Summer Arts BIPOC Residency | Alfred University


Artists who identify as Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color. We encourage artists who are practicing non-conventional, interdisciplinary art genres at the intersection of arts and racial/social justice. Artists will stay in the residency at least 4 days of a given week during the residency program.


May 16-June 11 or July 18-August 13, 2022. Each residency lasts a minimum of 2 weeks and up to 4 weeks.


Up to $2,000 to cover travel, meals. or supplies. Housing: complimentary.


Fully furnished 1 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment at the Cohen Center for the Arts on Main Street in Alfred, NY. Full kitchen, linens and laundry on site. Spouses, partners, collaborators are welcomed (guests need to be 18 years of age or older).


3300sq ft (2nd floor) or 2900sq ft (1st floor) studio space at the Cohen Center for the Arts on Main Street, or performing arts spaces at the Miller Performing Arts Center (including dance studio, practice rooms, costume shop, and theatre spaces) as appropriate to the applicants’ practice. Access to other studios on the Alfred University campus will be determined on a case by case basis.


An opportunity to exhibit or present in one of the galleries or performance spaces at Alfred University following residency.


CV (up to 3 pages), portfolio of 10 images, project proposal during the residency program (400 words), and personal/artist statement (400 words).



All residents must be, or will be at the time of the residency program, fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as having received their final dose of the vaccine two weeks prior to the event date. Representatives must show proof of vaccination in order to enter any building on campus. All guests must follow the university’s safety protocols.

Selected artists may be required to take headshots for a temporary University ID card.


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