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 supports mid-career performing artists with funding, space, networking 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. One YoungArts Artist Fellowship per year is allocated to a New York-based award winner, with support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.


Recent Fellows include Molly Joyce (2010 Classical Music) and Roderick George (2003 Dance & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts). The 2022-23 YoungArts Artist Fellows are Nia Akilah Robinson (2014 Theater) and Noah Putterman (2005 Theater & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts).

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. 

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 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. Recent residents include Molly Horan (2008 Writing) and Christopher Castellani (1990, 1992 Writing).

The Fountainhead Residency

YoungArts and The Fountainhead partner to offer month-long residencies to one Visual Arts award winner at The Fountainhead, a residency program representing multiple mediums and a global artistic community, located in the heart of Miami’s cultural community. Recent residents include Priscilla Aleman (2009 Visual Arts & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), Gabrielle Vitollo (2008 Visual Arts) and Malaika Temba (2014 Visual Arts).

The Watermill Center Residency

YoungArts and The Watermill Center partner to offer one residency annually 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. Recent residents include Eli Berman (2016, 2017 Classical Music), Yusha-Marie Sorzano (2000 Dance) and Paige Mazurek (2007 Photography).

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)