Returning Residency

At present our Fall Returning Residency is scheduled as planned. If there are any changes to the status of our Fall Residency, we will announce on this page, and notify those who have made reservations.

We're pleased to invite our Fellows, Collaborative Residents, Summer Program Faculty and Students, and Alumni of the MassArt/FAWC MFA to participate in the Fine Arts Work Center's Returning Residency Program. The program is a great opportunity to escape energy-sapping routines, recharge creative batteries, and live and work surrounded by other artists and writers.

FALL 2020
Week 1 - 
Monday, August 24 - Sunday, August 30
Week 2 - Monday, August 31 - Sunday, September 6
Week 3 - Monday, September 7- Sunday, September 13

During these weeks, Work Center apartments are available for rent at a reduced weekly rate (please note partial week rentals are not available). Apartments are lovely and rustic. They include a double bed, private bathroom and kitchen. Apartments do not have phones, televisions, or air conditioners (fans are provided if needed). Residents have access to our computer lab with scanner, printer, and copier. Wireless internet, on-site parking and coin-operated laundry facilities are available. Visual arts studios are also available for an additional cost. No pets are allowed and smoking is prohibited inside all FAWC buildings, including apartments. 

We cannot accommodate requests for a specific visual arts studio.
Residents must bring their own sheets (size double), towels, and toiletries. 
Check-in is on Monday between 3-5pm and check-out is on Sunday by 12pm.
We are unable to accommodate early arrivals or late departures.
Residents are expected to check out on time and leave the apartment clean. 

Each week's residency runs Monday-Saturday nights. If you register for two or more consecutive weeks in different apartments you will need to secure off-site housing for the Sunday night in-between. In other words, you will need to check-out on Sunday by 12pm and then check-in to the new apartment on Monday between 3-5pm. 

Studio Apartment
$400/week- Fellows
$700/week - Collaborative Residents, Summer Program Faculty & Students, & MassArt/FAWC MFA Alumni

One-Bedroom Apartment
$500/week - Fellows
$800 - Collaborative Residents, Summer Program Faculty & Students, & MassArt/FAWC MFA Alumni

Two-Bedroom Apartment
$600/week - Fellows
$950  - Collaborative Residents, Summer Program Faculty & Students, & MassArt/FAWC MFA Alumni

Visual Arts Studio
$200/week - Same price for all

Online Registration for the 2020 Fall Returning Residency opens February 27 for Work Center 7-month Winter Fellows, and April 2 for Collaborative Residents, Summer Program Faculty & Students, and MassArt/FAWC MFA Alumni. Payment in full is due at time of registration and residencies are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you cancel your Returning Residency more than 30 days from your start date, you will receive a full refund minus a $75 cancellation fee, per each week's cancellation if more than one week. If you cancel your returning residency less than 30 days from your start date, you will forfeit payment in full.  To cancel, please send an email to

Please Note that any request to “switch” or “transfer” from one apartment and/or week to another is subject to the same cancellation policies as listed above. In the event that after reserving your space in our Residency Program, you determine that you would like a different accommodation or week, please send an email to cancel your current reservation to, and we will issue a credit onto your card minus the $75 cancellation fee (if more than 30 days from your start date).  After cancelling, if you would like to book a different week and/or apartment, you may do so as available at

Please email