The Ucross Foundation Residency Program offers the gift of time and space to competitively selected individuals working in all artistic disciplines. The Foundation strives to provide a respectful, comfortable and productive environment, freeing artists from the pressures and distractions of daily life. As painter Carol Schwennesen commented, "There has been no other art experience that has been as wide and deep and solid as the experience of being at Ucross."
Blue Mountain Center, founded in 1982, provides a supportive working community for writers, artists, and activists. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the center also serves as a meeting place and resource for progressive movement building. We expand and deepen conversation among cultural workers and support projects that emerge from these dialogues.
The Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month or two-week residencies to visual artists, composers and writers between the months of April and November. Residents artists get private rooms, studios and all meals during their stay at our pastoral campus. For lots of information about our residency program and how to apply, visit our Residencies page. The Colony also has a workshop series, with five-day workshop-retreats in writing, art, music and more. You can find out more about the workshops and how to apply here. And we offer public programs in Columbia County and beyond.
The INSTITUTO SACATAR operates a residency program for creative individuals in all disciplines at its estate on the Island of Itaparica in the Bay of All Saints, across from the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
Sacatar is a member of Res Artis, the worldwide network of artist residencies, www.resartis.org, and of the Alliance of Artists Communities, www.artistcommunities.org.
The purpose of the Instituto Sacatar is:
• To provide artists a place to live and create
• To generate opportunities for artists to interact and collaborate with the local and regional community
The mission of The MacDowell Colony is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.
The sole criterion for acceptance to The MacDowell Colony is artistic excellence. MacDowell defines excellence in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encouraging applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics.
FRANZ-LISZT SCHOLARSHIP FOR COMPOSITION, WEIMAR (THURINGIA)
The Liszt School of Music in Weimar invites applications for residential scholarships for young composers every year. Rent-free accommodation in Weimar will be provided to the scholar for three months, as well as a monthly grant of 1 000 Euro. During their stay, scholars have the opportunity to take part in artistic and academic life at the college. If applicable, the composers’ work can be performed by college ensembles.
Instrumental or acousmatic composition (alternating every year)
In 1998 in the Villa Löwenpalais in Grunewald, Berlin’s former Artists’ Colony, Jörg Peter Starke established the eponymous Foundation. Primarily young talented artists are supported in a wide-ranging sponsorship concept. This is intended to ensure that each artist develops an individual style, as well as coming into contact with other art forms in an intensive way.
Applications due February 1, 2015
The Wave Farm Residency program provides artists with a valuable opportunity to concentrate on new transmission works and conduct research about the genre using the Wave Farm Study Center resource library.
In conjunction with their residencies, artists perform, are interviewed, and create playlists for broadcast on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM, a creative community radio station serving over 78,000 potential listeners in New York's Upper Hudson Valley, and international listeners online.
Omi International Arts Center has recently opened applications for its 2015 Music Omi International Musicians Residency program, inviting all composers and performers from around the globe to apply.
Every summer, Music Omi invites musicians to come together for a unique collaborative music making residency program. Music Omi encourages its participants to share ideas; perform each other’s works and write music for one another while exploring their own musical vision; and broaden their artistic and cultural horizons.