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Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild AiR Program

ALL BYRDCLIFFE RESIDENCIES 2018
(First use Link to inform yourself THEN click on Link to apply online)

4-week Artist Residency & full Fellowship for Visual Artists Affected by Natural Disasters working in North America. The Pollock-Krasner grant will offer up to 20 selected visual artists in all media a full fellowship to attend the four-week residency. The grant will also provide a stipend to assist with the cost of travel to and from the residency, and supplies to help compensate for lost and damaged materials. This grant includes significant funding for artists affected by the recent earthquakes in Mexico, wildfires in California, hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas, and other natural disasters.

CLICK HERE for more information about the 4-week residency
http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/
Application deadline extended to March 23rd, 2018 – CLICK HERE TO APPLY!
https://woodstockbyrdcliffeguild.submittable.com/submit

5-month residency: private cottage with studio; programming optional
CLICK HERE for available COTTAGES:
http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residencies/5-month-residencies/
Application deadline: November 30, 2017 – CLICK HERE TO APPLY!
https://woodstockbyrdcliffeguild.submittable.com/submit

4-week residency at Varenka: private cottage with studio. Programming includes Open Studios,
Work Shares, Visiting Artists, and more...
CLICK HERE for more Info about VARENKA:
http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residencies/varenka/
Application deadline: March 1, 2018 – CLICK HERE TO APPLY!
https://woodstockbyrdcliffeguild.submittable.com/submit

4-week couple’s residency at The Forge: private cottage for a couple, 1 studio. Programming includes Open Studios, Work Shares, Visiting Artists, and more.
CLICK HERE for more info about The Forge:
http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residencies/the-forge/
Application deadline: March 1, 2018 – CLICK HERE TO APPLY!
https://woodstockbyrdcliffeguild.submittable.com/submit

4-week residency: communal living, private bedroom and studio, shared kitchen and common spaces. Programming includes Open Studios, Work Shares, Visiting Artists, and more.
CLICK HERE for more info about the 4-week Artist in Residence (AiR) Program:
http://www.woodstockguild.org/air-program/
Application deadline: March 1, 2018 – application will be available on November 15, 2017!

Location

Woodstock, New York: United States

Since its founding in 1902, Byrdcliffe has welcomed artists—Bob Dylan, Philip Guston, Eva Hesse, and hundreds more—to and live and work surrounded by 250 acres of the Catskill Mountains’ serene natural beauty right at Woodstock NY. Byrdcliffe offers several types of residency ranging from four weeks to five months for artists in multiple disciplines. http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residencies/

Statistics

  • Residency Length: 4 weeks
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 15
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 60
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 350

Eligibility

  • Additional eligibility information: 

    Byrdcliffe expects applicants with a vital Art Practice and Contemporary Craft Practice who are open for working and thinking cross all disciplines of Art Today. We are one of the longest actively running residencies in America which started 1902. Byrdcliffe is an Art Colony which is proud to grow an Art Community since its beginnings. We are looking for artists who are interested to be a part of a social network , who like to share ideas and life and who love to debate in order to create Art which is inclusive. We have NO age restriction! Use our Links to get more Information and to Apply ONLINE:
    http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residencies/

  • Application deadline: March 01
  • Additional deadline info:
    Our first Deadline for our 5-month residency: private cottage with studio IS NOW NOVEMBER 30th , 2017 ALL OTHER AiR PROGRAMS are DUE at March 1, 2018 See Link: http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residencies/

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house), Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
    We are located on Upper Byrdlciffe Road. We do have parking for your car. We provide some free Bicycles for those who have no car. You can arrive in Woodstock by BUS (Trailways from NYC) or Train (AMTRAK to Rhinecliffe ) and we can pick you up.
  • Studios/special equipment: Ceramics / Pottery, Painting, Photography (non-digital), Sculpture
  • Additional studio information: 
    FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE: http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residencies/ Each Visual Artist is provided with a private art studio. Studios vary in size, however all have good, natural light, access to running water and a large worktable. There are easels and extra work surfaces for those who need it. Artists are advised to bring their own materials and tools, including power tools and a camera for documenting work, if necessary. Ceramic Artists are provided with a private ceramics studio adjacent to the main ceramics workshop space. Studios have natural light, a large, ceramics work-surface, wheel and shelving. Byrdcliffe has an electric and gas kiln for residents’ use. Ceramic artists must be able to work independently, have prior experience in glaze mixing and kiln firing, and are asked to bring their own materials and tools, including clay tools, buckets, apron, etc. Please contact air@woodstockguild.org for further information about Byrdcliffe’s ceramics studio. Weavers will have two Looms to work with. Composers are provided with a private studio called the Ice House, a converted outbuilding near the Byrdcliffe Barn. A short walk from the main residency buildings, the Ice House’s location allows for composers to work undisturbed. Byrdcliffe also has several performance spaces that may be utilized for informal presentations of works-in-progress. Writers are provided with a private writing studio, either in White Pines or in one of the residency buildings. White Pines is a short distance walk from the Villetta Inn or Eastover. Some writers are given a larger room to serve as both their live and work accommodations. Writing studios contain the essentials – a worktable, comfortable chair and lighting. Most studios have wifi, although some studios are out of range. Writers must provide their own computer.

Residency Fees

SEE FEES HERE (Example: 700 Dollars for 4 Weeks Summer OR Variable Rents for Couple Residency and 5 Month Long Residencies) CLICK HERE TO GET ALL DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT ALL AiR PROGRAMS 2018: http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residencies/

Stipends / other support

Full and partial Fellowships available

Additional expectations / opportunities

Byrdcliffe expects applicants with a vital Art Practice and Contemporary Craft Practice who are open for working and thinking cross all disciplines of Art Today. We are one of the longest actively running residencies in America which started 1902. Byrdcliffe is an Art Colony which is proud to grow an Art Community since its beginnings. We are looking for artists who are interested to be a part of a social network , who like to share ideas and life and who love to debate in order to create Art which is inclusive. We have NO age restriction !

Contact Information

34 Tinker Street (Our Office - Residency is around 144 Upper Byrdcliffe Rd)
Woodstock, New York 12498
United States