5-month residencies

5-MONTH SEASONAL RESIDENCIES

Artists spend 5 months living independently and working in simple wood Arts & Crafts style houses, all constructed between 1902 and 1903 as part of the original Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Most cottages have on-site studios and are located in close proximity to the 4-week residency buildings. Participating artists are invited to take part in a number of activities offered in the AiR program, including up to two Open Studio events held over the course of the summer. Seasonal artists do not automatically participate in the Visiting Artist series or workshares organized by the 4-week AiR Program, but if possible this can be accommodated.

Visual artists and craftspeople in all media, writers, musicians, composers, architects, filmmakers, actors, and artists in other disciplines are invited to apply. There is limited availability for weaving and ceramics in this program.

COTTAGE DETAILS

  • Barzin: 1903 residence/studio, inhabited in the 1930s by conductor Léon Barzin, one of the founders of the New York City Ballet. 5-month residency, suitable for one or two people. 
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    Size: 1,952 square feet
    Residency fee: $6,641 for 5 months

    Application deadline: November 30, 2017 – click here to apply!

  • Chipmunk: 1903 residence/studio. Actress Helen Hayes lived here in the summer of 1924. 5-month residency, suitable for one person. 
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    Size: 800 square feet
    Residency fee: $4,395 for 5 months

    Application deadline: November 30, 2017 – click here to apply!

  • Evening Star: 1903 residence/studio designed by Zulma Steele and Edna Walker, two of Byrdcliffe’s most active furniture designers. 5-month residency, suitable for one person. 
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    Size: 543 square feet
    Residency fee: $5,088 for 5 months

    Application deadline: November 30, 2017 – click here to apply!

  • Morning Star: 1903 residence/studio designed by Zulma Steele and Edna Walker, two of Byrdcliffe’s most active furniture designers. 5-month residency, suitable for one person. 
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    Size: 580 square feet
    Residency fee: $4,285 for 5 months

    Application deadline: November 30, 2017 – click here to apply!

  • Quartette: Built in 1903 to house four craftspeople, each with his or her own studio/living space and entrance. 5-month residency, suitable for one person. 
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    Size: 892 square feet
    Residency fee: $4,820 for 5 months

    Application deadline: November 30, 2017 – click here to apply!

  • Skylights East & West: Designed in 1902 as studio spaces for artists living in the Villetta, then housed the darkroom of photographer Eva Watson-Schütze. 5-month residencies, suitable for one person in each of the two spaces (Skylights East and Skylights West). 
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    Size of Skylights East: 901 square feet
    Size of Skylights West: 901 square feet

    Residency fee for Skylights East: $5,025 for 5 months
    Residency fee for Skylights West: $5,088 for 5 months

    Application deadline: November 30, 2017 – click here to apply!

  • Sunrise: 1903 residence/studio designed by Zulma Steele and Edna Walker, two of Byrdcliffe’s most active furniture designers. 5-month residency, suitable for a couple. 
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    Size: 2,041 square feet
    Residency fee: $6,641 for 5 months

    Application deadline: November 30, 2017 – click here to apply!