Artists Residencies
Request for Proposals
November 2017- February 2018



Catwalk Institute welcomes proposals from artists and collaborative teams for 2-8 week residencies November 2017 – February 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 Passed.

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 Tisch faculty and alumni submit applications to the Tisch Initiative for Creative Research (TCR) (212) 998-1559,