Lector Writer's &

Performance Art Residency


Live, Visit, Write, Read, be Heard...

Lector offers temporary lodging located a walkable half mile from our stage to all visiting performers.   

In addition to this, we provide local and non-local artists a modest residency space to live and create in a two bedroom apartment for up to one month.  Selected artists are given the option, and are encouraged, to perform at least once at Lector during their stay.

    We welcome artists from across the country and abroad who are otherwise underrepresented, particularly creators within the queer community, women + femme, people of color, GSM, and/or disabled persons with emerging or established careers and a record of creating original work.  Due to Tampa's long history as a point of artistic exchange between NYC/Brooklyn and Cuba we are also excited to see such applicants who hail from these regions.

 Rolling admissions enable us to accommodate artists at intermittent times throughout the year.  Proposals are reviewed periodically and response time is one month.

Interested applicants send proposal and CV to info@lectorwinebar.com

Visiting Artist February

We are excited to host Laura Eliason at Lector's Residency Space in Mid-February 2018! 


Laura Eliason is a Brooklyn-based illustrator and maker whose work is commissioned throughout the USA, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Canada, and Brazil.  Her recent projects have been shown in a number of solo and group exhibits hosted by the Workshop Gallery Artist's Foundation, and Chashama and Rekover Projects in New York.   Elaison is the recipient of the Dolores Quinn award from Drexel University, a finalist in Irish Fashion Innovation Awards, and was chosen for a special exhibition at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. 

Eliason will be spending part of her time in Tampa working on a forth coming illustrated book with Oxford University Press. More information about Laura Eliason can be found at lauraeliason.com.

Visiting Artist January

We are proud to announce that before heading to the Key West Literary Seminar, JD Scott, will christen the Lector Residency mid-Jan 2018!  


JD Scott is a writer, editor, and educator.  Recent and forthcoming publications include Best American Experimental Writing, Best New Poets, Denver Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Salt Hill, Sonora Review, The Pinch, Ninth Letter, Tampa Review, The Atlas Review, Apogee, Winter Tangerine, and elsewhere.

Recent accolades include attending the Poetry Foundation's inaugural Poetry Incubator and being awarded residencies at both the Millay Colony and Writers at the Eyrie. 

We are honoured to play host to the delightfully twisted words and ideations of this incredible artist. 

More of JD can be found at jdscott.com