$55.00 USD

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



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