Storm King

Established in 2015 by Shandaken Projects and Storm King Art Center, the Shandaken: Storm King residency is a unique collaboration that cultivates a process-focused artist experience at Storm King Art Center. Since its founding, the program has grown into a renowned opportunity for artists from across the country to invest uninterrupted time in process while living within one of the world’s most important outdoor museums.

Shandaken: Storm King provides free housing and studio facilities with the particular aim of supporting process and experimentation. For the upcoming 2023 season, the residency has been reshaped as an opportunity for artists and their families, as well as for collaborative groups, to be hosted by the residency. Successful applicants will be offered the exclusive use of a four-bedroom house and a large indoor studio in a private area of Storm King’s grounds, for two to six weeks each. Please see our application guidelines for more details about our new residency model for 2023.

The shapes of residencies are largely determined by the artists themselves. The residency grounds are peaceful and private, but Storm King's main site and vibrant towns of the Lower Hudson Valley region are nearby. There are no requirements to produce artwork and all engagements scheduled for artists are opt-in.

The facilities of Shandaken: Storm King are well suited for painting, drawing, collage, research, writing, reflection, performance, and work that is community-driven or socially-based, land-based, or ephemeral. If you are an applicant interested in working on large sculpture, printmaking, film or video, internet-related work, analog photography, or other disciplines that require specialized equipment, please contact us to talk about what tools are available and how a residency could work for you.

This program is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Applications for 2023 have closed. Please join our mailing list to receive information about the 2024 application cycle.

Image: Mark di Suvero, Pyramidian, 1987/1998. Photograph © Storm King Art Center.