Open Call

Call for Poets! 2024 Poetry Residency

Bethany Arts Community

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Ossining, United States


The Poetry Residency is for one week: Wednesday, April 24th to Wednesday, May 1st, 2024. Artists are provided room & board, a private studio, 3 basic meals a day (see note below), and a $225 stipend upon completion of the residency. Artist is responsible for transportation to and from BAC and any supplies or materials needed for their practice. We ask that you only apply if you can stay for the entire length of this residency. Please note for the 3 meals included during the residency, Bethany Arts Community is only able to accommodate for vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, dairy-free, and/or gluten-free diets. We are currently unable to accommodate severe allergies (celiac's disease, tree nut allergy, peanut allergy, etc.) and other commonly-used ingredient allergies (garlic, allium allergy, etc). Please contact with any questions or help making arrangements if you have an allergy. Application Deadline: January 15, 2024 at 11:59PM EST

Number of Participants

This residency will accept 8-10 participants.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 24, 2024 - May 01, 2024


  • $225.00 stipend (one-time)


Conference Rooms, Desk Space, Gallery, Individual Studio, Library, Piano


Apartment, Private Bathroom, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion, Group Dinners, Schools, Self-Directed


Literature, Poetry



Program Description

Bethany Arts Community designs its residencies to allow artists to enjoy an environment where artists from different disciplines can work near each other, creating opportunities for cross-pollination, collaboration, and connection. Residents will find both solitude and community with a small cohort of other poets and artists sharing the residency. Residents will be surrounded by uninhibited creativity during their time at BAC, in the form of other Poetry Residents, local studio artists, BAC staff and board members, those presenting programs on campus, and more! A unique component of residencies at BAC is Community Programming. As part of a residency, we ask each artist to develop and facilitate a Community Program related to their residency plan. This part of the residency is an opportunity for artists to share with the local community in Ossining and Westchester County, and for the local community to engage with artists through their work.

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