Artists Residencies
Request for Proposals
Nov. 2017– Feb – 2018


Yi Xin Tong, To Die For, Installation in the Tower,
Catwalk, September 2014
Catwalk Institute welcomes proposals from artists and collaborative teams for 2-4 week residencies November 2017-February, 2018. Participation is exclusively for faculty and alumni from Columbia University, New York University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Vassar College. Applications are by recommendation through each institution.

Situated on a magnificent historic site of 70 acres on the Hudson River, Catwalk sits across from Olana, the home of Frederic Edwin Church, America’s first environmentalist and just north of Thomas Cole’s home, Cedar Grove. Residencies are space/time grants designed to reflection and personal artistic growth.  Spaces include a fully outfitted kitchen and individual studio spaces. The quiet solitude and surrounding nature create an idyllic atmosphere for visual artists, performance artists, writers and scholars to rejuvenate and recreate their own personal vision.

Please note project stipends are not available. Full use of the grounds is encouraged along with exploration of the Catskill and Hudson area, which is not served by public transportation. Residents are encouraged to bring/rent a car during their stay. Projects that connect to this region specifically are especially appropriate for selection.

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.  2-3 person collaborative teams are welcome, requiring 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,

All others submit applications to For more information see