Installation at CA+MP (feat. Simon Thomas-Train & Emma Wiseman)

Installation at CA+MP (feat. Simon Thomas-Train & Emma Wiseman)

Performance at CA+MP (feat. Emma Hoette)

Performance at CA+MP (feat. Emma Hoette)

Artist Process at CA+MP (feat. Lea Fulton)

Artist Process at CA+MP (feat. Lea Fulton)

Music at CA+MP (feat. John Mosloskie / Gutter Sparrow)

Music at CA+MP (feat. John Mosloskie / Gutter Sparrow)

Installation & Performance at CA+MP (fear. Sophie Maguire & Hanna Satterlee)

Installation & Performance at CA+MP (fear. Sophie Maguire & Hanna Satterlee)

CA+MP Residency Program

Upper Jay, NY, United States

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
United States

Year Founded
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Embedded in historic site
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
1 week - 4 weeks
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Costume/Fashion Design
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Literary Nonfiction
New Genres
Performance Art
Digital Media
Electronic Arts
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Graphic Design
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Art Education
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Children allowed for full stay
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
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
Opportunity to travel
Immersion in new culture and/context
Unstructured time
Restricted funding
Access to studio space to create new work
Inspiration from natural environment
Inspiration from cultural context
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Additional Eligibility Information

We encourage you to peruse our website before applying: Questions? Contact us at

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


Thank you for doing the radical work of expressing yourself and making art in this world, and we look forward to reviewing your application! 

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
US Dollar (USD)
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
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Additional Accessibility Information

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!

Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Caitlin Scholl
Accessibility Contact Email
Other Services/Aids Offered in Residency + Other Programming

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. 

How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

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. 

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

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.

Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Shared bedroom
Accessible Housing
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
Common/Communal Spaces Information

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.

Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry in housing
WIFI available in housing
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to shared kitchen
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
Computer/Internet Access
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
No computer access available
Studios/Facilities Details

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

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Exhibition / Installation Space
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Dance Studio Without Sprung Floor
Printers + Scanner
Music/Media Studio Non-recording
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Textiles Workspace
Fiber Arts Workspace
Washer And Dryer
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
Studio support provided by staff
Tech hours