Byrdcliffe’s artist residency program is open to all artists working in all disciplines; visual arts, photography, ceramics, filmmaking, writing, composing, weaving, and multi-disciplinary. The primary criteria is a demonstrated commitment to the artist’s field of endeavor.

Summer Program

Every year the Byrdcliffe Artists-in-Residence program provides over 60 visual artists, writers, architects, and composers of exceptional talent uninterrupted creative time within the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony.

Winter Program

During the winter months, cottage residencies offer artists live/work space amidst the calm of the Catskill Mountains. This is a quiet 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 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.