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2018 Byrdcliffe Artist Residency & Fellowship for Visual Artists Affected by Natural Disasters

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Posted by: Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
Deadline: Thu, March 1st, 2018

2018 Byrdcliffe Artist Residency & Fellowship for Visual Artists Affected by Natural Disasters

2018 4- week Residency Sessions

Session 1: Thursday, May 24th - Monday, June 18th, 2018

Session 2: Thursday, June 21st - Monday, July 16th, 2018

Session 3: Thursday, August 9 - Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Session 4: Thursday, September 6th - Monday, October 1st, 2018

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2018

Applications only accepted through Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Submittable site:

The Byrdcliffe Art Colony has received a generous grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation for visual artists living/working in North America who have been displaced or otherwise affected by a natural disaster and are seeking a residency for the 2018 season. This grant includes significant funding for artists affected by the recent earthquakes in Mexico, wildfires in California, hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas, and other natural disasters. Please note that destruction of a home or studio by extremes of weather (e.g. pipes bursting due to freezing) is not covered by this grant.

The Pollock-Krasner grant will offer up to 20 selected visual artists in all media a full fellowship to attend the four-week residency. The grant will also provide a stipend to assist with the cost of travel to and from the residency, and supplies to help compensate for lost and damaged materials.

In addition to the supplemental materials required to complete the residency application, artists seeking funding through the Pollock-Krasner grant are asked to submit a statement of need (300-500 words), which should describe the importance of the grant to your current situation as an artist affected by natural disaster. Please also include a brief description of the event itself and any damage, if applicable, to personal property including your artwork.

Questions about Byrdcliffe’s AIR program or required materials? Email

Since its founding in 1902, the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, located in the historic, unique community of Woodstock, NY, is one of the earliest utopian art colonies in America, located only 2.5 hours north of New York City. Byrdcliffe has welcomed artists like Bob Dylan, Philip Guston, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Eva Hesse, and hundreds more, to and live and work on a 250-acre property surrounded by the serene beauty of the Catskill Mountains.

Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Self-identified women, people of color, LGBTQIA and other underrepresented artists are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe also offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.


Posted on Tue, January 2nd, 2018
Expires on Thu, March 1st, 2018

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