Artist in Residence Program

Broome County Arts Council’s Artist Residency program transforms the landscape of possibilities for emerging artists by providing funding, space, tools, and time to create. During a residency, artists have 24/7 access to their own private studio at BCAC, full use of the Digital Art Lab, and will receive a $250 stipend to use for supplies and materials, to offset the cost of childcare, or to use however the artist would find most beneficial during their residency month. Each artist will have their own First Friday exhibition in their studio and enjoy the opportunity to sell and show their work through Artisan Gallery.

Meet the 2023/2024 Resident Artists


How to Apply

The resident artists for the 2023/2024 cycle have been selected. Applications for the 2025 cycle will open in Fall 2024. Independent visual artists who work in the following mediums are encouraged to apply: painting, drawing, sculpture, printing, digital photography (there is no dark room available at this time), film, fiber arts, and mixed media. In addition to the studio space, resident artists will also receive a $250 stipend, and have access to the Digital Art Lab, outfitted with the Adobe Creative Suite, and a collection of photography and film equipment.

In addition to their First Friday show, Resident Artists are encouraged to host an Open Studio Saturday–one Saturday out of the 4-5 week stay where the artist opens the doors to their studio and encourages the public to come, watch the artist at work, and ask questions. Each residency begins on the first of the selected month and extends till First Friday of the next month, culminating in an exhibition on that First Friday. Resident artists are selected by an outside advisory committee of artists and arts professionals. BCAC supports a diverse array of artists across socio-economic backgrounds, culture, age, education, and geography.



266 sq. ft


  • H frame easels 
  • Slop sink & cabinet storage
  • Justrite oily waste can
  • Jamco 44 gallon fireproof cabinet
  • Locally made canvas storage unit
  • 8ft x 2 ½ ft table
  • Desk chair

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 21 years old at the time of applying.
  • Reside in Broome, Chenango, or Tioga counties.

All applications must be accompanied by an application fee of $35 paid through ShopArt. Broome County Arts Council’s Artist Residency program does not include housing at this time.

Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) offers a limited number of need-based scholarships for Artist in Residence applications. A granted application fee waiver does not guarantee that the applicant will be awarded an artist residency, but instead guarantees that the applicant will be considered. Scholarships are limited and BCAC cannot offer refunds for registration fees that have already been paid. Request a scholarship here.

All questions concerning BCAC’s Artist in Residence program may be directed to