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Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild provides a vibrant center for excellence in the arts and crafts in the beautiful and unique rural community of Woodstock, New York, while preserving the historic and natural environment of one of the earliest utopian art colonies in America. It offers an inspiring combination of residency, educational, exhibition, and performance programs that encourage creative collaboration among artists, students, arts professionals, and the public.   Disciplines: Visual artists, ceramics artists, music composition, playwriting/screenwriting, prose, poetry.

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The Blue Mountain Center

The Blue Mountain Center

Disciplines: Established creative and non-fiction writers, and artists not requiring exceptional facilities are eligible applicants.   Session: 1 month; mid-June through October 1.   Description: The admissions committee is particularly interested in a fine work that evinces social and ecological concern and is aimed at a general audience. Please see website for session information and deadlines.

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The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Description: Most programs are designed and implemented as discrete short-term projects that focus on the particular needs of writers or publishing professionals. Through its own publications produced throughout the year, The Banff Centre supports contemporary art, literature, and criticism and explores the development of electronic platforms and new technologies in writing and publishing. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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Grand Arts

Discipline: All   Eligibility: Emerging and mid-career artists   Session: Varies   Deadlines: Unsolicited proposals are accepted at any time and reviewed twice yearly.   Description: Support includes transportation, housing, materials and equipment, skilled assistance, marketing and publicity, documentation and opening reception to bring the project to the public.

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The Arctic Circle Residency Program

The Arctic Circle Residency Program

Discipline: Artists of all disciplines, architects, innovators, scientists, and educators.   Eligibility: Applications accepted from “international working contemporary artists.”   Session: Several weeks (expedition on sailing ship in the Arctic)   Description: Artist and scientist-led, The Arctic Circle is an annual expeditionary residency program. The Arctic Circle provides a shared experience for its participants to engage in myriad issues relevant to our time and to develop professionally through interdisciplinary collaborations, exhibit opportunities, and public and classroom engagement.

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Yaddo Residency

Yaddo

Discipline(s): Film/Video (including narrative, documentary and experimental films, animation, and screenplays); Music Composition; Performance & Media (including choreography, performance art, sound art, and multi-media productions); Visual Art; and Writing (including playwriting and screenwriting).   Eligibility: Mid-career, professional level. International artists and small collaborations of 2-3 individuals.   Session: Mid-May – February, 2 weeks – 2-month sessions   Description: Room, board and workspace.

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The Watermill Center

The Watermill Center

Discipline(s): Music, Theater, Dance, Performance and Visual Arts   Eligibility: Watermill invites emerging artists to submit ambitious proposals for the creation of collaborative works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the existing norms of performance practice. Watermill also welcomes research proposals from established scholars.   Session: Fall (Sept-Dec) and Spring (Mar – June); 1-4 week sessions   Description: Living space (dormitory), workspace and use of one large passenger van for local use.

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PlatteForum Creative Residency

PlatteForum Creative Residency

Discipline(s): Performing Arts, Music Composition, Writing, Visual Arts, Design, New Media, Installation, Filmmaking, Book Arts, Crafts/Folk Arts   Eligibility: Emerging to professional artists, graduate students, individuals or collaborative groups.   Session: Year-round, 1 artist or collaborative group in residence for 6-8 week sessions.   Description: Artists create their work with open studio hours for the public to watch the work-in-process. Each Creative Resident dedicates time weekly to work with small groups of underserved youth in intensive workshops that build upon the ideas and forms of the resident artist. Each artist is expected to work at PlatteForum a minimum of 20 hours a week and use the facility as his or her primary studio. Studio space, administrative support, and exhibition opportunity provided, and $250 per week…

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The Orchard Project

The Orchard Project

Discipline(s): Theater Companies   Eligibility: Emerging to Professional.   Session: Summer, sessions vary in length depending on the project   Description: Companies and artists are supported through overlapping residencies during which time they are provided with free rehearsal space, room, and board. Throughout the residencies, open rehearsals invite residents of Hunter and surrounding towns to play an active role in the development of new works.

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the millay colony for the arts residency

The Millay Colony for the Arts

Discipline(s): Writing (including playwriting and screenwriting); Music Composition, Performance Art, Media Arts (including multimedia, film, and video); and Visual Arts.   Eligibility: Emerging to mid-career artists   Session: April – November, 1-month long sessions   Description: The Millay Colony is located in the Berkshires, and welcomes writers, visual artists, and composers of all ages and all careers levels. International artists are encouraged to apply. The isolated retreat offers artists an opportunity to work without distraction. The Colony offers comfortable private rooms, private studio spaces and ample time to work in a quiet, pastoral atmosphere. Room, board, and workspace provided.

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