Open Call

2024 Summer Cottage Residency Program at Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony

No Funding
Woodstock, United States


The main criterion for acceptance to Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is artistic excellence and demonstrated commitment to one’s field of endeavor. Artists working in a range of disciplines are encouraged to apply including writing, visual arts, weaving, ceramics, music, composition, photography, filmmaking, dance, and multi-disciplinary practices. A selection of artistic merit and financial need fellowships are available each year, covering partial to full residency fees.

Number of Participants

Each independent seasonal cottage is unique in size, layout, and cost. Utilities (propane, electric and Wi-Fi) are not included and pets are not allowed. Please carefully review photos to determine suitability.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


May 01, 2024 - September 30, 2024


  • $30.00 application fee
  • $900.00-2800.00 program fee (one-time)


Ceramic Facility, Co-Working, Darkroom, Desk Space, Gallery, Individual Studio, Sculpture Facility, Shared Studio, Stage


Cabin, Private Bathroom


No meals


Acting, Book Arts, Ceramics, Choreography, Cinematography, Composers, Crafts & Trades, Dance, Design, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Film, Illustration, Interdiscplinary Arts, Jewelry, Journalism, Literature, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Tech, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Visual Arts


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Program Description

Byrdcliffe’s Artists-in-Residence (AiR) program offers artists in all disciplines uninterrupted time to live and work within the serene natural setting and creative community of Woodstock’s historic Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, one of the earliest utopian and continuously operating arts colonies in America. As part of the AiR program, artists are invited to participate in gatherings, talks, practice shares, studio visits, excursions, open studio events, and the annual AiR exhibition the spring after their residency. Cottage residencies offer artists extending time living and working in Arts & Crafts style residence/studio cottages. Constructed in 1902-03, these cottages were part of the original Byrdcliffe Arts Colony. Each Cottage is each unique in size and layout. Individuals, co-applicants, peers, and other variations may apply. While more autonomous by nature, cottage residents are welcome to participate in all AiR gatherings and programmatic offerings.

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