4 weeks
Paid by host 

Studio, accomodation and meals.

Paid by artist 

Transportation costs.

Application guidelines 

Application requirements:

  • A biographical sketch including professional achievements. Two to four pages is sufficient.
  • A statement of how you will spend your time at Blue Mountain Center. One to two pages is sufficient.
  • How you heard about BMC, including names of previous BMC residents whom you know, if any.
  • A work sample - format dependent on genre.
  • Session preference.
  • $25 application fee.

Please email [email protected] with any questions about the application process 


Blue Mountain Center

Blue Mountain Center


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.

Accommodation Information 

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.

Studio Information 

Writers stay in individual bedrooms that double as studies. Visual artists and composers work in studios a short walk from their lodgings.

Technical Information 

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.

P.O. Box 109, Route 28
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
United States
+1 518 352 7391

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