Woodstock Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program
Byrdcliffe Artist Residencies offer uninterrupted time and space for creatives in all disciplines. The serene mountain community is 2.5 hours north of NYC in Woodstock NY with residencies open to individuals, teams, and couples at all stages of their career. Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is particularly beneficial to those who find it restorative to live in a community environment surrounded by natural beauty. Artists are invited to participate in optional programming such as open studios, wellness workshops, studio visits, field trips, and communal dinners, or are free to work in solitude during their entire stay.
Residents in private cabins have individual work space within the cabin. Residents living in communal housing have a private bedroom and a private external studio, with only a few exceptions for writers who may prefer a combined live/work environment. Ceramic facilities with wheels, electric and wood fire kilns are available, as well as a darkroom and looms on the premises for weaving residents. The visual art studios can accommodate a wide variety of disciplines; a private music studio with an upright Steinway piano is also available.
5 Month Residents live in one of Byrdcliffe’s eight private cabins as an autonomous live/work space. 1 Month Residencies are offered for individuals and couples with both private and communal housing options available. Each monthly resident receives a private studio and living space.
All residents are assigned a private room and studio in either the Villetta Inn or Eastover, both historic rustic buildings built in 1903. Accommodations vary in size and availability. There is a computer with internet access for residents to use, and WiFi is available in most areas of the colony.
It is located in the Catskill Mountains, 1.5 miles from the center of Woodstock, New York.