Shell House Arts Catskills Residency

  • Deadline:
    April 28, 2019, 10:04 p.m.
  • Location:
    Roxbury, NY

Five artists and designers are invited to create, build, and imagine new works while living communally for 2-weeks in the Catskill mountains. The summer focus {outwards} creates space for connecting with nature, experimenting with new modes of working, and actively developing projects.

This free summer program is available to artists or designers working in primarily visual mediums. The multidisciplinary environment is designed to foster new connections and ideas, and the nature of the communal space makes it best suited for those who are excited to collaborate and connect over shared meals. Residents should have at least some physical component to how their work manifests or is displayed (meaning, it is not purely digital). While most past residents have come from formal art backgrounds, we also encourage creatives from professional fields looking to deepen a developed art practice or specific project to apply.

By participating in the free program, residents agree to leave one work of art or artifact to the Shell House, to be agreed upon reasonably by both parties.

—Free lodging. There are three private rooms and a shared loft equipped with comfortable necessities and desks. The property itself is 5 acres, including a large patio and lawn, as well as a small forested area.
—Group critique where participants are encouraged to discuss their work and share constructive feedback for others.
—Resources for connecting with the Catskills community, including farm tours, gallery exhibitions, and studio tours.
—Table to Farms tour of local Catskills food producers

—Separate studio spaces.
—Materials and supplies.
—Unless otherwise mentioned on the schedule, residents are required to provide their own meals and drinks.
—Transportation. The Shell House is approximately 3 hours from NYC and unfortunately not serviced by train. We will do our best to help with arrangements.

Applications are free. Residents are carefully selected based on the quality of their work, diversity considerations, and fit within the larger group.