$55.00 USD

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


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