Montana Artists Refuge
financial aid

The Refuge provides some fully funded residencies each year. Artists are responsible for their own personal living expenses, supplies, long distance phone charges, and any other expenses relating to the cost of producing work while in residence. Transportation to and from the program and any shipping expenses are the responsibility of the artist.


The Winter at the Refuge Scholarship is offered each year. This scholarship provides living and studio space for one artist for January, February, and March. The Residency Committee determines the space provided based on the individual artist's needs. The application deadline is August 15.

The Carol Davis Scholarship is granted once yearly and provides one month of residency at any time throughout the year. It may be used for a single month's stay or cover one month of an extended residency. See Residency Program for application deadlines.

The American Indian Scholarship is offered to American Indian artists. It provides for up to four two-month residencies at one time. The Refuge is proud to have Jaune Quick-to-See Smith as our advisor for this scholarship. See Residency Program for application deadlines.

The Refuge, from time to time, has financial aid to support artists with exceptional talent or promise and financial need. The residency application allows you to explain your need and qualifications to receive aid.

The Montana Artists Refuge is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

The Montana Artists Refuge does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, national origin, religion, age, or sexual orientation.

Montana Artists Refuge
P.O. Box 8
Basin, Montana 59631
(406) 225-3500