Monthly AiR Program Applications  Available now through midnight Feb 15!

Pollock Krasner Foundation Fellowships for Visual Artists Affected by Natural Disasters Available now through midnight Feb 15!

5 Month Seasonal Residency Applications  Expired Midnight Dec 10th

Year Round Housing Applications  Available on a rolling basis as vacancies arise

Founded in 1902, Byrdcliffe is one of the earliest utopian art communities in America. Located under 2.5 hours north of New York City in the unique community of Woodstock, NY, Byrdcliffe has welcomed artists like Bob Dylan, Philip Guston, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Eva Hesse, and hundreds more, to and live and work surrounded by the serene beauty of the Catskill Mountainson a 250-acre property.

Residency options range from communal one month residencies, to independent 5-month residencies, to year round housing with various live/work scenarios available in each. Artists in multiple disciplines are welcome to apply including writing, visual arts, weaving, ceramics, composers, darkroom photo, digital photo, film makers, playwrights, and more. View a full list of opportunities here: http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residencies/

The main criterion for acceptance to Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is artistic excellence or demonstrated commitment to one’s field of endeavor. Fellowships are available for artists based on need and merit ranging from $50 to full fellowships. To be eligible, simply check the appropriate boxes in the Fellowship section of the application and provide the requested financial documents in the upload section. Applicants will only be asked for financial information in order to qualify for funding.

Pollock Krasner Foundation Fellowships for visual artists living/working in North America displaced or otherwise affected by natural disasters. Significant funding including full waivers and stipends are available for artists affected by (but not limited to) earthquakes in Mexico, wildfires in California, and hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas.

To be considered please complete the appropriate application below. You will be asked to upload a statement of need (300-500 words) describing the importance of the grant to your current situation as an artist affected by natural disaster including a brief description of the event itself and any damage, if applicable, to personal property including your artwork.

Additional Fellowships: Byrdcliffe extends tremendous gratitude to all of our supporters including individual donors, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Milton and Sally Avery Fund for Visual Art.  Through their generosity the following fellowships are availble for the 2019 AiR season:

  • Pollock-Krasner Foundation Support Fellowships for Visual Artists Affected by Natural Disaster
  • The annual Mantooth/Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color
  • The annual Ford/Knauth Fellowships for LGBTQ artists
  • The annual Bernard and Shirley Handel Fellowship for Playwrights
  • The Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship for Visual Artists
  • Individual Merit Fellowships sponsored by private donors
  • Need and Merit Based Financial Aid Awards


More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be seen here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/ Or visit our FAQ page: http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/air-faqs/ More questions about Byrdcliffe’s AIR program or required materials? Email AiR@woodstockguild.org

Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA persons, and other historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.  Regretfully Byrdcliffe is unable to accommodate young children at this time.

Accommodations consist of simple historic arts & crafts style cabins and cottages clustered together in a close to nature forest setting. Mice, deer, hawks, ticks, chipmunks, bunnies, bears, owls, dust, leaf mold, and other possible irritants are present.  Artist's are responsible for determining the suitability of spaces for their group's unique needs before applying to or attending Byrdcliffe. Please carefully review the cabin listings, including photos and a floorpan, by visiting: http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residencies/5-month-residencies/  

The Visual Arts AIR program at Byrdcliffe welcomes artists working in painting, sculpture, drawing, works on paper, book arts, ceramics, craft, design, weaving (looms on site), mixed media, installation, film/video, animation, architecture, photography (minimal non-digital darkroom on site), collage, performance, and others. Please email us if you have questions regarding your specific practice's eligibility. We do not currently have printmaking facilities/equipment or a woodshop but welcome these disciplines.

Individual artists participating in Byrdcliffe's Artist-in-Residence program are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $700 for the residency which covers private studio access and a private bedroom in a shared building within a 250-acre mountain campus. You may select your accommodation preferences on the application. Byrdcliffe offers financial aid opportunities to participants based on a combination of need and merit. To be considered for a fellowship, simply check the appropriate boxes and submit the required financial information listed in the Fellowship section of the application, including the first two pages of your tax return. Applicants will only be asked for financial information in order to qualify for funding.

In addition to basic information and preferences, you will be asked to supply the following materials during your AIR application: 

  • 10 images/files (max) of your work
  • 3 short statements (under 200 words/one paragraph each): Bio Statement, Goals, and Approach to Communal Living
  • 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

2019 AiR SESSION DATES:

  • Session 01: Thurs, May 30 – Mon, June 24, 2019
  • Session 02: Thurs, June 27 – Mon, July 22, 2019
  • Session 03: Thurs, Aug 8 – Mon, Sept 2, 2019
  • Session 04: Thurs, Sept 5 – Mon, Sept 30, 2019

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be seen here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/ Or visit our FAQ page: http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/air-faqs/ More questions about Byrdcliffe’s AIR program or required materials? Email AiR@woodstockguild.org


Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA persons, and other historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.  


Application fee if submitted by January 15th, 2019: $45  If submitted after January 15th, 2019: $55

The Byrdcliffe Art Community has received a generous grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation for visual artists living/working in North America (including Mexico and Puerto Rico) who have been displaced or otherwise affected by a natural disaster and are seeking a residency for the 2018 season. This grant includes significant funding for artists affected by the recent earthquakes in Mexico, wildfires in California, hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas, and other natural disasters. Please note that destruction of a home or studio by extremes of weather (e.g. pipes bursting due to freezing) is not covered by this grant.

The Pollock-Krasner grant will offer up to 10 selected visual artists in painting, photography and sculpture (including weaving, ceramics and other 3-D media) a full fellowship to attend the four-week residency. The grant will also provide a stipend to assist with the cost of travel to and from the residency, and supplies to help compensate for lost and damaged materials.

Artists eligible for this grant-funded residency may choose to be considered for the communal living residency, the private live/work space at Varenka, or the couples residency at The Forge when applying. More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be seen here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/

In the File Upload section, you will be asked to upload the following supporting materials for the AIR application: a professional resume/CV, two reference contacts (one personal/one professional), and 10 images/files of your work. In addition to the supplemental materials required to complete the residency application, artists seeking funding through the Pollock-Krasner grant are asked to submit a statement of need (300-500 words), which should describe the importance of the grant to your current situation as an artist affected by natural disaster. Please also include a brief description of the event itself and any damage, if applicable, to personal property including your artwork.
In addition to basic information and preferences, you will be asked to supply the following materials during your AIR application:
 -Work samples
 -3 statements: Bio, Goals, and Approach to Communal Living. Under 200 words each (one paragraph)
 -A current resume or CV
 -Names and contact information for two references
 -A statement of need (300-500 words) describing the importance of the grant to your current situation as an artist affected by natural disaster including a brief description of the event itself and any damage, if applicable, to personal property including your artwork.

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be found here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/ Or visit our FAQ page: http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/air-faqs/ More questions about Byrdcliffe’s AIR program or required materials? Email AiR@woodstockguild.org

Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA persons, and other historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.

 Application fee if submitted by February 1st, 2019: $30  If submitted after February 1st, 2019: $45
 

Byrdcliffe offers two private live/work spaces as part of it's Monthly AiR Program: the Forge and Varenka. Visual artists, writers, musicians, craftspeople, and a broad variety of other disciplines are invited to apply. The Forge is larger and reserved exclusively for couples. Varenka is smaller and generally more suitable for individuals, however equally welcomes any couple who feels confident the space meets their needs. Please note that Byrdcliffe is regretfully unable to accommodate children at this time and that all fires, candles, incense, and other flames are prohibited. 

Varenka is a simple 716 square foot Arts & Crafts style building constructed in 1903 on our 250-acre mountain campus. It allows artists to work in solitude, but is in close proximity to the other communal residency buildings and visual art studios. Varenka artists are included in all of the optional programming of the 4-week residencies housed in the Villetta Inn and Eastover.

Artists are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $1200 for the residency in Varenka which covers the private live/work space including utilities and programming. Byrdcliffe offers financial aid opportunities to participants based on a combination of need and merit. To be considered for a fellowship, artists must submit the financial information requested in the application and attach a PDF of the first two pages of their most recent tax return to the File Upload section. Applicants will only be asked for financial information in order to qualify for funding.


In addition to basic information and preferences, you will be asked to supply the following materials during your AIR application:
 -Work samples whose requirements vary by discipline
 -3 statements, each under 200 words (one paragraph): Bio Statement, Goals, and Approach to Community
 -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 couple, the 2nd artist will be asked to submit similar materials during the application

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be seen here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/ Or visit our FAQ page: http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/air-faqs/ More questions about Byrdcliffe’s AIR program or required materials? Email AiR@woodstockguild.org

Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA persons, and other historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.

Application fee if submitted by January 15th, 2019: $45  If submitted after January 15th, 2019: $55
 

Byrdcliffe offers two private live/work spaces as part of it's Monthly AiR Program: the Forge and Varenka. The Forge is larger and reserved exclusively for couples. Varenka is smaller and generally more suitable for individuals, however equally welcomes any couple who feels confident the space meets their needs. Visual artists, writers, musicians, craftspeople, and a broad variety of other disciplines are invited to apply. Regretfully Byrdcliffe is unable to accommodate children at this time. Fires, candles, incense, and other flames are prohibited in all buildings.

The Forge is one of Byrdcliffe’s largest simple Arts & Crafts style buildings constructed in 1903. It welcomes couples to a private 1350 square foot live/work space within our 250-acre mountain campus. At least one member of the couple must be a working artist and artist couples are encouraged to apply. The Forge has an on-site studio space allowing artists to work in solitude but is located in close proximity to other residency buildings. Resident couples are welcome to participate in all programming of the 4-week communal living residencies housed in the Villetta Inn and Eastover.

Artists are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $1600 for the residency in The Forge which covers the private live/work space, utilities, and programming. Byrdcliffe offers financial aid opportunities to participants based on a combination of need and merit. To be considered for a fellowship, artists must submit the financial information requested in the application and attach a PDF of their most recent tax return to the File Upload section for both members of the couple. Applicants will only be asked for financial information in order to qualify for funding.


In addition to basic information and preferences, you will be asked to supply the following materials during your AIR application:
  -Work samples whose requirements vary by discipline
  -3 statements, each under 200 words (one paragraph): Bio Statement, Goals, and Approach to Community
  -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
  -The 2nd individual will be asked to submit similar materials during the application

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be seen here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/ Or visit our FAQ page: http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/air-faqs/ More questions about Byrdcliffe’s AIR program or required materials? Email AiR@woodstockguild.org

Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA persons, and other historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.

Application fee if submitted by January 15th, 2019: $45  If submitted after January 15th, 2019: $55
 

All forms of original prose, poetry, and nonfiction literature are accepted at Byrdcliffe for the May through September AIR season. Nonfiction in this category may include essays, criticism, journalism, autobiography, monographs, memoirs, and experimental forms.

Individual artists participating in Byrdcliffe's Artist-in-Residence program are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $700 for the residency which covers private studio access and a private bedroom in a shared building within a 250-acre mountain campus. There are also two live/work spaces available for writers. You may select your accommodation preferences on the application.

Byrdcliffe offers financial aid opportunities to participants based on a combination of need and merit. To be considered for a fellowship, simply check the appropriate boxes and submit the required financial information listed in the Fellowship section of the application. Applicants will only be asked for financial information in order to qualify for funding.

In addition to basic information and preferences, you will be asked to supply the following materials during your AIR application:
 -3 statements, each under 200 words (one paragraph): Bio Statement, Goals, and Approach to Communal Living
 -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

  -Fiction and nonfiction: 2 work samples (no more than 20 pages total) 

                   or

  -Poetry: 4 work samples (no more than 12 pages total)


More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be seen here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/ Or visit our FAQ page: http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/air-faqs/ More questions about Byrdcliffe’s AIR program or required materials? Email AiR@woodstockguild.org

Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA persons, and other historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.  

Application fee if submitted by January 15th, 2019: $45
If submitted after January 15th, 2019: $55

Writers working on a screenplay, stage play, teleplay, radio play, and/or an audio drama are accepted at Byrdcliffe in this category for the May through September AIR season. Playwrights are typically given work space in White Pines, the magnificent and quiet original home of Byrdcliffe’s founders. A small number of live/work accomodations are also available. At the heart of the colony is the Byrdcliffe Theater, which seats 100 and is fully equipped with a light board and sound system. Residents are welcome to stage productions here if the Theater is not in use by another theater company.

Individual artists participating in Byrdcliffe's Artist-in-Residence program are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $700 for the residency which covers private studio access and a private bedroom in a shared building within a 250-acre mountain campus. There are also two live/work spaces available for writers. You may select your accommodation preferences on the application.

Support for playwrights is made possible through Byrdcliffe restricted funds, including the Bernard and Shirley Handel Playwright Fellowship. To be considered for a fellowship, artists must fill out and submit the required financial information in the application.

In addition to basic information and preferences, you will be asked to supply the following materials during your AIR application:
  -3 statements, each under 200 words (one paragraph): Bio Statement, Goals, and Approach to Communal Living
  -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
  -1-2 work samples: PDFs up to 10 MB maximum each and/or up to 40 pages of a play, script, or treatment.

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be seen here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/ Or visit our FAQ page: http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/air-faqs/ More questions about Byrdcliffe’s AIR program or required materials? Email AiR@woodstockguild.org

Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA persons, and other historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.

Application fee if submitted by January 15th, 2019: $45  If submitted after January 15th, 2019: $55

Composers, songwriters, and musicians working in a wide range of musical genres are welcome at Byrdcliffe during the May through September 2018 AIR season. Please note regarding equipment: all music composition residents must supply their own keyboard, microphones, headphones, computer, etc. Several pianos are available on Byrdcliffe’s campus, including a recently donated upright Stienway in the studio. Music Composition residents have access to a private studio called the Ice House, a converted outbuilding near the Byrdcliffe Barn where they can work undisturbed as well as several performance spaces that may be utilized for informal presentations of works-in-progress.

Individual artists participating in Byrdcliffe's Artist-in-Residence program are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $700 for the residency which covers private studio access and a private bedroom in a shared building within a 250-acre mountain campus. You may select your accommodation preferences on the application. Byrdcliffe offers financial aid opportunities to participants based on a combination of need and merit. To be considered for a fellowship, artists must fill out and submit the required financial information listed in the application.

In addition to basic information and preferences you will be asked to supply the following support materials during your AIR application: 

-A professional resume / CV

-3 statements, each under 200 words or one paragraph: Bio Statement, Goals, and Approach to Communal Living

-Names and contact information of two references  (one personal/one professional)

-5 music samples (no more than 15 minutes in total) and the scores of the work samples

-If applying for financial aid, the first two pages of your most recent tax return

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be found here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/ Or visit our FAQ page: http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/air-faqs/ Questions about Byrdcliffe’s AIR program or required materials? Email info@woodstockguild.org 

Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA persons, and other historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios. 

Application fee if submitted by January 15th, 2019: $45  If submitted after January 15th, 2019: $55

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