Byrdcliffe Performing Arts Residency Application



Each four week session is limited to 6 individuals. Candidates may apply for additional weeks in the event a space becomes available. Each session concludes with an Open Studio where residents share their work with each other and the regional artistic community.

Session I: June 5 – July 1, 2012

Session II: July 3 – July 29, 2012

Session III: August 7 – September 2, 2012

Residents are chosen by a selection committee of professionals in the arts. The major criterion for acceptance is proof of serious commitment to one’s field of endeavor. Professional recognition is helpful for admission, but is not essential.

SUPPORT MATERIALS (All materials should be of recent work)

Copy of your professional resume (PDF)

Work samples. FOR PERFORMANCE ARTISTS: A link to a video of your work or an Mp3 with recorded musical or performances is required.  Supporting photos are also encouraged.

Two references (one professional reference (completed by an authority in the applicant's field who is familiar with his/her work) and one personal reference)

Optional (if you want to apply for a fellowship): your most recent tax return (only the first two pages need to be attached).

All materials should be emailed to no later than March 15, 2012

*All artists will be asked to have a phone, in person, or skype interview prior to being admitted to the program.


A nonrefundable processing fee of $50 (US) is required with each application. Applicants pay the processing fee by debit or credit card through a secure site when submitting the completed online application.

The residency fee is $600 per artist per session. Fellowships are available to offset all or part of the $600 fee based on financial need. No one should be discouraged from applying on financial grounds. The Fellowship form (optional form within the Artist in Residence Application) is due simultaneously with the application for residence.


Applicants will be notified of admission status (acceptance, waitlist or rejection) approximately one month after the application deadline of March 15, 2012.


The residency supports artists who are fiercely independent and equally collaborative. The main criterion for acceptance is artistic commitment and positive attitude. We encourage applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and welcome artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice. To that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply.