Location: Ghent, New York
Duration: 2 to 4 weeks
Open to US & International Artists
Next Deadline: Writing Residency, apply by July 15
Omi International Arts Center hosts international visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers on 300 acres in the Hudson Valley region of New York, amidst a 10-acre contemporary sculpture park, The Fields Sculpture Park.
Applications open for Translation Lab 2018 only, through July 15, 2018. To apply for Art Omi: Writers 2019, please check back on August 15, 2018.
Guests may select a residency of one week to two months; about ten writers at a time gather to live and work in a rural setting overlooking the Catskill Mountains. Daytime is reserved for writing and quiet activities, while evenings are more communal. A program of weekly visits bring guests from the New York publishing community. Noted editors, agents and book scouts are invited to share dinner and conversation on both creative and practical subjects, offering insight into the workings of the publishing industry, and introductions to some of its key professionals. Readings throughout the year invite the public to experience finished and in-process work by writers and translators in residence.
Art Omi: Writers welcomes published writers and translators of every type of literature. All text-based projects — fiction, nonfiction, theater, film, poetry, etc. — are eligible. International, cultural and creative exchange is a foundation of our mission, and a wide distribution of national background is an important part of our selection process.
All residencies are fully funded with accommodations, food, local transport and public programming provided. However, please note that Art Omi: Writers does not provide travel funds. Selected residents are responsible for funding their own travel or securing travel funds from a third party.
Applications currently closed
Art Omi announced a new residency program for architects in 2017. This residency is first of its kind in the nation, inviting 10 early- to mid-career architects from around the world to develop their work during a full two-week residency on Omi’s campus. Art Omi: Architecture aims to nurture experimentation at the intersection of architecture, art and landscape.
Architecture Residents are selected on the basis of their individual proposed project and portfolio. Residents receive individual accommodations and dedicated desk-space within the campus. Completed projects are presented in an informal critique setting at the end of the residency period, with visitors invited to see the proceedings.
Each year a distinguished Architecture Critic is invited to visit and meet with the residents during the last weekend of the residency and will lead the final presentations where the public can observe this key aspect in the process of making architecture.
Applications currently closed
Art Omi: Artists invites 30 artists from around the world, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles and practices, to gather in rural New York for four weeks each summer to experiment, collaborate and share ideas. Concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal.
The Art Omi: Artists program nurtures deep creative and professional connections in a vibrant, social residency. Artists are provided with a private studio, shared living quarters, and meals at no cost, but are responsible for their travel and material expenses. Each session, a distinguished critic/curator is invited to participate as Critic-in-Residence, who leads discussions and makes individual studio visits. The Critic-in-Residence is on campus for the entire duration of the program. In addition, a former Critic in Residence is invited to be Critic Emeritus for the first week of residency.
The Visitors Program enables residents to have conversations with visiting art critics, curators, gallerists and prominent artists. Direct engagement with the New York City art world is unmatched by similar residency programs.
For one week of the residency, artists have the opportunity to work with a master printmaker from Pondside Press to produce an edition of monotypes. High quality material is provided.
Art Omi: Artists welcomes artists from all over the world who have been professionally active for at least the past 3 years. Disciplines include visual arts, sound art, performance, and social practice. Having studied art is not a requirement: we accept applications from self-taught professional artists. Applications for the summer residency are accepted each fall.
Facilities & Services
- Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility, Shared bedroom
Visual artists sleep 2 to a room; all other programs have private rooms.
- Meals: Some meals are provided
- Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Wireless Internet
- Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
Living quarters, studios, and public areas are wheelchair accessible.
- Studios/special equipment: Dance / Choreography, Exhibition / Installation, Music studio (non-recording), Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Woodworking