The cost of a residency will vary depending on the plan developed, the length of the residency, the artist selected, allowable mileage and per diem (if 50 miles of more from their home to the host site), and quality of the application. For the minimum residency length of 10 days plus a planning day, the total cost is approximately $4,000, with ArtsPath providing up to 30 percent of the artist fees. For residencies of 15 days, ArtsPath will provide up to 40 percent of the artist fees, and up to 50 percent for residencies of 20 days. Residencies of more than 20 days may be funded over 50 percent as determined by ArtsPath and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. On a limited basis and with prior approval, ArtsPath is also able to cover supplies up to the same percentage as the artist fees.
The host site can find its match through its own budget, district budget, PTA/PTG/PTO, booster organization, fund-raising event, additional grants (other than the PCA), municipality funding, or private contributions and is responsible for only a percentage of the artist fees and a small 10 percent administrative fee. Once ArtsPath gives final residency approval, the host site administrator will receive a letter of confirmation detailing all costs, and, upon completion of the residency, an invoice for their share of the costs. ArtsPath will handle payment to the artists.