Marion Spencer, Disappearbox, Performance,
Catwalk, September 2015
Situated on a magnificent historic site spanning 70 acres of the Hudson River, CATWALK is a special retreat for art making, collaborative projects, and scholarly discourse in a visually stimulating part of the country. Participation is for faculty and alumni from Columbia University, New York University Steinhardt, New York University Tisch School of the ArtSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Vassar College. Artists, writers, and and creative practices of all types are considered for the residency through application processes at each institution. Full use of the grounds is encouraged along with exploration of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley. Projects that are collaborative or that connect specifically to the region are especially encouraged. Residencies are space/time grants designed for reflection and personal artistic growth. Spaces include a fully outfitted kitchen and individual studio spaces. Please note project stipends are not available. Residents are encouraged to bring or rent a car during their stay.

Request for Proposals
November 2018-February 2019
Deadline: February 24, 2019

Catwalk Institute welcomes proposals from artists and collaborative teams for 2-4 week residencies April- October 2018 at CATWALK.

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.

Submit applications to:
Columbia University faculty, alumni, and matriculating MFA candidates submit applications to Laura Scarano, Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs, 212-854-7717,
NYU Steinhardt faculty and alumni submit applications 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,