At BCA, our goal is to gather a diverse and inclusive community of artists for the purpose of supporting innovative work across disciplines, connecting artists with peers and resources, and providing a vibrant platform for new art in Boston.

To that end, program applications will be evaluated based on an artist’s demonstration of:


Does the artist’s practice display innovation, openness to new ideas, perspectives and techniques?


Is the artist’s work relevant, topical, in dialogue with issues of contemporary interest?


Does the artist think holistically about the relationships between art and life?

Community engagement.

Does the artist demonstrate a willingness and aptitude for significant give and take exchange among colleagues and audiences? 

Potential impact.

How does the artist articulate the impact of access to studio space on their practice?

All Residencies