Boyd’s Station - a Kentucky nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization - offers artists a rural and serene environment to “live free and create” through various artist residence programs for periods of three months, six months or twelve months in which to pursue the artist’s individual craft without distractions in a supportive community of like artists seeking to create self-sustaining careers in the arts. 


The Boyd’s Station ART+LIVE program provides artist studio space and zero cost housing for artist residence periods of three, six and twelve months in the village of Boyd, Kentucky for student and professional visual and literary artists helping to create self-sustaining careers in the arts.

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The Boyd’s Station 360.36 Bluegrass Roots visual documentary project selects one documentary photographer each year to take part in creating a photographic archive of the people and places within the 360.36 square miles of rural Harrison County, Kentucky while providing an unprecedented learning opportunity through professional feedback and mentoring for an emerging documentary photographer.

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Boyd’s Station artist and documentary opportunities are not intended as artist retreats. If anything, the residency opportunities should be characterized as ‘helping hands” to artists unable to fully pursue their vision due in part to basic financial constraints or lack of adequate creative space. 



  • 100 acres of beautiful Kentucky bluegrass. 
  • Freedom to roam, explore and be inspired.
  • Studio spaces both modern and rustic.
  • Overlooking the scenic South Fork of the Licking River.
  • Rural living on a working farm in Harrison County, Kentucky.
  • Community involvement
  • 100% no-cost housing provided.
  • Community of diverse but like-minded driven individuals.
  • Inspiration guaranteed or money back.

Collaboration is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together toward an intersection of common goals — for example, an intellectual endeavor that is creative in nature—by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus.

Collaboration does not require leadership and can sometimes bring better results through decentralization and egalitarianism. In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.
— Wise Man, Boyd's Station



The overall mission of Boyd's Station is to create a “community of collaboration” among diverse artists fostering an environment for creation of real, individual works for the benefit of the artist financially and professionally while bringing the gift of art to the community of Harrison County, Kentucky.