Summer Program

Every year, Byrdcliffe’s 1-month to 5-month artist residency program provides over 75 artists of exceptional talent uninterrupted creative time within the serene natural setting of the historic Byrdcliffe Arts Colony.

Communal Residencies

Communal residencies offer artists individual studio space and living accommodations in shared residential buildings amidst the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony located in Woodstock, New York.

Communal residencies provide artists with uninterrupted time, studio space, and creative community. As part of the program, Byrdcliffe facilitates practice shares, excursions, community dinners, and each session concludes with an Open Studios event that is open to the public. Residents also have the opportunity to participate in an exhibition at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts during the year following their residency.

Cottage Residencies

Cottage residencies offer artists live/work space within the larger creative community of the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony. While cottage residencies are more autonomous by nature, during the summer months (May – September) artists-in-residence living in the cottages are welcome to participate in all community-wide gatherings and programmatic offerings including practice shares, excursions, community dinners and our monthly summer Open Studios events.

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.