Millay Colony for the Arts, Call for Applicants: 2013 Artist-in-Residence

Millay Colony for the Arts, Call for Applicants: 2013 Artist-in-Residence

Deadline: October 1st, 2012

The Millay Colony for the Arts, located in Austerlitz, New York offers one-month residencies to visual
artists, composers and writers between the months of April and November. The application deadline for the 2013 residency is October 1st, 2012. Nurturing the work of artists of all ages, from a range of cultures and communities, and in all stages of their artistic career, the Colony offers comfortable private rooms, private studio spaces, all meals, and ample time to work in a quiet, pastoral atmosphere.

In addition to offering month-long residencies to visual artists, writers and composers, the Millay Colony also offers three new ways to spend time as a resident.In our continuing efforts to meet the
ever-evolving needs of the artistic community,” says Executive Director Caroline Crumpacker, “we are now able to support artists who can’t manage a full month away, but for whom a shorter residency could provide a tremendous boost. We also want to recognize the importance of collaborations and collectives to and within contemporary art-making.”

-The Two-Week Residency: In order to accommodate artists who cannot partake of a month-long residency, we are now offering two two-week sessions in the month of September only, for up to seven artists per session. These sessions function exactly as our popular longer sessions do, highlighted by private bedrooms, private studios, and all meals.

-The “Virtual” Residency: This new residency is specifically for working artists and/or artists with children who cannot spend prolonged time away from home but could benefit from the support of a residency in modified form. The ‘Virtual Resident’ can participate in one of The Millay Colony’s month-long residency on weekends only and will receive a stipend of $1,000 to assist in securing time off/childcare/art supplies or other resources necessary to the making of new work.

The application process for these residencies is the same as that for the month-long residencies. Applicants will note on their application form that they are looking for the two-week residency or the virtual residency.

-The Group Residency: The Millay Colony awards one five-day Group Residency each year to a group of between three and seven collaborating artists. This is available to any artists groups, including but not only musicians and bands, publishing collectives, theater and dance troupes, galleries, etc. — or simply individuals collaborating on a project.

The Millay Colony for the Arts is an artists’ residency program and artists’ center located on the extraordinary property of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay in Austerlitz, New York. Each year Millay Colony invites 52 visual artists, writers and composers for a colony residency. Residents are chosen anonymously by a panel of jurors in each discipline. The application process is competitive and based solely on on the merit of the artist statement and work sample. Application fee.

To apply for any of these residencies and more information, visit


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