$55.00 USD

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


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