Kaatsbaan Cultural Park Weekend Retreat Residency Program

The Kaatsbaan Cultural Park Weekend Retreat Residency Program ​​provides opportunities for artists of all genres to create, live, and collaborate in the idyllic countryside of the Hudson Valley. In addition to studio space, meals, and housing on our Hudson Valley campus, these weekends offer an extraordinary environment for cultural innovation and excellence.

Kaatsbaan Weekend Retreats are tailored to accommodate individual artists and small groups spanning various creative disciplines. This new residency program offers affordable access to spacious studios and specialized workspaces for dancers, writers, visual artists, composers, musicians, and designers. Residencies are generously subsidized and include essential amenities such as individual, hotel-style rooms and healthy, locally sourced meals. 

In its pilot year, the Weekend Retreat Residency Program takes place during three weekends: 

January 19 - 21, 2024; February 9 - 11, 2024; March 15 - 17, 2024. 

The cost of a Kaatsbaan Weekend Retreat begins at $500 for an individual artist. Group costs begin at $500 for the first artist adding $250 for each additional artist. Premium lodging in one of our 2-bedroom Gatehouse Apartments is also available for a rate of $1000. The apartments include private kitchens, a bathroom, and lounge areas. 

Three studios are available for music, theater and dance artists/ensembles. Additionally, three spaces are designated for individual artists such as writers, makers, painters, and composers.

There is no application deadline
Residency Length
3 days - 3 days
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
16
Collaborative Residency
N/A
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Costume/Fashion Design
Digital Fabrication
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Opera
Symphony
Animation
Augmented Reality
Computing
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Virtual Reality
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Urban Planning/Design
Biology
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Science
Art Conservation
Art Education
Art History
History
Mathematics
Philosophy
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
All meals
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Theater
Dance Studio With Sprung Floor
Piano
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Additional Eligibility Information

To apply for the Weekend Retreat Residency Program, please complete the Inquiry Form.

Early inquiries are strongly encouraged to secure your preferred dates.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
60
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
100
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
500
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

The cost of a Kaatsbaan Weekend Retreat begins at $500 for an individual artist. Group costs begin at $500 for the first artist adding $250 for each additional artist. Premium lodging in one of our 2-bedroom Gatehouse Apartments is also available for a rate of $1000. The apartments include private kitchens, a bathroom, and lounge areas.  

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application