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Applications will open March 1!

Cuttyhunk Island Artists' Residency accepts visual artists working in any medium with exceptional quality of work and who show profound commitment to their practice. 


We are pleased to announce that we will be awarding TWO FULL SCHOLARSHIPS in 2018. Partial scholarships are also available. A full scholarship includes tuition, housing, all meals, and a round-trip ferry ticket to Cuttyhunk from New Bedford, MA. All participants will need to provide for their own transportation to and from New Bedford. See scholarships below.



  • The NYAA Alumni Merit Scholarship is given to  an alumnus of the New York Academy of Art who exhibits exceptional quality of work. 

  • Open Merit Scholarship is given to an artist working in any medium who exhibits exceptional quality of work. Open to all applicants.

  • Partial Scholarships are also merit-based and open to all applicants. Partial scholarship amounts vary year to year depending on available funds.


Merit Scholarships are awarded to applicants with outstanding quality of work, who exhibit an exceptionally strong sense of clarity in the direction of their work, and who demonstrate a profound commitment to making art their career.


What you need to apply:


-2D/3D artists submit up to 8 work samples. 


-Time based artists submit up to 15 minutes of video.


-All applicants submit an artist CV.









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