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Byrdcliffe Artist Residency 2022

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The Byrdcliffe Arts Colony Artists-in-Residence Program (AiR) gives artists working in all disciplines uninterrupted time and space. Our rustic and serene mountain community is 2.5 hours north of NYC in Woodstock NY with residencies open to individuals and co-applicants at all stages of their career. Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is particularly beneficial for those who find it restorative to live in a community environment surrounded by natural beauty.

Monthly AiR Program: Residencies offer artists’ studios and accommodations within a community of peers. Each session hosts between 16-21 artists and lasts just under four weeks. 

• Session 01: Saturday, May 28 – Wednesday, June 22, 2022
• Session 02: Saturday, June 25 – Wednesday, July 20, 2022
• Session 03: Saturday, August 6 – Wednesday, August 31, 2022
• Session 04: Saturday, September 3 – Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Seasonal AiR Program April 30 – September 29, Five month residencies are primarily autonomous with optional programming available. Cottages are unique in size and layout and may accommodate anywhere from 1-2 bedrooms. Individuals, co-applicants, peers, teams (both collaborative and non-collaborative), and other variations may apply.

WINTERIZED YEAR ROUND RESIDENCIES: We have cottages for artists and craftsperson’s working in all disciplines and media, with the express purpose of maintaining Byrdcliffe as a focus for creative collaboration and experiences. These simple wooden Arts & Crafts style structures were all constructed in 1903 as part of the original Byrdcliffe Arts Colony. Pets are not permitted except for ADA service animals only.

-3 1/2 weeks: COMMUNAL residence with annexed art studio or writing room
-5 months: SEASONAL residence/studio
-3 months: WINTERIZED residence/studio
-6 months: WINTERIZED residence/studio
-9 months: WINTERIZED residence/studio
-12 months: WINTERIZED residence/studio

All artists are invited to participate in a welcome gathering, open studio events, field trip, and other practiced shares. Residents have the opportunity to participate in an exhibition at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts the after their residency the following spring/summer.

Monthly AiR Program fees total $800 per artist per session. Seasonal AiR Program fees depend on cottage. A limited number of general need and merit-based fellowships and subsidies are available to offset the residency fees. 
-The annual Ford/Knauth Fellowship for LGBTQIA+ Artists (Full fee)
-The annual Bernard and Shirley Handel Playwright Fellowships (Full fee)
-The annual Milton and Sally Avery Fellowships for Visual Artists (Full fee)
-The annual Ceramics Fellowship (full fee)
-The annual BIPOC Artist or Activist Fellowship (full fee)
-The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for Artists Affected by Natural Disaster (Full fee & stipend)

“Full fee” means the grant covers the full residency fee for one communal session.

SEASONAL or COMMUNAL residency grants:
– The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for Seasonal Artists (for SEASONAL residence/studio)
– The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for Seasonal Artists (for multi-session COMMUNAL residency)
These Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants are offered to 5-month SEASONAL residents in residence/studios. These grants can be adapted to cover successive COMMUNAL residency sessions up to 4-months long. Some short-term WINTERIZED residencies might also be eligible. The grant covers the full residency fee plus a stipend and travel to and from Byrdcliffe.

Application Fee $30.00
-Work samples whose requirements vary by discipline
-3 statements, each under 250 words (one paragraph): Bio, what you may do with the time, and artist statement
-A current resume or CV
-Names and contact information for two references
-If applying for financial aid, the first two pages of your most recent tax return
-If applying as a team or co-applicant, the 2nd artist will be sent a link to submit the same materials after the first application is submitted

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