Thank you for taking the time to submit to Lawndale's Artist Studio Program.

Applications for the 2024-2025 Artist Studio Program are due Monday, May 6 at 11:59 PM CST.

For seventeen years, the Artist Studio Program (ASP) has provided artists with a monthly stipend and 24-hour access to a private studio. As a multidisciplinary platform, Lawndale supports creative individuals who engage with the space as their hub. Lawndale is not only a place for experimenting, making, and showing work but also a site for critical engagement and questions.

Program Description

Lawndale’s ASP awards individuals with dynamic support to evolve their creative practice. The nine-month program runs from September 1, 2024, to May 31, 2025. During this time, participants receive a monthly honorarium of $750, up to $2,000 direct support for project development and materials, and 24-hour access to a private studio. In addition to this material support, Lawndale will provide a public platform for their practice, varying from an exhibition to a program series, performance, or publication. Documentation for these program(s) will be shared digitally and through a publication with commissioned scholarly writing. Other benefits include studio visits and exchanges with peer institutions. Major support for The Artist Studio Program is provided by Kathrine G. McGovern/The John P. McGovern Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Lawndale is looking for Houston/Gulf Coast-based artists of diverse backgrounds and experiences whose artistic practice would benefit from the support we can offer. Ideal candidates are at transitional moments in their respective careers, whether shifting to a new body of work or discipline. We embrace a multidisciplinary platform and consider artists who are working with all visual arts media, performance, music, sound art, and literary arts as possible applicants for this program. Applicants must be 18 years or older and not enrolled in any degree program. Former ASP participants are not eligible. 

Application Deadline

Applications are due Monday, May 6 (11:59 PM CST), and must be submitted online through Submittable.


Applications will be reviewed by Laura Gutierrez (choreographer, performing artist, and educator), Saúl Hernández-Vargas (Lawndale Advisory Board member and past exhibiting artist), Jamire Williams (Round 15 Artist Studio Program Participant), Jeremy Johnson (Lawndale’s Operations & Exhibitions Manager), and Anna Walker (Lawndale’s Executive Director). Applicants will be notified of a decision via email by the end of May 2024.

Application Materials

Narrative Bio OR Artist Statement

Website / Social Media Page (Not required)

5-10 representative examples of your work (Accepted formats: .jpg, .mov, and .pdf)

Through the Artist Studio Program, what are you excited to work towards for your creative practice? (250 words maximum)

Anything else you would like us to know about your application? (Not required)

2 professional references (to be contacted if you are a finalist)

Lawndale Art and Performance Center