Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Monthly AiR Program Applications Are Available Dec 15th. Due Midnight Feb 10th 


5 Month Seasonal Residency Applications   Expired Midnight Dec 10th  - If you narrowly missed this deadline due to glitches, tech problems, or other forces beyond your control, please contact us via email at air@woodstockguild.org  (Hey, we've been there too :) 

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


Since its founding in 1902, the Byrdcliffe Art Community, located in the unique community of Woodstock, NY, is one of the earliest utopian art colonies in America. Located under 2.5 hours north of New York City, Byrdcliffe has welcomed artists like Bob Dylan, Philip Guston, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Eva Hesse, and hundreds more, to and live and work on a 250-acre property surrounded by the serene beauty of the Catskill Mountains. Please note Byrdcliffe is in the deep woods with simple historic buildings. Mice, deer, ticks, chipmunks, bunnies, bears, owls, dust, leaf mold, and other possible irritants are present.

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/

Fellowships are available for artists based on need and merit. To be eligible, simply check the appropriate boxes in the Fellowship section of the application. Applicants will only be asked for financial information in order to qualify for need based funding.

Byrdcliffe received a generous grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation for visual artists living/working in North America displaced or otherwise affected by natural disasters. Significant funding is 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 fill out the separate application called: 2019 Residency & Support Fellowships for Visual Artists Affected by Natural Disaster (available via Submittable Dec 15).

Byrdcliffe is offering the following fellowships with the support of our granting partners for the 2019 AiR season:

  • The annual Mantooth/Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color.
  • The annual Monica Coleman/Kate Pierson Fellowship for a woman artist.
  • The annual Bernard and Shirley Handel Playwright Fellowship. 
  • The annual Ford/Knauth Fellowships for LGBTQ artists. 
  • Pollock-Krasner Foundation Support Fellowships for Visual Artists Affected by Natural Disaster
  • Financial need based aid


Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild