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Hearth Farm

Hearth Farm, 29391 Spies Rd., Redwood, NY 13679 (315) 323-4516. A community for contemporary arts and sustainable living, dedicated to fostering mindful lives. Located on a 200-acre working organic farm in the Thousand Islands region, 6 hours from New York City. Shared housing for artists working individually or collaboratively. Up to 4 artists at a time; equipment for woodworking and welding available. Fees of $300 per month include meals, housing, and studio space. Applicants encouraged to first attend fellowship weekends before making a full application.

Harvestworks, AIR Program

Harvestworks, AIR Program, 596 Broadway, #602, New York, NY 10012 (212) 431-1130. Fees charged; 20-60 hours of studio time with access to 3 professional production studios, full-time engineer, tape and other materials. Residencies run Jan. 1 through Sept. 31. Open to artists who use sound, picture, or technology as a creative medium.

The Gell Writers' Center of the Finger Lakes

The Gell Writers' Center of the Finger Lakes, Writers & Books, 740 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607 (716) 473-2590. On 25 acres on Canandaigua Lake; 2 bedroom house; fees charged; year-round; average residencies are 7-10 days.

Fulton Street Gallery

Fulton Street Gallery, 408 Fulton St., Tryo, NY 12180. Summer residency program for 1-2 weeks includes housing, studio, and exhibition. Must meet with the public weekdays and Saturdays. (visual artists)

Experimental Television Center

Experimental Television Center, AIR Program, 109 Lower Fairfield Rd., Newark Valley, NY 13811 (607) 687-4341. Residencies of 3-5 days with personalized instruction and access to low-cost video and computer imaging equipment. Housing, equipment, technical assistance. Fees charged. (media arts)

Ensemble Studio Theater/Playwrights-in-Residence Program

Ensemble Studio Theater/Playwrights-in-Residence Program, 549 W. 52 St., New York, NY 10019 (212) 247-4982. Playwrights only.

Eastern Frontier Society,
http://www.Eastern Frontier Society, 446 Long Ridge Road, Bedford, NY ...

Eastern Frontier Society, 446 Long Ridge Road, Bedford, NY 10506. (914) 764-5411. Provides room, board, and studio on an island of 150 acres. Trails, woods, log buildings, dock, open fields. Facilities are rustic, but do contain plumbing and electricity.

Dieu Donne Papermill

Dieu Donne Papermill, 3 Crosby St., New York, NY 10013 (212) 226-0573. Workspace program; 4 artists selected each year to receive $500 and 5 days at the Mill with full technical assistance and materials. Open to emerging artists working in all disciplines who wish to explore 'the applications of hand-made paper as a viable method of art-making.'

Cuts and Burns Residency Program

Cuts and Burns Residency Program, Outpost Artists Resources, 532 LaGuardia Pl., Box 370, New York, NY 10012 (718) 599-2385. Open to emerging and mid-career artists. Located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Residency provides up to 40 hours (5 days) of free video and audio post-production with a professional editor, full access to facility, and lodging if needed

Cooper Union School of Art

Cooper Union School of Art, 30 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003 (212) 353-4203. Emerging and mid-career artists in painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking. Equipment available, shared campus housing and some meals provided; fees charged.

Copland House

Copland House, PO Box 2177, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 (914) 788-4659. Open to emerging or mid-career composers. One composer at a time (6-8 per year) resides in Aaron Copland's restored NY homoe for 1-2 months. Meals, housekeeping, local transportation, and other needs provided for.

The Cintas Foundation, Inc.

The Cintas Foundation, Inc., Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 (212) 984-5565. Artists of Cuban citizenship or direct descent (having a Cuban parent or grandparent) who do not live in Cuba. Supports architects, writers, composers, and visual artists (including photographers). Fellowships of $10,000 to pursue artistic activities in the US or other countries.

Center for Photography at Woodstock

Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498 (914) 679-9957. Workshops and residencies.

Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art (CEPA)

Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art (CEPA), 700 Main St., 4th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-2717. Year-round residency program; funds projects from emerging and established visual artists from NY; residents interact with local community through public lectures, studio visits with student artists, high school discussions.

Byrd Hoffman Foundation/The Watermill Center

Byrd Hoffman Foundation/The Watermill Center, 131 Varick St., Suite 908, New York, NY 10013 (212) 620-0220. Runs a multi-disciplinary center for studies in the arts and humanities on the south shore of Long Island, 'for artists, students, and individuals of all ages and backgrounds to explore the creative process.' Apprenticeship training with master artists. Hosts the Watermill Collection and study center for Asian and Tribal Arts.

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, The Woodstock Guild, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498 (914) 679-2079. Fees; up to 16 week long residencies, average length 4 weeks, June through Sept.; residents make own meals; up to 10 artists at a time; fees charged, residents provide own meals.

Bronx Writers' Center

Bronx Writers' Center, Van Lier Literary Program, 2521 Glebe Ave., Bronx, NY 1046101486. (718) 409-1265. 3 9-month residencies plus $7,000 fellowship given to NY poets and fiction writers under 30.

Bronx Council on the Arts

Bronx Council on the Arts, 1738 Hone Ave., Bronx, NY 10461. Offers grants, performances, exhibits, and residencies. Open to artists living in the Bronx only. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Blue Mountain Center

Blue Mountain Center, P.O. Box 109, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812 (518) 352-7391. No fees; residencies of one month between June 15 and October 15; 15 artists at a time. 'Particularly interested in fine work which evinces social and ecological concern.' Located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains.

Basically Modern Arts Sanctuary

Basically Modern Arts Sanctuary, 468 Lobdell Mill Rd., Westerloo, NY 12193 (518) 797-3728. Residency on the northern edge of the Catskill Mountains in a house surrounded by wilderness and a river, the Basic Creek. Can accomodate one artist at a time (or one partnered couple) for residencies of 2 to 10 days from May to October. Open to composers, visual artists, writers, and others from the US and abroad. Artist gets a bedroom, private office, all meals. Access to Steinway grand piano, wireless internet connection. No fees. Sponsored by the Basso Moderno Duo.

The Asian Cultural Council

The Asian Cultural Council, 280 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016. Supports residencies in Japan for American artists pursuing creative projects; residencies usually from 1 to 6 mos.


ArtPark, Box 371, Lewiston, NY 14902 (716) 754-9000. Payment $450/wk. Plus living allowance of $200 and travel allowance; residencies range from one to six weeks.


ART/OMI, 55 Fifth Ave., 15th flr., New York, NY 10003 (212) 206-5660. Runs Ledig House studios in a converted 1830 farmhouse in NY's Hudson River Valley, near Chatham; rooming in nearby houses; no fees; awards 12-20 three week residencies per year.

Alfred University, NYSCA Residency Program

Alfred University, NYSCA Residency Program, 1 Saxon Dr., Alfred, NY 14802 (607) 871-2111. Institute for Electronic Arts residencies of one week, open to artists making experimental cross-disciplinary work in video, sonics, large format digital prints, CD-ROM and DVD. Artists receive housing, travel, studio equipment access, and technical support

The Edward F. Albee Foundation, Inc

The Edward F. Albee Foundation, Inc., 14 Harrison St., New York, NY 10013 (212) 226-2020. Runs the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center in Montauk, NY (a.k.a. 'The Barn'); residencies for up to 6 people at a time; one month residencies from June 1 to Oct. 1; no fees; residents responsible for own meals, transportation.

Printmaking Council of NJ

Printmaking Council of NJ, 440 River Rd., Somerville, NJ 08876 (908) 725-2110. 1 month resiedncies, $2,000 stipend, plus housing allowance. Some teaching, exhibition. 45 minutes from NYC. Printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, photography, and experimental

Peters Valley Crafts Center

Peters Valley Crafts Center, 19 Kuhn Rd., Layton, NJ 07851 (973) 948-5200. AIR Program in fine crafts located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area; open studios; year round. Stipend paid. Residents coordinate the summer workshop program, including scheduling, studio management, selection of studio assistants. This amounts to a part-time job. One resident each in blacksmithing, ceramics, fibers, fine metals, photography, and woodworking.

Newark Museum

Newark Museum, Arts Workshop for Adults, 49 Washington St., Box 540, Newark, NJ 07101. 1 month residency in clay, fiber, fine metals, jewelry, enameling, sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Artist Residencies

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Artist Residencies, c/o Peters Valley Craft Education Center, 19 Kuhn Rd., Layton, NJ 07851 (973) 948-5200. Open to all craft artists. Residencies are scheduled year-round.

Creative Glass Center of America

NEW JERSEY Creative Glass Center of America, Denise Gonzalez Dendrinos, Program Coordinator, 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville, NJ 08332 (609) 825-6800 ext. 2733. Housing, stipend, equipment, technical assistance. 4 glass artists at a time; 3 months; fellows work in view of museum visitors for 12 hours/wk.

Pyramid Atlantic

Pyramid Atlantic, 6001 66th Ave. #103, Riverdale, MD 20737 (301) 459-7154. Artists collaborate with master printers and papermakers to extend their work and ideas. Artists may pursue one-of-a-kind works or editioned paperworks, printworks, or artist books; technical and staff support available.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 263-5544. AIR Program; especially interested in artists working in alternative or new processes who can work in a 200 sq. ft. space.

Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812 (301) 492-6229. Not technically a residency program, since no housing is provided, although considered by the National Park Service as part of their programs for working artists. Rent-free studios on the grounds of a former amusement park (although artists must pay utilities fee); artists must provide classes, studio tours, demonstrations for field trips and festivals. Funky atmosphere; lots of public interaction. 9 residencies of 3 years each and 3 of 1 year each. Open to individuals or groups of 2D and 3D visual artists, photographers, craftspeople, performers, and musicians. (visual and performing arts)

Evergreen House

Evergreen House, Johns Hopkins University, 4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210. (410) 516-0341. Two-month summer residency for visual artists who live out of state. Provides housing, large individual studio, $2,000 stipend, exhibition with publication, access to collections. (visual arts)

Baltimore Clayworks

MARYLAND Baltimore Clayworks, 5706 Smith Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209 (410) 578-1919. One year AIR for an artist working in ceramics, pays small stipend, one artist per year. No housing provided. Studio space, access to equipment, solo exhibition. (visual arts)

Sea Change Residencies/Gaea Foundation

Sea Change Residencies/Gaea Foundation, 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009 (202) 232-2304. Residency in Provincetown MA, on Cape Cod. Supports artists 'whose work is creating fundamental shifts in public perceptions of reality and possibility, and activists who employ creative and artistic tools in the struggle for change.' Housing, workspace and stipend provided; artists must provide own meals. Application by nomination only. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Partners of the Americas

Partners of the Americas, 1424 K St. NW #700, Washington, DC 20005. 1 month; artist exchange among US, Latin American, and Caribbean countries; airfare, room, board with families, expense money.

NEA International Program

NEA International Program, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20506 (202) 682-5422. Two month residencies in Canada or Mexico, six month fellowships in Japan.

Center for Arts and Religion

Center for Arts and Religion, Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016 (202) 885-8617. Open to artists producing spiritually oriented and influenced art; one-year residency includes studio, stipend, paid teaching, exhibition. Artists must arrange own housing. Open to all, all media

ARCH Artist in Residency Program

ARCH Artist in Residency Program, ARCH Development Corporation, 1227 Good Hope Rd. SE, Washington, DC 20020. (202) 889-5000, ext. 109. Offers free live/work space to one woodworker per year in the Anacostia neighborhood of the city. Artist must donate 15 hours a week teaching woodworking and carpentry skills to children and young adults. Exhibition opportunities. Additional residency programs in visual arts and photography are planned.

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-6466 x7101. National and international artists; residency of up to 8 weeks with stipend; accomodations and studio space. Artists must work with community groups on projects; exhibition at the center may be offered.

Vermont Studio Center

Vermont Studio Center, PO Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656 (802) 635-2727. 4-12 week residencies; fees charged, some financial support; up to 50 artists and writers per mo. Other services include library, slide showings, readings, art supply store, visiting artist series, fitness activities. Located in the heart of the Green Mtns. Access to all facilities at nearby Johnson State College for residents include sport, library, computer lab privleges. (visual and literary arts)

Vermont Music and Arts Center

Vermont Music and Arts Center, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT 05851 (802) 626-9371. Residencies and workshops for serious amateur chamber musicians to 'take a vacation with music.' (performing arts)

Vermont Carving Studio

Vermont Carving Studio, PO Box 613, Proctor, VT 06765 (617) 894-9173. Studio spaces for sculptors working in marble, other stones, and wood. (visual arts)

Kokoro Studio Retreat Center

Kokoro Studio Retreat Center, RR 1, Box 192, Castleton, VT 05735. (802) 273-2278. Facilities include: studios, Japanese bath, steam, sauna, massage, pond, waterfall, extensive stone yard. Resident artists, supportive critiques, small groups, or retreat options available. Lodging options vary from tent, tepee, lodge, or private cabins. Fee ranges from $20-85/night; residencies from 1 day to 1 month. (visual, literary arts)

The Hall Farm Center for Arts and Education

The Hall Farm Center for Arts and Education, 392 Hall Dr., Townshend, VT 05353 (802) 365-4483. 200-year old former farm on 221 acres in the southeastern corner of the state. Residencies of one week to one month covers room and board, and takes place during two residency sessions: June 10- July 17 and July 29 - Sept. 18. Open to fiction and nonfiction writers, poets, playwrights, painters, performers, composers, photographers, sculptors, and other artists. (literary, performing, visual arts)

Dorset Colony House

Dorset Colony House, PO Box 519, Dorset, VT 05251 (802) 867-2223. Up to 8 writers at a time; residencies from 1 week to several mos.; fees charged; writers must cook own meals and provide own food. Near the Green Mountains in Southern Vermont. (literary, performing, visual arts)

Compost Art Center

Compost Art Center, PO Box 265, Hardwick, Vermont (802) 472-9613. Residencies in an 1800s farmhouse on 25 rolling acres. Daily, weekly, or monthly rates. Spouse accomodations can be arranged. Ceramics studio, darkroom, 3500 sq. ft. of performance/exhibition space. Nightclub, restaurant and bar also on premises. (visual, performing, and literary arts)

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, Inc.

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, Inc., PO Box 495, Marble Street, West Rutland, VT 05777 (802) 438-2097. A rehabilitated, extinct marble quarry in the Green Mountains in Central Vermont; no fees; artists purchase and prepare own food; 2 month residencies for artists working in stone carving; 2 artists at a time; year-round. (visual arts)

Woonsocket Neigborhood Development Corporation

Woonsocket Neigborhood Development Corporation (401) 762-0993. Supports year-long residencies by a single community-friendly professional artist (and family) with free rent in spacious 3-bedroom apartment, in exchange for 5/hours per week working with local kids. Woonsocket is a former mill city located in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, 20 minutes from Providence. All media welcome: visual arts, film, video, theater, computer art, storytelling, dance, poetry or other writers, folk arts, crafts. 'We believe in the importance and transformative power of the arts as part of a comprehensive community revitalization effort,' says Executive Director Joe Garlick.

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