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.
The Art Omi Teaching Artist Workshop invites 20 teaching artists to participate in a weekend of professional development, collaboration and exploration. This three-day intensive is for teaching artists who are interested in furthering their skills as arts educators, deepening pedagogical knowledge, making meaningful connections, and developing ideas with others in their field. This unique summit addresses the need for individuals who straddle the disciplines of artist and educator to engage in intentional and rigorous learning.
The workshop consists of sessions and discussions led by renowned arts education specialists, professors, and teaching artists, peer-led making workshops, and free-form collaborations and conversations. The goal of the workshop is to provide resources and support for individuals to thrive as teaching artists, thereby strengthening the field as a whole. By examining our successes and challenges, participating in peer led workshops, and in-depth discussions, the workshop expands and deepens our understanding of what it means to be a teaching artist both in the region, and the arts education community at large.
The program includes 3 nights accommodation in a private or shared room at Art Omi, and all meals. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Art Omi and must stay for the full duration of the workshop. The Art Omi Teaching Artist Workshop is free of charge and there are no workshop or materials fees required.
2020 Open Call for Applications: Feb 7, 2020- May 1, 2020
2020 Workshop dates: June 6-8, 2020
Application Requirements: CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, sample of personal work or link to website, sample of student work, two professional references.
2020 workshop applicants will be notified May 15, 2020.