residency opportunity: The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program

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, with 60
being hosted by the Artist in Residence Program while the remainder are
those who benefit from our artists’ housing. 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. 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.
Ceramics:
Please apply using the Visual Artists’ online application!! Byrdcliffe
accepts artists working in handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques. To
be eligible for the residency, artists must have prior experience in
glaze mixing and kiln firing. CERAMIC ARTISTS CAN APPLY FOR 8 WEEK SESSIONS.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

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 I: June 1 – June 27, 2016 (4 weeks)
    • Session II: June 29 – July 25, 2016 (4 weeks)
    • Session III: August 10 – September 5, 2016 (4 weeks)
    • Session IV: September 7 – October 3, 2016 (4 weeks)

http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-in-residence/

BYRDCLIFFE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM


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.

BLOGS

We have an Artist in Residence Program blog; check it out at http://airbyrdcliffe.wordpress.com!!

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