1 to 3 weeks
Paid by host:

They will offer a modest honorarium to participating artists and artistic teams.

Application guidelines:

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The Wassaic Residency Program

The Wassaic Residency Program


The Wassaic Project cultivates and supports a community for emerging and professional contemporary artists, writers and other creatives. Housed in historic, landmark buildings, the residency program offers nine artists each month the opportunity to live and work in the heart of a rural community. The Wassaic Project seeks artists working in a diverse range of media who want to produce, explore, challenge, and expand on their current art-making practices, while participating in a community-based arts organization.

The Wassaic Project seeks artists to participate in the Haunted Hamlet on October 28, 2023. The Haunted Hamlet is their annual, one-night-only Halloween event in the hamlet of Wassaic. This year they are accepting a few types of proposals: site-specific installations for the first floor of Maxon Mills, outdoor installations, and performances. They will prioritize interactive and immersive proposals. They want to see your haunted games, your creepy trick or treat stations, and all of the spooky experiences you dream up.


In the final month of the residency, artists will either complete an installation or contribute work to be included in The Wassaic Project Summer Festival. All artists are invited to participate in a monthly evening of artist’s talks and presentations. Artists are required to be available on the last Saturday of every month to participate in open-studios. Additionally, the Wassaic Artist Residency facilitates one-on-one studio visits with professional artists and curators at least twice per month.

Studio Information

Artists will receive an adaptable raw studio space in the historic livestock barn. Artists receive studios that are roughly 80 to 300 square feet. Artists will have 24 hour access to their studio and accommodations. Artists also have access to workshop facilities as well as the potential for expansion of workshop space and the possibility of working outside. Each studio comes equipped with a table, chair, and limited overhead lighting. In addition, residents have access to the woodshop (year round) and the silkscreen studio (only open during the summer season).

Artist residents are required to bring all of their own art supplies and linens. The kitchens and houses are fully furnished. Each studio is provided with a table and a chair. Local artists who do not need living accommodations are encouraged to apply for studio-only residencies.

Artists will have complete creative control over their installation, as long as they keep their work PG-13. They want artists who are excited to participate and get weird, as well as artists who are self-directed and independent with their projects and vision.

Accommodation Information

Wassaic Project offers housing in one of our residency houses for 1 – 3 weeks between October 4 and October 28, 2023, private studio space in Maxon Mills, additional studio space in Luther Barn, and full access to our wood shop and print shop.


Farm community in upstate NY. The studios are within easy walking distance of all residency housing. Residents are encouraged to bring a car and/or bike if they have one, but if they don’t, NYC is easily accessible by Metro North ($30 round trip) and staff members make two weekly trips to the grocery store for supplies.

Contact information

35 Furnace Bank Rd
Wassaic, NY 12592
United States

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