Are you struggling to finish that book? Can’t find enough space for your painting canvases? Need somewhere quiet to craft your sculptures?

  Or do you just need to get away from the chaos of daily life to give your brain some space to breathe?

  Then come stay with us at BOYD'S STATION, a supportive community of like-minded artists that provides an atmosphere meant to fuel creativity without any distractions. Here, you won’t have to worry about your rent or your electricity bill. There are no bosses here, no team leaders, no meetings or deadlines.

  All you have to worry about is exploring your craft.


The Boyd’s Station PLACE+SPACE program provides artist studio space and ZERO-COST housing for creative residencies from one to 12 months in the village of Boyd, Kentucky. The program is designed  for student and professional visual and literary artists who seek to create self-sustaining careers in the arts.

PROJECT 306.36

Boyd’s Station PROJECT 306.36 awards the REINKE GRANT FOR VISUAL STORYTELLING to student documentary photographers annually providing for a twelve week documentary opportunity to photograph the people and culture inside the nearly three hundred square miles surrounding Harrison County, Kentucky.





Boyd’s Station is proud to announce the 2018 Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling recipients are Ohio University’s Michael Swensen and University of Kentucky’s Arden Barnes.

The inaugural grant awarded to both Arden Barnes and Michael Swensen through the Boyd's Station 306.36 Visual Documentary Project provides a 12-week intensive documentary opportunity to photograph the people and places inside the nearly 300 square miles surrounding Harrison County, Kentucky.

You can follow their travels through Harrison County on instagram @boydsstation and facebook.

This grant is named in honor of Ed Reinke, an award-winning Associated Press photographer and mentor to countless photojournalists over the years. Ed died in 2011 following an injury he suffered while covering an Indy Car race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky.

Arden Barnes, University of Kentucky

Michael Swensen, Ohio University


Project 306.36 and the Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling would not be possible without the generous support from Nikon, the official sponsor and supplier of professional photographic equipment to Boyd’s Station and Project 306.36, PhotoShelter, the official provider of the Boyd's Station Project 306.36 archive powered by Libris and the countless number of professional photojournalists who graciously donated their work in a true grassroots effort to successfully fund this visual documentary project along with support from the Northern Kentucky Clyde N. Day Foundation, The Troy Foundation & the Oskar and Charlotte Buschmann Fund along with generous donations from Charles Bell and Nancy Baird.