About Art Omi
Art Omi is a not-for-profit arts center with a 120-acre sculpture and architecture park and gallery, residency programs for international artists, writers, translators, musicians, architects and dancers. Art Omi believes that exposure to internationally diverse creative voices fosters tolerance and respect, raises awareness, inspires innovation, and ignites change. By forming community with creative expression as its common denominator, Art Omi creates a sanctuary for the artistic community and the public to affirm the transformative quality of art.
Art Omi has five distinct residency programs: Art Omi: Architecture, Art Omi: Artists, Art Omi: Dance, Art Omi: Music, and Art Omi: Writers. Through a competitive jury process, residents are chosen, invited to attend at no cost to themselves, except travel. Abundant, catered meals and comfortable, beautiful lodgings are provided in a scenic location in Columbia County, New York. Please read these Frequently Asked Questions before applying to one of our residency programs!
Sculpture & Architecture Park
Situated on three-hundred acres in the Hudson Valley, Art Omi presents the works of contemporary artists and architects, and offers the opportunity to experience a range of large-scale works in a singular outdoor environment, plus a 1,500 square foot gallery. The Sculpture & Architecture Park currently offers more than 60 works of art and architecture on view, with pieces added or exchanged each year. Art Omi welcomes the public to its events and grounds free of charge, and is open daily.
Art Omi: Education engages people of all ages with contemporary art and ideas in a stimulating and dynamic community. Through creative exploration, hands-on learning and making experiences, collaboration, and critical thinking, Art Omi: Education instills understanding, appreciation, and lifelong curiosity in the arts.
Note: This is the application form the Art Omi: Architecture ONLY.
****APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED — October 27 (11:59 PM EST)****
RESIDENCY DATES— February 17 - March 8, 2021
- Architect's Statement, preferably in narrative form, about your work without any images nor outside links. This is a fundamental document for our jury to fully understand your architectural practice.
- A Project Proposal for the Architecture Residency describing the work that will be carried out while on campus during two weeks.
- A Portfolio of your work.
- Your Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae.
- Three Professional References.
The Art Omi: Architecture residency is the first of its kind in the nation, inviting 10 early- to mid-career architects to further develop their work during a full two-week residency at Art Omi. Art Omi: Architecture aims to nurture architects to experiment at the intersection of architecture, art, and landscape. Residents are chosen through a competitive juried process and are invited to attend and participate, at no cost to themselves (except for travel expenses). All meals and spacious, comfortable accommodations are provided in a scenic setting in Columbia County, New York. Art Omi is located near the city of Hudson, about two hours north of New York City.
Art Omi has worked closely with the local Dept of Health to set up residencies to ensure the health and safety of residents and staff during the pandemic. As applications are accepted months in advance of the actual residency, pending the ongoing health and safety issues surrounding the pandemic, Art Omi may be required to amend the format of the residency. At present, Art Omi will accept applications from all interested architects, but note that geography may be impacted (for example, in 2020, Art Omi was only able to welcome residents from New York State to its Artists and Writers residencies). Additionally, required travel and onsite restrictions for residents may change as the pandemic situation evolves, and all applicants must be prepared to be flexible to accommodate any new health and safety requirements.
Application is open to architects from any part of the world that have been professionally active for at least the past six (6) years since professional licensing or obtaining an M. Arch. degree in the U.S. or international equivalent. Applications will be accepted from early and mid-career architects in active professional practice or in academia with an architectural design teaching concentration. We do not accept applications from students currently enrolled in any B. Arch, M. Arch, or PhD program. Please note: having a Master's degree in Architecture and/or an architectural license IS a minimum requirement. Space is very limited and a diverse and international group is sought, consistent with all Art Omi residency programs and aligning with the mission of the Art Omi: Architecture program. Architecture Residents are required to remain on campus during the entire two weeks.
Applicants must submit and describe a project they wish to work on, on their own, while at Art Omi. Projects of any scale may be conceptual or practical in nature, and may be an ongoing or existing project that requires completion or a new design scheme to be initiated and completed by the end of the residency. Projects may not be client based nor directed. While the campus and the dedicated Art Omi: Architecture grounds may serve as background inspiration or for documentation, however the projects cannot and will not be built on premises. In all instances a visual presentation and a final work product is required. This may be in the form of drawings, study models, maquettes, collages, digital images and the like. Written manuscripts, essays, and research related to them meant for their eventual publication, are not to be worked on nor initiated while at Art Omi. Each resident is expected to bring all their own design tools, with some limited printing and up to a $50 allowance for materials provided while on campus.