ACTivate Residency Filmmaker Open Call

Associated Residency Program

Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is looking for filmmakers to collaborate with resident artists throughout their ACTivate Residencies on the filming and production of a 3-5 minute documentary to document the work and highlight the impact of the ACTivate Residency. 

In 2024 BCA will select two ACTivate Residents — individuals or small collectives of artists for a seven-day residency to create site-responsive work in the historic BCA Cyclorama and will also invite two Filmmakers to collaborate with each of the lead artists of the selected groups on the documentation of the work created and story behind the work.

Through documentation we hope to illustrate that: 

• The creative process varies from artist to artist 

• The creative process can be unexpected 

• The act of creating new work happens both inside and outside of the studio 

• An artist’s practice is always evolving 

• Boston artists are here at the BCA Cyclorama making current, risky, engaging work Films may be used at discretion of Boston Center for the Arts and the artist(s) and may be shared during an event in the BCA Cyclorama.

Residency Length
7 days - 7 days
Languages
English
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Discipline
Film
Companions
N/A
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
N/A
Accessible Housing
N/A
Meals Provided
N/A
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Type of Housing
N/A
Additional Eligibility Information
  • ACTivate Artists and Filmmakers will be selected through an open call process by guest panelists composed of Boston-area artists and/or arts professionals. Applicants are evaluated on their ability to demonstrate meeting the criteria in line with the Artistic Ethos of BCA.
Artist Stipend
2000
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
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