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RESIDENCY 108

Residency 108 invites emerging and established artists, writers and thinkers of all disciplines to immerse themselves in their creative practice. We particularly welcome those who work with nature, ecology and the installation of temporary outdoor land-art works. The residency is free apart from the cost of travel and material expenses which must be assumed by the individual. 

Two four week-long residencies are offered each year, one during the month of October and one in May. The program accommodates three artists at a time. Each resident is provided with a room, working facilities and a weekly stipend for food, participants are responsible for cooking their own meals. Each resident will be asked to present their work during the residency and weekly critiques are held as a group, sometimes with a visiting critic.

Location

Germantown, NY, New York: United States

The program takes place on 108 acres of pastoral land which was used as a horse farm in the last century. The property features rolling hills, mowed paths, meadows, densely wooded forests, wetlands with a few ponds of varying size and a seasonal stream. In addition to these ecosystems a variety of native plant species host habitats for birds, reptiles and amphibians. Frequent visitors include coyotes, deer and wild turkeys. The barn is home to chickens, sheep, horses, goats, cats, a cow and a pig. There is also a private residence on the property, which is not available for use by residents.  The residency is located in a remote area; the closest village is a 7-minute drive or 25-minute bike ride. There is no public transportation in the area, and we do not have a vehicle available for resident use apart from a bike. We do however provide weekly trips to shop for supplies and food. Our program is ideal for artists who wish to engage with the landscape and prefer isolation to interaction. If you require constant contact with “civilization” this may not be the program for you.

Statistics

  • Residency Length: 4 weeks
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 3
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 6
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 200

Eligibility

  • Artist Status: Emerging Artists
  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: May apply as a team
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Application deadline: March 01
  • Application Ongoing: No
  • Additional deadline info:
    There are two annual deadlines, one for each of our residency periods in fall and spring. Please see site for dates as they change annually.

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
  • Meals: Residents make own meals/groceries provided
    Participants are responsible for cooking their own meals.
  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: no
    The buildings on the property are not wheelchair accessible, but we are happy to discuss meeting specific needs.
  • Additional studio information: 
    There are currently two studios for artists with a more traditional visual arts practice which share a bathroom and work-sink, located across from the main house. The other workspace is a room in the main house and can be used for writing, composing or a computer-based practice. Please note these spaces vary in size and amenities, and we assign studios based on the perceived needs of each artist’s practice. Residents will not be able to choose their work spaces.

Residency Fees

The residency comes at no cost, participants only assume their own travel and material expenses.

Stipends / other support

Residency 108 provides a weekly stipend for food.

Additional expectations / opportunities

Each resident will be asked to present their work during the residency and weekly critiques are held as a group, sometimes with a visiting critic.

Contact Information