HOUSING AND STUDIOS
Each Visual Artist is provided with a stand-alone art studio. Studios vary in size, however all have good, natural light, access to running water and a large worktable. There are easels and extra work surfaces for those who need it. Artists are advised to bring their own materials and tools, including power tools and a camera for documenting work, if necessary.
Ceramic Artists are provided with a stand-alone ceramics studio adjacent to the main ceramics workshop space. Studios have natural light, a large, ceramics work-surface, wheel and shelving. Byrdcliffe has an electric and gas kiln for residents’ use. Ceramic artists must be able to work independently, have prior experience in glaze mixing and kiln firing, and are asked to bring their own materials and tools, including clay tools, buckets, apron, etc. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about Byrdcliffe’s ceramics studio.
Composers are provided with a stand-alone studio called the Ice House, a converted outbuilding near the Byrdcliffe Barn. A short walk from the main residency buildings, the Ice House’s location allows for composers to work undisturbed. Byrdcliffe also has several performance spaces that may be utilized for informal presentations of works-in-progress.
Writers are provided with a stand-alone writing studio in one of the residency buildings. Some writers are given a larger room to serve as both their residence/studio accommodations. Writing studios contain the essentials – a worktable, comfortable chair and lighting. Most studios have wifi, although some studios are out of range. Writers must provide their own computer.
Each Artist in Residence is provided with a stand-alone room in one of Byrdcliffe’s residential buildings – Villetta or Eastover. Rooms are equipped with a twin bed and bedding, dresser, desk and lighting. Laundry facilities are available at the Villetta building. Each building has a large living room, kitchen, and porch shared by all residents. Residents must provide their own food. At the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, there is also a hiking trail, tennis court and several event venues. Pets are not permitted except for assist/guide animals. See our Frequently Answered Questions (FAQ) page for more info about your stay at Byrdcliffe.
Villetta and Eastover
Villetta and Eastover are the beautiful, spacious, and historic buildings where you will be living, working, creating, and inspiring yourself and others.
Villetta Artist Studios
Residence/Studio Artist Studios
The Ceramics Studios in the Byrdcliffe Barn
Ceramic residents each get a ceramics studio adjacent to the main ceramics workshop space in the Byrdcliffe Barn.