5-Month applications are closed as of 11:59 PM on Friday, Dec 20. 

Monthly Residency Applications Now Available, deadline February 15

Byrdcliffe offers an inspiring combination of residency, educational, exhibition, and performance programs that encourage creative collaboration among artists, students, arts professionals, and the public in the tranquil mountains of Woodstock, NY. 

Founded in 1902, Byrdcliffe is one of the earliest utopian art communities in America. Located approximately 2 hours north of New York City in the unique community of Woodstock, NY, Byrdcliffe has welcomed artists like Eva Hesse, Bob Dylan, Philip Guston, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and hundreds more to and live and work surrounded by the serene beauty of the Catskill Mountains on a 240-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. The primary criterion for acceptance to Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is artistic excellence or demonstrated commitment to one’s field of endeavor. Artists in multiple disciplines are welcome to apply including writing, visual arts, weaving, ceramics, composers, darkroom photo, digital photo, film makers, playwrights, healing artists, and more.

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be found on our website:

http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residencies/

Or visit our FAQ page:

http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/air-faqs/

Still have questions about Byrdcliffe’s AIR program or required materials?

AiR@woodstockguild.org

Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Emerging and established artists of all ages 18+ and backgrounds including women, LGBTQIA+, people of color, 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. Only registered service animals can be accommodated in the main communal buildings.

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 elements of nature are present. Artist's are responsible for determining the suitability of spaces for their group's unique needs before applying to or attending Byrdcliffe.

Exhibition Dates: Thurs Feb 27 - Mon Feb 29

Opening reception and readings/performances (for residents in non-visual disciplines): ???????? 4:00-6:00pm. 

Panel talks for all able to attend: ?????????? 3:00-4:00pm. Moderated by curators Erika McCarthy & James Adelman.

Drop Off and Pick Up Dates:  ??????????


FOR VISUAL ARTISTS:

Please (please!) follow the file-naming conventions before submitting. With 70+ artists sending up to 5 files each, you can imagine the administrative difficulty of juggling hundreds of files with names like IMG_3784

Artwork for consideration/size limits: 

Spatial limits are 60” high x 60” wide (depth variable based on medium). Artworks larger than 60 inches in any direction will be considered only if being transported by you personally. 


Please NAME YOUR FILES with your last name, underscore, and artwork title.

Examples: Picasso_Guernica.jpg; Frankenthaler_TalesOfGenji.tiff; Barney_Cremaster3.mov

1 to 4 (size dependent) works by each artist will be selected.  Once work is selected, you will be sent a loan agreement to be filled out and returned promptly.

Artwork needs to arrive with us no sooner than ?????????, and no later than the morning of ????????. The show will be laid out on the afternoon of ??????????.


FOR WRITERS:

Please (please!) follow the file-naming conventions before submitting. With 70+ artists sending up to 5 files each, you can imagine the administrative difficulty of juggling hundreds of files with names like IMG_3784....I thank you humbly...

A time limit per artist presenting during the panel discussion will be established once we have a sense of how many are able to participate.

Equipment:

If your work requires a projector, monitor, or other technology, please indicate whether you will provide that yourself or need that from us. We have 1 digital projector, three 28-inch flatscreen monitors, and 2 media players. Given these limitations, it is very helpful to us if artists can provide their own technology. The Kleinert/James Center for the Arts has a 5.5-foot Steinway B and standard PA system.

Writers in all genres: 

We will have a reading station with short pieces or excerpts available for gallery visitors to read when coming to see the show. These will be presented on a laptop. 

For curatorial purposes, please email me up to 3 work samples, a maximum of 5 pages each, of work either made during your residency or inspired by the residency.

Please NAME YOUR FILES with your last name, underscore, and title. Example: Shakespeare_Hamlet.pdf


COMPOSERS, SOUND ARTISTS, FILM-MAKERS, OTHER

COMPOSERS / SOUND ARTISTS:

The exhibition will have audio station using iPhones/iPods and headphones. It would be very helpful if artists are able to provide their own audio equipment. 

For curatorial purposes, please email me up to 3 audio files (or links to audio files) of work either made during your residency or inspired by the residency. 

Please NAME YOUR FILES with your last name, underscore, and title. Example: Oliveros_ByeByeButterfly.mp3


FILM / VIDEO ARTISTS

If you are sending files too large to email, please send a link for download.

For curatorial purposes, please provide me with up to 3 video files (or links to video files) of work either made during your residency or inspired by the residency.

Please NAME YOUR FILES with your last name, underscore, and title. Example: Scorsese_TaxiDriver.mov


OTHER:

If the above guidelines don't apply to you, please email me to discuss the best way of submitting work to the curators. Every resident who participated in either Byrdcliffe's 4-week or year-round/seasonal residency programs last year in is eligible to be in this show, and we will consider all media.

Unfortunately we can't offer housing if you are traveling for the opening celebrations, as in April neither the Villetta nor Eastover is up and running yet. We may be able to find overnight lodging for a few participants with board members and other Byrdcliffe supporters, so please let me know if this is something you'd like us to try and arrange. 

And please (please!) follow the file-naming conventions above before submitting. With 70+ artists sending up to 5 files each, you can imagine the administrative difficulty of juggling hundreds of files with names like IMG_3784....I thank you humbly...


GETTING ARTWORK TO THE GALLERY:

Artwork needs to arrive with us no sooner than ?????????, and no later than the morning of ????????. The show will be laid out on the afternoon of ??????????.

The address for shipment is:

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

34 Tinker St.

Woodstock NY 12498

attn: Gallery Director AiR Show

We look forward to seeing your submissions!

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. This grant includes artists affected by the earthquakes in Mexico, wildfires in California, hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Please note that destruction of a home or studio by extremes of weather (e.g. pipes bursting due to freezing, etc) are not covered by this grant.

The Pollock-Krasner grant will offer a full fellowship and stipends to attend the four-week residency in Woodstock, NY for up to 4 selected visual artists. The grant will cover all fees plus provide a stipend up to $500 to assist with travel to and from the residency and an additional materials reimbursement up to $500 to help compensate for lost and damaged materials. Eligible disciplines include painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, weaving, ceramics, and other visual media.

Artists awarded this grant-funded residency are provided a private studio and private bedroom within one of two communal buildings with shared baths, kitchens, and common areas. Each session hosts 16-21 artists and lasts just under four weeks. All activities are optional. There is a weekly grocery/supply trip and artists are invited to participate in optional  programming such as a welcome dinner, work-share, weekly Barn Cafes, outings, and more, or residents can choose to work in solitude during their entire stay. Sessions conclude with an Open Studio event at the Villetta Inn, a quintessential Summer Woodstock happening that combines visual arts, readings, music, and community. This event is free to the public with refreshments served. Residents will have an opportunity to participate in an exhibition at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts following their residency.

You will be asked to provide the following materials for the The Pollock-Krasner Natural Disaster Relief program application

  • Basic personal info 
  • Building and scheduling preferences
  • CV or Professional resume
  • Names and contact of two references (not all are contacted).
  • Up to 10 images or work samples varying by discipline with information list (titles, dates, etc)
  • Brief statements about your work, background, and why you'd like to be here or how you might use the time
  •  Income amounts and the first two pages of your most recent tax return or other financial documentation
  • A 300-500 word statement describing the importance of the grant to your situation as an artist affected by natural disaster. Include a brief description of the event itself and any damage, if applicable, to personal property including artwork and supplies.

2020 Dates

Session 1: Thurs, May 28 – Mon, June 22

Session 2: Thurs, June 25 – Mon, July 20

Session 3: Thurs, Aug 6 – Mon, Aug 31

Session 4: Thurs, Sept 3 – Mon, Sept 29

Fees:
Eligible accepted artists pay no fees but are responsible for their own food.

Awards:

Up to $500 travel reimbursement and up to an additional $500 materials reimbursement.

Byrdcliffe graciously thanks all of our supporters for making our awards possible! Including major contributions from The Pollock Krasner Foundation as well as the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bernard and Shirley Handel, the National Endowment for the Arts, numerous individual donors and local businesses, and artists like you!

Please note
Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Emerging and established artists of all ages and backgrounds including women, LGBTQIA+, people of color, immigrants, 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. Registered service animals only can be accommodated in the main communal buildings.
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 elements of nature are present.


More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs:
http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/
FAQ page: http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/air-faqs/
Further questions about Byrdcliffe?  Email air@woodstockguild.org

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 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 as well.

The residency includes a private studio and private bedroom within one of two communal buildings with shared baths, kitchens, and common areas. Each session hosts 16-21 artists and lasts just under four weeks. All activities are optional. 

here is a weekly grocery/supply trip and artists are invited to participate in optional  programming such as a welcome dinner, work-share, weekly Barn Cafes, outings, and more, or residents can choose to work in solitude during their entire stay. Sessions conclude with an Open Studio event at the Villetta Inn, a quintessential Summer Woodstock happening that combines visual arts, readings, music, and community. This event is free to the public with refreshments served. Residents will have an opportunity to participate in an exhibition at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts following their residency.

You will be asked to provide the following materials for the Monthly Residency program application:  

  • Basic personal info 
  • Building and scheduling preferences
  • CV or Professional resume
  • Names and contact of two references (not all are contacted).
  • Up to 10 images or work samples varying by discipline with information list (titles, dates, etc)
  • Brief statements about your work, background, and why you'd like to be here or how you might use the time
  • If applying for financial aid: Income amounts and the first two pages of your most recent tax return

2020 Dates

Session 1: Thurs, May 28  –  Mon, June 22

Session 2: Thurs, June 25 – Mon, July 20

Session 3: Thurs, Aug 6   –   Mon, Aug 31

Session 4: Thurs, Sept 3   –  Mon, Sept 29

Fees

Subsidized fee of $750 for the residency includes a private studio and private bedroom within one of two communal buildings with shared baths, kitchens, and common areas. Accommodation preferences and needs are stated within the application.

A deposit of 50% is due upon acceptance to the program with the remaining balance due one month prior to arrival. The residency deposit is non-refundable. In the case of a cancellation, we will only consider a refund of the residency fee if the space can be filled with another resident. 

Fellowships and additional support

Byrdcliffe offers a number of fellowships each summer based on a combination of financial need and artistic merit, ranging from partial to full coverage of residency fees. To be eligible for these fellowships, simply check the appropriate boxes in the Fellowship section of the application and provide requested financial information. For need based awards this includes the first two pages of your most recent tax return. This information is unavailable to jurors and reviewed after acceptance decisions have been made.

Byrdcliffe offers the following fellowships for the upcoming season with help from our granting partners:

  • The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for Artists Affected by Natural Disaster (Full fee & stipend)
  • The annual Mantooth/Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color (Full fee)
  • The annual Ford/Knauth Fellowships for LGBTQIA+ community members (Full fee)
  • The annual Bernard and Shirley Handel Playwright Fellowship (Full fee)
  • The Milton and Sally Avery Fellowships for visual artists (Full fee)
  • Need based support provided by private donors and individual supporters ($100 – 750 fee reduction)

Byrdcliffe graciously thanks all of our supporters for making these awards possible! Including major contributions from The Pollock Krasner Foundation as well as the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bernard and Shirley Handel, the National Endowment for the Arts, numerous individual donors and local businesses, and artists like you!


Please note

Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Emerging and established artists of all ages and backgrounds including women, LGBTQIA+, people of color, 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 children at this time. Registered service animals only can be accommodated in the main communal buildings.

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 elements of nature are present.


More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs: 

http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/ 

FAQ page: http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/air-faqs/

Further questions about Byrdcliffe?  Email air@woodstockguild.org

Ceramic Artists are provided with a private ceramics studio adjacent to the main ceramics workshop space. Studios have natural light, a large, ceramics work-surface, wheel and shelving. Byrdcliffe has an electric and gas kiln for residents’ use. Ceramic artists must be able to work independently, have prior experience in glaze mixing and kiln firing, and are asked to bring their own materials and tools, including clay tools, buckets, apron, etc.

The residency provides a private furnished bedroom and linens within one of two communal buildings with shared baths, kitchens, and common areas. Each session hosts 16-21 artists and lasts just under four weeks. All activities are optional. There is a weekly grocery/supply trip and artists are invited to participate in programming such as a welcome dinner, work-share, weekly Barn Cafes, outings, and more, or residents can choose to work in solitude during their entire stay. Sessions conclude with an Open Studio event at the Villetta Inn, a quintessential Summer Woodstock happening that combines visual arts, readings, music, and community. This event is free to the public with refreshments served. Residents will have an opportunity to participate in an exhibition at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts following their residency.

Ceramic artists may apply for 1, 2, or 4 sessions to accommodate logistics.

You will be asked to provide the following materials for the Monthly Residency program application:

  • Basic personal info 
  • Building and scheduling preferences
  • CV or Professional resume
  • Names and contact of two references (not all are contacted).
  • Up to 10 images or work samples with information list (titles, dates, etc)
  • Brief statements about your work, background, and why you'd like to be here or how you might use the time
  • If applying for financial aid: Income amounts and the first two pages of your most recent tax return

2020 Dates

Session 1: Thurs, May 28 – Mon, June 22

Session 2: Thurs, June 25 – Mon, July 20

Session 3: Thurs, Aug 6 – Mon, Aug 31

Session 4: Thurs, Sept 3 – Mon, Sept 29

Fees
Subsidized fee of $750 for the residency includes a private studio and private bedroom within one of two communal buildings with shared baths, kitchens, and common areas. Accommodation preferences and needs are stated within the application.
A deposit of 50% is due upon acceptance to the program with the remaining balance due one month prior to arrival. The residency deposit is non-refundable. In the case of a cancellation, we will only consider a refund of the residency fee if the space can be filled with another resident.


Fellowships and additional support
Byrdcliffe offers a number of fellowships each summer based on a combination of financial need and artistic merit, ranging from partial to full coverage of residency fees. To be eligible for these fellowships, simply check the appropriate boxes in the Fellowship section of the application and provide requested financial information. For need based awards this includes the first two pages of your most recent tax return. This information is unavailable to jurors and reviewed after acceptance decisions have been made.


Byrdcliffe offers the following fellowships for the upcoming season with help from our granting partners:

  • The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for Artists Affected by Natural Disaster (Full fee & stipend)
  • The annual Mantooth/Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color (Full fee)
  • The annual Ford/Knauth Fellowships for LGBTQIA+ community members (Full fee)
  • The Milton and Sally Avery Fellowships for visual artists (Full fee)
  • Need based support provided by private donors and individual supporters ($100 – 750 fee reduction)

 Byrdcliffe graciously thanks all of our supporters for making these awards possible! Including major contributions from The Pollock Krasner Foundation as well as the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bernard and Shirley Handel, the National Endowment for the Arts, numerous individual donors and local businesses, and artists like you!

Please note
Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Emerging and established artists of all ages and backgrounds including women, LGBTQIA+, people of color, 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. Registered service animals only can be accommodated in the main communal buildings.
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 elements of nature are present.

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs:
http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/
FAQ page: http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/air-faqs/
Further questions about Byrdcliffe?  Email air@woodstockguild.org

The AiR program at Byrdcliffe supports writers and researchers in most disciplines including arts writing, playwright, curatorial, fiction / nonfiction, graphic novel, journalism, poetry, screen writing, video / film, and animation. Please email us if you have questions regarding your specific practice's eligibility.

The residency includes a private studio and private bedroom within one of two communal buildings with shared baths, kitchens, and common areas. There are also two live / work writing spaces available. The program is interdisciplinary and each session hosts 16-21 artists and lasts just under four weeks during which all activities are optional.

There is a weekly grocery/supply trip and artists are invited to participate in optional programming such as a welcome dinner, work-share, weekly Barn Cafes, outings, and more, or residents can choose to work in solitude during their entire stay. Sessions conclude with an Open Studio event at the Villetta Inn, a quintessential Summer Woodstock happening that combines visual arts, readings, music, and community. This event is free to the public with refreshments served. Residents will have an opportunity to participate in an exhibition at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in Spring following their residency.


You will be asked to provide the following materials for the Monthly Residency program application:

  • Basic personal info 
  • Building and scheduling preferences
  • CV or Professional resume
  • Names and contact of two references (not all are contacted).
  • Brief statements about your background and why you'd like to be here or how you might use the time
  • If applying for financial aid: Income amounts and the first two pages of your most recent tax return

Work samples vary by discipline:

  • Fiction, nonfiction, research, prose: 2 work samples totaling 20 pages or less in PDF format, no more than 10mb each.
  • Poetry: 2 or more work samples totaling 20 pages or less in PDF format.
  • Playwright, screenplay, graphic novel, or treatment: Up to 40 pages total PDF format.

2020 Dates

Session 1: Thurs, May 28 – Mon, June 22

Session 2: Thurs, June 25 – Mon, July 20

Session 3: Thurs, Aug 6 – Mon, Aug 31

Session 4: Thurs, Sept 3 – Mon, Sept 29

Fees
Subsidized fee of $750 for the residency includes a private studio and private bedroom within one of two communal buildings with shared baths, kitchens, and common areas. Accommodation preferences and needs are stated within the application.
A deposit of 50% is due upon acceptance to the program with the remaining balance due one month prior to arrival. The residency deposit is non-refundable. In the case of a cancellation, we will only consider a refund of the residency fee if the space can be filled with another resident. 

Fellowships and additional support
Byrdcliffe offers a number of fellowships each summer based on a combination of financial need and artistic merit, ranging from partial to full coverage of residency fees. To be eligible for these fellowships, simply check the appropriate boxes in the Fellowship section of the application and provide requested financial information. For need based awards this includes the first two pages of your most recent tax return. This information is unavailable to jurors and reviewed after acceptance decisions have been made.

Byrdcliffe offers the following fellowships for the upcoming season with help from our granting partners:

  • The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for Visual Artists Affected by Natural Disaster (Full fee & stipend)
  • The annual Mantooth/Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color (Full fee)
  • The annual Ford/Knauth Fellowships for LGBTQIA+ community members (Full fee)
  • The annual Bernard and Shirley Handel Playwright Fellowship (Full fee)
  • The Milton and Sally Avery Fellowships for visual artists (Full fee)
  • Need based support provided by private donors and individual supporters ($100 – 750 fee reduction)

Byrdcliffe graciously thanks all of our supporters for making these awards possible! Including major contributions from The Pollock Krasner Foundation as well as the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bernard and Shirley Handel, the National Endowment for the Arts, numerous individual donors and local businesses, and artists like you!

Please note
Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Emerging and established artists of all ages and backgrounds including women, LGBTQIA+, people of color, and other historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Regretfully Byrdcliffe is unable to accommodate young children at this time. Registered service animals only can be accommodated in the main communal buildings.
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 elements of nature are present.

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs:
http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/
FAQ page: http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/air-faqs/
Further questions about Byrdcliffe?  Email air@woodstockguild.org

Composers, musicians, and other performers are provided with private and private studio called the Ice House, a converted stand alone building with an upright Steinway piano. A 10-15 minute walk from the main residency buildings near the Byrdcliffe Barn, the Ice House’s location allows for composers to work undisturbed. Byrdcliffe also has several performance spaces that might be utilized for informal presentations of works-in-progress. Please email us if you have questions regarding your specific practice's eligibility.

The residency includes a private bedroom within one of two communal buildings with shared baths, kitchens, and common areas. Each session hosts 16-21 artists and lasts just under four weeks. All activities are optional. There is a weekly grocery/supply trip and artists are invited to participate in optional  programming such as a welcome dinner, work-share, weekly Barn Cafes, outings, and more, or residents can choose to work in solitude during their entire stay. Sessions conclude with an Open Studio event at the Villetta Inn, a quintessential Summer Woodstock happening that combines visual arts, readings, music, and community. This event is free to the public with refreshments served. Residents will have an opportunity to participate in an exhibition at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts following their residency.


You will be asked to provide the following materials for the Monthly Residency program application:

  • Basic personal info 
  • Building and scheduling preferences
  • CV or Professional resume
  • Names and contact of two references (not all are contacted).
  • Brief statements about your background and why you'd like to be here or how you might use the time
  • If applying for financial aid: Income amounts and the first two pages of your most recent tax return

Work samples varying by discipline:

  • Musicians/Composers: 5 music samples totaling 15 minutes or less along with titles and dates (10 MB max. each: MP3, M4A, WAV, etc). Composers: please additionally include scores of the uploaded work samples (PDF).
  • Dance / Performance / Acting: 2-3 video or audio samples totaling 15 minutes or less. Accepted formats: MP4, MOV, AVI, MP3, WAV, M4A

2020 Dates

Session 1: Thurs, May 28 – Mon, June 22

Session 2: Thurs, June 25 – Mon, July 20

Session 3: Thurs, Aug 6 – Mon, Aug 31

Session 4: Thurs, Sept 3 – Mon, Sept 29

Fees
Subsidized fee of $750 for the residency includes a private studio and private bedroom within one of two communal buildings with shared baths, kitchens, and common areas. Accommodation preferences and needs are stated within the application.
A deposit of 50% is due upon acceptance to the program with the remaining balance due one month prior to arrival. The residency deposit is non-refundable. In the case of a cancellation, we will only consider a refund of the residency fee if the space can be filled with another resident. 

Fellowships and additional support
Byrdcliffe offers a number of fellowships each summer based on a combination of financial need and artistic merit, ranging from partial to full coverage of residency fees. To be eligible for these fellowships, simply check the appropriate boxes in the Fellowship section of the application and provide requested financial information. For need based awards this includes the first two pages of your most recent tax return. This information is unavailable to jurors and reviewed after acceptance decisions have been made.

Byrdcliffe offers the following fellowships for the upcoming season with help from our granting partners:

  • The annual Mantooth/Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color (Full fee)
  • The annual Ford/Knauth Fellowships for LGBTQIA+ community members (Full fee)
  • The annual Bernard and Shirley Handel Playwright Fellowship (Full fee)
  • Need based support provided by private donors and individual supporters ($100 – 750 fee reductions)

Byrdcliffe graciously thanks all of our supporters for making these awards possible! Including major contributions from The Pollock Krasner Foundation as well as the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bernard and Shirley Handel, the National Endowment for the Arts, numerous individual donors and local businesses, and artists like you!

Please note
Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Emerging and established artists of all ages and backgrounds including women, LGBTQIA+, people of color, 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. Registered service animals only can be accommodated in the main communal buildings.
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 elements of nature are present.


More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs:
http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/
FAQ page: http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/air-faqs/
Further questions about Byrdcliffe?  Email air@woodstockguild.org

Byrdcliffe offers two private live/work cottages as part of it's Monthly AiR Program: The Forge and Varenka. You may apply for one or both. The Forge is larger (1300 sq ft.) and reserved exclusively for couples. Varenka is smaller (716 sq ft.) and generally more suitable for individuals, however equally welcomes any couple who feels confident the space meets their needs. Couples applications are reviewed independently and scores averaged, at least one applicant must be a practicing creative. A link is provided on completion of the first application for additional co-applicants to complete the same form with a substantially reduced application fee.
A broad variety of disciplines are invited to apply including Visual artists, writers, healers musicians, and craftspeople, to name a few. Artists spend the session living and working independently in simple Arts & Crafts style buildings constructed in 1903. Each building has a full bath, kitchen, and separate bedroom and are located in close proximity of the main communal buildings.
Artists are part of the larger monthly group and invited to participate in all optional programming of the communal residency, such as weekly shopping trips, work share, and open studios, but are also welcome to work in solitude. Animals allowed on a case by case basis, but Byrdcliffe is regretfully unable to accommodate children at this time. All fires are prohibited in and near the buildings including candles, incense, and other flames.
 You will be asked to provide the following materials for the Monthly Residency program application:

  • Basic personal info 
  • Building and scheduling preferences
  • CV or Professional resume
  • Names and contact of two references (not all are contacted).
  • Up to 10 images or work samples varying by discipline with information list (titles, dates, etc)
  • Brief statements about your background and why you'd like to be here or how you might use the time
  • If applying for financial aid: Income amounts and the first two pages of your most recent tax return
  • If applying as a pair: Full names of  all co-applicants. Upon completing the first submission, you will be emailed a link for additional members of your group to submit the same materials listed above.

2020 Dates

Session 1: Thurs, May 28 – Mon, June 22

Session 2: Thurs, June 25 – Mon, July 20

Session 3: Thurs, Aug 6 – Mon, Aug 31

Session 4: Thurs, Sept 3 – Mon, Sept 29
Fees
Artists are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $1250 per session for a residency in Varenka. Artists are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $1450 per session for a residency in the Forge. This includes the private live / work space, utilities, programming, and access to all communal spaces.
Fellowships and additional support
Byrdcliffe offers a number of fellowships each summer based on a combination of financial need and artistic merit, ranging from partial to full coverage of residency fees. To be eligible for these fellowships, simply check the appropriate boxes in the Fellowship section of the application and provide requested financial information. For need based awards this includes the first two pages of your most recent tax return. This information is unavailable to jurors and reviewed after acceptance decisions have been made.
Byrdcliffe offers the following fellowships for the upcoming season with help from our granting partners:

  • The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for Artists Affected by Natural Disaster (Full fee & stipend)
  • The annual Mantooth/Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color (Full fee)
  • The annual Ford/Knauth Fellowships for LGBTQIA+ community members (Full fee)
  • The annual Bernard and Shirley Handel Playwright Fellowship (Full fee)
  • The Milton and Sally Avery Fellowships for visual artists (Full fee)
  • Need based support provided by private donors and individual supporters ($100 – 600 fee reduction)

 Byrdcliffe graciously thanks all of our supporters for making these awards possible! This includes major contributions from The Pollock Krasner Foundation as well as the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bernard and Shirley Handel, the National Endowment for the Arts, numerous individual donors and local businesses, and artists like you!

Please note
Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Emerging and established artists of all ages and backgrounds including women, LGBTQIA+, people of color, 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. Registered service animals only can be accommodated in the main communal buildings.
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 elements of nature are present.
 
More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs:
http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/
FAQ page: http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/air-faqs/
 Further questions about Byrdcliffe?  Email air@woodstockguild.org

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