RESIDENCY 108

General information

Brief description of organisation

Residency 108 is an arts organization that supports month long residencies for a diverse group of artists and thinkers who have an interest in engaging in art and ecology. The program takes place on 108 acres in Hudson Valley. The program was founded by artist Anne-Katrin Spiess and is directed by Jamie Morra.

Organisation founded in

2014

Brief description of residency program

Residency 108 invites emerging and established artists, writers and thinkers of all disciplines to immerse themselves in their creative practice. We particularly welcome those who work with nature, ecology and the installation of temporary outdoor land-art works. The residency is free apart from the cost of travel and material expenses which must be assumed by the individual.

Two four week-long residencies are offered each year, one during the month of October and one in May. The program accommodates three artists at a time. Each resident is provided with a room, working facilities and a weekly stipend for food, participants are responsible for cooking their own meals. Each resident will be asked to present their work during the residency and weekly critiques are held as a group, sometimes with a visiting critic.

The program takes place on 108 acres of pastoral land which was used as a horse farm in the last century. The property features rolling hills, mowed paths, meadows, densely wooded forests, wetlands with a few ponds of varying size and a seasonal stream. In addition to these ecosystems a variety of native plant species host habitats for birds, reptiles and amphibians. Frequent visitors include coyotes, deer and wild turkeys. The barn is home to chickens, sheep, horses, goats, cats, a cow and a pig. There is also a private residence on the property, which is not available for use by residents.

The residency is located in a remote area; the closest village is a 7-minute drive or 25-minute bike ride. There is no public transportation in the area, and we do not have a vehicle available for resident use apart from a bike. We do however provide weekly trips to shop for supplies and food. Our program is ideal for artists who wish to engage with the landscape and prefer isolation to interaction. If you require constant contact with “civilization” this may not be the program for you.

Residency program since

2014

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
Type of organisation
  • Other

Residency conditions

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

3

Grants available

We do not provide any grants for artists, but do supply room, board and a weekly stipend for food.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Other
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Donation of an Artwork
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
Number of studios

3

Type and size of studios

Private Studio

Accomodation
  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish
Other activities happening at the space
  • Presentation

How to reach

By train

By train the program can be reached via Amtrak from Penn Station to Rhinecliff, from there it is a 25 minute taxi ride.

By car

The residency program can be reached by car, it is 2 hours north of NYC.

Nearest airport

NYC Airports

Contact information

RESIDENCY 108
Germantown, NY
United States of America

director@residency108.org
www.residency108.org

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