Artists Residencies
Request for Proposals
April – October, 2018



  credit Phillip Loheed and Earthos Institute, Summer 2014

Catwalk Institute welcomes proposals from artists and collaborative teams for 2-8 week residencies April- October, 2018 at Catslair. This recently acquired 1980 residential complex is situated on a magnificent historic site of 70 acres on the Hudson River across from Olana, the home of Frederic Edwin Church, America’s first environmentalist and just north of Thomas Cole’s home, Cedar Grove. Catslair residencies are available to artists, writers and scholars in all media exploring subjects related to place, landscape and environment investigating universal aspects of nature embedded in the Hudson Valley landscape and ecology. Residencies are space/time grants including a fully outfitted kitchen, individual and group studio spaces, three bedrooms with the potential for a fourth bedroom (non-private sleeping porch).  Please note project stipends are not available and residents must have access to a car during their stay. Please send a cover letter with date preferences (Tuesday-Sunday), two letters of reference, resume and a one-page description of the work you are proposing while in residence. Collaborative teams, send resumes for all members. Deadline February 24, 2018.


Submit applications to:

  • Columbia University faculty, alumni and matriculating MFA candidates submit applications to Dara Malina, Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs, 212-854-7717,
  • NYU Steinhardt faculty and alumni submit applications to Jamie Sterns, Administrator for Grants, Resources and Community/Development Projects, Department of Art and Art Professions (212) 998‐5700,
  • NYU Tisch faculty and alumni submit applications to the Tisch Initiative for Creative Research (TCR) (212) 998-1559,
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago faculty submit applications to Assistant Director of Faculty Services, Molly Scranton, 312-899-7472,
  • Vassar College alumni submit applications to Lisa Kooperman, Assistant Dean of Studies, Director, Office for Fellowships and Prehealth Advising, 845-437-5263,
  • Vassar College faculty submit applications to Gary Hohenberger, Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations, 845-437-7092,