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 firstname.lastname@example.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