Dancer in partial backbend in brown pants with abstract drawing in background

Dancer in partial backbend in brown pants with abstract drawing in background

Series of musicians performing in white tent

Series of musicians performing in white tent

Performers in white outfits and face paint in outdoor landscape with sculptural elements

Performers in white outfits and face paint in outdoor landscape with sculptural elements

Architecture resident presenting small models and other images to a seated audience

Architecture resident presenting small models and other images to a seated audience

Artist in yellow shirt working on painted piece composed of abstract lines

Artist in yellow shirt working on painted piece composed of abstract lines

Large White House in landscape

Large White House in landscape

Red studio barn partially obscured by trees

Red studio barn partially obscured by trees

Close up of porch of house with chairs outside

Close up of porch of house with chairs outside

Residents working at shared desk space in Reynolds house

Residents working at shared desk space in Reynolds house

Various residents gathered on porch of house with wine and snacks

Various residents gathered on porch of house with wine and snacks

Resident in red shirt speaking to seated audience in front of glass windows with visible sound system and tv monitor

Resident in red shirt speaking to seated audience in front of glass windows with visible sound system and tv monitor

Resident seated inside a silo with a microphone and bowl of instruments

Resident seated inside a silo with a microphone and bowl of instruments

Resident presenting their textile work to an audience

Resident presenting their textile work to an audience

Resident in orange shirt painting a large mural

Resident in orange shirt painting a large mural

Music residents performing in Ledig house dining room

Music residents performing in Ledig house dining room

Music residents performing

Music residents performing

Aerial view of sculptures in Art: Omi sculpture park

Aerial view of sculptures in Art: Omi sculpture park

Residents and audience seated outside in front of small pond

Residents and audience seated outside in front of small pond

Resident presenting work to visitors in studio

Resident presenting work to visitors in studio

Architecture resident presenting models and images

Architecture resident presenting models and images

Art Omi

Ghent, NY, United States
  • Art Omi: Architecture is the first residency program of its kind in the nation, inviting 10 early- to mid-career architects from around the world to develop their work during a two week residency on Art Omi's campus in June. Art Omi: Architecture aims to nurture experimentation at the intersection of architecture, art and landscape.
  • Art Omi: Artists invites artists from around the world, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles and practices, to gather for four weeks each summer to experiment, collaborate and share ideas. Concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal.
  • Art Omi: Dance brings together ten accomplished dance artists from around the world for three weeks of creative exchange in late July. Residents experience each other’s creative process and the freedom to play in this in this collaborative residency program.
  • Art Omi: Music invites approximately twelve musicians and composers from around the globe to come together for two and a half weeks in August for a uniquely collaborative music making residency.
  • Art Omi: Writers, formerly known as Ledig House, hosts authors and translators for two weeks to one month throughout the spring and fall. The program’s strong international emphasis provides exposure for global literary voices and reflects the spirit of cultural exchange that is essential to Art Omi’s mission.
Contact

1405 County Rte 22
Ghent, NY 12075
United States

Year Founded
1992
Context
Rural
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Retreat
Residency Length
2 weeks - 4 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
15
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Music
Opera
Digital Media
Electronic Arts
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Urban Planning/Design
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
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Lead workshop for fellow residents
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Opportunity to travel
Immersion in new culture and/context
Unstructured time
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Inspiration from natural environment
Professional development support and/or trainings
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Artist Stipend
200
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

Please see artomi.org for additional sponsorship opportunities. 

Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Pre-orientation
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Links to resources, effective practices, grievance procedures, etc.
Written and or hard copies of text being presented
Staff/volunteer reading information aloud
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Caregiver/Aide/PCA
Housing available on campus
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Miquael Williams
Accessibility Contact Email
residencies@artomi.org
Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

Dorms

Two of three dorm buildings for residences are not accessible. The downstairs of the community house is accessible, except for the bathroom. 

Studios

Upstairs of the Studio Barn is currently unavailable. Art Omi is in the early stages of construction for an elevator and ADA compliant restrooms in the Studio Barn.

Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
Inaccessible
Common/Communal Spaces Information

Art Omi's communal residency spaces are currently partially accessible. 

Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry on campus
Access to laundry in housing
WIFI available in housing
Housekeeping services
Air Conditioned Housing
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
All meals
Groceries provided for residents to prepare their own meals
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Additional Meals Information
Vegan meal options can be requested
Vegetarian meal options can be requested
Gluten-free meal options can be requested
Kosher and halal options can be requested
Food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated
Snack and beverage provided
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details
  • Art Omi: Architecture: Each resident is provided their own desk space at the Studio Barns to use for the duration of the residency. A printer/scanner with 11x17” printing capability will be available, and prints both B&W and color. We offer a large shared table with cutting mats, various knives, and other small tools. Art Omi provides a modest $50 materials allowance. 
  • Art Omi: Artists: Each resident (or team) is given their own studio at the Studio Barns with two clip lights, a power strip, a fan, large table, and two chairs. Art Omi has several printers, speakers, small monitors, and a limited number of tools: a chopsaw, table saw, grinders, sanders, a drill press, compressor, a generator and hand tools. We do not provide nails, screws, paint, or other consumable items. Art Omi has a small kiln for those working in ceramics. Residents are expected to return their studio in the same condition in which it was received. With the exception of some special sponsorships, Art Omi does not provide stipends for materials.
  • Art Omi: Dance: Two dance studios with Marley Dance floors are located on the second floor of our Studio Barns. There are also many unconventional spaces available for site-specific dance throughout the grounds of Art Omi, and residents will be encouraged to use the entire property during residency. There will be shared portable bluetooth/CD players available for residents to use, as well as a sound system on the second floor of our Studio Barns.
  • Art Omi: Music: The Studio Barns are set up with sound systems on the first and second floor. Art Omi does not provide instruments for sole individual use, however we do have some keyboards, pianos, and percussion instruments available to share. 
  • Art Omi: Writers: Each resident is provided an additional bedroom to use as working space.
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Part Time
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Dance Studio Without Sprung Floor
Piano
Electric Kiln
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Printmaking Workspaces
Glass Inking Table
Drying Racks
Woodworking Tools
Tablesaw
Bandsaw
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
Studio support provided by staff
Studio support provided by dedicated tech
Tech hours