Thank you for your interest in the Shandaken: Storm King residency program. Please review the following carefully before you apply.
Application deadline and other dates
Applications are due by 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, February 26. Please submit any questions or concerns by end of day, Wednesday, February 19. Late applications cannot be considered.
About Shandaken: Storm King
Shandaken: Storm King is a free, process-focused residency that takes place at Storm King Art Center, and is administrated by Shandaken Projects. Each resident is given a private bedroom and a private, 9-by-14-foot studio for 2, 4, or 6 weeks each. The studios do not have electricity: all corded tools must be used in a group work space attached to the house.
The 2020 residency season will take place June 8 through September 28. It is open to cultural producers internationally (however please note that travel costs are not provided for).
We maintain a four-bedroom house where residents and a facilities manager are housed together; as well as three private studios, one for each resident. Although the house and studios are technically located on the grounds of Storm King Art Center, visitors to Storm King are permitted to access the residency only by special invitation of residents themselves.
Residencies are meant to facilitate experimentation, process, research, or production by providing space and time for residents to do as they wish—but we ask that residents bring or buy their own materials. Our past residents have included visual artists, writers, curators, activists, dancers, historians, and more: we believe that different practices rubbing up against one another can create a productive friction.
Residents are offered unique opportunities to visit Storm King's grounds, see its collection, and get to know its staff.
Facilities and accommodations
The house accommodates three residents and a facilities manager. That means that if accepted, you will be living with your fellow residents! The program provides a basic kitchen setup, food staples, a private studio, and utilities. Some basic tools, primarily hand tools and small power tools for woodworking, are also available. You may inquire for details about what is on offer, if this will affect whether or not you apply. All utilities are centralized in the house: the studios do not have electricity.
There are pre-scheduled trips into nearby Newburgh, so that residents without a means of transportation can purchase supplies. Tours of Storm King with staff from that institution, and other social events, are offered semimonthly.
There is a $25 fee to apply. This covers the cost of application software, administrative fees, and jury meetings. For those with special financial needs, hardship discounts available. To apply to have your fee waived, please email us with a few lines about your circumstances at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for inquiries regarding waivers is end of day, Monday, February 17.
If you are chosen to participate, your residency will be completely free, however at present we are unable to offer travel reimbursement, nor offer any stipend.
For collaborative teams
Shandaken: Storm King has only three bedrooms at its disposal at this time. Applicants interested in attending the residency as a collaborative team should submit a single application.
If you have any special access needs, we are happy to have a one-on-one conversation about them. Please get in touch via email at email@example.com.
Who can attend?
Shandaken Projects and Storm King Art Center welcome applicants from across cultural disciplines irrespective of race, gender, religion, ability, sexual preference, or nationality. Preference is given to those with a strong connection to the visual arts.
Shandaken: Storm King residencies are designed to honor experimentation and process as ends in and of themselves. So don't be afraid to tell us about a goal whose outcome you're unsure of. If you are a sculptor who's always wanted to try painting, or a curator who's always wanted to make art: don't be afraid to say so. Remember also that the experience of place—the Storm King collection, the rich history of the Hudson Highlands region—is a part of the experience of the program.
Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, February 26. Please submit any questions or concerns by end of day, Wednesday, February 19. Late applications cannot be considered.
Applications will be juried by a panel of art professionals. Successful applicants will be notified in mid-April. We will do our best to offer time slots to successful applicants based on their preferences, but dates offered for residencies are nonnegotiable. Thanks for taking the time to apply. If you have any quick, specific questions about the application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, but only if you really, truly, absolutely can't puzzle it out yourself. We're looking forward to learning more about your work.