A Place to Create...

Our Residency program is for visual and literary artists who need dedicated work space and creative community support.

Rooms of various sizes can be used alone or with others for work in a variety of creative fields spanning the visual arts and creative writing. Creative professionals and novices/hobbyists are all welcome. 

build your creative community

Each of our unique studios has room for one or more artists to store materials and make into a personal creative space in the heart of Melrose. In addition, our artists will be able to connect with the greater FYACS community through Open Studios, art shows, teaching and other opportunities.  Carve out a space for yourself while being an active part of our creative community. 

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The Writers Studio

Nestled on the second floor is a quiet co-working space for writers and remote
workers. Featuring a fireplace and large bookshelves, the space offers an attractive alternative to coffee shop writing. When you join the Writers Studio, you join a network of local writers and professionals, seeking a quiet co-working space in downtown Melrose.

Foundation Trust Emerging Artist Fellowship 

Foundation Trust has special interest in promoting opportunities for underrepresented artists, including women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals. The Emerging Artist Fellowship provides an artist with studio space, a stipend for materials, and an opportunity to show and sell their work. 

Applications for 2021 are being accepted now through October 25th.