Artist Residency Program

CEPA’s artist residency program offers artists from around the globe a chance to apply for a number of 6-week work-based residencies, which are filled on a rolling basis dependent on available funding.

Selected artists are provided housing in CEPA’s artist live work space and an honorarium that averages $750/week, intended to cover living expenses and project costs. In addition, artist residency winners have full access to CEPA’s darkroom and digital photo lab, as well as our impressive roster of technical and production support contacts. Funding for residencies varies depending on funding and purpose.

How to Apply for an Artist Residency

When submitting work for review, please include the following:

  • A exhibition CV.
  • A general artist statement (250 word max).
  • Up to 20 images no larger than 1200px on the longest dimension.
  • An image checklist with title of the work, date, process, and size.
  • A one-page (500 word max) description of your project proposal.
  • Please attach all materials as a self-contained PDF saved for Smallest File Size.
  • Include a link to your website (if applicable).

There is no deadline for submission, and proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please email your work attached as a single PDF file titled as follows: LastName_FirstName_Year.pdf to

Do not send prints or originals. Only digital submissions submitted via email will be accepted. Postal submissions will not be reviewed.

If you have any questions, please contact Artistic Director David Mitchell:

Non-Funded Artist Residency

CEPA’s artist live work space is also available to artists and scholars for rent anytime it is not in use. Artists, scholars, and educators have often rented the space as a home base for conducting Western New York research projects.

CEPA’s Artist Live Work Space
CEPA Gallery Artist Residencies - Artist Live Work Space



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