TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image

TILT’s Artist in Residence Program

AIR Program 2024 – 2025

TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image invites artists to submit applications to our annual artist-in-residence program. The AIR Program provides support to talented, self-directed, committed artists of all levels who are advancing contemporary photography by incorporating innovative approaches to making in their practice and whose work is aligned with our core values of diversity, equity, accessibility, inclusion, and justice.

Participants receive a stipend, access to high-end digital facilities/equipment, a platform to share their work with the public through an open studio, and time/space to reflect upon how they want to expand their practice. We hope to create a transformative experience for each artist that participates in the program during and beyond their residency.

Applications are accepted Wednesday, May 22, 2024 through Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 11:59pm EST. Selected artists will be notified by July 26, 2024.

Support for the AIR Program is made possible by the Joy of Giving Something Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Residency Structure

Artists Receive


The AIR program is intended to support working artists who have limited or no access to resources that would enhance their practice. Individuals enrolled in an academic program at the time of their residency are not eligible. We encourage candidates without a college or university degree to apply.

Application Materials

For full consideration your application must include a letter of Intent and portfolio.

Submit application HERE
All applications must be received by Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 11:59pm EST 

For more information or questions about the AIR Program refer to our FAQ page or contact:

James E. Britt Jr. | Curator of Exhibitions & Programs | jbritt@tiltinstitute.org

Due to the volume of submissions, TILT is unable to address inquiries about the status of an application or provide feedback to artists who were not selected.

Previous Residents


Cass Arrington · Devin Fitchwell · Saint Pinero · Zhidong Zhang


David Cade · Alanna Fields · Renee Maria Osubu · Eduardo L Rivera · Tamara Suber


William Camargo · Giancarlo Montes Santangelo · Tiffany Smith

2021 – 2022

Lindsay Buchman · Maria Dumlao · Naomieh Jovin · Jay Simple

2019 2020

Pete Pin · Patricia Swanson

2018 – 2019
Saleem Ahmed · John Edmonds · Jibade-Khalil Huffman · Amiko Li

Steven Beckly · Paolo Morales · Allison Sexton

2015 – 2016
Andre Bradley · Sebastian Collett

Katrina d’Autremont · Julianna Foster

Chad States · Stefan Abrams