The residency program is tailored to individual need.
The Norristown Arts Building was founded in 1996 in a beautiful loft building that was once a costume factory. It includes studios for artists, a non-profit art gallery and a dedicated teaching facility. When not in use for art workshops, artists and students may rent the studio used for teaching workshops on a month to month basis.
The workshop studio is over 2,000 sq ft with large factory windows and movable walls so that artists can work in a private environment while still benefiting from the energy of others.
At the center of the studio is a collection of props often used as inspiration for drawings and paintings. Art books are available to borrow from a large library that fills the hallway outside the studio.
A full kitchen is located below the studio next to the art gallery. Artists will often take breaks and view the current art exhibition while connecting with other artists.
Artists who choose residencies will have 24-hr access to the building and facilities. Our policy is to honor the quiet needed for each person’s creative process and to maintain a supportive environment.