2023 Fall Multidisciplinary Residency

Ossining , NY, United States

Bethany Arts Community (BAC) offers residencies to emerging and established artists for the development of both new works and works-in-progress. BAC welcomes artists working across any discipline and medium, including visual artists, sculptors, writers, playwrights, choreographers, musicians, composers, performance artists, filmmakers, and more to our Fall Multidisciplinary ResidencyAny and all artistic mediums are encouraged to apply. Enjoy an environment where artists from different disciplines and walks of life can work in community and near each other, creating opportunities for generative collaboration and cross-pollination.  

Residents will be surrounded by uninhibited creativity during their time at BAC, in the form of other Multidisciplinary Residents, local studio artists, BAC staff and board members, those presenting programs on campus, and more! 

A unique component of residencies at BAC is Community Programming. As part of a residency, we ask each artist to develop and facilitate a Community Program related to their residency plan. This part of the residency is an opportunity for artists to engage with the local community in Ossining and Westchester County, and for the local community to engage with artists through their work.  


40 Somerstown Road
Ossining , NY 10562
United States

Year Founded
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Embedded in a non-profit inn and retreat center
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
15 days - 15 days
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Costume/Fashion Design
Digital Fabrication
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Glass Arts
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Literary Nonfiction
New Genres
Performance Art
Digital Media
Electronic Arts
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Urban Planning/Design
Art Conservation
Art Education
Art History
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Teach in studio
Lead workshop for the public
Lead workshop for fellow residents
Lead a skill share
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Unstructured time
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Inspiration from natural environment
Inspiration from cultural context
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities for work with the local community
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Additional Eligibility Information

The Fall Multidisciplinary Residency runs for two sessions, September 25 to October 9 and October 2 to October 16, each with its own cohort. Artists are provided room & board, a private studio conducive to artists’ medium and/or project, 3 basic meals a day, and a $225 stipend per week upon completion of the residency. Artist is responsible for transportation to and from BAC. 

Artist team applications will only be considered for groups up to 3 members. 

Applications Open: March 8, 2023  

Application Deadline: April 26, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST 

Notifications: June 21, 2023 

To check out our grounds, other residency programs, and more visit our website at www.bethanyarts.org

If you have concerns about accommodations for your artistic practice, please email: submit@bethanyarts.org 

If you have issues using the submission form, please contact Submittable. 

Bethany Arts Community residency programs are made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, Westchester County Board of Legislators, and ArtsWestchester. 

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Full description of accessibility on campus
Accessible seating
Staff/volunteer reading information aloud
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
ADA Compliant
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Alexa Rudley
Accessibility Contact Email
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

A residency at Bethany Arts Community is unstructured and we welcome artists to create their own residency plan and schedule, dependent on their needs, their abilities, and their process.  

Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Accessible Housing
ADA Compliant
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
ADA Compliant
Common/Communal Spaces Information

Cafeteria, kitchen, and common spaces are all ADA compliant and fully accessible. For specific questions about our common spaces, please email us at submit@bethanyarts.org

Additional Housing Information
WIFI available in housing
Meals Provided
All meals
Additional Meals Information
Vegan meal options can be requested
Vegetarian meal options can be requested
Gluten-free meal options can be requested
Kosher and halal options can be requested
Food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated
Snack and beverage provided
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
Computer and internet connection provided in studio area (private)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

Every resident will be assigned a private, dedicated studio space relevant to their artistic medium and facility needs. Special equipment may be available but must be requested and communicated beforehand. Email submit@bethanyarts.org with questions about studios/facilities and equipment available. 

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Exhibition / Installation Space
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Dance Studio With Sprung Floor
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Large Sinks
Woodworking Tools
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Studio Support/Tech
Studio support provided by staff
Studios/facilities Details