5-month residencies

5-MONTH SEASONAL RESIDENCIES – April 30 – September 29; building photos, costs, and details below

Artists spend 5 months living independently and working in simple Arts & Crafts style live/work cottages constructed between 1902 and 1903. Buildings were part of the original Byrdcliffe Arts Colony and are located in a close to nature setting within close proximity of the monthly AiR buildings. Five month residencies are primarily autonomous with some optional programming available. This includes four Welcome Dinners with monthly residents, participation in up to two open studio events, our weekly Byrdcliffe Barn Cafe, and more on a space available basis.

Cottages are unique in size and layout and may accommodate anywhere from 1-3 bedrooms. Individuals, couples, peers, teams (both collaborative and non-collaborative), and other variations may apply. Leases must name both people who will reside at the colony for the duration of the lease. Please note that regretfully Byrdcliffe is unable to accommodate small children at this time and subletting is not permitted at any time. Short term visitors are allowed in the artist’s presence for one 24-hour period.

Each individual must be an artist or the partner of an artist (eg. painter & accountant). Creatives and craftspeople in all media including weavers, writers, musicians, composers, healing artists (new!), architects, filmmakers, playwrights, performers, visual artists, and artists in other disciplines are invited to apply. Service animals are welcome, while others are considered on a case by case basis. Emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply.

You will be asked to provide the following materials for the Five Month Seasonal Residency application:
● Basic personal info and names of co-applicants if any
● Building preferences and needs
● CV or professional resume
● Names and contact information of two references
● Up to 10 images or work samples (varies by discipline)
● Two brief statements limited to 500 words total about your background, why you’d like to be here, or what you speculate you may do during the time
For two applicants: Upon completed submission, you will be emailed a link for other members of your group to submit the same materials listed above

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5-MONTH COTTAGE DETAILS
We offer eight seasonal cottages, each unique in size, layout, and cost as outlined below

 These cottages are filled for the 2021 season.

    • Barzin:
      – 1903 residence/studio, inhabited in the 1930s by conductor Léon Barzin, one of the founders of the New York City Ballet
      – 1-3 individuals or a couple depending on resident’s unique needs – please carefully review floor plan to determine suitability
      – Size: 1,952 square feet
      – Residency fee: $6,850 for 5 months
      – Click here for Barzin photos!


    • Chipmunk:
      – 1903 residence/studio. Actress Helen Hayes lived here in the summer of 1924
      – Individual or couple – please carefully review floor plan to determine suitability
      – Size: 800 square feet
      – Residency fee: $4,125 for 5 months
      Click here for Chipmunk photos and floor plan


    • Evening Star:
      – 1903 residence/studio designed by Zulma Steele and Edna Walker, two of Byrdcliffe’s most active furniture designers
      – Individual or couple – please carefully review floor plan to determine suitability
      – Size: 543 square feet
      – Residency fee: $5,000 for 5 months
      Click here for Evening Star photos and floor plan!


    • Morning Star:
      – 1903 residence/studio designed by Zulma Steele and Edna Walker, two of Byrdcliffe’s most active furniture designers
      – Individual or couple – please carefully review floor plan to determine suitability
      – Size: 580 square feet
      – Residency fee: $5,000 for 5 months
      Click here for Morning Star photos and floor plan!


    • Quartette:
      – Built in 1903 to house four craftspeople, each with his or her own studio/living space and entrance
      – Individual or couple – please carefully review floor plan to determine suitability
      – Size: 892 square feet
      – Residency fee: $5,250 for 5 months
      Click here for Quartette photos and floor plan!


    • Skylights East & West:
      – Originally designed in 1902 as studio spaces for artists living in the Villetta and housed the darkroom of photographer Eva Watson-Schütze
      – These two steand-alone live/work spaces mirror one another and share one wall in the center of the building with no access between them
      – Each of the two distinct spaces accommodates an individual or couple – please carefully review floor plan to determine suitability:
      -Skylights East: 901 square feet
      – Residency fee for Skylights East: $5,250 for 5 months
      Click here for Skylights East photos and floor plan!

      -Skylights West: 901 square feet
      – Residency fee for Skylights West: $5,250 for 5 months
      Click here for Skylights West photos and floor plan!


    • Sunrise:
      – 1903 residence/studio designed by Zulma Steele and Edna Walker, two of Byrdcliffe’s most active furniture designers
      – Individual or couple – please carefully review floor plan to determine suitability
      – Size: 2,041 square feet
      – Residency fee: $6,850 for 5 months
      Click here for Sunrise photos and floor plan!

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