INSPIRE Art Residency Program

Unlock Your Artistic Potential

The INSPIRE Art Residency Program offers a unique opportunity for artists to immerse themselves in a transformative creative journey.

This 3-month long program, is tailored to help you take your artistic career to new heights. Here's what you can expect: 

1. Portfolio Development and Digital Marketing 

Learn the art of building a powerful digital presence. Our expert mentors will guide you in crafting a compelling online portfolio that captivates your audience. Harness the power of digital media marketing to connect with a global audience and increase your reach. 

2. Website Creation and Monetization 

Enhance or establish your online footprint. Create a professional website that not only showcases your work but also explores monetization strategies. We'll show you how to turn your passion into profit.

3. Brand Growth and Merchandising

Develop your personal brand identity. Discover how to create and market merchandise that resonates with your audience. Cultivate a unique brand story that sets you apart in a crowded artistic landscape.

4. Event Management and Promotion 

Gain hands-on experience in event planning. Learn how to set up and promote your own art events, ensuring they're memorable and well-attended. Master the art of event marketing to engage your community. 

5. Video and Blog Content Creation

Dive into multimedia content creation. Craft compelling videos and blog posts that showcase your art and connect with your followers. Develop content that tells your story and engages your audience.

6. Studio Access and Support

Access our fully-equipped office and studio space. Our dedicated personnel will be on hand to assist with your art projects throughout your residency, providing guidance and support.

Benefits for You:

By participating in the INSPIRE Art Residency Program, you will:

    • Elevate your artistic skills and knowledge
    • Expand your online presence and audience reach
    • Monetize your creative work effectively
    • Master the art of brand development
    • Learn event management and promotion
    • Create engaging multimedia content
    • Enjoy studio access and dedicated support

INSPIRE Digital Media Internship

Unlock Your Digital Creativity

Our Digital Media Internship program is an exceptional opportunity for local talent looking to hone their digital media skills.

If you're a resident of Germanna, University of Mary Washington, FXBG, Stafford, or Spotsylvania, this is your chance to make your mark. Here's what we offer:

1. Paid Internship with Stipend

As an INSPIRE Digital Media Intern, you will receive a stipend for your valuable contributions. Your dedication and hard work will be rewarded.

2. Software Mastery

Learn the ins and outs of essential software tools, including Shopify, Wordpress, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Open Broadcast Studio (OBS), EOS Utility Pro, and livestreaming on YouTube, Twitch, Discord, and Instagram using a professional studio setup

3. AI Generative Art

Master the use of cutting-edge AI generative art tools like Midjourney and DALL-E. These skills will set you apart in the world of digital media.

4. Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

Enhance your skills with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite software, including Photoshop, Adobe Express, Lightroom, Premier, and InDesign. Acquire the skills to edit videos professionally using Final Cut Pro and PowerDirector Pro.

5. Photography and Videography

Develop your photography and videography skills to a professional level. Capture moments with precision and artistry.

Benefits for You

By participating in the INSPIRE Digital Media Internship, you will:

    • Gain valuable hands-on experience
    • Receive a stipend for your contributions
    • Master essential software tools
    • Explore AI generative art
    • Enhance your Adobe Creative Cloud skills
    • Develop professional photography and videography skills

INSPIRE Business Internship / Workshops

Elevate Your Business Acumen

Are you a creative artist or business owner seeking to take your brand and business to the next level?

Join our INSPIRE Business Internship and Workshops to unlock the secrets of success. Here's what we offer:

Available Workshops/Seminars

  • How to Build Your Own Website: Craft a compelling online presence that attracts your target audience. 


    • Marketing Funnels 101: Learn the art of creating effective marketing funnels to boost your sales. 

      • How to Make Money with Art: Unlock various monetization strategies for your creative work. 

        • Building and Developing Your Brand 101: Develop a unique brand identity that resonates with your audience. 


          Benefits for You

          By participating in the INSPIRE Business Internship and Workshops, you will:

            • Acquire practical business skills
            • Enhance your marketing strategies
            • Monetize your creative work effectively
            • Craft a unique brand identity


          To participate in our programs, you must meet the following requirements:

            • Hold a part-time or full-time job elsewhere during the residency 

            • Pass a criminal background check (No felons or individuals with a history of violent crimes/theft/sex crimes) 

            • Be 21+ years of age

          Art Residency Rent: $500/month (Includes access to office/studio space, internet, Wi-Fi, shower, bathroom, kitchen, free parking, convenient access to Downtown FXBG, and a safe place to sleep.) 


          To maintain a productive and respectful environment, please adhere to the following rules:

            • Provide your own groceries and funding for projects (we offer some assistance but expect you to invest in your creative development) 

            • No alcohol is permitted on the premises 

            • Pets are not allowed 

            • Occasional assistance with INSPIRE events and projects may be required

          HOW TO APPLY

          To apply, please follow these steps:

          1. Email your cover letter to Include details about yourself, your creative pursuits, and why you'd be a great fit for the program. 

          2. Provide a link to your creative portfolio or website. 

          3. We will respond within 7 business days to schedule an interview via video chat, phone, or in-person. 

          4. You will be required to submit a criminal background check through the Virginia State Police ( The cost is $30 and can be paid online at the provided link. 

          5. Include a copy of your creative resume and attach pictures or videos of your completed works that showcase your artistic medium, style, and skill level. 

          6. Include any relevant links to your social media, websites, SoundCloud, Spotify, blogs, or other platforms showcasing your work. 

          Join us at INSPIRE and take the next step in your creative journey. Unlock your full potential, expand your horizons, and create art that leaves a lasting impact!

          Apply now!