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Writers Omi at Ledig House International Residency (Award)
Last Update 9/22/2017 8:42:00 PM

Address 1405 County Route 22
Ghent,NY 12075
Phone Number (518) 392-4747
Fax Number
TTY Number
Email [email protected]
Website http://www.artomi.org
Executive Director Ms. Ruth Adams
Founding Year 0
Incorporating Year 1993
Mission Statement Omi International Arts Center is a not-for-profit arts organization with residency programs for international visual artists, writers, translators, musicians, and dancers. Omi seeks to foster an environment of creative exploration and exchange, professional opportunity and exposure, and a stylistically and culturally diverse community for creative artists from around the world. Through their programs and resulting public events – including Residency Programs, The Fields Sculpture Park, Architecture Omi, and Education Omi – Omi contributes to a vibrant arts culture locally, regionally, and internationally.

Program Name Writers Omi at Ledig House International Residency
Program Contact DW Gibson, Program Director
Program Phone
Program Email [email protected]
Year Program Founded 1992
Description of Program

The program welcomes published writers and translators of every type of literature. International, cultural and creative exchange is a foundation of Omi's mission, and a wide distribution of national background is an important part of the selection process.

Guests may select a residency of one week to two months; about ten at a time gather to live and work in a rural setting overlooking the Catskill Mountains. Ledig House provides all meals, and each night a local chef prepares dinner. Daytime is reserved for writing and quiet activities, while evenings are more communal. A program of weekly visits bring guests from the New York publishing community. Noted editors, agents and book scouts are invited to share dinner and conversation on both creative and practical subjects, offering insight into the workings of the publishing industry, and introductions to some of its key professionals.

Conditions/Public Service Requirements
Award Website http://www.artomi.org/program.php?Writers-Omi-4

Where does the program take place? Artist Community/Arts Colony
Does this program primarily support the creation of new work? Yes
Support or Services Provided as part of the Program
  • Housing
  • Facilities/Equipment Access
  • Exhibition Space/Opportunity
  • Professional contacts/referrals
  • Food
Description of Support or Services

The facilities, situated on three hundred acres of open land, include a large two-story barn with indoor studios; contemporary residence buildings designed with a vernacular reference to local barns, surrounded by abundant perennial beds, expansive lawns dotted with fruit trees, adjacent to The Fields Sculpture Park.

A Federal Period farm house serves as a gathering center, providing a full kitchen, television room and library; while the front porch overlooks rolling hills and the majestic outline of the Catskill Range. A swimming pool, bicycles, WiFi access and several state of the art computers are available on the premises.

Amount Awarded by this Program (if an award)

Related Arts
LiteratureLiterature, All
Residency Programs Open to Applicants Worldwide
Gender No Requirement
Age No Requirement
Can Previous Awardees Re-apply?
  • No Requirement
Career Point
  • Mid-Career or Established
Special Population
  • No Requirement
Other Restrictions Every applicant must arrange to have a letter of recommendation submitted separately. The letter can be provided by a fellow writer, teacher, editor, literary agent, or any informed individual who can speak to your character and work.

Total Number of Applicants (annually) 0
Total Number of Recipients (annually) 0
Total Number of Awards (annually) 0
Total Amount Awarded by this Program (annually) $0

Procedure Open Application
Contact Requirements
Material/Process See website for application forms and guidelines.
Application Fee $0

Exact Deadline 10/20/2017
Approximate Deadline October 20th
Rolling Deadline No
Ideal Contact Month for New Application and Guidelines

Selection Process/Criteria
Notification Process

Are awardees required to submit a Final Report? False
Awardee's Public Service Requirement?