Artists. Musicians. Thinkers. Writers. Performers. Makers. Scientists. Architects. Dreamers.
Arts Letters & Numbers is a place of creative urgency, a place to create new linkages and pathways of understanding in an interdisciplinary environment. It is a place where people come together to co-construct questions and works, of empathy, of ethics, of imagination.
The Residency is a space for individuals or groups to create new works, while developing meaningful relationships with other artists. Artists are encouraged to pursue their individual creative endeavor with the freedom to shape your workspace in the historic Faith Mills complex and with the opportunity to lead a workshop, give a talk, share a film, exhibit or perform work. Residency cultivates a space not only for individual explorations but also collaborations, shared dinners, community gatherings and bonfire conversations as other dimensions of the creative process.
When people are free to create and interact, new ways of thinking, expressing and contributing emerge.
To find out more, or to apply, please visit http://www.artslettersandnumbers.com/residency
Duration of residency
The Artist in Residence Program consists of 4 seasons.
Winter: Dec 1 – Feb 23
Spring: March 1 – May 24
Summer: June 1 – August 24
September 1 – November 24
Residencies may be from 1 week to 12 weeks and all weeks has to be within one season.
Artists in residence are accommodated in the House on the Hill or the Twins with shared kitchen, bathrooms and communal spaces. Although residents are responsible for their own meals, it is always encouraged that everyone in the house gathers to cook and share dinners together, or prepare dishes for the community events. Everyone staying at Arts Letters & Numbers is expected to treat the facilities with care and consideration as well as be mindful of each other’s space. Whether it’s in a living or working situation, everyone is responsible to clean up after themselves, and to lend a helping hand when needed. Arts Letters & Numbers is based on the value and reward derived from communal efforts.
Shared accommodation sleeps 2 to 4 people $225/week
Private accommodation $325/week
Couples accommodation $425/week
Day Residency – no accommodation included: $75/week
The Day Residency is for commuting Residents only. The artists will, just like any other artist in the program, have access to all working facilities.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
All disciplines; literature (fiction, drama, poetry, and prose), performing arts (dance, music, and theatre), and visual arts (drawing, painting, filmmaking, architecture, ceramics, sculpting, and photography)
Studio / Workspace
Arts Letters & Numbers facilities are a collection of buildings once part of the former textile complex Faith Mills along Burden Lake Road in Averill Park, NY: the House on the Hill, the Twins, the Barn, the Studios and the Shop. With a variety of different sized studio spaces, a wooden barn and the outdoor grounds, we welcome artists to think of these spaces at sites they can work with and within.
The shop is equipped with basic woodworking tools and an assortment of power and hand tools. Additional equipment are digital media, musical instruments including a 9’ concert grand piano, a 5’ baby grand and upright piano all available for artists to use.
Because each artist's studio needs differ, each artist is encouraged to find the best possible working space for their time here. All of the spaces are shared and no private studios are offered.
Fees and support
There is no application fee.
There is a limited number of Scholarships available with partial reduction of the residency fee. Scholarships are only considered for applicants for whom this is crucial for their participation in the program, and require a separate application.
Expectations towards the artist
Artists are expected to pursue their individual creative endeavor and many times this calls for leading a workshop, giving a lecture, sharing a film, partake in critique, exhibiting/performing work etc. These are optional but has proven to be an integral tool for artists to find inspiration and to allow others to experience the works in progress or previous works. The artist will be encouraged to propose any form of sharing suitable for their work.
Apply at http://www.artslettersandnumbers.com/residency