The Golden Foundation 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 and oil paint technology. 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.
237 Bell Road
New Berlin, NY 13411
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
Included in Residency
- An unlimited supply of acrylic, watercolor and oil paints 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 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.
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 2018 and 2019 to come to the residency at no cost. We hope to continue this tradition for the future. 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.
The Residency Barn is equipped with an elevator that spans all 3 floors. One apartment is designed for wheelchair access, with a large bathroom and wide areas. This room is also equipped with an emergency light for the fire alarm.
The program is fully accessible to artists with limited mobility including movement though out the residency barn and access to material sessions at Golden Artist Colors.
One studio space has a set of 4 stairs to access. This would not be accessible by wheelchair but two other studios are available that are wheelchair accessible. There are ramps to several entrances to the building as well.
Housing & Accomodation
Shared kitchen, dining, living room space as well as extra public bathrooms. Each private apartment has its own private bathroom.
Studio & Facilities
The studio spaces are individual and open (no closed door studio space). Each studio is equipped with a studio sink, tables (many heights), chairs/stools, easels, tool board, drop cloths, glass palettes and much more.
Only heat access, there is no air conditioning in the building.