SHIFT Residency was launched in August 2010 to provide an unprecedented opportunity: peer support and studio space for artists who work in arts organizations. For these individuals, their livelihood isn’t just a day job, but a passion and responsibility, demanding high amounts of creativity, stamina, and sacrifice. SHIFT Residency honors these artists’ commitment to the art community with a unique environment to revitalize their studio practices. Each year, residents are selected through a competitive nomination process. Since its launch, SHIFT has accommodated over forty artists working in a growing range of media, from sound and installation to painting, performance, and social practice.