The Dirt Palace is a feminist artist-run space project founded in 2000 in an abandoned library building in the commercial corridor of Olneyville in Providence, RI. The Dirt Palace has grown to include two facilities, and multiple residency and exhibition programs.
The Dirt Palace began as a self organized collective that supported feminists artists by providing affordable studio space, facilities, shared resources, opportunities, a culture of cooperation, and by maintaining visibility in the community through a committed public arts presence and long term relationships. Since 2000 the Dirt Palace has served as an incubator for hundreds of feminist artists, and has become an underground institution. The Dirt Palace is trans-inclusive, strives to be accountable, and works intersectionally.
In 2015 Dirt Palace Public Projects was founded as the not for profit umbrella for various DP programs and projects. Today the Dirt Palace supports five different types of residencies across our two locations.
In 2020 The Dirt Palace in Partnership with Providence College Galleries and the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation created The Interlace Grant Fund.
Information about our various residencies, exhibition programs, events and more can be found on the various pages of this website. However, like everything we do, it’s a work in progress! If there’s anything that you can’t find or have questions about feel free to get in touch. Contact info is on our “contact/subscribe” page under “Find us”