new! PCA&D Alumni Fine Art Residency


*Note: The application process is now closed.




Inaugural Pilot Program: PCA&D Fine Art Alumni Residency, beginning September 2019. 

  • Participate in a creative community
  • Connect with the talented students and vibrant faculty at your alma mater
  • Be part of Lancaster's creative renaissance
  • Mentor (PCA&D students) and be Mentored (by PCA&D's visiting artists)
  • Invigorate your own professional practice
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s Fine Art department is excited to announce the launch of a merit-based Artist in Residence position for one PCA&D or PSAD alumni a year. 
  • PCA&D students will benefit from meeting and learning from an alumni who is actively working to take their practice further.
  • The department will benefit by maintaining its connections with PCA&D alumni and keeping them involved,
  • The resident will renew their connection to PCA&D's creative community and have access to all building facilities, including full use of PCA&D's printmaking facilities, digital print lab and wood shop, as well receive studio space similar to those assigned to Senior Fine Artists

PrintLAB SQEligibility

  • Applicants must be graduates from PCA&D or PSAD with a major in fine art
  • Priority will be given to locally-based applicants 
  • Residents would be expected to be on campus for at least 8 hours weekly.
  • Applicants must be a willing mentor or role model for current students, and abide by all college policies and the Student Code of Contact

About The Residency

  • The residency runs the academic year from the beginning of classes in September to April 1.
  • Studio Space: Resident receive a studio space and have access during building hours
  • College Access: Resident will have access to college facilities such as printmaking facilities, wood shop, a digital print lab under the same conditions as students 
  • Learning Opportunities: Residents receive at least one Studio visit from a Visiting Artist to critique resident's own work
  • Participate and Connect Residents will be invited to participate in classroom discussions and activities. Opportunity for stipends through participation in student critiques and reviews
  • Opportunity to attend lectures, events and activities throughout the year.
  • Exhibition: Resident will mount an exhibition of work completed during the residency for a 1st Friday opening
  • Housing Options: PCA&D does not provide Housing. However the housing office will provide assistance if requested

Application Deadline May 10, 2019

To apply for the PCA&D Alumni Residency.upload these 4 documents and 10 images at our Google Forms page.

  • Resume / CV (Word doc or PDF)
  • Short Bio / Tell us what you have accomplished since Graduation (Word Doc or PDF)
  • One Page statement including: (Word Doc or PDF)
  • Why you are interested in participating in this program
  • What you plan to work on at PCAD, media, scale, concept
  • How you would interact with the PCAD community
  • 10 digital samples of current work. (JPGS)
    • LastnameFirstname_number
    • 72 DPI around 800 x 1200 pixels
  • A list of media, scale and title that corresponds to the files. (Word Doc or PDF)



Upload these 4 documents and the 10 images at our Google Forms page at


The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in compliance with all applicable laws in the admission of students, administration of programs, employment of faculty and staff, and any terms of instruction and employment. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and gender non-binary persons to apply.