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Juried Residencies (Award)
Last Update 9/8/2017 6:34:00 PM

Address 435 Ellis Hollow Creek Road
Ithaca,NY 14850
Phone Number (607) 539-3146
Fax Number
TTY Number (000)000-0000
Email [email protected]
Website http://www.saltonstall.org
Executive Director Ms. Lesley Williamson
Founding Year 1996
Incorporating Year 1994
Mission Statement The mission of the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts is to support visual and literary artists in New York State, especially in the Finger Lakes Region.

Program Name Juried Residencies
Program Contact Ms. Lesley Williamson, Director
Program Phone (607) 539-3146
Program Email [email protected]
Year Program Founded 1996
Description of Program The Saltonstall Arts Colony offers two-week and four-week residencies between May and September to New York State artists and writers looking for a quiet, supportive environment in which to focus on their craft.

Categories include:
Fiction & Creative Nonfiction
Photography (film or digital) & Filmmaking
PSVA: Painting | Sculpture | Visual Arts

Each residency session includes the same combination of five artists and writers: 1 poet, 1 fiction or creative nonfiction writer, 1 photographer or filmmaker, and 2 visual artists. Each group of five arrives and leaves together. These residencies are designed for individual artists and writers; collaborations or partners working together cannot be accommodated.

Conditions/Public Service Requirements n/a
Award Website https://www.saltonstall.org/residencies

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
  • Stipend, how much: $250.00
  • Housing
  • Studio Space
  • Facilities/Equipment Access
  • Exhibition Space/Opportunity
  • Food
Description of Support or Services There is no cost associated with the residency. Artists and writers who are awarded a residency are provided the following:

-a $250 or $500 stipend to help off-set expenses (based on a 2- or 4-week session)
-writers: a spacious private apartment with ample desk space
-visual artists: a private apartment with adjoining studio space on the same level
-photographers or filmmakers: a private apartment with ample desk space and a fully functional wet darkroom
-all apartments have private baths and a patio or balcony
-five hearty vegetarian dinners cooked Monday – Friday by the colony chef
-all groceries and a 24-hour accessible kitchen
-washer and dryer
-weekly cleaning service

Amount Awarded by this Program (if an award) 250.00 - 500.00

Related Arts
LiteratureCreative Non-Fiction
Visual ArtsPainting
Visual ArtsPrintmaking
Visual ArtsPhotography
Visual ArtsPainting
Visual ArtsSculpture
Visual ArtsPhotography
Visual Arts
Media ArtsFilm
New YorkAnyAnyAny
Gender No Requirement
Age Other
21 or older
Can Previous Awardees Re-apply? Yes W/ Restrictions
  • No Requirement
Career Point
  • No Requirement
Special Population
  • No Requirement
Other Restrictions For­mer res­i­dents are el­i­gi­ble to re-​ap­ply after four years. Artists who wish to apply to more than one program or artistic field must make complete and separate applications for each case.

Total Number of Applicants (annually) 152
Total Number of Recipients (annually) 20
Total Number of Awards (annually) 20
Total Amount Awarded by this Program (annually) $0

Procedure Open Application
Contact Requirements The Call for Entries will be announced in the fall or 2017.
Material/Process See website for details. More detailed application instructions specific to each discipline are included within Submittable. However, in all cases, we ask for the following things:

-Basic personal information and a preference regarding residency dates
-A resume (not seen by the jury.) This can be any length and can be named whatever you’d like.
-Contact information for 2 personal references (not seen by the jury.) Please note: we are not asking for letters of reference. Nothing should be mailed or emailed to us. We are simply asking for the contact information for 2 people who can act as personal references for you.
-An artist’s or writer’s statement (seen by the jury; please do not identify yourself or include your name in the document or file name.)
For all disciplines, we ask for a 500 – 750 word statement about your work. Please keep this brief and specific to the work you are submitting.
PLEASE NOTE: When composing the statement about your work, do not include information such as your name or your age. Do not “credential” yourself by including information that would normally be seen on a resume. Your statement should not mention where you went to school or where you’ve been published, exhibited, etc. Simply talk about the work that the jury is reviewing.
-Work samples for everyone and a file list for visual artists (seen by the jury; please do not include your name anywhere or use your name to name your files.)
This is the most important part of your application. Poets, we ask for 15 pages of work; fiction and nonfiction writers, we ask for 30 pages of work. Visual artists and photographers are asked to submit 10 images, and filmmakers are asked to submit 1-2 samples of their work, up to 5 min. in length. (Again, more detailed information is contained within Submittable.)
- Please take special care regarding identifying and “credentialing” yourself in your statements and especially how you name your work sample files. If there are errors, your application will be disqualified, and we don’t want that to happen! -$0 application fee! We have decided to eliminate our application fee in an effort to make a Saltonstall residency accessible to as many people as possible.

Application Fee $0

Exact Deadline 1/2/2018
Approximate Deadline
Rolling Deadline No
Ideal Contact Month for New Application and Guidelines

Selection Process/Criteria Res­i­den­cies are award­ed on artis­tic merit, based on the eval­u­a­tion of our ju­ries, who are com­prised of dis­tin­guished pro­fes­sion­als in each field. The organization care­ful­lys check that ju­rors do not have close per­son­al or pro­fes­sion­al con­nec­tions to the ap­pli­cants. The jury pan­els change each year.
Notification Process Those who are selected will be no­ti­fied as early as pos­si­ble.

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