Art Space Is Your Space

The Wave Pool Art Space Is Your Space Program awards sponsored residencies to local, national, and international artists interested in engaging Cincinnati with their artistic practice. Residencies of 2-6 weeks include flexible live/work studio space, a month long exhibition in our gallery (when appropriate), opportunities for artistic community engagement and programming, and modest travel/living stipends. Residents become part of the dynamic artistic community of Cincinnati, Ohio and are asked to engage the community in at least one public workshop, program, or performance during their stay. Projects are to be artist developed and in line with their work. The program emphasizes two-way engagement, offering exceptional arts experiences to Wave Pool’s local community as well as unique benefits and exhibition opportunities to the artists in residence.

Information about our past residents and their programs are as follows:

Erin Colleen Johnson (view images from the programs here)


RIAS Studio

People Via Plants

To Apply: Art Space is Your Space – Community Artist in Residence Program Open Call

The annual open call period for the 2017 program is now closed. Come back soon for announcements about who our 2017 Art Space Is Your Space Residents will be. Submissions for 2018 will open in Fall 2017.

We offer two Art Space Is Your Space awards per year. The exact dates will be worked out individually with the receiving artists.  Please note what dates work best for you in your application. 

If you are interested in applying for a more traditional artist-funded residency program or have any questions, please contact us at for more information.

Art Space is Your Space 2017 is funded by a grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.