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Byrdcliffe Artist Residency


Byrdcliffe offers fully and partially funded residencies to creatives in all disciplines for monthly, seasonal, and year round duration in a serene mountain community 2.5 hours north of NYC in the mountains of Woodstock NY. Iterations open to individuals, teams, and couples at all levels in all disciplines. Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is particularly beneficial to those who find it restorative to live in a simple, communal environment in close proximity to natural beauty. More information can be found at:
In our Monthly Air Program, artists may choose between communal living consisting of a private bedroom in a shared building with a separate private studio OR apply for one of two private live/work cottages in close proximity. Cottages may accommodate couples depending on their practices.
Artists are invited to participate in programming or free to work in solitude during their entire stay and have the opportunity to participate in an exhibition at Kleinert/James Center for the Arts.
Byrdcliffe annually welcomes over 80 visual artists, writers, weavers, composers, and creators in groups of 15-20 per month. The main criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence or demonstrated commitment to one’s field of endeavor. Emerging as well as established artists, writers, musicians, and craftspeople in nearly all media are invited to apply. Please email us if you have questions regarding your specific practice's eligibility.