Omi International Artists Residency invites visual artists from every continent, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles, to gather in rural New York State to experiment, collaborate and share ideas. During four weeks each June-July, concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal.
Artists are provided with a private studio, shared living quarters, and meals at no cost, but are responsible for their travel and material expenses. The first week of the residency, artists have the opportunity to work with a master printmaker to produce an edition of monotypes. Tamarind Institute master printmakers, Melissa and Ted Braggins, are owners and printers at Pondside Press, located in nearby Rhinebeck. high quality material is provided: each participating artist is required to donate one print to the printer and one to the Art Omi Collection.
Each session, a distinguished critic/curator is invited to participate as Critic-in-Residence, who leads discussions and makes individual studio visits.
Our Visitors Program enables residents to have conversations with many visiting art critics, gallery owners and prominent artists. Direct engagement with the New York City art world is unmatched by similar residency programs.
The program culminates with Open Studio Day, during which hundreds of professionals, art lovers, neighbors and friends view work, ask questions and engage with the artists.
2013 Residency : The Deadline for the 2013 Residency has passed. Please check in for updates and applications for next year's residency cycle.
Our application process has been standardized to allow each artist to receive equal consideration and time by our review committee. We receive many applications and variances will delay or may eliminate your application from being considered in the year submitted. If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to email these questions to email@example.com.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2012 11:59 PM EST
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please upload online the following documents, not zipped, but individually uploaded:
1. Your Resume/Curriculum Vitae. Either PDF or Word Document. Please title this document with your lastname, firstname, resume, with no dots, commas or spacing. Example: jonesmaryresume.pdf or jonesmaryresume.doc.
2. Six (6) JPEG images, at 72 DPI resolution, maximum total file size 1 MB, each image. Images must be titled with your lastname, firstname, number, with no commas, dots, or spacing: Example: jonesmary1.jpg, jonesmary2.jpg. etcetera. Important: we can only accept jpegs. Please do not submit: Powerpoint presentations, PDF, TIFF, Gif or PSD files.
Three (3) 1 minute-long video or audio excerpts. Format accepted are: M4A, MP3, MOV. We review video documentation ONLY for artists whose work is time-based, interactive, web-based, kinetic, film, video, sound, and performance. If you work with installation, site-specific, painting, sculpture and/or drawing, please submit still images.
3. A Word document or PDF file of ONE PAGE ONLY with a description of the images or video you submitted. If you send more than one page only the first page will be reviewed. Please DO NOT usa font size smaller than 11. Please title document: lastname, firstname, description, with no commas, dots, or spacing: Example: jonesmarydescription.doc or jonesmarydescriptions.pdf. Please prepare this document as a numbered list of the images with title, year, size and medium of work. If needed, a brief (2-3 sentences) description can be included. Please format captions as follows: Title, Media/Materials, Size in American Inches, or Feet, Year.
ARTIST STATEMENT: When filing your online application form, you will be asked for a 100-word maximum statement about your work.
IF YOU WORK IN TEAM: please fill only one application. Only one person will be the contact person.
FELLOWSHIPS: Our fellowships ensure that artists from specific regions and/or dealing with specific issues, are allotted a residency. If you are eligible for one of our fellowships your chances to be selected are greater. The following Fellowships are available for 2013:
-Francis Greenburger Fellowship on Mitigating Religious and Ethnic Conflict: Fellowship only for an artist whose work relates to managing and/or mitigating religious and ethnic conflict. Work made at Omi must be in direct relation to this area. If you intend to apply for this fellowship please submit a one page statement explaining how your work fits in this category.
PLEASE NOTE: We have instated an alternate year submission policy. If you applied for the 2012 residency session and were not wait listed, (which was communicated to you in writing by email), please wait a full year cycle before applying again. You may apply in November 2013 and will be eligible for the 2014 session.
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.
Due to the very high volume of applications, we ask that you be certain that your application is complete. Incomplete applications cannot 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!
|The International Artists Residency is a four-week residency program for visual artists in upstate New York. We provide artists with a studio, living quarters and meals at no cost.
ARTISTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR TRAVEL COSTS AND ART MATERIALS.
The Residency takes place for four weeks in June July. We do not offer residency for visual artists at any other time of the year. Each year, a different critic-in-residence lives on campus with the artists; they lead discussions and make one-on-one studio visits.
In the evenings, after dinner, the group gathers for lectures, slide presentations and panel discussions.
Omi International Arts Center is located two and a half hours north of New York City in the historic Hudson River Valley. Named for a neighboring village, Omi is close to the small town of Ghent, New York, as well as Albany and Hudson, which offer train connections only thirty minutes away.
The Omi International Arts Center is proud to announce the 2013 Art Omi Residents!
Sami Al Turki, Saudi Arabia
Download the 2012 Art Omi Catalog HERE.
Adam Mickiewicz Institute*
Art Omi Australia Committee
Ateneo Art Gallery of the Ateneo de Manila University
Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City
China Construction America*
Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art
Francis Greenburger Fellowship on Mitigating Religious and Ethnic Conflict*
Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation*
Paradise Culture Foundation
Polish Cultural Institute in New York
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.*
Time Equities Inc.
* Providing Fellowships
Robert C. Morgan
Odili Donald Odita
* in memoriam
Claudia Cannizzaro has been involved in the non-profit world since she arrived in New York City in 1997. Prior to her post at Art Omi, (2007), she worked in various capacities at Independent Curators International, Artists Space, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, apexart and the American Academy in Rome. Claudia is also a visual artist. She recently showed at Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, Shalini Ganendra Fine Arts, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2012), Five Myles and Pierogi, Brooklyn (2011), Under Minerva, Brooklyn (2009) Galleria Spazio A, Pistoia, Italy (2007), Centro Cultural São Paolo, Brazil (2006), Torreão, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2006); HDC Gallery, New York (2004), Philomatean Society of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2001), and the Korean Cultural Center, New York (2000). She is currently preparing for her first museum solo exhibition, which will take place at the Textile Museum of Kuala Lumpur, in 2014.