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. 

Residencies

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! 

Note: This is the application for Art Omi: Architecture ONLY.

APPLICATION DEADLINE—  October 15 (11:59 PM EST)

RESIDENCY DATES— June 5 - 19, 2022

Application Requirements

  1. 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. 
  2. A Project Proposal for the Architecture Residency describing the work that will be carried out while on campus during two weeks. 
  3. A Portfolio of your work. 
  4. Your Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae
  5. Three Professional References.


About
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.


Eligibility
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.

Proposed Project
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.


Art Omi continues to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic. We will make a determination regarding the inclusion of unvaccinated individuals in our residencies closer to the date of the programs.

Note: This is the application for Art Omi: Artists ONLY.

GENERAL APPLICATION DEADLINE—October 15 (11:59 PM EST)

RESIDENCY DATES—June 23 - July 18, 2022

NOTIFICATION—February 2022


Art Omi: Artists invites artists from around the world, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles and practices, to gather in rural New York to experiment, collaborate and share ideas. Concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal.

Art Omi: Artists nurtures deep creative and professional connections in a vibrant, social residency. Artists are provided with a private studio, shared living quarters, and meals at no cost, but are responsible for their travel and material expenses, unless they are eligible for travel grants as specified in our fellowships guidelines. Each session, two critics/curators are invited to participate as Critic Emeritus and Critic/Curator-in-Residence. They both lead discussions, help shape the Visitors program and make individual studio visits throughout the duration of the residency session. 

Critic Emerita for 2022 is Sylvie Fortin. Click here to read more.

Art Omi: Artists eligibility guidelines:  

  • Artists currently enrolled in either a BFA or MFA are not eligible to apply. However, PhD students or professional artists with at least 3 years of professional experience, currently enrolled in a master degree other than in the arts are eligible. 
  • Art Omi accepts applications from self-taught professional artists. Having received a degree or certification, or having formally studied art are not requirements for Art Omi: Artists residency. 
  • Applications must be submitted in the English language. Please make sure all application materials including your resume/CV, and your biography are in English. 
  • If you work on a team, please fill one application ONLY. Only one person will be the contact person for the TEAM application. Please make sure to mark on the resume ALL of the names of the artists being part of the group. 
  • Art Omi Alumni are not eligible for a return residency. In order to give as many artists as possible the chance for a residency at Art Omi, we ask that alumni do not apply for a return residency. We appreciate your spreading the word to artists who have not been to Art Omi yet.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, we ask that you be certain that your application is complete and in adherence with all guidelines. Incomplete applications will not be processed, and unfortunately we are unable to notify applicants about the status of their application until after the selection has been made. Good luck with your application!

Art Omi continues to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic. We will make a determination regarding the inclusion of unvaccinated individuals in our residencies closer to the date of the programs.

Note: This is the application form the Art Omi: Writers ONLY. 


APPLICATION DEADLINE—  October 15 (11:59 PM EST)


RESIDENCY DATES— Spring: March 31 - June 1, 2022 / Fall: September 1 - November 5, 2022



Each applicant is required to provide 4 (four) separate items in total:


  1. A cover letter, which provides the following details: country of birth, country of residency, the language in which you write, your preferred residency dates. Please note we have two sessions per year: Spring (March 20 - June 5) and Fall (September 4 - November 6). Additionally, please let us know how you heard about Art Omi: Writers, why you want to come to Art Omi: Writers and what you expect to get from the experience. Important Note: If you are eligible for our sponsored residency for a previous Whiting Award winner please indicate so in your cover letter. 


  1. A brief (2 pages, maximum) statement about your work history, referencing publications, performances and writing credits. This can be submitted in CV format.



  1. A writing sample, no more than 50 pages. Please be sure to indicate if the writing is published or unpublished; if it is published please provide details.


  1. A one page description of the work to be undertaken while at Art Omi: Writers.





Your writing sample does NOT have to be an English translation; please submit your writing sample in your mother tongue. All other documentation must be submitted in English.




Your cover letter should be provided in the designated Cover Letter field. Items 2-4 should each be provided as separately uploaded files.


In addition to these requirements, every applicant must arrange to have a letter of recommendation submitted separately. The letter can be provided by a fellow writer, teacher, editor, literary agent, or any informed individual who can speak to your character and work.




Please use the Reference Letter field in your online application to send a request for a letter to the individual who will provide your recommendation. Once that individual receives this prompt he or she will be able to upload a letter separately to your application file.


Alumni of the program are eligible to reapply.


To be considered for a 2022 residency, your application (including separate letter of recommendation) must be received electronically by the end of the day, October 15, 2021 (11:59 p.m. EDT).

 We look forward to receiving your application.


Art Omi continues to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic. We will make a determination regarding the inclusion of unvaccinated individuals in our residencies closer to the date of the programs.

Note: This is the application form Art Omi: Artists Critic/Curator in Residence ONLY.

APPLICATION DEADLINE—October 15 (11:59 PM EST)

RESIDENCY DATES—June 23 - July 18, 2022

NOTIFICATION—January 2022

Art Omi: Artists invites artists, critics, and curators from around the world - representing a wide diversity of artistic styles and practices - to gather in rural New York to experiment, collaborate, and share ideas. Concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal. Art Omi: Artists Residency nurtures deep creative and professional connections in a vibrant social setting.

Each session, two dozen international artists are invited to the program, along with two critics/curators who participate as Critic-Emeritus and Critic-in-Residence.  These two individuals play a pivotal role in the residency as they facilitate discussions, help connect the artists with art world professionals through the Visitors Program, and conduct individual studio visits with the 23 artists in residence throughout the duration of the residency session.

The Critic/Curator-in-Residence opportunity is open to critics, curators and art writers, who have been professionally active for the past 5 years, as demonstrated in their resumes and through their website, blogs or published articles and reviews, and who enjoy being immersed in an artists community.

Art Omi offers the Critic/Curator-in-Residence a travel grant and a $1,500 honorarium. Critics/Curators are provided with meals and a large private bedroom with a comfortable work space in shared living quarters.

Both Critics/Curators-in-Residence help to host the artists and visitors, and are asked to contribute to an overall sense of community for the 3 ½ week program.  Through the facilitation provided by the Critic/Curator-in-Residence, Artists-in-Residence gain valuable insight into their own work and the field at large.

Critics/Curators-in-Residence have an unmatched opportunity to meet and interact with highly talented artists from around the world, and to network with other arts professionals through the Visitors Program.


Critic/Curator eligibility guidelines:

  • Applicants currently enrolled in either a BFA or MFA are not eligible to apply. However, PhD students or professionals with at least 5 years of professional experience, currently enrolled in a master degree other than in the arts are eligible.
  • Art Omi accepts applications from self-taught professionals. Having received a degree or certification, or having formally studied art  or art history are not requirements for the Art Omi: Artists Critic/Curator in residence.
  • Applications must be submitted in the English language. Please make sure all application materials including your resume/CV, and your biography are in English.
  • Applications are for individuals only. Curatorial teams are not eligible to apply for the Critic/Curator in Residency.
  • Art Omi Alumni are eligible for a return residency. 
  • Please submit the following:
  • Resume
  • Short biography in narrative form
  • Three samples of your writing
  • Up to 5 images of curatorial work
  • Full contact information for 2 other professionals familiar with your work

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, we ask that you be certain that your application is complete and in adherence with all guidelines. Incomplete applications will not be processed, and unfortunately we are unable to notify applicants about the status of their application until after the selection has been made. Good luck with your application!

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