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About BAC Residencies

BAC offers residencies attracting artists at different stages of their careers from around the world. During their time on site, these artists will develop new works while engaging with local artists and the public. The spirit of the program is to provide a collective environment for artists of all disciplines where they can engage in meaningful interaction and stimulating discussions, while pursuing individual or group projects. It is an ideal setting for the exchange of ideas, the inspiration for new work, and the harmonious cross-fertilization of disciplines.
Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company

BAC resident artists work together in spaces designed to accommodate their artistic form.

The artist living spaces are inviting and comfortable with expansive views of our scenic property. Residents have full access to our facilities and 25 acre grounds offering a fruit orchard and meditation trail. At the heart of the campus is our commercial kitchen and dining area where artists in residence and visitors of BAC’s can gather for daily meals. These gatherings encourage the exchange of ideas and the development of collaborative relationships within the community. BAC encourages artists to engage in studio visits, group commentary, and presentations of works-in-progress. This allows the artists to gain familiarity with each other’s’ work and establish a vigorous, engaging dialogue that supports collaboration and connection.

BAC resident artists will participate in events that are open to the public.

This will include the opportunity for the public to witness the innovative and diverse examples of the artist’s work in progress. Informal studio visits, lectures given about their work and career and hold exhibits at the end of the residency.

Feature Artists Showcase

Upcoming Resident Artists at Bethany Arts Community.

Dear Diary LOL

Antigravity Performance Project is embarking on a new partnership with Bethany Arts Community in Ossining, NY and will be in residence at BAC July 8 – July 13, 2018. During this four-week residency, the company will be developing new work. Dear Diary LOL is an ensemble-driven comedic theatre work born verbatim from the real-life, tween-teen diaries of the show’s actual creators. Dear Diary LOL explodes its source diaries with moments of direct address, music, dance, and physical comedy, colliding the style of melodrama with the inherent humor found in the earnestness of young girlhood musings (with all the benefits of hindsight). Antigravity’s devising ensemble invites you to cringe, laugh, and cry at their most earnest desires, deepest fears, secret shames, and terrible poetry written as coming-of-age girls in the late 90s/early 2000s.


Call for Entries

BAC is interested in exploring the relationship between artist, community and place, where the meaning of the work is brought to light and discussed with the public. The residency will creatively investigate approaches to working effectively within a community context. The residency will be collaboration between artist and community rather than artist delivering to the community. To learn more contact us.

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