Artists: Behold your oasis

Residencies around the world gather and support artists.

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Painter Painter (Photo: Ventura / Shutterstock)

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Ah, the life of a resident.

There's nothing like an artist residency program to make an artist smile. Governments, universities and private organizations support the arts by bringing in professional artists from around the world to live and work for free, often in picturesque locations. Many even provide supplies, facilities and stipends to create true artist paradises. They're also a real treat for local communities, who get to enjoy new art firsthand. We've put together a list of some of the best.

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