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Open Call for Applications: 2023 BCA Studio Residency

About the Residency

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

Since available studio space is limited, we will create a Waiting List of artists based on our jury’s recommendations.  Studio space that becomes available following the late Summer/Fall period will be offered to artists on the Waiting List.

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 artist 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.


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