Session Dates: Each
four week session is limited to 12-15 individuals. Candidates may apply
for additional weeks in the event a space becomes available. Most
sessions conclude with an Open Studio where residents share their work
with each other and the regional artistic community.
Session Dates: Each
For Visual Artists, Writers, Ceramicists and Composers
The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides artists of
exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space to
research and create new work. Lasting four weeks (or a possible eight
weeks for ceramic artists), residencies provide artists with private
studio space within a community of peers and the serene natural setting
of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Artists are invited to participate in open
studios, work-shares, communal dinners and field trips, or may spend
their residency working in the creative solitude of a private studio.
Byrdcliffe’s residencies are particularly beneficial to those who find
it restorative to live in a simple, communal environment in close
proximity to natural beauty.
Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains and just west of the Hudson
River, the Byrdcliffe Art Colony is home to over 80 artists each year,
fifty of whom are hosted by the Artist in Residence Program. Beyond the
AIR program, the Colony is comprised of more than a dozen artist
cottages, the Byrdcliffe Theater, the Byrdcliffe Barn, a tennis court
and the Mt. Guardian hiking trail, as well as the Kleinert/James Center
for the Arts which is located in the center of Woodstock. Byrdcliffe
hosts a regular schedule of artist talks, exhibitions, concerts, theater
productions and guided hikes, most of which are year-round. Public
events allow artists the opportunity to connect with the community at
large. At Byrdcliffe creative time is sacrosanct, and artists are given
free rein to decide what activities will contribute to their residency
experience. Byrdcliffe offers a unique experience in simplicity of
living amid the natural beauty of a 250 acre campus of protected fields
and woodland. At the same time, Byrdcliffe provides the opportunity to
live in a community of creative people of all ages and backgrounds who
are dedicated to honoring the creative spirit.
2014 ONLINE APPLICATION
Byrdcliffe’s 2014 Artist in Residence Program application is available online: apply now!! The deadline for submitting your 2014 AIR application is March 15, 2014.
More details here: www.woodstockguild.org/artist-in-residence