Situated on 320 acres of farm and forest bordering the Hurricane Mountain Wilderness area in New York's Adirondack Mountains, Craigardan's creative residencies are open-minded and place-based by design. We welcome all proposals and encourage multi- and interdisciplinary thinking. We support ceramic, literary, visual, and performance artists, as well as farmers, chefs, activists, scholars, and researchers from the region and around the world. We strive to cultivate a dynamic that amplifies each individual’s work and activates collective creativity within the community.
All artists-in-residence receive a scholarship that subsidizes their residency. In addition, Teaching Fellowships are available for all disciplines with the belief that fostering the interaction between artists and the local public is as important as providing sheltered time to artists to further their creative practices.
We provide an intimate program, with up to 10 artists-in-residence at any one time. All residents receive housing; individual studio spaces particular to their discipline; free and open access to all public programs and classes; and a kitchen stocked with seasonal, local and organic ingredients from our farm and partner farms.
Residency Experience Summary
We support artists and scholars at any stage of their career.
Craigardan values equality and justice across all human and environmental domains. We highly encourage applications from people of color, indigenous, women, and LGBTQIA+ artists and scholars.
The actual cost of the residency is $1200 per week. If artists wish to pay the full cost of a residency, they will generously provide scholarship funds to help support other artists.
All accepted applicants are awarded a $700 scholarship per week. With the scholarship, the residency fee is only $500 per week. Artists may also apply for one of our competitive fellowships to cover the full cost of the residency.