dining empty seat.jpg
dining empty seat.jpg

SPACE on Ryder Farm

Your artistic home away from home


SPACE on Ryder Farm

Your artistic home away from home

SPACE on Ryder Farm is a non-profit artist residency program located an hour north of New York City on the grounds of Ryder Farm in Brewster, New York. SPACE creates an environment singular in its ability to invigorate artists and innovators and their work, and contributes to the sustainability and resourceful preservation of one of the oldest organic family farms on the East Coast.

2017 Applications are open

In 2017, SPACE is emboldening and recommitting to our belief that inclusion, equity, support and radical hospitality are not only important to creating art, but are vital in creating dialogue that leads to lasting change.

In support of these values, SPACE will:

  • Make all individual and small group residences free in 2017.
  • Endeavor to grant 50% of our residencies to persons of color and underrepresented voices.
  • Double the number of spaces for our fully-subsidized Family Residency, in association with The Lilly Awards.

Applications are now open for all SPACE programs. We hope you'll apply.

"The Descendants: Meet the Family Behind Space on Ryder Farm"

SPACE on Ryder Farm's Co-Founder and Executive Director, Emily Simoness, was featured in this fall's issue of Modern Farmer Magazine. For the full article, click on the link below.



Time at SPACE provides artists and innovators the opportunity to create away from the stress and noise of everyday life in the company of others. Residencies are centered around three farm fresh meals per day. Residents have flexibility and are strongly encouraged to structure their days to best suit the needs of their project. Residencies culminate in informal sharings of the work.



The Working Farm is SPACE’s resident playwrights group. The group gathers for a five-week residency on Ryder Farm.


Creative residencies provide artists the opportunity to create away from the stress and noise of everyday life and to be in the company of other artists.


In association with The Lilly Awards Foundation, SPACE supports working parents and their children by providing a weeklong artistic residency.



A weeklong residency for activists and human rights organizations who are creatively addressing social justice issues.


Welcomes individuals and teams of 2-12 to advance development on workshops and commissions for the theatre as well as strategic planning.