Friday, October 02, 2015

Omi International Arts Center Residency and Fellowship Opportunities

Deadline: November 30, 2015 {ONLINE}

Residency and Fellowship Opportunities
Omi International Arts Center

Ghent, New York
Summer Residency:
June 16, 2016 to July 12, 2016

Art Omi invites artists from every continent, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles and practices, to gather in rural New York State to experiment, collaborate and share ideas. During four weeks each June - July, concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal. Artists whose work is interdisciplinary should read the descriptions of each of our residency programs to decide which one fits their practice.

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 first week of the residency, artists have the opportunity to work with a master printmaker to produce an edition of monotypes. High quality material is provided.

Our Visitors Program enables residents to have conversations with many visiting art critics, gallery owners and prominent artists. Direct engagement with the New York City art world is unmatched by similar residency programs.

The residency culminates with Open Studio Day, during which hundreds of professionals, art lovers, neighbors and friends view work, ask questions and engage with the artists.


ELIGIBILITY: Application is open to artists from all over the world who have been professionally active for at least the past 3 years. Disciplines included: all practices that are labeled visual arts, sound art, performance, social practice. If you work in a category not listed here please contact us to see which of our residency programs is your best fit.

We don't accept applications from artists currently enrolled in either a BFA or MFA. We accept applications, however, from PhD students or from professional artists, with at least 3 years of professional experience, currently enrolled in a master degree other than in the Arts. Please note: having studied art is NOT a requirement: we accept applications from self-taught professional artists.

FELLOWSHIPS: Our fellowships ensure that artists from specific regions and/or dealing with specific issues are allotted a residency. If you are eligible for one of our fellowships your chances to be selected are greater.

Fellowships available for 2015:

- American Dream Fellowship
Fellowship for an artist from any country in the world who has never been to the United States. If you intend to apply for this fellowship, please notify Claudia Cannizzaro at

- The Antrev Habland Award
Fellowship for an artist living and working in Montreal, Canada. All candidates living in Montreal will automatically be considered for this fellowship.

- ArteEast
Fellowship for an artist from the Middle East and the North African region. All candidates living in the Middle East or in the North African region will automatically be considered for this fellowship.

- Cecily Brown Fellowship
Fellowship for a woman artist with no geographic or media restriction. All female candidates will automatically be considered for this fellowship.

- Charlotte Street Foundation
Fellowship for an artist living and working in Kansas City. All applicants living in Kansas City will be automatically considered for this fellowship.

- Francis Greenburger Fellowship on Mitigating Religious and Ethnic Conflict
Fellowship only for an artist whose work relates to managing and/or mitigating religious and ethnic conflict. Work made at Omi must be in direct relation to this area. If you intend to apply for this fellowship please submit a one page statement explaining how your work fits in this category. Please email this document to Claudia Cannizzaro at

- The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Fellowship for a painter living and working in the United States. All painters living in the United State will automatically be considered for this fellowship.

- Unlimit Art
Fellowship for an artist with disabilities. Eligible candidates must have a permanent disability as described in the ADA website. You have a disability if you have at least one of the following:

- a physical or mental impairment that "substantially limits" one or more "major life activities";
- a record of such an impairment; or
- you are regarded as having such an impairment.

If you intend to apply for this fellowship please notify Program Director Claudia Cannizzaro at

Complete information (including application procedure) available on website:

For further clarifications send an email to

Omi International Arts Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, New York 12075
(518) 392-4747