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Current Program

Every year the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council), in partnership with the State of Saxony, offers two Columbus artists the opportunity to undertake a residency in Dresden, Germany. The artist exchange is intended to provide dedicated time for artistic research and production. The Arts Council covers travel expenses and awards a modest living stipend to support a residency of up to three months. Housing and access to working facilities/studio is coordinated by the State of Saxony. Likewise, the State of Saxony sponsors two German artists to travel to Columbus and GCAC provides housing, studio space and connections to resources.

The Arts Council extends an invitation to apply for this artist exchange only to recipients or finalists of the GCAC Visual Arts Fellowship, Media Arts Fellowship, Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Fellowship, Artist Elevated Award, Film it in Cbus Award or #ArtUnitesCbus Film & Photography Award. Artists who have previously participated in GCAC’s Artist Exchange are not eligible to apply again.