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 aim of supporting process and experimentation. For the upcoming, 2024 season, the residency will welcome applications from individual artists, artists who wish to travel with their child/ren, and collectives. This new model builds on the success of the 2023 season, which was available exclusively to families and collectives. Artists who wish to travel with their child/ren are also welcome to bring a partner and/or other family members to reside with them at Storm King.

In the application process, candidates of Shandaken: Storm King may select stays of two, four, or six weeks at a time, and identify for the jury whether they are applying as an individual, a family, or collective. During the residency’s 16-week season, opportunities will be scheduled so that either 3 individual artists are in residence together or an artist traveling with child/ren will be offered exclusive use of the residency accommodations or a collective will be offered exclusive use of the residency accommodations. Please see our application guidelines for more details about our new residency model for 2024.

Residents of Shandaken: Storm King are offered private bedrooms, a 9-by-14-foot studio cabin a short walk from the residency house, and a shared space for projects that require access to electricity or water, as well as pantry staples and locally farmed produce.

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 New York State Council on the Arts.

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