Resident Artist Studios
The Banana Factory Arts Center offers a selection rent subsidized working studios to area artists. Artists interested in becoming a resident artist should be dedicated to their work and be willing to participate in a community of fellow artists. Artists must also align with ArtsQuest’s mission of providing the surrounding community access to arts, culture, and educational programs.
Resident Artists receive the following opportunities:
- Low cost, subsidized studios. Studios vary in size from 200-900 sq. ft., with 24/7 access for artists.
- Paid teaching opportunities for classes at the Banana Factory Arts Center, as well as artist residencies and community outreach program opportunities.
- Exhibition opportunities, which include a location for displaying artwork in the hallway spaces on the second and third floors, a rotating monthly feature during First Fridays, as well as an annual group exhibition in the Crayola Gallery.
- Resident Artists have access to the creative facilities within the Banana Factory building
Interested artists can apply for a studio space using the application form below. Applicants are reviewed by a committee made up of ArtsQuest staff, representatives from the Visual Arts Board, and a selection of current Resident Artists.
Applications are kept active for one year past the application date, after that time artists are encouraged to re-apply. Please note, we may have a waiting list of artists who have already been reviewed and interviewed, which will take priority should a studio open over new applications.
*UPDATE July 2021- All Resident Artist Studio Spaces are currently filled. Applications submitted will be kept on file to review for future availability*
Inquiries can be directed to Lisa Harms, Sr. Director of Visual Arts & Education, at email@example.com.