Name of Residency: RESIDENCY 108

Residency 108 invites emerging and established artists, writers and thinkers of all disciplines to immerse themselves in their creative practice. We particularly welcome those who work with nature, ecology and the installation of temporary outdoor land-art works. The residency is free apart from the cost of travel and material expenses which must be assumed by the individual.

Two four week-long residencies are offered each year, one during the month of October and one in May. The program accommodates three artists at a time. Each resident is provided with a room, working facilities and a weekly stipend for food, participants are responsible for cooking their own meals. Each resident will be asked to present their work during the residency and weekly critiques are held as a group, sometimes with a visiting critic.

The program takes place on 108 acres of pastoral land which was used as a horse farm in the last century. The property features rolling hills, mowed paths, meadows, densely wooded forests, wetlands with a few ponds of varying size and a seasonal stream. In addition to these ecosystems a variety of native plant species host habitats for birds, reptiles and amphibians. Frequent visitors include coyotes, deer and wild turkeys. The barn is home to chickens, sheep, horses, goats, cats, and pigs. There is also a private residence on the property, which is not available for use by residents.

The residency is located in a remote area the closest village is a 7-minute drive or 25-minute bike ride. There is no public transportation in the area, and we do not have a vehicle available for resident use apart from a bike. We do however provide weekly trips to shop for supplies and food. Our program is ideal for artists who wish to engage with the landscape and prefer isolation to interaction. If you require constant contact with “civilization” this may not be the program for you.

Residency Programme since: 2014
Description of Organisation:

Residency 108 is an arts organization that supports month long residencies for a diverse group of artists and thinkers who have an interest in engaging in art and ecology. The program takes place on 108 acres in Hudson Valley. The program was founded by artist Anne-Katrin Spiess and is directed by art historian Jamie Morra.

Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Library/research resources
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • 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): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): We do not provide any grants for artists, but do supply room, board and a weekly stipend for food totaling $320..
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Donation of artwork
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: NYC Airports
    Nearest Train Station: Rhinecliff
    How to reach by train: By train the program can be reached via Amtrak from Penn Station to Rhinecliff, from there it is a 25 minute taxi ride.
    How to reach by car: The residency program can be reached by car, it is 2 hours north of NYC.
    Street & Number: 356 County Route 6
    Postal Code: 12526
    City: Germantown, NY
    Country long: United-States
    356 County Route 6
    Germantown, NY 12526 USA
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