The application for the #PPGArtists Public Studio Residency are closed. The application cycle typically opens in mid-January for the following summer. We look forward to welcoming submissions then.

Artist Talk with William Paul Thomas

A laboratory for the arts, the Power Plant Gallery at Duke University promotes creative work, while engaging with audiences through the transformative power of the arts. Each summer we turn the gallery into a studio to support artists in their creative experimentation. Residencies are available to an individual artist or group. Artists selected for this residency will have 24/7 access to our 1500-square-foot space located at American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC, and receive a stipend, paid at the end of the residency. Artists-in-residence should be willing to engage with the public during open studio hours, and/or event as agreed upon with the PPG, and advance their work during their stay. 

PLEASE NOTE: Summer 2021 is only open to Duke students.

The Power Plant Gallery is committed to making our artist residencies accessible to all artists. Please contact Caitlin Margaret Kelly at powerplantgallery@duke.edu or 919-660-3622 for questions.

#PPGArtists by Year:


Kelsey Brod


Cancelled due to COVID


Vonnie Quest


Rachel Goodwin

Anthony Patterson


Dasha Chapman and Aya Shabu

Julia Gartrell


William Paul Thomas

MJ Sharp



[Header Image: #PPGArtists QUest performance during residency. Image: #PPGArtist William Paul Thomas gives an artist talk during his residency.]