4 weeks
Paid by host:
  • A complete survey of the wide range of acrylic and oil paints and mediums
  • An introduction to custom and experimental acrylic products
  • An introduction to the Golden Artist Colors laboratories and manufacturing facilities
  • Opportunities to consult with paint technicians
  • A supply of acrylic and oil paint materials
  • 24/7 access to an individual studio space ranging in size from 900 sq. ft. to 1200 sq. ft.
  • A spacious private apartment with its own private bathroom with shower
  • Access to a fully-equipped shared kitchen, laundry facilities, wireless Internet access, and spacious common areas
  • 140 acres of pastoral meadows, woodland trails, and meandering brooks
Paid by artist:
  • Artists are responsible for the purchase and preparation of their own meals.
  • Artists should plan to bring their own tools, canvas, and paper. Some canvas and paper will be available for purchase through the Golden Foundation.

All artists accepted into the residency program receive a generous supply of paint materials and technical support. Artists are responsible for their food expense and preparation as well as travel expenses to and from the residency. Artists should plan to bring their own tools, canvas, and paper. Some canvas and paper will be available for purchase through the Golden Foundation.

Upon acceptance to the Golden Foundation Residency, a $250 refundable deposit will be required of all residents.

Application guidelines:

The residency is restricted to professional artists, 25 years of age or older, working in paint. The Golden Foundation Residency does not accept applications from commercial artists. Online application. $30 application fee.


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Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts

Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts

Golden Foundation Residency Program

In 2012 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts opened its doors to a one-of a-kind artist residency for artists working in paint. In the beautiful rolling hills of central New York and just several hundred yards from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturing facility, a 19th century barn has been transformed into a 21st century artist residency, with large studio spaces and private residency apartments. Artists-in-residence will participate in a completely unique opportunity to explore the widest, most innovative range of materials and technology available today for professional artists working with paint.

Their residencies are based on the exploration of innovative uses in waterborne materials and oil paint technology. Residents will discover materials that will challenge the way they think about paint. They will be introduced to materials that will open up new methods and new channels for expression and the creative process. The Golden Foundation will be offering six Exploratory Residency Program sessions this year. Each session will last four weeks, with up to three artists per session.

Studio Information

Offices and a gallery space occupy a portion of the second floor, while a 2,400 sq. ft. open-plan painting studio occupies the rest. The studio is divisible into smaller spaces, depending on the needs of the artists. The third floor consists of a smaller loft studio, approximately 900 sq. ft., and another open floor plan studio, approximately 1,200 sq. ft. A catwalk bridge spans the third floor materials area. (Because of shared open studio space, solvent use will be limited).

Accommodation Information

The Golden Foundation Residency Barn's lower level features three residency apartments with individual bedrooms and bathrooms, a modern, fully appointed communal kitchen, an inviting shared dining room, and a comfortable shared living room.

Contact information

237 Bell Road
New Berlin, NY 13411
United States

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