Studio, accomodation and meals.
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Blue Mountain Center, founded in 1982, provides a supportive working community for writers, artists, and activists. A nonprofit organization, the center also serves as a meeting place and resource for progressive movement building. During the summer and early fall, BMC offers three month-long residency sessions. Their traditional residency program is open to creative and non-fiction writers, activists, and artists of all disciplines—including composers, filmmakers, and visual artists. Applications are reviewed by an admissions committee of accomplished authors and artists. The committee is particularly interested in fine work that evinces social and ecological concern and is aimed at a general audience.
Each resident is assigned a room in either the Main House, a late 19th-century clubhouse built by Adirondack Great Camp architect William West Durant, or the Grey Cottage, once the summer home of Harold K. Hochschild, a historian and founder of the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. Linens and laundry facilities are provided.
Writers stay in individual bedrooms that double as studies. Visual artists and composers work in studios a short walk from their lodgings.
Cell phones are prohibited at Blue Mountain Center. They have a phone booth with unlimited long distance calling and a small Internet center with one public computer and Ethernet cables for personal laptops. There is no Wi-Fi at Blue Mountain Center. The phone booth and Internet center are available 24 hours a day. Family members and loved ones may call our office phone at any time in the event of an emergency.
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