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Residencies at Bethany

Fall 2019 Applications Open

Bethany Arts Community offers residencies to emerging and established artists for the development of both new works and works in progress. Bethany welcomes artists working across most disciplines, including visual artists in any medium, writers, playwrights, choreographers, musicians, composers, performance artists, filmmakers, and lighting, projection, costume and sound designers. Enjoy an environment where artists from different disciplines can work near each other, creating opportunities for cross-pollination.

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 residency at Bethany Arts Community

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.

Residencies at Bethany Arts

The Village of Vale

Composer/Musician John McGrew and actors from the company presented a new work-in-progress. Their presentation began with a brand new opening for the production, followed by a re imagined version of the show’s first fairy tale, “The Keeper of the Book.”

The Village of Vale was in residence at Bethany Arts Community July 21-25, 2018

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Antigravity Performance Project

This ensemble-driven comedic theater 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, 

Antigravity Performance Project was in residence at Bethany Arts Community July 8-13, 2018

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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

During this four-week residency, the company created a new work and expanding existing work. They used the  facilities at BAC to immerse themselves in the creative process, spending valuable time together and with the BAC community through open rehearsals, community dialogues and public events.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company was in residence at Bethany Arts Community May 1 -31, 2018

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