The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts,Inc.

General information

Brief description of organisation

With a greater array of materials available to artists than ever before, this is an exciting time in art history. The Golden Foundation Residency Program is specifically designed to assist the professional artist in discovering and exploring the many materials and technologies available today. Through the Golden Foundation, residents will have the unparalleled opportunity to work with dozens of unique materials and technologies.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

In 2012 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts opened its doors to a one-of a-kind artist residency for artists working in paint. In the beautiful rolling hills of central New York and just several hundred yards from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturing facility, a 19th century barn has been transformed into a 21st century artist residency, with large studio spaces and private residency apartments. Artists-in-residence will participate in a completely unique opportunity to explore the widest, most innovative range of materials and technology available today for professional artists working with paint.

Exploratory Residency Program
Our residencies are based on the exploration of innovative uses in waterborne materials and oil paint technology. Residents will discover materials that will challenge the way they think about paint. They will be introduced to materials that will open up new methods and new channels for expression and the creative process.

In 2020, The Golden Foundation will be offering six Exploratory Residency Program sessions. Each session will last four weeks, with up to three artists per session.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time


Grants available

The Golden Foundation no longer offers grants, but since 2018, we have been able to reduce the residency fees to zero. In 2020, there will be no residency fees, but artists are still responsible for their travel and food.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Other

Artists will need to bring their own tools including brushes, knives, and substrates. A limited supply of canvas and paper can be purchased at the residency for a nominal fee.

Expectations of the artist
  • Other

We request a donation of an artwork as well as opening up their studios for our community to visit at the end of the 4 weeks.

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Supplies
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at a later date

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Lazer/digital printers available
  • Kitchen
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

By plane

By car

Nearest airport


Contact information

The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts,Inc.
237 Bell Road
13411 New Berlin, NY
United States of America

Phone: 607-431-8765
Fax: 607-847-8015

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