The Millay Colony for the Arts


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Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month residencies to seven visual artists, writers and composers each year between the months of April and November. Nurturing the work of artists of all ages, from a range of cultures and communities, and in all stages of their artistic career, the Colony offers private rooms, private studio spaces and ample time to work in a quiet, pastoral atmosphere. Next to the one-month residency programme, Millay Colony for the Arts offers 3 other ways to spend time as a resident artist: Two-weeks residency, Virtual Residency and Group Residency.


In order to accommodate artists who cannot partake of a month-long residency, Millay Colony is offering two two-week sessions in the month of September only, for up to seven artists per session.


The Virtual Residency accommodates artists who cannot spend prolonged time away from home but could benefit from the support of a residency in modified form. The 'Virtual Resident' can participate in one of The Millay Colony's month-long residency on weekends only and will receive a stipend of $1,000 to assist in securing time off/childcare/art supplies or other resources necessary to the making of new work. 


The Millay Colony awards one five-day Group Residency each year to a group of between three and seven collaborating artists. This is available to any artists groups, including but not only musicians and bands, publishing collectives, theater and dance troupes, galleries, etc.—or simply individuals collaborating on a project. The residency is awarded through a separate application process and includes private bedrooms, studios, public meeting spaces, and all meals. Please call 518-392-4144 if you would like more information, or apply here.


Computer, printer, internet/e-mail stations, a fax machine and photocopier

Each resident has a spacious studio in our Steepletop Barn or Main Building. The Steepletop Barn has four studios with beautiful meadow and mountain views. All are fully accessible to artists with disabilities.

In addition to providing each resident with a private room, Millay has a darkroom and photography equipment, a Yamaha U1 upright piano, a large collection of art books, a general library, a public kitchen, two lounges, a VCR, public telephones, wireless Internet access, and laundry. We also have a fax machine, a copier, a computer and a printer in the administrative offices which residents may use.