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The Arts Center of Yates County residency program is open to visual artists, mixed media artists, literary artists, and performance artists who can demonstrate professional standing in their field. It offers a 10-day use of the Sunny Point facility located on Keuka Lake in western New York’s Finger Lakes region. This lakeside residence with separate studio space is available at no cost. Travel and meals are not included.


This opportunity includes the expectation that the participating artist will 'give back' to the Arts Center in some way – teach a class, do a demonstration, provide a piece of art work associated with their stay at Sunny Point or some other 'in kind' donation.



Saturday, July 1 - Sunday, July 9, 2023 or 

Saturday, September 2 - Sunday, September 10, 2023

(Application Deadline – May 1, 2023)

Please note: in this age of uncertainty, the Arts Center takes the health of our artists and our community seriously.  A residency may be cancelled or postponed if there is a question about the health of the resident artist or concerns about the spread of disease within our community at the time of the residency. 

VISUAL ARTISTS: Please email digital images of 10 to 15 representative works along with date sheet listing each item with your name, piece title, medium, size, and year of completion. All digital photographs must be formatted at 300 ppi resolution, with an approximate size of 4” X 6.”


LITERARY ARTISTS: Please include a 10 – 20 page current writing sample or an article or book chapter using 12-point easy-to-read font. Except for poetry, these pages should be double spaced.


PERFORMANCE ARTISTS: Please submit a DVD or CD. Label samples with your name, title, duration and date of performance.



 Completed application form (below)

 Current resume or CV

 Representative work samples

 Cover letter describing your vision for your stay including anticipated accomplishments and goals


Please complete this application, then send any additional attached documents and images by email to or by snail mail to: Arts Center of Yates County, 127 Main Street Penn Yan, NY 14527.


DEADLINE: All materials must be received by May 6, 2023. Applications received after this date will be considered only if space is available. You will be notified by email and a letter no later than two weeks after the submission deadline. Your acceptance to the Artist in Residence program includes a membership for one year to the Arts Center of Yates County.

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