Artist-in-Residence Program

The ARTx3 Campus is launching a new artist-in-residence program for working artists in our beautiful ART WORKS on Main building, located at 627 S. Main Street in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

ARTx3 is offering dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research, teach classes, community outreach, and create new work.

Residencies can be 1, 3, or 6 months in length

Expectations of Residency

Artistic Output

  • Create a body of work during the residency period that reflects your experience engaging with the community of Pine Bluff.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to artistic exploration and experimentation.
  • Acceptable media:
       • Visual arts
       • Written arts
       • Digital arts
       • Musical arts
       • Performing arts

Community Engagement

  • Conduct an artist talk(s), workshops, and/or presentations for the local community.
  • Participate in public events and open studio sessions.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to emerging artists, if applicable.


  • Collaborate with other artists, residents, or community members on projects or events.-
  • Engage with the local community to gain insight and inspiration for the development of your own work

Benefits of Residency

Financial Support

Artists in Residence will receive a $1,000 monthly stipend. Artists are also provided with a fully furnished studio apartment and a private studio.

Time and Space

The ARTx3 residency is an immersive, process-centric experience. Artists are given freedom to delve into research, experimentation, and creation. The duration of these residencies ranges from one, to three, to six months, contingent upon the intricacies of the artist's proposal and interests. Designated exhibition and performance space is available during the residency. Comfortable, on-site lodging with private studio space allow for ease of both relaxation and creativity.

Facilities & Resources

The ARTx3 Campus has spacious and fully furnished studio apartments (including ADA accessible) that are the perfect home away from home. All apartments are equipped with a kitchen, TV, and all necessary basic items (linens, bedding, dishes, etc.) Each apartment comes with its own work studio. The studios are equipped with utility sinks and several options for tables and chairs depending on what your medium requires. There is also a laundry room accessible for all residents, a keypad entryway to the apartments, and private parking.

Community Studio Access

The Artist-in-Residence receives privileged access to the community studio, complete with state-of-the-art facilities featuring such equipment as pottery wheels, a kiln, a sandblaster, and a designated indoor and outdoor workspace, all available during the operational hours of The ARTSpace on Main. These communal resources are shared with other members of the community studio, serving both as collaborative hubs and instructional venues for classes.

Engagement in Community Outreach

ARTx3 prides itself on affordable artistic programming for our local community. We require our residents to offer artist talks, open studio time, and workshops to demonstrate their medium and style with the community. These programs are designed to accommodate a diverse audience, spanning both adults and children. Moreover, we encourage our Artists-in-Residence to immerse themselves in the Pine Bluff community, drawing inspiration from its rich tapestry and contributing to its cultural vitality.

Apply for ARTx3’s Artist Residency

For more information, please contact Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Kevin Haynie at


Summer 2024

Tra Bouscaren

Residency: June 3-28

Tra Bouscaren will create work that reflects his experience engaging with the community of Pine Bluff.

Tra Bouscaren
Tra Bouscaren

Tra Bouscaren is a post-disciplinary artist focused on spectacle at the crossroads of waste culture and the surveillance state. “Post-disciplinary art” is a broad term used to describe multi-layered and often collaborative approaches to designing artworks. Bouscaren has exhibited his work in many cities, including Berlin, Madrid, San Francisco, Orlando, Philadelphia, and New York City.

He has presented his practice-based research at MOCA Tucson, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Stony Brook University Conference on Art and Philosophy,  Studies In Control Societies Journal, Ildo Lobo Center for Culture in Praia, CAA Conferences in Chicago and Los Angeles, the Rubin Center for Visual Arts, and the FLAT Journal. Bouscaren builds projects with a broad array of visual artists, performers, hackers, musicians, and scholars through the Expanded Media Lab he founded in 2019. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in interdisciplinary fine arts from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an education doctoral candidate at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Learn more about Bouscaren by visiting his website,


Summer 2023

Prints with Dustyn Bork

The ARTx3 Campus hosted artist Dustyn Bork for a four-week residency from July 17 to August 13, 2023. Bork created art on-site and taught four workshops throughout his residency.

ARTx3 featured an exhibition of Bork’s recent work in conjunction with the residency. Blueprints was on display in the Loft Gallery of The ARTSpace from June 1–Sept. 9, 2023.

Inspired by architecture in various stages of building, renewal, and rebuilding, Bork’s works in Blueprints incorporate techniques of collage, relief printmaking, and screenprinting. The color principles as well as the printmaking techniques on display in the exhibition are ones he will demonstrate in his teaching workshops at ASC including color theory, collage, relief printmaking, and screen printing.

Dustyn Bork's residency was supported by a grant from Synergy Forum Inc.

Dustyn Bork
Dustyn Bork

Dustyn Bork is an artist and professor working in printmaking, painting, and installation. He was born in Monroe, Michigan, and relocated to Batesville, Arkansas, in 2010 to teach at Lyon College, where he serves as Professor of Art.

Bork earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Indiana University in 2002, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from the University of Michigan in 1999.

Recent solo exhibitions include at the Batesville Area Arts Council; the Thea Foundation in North Little Rock; Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee; Material Art Space in Memphis; and at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis.

The Arts & Science Center hosted Bork’s solo exhibition Complex Shapes and Empty Space in 2019.

His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions nationally and internationally including the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts’ Delta Exhibition; Arkansas Arts Council’s 2023 Small Works on Paper; the Bradbury Art Museum’s Delta National Small Prints; University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art in Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio; Torpedo Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia; Los Angeles Print Society; Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey; International Print Biennial of Duoro in Portugal; and Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in South Korea.

He has participated in numerous artist residencies including at the Mark Rothko Art Center in Daugavpils, Latvia; Franz Masereel Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium; MIRA artist residency in Martignano, Italy; Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson City, Vermont.

In 2016, Bork won the Visual Arts Fellowship for Painting awarded by the Arkansas Arts Council.

Bork is married to Carly Dahl, who is also an artist and executive director of the Batesville Area Arts Council. He has two children: Paige and Aiden Bork, who are both pursuing art careers.

Visit Bork’s website,, and follow him on Instagram.