Application Guidelines

The deadline for our 2015 juried residency program will be January 2, 2015. 

Our 2015 Call for Entries will be announced in mid-October, 2014. The application deadline will be January 2, 2015. Residency alums -- you can now re-apply for a residency every other year. (i.e. 2013 Fellows are eligible to re-apply for a 2015 residency.)

We accept New York State writers and artists for residencies in the following categories:

  • Poetry
  • Fiction & Creative Nonfiction
  • Photography (film or digital) & Film
  • PSVA: Painting / Sculpture / Visual Arts   

Dates for four-week residencies:

  • Monday, May 11 - Thursday, June 11 (32 days)
  • Monday, June 15 - Thursday, July 16 (32 days)
  • Monday, July 20 - Thursday, August 20 (32 days)

Dates for two-week residencies:

  • Monday, August 24 - Monday, September 7 (15 days)
  • Friday, September 11 - Friday, September 25 (15 days) 

Please note: Applicants may apply for either a month-long residency or a two-week residency (not both.) Applicants may apply in more than one artistic or literary category, however a complete and separate application for each category is required.

If you have applied in the past and have not been selected for a residency, don't be discouraged! Our juries change yearly, so you have a legitimate chance every year. For example, this past season, two of our visual arts Fellows had applied in the past and had not been awarded a residency until they re-applied this year.

All applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. The residency program is open to legal residents of New York State (all counties). This means you must be living and working in the State of New York at the time of your application. 

Applicants should seriously consider whether the communal environment of the colony suits their temperaments and work habits. The Foundation requires that those selected for residencies firmly commit to spending their awarded residency period at the colony.

Residencies are awarded on artistic merit, based on the evaluation of independent juries comprised of distinguished professionals in each field. Our jury panels change each year. We encourage artists in every stage of their career regardless of education or experience to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, religious belief, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin.

We strongly encourage all applicants to apply on-line. However we do accept hard-copy applications. You can download and print a PDF version of the application -- this will be available as a sidebar on this page in October.

Please stay tuned...

We will be using Submittable for the first time this year to process applications. As a result, we are currently re-vamping our application instructions.

This will also be the first year that we will conduct completely blind juries. This means that our juries will only have access to your work samples and artist's or writer's statement.

Please be patient while we work to better serve you!





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