We are proud to offer an International Residency Program, hosting artist residency opportunities in studios around the world. Our latest Just Imagine residency series is offered at the Liquitex Studio in Manufacturer’s Village, East Orange, NJ. Artists have the chance to further their practice, experience a variety of mentorship and coaching classes, host an open studio and experiment with new materials including the full Liquitex range.


Take a look at our previous residencies in London at the Elephant Lab Studios (previously called Griffin Gallery Studios), situated alongside the Liquitex Innovation & Development Laboratory, as well as residencies in the US partnering with Residency Unlimited in New York City and Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco. Keep checking back to see who we are working with.  


In 1956, before creating art that ended up in the permanent collections of institutions like the Guggenheim and the MoMA, artist Garo Antreasian was working on a series of historical murals in what was then called the ‘Men’s Quad’ at Indiana University. Liquitex inventor Henry Levison visited Garo and recognized that there was an opportunity to explore how his newly created acrylic emulsions would perform on a large scale. The result was the first public use of water-based acrylics anywhere in the world. It was our first collaboration and it started a culture of working hand-in-hand with artists to support their practice and help us to develop new materials to meet their needs. Exchanging ideas, observing methods and gathering feedback is how we have been able to create and shape the world’s finest artists acrylics ever since. We now run a collaboration programme with artists around the world. From residencies to studio visits, special projects to education, we are committed to supporting you at all stages of your career. And in case you’re interested, the Indiana University murals are still in place and in excellent condition, in what’s now called the Wright Residence Hall.

Residency FAQs

Other artists have asked us...

  • The residency I am interested in is months away. What if I am selected, and circumstances change, preventing me from being able to participate in the residency?
    Unfortunately, if you are no longer able to fulfil the residency that you were selected for, you will forfeit the residency and a new artist will be selected from the short list.
  • Can I apply for the residency program if I previously applied during the Acrylic Gouache residency open call?
    Yes, you are welcome to apply again. Please note, your information was not stored from the previous open call, so you will have to fill out another application.
  • Can I apply for more than one residency opportunity?
    Of course! You are welcome to apply for one or all four residency opportunities, but each artist will only be eligible to be selected for one residency.
  • How can I find out if you have an open call for the Liquitex Residency Program?
    We occasionally hold an open call, so please sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social media. We will announce any open call opportunities there, and via our residency partners.
  • How can I apply to get a Liquitex residency?
    We are currently holding an open call for our Just Imagine: Acrylic Gouache residency. There will be additional open calls for residency opportunities throughout the year, so please sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social media. We will announce any open call opportunities there and via our residency partners.