies begins in January 2023. The selection committee includes representatives from the Inscape Community and a representative from the Wing Luke Museum, as well as regional arts organizations that intersect with ethnic and immigrant communities. The committee seeks thoughtful and compelling applications of high quality work and values applications that convey engagement with the historic immigration building and the surrounding diverse neighborhood.

The residency is open to all artists by application. We are currently accepting applications for the 2023 residency period, running from January 2023-December 2023. In honor of the history of the building, minorities, immigrants, and underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Residency dates will be:
January 11- March 22, 2023
April 17 – July 26, 2023
September 7- November 16, 2023

The application, requirements, frequently asked questions, and more information can be found on our website:

Residency Program

Questions can be directed to:

Opportunity Website