Create and share work on a 125 acre mountaintop campus just two hours from NYC
Get and give feedback in a supportive environment that values a personal practice grounded in collective purpose
Theme: Out of Time Are we are running out of time? What grows out of time? What can we make out of time? How can we step outside of time?
Residency Overview This artist residency is hosted by Arts and Ecology Inc at a beautiful and rustic summer camp in the Catskill Mountains. The site includes an educational farm as well as 125 acres of fields, forest, and wetlands. We will spend our days creating, harvesting food from the farm for our meals, sharing works in progress together by the fire at night, and sleeping in simple wooden cabins. Catskills Creative Residency is designed for creative practitioners at any stage in their careers, and especially for those whose practice often takes them outside a private indoor studio and thrives outdoors, in community with others. The residency culminates in an open studio event where residents can show works in progress.
Creative practitioners from the following disciplines are invited to apply: Performance, Creative Writing, and Land Art/Eco Art. We will also consider artists working in Photo/Video, Fiber Arts, Culinary Arts, Horticulture, and interdisciplinary artists. The residency is also open to artists who have, up to this point, been working exclusively in a studio and would like to try a new way to work.
Individuals, collectives or groups, and families with children are all welcome to apply. This residency is open to artists who are at least 18 years old, including current students.
This residency is both unique and specific, so please be sure to read through all the information to ensure that the framework and facilities are an appropriate fit for your creative practice.
Residency fee (per person) One week: $350 Two weeks: $480 Special fee reductions for collectives and families - contact us for details.
Food - 3 meals per day All meals include a gluten-free and vegan option. If you have additional allergies or dietary restrictions, please plan on bringing or purchasing some of your own food items to supplement the food provided on site.
Accommodations: Single or Couple: Shared accommodations in a cabin (the cabins have electricity but do not have a bathroom; bathroom and shower facilities are located in a separate building a short walk from the cabins). Family w/ children: Suite (made up of two rooms that are split by a partition, with a bathroom and mini-fridge en suite)
Internet Connection is available at specific locations on the camp (not everywhere)
Dance / Performance Practice Space with wooden floor are shared, and artists can sign up for private use of the spaces as well.
Shared indoor fabrication studios
Sites for outdoor art projects (site and materials must be approved prior to installation). Many acres of woods, streams, a large pond, meadow, and marsh.
Shared office space and quiet rooms for writers
Basic outdoor tools (shovels, wheelbarrows, saws, drills, hand tools, etc.)
Introductions to local farmers, makers, artists
Is this residency right for you? Catskills Creative Residency is a good fit for artists who wish to:
Experiment within their medium, and practice new modes of research, inquiry, and production.
Create in dialogue with people, place, and ecosystem.
Enjoy the outdoors, building campfires, exploring the woods, walking barefoot.
Actively steward and care for their social and material environments.
This residency is NOT a good fit for artists who require:
24-hour solitude, with no desire to interact with others.
Private indoor studio.
Toxic materials, or materials that are very weather sensitive, to create work.
Please keep in mind that:
All residents have dedicated work spaces depending on their practice and discipline, but there are no private indoor studios provided as part of this residency
Artists-in-residence are required to contribute to the maintenance and well-being of the site. This may include contributing to cooking and cleaning, as well as helping out on different projects approximately 90 minutes every day.
There is no requirement for artists to produce anything.
Artists at any stage of their career (including students) are welcome to apply