Artist Residencies | Year-round

The primary criterion for acceptance to Byrdcliffe’s artist residency program is artistic excellence or demonstrated commitment to one’s field of endeavor. Artists in multiple disciplines are welcome to apply including writing, visual arts, weaving, ceramics, composers, darkroom photo, digital photo, film makers, playwrights, and more.

About the program

Cottage residencies offer artists live/work space within the larger creative community of the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony amidst the serene natural setting of Woodstock, New York. While cottage residencies are more autonomous by nature, artists-in-residence are invited to participate in a variety of program offerings at Byrdcliffe.

During the summer months (May – September), this includes all AiR monthly communal program offerings such as practice shares, excursions, gatherings, guest speakers, and Open Studio events. During the winter months (October – April), this is a quieter time of year at Byrdcliffe and a wonderful time to be in residence for artists looking for time and space for creative work with minimal distractions.

All artists-in-residents also have the opportunity to participate in an exhibition at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts during the year following their residency.

Artist Accommodations

We offer independent cottages, each unique in size, layout, and cost. Utilities (propane, electric, and Wi-Fi) are not included and pets are not allowed.

Please carefully review the photos to determine suitability. For questions, contact air@woodstockguild.org. 

Cottage Residency Dates

Year-round cottage residencies are for three months or longer (no more than a year). For dates of availability, please see individual cottage information.

Angelus
  • This historic residence/studio efficiency was built for Byrdcliffe’s original artist resident, Zulma Steele
  • Individual or co-applicant – please carefully review photos to determine suitability
  • Best suited for a clean and contained practice
  • Size: 1247 square feet
  • Residency fee: $2,400 monthly
  • Available December 1, 2023
Echo
  • Historically used as a Pool House for the adjacent old swimming hole. Since the swimming hole is no longer in use, Echo was converted into an individual residence. Carefully review photos to determine suitability
  • Size: 382 square feet
  • Best suited for a contained practice
  • Residency Fee: $900 monthly
  • Available April 1, 2024
Farmhouse
  • Three-bedroom house with great light on a raised plot of land with expansive garden; private parking and garage with storage area outside; basement; washer/dryer. Large open-plan country kitchen; large living room.
  • Individual or co-applicant – please carefully review photos to determine suitability (additional photos coming soon)
  • Size: 1903 square feet
  • Best suited for a variety of disciplines
  • Residency Fee: $2,400 monthly
  • Available December 1, 2023
Fleur de Lis
  • Built in 1903 as a studio/residence, Fleur-de-Lis was given its name because of Whitehead’s love of flowers. Designed following Ruskin’s “Lamp of Truth”.
  • Individual – carefully review photos to determine suitability. (More photos coming soon.)
  • Size: 894 square feet
  • Best suited for a contained practice
  • Residency Fee: $1475 monthly
  • Available beginning January 1, 2024
Quartette
  • Built in 1903 to house four craftspeople, each with his or her own studio/living space and entrance

  • Individual or co-applicant – please carefully review floor plan to determine suitability

  • Size: 892 square feet

  • Best suited for a variety of disciplines
  • Residency Fee: $1800 monthly
  • Available May 1, 2024
Serenata
  • Built in 1903 and held three studios that are open and out onto a central rear porch
  • Individual or co-applicant – please carefully review photos to determine suitability
  • Size: 1573 square feet
  • Best suited for a variety of disciplines
  • Residency Fee: $1750 monthly 
  • Available September 1, 2024
Varenka
  • Originally the storage and sales building for Byrdcliffe furniture, this residence/studio is fully ADA compliant.

  • Individual or co-applicant – please carefully review photos to determine suitability

  • Size: 716 square feet

  • Best suited for a clean and contained practice
  • Residency Fee: $1,500 monthly
  • Available December 1, 2023
Yggdrasill
  • This historic residence was designed by Hervey White and Fritz Va De Loo; Jane Byrd Whitehead lived in this cottage after the death of her husband, Ralph Whitehead

  • Two bedrooms, studios and bathrooms

  • Individual or co-applicant – please carefully review photos to determine suitability

  • Best suited for a clean and contained practice

  • Size: 1836 square feet

  • Residency fee: $2,800 monthly

  • Available beginning December 1, 2023
COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

All participants in the artists-in-residence program at Byrdcliffe MUST provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and abide by the most up to date Byrdcliffe policies as well as local and governmental guidelines. Policies are subject to change based upon guidance from governmental authorities or if new federal and/or state COVID-19 related requirements are imposed. Non-compliance with these policies may be grounds for dismissal.