$55.00 USD

The Forge, one of Byrdcliffe’s largest cottages, welcomes couples for a 4-week residency in a private live/work space within a 250-acre mountain campus. At least one half of the couple must be a working artist but two artists or collaborative couples are encouraged to apply. The Forge has an on-site studio space and is located in close proximity to other residency buildings. Resident couples are welcome to participate in all programming of the 4-week communal living residencies housed in the Villetta Inn and Eastover.

Visual artists and craftspeople in all media, writers, musicians, composers, architects, filmmakers, and artists in other disciplines are invited to apply for the couples residency at The Forge.

In the File Upload section, you will be asked to upload the following support materials for each working artist  who will be participating in the Couples residency application: a professional resume/CV(s), a bio for each member of the couple, names and contact information of two references (one personal/one professional) for each working applicant, and work samples that are relevant to the artistic practice of each artist member of the couple.

Couples participating in Byrdcliffe's Artist-in-Residence program are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $1600 for the 4-week residency which covers the private living space/studio located in The Forge. 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 the most recent tax return to the File Upload section for BOTH members of the couple looking to participate in the residency.

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 visual artists (painting, sculpture and photography only) 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 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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