Artist Residency

The intentions of the Artist Residency program are to assist talented, self-directed and committed artists in the creation of work by providing necessary financial support, access to high-end facilities and proper technical assistance and education. Our hope is to create a transformative experience that enriches the individual artist and the community of PPAC.

The accepted artists will receive a $3,000 honorarium, will have printer and scanner hourly rental fees waived and will receive a $1,500 credit to be applied to ink usage fees and paper in the Artist Lab. If necessary, a $1,000 stipend will be provided for travel and/or housing.

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center will be accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Artist Residency program beginning February 1, 2018. The deadline for applications is April 22, 2018, at midnight.


2017 Artists-in-Residence

Steven Beckly
Steven Beckly is a Canadian artist and photographer. His work has been exhibited across Canada and the United States, including solo and group projects at Daniel Faria Gallery, Art Metropole, Gallery TPW (all Toronto, ON), Photo Center NW (Seattle, WA), and the Photographic Resource Center (Boston, MA). This year, Beckly is an artist-in-residence at the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Centre at Fool’s Paradise. He received his MFA from the University of Guelph in 2016. He lives and works in Toronto.

Paolo Morales
Paolo Morales is a photographer who was born and raised in New York City and currently lives in Arlington, Virginia. Exhibitions include the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, ClampArt, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, and Hamiltonian Gallery, among others. His photographs have appeared in Witness, Papersafe Magazine, and Vice. He received an MFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design and attended Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. He teaches at George Mason University and The Potomac School.

Allison Sexton
Allison Sexton earned her BFA with the highest distinction from California College of the Arts in 2003 and an MFA from Yale School of Art in 2006. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and featured in several group shows, including My Gay Uncle at Kate Werble Gallery; Prague Biennale 4, Karlin Hall; and The House Project, Westport Arts Center. She received the Alice Kimball English Fellowship in 2006, the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship in 2007, and was the inaugural recipient of the Tracy Baran award in 2010. Originally from Greenfield, Massachusetts, she currently lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Previous Residents

Steven Beckly
Paolo Morales
Allison Sexton

Andre Bradley
Sebastian Collett

Katrina d’Autremont
Julianna Foster

Chad States
Stefan Abrams