Art Omi

There are presently no open calls for applications.

Art Omi has five distinct residency programs. 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! 

Residency Programs

Art Omi: Artists invites 30 artists from around the world, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles and practices, to gather in rural New York for four weeks each summer to experiment, collaborate and share ideas. Concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal. 

Applications for the 2019 Art Omi: Artists Residency are closed. 

2020 Open Call for Applications: August 15 - October 15, 2019 

2020 Residency Dates: June 18 - July 14, 2020 

Application Requirements: Bio, CV, brief artist statement, 8 images or 3 video excerpts, 2 references (no letters of recommendation required). Application process is free. Alumni of the program are not eligible for a second residency. 2020 residency applicants will be notified in February 2020.


Art Omi: Architecture is the first residency program of its kind in the nation, inviting 10 early- to mid-career architects from around the world to develop their work during a full two-week residency on Art Omi's campus. Art Omi: Architecture aims to nurture experimentation at the intersection of architecture, art and landscape.

Applications for the 2019 Art Omi: Architecture Residency are closed

2020 Open Call for Applications: September 20 - October 20, 2019
2020 Residency Dates: February 20 - March 9, 2020

Application Requirements: Bio, CV, project proposal, portfolio (up to 10 PDF pages), architect’s statement.


Art Omi: Dance brings together ten accomplished dance artists from around the world for three weeks of creative exchange each summer. Residents experience each other’s creative process and the freedom to play in this collaborative residency program.

Applications for the 2019 Art Omi: Dance Residency are closed

2020 Open Call for Applications: November 1, 2019 - January 2, 2020

2020 Residency Dates: July 20 - August 10, 2020

Application Requirements: Bio, CV, brief statement, professional letter of recommendation, examples of recent choreographic works and presentations, examples of companies or projects worked in as a performer, two-three video samples of work as a performer, improviser, and/or choreographer. 2020 residency applicants will be notified in April 2020. 


Art Omi: Music invites approximately a dozen musicians and composers from around the globe to come together for two and a half weeks each summer for a uniquely collaborative music making residency.

Applications for the 2019 Art Omi: Music Residency are closed

2020 Open Call for Applications: November 1, 2019 - January 2, 2020

2020 Residency Dates: August 13 - 30, 2019
Application Requirements: Work sample (audio) with description (text), brief application statement & bio. 2020 residency applicants will be notified in April 2020. 


Art Omi: Writers, formerly known as Ledig House, hosts authors and translators from around the world for residencies throughout the spring and fall. The program’s strong international emphasis provides exposure for global literary voices and reflects the spirit of cultural exchange that is essential to Art Omi’s mission.

Applications for the 2019 Art Omi: Writers Residency are closed. 

2020 Open Call for Applications: August 15 - October 15, 2019
2020 Residency Dates: Spring, March 20 - June 5, 2020 / Fall, September 4 - November 6, 2020

Application Requirements: CV/work history, work statement, writing sample, letter of reference

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