Omi Residency Programs

About Our Residency Programs

Omi International Arts Center has four 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. Omi is two hours north of New York City by train.

Art Omi International Artists Residency invites thirty artists from around the world every July for a  four week residency. 

Writers Omi at Ledig House sponsors forty writers and translators from around the world for up to two months each year. 

Music Omi brings together twelve to fifteen musician-composers from around the world in August for three weeks.

Dance Omi International Dance Collective brings together ten dancers from around the world for three weeks in late August.

To learn more about Omi's residency Programs or to apply to a residency please visit:

Art Omi International Artists Residency
Writers Omi International Writers Residency
Music Omi International Musicians Residency
Dance Omi International Dance Collective

Omi's residency programs are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

Current Open Applications

Dance Omi is now accepting applications for the 2015 Residency

Residency Dates: August 11 - 31, 2015
Application Deadline: February 1, 2015
Results Announced: April 1, 2015

For more information and to begin your application, click HERE.

Music Omi is now accepting applications for the 2015 Residency

Residency Dates: Thursday, July 23 - Sunday, August 9, 2015
Application Deadline: February 1, 2015 (Midnight EST)
Results Announced: April 1, 2015.

For more information and to begin your application, click HERE.


Alumni Achievements

We are proud to present the accomplishments of our past alumni! If you are an alumni and would like your news featured here, please email us at

Margaret Evangeline

Art Omi 1999, USA

The gold plated barbed wire sculpture Perimeter, 2014, now visible along the High Line Path at 20th Street, is the first in a series of guerilla installations the artist will be performing around New York City. Visit Evangeline's website here.

Nikolai Ishchuk

Art Omi 2014, Russia/UK

Nikolai Ishchuk will participate in group exhibition Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism at Denny Gallery, which focuses on artists who steal from other artists in various ways. This exhibition will be on view from December 14th through January 25th. For more information, click here.

Julia Kunin

Art Omi 2008, USA

Julia Kunin will exhibit sculpture at a group show titled Nature's Knot, curated by John Monti. This show will be on view from December 13th through January 17th 2015 at Luise Ross Gallery in NYC. For more information, please click here.

Cesar Cornejo

Art Omi 2010, Peru/USA

Cesar Cornejo's work is being shown at a group exhibition titled Apocryphal Times at Gallery Friedman Benda in NYC. This exhibition features sculptures and wall pieces in ceramics, wood, paint, and aluminum, and is on view from October 30th through December 20th 2014. Click here for more information!

Marie-Christine Katz

Art Omi 2011, Switzerland/USA

Marie-Christine Katz performs in Give Back my Beast which explores tipping points and accidents, both natural and human-caused that send us hurdling toward extinction. It is a eulogy to the beasts and myths soon to be lost, and questions if humans possess the ability to enact benevolent transformation. These performances take place at La Mama Galleria in NYC from December 2nd through December 7th 2014. For more information, click here.

Bahar Behbahani

Art Omi 2013, Iran/USA

Bahar Behbahani participates in a three-person show titled Persian Gardens at Boom Gallery in Tehran, Iran on November 21st through December 3rd, 2014. This exhibition showcases large-scale paintings that are a revealing meditation on colonialism, as the cultural architecture of Persian gardens is shown through the eyes of Western travelers at the turn of the 19th century. For more information on this exhibition, click here.

Caroline Rothwell

Art Omi 2014, Australia

Caroline Rothwell presents her solo exhibition, Weather Maker, 2014, at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Australia. Rothwell explores the topics of weather modification and climate control. This exhibition is on view from November 13th through December 13th 2014. For more information and photos, click here.

Blue Curry

Art Omi 2012, Bahamas/UK

Blue Curry's solo exhibition Souvenir at Vitrine Gallery in London closes on November 15th, 2014. The artist also presents his large scale public installation in the streets of Kingston, as part of the Jamaica Biennial. This exhibition opens December 6th and runs through through March 15th 2015. For more information about the Jamaica Biennial, click here.

Renata Poljak

Art Omi 2010, Croatia

Renata Poljak presents her first solo exhibition in Canada, which takes place at Occurrence and Optica galleries in Montreal. Poljak's work essentially revolves around memory and identity, and reveals how ideologies shape individual and collective history.This two-part, mid-career retrospective exhibition features a wide selection of her films, photographs and videos. The opening is on Saturday November 15th at 3:00 PM, and the exhibition runs through December 20th 2014. For more information, click here.

Christopher K. Morgan

Dance Omi Director

Dance Omi Director Christopher K. Morgan presents his dance company's (Christopher K. Morgan & Artist) fourth season at The Alden- which includes the world premiere of Deprivation by Assistant Director Tiffanie Carson and the world premiere of Morgan's Inconstancy, a look at how the grass is always greener on the other side. Also on the program are audience and critical favorites In the Cold Room, Bruised and Morgan's 2005 solo Rice. This event is on November 14th & 15th at 8pm at the Alden Theatre in Virginia. For more information, click here.

Sasha Sicurella

Education Omi Director

Omi is proud to announce that the short film documentary Water, Ice, Snow, by Education Omi Director Sasha Sicurella, has been selected for screening at the 4th annual Seattle Shorts Film Festival. This film documents Sasha's work with children in Mongolia. The event is held on November 15th at the SIFF film center in Seattle. For more information, click here.

Josh Dorman

Art Omi 2013, USA

Trotta-Bono Contemporary present three works by Josh Dorman alongside important Native American art from the pre-reservation period at Tambaran Gallery's exhibition space. The Gallery will also juxtapose works by artist Sunghee with dynamic examples of world tribal art. This exhibtion is on view from November 9th through December 19th 2014. For more information, click here.

Boyun Jang

Art Omi 2013, South Korea

DOOSAN Gallery New York is pleased to announce Boyun Jang's solo exhibition Acquainted with the Night from November 13th through December 27th. Boyun Jang's process comprises of using photographs of others that she has either coincidentally or intentionally acquired as a medium, then fictionally restructuring memories and experience that she and the other have in common, then reenacting them through images and language. For more information on this exhibition, click here.

Sana Arjumand

Art Omi 2009, Pakistan

Sana Arjumand and Satrang Gallery are proud to invite you to Grains of Sand, an exciting new exhibition which opens on Wednesday November 12th, and runs through December 12th 2014. Grains of Sand showcases the work of six stellar internationally acclaimed artists. They have been inspired by the tenants of spiritual and philosophical Sufi thought and poetry. For more information, click here.

Mimmo Roselli

Art Omi 2009, Italy

Mimmo Roselli participates in group show Framed at the Holland Tunnel Gallery from November 7th through November 9th 2014. This show celebrates 17 years of the Holland Tunnel Gallery, and features three days of jazz concerts and music performances & daily presentation of the Holland Tunnel Gallery book. For more information, click here.

Adriana Díaz-Enciso

Writers Omi 1998, México

Adriana Díaz-Enciso is currently involved in a project for The Blake Society - which has launched an international fund raising campaign to acquire the Cottage where William Blake lived in Felpham, in the Sussex coast of England. The aim is to turn it into a space of creation for artists and writers as well as a space for the dissenting imagination. Part of it may function as a House of Refuge for persecuted writers. To support this effort, you can donate to the crowdfunding project here.

Kakyoung Lee

Art Omi 2012, South Korea/USA

Kakyoung Lee's newest work, Palgonsan Series, will be shown at Gallery Korea as part of the exhibition The Lineage of Vision, which opens Oct 29 and is on view through Dec 17. Kakyoung also announced that her long term print project, Hana's Ride is finally done! To watch the video, click here.

Juan Ford

Art Omi 2011, Australia

Juan Ford participates in Asia's longest standing art fair, Art Taipei 2014 with Galerie Du Monde at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taiwan. The show is open from October 31st through November 3rd 2014. Juan is also exhibiting at the National Portrait Gallery in Australia with ten other Australian artists for In the Flesh from November 7th 2014 through March 9th 2015.

Noa Charuvi

Art Omi 2012, Israel/USA

Noa Charuvi will present a diverse group of new paintings for the annual EFA Open Studios at studio #707. Noa has also been selected for the Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency, and has work included at this year's Israeli Contemporary Art Fair in Tel Aviv, Israel. More information about the fair can be found here.

Kate MccGwire

Art Omi 2008, UK

Kate MccGwire presents her solo show Covert at Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in France, from October 21st 2014 to January 26th 2015. For more information about Covert and other exhibitions, please click here.

Dana Levy

Art Omi 2011, Israel/USA

Dana Levy's solo exhibition Impermanent Display is on view at Petach Tikva Museum of Art in Petach Tikva, Israel from October 2nd 2014 through January 24th 2015. Click here for more details on this exhibition.