BCA & ASB Studio Resident Artists | Photo by Leika Akiyama

2022 BCA Studio Residency: Call for Applications

Inaugurated in Summer 2021, BCA’s cross- and multidisciplinary studio residency program is designed to foster and support access, equity and experimentation in the arts and in new art being created in Boston.

Watch a recorded virtual info session with Director of Visual Arts Randi Hopkins about this residency program.

About the Residency

The program provides selected artists with work-only studio space and access to a roster of programs and professional support geared towards nurturing a vibrant and diverse community of artists in Boston.

BCA Studio Residency welcomes applicants working in all media, including artists with community-based public art practices, artists interested in further developing curatorial skills and projects, and artists with movement- or performance-based practices.

Each artist who is selected for the program will be provided with 24/7 access to an individual, work-only studio space in BCA’s Artist Studios Building at 551 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End for a maximum term of three years. Studios range from 110-540 square feet, and include free Wi-Fi and heat, and reduced rate access to available rehearsal space at BCA, as well as access to a vibrant professional community, opportunities for public visibility for their work, and support for artistic development through participation in a range of programmatic events and activities.

BCA Studio Residency includes a studio fee that ranges in price based on studio size. Studio fees are calculated at a rate of $20 sq ft/year, or 60% off market rate. We are working to be able to offer opportunities for need-based and merit-based financial aid as the program grows.



We do not accept students currently enrolled in school, however a BA, MA, BFA or MFA is not required.

We do accept collectives, however we ask that you apply by way of a single application.

BCA Studio Residency alumni must wait one year to reapply following their last residency.