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

DEADLINE EXTENDED Architecture 2018 - Submissions accepted through November 15, 2017

Dance 2018 - Submissions Accepted through January 2, 2018

Music 2018 - Submissions Accepted through January 2, 2018


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

Lucile Bertrand
Artists, 2013 | Belgium

Lucille Bertrand's exhibition, Travelers and Strangers, will be on view at the Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn (Red Hook) through Sunday, October 22, 2017. The gallery is open from Thursday - Sunday, 12-5 PM.

For more information, click here

Morgan O'Hara
Artists, 2008 | USA

Morgan O'Hara is exhibiting drawings in the inaugural exhibition for Anita Rogers Gallery titled Works on Paper. The exhibition will be on view from October 11 - November 11, 2017. This new gallery space is located at 15 Greene Street, ground floor in SoHo NYC.

Click here to learn more.

Dread Scott
Artists, 2011 | USA

Dread Scott was recently awarded a 2017 Documentary Photography Project Moving Walls grant from the Open Society Institute. In addition, Scott is exhibiting at the Open Society Institute through July 20, 2018

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