The Horned Dorset Colony

The Horned Dorset Colony offers one-month residencies for visual artists, writers, translators, architecture designers and composers during the months of June and July, and September.2019.

Located in rural, upstate New York, HDC provides gracious accommodations, generous work spaces and delicious meals to artists chosen on the basis of work samples, recommendations and a description of the work intended. Residents are selected primarily on the basis of artistic merit, with consideration given to stylistic and geographic diversity. Applications are reviewed by an outside panel of professionals and the directors.

The fee for a one-month residency is $4,000 US. Scholarships may be available directly through HDC. Upon acceptance, a non-refundable $500 deposit will be required of all residents, regardless of financial support. Applications may be submitted anytime, but application deadlines for all 2019 sessions is February 22.

Year 2020

Session I    May 27 –  June 21

Session II  June 24 – July 19

Session III September 2 – September 27

Anyone considering an application should begin by sending a brief “Letter of Introduction” by email to The email should include:

1. Your full name and current address

2. the session you wish to attend

3. a brief description of the work you wish to accomplish

4. Links to your website, recent reviews of your work, URL?s such as Vimeo, YouTube, or SoundCloud

IN MOST CASES, VERY LITTLE MORE WILL BE REQUIRED TO APPLY. The Director will then return your email with suggestions on how to proceed.

Residency Programme since: 2012
Organisation founded in: please-choose
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Digital application
If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Applicants must submit a Financial Support application (see
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Supplies
Expenses paid by the organisation:
  • Food
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Rural
Nearest Airport: Syracuse, NY
Nearest Train Station: Utica, NY
Street & Number: PO Box 182, Huey Road
Postal Code: 13364
City: Leonardsville, NY
Country long: United-States
PO Box 182, Huey Road
Leonardsville, NY 13364 USA
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