Artist in Residence Program


Artists in Residence Trae Brooks and Ying Ye





The Farmington Valley Arts Center (FVAC) launched the Artist in Residence Program in 2008 and has continued to support emerging local artists. This program provides a studio for selected artists to expand the parameters of their chosen medium, to explore new directions in their work, and to enhance their creative vision as part of the FVAC studio artist community. In addition to studio space, the Artist in Residence will have access to a wide variety of opportunities and resources, possible teaching experiences, and a culminating exhibit in one of FVAC’s galleries. Past participant artists have told us how this unique opportunity has impacted their lives and inspired them to develop their artwork in a deep and meaningful way.

The Artist in Residence Program is made possible through the continued generosity of The Stanley D. and Hinda N. Fisher Foundation.



FVAC defines an “emerging” artist as someone who has created a promising body of work and is dedicated to his or her art, but who is not yet recognized by educational institutions, galleries, collectors, and critics. Furthermore, the artist must be in need of space to work and create. Artists in Residence are selected based on the quality of their work, the goals they expect to accomplish during their residency, and their potential contributions to our artistic community.

Our next Artist in Residence 2020 is coming soon!

Artist in Residence Application


Email info@artsfvac.org to request a fillable form.