SPACE on Ryder Farm is a nonprofit residency program located on the grounds of a 224-year-old working organic farm in Putnam County, New York, just an hour north of New York City. SPACE’s mission is to create an environment singular in its ability to invigorate artists and innovators and their work, and to contribute to the sustainability and resourceful preservation of one of the oldest organic family farms on the East Coast.

2019 season extension residency

SPACE is proud to announce the eight residents for its February 2019 Season Extension Residency. The residents are Will Arbery (Plano), Cusi Cram (Saint Vincent’s Project), Leslie Gauthier (“Shooing Carolers Away for a Love That Stays”), Monet Hurst-Mendoza (Veil’d), C.A. Johnson (Thirst), Emily Kaczmarek (Jonathan Larson Grant), Jason Gray Platt (Empire Travel Agency) and Ikechukwu Ufomadu (Ike at Night).


Farm Transition

On November 12th at SPACE’s third annual Farm in the City Gala, we announced some big news - SPACE is succeeding the indomitable Betsey Ryder as the farmer at Ryder Farm. Watch this video to learn more about Betsey and what lies ahead for SPACE.


Internships and paid fellowships at SPACE on Ryder Farm offer emerging artists, innovators and activists an immersive and impactful experience.
Applications for the 2019 season are now open and due on March 4, 2019 at 11:59PM EST. 

photo by Sasha Arutyunova for The New York Times

photo by Sasha Arutyunova for The New York Times


THE NEW YORK TIMES - November ‘18

Taking Your Child to Work, When Your Job Is Making Theater

SPACE is honored to be a part of this New York Times article about parenting in theater


SPACE almanac

SPACE is pleased to announce the publication of our inaugural SPACE Almanac- complete with a report on 2018 and a forecast for 2019.


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Browse resident interviews and get a sneak peek at what time and SPACE on Ryder Farm looks like!