Artist Residencies

Each summer, Gallery 263 offers our 700-square foot space to artists of all media and experience levels. We strive to give the local Boston and Cambridge community a stake in the process, not just the product, of art making. From mural painting to textile arts, mold making to photography, installation to community projects — our Artist Residencies have drawn passionate artists of all media to share the space at 263 Pearl Street.

Residents enjoy a comfortable, collaborative environment in which to incubate ideas, fuel discussion, and produce new work.  The Residency is a non-live-in, shared opportunity, and is typically awarded to up to four solo artists or one collective of artists.  The rental fee is generally more affordable than the average studio rental rate in Cambridge. Artists benefit from full access to our space and amenities, participate in critiques or community outreach projects, and conclude their stay with a week-long exhibition.

Please browse the photos of past residencies in our archive below. Questions about the program? Email

Apply to the 2019 Summer Residency

We are currently accepting applications for our 2019 summer residency.

Application Deadline: April 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Residency Dates: July 8 – August 17, 2019
Residency Showcase: August 19-24, 2019

Summer 2018

Carolyn Sirois, Woomin Kim, Graham Yeager, Abigayle Cosinuke

Summer 2017

Emily Brodrick, Kwang Choi, Kelly Knight, Daniel Zeese

Summer 2016

Lindsey Boss, Jason Lieder, Julia Kwon, Jonathan Talit

Fitted to the Latch, 2015

Michele Lauriat, Lucy Lindsey, Suzanne Mahoney, Diana Jean Puglisi

Three Visual Reveries, 2014

Ross Gronvold, Heather Macali & Solei Heather Macali & Solei  Heather Macali & Solei 

Summer 2013

Laura Francis, Danielle Freiman, Alexandra Photopoulos, Nicky Rosato

The Cave Project, Summer 2011

Laura Francis and collaborators

Golden Arrows, Winter 2011

Golden Arrows artist collective, Adam Ribaudo and Bennett Grizzard

Primary Residency, 2010

Annie Newbold, David Craft, David Lasley, Jean-Francois Caubet, Elizabeth Green