Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program available

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Byrdcliffe Residencies offer uninterrupted work time to visual artists,
writers and composers:

The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides visual artists, writers
and composers of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative
space within the serene natural setting of the historic Byrdcliffe Art
Colony. Lasting between three and six weeks, Byrdcliffe’s residencies
provide artists with private studio space within a community of peers.
Artists are invited to participate in open studios, work-shares, communal
dinners and field trips, or may spend their residency working in the
creative solitude of their studio. Byrdcliffe’s residencies are
particularly beneficial to those who find it restorative to live in a
simple, communal environment in close proximity to natural beauty.
Cost: $450/3-week, $600/4-week, $900/6-weeks
Aid: Roughly 60% of artists received partial or full fellowships to attend
the residency program. To be considered for a fellowship, artists must fill
out and submit the required financial information in the application. Some
partial fellowships available through Byrdcliffe may require 3-5 volunteer
hours per week.
For more info and too apply:
About Byrdcliffe: Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains and just west of the
Hudson River, The Byrdcliffe Colony is home to over 80 artists each year,
sixty of whom are AiR program participants. Beyond the AiR program, the
Colony is comprised of more than a dozen artist cottages, the Byrdcliffe
Theater, the Byrdcliffe Barn, a tennis court and the Mt. Guardian hiking
trail, as well as the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts which located in
the center of downtown Woodstock. Byrdcliffe hosts a regular schedule of
artist talks, exhibitions, concerts, theater productions and guided hikes,
most of which are year-round. Public events allow artists the opportunity
to connect with the community at large. At Byrdcliffe creative time is
sacrosanct, and artists are given free rein to decide what activities will
contribute to their residency experience. Byrdcliffe offers a unique
experience in simplicity of living amid the natural beauty of a 250 acre
campus of protected fields and woodland. At the same time, Byrdcliffe
offers the opportunity to live in a community of creative people of all ages
and backgrounds who are dedicated to honoring the creative spirit.

Alexis Grabowski
Program Coordinator
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
34 Tinker Street, Woodstock NY 12498

t: 845.679.2079
f: 845.679.4529

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