Omi International Artists Residency invites visual artists from every continent, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles, to gather in rural New York State to experiment, collaborate and share ideas. During four weeks each June-July, concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal.
Artists are provided with a private studio, shared living quarters, and meals at no cost, but are responsible for their travel and material expenses.
Ghent, New York: United States
Omi is in beautiful rural Columbia County, near the Berkshires, overlooking the Catskill Mountains. Omi is 2-3 hours north of New York City.
- Residency Length: 4 weeks
- Average number of artists in residence at a time: 30
- Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 30
- Application type: Open application
- Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
Facilities & Services
- Housing: Shared bedroom
- Meals: All/most meals are provided by organization
- Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
Stipends / other support
Additional expectations / opportunities
Each session, a distinguished critic/curator is invited to participate as Critic-in-Residence, who leads discussions and makes individual studio visits.
Our Visitors Program enables residents to have conversations with many visiting art critics, gallery owners and prominent artists. Direct engagement with the New York City art world is unmatched by similar residency programs.
The first week of the residency, artists have the opportunity to work with a master printmaker to produce an edition of monotypes. Tamarind Institute master printmakers, Melissa and Ted Braggins, are owners and printers at Pondside Press, located in nearby Rhinebeck. High-quality material is provided: each participating artist is required to donate one print to the printer and one to the Art Omi Collection.
The program culminates with Open Studio Day, during which hundreds of professionals, art lovers, neighbors and friends view work, ask questions and engage with the artists.