The Spruce Art Residency is an arts residency designed to enable artists to create freely by providing furnished apartments and studio space. Artists in Residence are provided with a space for a self-guided residency stay, including a furnished apartment and studio space. While here, artists are encouraged to work on new or continuing work with the potential of sharing it through artist talk and / or an exhibition.
The Spruce Art Residency invites artists from all disciplines (including writers, composers, visual artists, musicians, theatre artists, video, multi-disciplinary, social practice and performance artists) to apply for a self directed residency. Ranging 1 - 8 weeks in duration, this residency is open to professional artists, musicians, and writers of any age and stage in their career. Since its founding in 2019, Spruce Art Residency’s primary aim is to provide artists with dedicated time for creative work. The residency session also offers opportunities for a solo exhibition, weekly critiques with fellow artists, community workshops, and artist talks.
The name “Spruce” is inspired by Indiana County’s tradition of being the Christmas Tree Capitol of the World.
Located above a historic one screen movie theater in downtown Indiana, PA, these studios are designed to give you space to create, experiment, and relax. The building is also home to a vibrant community of professional artists! These studios come with 24 hour access.
Get to work.
24 hour studio access, a furnished apartment, opportunities to give artists talks, have a solo exhibition - fuel the next phase of your career in the heart of Indiana County.