Our Artist in Residency (AIR) programs represent all facets of art. From the classicists trained in ceramics and life drawing, to those who use art as a platform for activism and social justice, CMCArts believes all art is relevant and holds the power for transformation.  The more varied forms of expression we are able to bring to our island, the greater the potential for individual expression, encouraging creative forms of reflective communication and problem solving.

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Submit your Application by emailing to the link below


FACILITIES CMCArts has a shared ceramics studio equipped with a sink, several wheels and a kiln. This space can also be utilized for multi-media production, including printmaking, drawing and other mixed media but with limited wall space and no easels.  Additionally the living room areas in all 3 apartments can be used for dry media works. While studio space is limited in this capacity we encourage artists to utilize this time as a creative incubator for conceptualizing ideas and research.  To this end, artist of all disciplines are encouraged to apply, including writers, filmmakers, poets, playwrights, performance artists, musicians, etc. BACK TO TOP

LOCATION CMCArts is located in a restored building on the waterfront of Frederiksted on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix.  Frederiksted has served as a catalyst for change throughout the Virgin Islands. It is the historic location where enslaved African-Caribbean Virgin Islanders led the 1848 revolt that ended the enslavement of Africans and their descendants.  Situated on the western edge of the island Frederiksted is also known as Freedom City by the town's 1,000 year-round residents. BACK TO TOP



Deposit: Upon acceptance in the Program all artists are requested to pay a 50% deposit of their Residency fees. The deposit is non-refundable.


Cancellations: Artists who cancel 30 days prior to commencement of the Program will be requested to pay 50% of their Residency fees.


Funding: We are happy to assist artists in the process of requesting funding by providing them with a formal letter of acceptance in the program.


Guests in the Apartments: We can accept in our housing facilities only our resident artists. Overnight guests are not allowed. However for an additional $300 per week you can bring your spouse or partner.  As you are sharing all living quarters and studio space, this is available for creative partners and artist teams as well as a spouse or partner.

Your Artwork: All our resident artists are requested to donate one piece of art-work 


Non-Discrimination Policies: CMCArts will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. BACK TO TOP