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SPACE on Ryder Farm


Your artistic home away from home

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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.


Intern at SPACE

Applications for open for SPACE Internships! The internship at SPACE offers emerging artists and arts administrators a hands on, immersive and impactful experience. SPACE interns can expect the benefits of career training through guidance by Emily Simoness (SPACE’s founder and Executive Director), one-on-one mentoring with a SPACE team member and meaningful connections with a variety of artists and activists


"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.



 

PROGRAMS

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

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

CREATIVE RESIDENCY

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.

FAMILY RESIDENCY

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

 

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS SYMPOSIUM

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

INSTITUTIONAL RESIDENCY

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