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.

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SPACE is hosting a seasonal supper to help give back to its roots: the kitchen. If you love food and Ryder Farm, dine with us and help raise money to stock the SPACE kitchen with much-needed new cookware and tools. Your ticket will directly impact one of the most beloved and signature elements of SPACE's ability to nurture its artists: farm-fresh, lovingly prepared meals for all. Drinks and Farm Tours at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm.

Creating Spaces Workshop

Are you passionate about providing resources, time and space for artists, activists and innovators? Join SPACE on Ryder Farm's Founder and Executive Director Emily Simoness for a workshop on Creating Spaces. This one-day workshop at Ryder Farm is geared towards those eager to take the next steps towards creating a creative space for those who need it. 

  • The workshop will take place July 14th, 2017 12:30pm-5pm at SPACE on Ryder Farm in Brewster, NY
  • The workshop includes a farm fresh lunch prepared by SPACE's chef-in-residence and a tour of the facilities and landscape

2017 Season Announcement

Click below to learn more about SPACE's 2017 residents!

"This Nearby Upstate Farm Is Where Some of the City’s Most Talented Artists Go to Grow"

SPACE on Ryder Farm was featured in this spring in Edible Manhattan. 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.