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A direct link to our Submittable application portal can be found at the bottom of the Application Guidelines page.
Three things to note:
– we only accept applications from artist/writer residents of New York State and/or Indian Nations therein
– we only accept applications online via Submittable (you’ll need a Submittable account)
– our new accessible space is for artists or writers and includes a roll-in shower, a large studio, and an accessible kitchen
Saltonstall offers free residencies to artists and writers who are current residents of New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein. Our residencies are designed for those looking for a quiet, supportive environment in which to focus on their craft.
In 2019, we piloting a new program: a free 6-night residency specifically for artist/writer parents with at least one dependent child under the age of 18 at home. This new residency was a huge success, and we are pleased to offer it again in 2021. We are not able to accommodate children, spouses, partners, or collaborators. This residency is designed for the artist/writer parent alone!
Our categories include:
Each residency session includes the same combination of five artists and writers: one poet, one fiction or creative nonfiction writer, one photographer or filmmaker, and two visual artists. These residencies are designed for individual artists and writers; we cannot accommodate collaborations or partners working together.
All residencies (incl. the 6-night residency for artist/writer parents, the 2-week, and 4-week) function exactly the same way. Each group of five arrives and leaves together, and the application process for all residencies is also exactly the same.
We’re under no illusions: The coronavirus will be with us — in some way — through next summer.
That said, we’re planning a 2021 residency season because we believe we can offer a safe residency experience in a way that is responsible and responsive to the needs of artists and writers while protecting their health and that of our staff and local community.
We are cautiously optimistic because:
To all applicants: we will very likely have covid-related protocols in place for the residency season. These may include (but won’t be limited to) a covid-test requirement and some degree of travel restriction before you arrive at Saltonstall.
Please be aware of what we may ask of you if accepted for a residency. We take this pandemic, your health, and the health of our community seriously.
Our second annual six-night residency for parents*:
(*Please note: this residency is strictly for artist/writer parents who have at least one dependent child at home. The residency is designed to be a period of solitude and focus; as such, we ask that children and other family members remain home.)
Our four-week residencies:
Our two-week residencies:
There is no cost associated with the residency and no cost to apply. Artists and writers who are awarded a residency are provided the following:
Saltonstall is located seven miles outside Ithaca, NY in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes region.
The residency competition is statewide and is open to residents of New York State and/or the Indian Nations located therein. Residency alumni are now eligible to re-apply every other year!