WINTERIZED YEAR-ROUND RESIDENCIES

We have cottages for artists and craftpersons working in all disciplines and media, with the express purpose of maintaining Byrdcliffe as a focus for creative collaboration and experiences. These simple wooden Arts & Crafts style structures were all constructed in 1903 as part of the original Byrdcliffe Arts Colony.  Pets are not permitted except for ADA service animals only.

 

PREFERRED RESIDENCY DURATION AND TYPE
-3 months: residence/studio WINTERIZED residence/studio
-6 months: residence/studio WINTERIZED residence/studio
-9 months: residence/studio WINTERIZED residence/studio
-12 months: residence/studio WINTERIZED residence/studio

– Primarily autonomous with programming available
– Optional programming 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.

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)

 

WINTERIZED COTTAGE DETAILS
We offer seven independent seasonal cottages, each unique in size, layout, and cost as outlined below:
Utilities (propane, electric and Wi-Fi) are not included and pets are not allowed.

  • 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
    – Size: 1247 square feet
    – Residency fee: $2,400 monthly
    Click here for Angelus photos

 

  • Little Angelus:
    – This quaint residence/studio efficiency is the former studio of Edna Walker and Zulma Steele.
    – Individual – please carefully review photos to determine suitability
    – Size: 384 square feet
    – Residency fee: $800 monthly
    Click here for Little Angelus photos

 

  • 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
    – Residency Fee: $1,500 monthly
    Click here for Varenka photos

 

  • Serenata:
    – this two-bedroom plus small office/studio cottage has a spacious interior despite looking small on the outside. Small garden and concord grapevine.
    – Individual or co-applicant – please carefully review photos to determine suitability
    – Size: 1573 square feet
    – Residency fee: $1,800 monthly
    – Click here for Serenata photos

 

  • Farmhouse:
    – Three bedroom house with great light on 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
    – Size: 1903 square feet
    – Residency Fee: $2,400 monthly
    – Click here for Farmhouse photos

 

  • 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
    – Residency Fee: TBD
    Cottage renovation in progress

 

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