The 2024 Annual Open Application is on hold until further notice. 

  • Acceptance is based on a scored application, and studio availability.
  • Number of studios available is subject to change


Studios are listed at $2/sq ft, a subsidized rent made possible by the Delray Beach CRA. This rent subsidy is in recognition of artists as a small business, and is in line with the CRA’s mission to support local and small businesses. For studio sizes and pricing, visit the Studios Page

Annual Maintenance fee – $50.00

One time IT Fee – $100.00

Refundable Security Deposit – $500.00


  • Visual Artists
  • Photographers
  • Filmmakers
  • Graphic Designers/Digital Media
  • Other Creative Businesses


The Residence program offers affordable private and/or shared studios to emerging and mid-range local, national, and international artists and creative makers. Residents become part of a vibrant community of artists participating in Arts Warehouse programming, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community. The subsidized studio space is awarded to applicants that best demonstrate their commitment to their practice, to experimentation and innovation in their work/business, to seeking creative/business & professional development, and to being a part of and contributing to a dynamic community of artists, makers and creative thinkers.  A.i.R leases include private and/or shared studios as well as access to flexible shared working space. Those selected for this program range from emerging to mid-range in their business career, and work in a variety of artistic/maker disciplines and media; some exceptions may apply due to building code limitations call use for confirmation.


  1. Support/investment in individuals whose work will impact the larger cultural landscape
  2. Experimentation and collaboration
  3. Integration into a dynamic community of local, national, international artists either as residents or gallery exhibitors
  4. Opportunities for engagement/cross-cultural exchange with local artists and audiences
  5. Opportunity to sell wares and build client base
  6. Access to the public through building open hours and special events


  1. Emerging to Mid-Range professional, dedicated, working artists and makers with a deep commitment to their practice and to advancing the mission of Arts Warehouse.
  2. Artists must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents over 18 years of age.
  3. Work in most mediums will be considered. Those working with toxic materials, hazardous machinery, etc. may not be considered due to limitations within the building; please contact us with questions within those realms before applying.
  4. Residents must be ready to enjoy working in an open studio setting where the public is able to interact with the artist during public hours.
  5. Resident Artist must work in their studio a minimum of 15 hours per week during public hours and be in attendance at First Friday Art Walk, monthly. Other times may be requested by Arts Warehouse.


  • Ceramic artists must complete the Ceramic Artist application
  • The kiln is for use by resident artists, and adheres to a kiln firing schedule
  • If an artist person wishes to rent the ceramic studio on their own, they would pay the full cost of the space.


Applications are digital through JotForm. Applications are accepted from July 1st – August 15th annually. Applications will be reviewed and accepted artists notified by September 15th of the same year as submission. Artists will be accepted into vacant studios by order of application received.  If there is no space available, selected artists will be placed on a waiting list in the order in which they were accepted. There will be a mid-year review of waiting list artists to fill vacant studio spaces that may have become available during the year. All applications will require a Background Check Authorization and Privacy Disclosure form attached below.

Below are the requirements for a completed application, and what you should have prepared to upload into the digital application form:

  1. Curriculum vitae (“CV”) that provides an overview of experience and other qualifications
  2. Letter of interest outlining specific interest in working at the Arts Warehouse, how participation will affect the artist’s practice.
  3. Artist Statement
  4. Career and business plan summary for your arts business including goals.
  5. Three letters of recommendation, personal and/or professional, that include names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. *a list of references will not be accepted
  6. Documentation of recent work as described below.
  7. Accepted artists will need to submit for a Background Check before signing the studio lease.

*Handwritten/Non-digital applications are available by stopping by Arts Warehouse, or the Delray Beach CRA office. Contact us for more information about a handwritten application*



The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (“CRA”) as part of its Arts Warehouse project intends to provide affordable studios for emerging and mid-career Artists in a variety of media, including, but not limited to painters, photographers, ceramic Artists, and sculptors. ARTIST acknowledges that among The CRA’s purposes in establishing the Arts Warehouse is to nurture Artists’ careers by providing them with affordable space. Handbook is a living document and subject to change.