The Bascom is Accepting Applications for the Following Residency Terms. Click on the .pdf Documents to Learn About the Unique Responsibilities of Each Position.


Ceramics Residency 2020 -21 Ceramics Residency 2020 -21 (452 KB)No media download found.

2020-21 Ceramics Residency
2020 Ceramic Studio Assistant 2020 Ceramic Studio Assistant (199 KB)No media download found.

2020 Ceramics Studio Assistant
WRAP Calling 2020 WRAP Calling 2020 (348 KB)No media download found.

2020 Winter Resident Artist Program (Closed)
 2020 Education Fellowship Calling 2020 Education Fellowship Calling (402 KB)No media download found.   2020 Education Fellowship (closed)
2021 Photography Residency Calling 2021 Photography Residency Calling (769 KB)No media download found.
  2021 Photography Residency (Closed)

* Dates Negotiable.

Artist Residencies, Fellowships, and Internships

The Bascom offers opportunities whereby disciplined artists and educators take on significant responsibilities that further our organization and further themselves as art professionals. Residencies and fellowships include housing, 24-hour studio access, teaching opportunities, art sales, documentation, and potential for exhibition

Ceramics: Ceramics residents and interns support the critical aspects of educational programming through demonstrations, talks, workshop assistance, studio practice, teaching, and studio maintenance.

Education Fellowship:  The Education Fellow is the lead instructor for The Bascom After-School Outreach Partner Programs in Highlands. Education Fellows play a key role in providing a supplemental art component to these important programs that seek to promote literacy, personal growth, critical thinking, community awareness, and more.

Photography: Photography residents manage the Digital Media Lab, teach digital photo fundamentals, document receptions, support community service initiatives, and develop their personal studio practice. 

Winter Artist Residency for Students: Artists enrolled in graduate or undergraduate degree programs, or faculty may apply to the Winter Residency. The residency fits into students and faculty winter breaks and includes an exhibition.

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.

"You were an invaluable resource for me and I really appreciate all the time you took to talk me through my ideas and processes and you really did help me to feel more confident in what I was doing and the decisions I was making. I also appreciate your knowledge of art and how the work I was doing was relative in certain aspects to current and past works. I just wanted to tell you again, thank you. I really appreciate all the time you took to help me through this process. It was a great experience."
- Teisha Holloway, 2016-2017 Winter Resident Artist

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