"When I'm in residence at SPACE, I write more and better. The fact that it’s beautiful and comfortable certainly helps, but more importantly SPACE puts the artist at the center."

- Sam Hunter, Creative Resident '13 and '14, member of The Working Farm '15


About Creative Residencies

Creative Residencies provide individual artists, activists, organizers and small groups (up to 5 people) the opportunity to create away from the stress and noise of everyday life and to be in the company of other individuals. Residencies are centered around three farm fresh, communal meals daily, and residents have flexibility to structure their days to best suit the needs of their project. Creative residencies culminate with a short, informal sharing of the work accomplished while in residence at SPACE.

Time at SPACE is granted to individuals and small groups who articulate a distinct aesthetic and point of view, lay out specific objectives for their residency and have an interest in bettering the world in which we live.

In 2018, Creative Residencies will be offered in the following lengths of time:  

  • One-week residencies are offered throughout the course of SPACE’s June-October season

  • A two-week residency is offered July 30th-August 10th

  • A non-consecutive, two-week residency is offered June 4th-June 10th and September 24th-September 30th

Applicants are asked to rank these options based on what best suits their process, their project and their schedule.  

All Creative Residencies are fully-subsidized. Residents are required to cover their travel to and from the farm. For reference, a round-trip off-peak Metro North ticket from Grand Central Terminal to Brewster Terminal is $29.00. Transportation between the Brewster Terminal and farm is provided by the SPACE team.

Playwrights and composers/lyricists may submit an application for a Creative Residency or The Working Farm, but not both in the same year.

Applications for the 2018 season are due January 10th, 2018 at 11:59PM EST.


Have questions? Check out this FAQ.

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

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