Artist in Residence

The Arts Center of Yates County residency program is open to visual artists, mixed media artists, literary artists, and performance artists who can demonstrate professional standing in their field. It offers a 10-day use of the Sunny Point facility located on Keuka Lake in western New York’s Finger Lakes region. This lakeside residence with separate studio space is available at no cost. Travel and meals are not included.

This opportunity includes the expectation that the participating artist will ‘give back’ to the Arts Center in some way – teach a class, do a demonstration, provide a piece of art work associated with their stay at Sunny Point or some other ‘in kind’ donation.

2024 Artist Residency Dates

June 29 – July 7 -or- Aug. 31 – Sept. 8, 2024
(Application Deadline: May 1, 2024)

Please note: in this age of uncertainty, the Arts Center takes the health of our artists and our community seriously. A residency may be cancelled or postponed if there is a question about the health of the resident artist or concerns about the spread of disease within our community at the time of the residency.

Application Information

Required Material

Please complete this application, then send any additional attached documents and images by email to artscenter@ycac.org or by snail mail to:

Arts Center of Yates County
127 Main Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527

DEADLINE: All materials must be received by the deadline stated above. Applications received after this date will be considered only if space is available. You will be notified by email and a letter no later than two weeks after the submission deadline. Your acceptance to the Artist in Residence program includes a membership for one year to the Arts Center of Yates County.