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2018 Byrdcliffe Artist-in-Residence Opportunities for Visual Artists

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Posted by: Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
Deadline: Thu, February 15th, 2018

2018 Byrdcliffe Artist-in-Residence Opportunities for Visual Artists

2018 4-week Residency Sessions

Session 1: Thursday, May 24th - Monday, June 18th, 2018

Session 2: Thursday, June 21st - Monday, July 16th, 2018

Session 3: Thursday, August 9 - Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Session 4: Thursday, September 6th - Monday, October 1st, 2018

Application Deadline: February 15th, 2018

Applications only accepted through Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Submittable site:

The Visual Arts AIR program at Byrdcliffe welcomes artists working in the areas of painting, sculpture, drawing/works on paper, ceramics, craft, design, weaving, installation, photography (please note: very minimal non-digital darkroom facility on site), and film/video. If you are interested in printmaking, please contact us to discuss access to equipment before you apply.

Artists participating in Byrdcliffe’s Artist-in-Residence program are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $700/month to attend 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 to participants based on a combination of need and merit. In 2016, this support was made possible through the generosity of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Byrdcliffe restricted funds, including the Milton and Sally Avery Fund for Visual Art. To be considered for a fellowship, artists must 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 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:

Questions about Byrdcliffe’s AIR program or required materials? Email:

Since its founding in 1902, the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, located in the historic, unique community of Woodstock, NY, is one of the earliest utopian art colonies in America, located only 2.5 hours north of New York City. Byrdcliffe has welcomed artists like Bob Dylan, Philip Guston, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Eva Hesse, and hundreds more, to and live and work on a 250-acre property surrounded by the serene beauty of the Catskill Mountains.

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.


Posted on Tue, January 2nd, 2018
Expires on Thu, February 15th, 2018

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