The CAC focuses on emerging and early career contemporary artists and accepts applicants who offer quality in their art and encourages diversity of style, medium (2-D, 3-D, 4-D), and concept
Local, National, & International Artists
Our residency program features high-ceiling, adaptable studio space open 24 hours a day with some specialized facilities, weekly discussions and optional art outings, inclusion in annual exhibition, and free access to all CAC events. The living area is a shared space and includes lofted bedrooms, living room / library, dining room, and kitchen & bath.
National and International Artists:
Residencies happen year round and can be as long as 6 months. The residencies are artist scheduled and begin on Sundays and end on Saturdays. There will be a weekly orientation Sunday afternoon for an introduction to studios, staff and the city of Troy.
In 2011 we launched our Upstate Artists Residency award. Artists residing in any of the communities in Upstate New York will be eligible for a fuly funded residency with a $400-$750 stipend. One award will be given per month. Regular deadlines and application instructions apply. Please simply indicate 'Upstate Artist' in the award box of application.
This award is made possible, in part, by a grant from NYSCA
Click here for Application and Costs
The residency includes use of all CAC studios and equipment. Specialized facilities will include*:
- Tool Library (open April 2013)
- computer/video/sound station
- sewing/fabric area
- open air artmaking hut
- and limited printmaking facilities
*Our specialized studios are being added throughout 2013. Please inquire as to their availability if you are interested in a specific medium.
Time spent at the CAC allows artists to revitalize their ideas, develop their work, meet peers and explore new options. This is a self-directed residency program with the opportunity to participate in 2013 scheduled CAC programs, including residency exhibitions, weekly critiques, Tool Library workshops, studio & museum visits, and outings to local art events.
In 2014 we begin our first full exhibition season in the adjacent newly-renovated Gallery and Performance hall. International exhibitions, lectures, and performance events resume at that time.