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

Alumni News

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

Blue Curry

Art Omi 2012, Bahamas/UK

As part of SITE Santa Fe's biennial exhibition, Blue Curry will be featured as one of 13 commissioned artists whose work will look at the urgencies, political conditions and historical narratives that inform the work of contemporary artists across the region through landscape, territory, and trade. Learn more about the project here.

Meital Katz-Minerbo

Art Omi 2008, Israel

Meital Katz-Minerbo is featured in the exhibition Mazal U'Bracha: Myth and Superstition in Contemporary Isreali Art at the Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv. For more information, click here.

Kazumi Tanaka

Art Omi 2013, Japan/USA

The Fabric Factory and Museum in Philadelphia will host Kazumi Tanaka's show, Mother and Child Reunion from August 1- November 9, 2014. For more information, click here.

Christopher K. Morgan & Artists

Christopher Morgan, Director, Dance Omi

Christopher K. Morgan & Artists is the recipient of the prestigious National Dance Project Production Grant awarded by the New England Foundation for the Arts. The grant will fund Christopher's new project, Pohaku, which will premiere in the fall of 2015. Click here to learn more about the award!


Art Omi 2010, USA

Find your way to paradise this summer with Caraballo-Farman's new public installation in Battery Park. To learn more about Signs of Paradise, click here.

David Ford

Art Omi 2007, USA

Be sure to add David Ford's project, "La Adoración de MAXIMON," a passion play dedicated to the patron saint of bad habits. The performance will take place on October 28th from 6pm-12am at the Barristers Gallery in New Orleans. For more information, click here.

Kakyoung Lee

Art Omi 2012, South Korea/USA

Kakyoung Lee is currently included in the FiveMyles gallery's exhibition, KOREA which draws attention to both South and North Korean artists. For more information, click here.  

Dana Sherwood

Art Omi 2011, USA


Dana Sherwood will be featured in Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden at the Museum of Biblical Art near Lincoln Center until September 28th. For more information, click here.

Holly Hughes

Art Omi 1995, USA

Holly Hughes will be included in Worlds of Wonder, the annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition at the Samuel Dorsky Museum in New Paltz, NY. The exhibition is open June 21 through November 9th. For more information, click here.

Kristin McIver

Art Omi 2013, Australia

Kristin McIver will be included in Side Projects, a group exhibition examining the importance that side projects play within the evolution of the artistic practice.  will be featured in two consecutive events. The show will be display until July 25th in Port Melbourne, Australia. For more information, click here.

Dread Scott

Art Omi 2010, USA

Dread Scott, as a part of No Longer Empty's (NY) five year anniversary, will be featured in the site-specific exhibition "If You Build It". The exhibition takes place in Sugar Hill, the legendary epicenter of the Harlem Rennaissance. For more information, click here.

Gudrun Barenbrock

Art Omi 2010, Germany

Gudrun Barenbrock is included in the second phase of the "Headlights" project that explores the German light art landscape. "Headlights: Light Art in Germany in the 21st Century" opens on June 28th at the Kunst Museum in Celle, Germany.

Luana Perilli

Art Omi 2008, Italy

Luana Perilli will be featured in two group shows this summer. Both Iconica (Italy) and Arte e Ecosostenibilità (Italy) will include Perilli's work alongside many more great artists.

Liane Lang

Art Omi 2013, UK

London based artist, Liane Lang, has work included in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition until August 17th. Be sure to click here for more information.


Patrick Bancel

Art Omi 2010, France/USA

Be sure to check out Patrick Bancel's new project opening with the Billboards Hacker Public Arts Project. "Maps" will be on display at Reverol & Co Gallery (New Rochelle) beginning June 19th. For more information, click here.

Margaret Evangeline

Art Omi 1999, USA

Margaret Evangeline, in addition to her current work at The Fields Sculpture Park, will be featured at the Stux Gallery's (New York) group exhibition, "... Burning Bright: Tiger, tiger" from June 5th - July 31st. Learn more about the exhibition here.