2025 Residency Open Call

Associated Residency Program

In 2012 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts opened its doors to a one-of a-kind artist residency for artists working in paint. In the beautiful rolling hills of central New York and just several hundred yards from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturing facility, a 19th century barn has been transformed into a 21st century artist residency, with large studio spaces and private residency apartments. Artists-in-residence will participate in a completely unique opportunity to explore the widest, most innovative range of materials and technology available today for professional artists working with paint.

With a greater array of materials available to artists than ever before, this is an exciting time in art history. The Golden Foundation Residency Program is specifically designed to assist the professional artist in discovering and exploring the many materials and technologies available today. Through the Golden Foundation, residents will have the unparalleled opportunity to work with dozens of unique materials and technologies.

Our residencies are based on the exploration of innovative uses in waterborne materials, oil paint technology and PanPastels. Residents will discover materials that will challenge the way they think about paint. They will be introduced to materials that will open up new methods and new channels for expression and the creative process.

The Golden Foundation will be offering 6 Residency sessions, each session lasting 4 weeks with up to 3 artists.

Residency Length
4 weeks - 4 weeks
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Art Education
Art History
Environmental Arts
Installation Arts
Mixed Media
Public Art
Visual Arts
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Donate a work of art
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Accessible Housing
ADA Compliant
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Exhibition / Installation Space
Printers + Scanner
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Drying Racks
Large Sinks
Washer And Dryer
Woodworking Tools
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

Included in Residency

  • An unlimited supply of acrylic, watercolor, oil paints, PanPastel and mediums
  • An introduction to custom and experimental products
  • An introduction to the Golden Artist Colors laboratories and manufacturing facilities
  • Opportunities to consult with Paint Technicians and Material Specialists
  • A supply of acrylic, watercolor, Pan Pastels and oil paint materials
  • 24/7 access to 900-1,200 sp. ft. open studio space (Due to shared open studio space, solvent use will be limited.)
  • A spacious private apartment with its own private bathroom with shower
  • Access to a fully-equipped shared kitchen, laundry facilities, wireless Internet access, and spacious common areas
  • 140 acres of pastoral meadows, woodland trails, and meandering brooks
  • Artists must be 25 or older to attend the program.
Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

The Golden Foundation’s goal, since inception, has been to reduce and eventually eliminate the fees for artists to attend the residency. 2017 marked the Golden Foundation’s 20th anniversary, and we celebrated with an art auction! This auction raised enough dollars to allow all artists in the future to come to the residency at no cost. We hope to continue this tradition for years to come. All artists accepted into the residency program receive a generous supply of paint materials and technical support. Artists are responsible for their food expense and preparation as well as travel expenses to and from the residency. Artists should plan to bring their own tools, canvas, and paper. Some canvas and paper will be available through the Golden Foundation. Upon acceptance to the Golden Foundation Residency, a $250 deposit will be required of all residents. 

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

All artists receive an unlimited supply of paint materials provided by Golden Artist Colors.

Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application