CPW’s photography-based Artist-In-Residence Program was created to expand the dialogue around diversity, race, identity and social justice, and to provide concrete opportunities for US-based artists, scholars and curators of color, who have often been under-represented in general programs. Artists-in-Residence (AIRs) are given access to facilities and financial, critical, and technical support. The drive for this program is to free the artist from the busy routines and demands of everyday life – and to provide a sanctuary for creativity.
WOODSTOCK AIR encourages participants to pursue creative risk-taking in an environment rich in cultural resources. Working without distraction or interruption, participants focus intensely on their own work, continue works in progress, set goals for the future, and break new ground. Each year CPW offers seven studio residencies and one residency for a critic/scholar/curator. WOODSTOCK AIR marks the first residency experience of over 65 percent of its participants. All proposals are welcomed.
WOODSTOCK AIR was listed among the top 20 residency programs in the U.S. by Artinfo and one of the top residencies for photographers in the world by Format Magazine.
four to six week creative work time without interruptions
accommodations with large studio at the Artist House located within walking distance from CPW and the center of Woodstock’s business district
24/7 access to CPW’s workspace facilities, including darkroom, digital lab (large format printers, flatbed and dedicated film scanners), and library critical and technical support
exhibition and related opportunities.
Established in 1999, WOODSTOCK AIR has been made possible in part with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, Phillip & Edith Leonian Foundation, the Milton & Sally Avery Foundation, the Gunk Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Joy of Giving Something Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), a state agency, with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and individuals. Special thanks are given to NYSCA and Arts Mid-Hudson for grants to update the digital lab and darkroom.
WOODSTOCK AIR is open to all US-based artists and critics/scholars/curators working in photography or related media, whose work critically engages issues of diversity, race, identity and beyond. Special consideration will be given to artists or writers of color, who have statistically often been marginalized from these opportunities. Former WOODSTOCK AIR participants and individuals who will still be students in 2018 may not apply. Residents have no obligations or duties during their residency. Their time is their own, and may be used in whatever way is most advantageous to their goals. Residents are required to contribute a finished work, as selected by the artist and CPW director, to CPW’s Permanent Print Collection.
Woodstock, NY, USA