BARAKA Center for Three Dimensional Experimentation

BARAKA Center for Three-Dimensional Experimentation

Residency Program

Baraka, meaning grace and blessing in Arabic, is located on 11 acres of wooded land in New York, 2 hours (96 miles) north of New York City. As a facility for three-dimensional exploration, the rustic setting, close-to-the-land living, and vivid wilderness provide fertile soil for empirical investigation into art as process. Baraka Residencies are sustained by a community of supporters who have shared common aspirations for art-in-community, right livelihood, and reconnection with nature.

Accommodations are basic: each artist will have a private room with a bed, desk, and shelving. There is an outdoor toilet, sink, and shower as well as an indoor bathroom. Artists have access to a shared kitchen. Evening meals are prepared family style and the residents share cleanup.

Smoking is permitted outside. Wifi is available.

There is no fee for participation. Dates available for residency: mid June – mid September

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019

To receive an application or to ask more detailed information contact Baraka at:

transfourmer@gmail.com and visit www.barakacenterfor3-d.com.

Residency Programme since: 2012
Description of Organisation:

ABOUT BARAKA:

Since 1979, the Baraka Center for Three-Dimensional Experimentation has been a sanctuary for the arts: an alternative environment for a host of unconventional exhibitions, performances and residency programs. Baraka, meaning grace and blessing in Arabic, is located on 11 acres of wooded land in New York&rsquos Hudson Valley, 2 hours (96 miles) north of New York City.

As a facility for three-dimensional exploration, the rustic setting, close-to-the-land living, and vivid wilderness provide fertile soil for empirical investigation into art as process. Baraka Residencies are sustained by a community of supporters who share common aspirations for art-in-community, right livelihood, and reconnection with nature.

Artists who qualify for Baraka residencies are working at the professional level in their fields. Applications for residency are judged on the quality of the artist?s work and professional promise. Artists of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for admission. Artists from around the world are welcome. A working knowledge of English is helpful. Baraka does not provide an interpreter for artists who speak little or no English. Languages spoken other than English: Armenian and French.

Organisation founded in: 2012
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Textile Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Ceramics facilities
  • Woodworking tools
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Woodworking tools
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : local libraries, Stanford Grange, sometimes local arts organizations
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Share their work, perform, Run the Derby for Community Day
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Gardening
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Albany, NY
    Nearest Train Station: Poughkeepsie, New York
    How to reach by plane: Fly into NYC or Albany, NY.
    How to reach by train: AMTRAK, Metro North
    How to reach by car: See map.Directions depend upon starting point.
    Street & Number: 76 Halas Lane
    Postal Code: 12581
    City: STANFORDVILLE
    76 Halas Lane
    STANFORDVILLE 12581 NY USA
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