The Byrdcliffe Arts Colony Artists-in-Residence Program (AiR) offers uninterrupted time and space for creatives in all disciplines. Our serene and rustic mountain community is 2.5 hours north of NYC in Woodstock NY with residencies open to individuals and co-applicants 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. During the winter months, cottage residencies offer artists live/work space amidst the calm of the Catskill Mountains. This is a quiet time of year at Byrdcliffe and a wonderful time to be in residence for artists looking for time and space for creative work with minimal distractions. The primary criterion for acceptance to Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is artistic excellence or demonstrated commitment to one’s field of endeavor. Artists in multiple disciplines are welcome to apply including writing, visual arts, weaving, ceramics, composition, photography, filmmaking, playwrights, dance, and more.
We have cottages for artists and craftsperson’s working in all disciplines and media, with the express purpose of maintaining Byrdcliffe as a focus for creative collaboration and experiences. These simple wooden Arts & Crafts style structures were all constructed in 1903 as part of the original Byrdcliffe Arts Colony.