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 April 6. Please submit any questions or concerns by end of day, March 31. Late applications cannot be considered. Notifications are sent in May.

About Shandaken: Storm King
Shandaken: Storm King is a free, process-focused residency at Storm King Art Center. Residents are housed on the grounds with their families or collaborators.

The residency
The 2023 residency season will take place June 5 through September 25. It is open to cultural producers internationally (however please note that travel costs are not provided for).

Shandaken: Storm King provides a four-bedroom house (three with full or queen beds, and one with two twin beds) where residents are housed with their families or collaborators (ie one successful applicant with their family or one collaborative group at a time). The house also includes a room reserved for use as a studio. Although the house is located on the grounds of Storm King Art Center, visitors to Storm King are not permitted to access the residency. Residency guests are permitted during the day with advance notice. Overnight guests are not allowed at 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 residents are asked to bring or buy their own materials. Past residents have included visual artists, writers, curators, activists, dancers, historians, and more.

Residents are offered unique opportunities to visit Storm King's grounds, study its collection and archives, and get to know its staff.

The Shandaken Storm King house has three main bedrooms, a fourth room that can be purposed as a bedroom or a workspace, and one large studio. The program provides a basic kitchen setup and all utilities. Some basic tools are also available. You are welcome to inquire for details about what is on offer, if this will affect whether or not you apply. Trips into the nearby town of Newburgh are prescheduled, so that residents without a means of transportation can purchase supplies.

Health and safety
All residents and family members who are more than five years old must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to attend.

There is a $25 fee to apply. 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. The deadline for inquiries regarding waivers is end of day, March 29.

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.

The residency house has a gravel driveway, and its exterior door is at the top of four stairs. It is a two-story, historic house with no elevator–one bedroom, a living room, the kitchen, and the studio are on the first floor. Bathrooms are located on the second floor. If you have any accessibility questions, we are happy to have a one-on-one conversation about them. Please email us to discuss how Shandaken: Storm King can support you.

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. All residents must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

The application
Shandaken: Storm King residencies are designed to honor experimentation and process as ends in and of themselves. Don't be afraid to write about a goal whose outcome you're unsure of. If you're a sculptor who has always wanted to try painting, or a curator who has always wanted to make art, don't be afraid to say so! Remember also that the experience of this place—the dynamic and unique nature of Storm King and the rich history of the Hudson Highlands region—is a part of the experience of this program.

Collaborative groups should submit a single application that offers examples of ONLY work made as a group—NOT work by individual members. Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on April 6. Please submit any questions by end-of-day, March 31. Late applications cannot be considered.

Selection process
Applications are juried by a panel of art professionals. Successful applicants will be notified in May. Best efforts are made to offer time slots to successful applicants with their preferences in mind, but dates offered for residencies are nonnegotiable. Thanks for taking the time to apply. If you have any specific questions about the application after reviewing our FAQ, please contact We're looking forward to learning more about your work.