Residency Fee

Byrdcliffe’s Residency fee is $700 per artist* per 4-week session. Fees are due upon acceptance into the program. The residency fee is non-refundable. In the case of a cancellation, we will only consider a refund of the residency fee if the session can be filled with another resident.

*Note: different fees apply for independent living residencies in Varenka and The Forge



Byrdcliffe offers a number of fellowships each summer based on a combination of financial need and artistic merit, ranging from partial to full coverage of residency fees. To be eligible for a fellowship, artists must submit the first two pages of their most recent tax return with their application.

Fellowship Types

The Pollock Krasner Foundation is a major supporter of Byrdcliffe’s Artist-in-Residence Program. We are also supported by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

-Artists can apply for general need/merit-based fellowships, or generous Pollock-Krasner fellowships specifically for artists affected by natural disaster, including but not limited to the California wildfires, hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas, and the earthquakes in Mexico.

-The annual Mantooth/Morabito Fellowship is available to an artist of color.

-The annual Ford/Knauth Fellowships for LGBTQ artists.

-The annual Bernard and Shirley Handel Playwright Fellowship.

To be considered for a fellowship, artists must submit the required financial information listed in the application.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation