ACTivate Residency Artist Open Call

Associated Residency Program

Boston Center for the Arts’ ACTivate Residency will award seven-day residencies to individuals and small groups of artists to create site-responsive work in the historic Cyclorama. The work can be performative and/or visual in nature and is meant to activate artists and our spaces. Although residents can focus on the presentation of a completed piece, the intention of the ACTivate Residency is to open up space for deep exploration of an idea or concept over the course of the residency. ACTivate is open to all Boston-based visual, performing, and interdisciplinary artists with priority given to BIPOC, Immigrant, and New American artists, and their collaborators.

Applications will be evaluated by guest panelists.

Residency Length
7 days - 7 days
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Interdisciplinary Arts
Visual Arts
Installation Arts
New Genres
Performance Art
Multimedia Arts
Companions
N/A
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Give artist talk or presentation
Accessible Housing
N/A
Meals Provided
N/A
Studios/Special Equipment
Exhibition / Installation Space
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Printers + Scanner
Other
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Type of Housing
N/A
Additional Eligibility Information
  • ACTivate is open to all Boston-based visual, performing, and interdisciplinary artists with priority given to BIPOC, Immigrant, New American, and historically underrepresented artists and their collaborators.
  • The collective or lead artist(s) must live or work within the City of Boston, with preference given to artists who live in Allston-Brighton, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale, and Roxbury.
  • Collective or lead artist(s) must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion.
Artist Stipend
4000
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
30
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application