Image includes large letters that read "CALL FOR POETS" with a background image of Bethany's spacious and beautiful natural landscape and gardens.

Image includes large letters that read "CALL FOR POETS" with a background image of Bethany's spacious and beautiful natural landscape and gardens.

Image includes large letters that read "In recognition of 27th anniversary of National Poetry Month in April 2023, Bethany Arts Community is offering its third annual Poetry Residency. For this week-long residency from April 3-10, 2023, BAC offers room, board, a studio, 3 basic meals, & a $225 stipend. Apply by January 3, 2023 via Submittable. " Image includes a background image of Bethany's spacious and beautiful natural landscape and gardens.

Image includes large letters that read "In recognition of 27th anniversary of National Poetry Month in April 2023, Bethany Arts Community is offering its third annual Poetry Residency. For this week-long residency from April 3-10, 2023, BAC offers room, board, a studio, 3 basic meals, & a $225 stipend. Apply by January 3, 2023 via Submittable. " Image includes a background image of Bethany's spacious and beautiful natural landscape and gardens.

Poetry Residency Spring 2023 at Bethany Arts Community

Ossining, NY, United States

In recognition of the 27th anniversary of National Poetry Month in April 2023, Bethany Arts Community (BAC) in Ossining, NY is offering its third annual residency focused on poetry.  

Bethany Arts Community designs its residencies to allow artists an opportunity to enjoy an environment where artists from different disciplines can work near each other, creating opportunities for cross-pollination, collaboration, and connection. Residents will find both solitude and community with a small cohort of other poets and artists sharing the residency. 

For our Poetry Residency, we encourage applications from individual poets as well as poet/artist pairs. Poet/Artist pairs must consist of one poet and another artist in any medium. Poet/Artist pairs must apply jointly and include a proposal for a collaborative project while in residency and CVs for both members of the team.  

The Poetry Residency is for one week, Monday, April 3rd to Monday, April 10th, artists are provided room & board, a studio, 3 basic meals a day, and a $225 stipend upon completion of the residency. Artist is responsible for transportation to and from BAC. 

Application Deadline: January 3, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST 

Notifications: February 3, 2023 

*If you have concerns about accommodations for your artistic practice, please email: submit@bethanyarts.org 

If you have issues using the submission form, please contact Submittable. 

Contact

40 Somerstown Road
Ossining, NY 10562
United States

Year Founded
2015
Context
Suburban
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Thematic
Community-engaged
Residency Length
8 days - 8 days
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
8
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Discipline
Poetry
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
Give artist talk or presentation
Teach in studio
Lead workshop for the public
Lead workshop for fellow residents
Lead a skill share
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Opportunity to travel
Immersion in new culture and/context
Unstructured time
Unrestricted funding
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Inspiration from natural environment
Inspiration from cultural context
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities for work with the local community
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
10
Artist Stipend
225
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

The Poetry Residency is for one week, Monday, April 3rd to Monday, April 10th, artists are provided room & board, a studio, 3 basic meals a day, and a $225 stipend upon completion of the residency. Artist is responsible for transportation to and from BAC. 

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Pre-orientation
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
Full description of accessibility on campus
Accessible seating
Staff/volunteer reading information aloud
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
ADA Compliant
Caregiver/Aide/PCA
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
BAC Staff
Accessibility Contact Email
submit@bethanyarts.org
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

Bethany's residency experience is unique to the artist, their needs, and their work. We encourage applicants with limited mobility to apply and we will do our best to work uniquely with the artist to accommodate their needs if accepted to the residency program. 

Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Accessible Housing
ADA Compliant
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
ADA Compliant
Common/Communal Spaces Information

Common/Communal spaces include: two small kitchenettes, dining area, two lounge areas, outdoor gardens, and artistic/studio spaces if not being used by other artists at that time. 

Additional Housing Information
No laundry access
WIFI available in housing
Air Conditioned Housing
Meals Provided
All meals
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Residents have access to private kitchen
Additional Meals Information
Vegan meal options can be requested
Vegetarian meal options can be requested
Gluten-free meal options can be requested
Food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
Computer and internet connection provided in studio area (private)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

Each resident will be provided with their own personal studio space, including a desk, chair, lamp, fan, closet, and shelving. All studios include natural light and have beautiful views of our grounds. 

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Exhibition / Installation Space
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Theater
Dance Studio With Sprung Floor
Piano
Easels
Large Sinks
Woodworking Tools
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
Studio support provided by staff
Air Conditioned
Heat and Cool control access