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2016 Artist-in-Residence Pinkie Strother in their studio + visitors
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Omi International Arts Center

Omi International Arts Center hosts international visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers on 300 acres in the Hudson Valley region of New York, amidst a 10-acre contemporary sculpture park, The Fields Sculpture Park.

Omi International Arts Center has four distinct residency programs:

  • Art Omi International Artists Residency invites 30 visual artists from around the world every July for a four-week residency
  • Writers Omi hosts 40 writers and translators from around the world for up to two months each year
  • Music Omi brings together 12-15 musicians/composers from around the world in August for three weeks
  • Dance Omi brings together 10 dancers/choreographers from around the world for three weeks in late August

Through a competitive jury process, residents are chosen and invited to attend at no cost to themselves, except travel. Abundant, catered meals and comfortable, beautiful lodgings are provided.


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: 2-4 weeks
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 100
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 1000


  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: May apply as a team
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Additional deadline info:
    Applications are accepted online November 1 to 30 for the following summer residency session. Please visit our website for more information.

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility, Shared bedroom
    Visual artists sleep 2 to a room; all other programs have private rooms.
  • Meals: All/most meals are provided by organization
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
    Living quarters, studios, and public areas are wheelchair accessible.
  • Studios/special equipment: Book Arts, Ceramics / Pottery, Dance / Choreography, Digital media, Exhibition / Installation, Fiber arts, Music studio (non-recording), Painting, Photography (digital), Printmaking, Sculpture, Woodworking

Residency Fees


Stipends / other support

See web site for fellowships available.

Additional expectations / opportunities

Contact Information

1405 County Route 22
Ghent, New York 12075
United States
Tel: (518) 392-4747