The application for the #PPGArtists Public Studio Residency is currently closed. Applications typically open early February and close mid-March with notifications to artists by April. Please check back later. 

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. 

This opportunity is open to all local or regional artists in all mediums, at all stages of their careers, including students. Artists working with hazardous materials cannot be considered due to our location. Artists must be 18 years or older.

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.

Past Recipients

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