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 February 28. Please submit any questions or concerns by end of day, February 23. Late applications cannot be considered.
About Shandaken: Storm King
Shandaken: Storm King is a free, process-focused residency that is collaboratively produced by Shandaken Projects and Storm King Art Center, and that takes place at Storm King. 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 2024 residency season will take place June 17 through Oct 6. It is open to cultural practitioners internationally (however please note that travel costs are not provided for).
Residents of this program stay in a four-bedroom house. Private studios, each a discrete building, are nestled into the surrounding landscape within walking distance from the house. 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.
Shandaken: Storm King 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
In 2024, residents who applied as individuals are housed together, in private bedrooms, with a live-in facilities manager. Residents who applied as a collaborative group, or who indicated on their application that they would like to attend the program together with their child/ren, are given exclusive use of the four-bedroom residency house and offered regular support visits by an offsite facilities manager.
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. Candidates 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, studio visits, and other engagements with Shandaken and Storm King staff are offered on an opt-in basis.
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, fee waivers are 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, February 23.
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
Applicants interested in attending the residency as a collaborative group should submit a single application. Please note that the opportunity to attend this program as a group is available exclusively to groups who have an established record of making work together.
The residency house has a gravel driveway, and its exterior door is at the top of one stair. It is a two-story, historic house with no elevator—a living room, kitchen, dining room, and half bath are located on the first floor, with all bedrooms and a full bath on the second floor. The studios are located outdoors, a short walk on grass from the house. Their doors are at the top of one step. We invite applicants with accessibility questions to email us at email@example.com to schedule a conversation about how we can endeavor to meet their needs.
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, who make work with a direct 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 February 28. Please submit any questions or concerns by end of day, February 23. Late applications cannot be considered.
Applications will be juried by a panel of art professionals. Successful applicants will be notified in May. 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.