Alfred/Düsseldorf Summer Artist Residency

June 7th-28th, 2023

This intimately scaled artist residency will take place for three weeks at our spacious graduate painting studio facility in Düsseldorf, Germany. Emerging and established artists who are interested in making independent studio work in an international setting are welcome to apply.

Seven artists will be selected from the pool of applicants to take part in this exciting opportunity. Centrally located in the Oberbilk neighborhood of Düsseldorf, the studios are easily accessed by tram, U-Bahn, and bus.

dusseldorf river with artists on its banksSince the founding of the Kunstakademie in 1773, Dusseldorf has been a leading center of painting with an extensive network of world-class museums, contemporary art galleries and non-profit exhibition spaces. The city is both a hub and a crossroads for artists and students seeking a creative and supportive experience. Please visit to view studio images and to learn more about Düsseldorf.

Housing will be located in an apartment-hotel easily accessible by public transportation and is included in the program cost. Rooms are equipped with two twin beds and a kitchenette. Airfare, transportation, meals and museum entrance fees are not included. Participants will meet in Düsseldorf upon arrival at the hotel.

An orientation and optional museum and gallery excursions each week will be led by Professor of Painting, Stephanie McMahon.

Program cost includes tuition and housing and is dependent on enrollment numbers.
Total program cost per participant is $4,152 for a shared room or $5,274 for a private room for six or fewer participants.

The price will be reduced to $3,621 for a shared room or $4,743 for a private room if seven participants enroll.

Airfare, transportation, meals and museum entrance fees are not included in the program costs.

Please contact Stephanie McMahon with a link to your website, CV, or letter of interest.

Open to recent BFA/MFA graduates, emerging, and mid-career artists.

All participants must have a valid passport.

All Düsseldorf Residency residents must be, or will be at the time of the residency program, fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as having received their final dose of the vaccine two weeks prior to the event date. All guests must follow the university’s safety protocols.