Mishkenot Sha'ananim's residency programs bring together local artists and prominent cultural figures from around the world and offer ideal conditions for fruitful writing and stimulating dialogue as well as workshops and events that are open to the public. It is the only framework of its kind in Israel that implements the concept of "residency" in all sense of the word and offers a guest house, spaces that support the creative process, a conference and event center, and an inspiring location in the heart of Jerusalem. Several regular programs are held annually, and new residency programs are added every year.