YoungArts Residency programs foster creative growth for projects in early stage development by providing artists with financial support or dedicated time and space, either on the YoungArts campus or in their home cities through strategic partnerships. 

YoungArts Artist Fellowship

The YoungArts Artist Fellowship deepens and expands previous on-campus residency support for mid-career artists to now include funding, space, networking support and project consultation for the development of new work. Encouraging experimentation with new ideas and excellence through rigorous artistic practice, the fellowship is awarded annually to two artists selected by a panel of artists and staff. 

YoungArts at Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York

Every year YoungArts partners with 7G Foundation and Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York for a residency and exhibition featuring a New York City-based YoungArts award winner working in the mediums of photography and video. The opportunity includes a financial subsidy to create a body of work and produce a solo show in the Baxter St gallery as well as access to the Baxter St at the Camera Club dark room, studio resources, and their Art Advisory Committee.

Jacob's Pillow

YoungArts and Jacob’s Pillow have collaborated together for more than two decades. In 2019, the partnership expanded to offer two YoungArts award winners scholarships for summer dance courses at Jacob’s Pillow. 

LMCC’s Arts Center Residency

YoungArts and The Arts Center at Governors Island have partnered to offer a three-month-long residency to a YoungArts award winner at their newly renovated multi-use arts space in New York.

The Betsy Hotel

The Betsy Writers Room at The Betsy-South Beach

YoungArts at The Betsy Writers Room at The Betsy-South Beach provides one YoungArts award winner in Writing with a weeklong residency at The Betsy Writer’s Room—a working studio space for visiting writers and artists to create, develop their craft and share their work through community programs.

The Fountainhead Residency

The Fountainhead is a residency program for up to three artists at a time who collectively represent multiple mediums and a global artistic community. Located in the heart of Miami’s cultural community, a month-long residency that includes space to work and live is offered to one YoungArts award winner in Visual Arts.

The Watermill Center Residency

YoungArts and The Watermill Center have partnered to offer a month-long residency at the center’s campus in Long Island, New York. A YoungArts award winner is provided space to develop new, original work alongside other Watermill artists-in-residence at this renowned laboratory for the arts and humanities.

This (residency at Watermill) is such an incredible experience…. I’m really excited about what I’m developing here—it’s definitely something I would not have been able to do outside of this place.”

— Paige Mazurek (2007 Photography)