Since its founding in 1902, the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, located in the historic, unique community of Woodstock, NY, is one of the earliest utopian art colonies in America, located only 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.

The AiR Program offers several residency options ranging from four weeks to five months in duration, with various live/work spaces available for each session. Artists in multiple disciplines are welcome to apply including, but not limited to, writing, visual arts, weaving, ceramics, composers and playwrights. View a full list of the residency opportunities here: http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residencies/

Fellowships are available for artists based on need and merit. The Byrdcliffe Art Colony has received a generous grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation for artists living/working in North America 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, and hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas. To be considered for this grant, just be sure to check the appropriate box(es) in the residency applications below, and to fill out the separate application in Submittable, called 2018 Residency & Support Fellowships for Visual Artists Affected by Natural Disaster.

Byrdcliffe is also offering the following fellowships with the support of our granting partners for the 2018 AiR season:

  • The annual Mantooth/Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color.

  • The annual Monica Coleman/Kate Pierson Fellowship for a self-identified woman artist.

To be eligible for these fellowships, simply check the appropriate boxes in the Fellowship section of the application. 

Please note that the Byrdcliffe Art Colony is located deep in the woods, with its housing and studios in historic buildings. Mice, ticks, leaf mold, and other possible irritants are present.


The Byrdcliffe Art Colony 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 20 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.

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. Self-identified women, people of color, LGBTQIA and other underrepresented artists are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe also offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.



The Visual Arts AIR program at Byrdcliffe welcomes artist working in the areas of painting, sculpture, drawing/works on paper, ceramics, craft, design, weaving, installation, photography (please note: very minimal non-digital darkroom facility on site), and film/video. If you are interested in printmaking, please contact us to discuss access to equipment before you apply.

In the File Upload section, you will be asked to upload the following supporting materials for the Visual Arts AIR application: a professional resume/CV, names and contact information of two references (one personal/one professional), and 10 images/files of your work.

Artists participating in Byrdcliffe's Artist-in-Residence program are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $700/month to attend which covers studio access and accommodations within a 250-acre mountain campus. You may select your accommodation preferences on the application.

Byrdcliffe offers financial aid to participants based on a combination of need and merit. In 2016, this support was made possible through the generosity of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Byrdcliffe restricted funds, including the Milton and Sally Avery Fund for Visual Art. To be considered for a fellowship, artists must fill out and submit the required financial information as listed in the application under question #8. You will also need to attach a PDF of your most recent tax return to the File Upload section.

Beyond the general need and merit based aid available through the fellowship application, Byrdcliffe is offering the following fellowships with the support of our granting partners for the 2018 AiR season:

  • The annual Mantooth/Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color.

  • The annual Monica Coleman/Kate Pierson Fellowship for a self-identified woman artist.

  • The Pollock-Krasner fellowship for visual artists (painting, sculpture and photography only) living/working in North America who have been affected by a natural disaster including, but not limited to, the recent wildfires in California, earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas.

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be seen here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/

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. Self-identified women, people of color, LGBTQIA and other underrepresented artists are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe also offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.

Application fee if submitted by January 15th, 2018: $45              

If submitted after January 15th, 2018: $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, but are not located in private studios. 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 4-week residency which covers studio access and accommodations 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.

Beyond the general need and merit-based aid available through the fellowship application, Byrdcliffe is offering the following fellowships with the support of our granting partners for the 2018 AiR season:

  • The annual Mantooth/Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color.

  • The annual Monica Coleman/Kate Pierson Fellowship for a self-identified woman artist.

  • The Pollock-Krasner fellowship for artists living/working in North America who have been affected by a natural disaster including, but not limited to, the recent wildfires in California, earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas. The fellowship is only available to visual artists.

In the File Upload section, you will be asked to upload the following support materials for the Music Composition residency application: a professional resume/ CV, 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, please include the first two pages of your most recent tax return.

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be seen here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/

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. Self-identified women, people of color, LGBTQIA and other underrepresented artists are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe also offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.

Application fee if submitted by January 15th, 2018: $45              

If submitted after January 15th, 2018: $55

 


All forms of original prose, poetry, and nonfiction literature are accepted at Byrdcliffe for the May through September 2018 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 4-week residency which covers studio access and accommodations within a 250-acre mountain campus. You may select your accommodation preferences on the application.. To be considered for a fellowship, or need-based financial aid, artists must fill out and submit the required financial information as listed in the application.

In the File Upload section, you will be asked to upload the following support materials for the Writing residency application: a professional resume/CV, names and contact information of two references  (one personal/one professional),  2 work samples (no more than 20 pages total) of fiction and nonfiction, or 4 work samples (no more than 12 pages total) of poetry. If applying for financial aid, please include the first two pages of your most recent tax return.

Beyond the general need and merit-based aid available through the fellowship application, Byrdcliffe is offering the following fellowships with the support of our granting partners for the 2018 AiR season:

  • The annual Mantooth/ Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color.

  • The annual Monica Coleman/ Kate Pierson Fellowship for a self-identified woman artist.

  • The Pollock-Krasner fellowship for artists living/working in North America who have been affected by a natural disaster including, but not limited to, the recent wildfires in California, earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas. This fellowship is for visual artists only.

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be seen here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/

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. Self-identified women, people of color, LGBTQIA and other underrepresented artists are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe also offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.

Application fee if submitted by January 15th, 2018: $45              

If submitted after January 15th, 2018: $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 2018 AIR season. Playwrights are typically given a work space in White Pines, the magnificent and quiet original home of Byrdcliffe’s founders. 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 4-week residency which covers studio access and accommodations 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.

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.

Beyond the general need and merit-based aid available through the fellowship application, Byrdcliffe is offering the following fellowships with the support of our granting partners for the 2018 AiR season:

  • The annual Mantooth/ Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color.

  • The annual Monica Coleman/ Kate Pierson Fellowship for a self-identified woman artist.

  • The Pollock-Krasner fellowship for artists living/working in North America who have been affected by a natural disaster including, but not limited to, the recent wildfires in California, earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas. This fellowship is for visual artists only.

In the File Upload section, you will be asked to upload the following support materials for the Playwriting/Screenwriting residency application: a professional resume/CV, names and contact information of two references l(one personal/one professional), one to two work samples. PDFs of work samples can be up to 10 MB maximum each and/or up to 40 pages of a play, script, or treatment. If applying for financial aid, please include the first two pages of your most recent tax return.

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be seen here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/

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. Self-identified women, people of color, LGBTQIA and other underrepresented artists are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe also offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.

Application fee if submitted by January 15th, 2018: $45              

If submitted after January 15th, 2018: $55



Byrdcliffe welcomes individual artists for a 4-week residency in a private live/ work space at Varenka, located within our 250-acre mountain campus. Varenka, a simple wood Arts & Crafts style building built in 1903, is approximately 716 square feet and allows artists to work in solitude, but in close proximity to other residency buildings. Varenka artists have access to all of the programming of the 4-week communal living residencies housed in the Villetta Inn and Eastover.

Individual artists participating in Byrdcliffe's Artist in Residence program are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $1200 for the 4-week residency in Varenka which covers the private live/work space offered by this building. Visual artists and craftspeople in all media, writers, musicians, composers, architects, filmmakers, and artists in other disciplines are invited to apply.

In the File Upload section, you will be asked to upload the following support materials for the residency at Varenka application: your professional resume, work samples that are relevant to your artistic practice.

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 as listed in the application under question #8. You will also need to attach a PDF of your most recent tax return to the File Upload section.

Beyond the general need and merit-based aid available through the fellowship application, Byrdcliffe is offering the following fellowships with the support of our granting partners for the 2018 AiR season:

  • The annual Mantooth/ Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color.

  • The annual Monica Coleman/ Kate Pierson Fellowship for a self-identified woman artist.

  • The Pollock Krasner fellowship for artists living/ working in North America who have been affected by a natural disaster including, but not limited to, the recent wildfires in California, earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas.

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be seen here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/

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. Self-identified women, people of color, LGBTQIA and other underrepresented artists are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe also offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.

Application fee if submitted by January 15th, 2018: $45              

If submitted after January 15th, 2018: $55 


The Forge, one of Byrdcliffe’s largest cottages, welcomes couples for a 4-week residency in a private live/work space within a 250-acre mountain campus. At least one half of the couple must be a working artist but two artists or collaborative couples are encouraged to apply. The Forge has an on-site studio space and 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.

Visual artists and craftspeople in all media, writers, musicians, composers, architects, filmmakers, and artists in other disciplines are invited to apply for the couples residency at The Forge.

In the File Upload section, you will be asked to upload the following support materials for each working artist  who will be participating in the Couples residency application: a professional resume/CV(s), a bio for each member of the couple, names and contact information of two references (one personal/one professional) for each working applicant, and work samples that are relevant to the artistic practice of each artist member of the couple.

Couples participating in Byrdcliffe's Artist-in-Residence program are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $1600 for the 4-week residency which covers the private living space/studio located in The Forge. 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 as listed in the application under question #8. You will also need to attach a PDF of the most recent tax return to the File Upload section for BOTH members of the couple looking to participate in the residency.

Beyond the general need and merit based aid available through the fellowship application, Byrdcliffe is offering the following fellowships with the support of our granting partners for the 2018 AiR season:

  • The annual Mantooth/ Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color.

  • The annual Monica Coleman/ Kate Pierson Fellowship for a self-identified woman artist.

  • The Pollock Krasner fellowship for visual artists (painting, sculpture and photography only) living/ working in North America who have been affected by a natural disaster including, but not limited to, the recent wildfires in California, earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in Florida, Puerto Rico and Texas.

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be seen here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/

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. Self-identified women, people of color, LGBTQIA and other underrepresented artists are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe also offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.

Application fee if submitted by January 15th, 2018: $45       
       
If submitted after January 15th, 2018: $55