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Residency Supporting Diversity in Photography

The Center for Photography at Woodstock   /   Deadline: 02/15/19

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.

Deadline: January 17, 2019
Applications to the 2019 Artist-in-Residence Program are now accepted via


The Center for Photography at Woodstock59 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498


$40 for 5 images, $5 each additional image


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 AIR 2019 opens for submissions on December 7, 2018 at The deadline is January 17, 2019 at 5PM EST.

Please submit the following via Submittable at – applications are only accepted there, and are not accepted via email or delivery.

Individuals applying for the Artist Residency: Please submit 10-15 digital images at 2000px on longest side, along with title info for each image. Artist Residency Applicants may also provide screen shots and links for 1-2 videos [must be viewable online].

Individuals applying for the Critical Studies Residency: Please submit 2 writing samples of no more than 1,500 words per sample, with visuals, including featured artist work samples and installation views if applicable. Both writing samples must be combined into a single PDF.

Work Plan Proposal: Please provide a brief outline. How do you plan to utilize your time during your residency? [max 300 words]

Bio: Please provide a brief prose description of your professional art career – please do not enter exhbition list here [max 250-300 words].

Artist statement: Please provide an artist statement describing your current projects and artistic process [max 300 words].

Resume/CV (past exhibitions, residency, and related experiences)

Contact information for two professional references: email and phone preferred

$15 online processing fee


Each year CPW offers seven studio residencies and one residency for a critic/scholar/curator. Residencies include:

- four to six week creative work time without interruptions

- accommodations with large artist 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

- honorarium

Evaluation Criteria

WOODSTOCK AIR participants are selected by a panel of professionals in the field of photography and have included past participants in CPW's residency and exhibition program, curators, collectors and art critics. Our esteemed WOODSTOCK AIR 2019 panel includes: Darren Ching, Director, Klompching Gallery; Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director / Curator, The Center for Fine Art Photography; and David Gonzalez, New York Times Lens Blog.

Contact Information

Jan Nagle
59 Tinker Street
Woodstock, 12498

P: 845-679-9957

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