One of New York’s oldest not-for-profit arts organizations, Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York (CCNY) is a workspace for photographers and a center for the contemporary lens-based community, offering exhibitions, Conversations Series, workshops, an annual Zine & Photo Book Fair, Online Content, and a year-round Workspace Residency Program. Today, Baxter St at CCNY is a thriving base for a diverse community interested in both traditional and experimental directions in photography.

Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York


Each year, Baxter St at CCNY invites emerging lens-based artists living in New York City to apply for the Baxter St at CCNY Workspace Residency Program. This residency offers lens-based artists much-needed workspace in New York City as well as access to the Baxter St at CCNY community and programs. 

Entering its 13th year, the Baxter St at CCNY Workspace Residency Program provides participating artists with three (3) months of free access to B&W and Color darkrooms, digital workstations, and a shooting studio. The Baxter St at CCNY Workspace Residency Program is made possible by generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Jerome Foundation; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Fujifilm; and Awagami Factory.

Benefits of the Workspace Residency: 

Workspace: Residents receive three months of free access to the Digital labs and B&W and Color Darkroom facilities at the International Center of Photography, as well as the in-house Digital Workstations at Baxter St.

Programs: Residents receive free admission to all 2019 Baxter St at CCNY events and a 10% discount on classes.

Stipend: Residents receive a monthly stipend of $1,000 during their three months of workspace access as well as donated material support.

Exhibition Opportunity: Dependent on funding, each resident may receive a solo exhibition at Baxter St at CCNY after his or her term of residency.

All artists currently residing in New York City who are working in photography or lens-based art are eligible to apply. Please note that living accommodations are not provided. Students must have completed their studies on or before January 1, 2019 in order to be eligible to apply. Chosen Workspace Residents MUST be New York City residents for the duration of the residency period. There is no fee to apply.

Selection Process:
A jury of art professionals will consider all eligible applications. 


Materials Needed:

Work Sample: Provide a work sample of 10 images (required, this can include installation shots) and up to 1 video (optional, maximum 3 minutes). 

Letter of Intent: Provide a short paragraph (maximum 300 words) addressing what you aim to accomplish during a  Baxter St at CCNY Workspace Residency, and how that time at Baxter St would most benefit your artistic work and career goals.

Artist Statement: Provide a brief, one-paragraph artist statement (maximum 300 words).

CV: Provide a one-page artist’s resume.

References: Provide the names and contact information for two references. These will not be seen by the jury.



Terms and Conditions:  
The competition is open to all residents 18 years or older who are living in New York City.  Baxter St at CCNY staff, Board members, previous Workspace (or Darkroom Residency) Residents and their families are not eligible. Only lens-based work will be considered.

The applicant certifies that the information contained in the application, including all supporting documents and attachments, is true and correct to the best of his or her knowledge. Any fraudulent statement made in the application will be grounds for rejecting the application.  

In entering the competition, artists grant  Baxter St at CCNY permission to reproduce their artwork for publicity and educational purposes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the applicant shall retain all copyright in the work which may be held by the applicant.


Required Forms and Contracts:
As part of the Baxter St at CCNY contracting process, the artists selected and Baxter St at CCNY shall be asked to enter into contract with Baxter St at CCNY for the duration of the residency. 


Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York