viernes, 25 de enero de 2013

Byrdcliffe Residencies. Deadline: March 15, 2013

 Uninterrupted work time to visual artists, writers and composers in Woodstock, New York.

The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides visual artists, writers and composers of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space within the serene natural setting of the historic Byrdcliffe Art Colony.  Lasting between three and six weeks, Byrdcliffe’s residencies provide artists with private studio space within a community of peers.  Artists are invited to participate in open studios, work-shares, communal dinners and field trips, or may spend their residency working in the creative solitude of their studio.  Byrdcliffe’s residencies are particularly beneficial to those who find it restorative to live in a simple, communal environment in close proximity to natural beauty. 
Cost: $450/3-week, $600/4-week, $900/6-weeks
Aid: Roughly 60% of artists received partial or full fellowships to attend the residency program. To be considered for a felloship, artists must fill out and submit the required financial information in the application.  Some partial fellowships available through Byrdcliffe may require 3-5 volunteer hours per week. 
For more info and too apply:
About Byrdcliffe: Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains and just west of the Hudson River, The Byrdcliffe Colony is home to over 80 artists each year, sixty of whom are AiR program participants.  Beyond the AiR program, the Colony is comprised of more than a dozen artist cottages, the Byrdcliffe Theater, the Byrdcliffe Barn, a tennis court and the Mt. Guardian hiking trail, as well as the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts which located in the center of downtown Woodstock.  Byrdcliffe hosts a regular schedule of artist talks, exhibitions, concerts, theater productions and guided hikes, most of which are year-round.  Public events allow artists the opportunity to connect with the community at large.  At Byrdcliffe creative time is sacrosanct, and artists are given free rein to decide what activities will contribute to their residency experience.  Byrdcliffe offers a unique experience in simplicity of living amid the natural beauty of a 250 acre campus of protected fields and woodland.  At the same time, Byrdcliffe offers the opportunity to live in a community of creative people of all ages and backgrounds who are dedicated to honoring the creative spirit.

lunes, 13 de junio de 2011

2012 LMCC Swing Space Deadline: July 28, 2011

Swing Space is a project-based residency program that places visual and performing artists and arts groups in space for the development and presentation of new projects.

Swing Space is designed to address short-term space needs for a wide range of projects, and to encourage creative, experimental and collaborative approaches to artistic practice in unconventional spaces.

Visual Arts - Studio Space at Building 110: Residencies will take place in two five-month sessions between March - July 2012 and August - December 2012.

Performing Arts - Rehearsal Space in the Vaults: Residencies will take place in one of four staggered, overlapping six-month sessions between January - June 2012, March - August 2012, May - October 2012, and July - December 2012.

For more information and application procedures:

Ramon Acin and Antonio Saura Grants. Deadline: July 25, 2011

Regional Gov't. of Huesca, Spain, announces training, research and production grants for Spanish visual artists:

- Ramon Acin Grant: 15,000 euros for Spain-born or based visual artists - no age limit

- Antonio Saura Grant: 9,000 euros for Huesca-born or based visual artist

Selection results will be communicated prior to Sept. 30, 2011

For more information and application procedure:

miércoles, 1 de junio de 2011

Gas Natural Fenosa 2011 Grants. Deadline: June 15, 2011

2011 Gas Natural Fenosa Museum of Contemporary Art Grants

Number of Grants: 3

Addressed to: Visual artists born or residing in Galicia, Spain

Age: Artists under the age of 35 (previous to Dec. 31, 2011)

Grant period: Max. 5 months between Oct. 1, 2011 and March 31, 2013.

Financial benefits: 16.000 euros to cover travel, travel insurance, maintenance, tuition, materials, transportation of artwork, etc.

Application Period: May 1 - June 15, 2011

miércoles, 26 de enero de 2011

Byrdcliffe Artist in Residency Program, Woodstock, NY. Deadline: March 1, 2011

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, located in Woodstock, New York, offers month-long Artist in Residence (AIR) opportunities for visual artists, composers, playwrights/screenwriters, and writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Longer residencies are available for ceramic artists.

The application deadline is March 1, 2011.

AIR sessions generally occur during the months of June, July, August, and September.

Goal is to provide solitude in a community and uninterrupted time in which to concentrate on creative work alongside fellow artists.

Opened in 1903, the Byrdcliffe Art Colony was placed on the National Register of Historic Sites in 1979 for its architectural and historical significance. It is located in the Catskill Mountains, 1.5 miles from the center of Woodstock, New York.

For more information or to apply, please go to

miércoles, 5 de enero de 2011

Itziar Barrio at ISCP - Tues. Jan. 18, 2011 - 6:30 p.m.

Itziar Barrio will present a selection of recent work as well as work-in-progress. The repetition and extension of icons into Barrio's murals, animations, and drawings exemplifies the relationship that society has with everyday objects as recurring icons, whether those be practical objects embedded in our lives or abstract advertisement media creations. In this way, the artist brings up questions that are not overtly social or political, but that deal with the tendency of the human mind to create iconic and associative characters out of its surroundings and the effects of those associations on society.

Itziar Barrio was born in 1976 in Bilbao, Spain and currently lives and works in New York City. She combines a wide range of media spanning the gamut of drawing, photography, video, animation and installation. Barrio has been featured in solo shows internationally has been the recipient of grants and awards from major foundations and institutions including First Prize Ertibil, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Spanish Ministry of Culture, Consulate General of Spain in New York, Basque Government Ministry of Culture and Bizkaia Executive Council, Gure Artea Biennial Prize and the Iberoamerican Videocreation Prize, MUSAC (Leon). Itziar Barrio's Salon is supported by the Consulate General of Spain in New York and the Spain Foreign Cultural Cooperation Agency.

Link to artist's website:

Image: "The perils of obedience (-1), 2010, on-going, multimedia project

miércoles, 8 de diciembre de 2010

The MacDowell Colony. Summer 2011 Deadline: January 15, 2011

Location: This retreat-style residency was founded in 1907 and is situated on 450 acres in Peterborough, New Hampshire

Application periods:

- Oct. 15, 2010 - January 15, 2011 (Summer 2011: June - Sept. 2011)
- February 15 - April 15, 2011 (Fall 2011; Oct. 2011 - Jan. 2012)
- Sept. 15, 2011 (Winter/Spring 2012: Feb - May 2012)

Residency length: 1 - 8 weeks. Average: 5 weeks


  • Visual arts: Book Arts, Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery, Drawing, Installation Arts, Heavy Metals/Blacksmithing, Mixed Media, Painting, Paper Arts, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Woodworking
  • Media arts: Electronic Arts, Multimedia, Sound Art
  • Writing: Fiction, Journalism, Literary nonfiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Screenwriting, Translating
  • Performing arts: Choreography/Dance, Composition/Music, Performance Art
  • Design: Architecture, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning/Design
  • Other: Interdisciplinary Arts, Conceptual Arts, Environmental Arts, Multimedia Arts, New Genres
Studios/special equipment: Digital media, Exhibition / Installation, Film / Digital editing, Heavy metals / Blacksmithing, Music studio (non-recording), Painting, Photography (non-digital), Sculpture, Woodworking, Writing
Housing: private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house). Private bedroom in a sharted housing facility.

For further information and application process: