residency opportunity: The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program
Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides artists of exceptional
talent with uninterrupted time and creative space to research and create
new work. Lasting four weeks (or a possible eight weeks for ceramic
artists), residencies provide artists with private studio space within a
community of peers and the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art
Colony. Artists are invited to participate in open studios,
work-shares, communal dinners and field trips, or may spend their
residency working in the creative solitude of a private studio.
Byrdcliffe’s residencies are particularly beneficial to those who find
it restorative to live in a simple, communal environment in close
proximity to natural beauty.
by the Catskill Mountains and just west of the Hudson River, the
Byrdcliffe Art Colony is home to over 80 artists each year, with 60
being hosted by the Artist in Residence Program while the remainder are
those who benefit from our artists’ housing. Beyond the AIR program, the
Colony is comprised of more than a dozen artist cottages, the
Byrdcliffe Theater, the Byrdcliffe Barn, a tennis court and the Mt.
Guardian hiking trail, as well as the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
which is located in the center of Woodstock. At Byrdcliffe creative
time is sacrosanct, and artists are given free rein to decide what
activities will contribute to their residency experience. Byrdcliffe
offers a unique experience in simplicity of living amid the natural
beauty of a 250 acre campus of protected fields and woodland. At the
same time, Byrdcliffe provides the opportunity to live in a community of
creative people of all ages and backgrounds who are dedicated to
honoring the creative spirit.
Please apply using the Visual Artists’ online application!! Byrdcliffe
accepts artists working in handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques. To
be eligible for the residency, artists must have prior experience in
glaze mixing and kiln firing. CERAMIC ARTISTS CAN APPLY FOR 8 WEEK SESSIONS.
Application Deadline:February 15, 2016
Session Dates: Each
four week session is limited to 12-15 individuals. Candidates may apply
for additional weeks in the event a space becomes available. Most
sessions conclude with an Open Studio where residents share their work
with each other and the regional artistic community.
Session I:June 1 – June 27, 2016 (4 weeks)
Session II:June 29 – July 25, 2016 (4 weeks)
Session III:August 10 – September 5, 2016 (4 weeks)
Session IV:September 7 – October 3, 2016 (4 weeks)