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Submissions for residency are now CLOSED

Keep an eye on our website for further details on upcoming residency opportunities.

Residency Details

This residency is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines across Greater Los Angeles. For four months the artist-in-residence will be given a studio in the Quinn Emanuel Los Angeles office to support their existing practice or a new project as appropriate.

At the end of the residency an exhibition will be held to display the works of the artist and at least one work will be incorporated into the permanent collection. A supporting stipend will be provided, as well as materials allowance. Over the course of a year there will be 2 residency cycles, each with a four month residency and a subsequent exhibition in a location deemed appropriate for the work decided on between the artist and curator.

Residency Period

The residency will begin in September 2023 and end in December 2023.


The artist-in-residence will receive $5,000 a month over the course of four months for a total of $20,000. In addition, Quinn Emanuel will provide an allowance of up to $1,500 for purchase of art materials.

Selection Criteria

The artist-in-residence will be an artist working with a distinct and new voice, with clear mastery of their media of choice. Preference will be given to artists who are in the early or middle stages of their career. The selection committee is interested in giving opportunity and a platform to underrepresented artists.

Space & Support

The artist-in-residence will have access to an office to use as a studio at the Los Angeles location.


After the residency is completed, along with the direct help of curator Alexis Hyde, an exhibition will be mounted of the work in a place decided on. Sales of the work will be determined in conversation as well.

Submissions for residency are now CLOSED

Keep an eye on our website for further details on upcoming residency opportunities.

Applications should include the following components:
  • Proposal (500 words max) in body of email.
  • Resume or CV, including contact information, PDF form.
  • Digital portfolio, submitted in a single PDF, highlighting up to 8 original works that represent the applicant’s style, quality, and practice over time. This should be not more than 10 images total in the file as we understand some works may require more than one picture.
  • Total file size should not exceed 20MB.
  • Links for applicable videos or media may be included in body of email.
  • Residency begins September 2023
  • Residency ends December 2023
  • Exhibition begins January 2023
  • Exhibition ends February 2023


Quinn Emanuel offers a four-month studio residency for an emerging/underrepresented artist working in any medium. This is for artists working locally, in the greater Los Angeles area.

All materials are due by 11:59 PM PST JULY 15, 2023. Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications during the last day of the application period which can cause server problems. To avoid this, please submit your application in advance of the deadline.

The residency is four months long, beginning September 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2023.

The exhibition of work will begin January 2023 and last one month.


This residency is for artists who live in the greater LA area only.

In person. The Quinn Emanuel Los Angeles office is taking appropriate steps to keep employees and guests safe. The plan, which follows the CDC and OSHA guidelines, will implement various protocols to ensure safety.

It is located in a 24/7 secure building with keycard access.

Yes, if needed.

We cannot accept applications after the due date.

There is no fee to apply to the Artist-in-Residence program.

Yes, the program accepts applications from artists working locally. Please note, however, that Quinn Emanuel cannot provide visas, nor can it sponsor international applicants. All international artists in the residency program must secure their own visas prior to their arrival.

A resume (or CV), and a proposal. No word documents please; these materials should be consolidated into a single PDF file not exceeding 20MB. In addition 8–10 images consolidated into one file or link location and/or links to applicable videos.

We expect to notify all applicants in August 2023.

We expect to receive hundreds of applications and, as a result, we are unable to provide individual feedback or advice.

The residency currently awards each artist a stipend of $20,000, paid out on a regular schedule over the course of four months. Material costs will also be covered up to $1,500 and there will be an exhibition where the choice to sell work is available and can be decided between the artist and Quinn Emanuel.

No. Quinn Emanuel will accept applications from artists practicing in all mediums. However, please note that the studio is in an office building so nothing violating fire code may be permitted.

No. You can apply with a portfolio of your works previously completed.

Quinn Emanuel cannot advise you on your application.

No, there is no education requirement.

Quinn Emanuel recognizes that not all disabilities are visible and is willing to make accommodations based on the needs of the individual.

Yes. Quinn Emanuel asks that all applicants submit their applications in English.

A selection committee appointed by curator Alexis Hyde and John Quinn.

While this residency was designed with visual artists in mind, we are open to artists of all mediums.

Please email with any additional questions and put in the subject line QUESTION.