The Chinati Foundation’s Artist in Residence program was instituted in 1989 with the aim of supporting the development of artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and disciplines. To date, the Chinati Foundation has hosted over sixty artists from more than fifteen countries in its residency program. The Artist in Residence program provides an opportunity for artists from around the world to work in a stimulating, contemplative environment. Exhibitions are often held at the conclusion of the residency. These become an important part of the museum’s temporary exhibition program, and provide a vital counterpoint to the permanent collection.