CA+MP Residency Program
CA+MP – creative arts + multidisciplinary performance – is the emergent artist-in-residence program at the Upper Jay Art Center. We host artists in all disciplines for periods of 1-4 weeks, offering time and creative freedom within our unique and historic space to create, dream, perform, and explore.
Unlike many residency programs, our building operates like a living museum – likened to a Joseph Cornell box – and presents a plethora of objects, furniture, nooks and crannies for residents to explore and re-make anew, as well as a full live production suite (light and sound) and the sometimes raging waters of the Ausable River right outside the door. Residents can expect a loose, permissive vibe, as well as a curious and engaged local community with which to share their work.
Our goal is for these residencies to provide support to artists in any stage of their creative process, as well as opportunities to engage in cultural and cross-cultural conversations with local audiences, further challenging and growing our collective understanding of what connects (and divides) us, and ultimately, what it is to be in community with each other.
We accommodate both emerging and established artists working in visual disciplines (2D, 3D, mixed & digital media), film, music (performance, songwriting, recording), writing (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, hybrid genres), movement and dance, theater, performance art, as well as multidisciplinary artists of all stripes.
Upper Jay Art Center
12198 Old Rte 9N
Upper Jay, NY 12987
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
We encourage you to peruse our website before applying: https://www.upperjayartcenter.org/residency-program. Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
Things to note before applying:
+ All residencies awarded through this application will happen in the 2022 calendar year, at the Upper Jay Art Center in Upper Jay, NY.
+ Residencies are 1-2 weeks in length, and include on-site living accommodations in an apartment shared with other residents. Most residents will be offered their own bedroom; artists who apply as a couple will be asked to share a bedroom; in rare instances, due to space and applicant acceptance #s, artists will be offered a shared bedroom. There is space in the application below to allow for preferences, re: rooming arrangements.
+ Each artist who attends the residency will be awarded a $250 stipend to offset expenses.
+ Travel and food are not provided. The Upper Jay Art Center is accessible by car, as well as bus and train to nearby towns (in which case a residency coordinator will pick you up, however we do not provide vehicles for resident use, so you would have to arrange other ways to get around, get groceries, etc). A welcome dinner is provided by the residency coordinators, but beyond that artists are responsible for their own food, drink, and other needs. Basic toiletries and household items will be provided in the apartment.
+ Artists will be sharing creative space! In many instances, artists will carve out their own private "spots" within the building to build or present their work, however sometimes spaces and resources are shared. We encourage collaborative inhabiting of the building and will work with residents to create schedules or other arrangements needed to cooperatively share certain spaces, stages, or equipment so that everyone gets what they need.
+ All CA+MP residencies involve 1-2 community events where artists share their work and process with the local community. These events are tailored to the artists present at each residency, as well as their work and interests.
+ "The Building" that houses our art center and residency program, also known as the Recovery Lounge or "The Lounge," is an old, funky space, filled with curiosities left over from times passed. Though cleaned regularly, it is inherently dusty and intentionally not pristine. The plumbing is old and sensitive. In the winter, it's chilly and sweaters are recommended. That said, the treasure trove you will discover, and the creative possibilities therein, are manifold. This residency is not for everyone, and we want to be upfront about its particulars so people know what they're getting into! At this time this residency is not wheelchair accessible, and if you have other accessibility requirements or concerns, we encourage you to get in touch with us. We are able to offer (limited) help completing or formatting this application for artists with accessibility needs that affect their ability to do so. Lastly, due to the ongoing pandemic, our policy as of now is to require all CA+MP residents to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. For more information about accessibility or any other questions or concerns, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for doing the radical work of expressing yourself and making art in this world, and we look forward to reviewing your application!
The CA+MP Residency Program is housed in an older, 3-story former factory building. The residency is not wheelchair accessible at this time, however many residency-related events that occur in our main space can accommodate audience members with wheelchairs and/or limited mobility.
Our program is suitable for artists who are able to walk up and down at least one flight of stairs, as the apartment is on the 2nd floor. We do not offer American Sign Language interpreters, nor aids for other hearing or visual disabilities. We try to accommodate as many qualified artists as possible in our program, however, and are happy to work with accepted artists with accessibility needs or concerns to accommodate them during their stay. If you have questions about accessibility at CA+MP, please reach out!
During our Parent Residencies, we allow accepted artists to bring their dependents with them, as well as childcare providers. All parties are housed at the residency.
On a case-by-case basis, we will consider housing for accepted artists' caregivers/aides/PCAs. Please reach out with any questions.
This residency is suitable for artists who can comfortably walk up and down a flight of stairs to the living accommodations, which are on the 2nd floor.
The only space that is accessible for those with limited physical mobility is the 1st Floor Main Space, generally used for rehearsal space and performance events.
Other spaces in the facility that are not accessible to those with limited mobility are: the Lower Lounge, 2nd floor apartment and hallway gallery, and third floor main space and gallery, the outside decks, and the embankment down to the river.
Housing & Accomodation
Residents share an apartment within "the Building." Common spaces such as living room, dining room, bathroom & laundry, deck, and full-sized kitchen are shared. Bedrooms are both private and shared. The apartment is located on the 2nd floor, and residents must be able to walk up and down one flight of stairs in order to stay there.
Studio & Facilities
The building that CA+MP is housed in is a former Model-T Ford assembly factory. The spaces are multi-use. We permit many kinds of art and performance making in almost all of our spaces, however artists must bring their own materials and tools. If you have questions about our facilities and other amenities we have for residents to use, please email us at email@example.com.