Who is eligible to attend Shandaken: Storm King in 2024?
The residency welcomes any cultural practitioner whose practice connects directly with visual art. In 2024, all individual cultural practitioners, individual cultural practitioners who would like to attend the program with their child/ren (and other family members if desired), as well as collaborative groups who have an established track record of making work together are welcome to apply. 

If I plan to attend the residency with my child/ren, can I bring other family members?

Yes, we are pleased to welcome other family members in addition to children. Please note that our guest policy below will apply to anyone who is not staying with residents for the duration of their stay.

I am not a parent but I have significant caregiving responsibilities for another family member: is this opportunity also for me? 

Yes. For the sake of clarity, we have referred to “children” and “parents”  throughout our materials, but we welcome applications from individuals who have other kinds of caregiving commitments. Please proceed with our application materials as if you were a parent, and feel free to note this difference or not in the written portions, at your discretion. 

I am a parent but would like to attend this program without my child/ren: what boxes do I check on the application?

Please answer “no” to the question about parenthood, and select “1” for the question about bedrooms. 

I am applying as an individual but would like to attend this program with my significant other—may I do so?
Not at this time. 

I am an individual without children—will be children present during my residency? 

No. Residents attending this program with their children are given exclusive use of the residency house for their family. Residents attending this program as individuals are in residence only with other individuals. 

Will I be disadvantaged in the jury process by applying with or without intending to bring my child/ren?

No. Candidates are juried strictly on the merits of their application. Information about whether or not an applicant desires to bring their family is hidden from our jury.   

How many people can the residency house accommodate?

There are four bedrooms total, each with one queen bed. Three individual residents are housed together at one time with a live-in facilities manager. Residents attending with their children are offered exclusive use of the house.

How long are residencies?

Two to six weeks each.

How are residencies scheduled?

Candidates select the dates during which they are available within our application.

Are the dates offered negotiable?
No. The dates of our scheduling blocks are firm.

May I select a scheduling block if I can only commit to some portion of its dates?
No. We request that candidates only select scheduling blocks with no foreseeable conflicts.

Should applications by collaborative groups show examples of work by the group or by individual members?

Please only submit examples of work made by the group.

Should two artists who co-parent a child or children but make work individually apply as a collaborative?

No, the application is designed for artists to apply as individuals if they do not belong to a collaborative group. Please submit separate applications, with or without mentioning their partner’s application somewhere in the text.

When do you announce your residents?

Applicants are notified in May.

Do residents need their own car while onsite?

No, Shandaken: Storm King will arrange for pre-scheduled errand trips with a vehicle for all residents. However, it is strongly suggested that collaborative groups and artists with children bring their own car—especially to satisfy needs or desires beyond short trips to a grocery store, pharmacy, or art supply store.

Can international artists apply?

Yes, however please note Shandaken: Storm King does not support travel costs at this time, nor can we offer visa support beyond issuing documentation regarding this opportunity.

Can current students apply?

Yes, but in your application please explain why now is the right time for you to attend.

Does the residency have a kiln, photographic or video equipment, a sprung floor, or any other specialty tools?

No, Shandaken: Storm King is best suited for research and planning projects that require tools such as the above.

What if I need electricity, water, or wifi to make my work?

There are outlets and wifi available in the studio, and water available in a room nearby. 

Could I build a fire on the grounds to complete an art project?

No, fires are not currently permitted.

Could I do a project within the Art Center?

No, residents may not place or make art within the public areas of Storm King.

Can I make art outside the residency house?

In some cases this can be arranged with advance notice and permission. 

Can a guest stay overnight with me at Storm King?

No, individuals who do not arrive as family or in a collaborative group are not allowed to stay overnight at Shandaken: Storm King.

Can I leave the residency during the session?

We ask that residents limit their absences to necessary, work-related trips only.

Are pets allowed?

We love pets and want to see pictures of them, but unfortunately pets are not allowed.

How can I ask a question about the application?

Please review our full suite of online materials to see if the information you need is available there. We are happy to provide additional thoughts over email at info@shandakenprojects.org until one week before the call for entries closes. We cannot accept phone calls regarding applications.

I made a mistake on my application, but I can't log back in!

Please contact our application service provider, Submittable, for technical support. Shandaken is not able to make adjustments to any application after the call for entries has closed.

I haven't heard back from you! When will I know if I got in?

We appreciate your patience. We read every single word in the hundreds of applications we receive. You will hear from us as soon as we are able to contact you.

Can I apply again if I was not successful in years past?

Yes, we have had numerous residents succeed with their second, third, and sometimes even fourth applications.

Can I apply as a member of a collaborative group if I applied as an individual in the past?

Yes. No need to let us know, or you can if you’d like.

Can I defer a successful application?

No, we are not able to accommodate deferrals.

What kinds of amenities or resources for families with children are nearby?

Storm King is located in Orange County, New York. There are daycares, camps, hospitals, and pharmacies nearby. A list of local amenities will be provided to residents and their families prior to their residency.

Is the residency house’s internet strong enough to support remote work or learning?

Yes, the connection can meet most needs in this area.

What kinds of access needs are accommodated by this program?
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 info@shandakenprojects.org to schedule a conversation about how we can endeavor to meet their needs.