ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMS
Since its founding in 1902, Byrdcliffe has welcomed artists—Bob Dylan, Philip Guston, Eva Hesse, and hundreds more—to and live and work surrounded by 250 acres of the Catskill Mountains’ serene natural beauty. Byrdcliffe offers several types of residency ranging from four weeks to five months to year-round for artists in multiple disciplines. The main criterion for acceptance to Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is artistic excellence and a demonstrated commitment to one’s field of endeavor. Byrdcliffe seeks to pull together artists from varying perspectives and demographics, engaging in a broad range of artistic practices. Visual artists and craftspeople in all media, writers, musicians, composers, architects, filmmakers, actors, and artists in other disciplines are invited to apply. Emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply.
Fellowships are available for artists in need, including a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation for artists displaced or otherwise affected by natural disaster.
Byrdcliffe is also offering the following fellowships with the support of our granting partners for the 2019 AiR season:
-The annual Mantooth/Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color.
-The annual Ford/Knauth Fellowships for LGBTQ artists.
-The annual Bernard and Shirley Handel Playwright Fellowship.
To be eligible for these fellowships, simply check the appropriate boxes in the Fellowship section of the application.