Monday, August 27, 2012

Vytlacil Artist-in-Residence Program

Located in historic Sparkill, New York, the Vytlacil Campus Artist-in-Residence Program provides an environment that provides an excellent residency to working artists in the studio-based, atelier tradition at a spacious, pastoral setting. Enabling artists of every background and medium to focus on creating artwork for an extended period of time (one to two months), the residency offers living and studio space, equipment, access to Manhattan, and one-on-one mentoring and critiques in a wooded setting just 30 minutes from the cultural center of New York City. Click here for application information.

Artists are given individual space to freely focus on their craft, as well as ample opportunity to engage with the supportive community of artists that embodies the spirit of Vyt AIR—including communal sunset gatherings and impromptu evening presentations. At the end of their residency, artists may participate in “Open Studio” sessions, a chance to share their work with the Art Students League’s extensive community and the public.

Core support to resident-artists includes:
  • a single bedroom for four- or eight-week residencies with a communal catered lunch provided weekly
  • 24/7 access to private and shared studio space
  • use of specialized equipment such as the bronze furnace, kiln, forging, and welding studio
  • access to our facilities including an extensive art library, Wi-Fi internet, and reading room
  • mentoring & critiques by professional, working artists-instructors
  • "Vyt Van" and public transportation access to NYC cultural institutions and networking opportunities
  • Eligibility: Professional, emerging, and teaching artists over the age of 18 are encouraged to apply.
Length of Time: The Vyt AIR residency period is for four or eight weeks. Residencies are available throughout the year. SCHOLARSHIPS are available. Transportation to Vytlacil Campus is not included. Art supplies are not covered as part of the residency.  For more information contact our campus at (845) 359-1263 or by email at