Call Detail
Entry Deadline: 12/1/22
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 10
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: Local
State: District of Columbia


The Harlee H. Little Jr. Residency honors the life of an artist and community builder. Harlee provided dedicated lifelong service to education, training, networking and support to the art careers and endeavors of countless people over the years The building that is now STABLE, at 336 Randolph Place, NE in Washington, DC was run as an independent artist studio, classroom, and photography facility by Harlee H. Little Jr and Juliette Madison. The residency program at STABLE will continue Harlee’s impact on the site begun decades ago wherein he created mechanisms for peer-to-peer engagement, developing rich collaborations and personal ties. 

The ideal candidate sought for the residency will be technically sound, exhibiting not only excellent artistic skill but also ingenuity in employing materials in creative ways. Sponsors of the residency are looking for artist candidates that have something important to say and are skilled in communicating their thoughts. In addition, ideal candidates should demonstrate community connectivity and a record of giving back to their community.

Through the initiation of this residency, it is our hope to continue the legacy of Harlee H. Little Jr. at STABLE by providing a stipend and free studio space to a deserving artist to facilitate advancing their career.


 BADC is a 501©(3), nonprofit organization that has been in operation since 1999. It was organized to validate, document and promote the culture of artistic expressions and aspirations emanating from past and present artists of Black-African ancestry in the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan area and throughout the diaspora. BADC accomplishes this purpose by organizing and functioning to:

Produce, exhibit, document, research, validate, critique review, educate, continue and conservethe artistic legacy of African American artists and the African diaspora;

  • Foster inspiration through historical legacy;
  • Cultivate an academic and social environment that advances the knowledge of traditional contemporary and future practices for the development of professional artists;
  • Provide a cooperative intergenerational training ground for artists; and
  • Influence the arts industry to become more inclusive of artworks and artists of Black-African ancestry through education, documentation, exhibitions and mentoring.


 STABLE’s mission is strengthening Washington, DC’s contemporary visual arts community by providing affordable and sustainable studio space, and collaborating with local, national, and international partners to provide programming and exhibition opportunities, fostering an engaged, diverse community in Washington, DC. STABLE opened its doors in 2019.

Application Requirements

  • The selected participant must sign a residency agreement and agree to adhere to the community agreements of STABLE.
  • The selected participant must be available to use the studio a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • In addition, the selected participant must provide her/his own supplies, materials, equipment and studio furnishings.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Must be at least 25 years of age.
  • Must be a resident of the greater Washington DMV Area of Washington, Maryland and Virginia.
  • Artists working in all arts media, appropriate to the studio space may apply.
  • Photographers and artists working in photographic related media are especially encouraged to apply.