About the Residency

The ART14 Residency was founded in 2023 in order to give artists a place to concentrate on projects in a comfortable, collaborative, and creative space. The ART14 Residency exists in conjunction with the L.a. Studio community’s art outreach and programming.

During their stay, artists’ objectives are self-prescribed. We welcome all types of artists, writers, musicians, etc. of all skill levels, welcome creators to explore new media and techniques, and encourage collaboration but do not require it. We also encourage residents to explore and engage with the local community. As many of our artists' stays are exploratory, we do not require artists to produce deliverables or final products as part of the residency, though many opt to participate in a small presentation to the L.a. Studio team, their fellow artists, and members of the local community at the end of their stay.

Application Deadline

Call for Applications is open on a rolling basis, year-round, for residencies of a minimum stay of 2 weeks.


The Borough of Patton, Pennsylvania, USA is an old clayworks and timbering town located in the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by hiking and biking trails and a 10-minute drive from Prince Gallitzin State Park. The town has several bars, small restaurants, and grocery stores within walking distance of the residency building. The building also includes laundry facilities and a fully equipped gym in the basement.


By car

The Residency is located two hours from Pittsburgh, three hours from Philadelphia, and five hours from New York City by car. Free parking is available to all residents during their stay.

By Train

Amtrak from New York City (Moynihan Train Hall) to Altoona, Pennsylvania. Approximately 6 hour ride. 

Amtrak from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Altoona, Pennsylvania. Approximately 2.5 hour ride. 

Pickup from train station available upon request.

By Bus

Greyhound available from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Altoona, Pennsylvania. Approximately 3.5 hours.

By Plane

Flights to New York City, then rent a car, or take bus or train mentioned above.

Flights to Pittsburgh, then rent a car, or take bus or train mentioned above.


Residency Fee

See 'Facilities' page for layouts. Minimum of 2 weeks. Fees cover $350/week for studio space and operational costs, and the remainder reflects lodging accommodations. Travel, materials, food, and per diem are not included. Need-based discounted rates and artist scholarships available, please see FAQ.



Selection Process

Residency and scholarship applications are reviewed systematically by our selection committee and artists are notified within 14 days. If you have not heard from us, please feel free to reach out. Our goal is to accommodate as many artists as possible as will contribute to and benefit from the creative and community-oriented spirit of our program.

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

L.a. Studio & the ART14 Residency not only are committed to the fair and equitable treatment of ALL members of our community but denounce racism, queerphobia, and all other forms of bias. We are proud of, value, and actively seek out broad diversity in our artists, and hope our local community will also benefit in learning from our artists' perspectives. At the same time, we acknowledge we are not impervious to our own biases but strive to learn and address these in our efforts to advance equity in our work and beyond. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can be better!


For responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and more information, please click here. If you cannot find the information you are looking for there, please also feel free to contact us with any specific questions.