Prairie Center of the Arts was founded in 2003 as a juried Artist in Residency (AIR) program to attract emerging and established artists from Illinois and around the world; to provide these artists and local artists with opportunities for research and development of new work; to provide an accessible facility for art and creativity that embraces the Peoria area community offering equipment and new technologies not currently available to the general public.
We use the word “artist” in its broadest sense... to include traditional art forms, such as printmaking, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, and design, as well as installation and conceptual artists, writers and poets, composers, architects and others who envision and change the world through their creative endeavors.
Five artists are accepted at a time for one to three month residencies. Between 24-40 artists per year can be accommodated. Preference is given for applications requesting a month or longer. Two week residencies will be considered given availability of space.
- For residencies October 1 through the third week of December, the application deadline is July 15.
- For residencies the second week of January through March 31, the application deadline is October 15.