APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR OUR 2017 Family Residency. PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER THIS YEAR FOR The 2018 Family Residency.

 

“My time at SPACE was one of the most productive and happy times in my life. The land is inspiring, the staff is extraordinarily kind and caring, and the ethos makes one want to move and stay all year long. SPACE is completely artist centered, and the staff listens deeply to artists about what they need to thrive. The week I spent there was for parents and children, and was such a happy integration of my work and family life, It was more than a week of getting writing done—it was an experiment in how to live.” 

-  Sarah Ruhl, Family Residency '16

Now in its third year, SPACE on Ryder Farm, funded in part by The Lilly Awards Foundation (spearheaded by Julia Jordan, Marsha Norman and Pia Scala-Zankel), supports working parents and their children by providing the opportunity for a fully-subsidized week long residency. The two ranges of dates for the 2017 residency are July 25th-July 30th and August 15th-20th.

 

About the family residency

All family residents (parents and children) will take part in three communal farm-fresh meals daily. SPACE will facilitate creative and nature-focused programming for the children, culminating in an informal group share. Simultaneously SPACE supports the adult artists by creating an environment with structured time and space to create (as well as structured time and space to be with their children). The response from residents and the larger community has been resoundingly positive and the high demand for this program has compelled SPACE to expand the residency in 2017, making a second week available to more families. In order to apply, accompanying children must be between the ages of 6 and 13. If the child is between the ages of 8 and 13, both parent and child are required to fill out an application.

 

QUESTIONS

Have questions? Check out this FAQ.

Still have questions? Write to us at residencies@spaceonryderfarm.org.


 

2017 Family Residency Artists

Gail Biederman - Bryan Hamilton Chadwick - Linda Cho - Terrance Flynn - Mary Elizabeth Hamilton - Karen Hartman - Aditi Kapil - Todd London - Steven Millar - Yvonne Montoya - Amy Shearn, and their children

2016 family residency artists

Beth Nixon - Deepa Purohit - Sarah Ruhl - Georgia Stitt - Louisa Thompson Pregerson, and their children