Become a Resident Artist at Art Enables!

Are you an artist, interested in exploring art as a vocational path or career, and have a love for art and the art-making process? Art Enables may be the place for you!

Eligibility Requirements:

Art Enables serves adult artists with developmental disabilities and individuals with a mental health diagnosis. Artist must be 21 years of age or older and live in the DC metro area. Extensive previous art experience is not a requirement, only a genuine interest in the art-making process and developing as a professional artist.

Art Enables is a fee-for-service program. To become a resident artist at Art Enables, artists must have funding from a sponsoring agency/organization or have the capacity to meet the fee requirements independently. For those unable to meet the fee requirements, Art Enables has a limited number of Artist Fellowships/Scholarships available.

How to Apply:

All interested artists must go through a formal intake interview and assessment process before being considered for our vocational arts program. To schedule an initial studio tour and interview, please contact the studio at 202-554-9455.

If selected into the program, the first 90 days are viewed as a trial period. Upon completion of the trial period, Art Enables’ staff will sit down with the artist and his/her support team to discuss how things are going and determine whether to continue participation in the program.