Call for entries: Community Engaged Photography Residency – Rochester, NY

Flower City Arts Center seeks photography residency candidates…


The Photography residency program at Flower City Arts Center prides itself on bridging art and education through community engagement. Residency periods range from 6 weeks to 12 months and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. There are multiple positions available throughout the year.

  • 24-7 access to facilities and equipment
  • Black and white darkrooms include basic chemistry — any additional materials artist is solely responsible for supplying
  • Residency can be process and/or project oriented
  • Unique or combined uses of materials — film, alternative/historic process and/or digital
  • Project ideas such as working with under-served (refugees, persons of color, deaf, etc.), leading a documentary project with other photographers, addressing a social issue

Residency Framework

  • Residents will create a cohesive body of work in an exhibit at the end of residency period
  • Residents have the option to participate in center-wide classes on a space available basis (responsible for materials fee, class fee is waived)
  • This is not a paid position
  • Artists are responsible for their own housing
  • Basic studio supplies are provided
  • Residents receive access to all of the facilities and technical expertise available through our staff and teaching faculty


  • Community engagement with production of new work
  • 6 weeks up to 12 months time commitment
  • Commitment to teach/share work primarily on Saturdays and/or weeknights for 10-15 hours per week
  • Desire to teach required (teaching experience a plus)


Megan Charland
Photography Program Manager

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