Beltway Poetry Quarterly

Mid Atlantic

Adirondack Center for Writing

Adirondack Center for Writing, Anne LaBastille Residency, PO Box 956, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 (518) 354-1261. Located on Twitchell Lake in Adirondack State Park. Two week residency for writers (literary arts).

Albee Foundation

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 5 people at a time for 1 month from June 1 to Oct. 1; no fees; residents responsible for own meals, transportation. Housing and studios in a 1920s converted barn. Located at the tip of Long Island with a range of ocean and bay-side beaches nearby. (visual, literary arts)

Alfred University

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. Housing, travel, studio equipment access, and technical support (media arts)

Arts Center of Yates County

Arts Center of Yates County, 127 Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527. (315) 536-8226.  Offers residencies of 10 days at Sunny Point, a retreat cottage and studio barn on the east side of Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes in New York State.  No fees, but artists must provide their own food and donate a work at the end of the residency. (visual, literary, performing arts)


ArtsEdge Residency Project, c/o Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215) 573-WRIT. One-week residencies on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, open to emerging writers. Housing provided; writers “meet with students and participate in several formal and informal programs.” (literary arts)

Asian Cultural Council

The Asian Cultural Council, 280 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016. Residencies in Japan for American artists pursuing creative projects; usually from 1 to 6 mos. (performing and visual arts)

Baltimore Clayworks

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

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. Accomodates 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 bedroom, private office, all meals. Access to Steinway grand piano, wireless internet connection. No fees. Sponsored by the Basso Moderno Duo. (visual, literary, performing arts)

BAU Institute

BAU Institute, 133 Wooster St, Suite 7F, New York, NY 10012. No phone listed. Offers two residency programs, in Provence, France, and Puglia, Italy. Fees charged for the Italy residency, but not for the one in France. Transportation and meals are the responsibility of the artist (visual, literary, performing and media arts).


BetterArt Artists’ Residency, c/o Better Farm, 31060 Cottage Hill Rd., Redwood, NY 13679 (315) 482-2536. Up to 7 artists at a time of all disciplines. Located 10 miles from Alexandria Bay and the Thousand Islands, on 65 acres. There are two lakes in walking distance, an on-side pond, and gardens. Offers private or shared accommodations, shared bathrooms and kitchens. Facilities include shop space, open-air sheds for pottery and painting, multi-media room and practice space for musicians. Modest boarding fee charged; covers dinners, wireless Internet, parking, and field trips. (visual, performing, literary, media arts)

Blue Mountain Center

Blue Mountain Center, P.O. Box 109, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812 (518) 352-7391. No fees; 1-month residencies between June 15 and October 15 for 15 artists at a time. “Particularly interested in fine work which evinces social and ecological concern.” Located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. (visual, literary, performing arts)

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. The Van Lier Literary Program offers 3 9-month residencies plus fellowship to NY poets and fiction writers under 30. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, The Woodstock Byrdcliff Guild, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498 (845) 679-2079. Located in the Catskill Mountains. Offers writers, visual artists and composers one-month residencies from June through September and ceramics residencies for one to five months from May through October. Each four-week session is limited to ten artists. Fees charged; fellowships and scholarships available for painters and playwrights. Residents accomodated at The Villeta inn, a spacious, turn-of-the-century mountain lodge with communal dining and living rooms, and private bedrooms. Private art studios in separate buildings. Residents responsible for own meals, and share a community kitchen. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Carey Institute for Global Good

Carey Institute for Global Good, Logan Nonfiction Residency, 63 Huyck Rd., Rensselaerville, NY 12147. Tel: (518) 797-5100. Located on a 100-acre historic estate 2.5 hours north of NYC. Open to creators of longform nonfiction (including writers, photographers and documentarians) who produce in-depth, deeply reported work about important issues – social, political, environmental, health. Private accommodations, access to gourmet on-site restaurant, work space/office, multimedia technologies. Up to 25 residents selected twice a year for residencies of 2 weeks to 3 months. No fees. (literary and media arts)

Catskill Center

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Department of Education, PO Box 504, 43355 Route 28, Arkville, NY 12406 (845) 586-2611. Artist-in-Residence program offers one-week residencies each summer in the Catskill Mountains open to all creative types “who have an affinty for the natural world.” Artists live and work in the Platte Clove cabin on 208 acres of wilderness. The cabin has electricity, wood stove, telephone, but no running water. Residents must provide their own linens and food. No fees charged. (literary, visual, performing, and media arts)

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 arrange own housing. Open to all, all media (visual arts)

Center for Forgetting

Patacademcy Residency Program, The Center for Forgetting, 315 W. Linden St., Allentown, PA 18101. Tel: (610) 844-1678. Located in a pristine post-industrial oasis, accommodation is in a warehouse with two freight elevators, a loading dock, and 14-foot ceilings. Can accommodate up to 2 artists at a time for residencies of one week to one year. Private live/work studio, communal kitchen and bath. Shared 4,000 square foot workspace. Open to artists who are developing work “addressing the role memory has in constructing symbolic language systems. Research driven and theoretical based artistic practices that deal with new ways of visualizing relationship to technology is ideal.” No fees; residents must pay for food and travel. Wood workshop, basic tools, computer are provided. (visual, literary, media arts)

Center for Photography at Woodstock

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


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. (visual arts)


chaNorth, 2600 Route 199, Pine Plains, NY. Administered by chashama, 201 E. 42nd St. 32nd floor, New York, NY 10017. (212) 391-8151. Located on 5 acres of land that was previously Spruce Farm, surrounded by woods, and near Stissing Mountain and Stissing Lake. Residencies for 7 artists at a time. Artists housed in the Spruce House and the Birch Apartments. Also provides laundry facilities, wireless internet, house computer, bicycles. A partnership with a local organic farm allows the program to provide fresh local produce on a weekly basis; artists share cooking responsibilities. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Clay Studio

Clay Studio, 139 N. Second St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 925-3453. One-year residency in ceramics: September 1 to August 31, offers the Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship, includes studio space, monthly stipend, materials, firing allowance, access to kilns and glaze, solo exhibition. (visual arts)

Cooper Union

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. (visual arts)

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 home for 1-2 months. Meals, housekeeping, local transportation, and other needs provided for. (performing arts)

Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship

WheatonArts Cultural Center, Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship Program, 1100 Village Dr., Millville, NJ 08332. (856) 825-6800.  Located in an area rich in glassmaking history, within driving distance of NYC, Philadelphia, and DC.  Open to visual artists creating traditional and experimental work using glass as a medium.  Awards up to 4 three-month residencies, plus a variety of shorter stays for project-based work.  Special equipment available to residents includes anealing ovens for blowing, casting, and kiln forming, and an area dedicated plaster mold making. Private studios, technical assistance, housing, stipend.  (visual arts)

Cuts and Burns

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 (mostly for foreign artists). (media arts)

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

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

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, AIR Program, c/o Peters Valley Craft Education Center, 19 Kuhn Rd., Layton, NJ 07851 (973) 948-5200. Open to all craft artists. Year-round residencies. 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.(visual arts)

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.” (visual arts: printmaking, papermaking, book arts)

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Ensemble Studio Theater/Playwrights-in-Residence Program, 549 W. 52 St., New York, NY 10019 (212) 247-4982. Residencies for playwrights. (literary 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, stipend, exhibition with publication, access to collections. (visual arts)

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)

Fabric Workshop

Fabric Workshop, 1315 Cherry Street, 5th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 568-1111. Address queries to Artist Advisory Committee; artists of all media who would like to work in fiber and screen printing; residencies for one artist at a time for special projects; 10-12 artists per year (fiber arts)

Frontispiece Hudson

Frontispiece Inc., P.O. Box 358, Coxsackie, NY 12051. No telephone listed. Located in an historic firehouse in the Hudson Valley of New York State, 2.5 hours north of Manhattan, with an exhibition space on the ground floor, and an apartment and studio on the upper floor. Residencies of 2 months for one artist or a couple. (visual arts)

Gell Writers’ Center

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. (literary arts)

Glasshouse Project

Glasshouse Project, 246 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211. No phone listed. Located in South Williamsburg neighborhood. One to two week residencies in performance art for one artist at a time. No fees; artists (and curators) must pay their own travel and food. Accommodation, studio/performance space, and basic audio and video equipment are available. Especially interested in hosting international artists. (media and performing arts)

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 (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)

Good Contrivance Farm

Good Contrivance Farm Writer’s Retreat, 2015 Emory Rd., Reisterstown, MD 21136 (443) 529-2939. Located on a Victorian-era farm 25 miles north of Baltimore that raises heritage animals and plants on 6 acres, surrounded by 100 additional acres of conservation farmland. Private lodging in a 1200 sq. ft. renovated barn loft, which includes a library, bath, and full kitchen. Residents must provide their own food. Open for residencies from 2 days to 4 weeks, year-round. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Fees charged. Applicants must submit a writing sample and resume, although the application process is non-competitive. (literary arts)


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. (media, performing arts)

Henry Street Settlement

Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St., New York, NY 10002 (212) 598-0400. 6 artists per year. Residencies of one year. Located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan; artists must make use of studio in a collective workspace at least 20 hours per week. Artists must be from NYC; artists must donate 3+ hours per week of in-kind service to the center. (visual arts)


Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC.  (202) 526-6800.  Retreat intended for solitude and contemplation; also open to writers seeking short-term stays, typically one to seven days.  Private modern cottage in the woods for a single person at a time, with kitchenette, desk, washer/dryer, bath.  Access to monastery grounds and gardens.  Wheelchair accessible; near public transportation.  Fees charged by the night.  First come, first served.


Holocenter: Center for Holographic Arts, 45-10 Court Sq., Long Island City, NY 11101 (718) 784-5065. Several residency programs available, which allow access to equipment and provide technical assistance; stipends paid; most residencies last 10 days; 8 residencies per year. (visual arts)

Hudson Valley Center

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA), AIR Program, 1701 Main St., PO Box 209, Peekskill, NY 10566 (914) 788-0100. Residency of 2-4 months. Artists asked to present a series of informal talks and dialogues that “open the language of contemporary art to artists and a broad and challenging public.” Studio space, living quarters, and stipend provided. (visual arts)

Inner Loop

Reading series on the first Tuesdays of each month.  Nine scheduled readers (3 each who write poetry, fiction, and nonfiction), chosen each month by submission.  Followed by short open mic.  Hosted by Rachel Coonce and Courtney Sexton.  Free admission. Colony Club, 3118 Georgia Ave. NW, DC. The Inner Loop also hosts a one-week Woodlawn-Arcadia Writer’s Residency for regional writers with a commitment to social justice, an on-line Writer of the Month, and a Fall Writing Retreat.

International Turning Exchange

The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 923-8000. 8-week residency for 4 lathe artists, one scholar, one furniture maker/educator, and one photojournalist. Weekly stipend plus transportation and housing. (visual arts)

League Residency at Vyt

The League Residency at Vyt, 241 Kings Highway, box 357, Sparkill NY 10976 (845) 359-1263. Sponsored by the Art Students League of New York. Set on fifteen wooded acres in the Lower Hudson Valley, just 24 miles north of NYC. Up to 7 artists at a time. Provides studio spaces and private bedrooms, either in the ADA-compliant Residence Hall or in an 1890 Victorian home. Residencies of 4 to 8 weeks; fees charged per month; some scholarships. Residents have access to some equipment: a bronze furnace, ceramic kilns, forging, and welding; plus art library, studio critiques. (visual arts)

Light Work

Light Work, 316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244 (315) 443-1300. 1-month residencies in photography and digital media. Private/semi private apartments, stipend, private darkroom, 24-hour access to photo and computer labs; artists asked to donate work while in residence; 12-15 residencies per year (visual arts).

Lighthouse Works

The Lighthouse Works, P.O Box 385, Fishers Island, NY 06390. Located a small island in the Long Island Sound just off the coast of Connecticut; only accessible by ferry.  Fellowships of 6 weeks for 3 artists at a time; open year-round.  Stipend paid. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Lower East Side Printshop

Lower East Side Printshop, Inc., AIR Program, 59-61 E. 4th St., New York, NY 10003-5390 (212) 673-5390. For short-term printmaking projects; monthly fee; 24-hour access to facilities and tools, up to 10 hours of limited tech assistance per month; 30 artists per year; participants supply own travel and accommodation expenses (visual arts).

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), 125 Maiden Lane, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10038 (212) 219-9401. Residencies for 9 months; small stipend; visits by critics, curators, and students arranged; visiting artist status at several institutions. (visual arts).

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. (visual arts)

Mattress Factory

Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4444 (412) 231-3169. 11 studios/galleries; stipend, per diem for meals; 1 – 2 mo. residencies; exhibition (site-specific installations and performance art)

Millay Colony

The Millay Colony for the Arts, Steepletop, PO Box 3, 444 East Hill Rd., Austerlitz, NY 12017 (518) 392-3103. 600 acre estate; 1 month residencies; no fees; 6 artists at a time (visual, literary, and performing arts).

Moravian Tile Works

Moravian Tile Works, AIR Program, 130 Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 (215) 345-6722. Only to Mid-Atlantic ceramic artists and others wishing to work in ceramics; summer and fall sessions. 6-week residency includes housing, transportation, and stipend. (visual arts)

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute

Pratt MWP College of Art and Design, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, AIR Program, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502 (315) 797-0000. 9-month residency on the campus for two visual artists at a time. Stipends paid. Shared housing in a furnished two-bedroom apartment on campus; cafeteria meal plan included. Studio space on the second floor of the Tracy Street Studio building. Teaching and community art opportunities available. Residents must give an artist talk, open studio, and participate in a two-person exhibition. Open to emerging artists and recent MFA graduates. (visual arts)

My Retreat

My Retreat, Writers Colony and B&B, Po Box 1077, Lincoln Rd., South Fallsburg, NY 12779 (800) 225-0256. In the foothills of the Catskills Mtns.; fees charged for rooms; each room has desk and view of the woods; private suite available; monthly rates negotiable; breakfasts provided; guests responsible for other meals but kitchen facilities are available for cooking; workshops in fiction, poetry, publishing, photography, and other subjects offered; main house and two cottages; first-come, first-served (literary arts and “artists of life”).

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. (visual arts)

Nicholson Project

The Nicholson Project, 2310 Nicholson St. SE, Washington, DC 20020. AIR program provides housing and monthly stipend for one artist at a time; meals not included. Residencies of 1 – 3 months. Aritsts work on their own and/or complete an artwork to leave behind. All residents must offer a public program and have an open studio event. Preference given to local DC artists, but national creatives are also encouraged to apply; all creative practices are supported. Also the site of a neighborhood urban garden. (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)


Nightwriters offers writing seminars in such locations as Napa Valley, CA, Isle of Mull, Scotland, and Tuscany, Italy. Also rents out a writer’s house in Ashland, VA with daily and weekly rates. Based in Bethesda, MD.

North Mountain

North Mountain, PO Box 159, Gerrardstown, WV 25420. Tel: (888) 382-2928. Located on 400 mountainous acres in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle on a retired apple farm. Fees on a sliding scale; residents must provide their own travel expenses, food, and materials. 2 artists at a time for 3 weeks; 4 sessions in the Spring and Summer each year. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

OMI International Arts

OMI International Arts Center, 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. (visual, performing, literary arts)

Palisades Interstate Arts Commission

Palisades Interstate Park Commission, AIR Program, Administration Blg., Bear Mountain, NY 10911. Residency plus stipend (visual arts).

Platte Clove AIR

Platte Clove Artist-in-Residence Program, The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, PO Box 504, Route 28, Arkville, NY 12406 (845) 586-2611. Located on the 208-acre Platte Clove Preserve, considered the most rugged, remote, and romantic clove in the Catskill Mountains. Nearby are trails, a spectacular series of waterfalls, and the famous Devil’s Kitchen box canyon. Residencies of 3 days to a week between July 1 and September 30 for one artist at a time. No fees charged. Housing in a rustic cabin with electricity and a wood stove, but no running water or showers (there is an outhouse). Open to artists in all mediums. (visual, literary, and performing arts and environmental researchers)

Printmaking Council of NJ

Printmaking Council of NJ, 440 River Rd., Somerville, NJ 08876 (908) 725-2110. 6 week residencies, stipend, plus housing allowance. Some teaching, exhibition. 45 minutes from NYC. Printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, photography, and experimental (visual arts)

Pyramid Atlantic

Pyramid Atlantic, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 608-9101. 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. (visual arts)

Salem Art Works

Salem Art Works, 19 Carey Lane, Salem, NY 12865 (518) 854-7674. Located on 120 acres of rolling hills and pastures on a former dairy farm. Hosts residencies, workshops, community programs and lectures. Facilities include glass, metal, and wood workshops, and outdoor stages. Residencies of one week to two months from June through October; weekly fees charged, some financial aid and work exchanges available. Open to a range of artists, including sculptors, instrument makers, dancers, writers, visual artists, musicians. Residents offered modest living space, good food, studio space, use of facilities, and optional studio assistant. Residents participate in a rotating schedule for cooking communal dinners. Residents may also participate in biweekly critiques and attend SAW events and classes. (visual, performing, and literary arts)

Saltonstall Arts Colony

Saltonstall Arts Colony, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, 120 Brindley St., Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 277-4933. Month-long retreats for artists from NY State (visual and literary arts)

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

The Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19128. AIR Program, honorarium, studio, housing. Proposal should include workshop or community/student interaction with nature theme that broadens awareness. Visual artists working in 2 or 3 dimensions. (visual arts)

Sculpture Space

Sculpture Space, Inc., 12 Gates St., Utica, NY 13502 (315) 724-8381.  Located in Central New York’s scenic Mohawk Valley.  2-month residencies offered year-round, 18-20 artists annually (up to 4 at a time); stipend, technical assistance, use of equipment, and work space.  Housing provided in downtown Utica; artists are responsible for materials, specialized tools, and food.  Wifi and bicycles provided. (visual arts).

Sea Change Residencies

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 provide own meals. Application by nomination only. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Shandaken Projects

Shandaken Projects, 10 South Street, Slip 7, New York, NY 10004 (917) 623-3315. Sponsors a residency program at Storm King Art Center, a fellowship program at Governors Island, as well as master classes, commissions and exhibitions. Shandaken: Storm King hosts 3 residents at a time for 2 to 6 weeks on the grounds of the sculpture park in the Hudson River Valley region. Shandaken: Governors Island is located in New York Harbor between lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, and provides studio space for five artists at a time for periods of a full year, and is only open to residents of New York City. This program provides studio space only, not housing. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Skowhegan School

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 200 Park Ave. S., Suite 1116, New York, NY 10003 (212) 529-0505. Intensive 9-week summer residency, June through August. Shared living quarters, all meals, studio space, one-on-one critiques by major international artists, lectures and informal seminars. Other activities include performances, reading groups, parties, a costume ball, nightly volleyball. Sculpture shop, darkroom, technology studio, library, art supply store. 65 artists per summer, average age 28. Fees paid, some scholarships, all artists must work approx. 1 hour per day (visual arts).

Snug Harbor

Snug Harbor, AIR Program, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 (718) 448-2500. National and international visual artists in all disciplines. Cottage with workspace. Fees charged; once an artist’s proposal is approved, the center staff works closely with the artist to secure funding to cover costs. Artists provide own meals and materials. Exhibition. Residencies of 3 months or longer; some shorter-term may be considered. Located at Snug Harbor Cultural Center. (visual arts)

Soaring Gardens

Soaring Gardens, Laceyville, PA. Applications to: Lerman Trust, 463 West St., NYC 10014. Former country residence of artist Ora Lerman; residents live in farmhouse, surrounded by gardens fashioned after Monet’s gardens at Giverny; 40 miles from Scranton. Residencies of 2-4 weeks from June-Sept.; housekeepers and gardeners maintain facilities and grounds; residents prepare own meals; artists may apply as individuals or in groups. (visual and performing arts)

Sodus Art Banck

Sodus Art Banck, 27 East Main St., Sodus, NY  14551.  Residencies of 3 to 4 weeks for painters, sculptors, and artists working in mixed media.  Located in Wayne County, near Sodus Bay, Chimney Bluffs, and Fairhaven State Park.  Studios in the former Gaylord State Bank.  Equipment available includes drill press, bench grinders, band saw, electric kiln, foundry, welders, forge and anvil, sand blaster, easels, work benches, drawing tables.  Accommodations in Victorian home across the street includes full kitchen, bath, living room, laundry room, wi-fi.  Fees charged.  Artists can opt to teach workshops (visual arts).

Stadler Center for Poetry

Bucknell University, Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing and the Poet-in-Residence Program, Stadler Center for Poetry, Lewisburg, PA 17837 (570) 577-1853. 2 residencies, open to fiction writers and poets over 21 years working on a first or second book; 2.5 month residency includes housing, meals, studio, and stipend. (literary arts)

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Stone Quarry Rd., Cazenovia, NY 13035 (315) 655-3196. For sculptors whose park relates to the natural environment; primarily large outdoor sculpture; residencies May to October; 2 artists; workspace and lodging provided, some stipends depending on availability of funds (visual arts).

Studio for Creative Inquiry

Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, College of Fine Arts, 5000 Forbes Ave., Room 111, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 (412) 268-3454. One-year residency for artists working in interdisciplinary and collaborative forms that incorporate new technology, with an emphasis on artist collaboratives and collaboration with scientists. Stipend plus benefits, plus project funds. Access to multimedia labs, computing resources, sculpture studios, MIDI equipment. (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)

Studio Museum in Harlem

Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125 th St., New York, NY 10027 (212) 864-4500. Awards 3 residencies per year to emerging artists; 12 month residencies for American artists of African descent; stipend, studio. exhibition. Artists asked to conduct 2 workshops or presentations during he year and occasionally meet with museum visitors. (visual arts).

Triangle Arts Association

Triangle Arts Association, 20 Jay St, Suite 318, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-1260. Open to visual artists from the US, France, and Germany, working in all media. Artists receive a free studio of 400 sq ft. for six months, stipend, high speed internet in studio, woodshop access and technical assistance, a publicized Open Studio weekend, organized programs and studio visits from critics and curators. Located in the the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn. (visual arts)

Tyrone Art Center

Tyrone Art Center, 2651 Old Taneytown Rd., Westminster, MD 21158. (410) 259-1351. Residency of 2 to 4 weeks for an individual artist (writer, painter, ceramicist, papermaker, installation artist or environmental artist) to work in a rural setting with a private studio in a barn and housing in an 1820 log home on a 5-acre site with large pond and stream. Weekly fees charged. Residencies take place between April and November. (visual, literary arts)

Visual Studies Workshop

Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St., Rochester, NY 14607 (716) 442-8676. 2 week to one month residencies include access to facilities, living space; media arts, film, video, photography, visual arts, book art (visual and media arts).

Washington College

Site of the Rose O’Neill Literary House, Washington College hosts readings and lectures, runs a hand-letter press, and publishes an annual journal, Cherry Tree. The O’Neill House also sponsors visiting writers’ fellowships, a Cave Canem Residency, and a series of Summer Poetry Salons.

Wassaic Artist Residency

Wassaic Artist Residency, The Maxon Mills, PO Box 300, 37 Furnace Bank Rd., Wassaic, NY 12592. No phone listed. Located in a small hamlet 2 hours north of NYC, easily accessible by Metro North train. Open to emerging and professional visual artists and writers; residencies for 9 to 11 artists at a time for periods of 1 to 6 months in historic landmark buildings (the Lodge, HVA, and Schoolhouse residences, with studios in Maxon Mills and Luther Barn). Has silk screen shop, wood shop, and metal shop. Residents asked to participate in artist’s talks and presentations, as well as once-a-month open studios. Open to artist couples, artists with children, artists with dogs. Fees charged; some financial assistance and fellowships available. Residents must provide their own meals. (visual, literary arts)

Wassaic Project

The Wassaic Project, 19 Furnace Bank Rd., Wassaic, NY 12592. Residencies of one to six months. Artists receive adaptable raw studio space of approximately 300 square feet in an historic livestock barn, private bedroom, shared living room/dining/kitchen/bath. Facilities include a wood and metal shop, large format inkjet print room, and silkscreen studio. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Watermill Center

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. (performing, media, visual arts)

Wheaton Arts Center

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 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. (visual arts)

Willows of Wallkill

Willows of Wallkill, Middletown, NY.  Located on 4 acres in Orange County. Fee-based, year-round program for visual artists. Residencies of 1-4 weeks, shared kitchen, open to collaborative teams.Open to architects, animators, cartoonists, conceptual artists, designers, digital artists, game designers, illustrators, industrial designers, jewelers, multidisciplinary artists, photographers and typographers, among others. (visual arts)

Wilson College Summer AIR

Wilson College Summer Artist-in-Residency Program, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 264-4141 ext. 3305. One or two-week free residences for artists with Masters degrees in the visual or performing arts. Up to 6 artists per session. Guest artists expected to interact with a small community of students and may lead workshops if desired. Wilson College is a small, private liberal arts college for women, located in south central PA. Facilities include studios for drawing and painting, printmaking, ceramics, and dance, plus a darkroom, computer lab, and seminar rooms. (visual and performing arts)

Women’s Studio Workshop

Women’s Studio Workshop, PO Box 489, Rosendale, NY 12472 (914) 658-9133. Located among marsh and woodland in the rolling Shawangunk Mountains of the mid-Hudson River valley, 2 hours noth of NYC. Fees charged for Fellowship program; stipend offered to Artist Book Residency recipients; housing in shared, on-site apartment; residencies of 2-6 weeks; facilities include studios in intaglio, silkscreen, hand papermaking, photography, clay and letterpress (visual arts).

Writers at the Eyrie

Eyrie Residence Program, 118 N. 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249.  Open to US writers of poetry and short fiction over age 25 who are not residents of NYC. Residencies of 2 weeks to one month for a single writer at a time.  Located on the fourth floor of an apartment in Williamsburg; not ADA accessible.  Fees for some residencies; others are free of charge.  (literary arts)


Yaddo, PO Box 395, Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-0746. Non-profit artists’ retreat; no fees; room, board and studio provided. Housing in 55-room historic mansion or individual buildings on a 400-acre estate; residencies of 2 weeks to 2 months for up to 35 artists at a time. (visual, performing, literary arts).