Artist Residencies at The Bascom

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Natural Inspiration

Since moving to our campus in 2009, artists from around the world have discovered that The Bascom grounds are a ceaselessly inspiring environment for studio and instructional practice. Artists have access to 6-acres of stone amphitheaters, a creekside pavilion, the Winkler Sculpture and Nature Trail system, a corncrib, multiple exhibition spaces, and studios with a rustic barnwood aesthetic.

A Different Type of Residency

The Bascom’s Resident Artists are critical members of our team. We entrust them with real responsibilities that uphold the mission of our organization. Residents must be disciplined, hard workers who are able to tackle a broad range of projects that will prepare them for a career in the arts.

Well-Rounded Work Experience

Curriculum Design
Instruction for All Ages
Studio Management
Equipment Training
Public Presentations
Community Service
Pop-Up Exhibition Installation
Artist Statement and Portfolio Development
Professional Development


Department heads regularly meet with Resident Artists to evaluate the residents’ performance, provide feedback, set project goals, find local and regional opportunities for the residents' benefit, and give positive reinforcement.


In return for their contributions to the Bascom team, residents are given complimentary housing, paid instructional opportunities (which vary per department), and 60 percent of artwork sales.

To Learn About the Unique Responsibilities of Each Position, Download the Below .pdf Documents.

Artist Fellowship: Sculpture Artist Fellowship: Sculpture (256 KB)
Artist Residency: Ceramics Artist Residency: Ceramics (235 KB)
Artist Residency: Community Artist Residency: Community (364 KB)
Artist Residency: Photography Artist Residency: Photography (362 KB)

Artist Residency: Video Artist Residency: Video (361 KB)

2016-2017 Residents and Fellows

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Galleries – Mon, Fri, Sat, 10–5,
Sun: 12–5
Offices – Mon-Fri, 9-5
Free and Open Year Round 

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