Artist Residency Application

Please fill out the form below to share your interest in our membership-residency program. Due to the volume of interest, it may take time to process your request for more information.


  1. Emerging artists should be promising artists in their formative years committed to advancing their own work and professional careers.

  2. Artists must be over 18 years of age and must currently reside in the Austin area.

  3. Artists working in most mediums will be considered, including experimental media; however, artists working with toxic materials, hazardous machinery, etc. will not be considered due to limitations within the building.

Name *
Phone *
If you do not have a website please link to examples of your work via google dive, dropbox, etc. We cannot process requests without examples of your work.
Contracommon is run and operated by its resident members. This means that resident members are required to attend group meetings, sign up for shifts to watch the gallery, help manage workshops and events, etc. Are you prepared to commit to some community time each month, in addition to your normal studio practice? *
There's typically between 20-40 hours of expected community time per month. We will work around your schedule, but all residents are expected to participate as much as possible.

Due to the restrictive nature of our nonprofit status, only requests which fit our eligibility requirements and the mission of our organization will receive further information. We thank you for your understanding.