5-MONTH SEASONAL RESIDENCIES – April 30 – September 29

Artists spend 5 months living independently and working in simple Arts & Crafts style residence/studio 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 gatherings with monthly residents, participation in up to two open studio events, field trip, and other practiced shares.

Cottages are unique in size and layout and may accommodate anywhere from 1-2 bedrooms. Individuals, couples, peers, teams (both collaborative and non-collaborative), and other variations may apply. Residencies must name both people who will reside at the arts colony for the duration of the residency agreement. Please note that regretfully Byrdcliffe is unable to accommodate 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.

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.

REQUIRED SUPPORT MATERIALS

You will be asked to provide the following materials for the application:

  • Basic personal information, and if applicable the names of co-applicants for lodging applications
  • Building preferences and needs
  • C.V. or professional resume
  • Names and contact information of two references (not all references will be contacted)
  • Two brief statements limited to 200 words each about your background, why you’d like to be here, and what you speculate you may do during the time
  • For co-applicants seeking housing: Upon completed submission, you will be emailed a link for another member of your group to submit the same application at no charge
  • WORK SAMPLES which vary by discipline:

– VISUAL ARTISTS: 10 images/samples with corresponding list detailing title, date, dimensions, medium, etc. (2 MB max. each JPG, PNG, GIF, MP3, M4A, WAV, MP4, MOV, AVI, etc.)

– CERAMIC ARTISTS: In addition to the visual arts support materials, ceramic artists will be asked to indicate their experience in glaze mixing and kiln firing.

– MUSIC COMPOSITION: 5 music samples totaling no more than 15 minutes along with title and date plus a PDF with the scores of the uploaded work samples. (10 MB max. each MP3, M4A, WAV, etc.)

– WRITERS: Two work samples — for fiction and nonfiction, up to 20 pages total. For play scripts, screenplays, or treatments, up to 40 pages total. Poets are required to provide four work samples. (10 MB max. each PDF)

– FILMMAKERS: Two clips of completed work or work-in-progress totaling no more than 20 minutes. (MP4, MOV, AVI)

SEASONAL COTTAGE DETAILS

We offer seven independent seasonal cottages, each unique in size, layout, and cost as outlined below:
Utilities are not included and pets are not allowed.

APPLICATION PORTAL OPENS: NOVEMBER 15TH, 2021  DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022

    • Barzin:
      – 1903 residence/studio, inhabited in the 1930s by conductor Léon Barzin, one of the founders of the New York City Ballet
      – 1-2 individuals or co-applicant 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 co-applicant – please carefully review floor plan to determine suitability
      – Size: 800 square feet
      – Residency fee: $4,250 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 co-applicant- please carefully review floor plan to determine suitability
      – Size: 543 square feet
      – Residency fee: $5,100 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 co-applicant – please carefully review floor plan to determine suitability
      – Size: 580 square feet
      – Residency fee: $5,100 for 5 months
      Click here for Morning Star photos and floor plan

    • Skylights East:
      – Originally designed in 1902 as studio space for artists living in the Villetta and housed the darkroom of photographer Eva Watson-Schütze
      – Individual or co-applicant – please carefully review floor plan to determine suitability
      Size: 901 square feet
      – Residency fee: $5,250 for 5 months
      Click here for Skylights East 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 co-applicant – 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
    • The Forge:
      – 1903 building originally for iron, brass, jewelry, and silver workers, now a seasonal residence/studio
      – Individual or co-applicant – please carefully review floor plan to determine suitability
      – Size: 1,351 square feet
      – Residency fee: $6,850 for 5 months
      Click here for The Forge photos and floor plan


APPLICATION PORTAL OPENS: NOVEMBER 15TH, 2021  DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022