“SPACE gave me a home when I felt like I didn't have one and a family when mine felt far away. In a winter that was chaotic and cold, my two weeks in the SPACE Season Extension Residency were peaceful, quiet, warm, filled with great food and a lot of love. Even in the darkest month of the year, the days at SPACE felt longer and more creatively productive than any others.”

-Emily Feldman, Season Extension Resident '18 and The Working Farm '17 


Applications for the 2020 Season Extension Residency are not currently open. Please check back later for more information regarding the 2020 Season Extension Residency.

The Season Extension Residency offers artists and activists who are SPACE alumni the opportunity to return to Ryder Farm for a two-week or month-long residency in February to work on a project. The program serves SPACE alumni who have spent two or more weeks at SPACE through The Working Farm, Family Residency, Creative Residency (formerly General Residency) or Creative Solutions Symposium.

The residency is centered around three farm fresh, communal meals daily, and residents have flexibility to structure their days to best suit their needs and the needs of their project. The residency culminates with a short, informal sharing of the work accomplished while in residence at SPACE.

Kay Hall serves as the main living and workspace for Season Extension residents. Preference for the program is therefore given to individuals who are best served by a quiet workspace. Additionally, time at SPACE is granted to individuals who lay out specific objectives for their proposed residency and whose projects suggest a commitment to bettering the world in which we live. 

All Season Extension Residencies are fully-subsidized. Residents 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 $30.00. Transportation between the Brewster Terminal and Ryder Farm is provided by the SPACE team.


All Season Extension applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Applicants must have spent at least two weeks as a resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm through The Working Farm, Family Residency, Creative Residency (formerly General Residency) or Creative Solutions Symposium.

The Season Extension program accepts applications from artists of nearly all stripes, social justice activists and organizers. At this time, though, SPACE’s wintertime facilities are unable to support dancers, visual artists or musicians. If you have questions about whether SPACE will be able to support your project, email us prior to applying at residencies@spaceonryderfarm.org.


Check out this FAQ.

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

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Clare Barron, Eliza Bent, Emily Feldman, Madeleine George, Charly Evon Simpson, Mat Smart, James Anthony Tyler