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)
-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