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


Paula Hayes

Exhibiting Artist at The Fields Sculpture Park

Paula Hayes has been featured in a recent article in Dwell. She will also be opening a new show on April 25, entitled Lucid Green, at Carolina Nitsch Gallery in NYC. For more information, click here.

Agathe de Bailliencourt

Art Omi 2012, France/Germany

Agathe De Baillencourt will be opening her new exhibition at RH Contemporary Art in New York, on April 18, 6-8pm. For more information, please click here.

Carol Prusa & Mary Mattingly

Art Omi 2013 & 2011, respectively

Carol Prusa and Mary Mattingly have been asked to participate in Faberge's Big Egg Hunt to raise funds for two wonderful charities, alongside other artists and designers like Ursula von Rydingsvard, Diane von Furstenberg and Ralph Lauren, among others. For more information and to bid on pieces, click here.

Marie Christine Katz

Art Omi 2011, Switzerland/USA

Marie Christine Katz will be performing her piece, "What's my worth?" at Dixon Place in NYC for free on April 26. For more information, click here.

Greg Lindquist (USA) & Mary Mattingly (USA)

Art Omi 2009 & 2011, respectively

Greg Lindquist and Mary Mattingly are exhibiting their response to the recent Duke energy environmental disaster - an exhibition entitled, ON LAND, which is on display Mar 21, 2014 - Apr 28 at Flanders Gallery in North Carolina. For more information on the exhibition, click here.

Margaret Evangeline

Art Omi 1999, USA

Margaret Evangeline's vibrantly colored shot steel works were selected by Salomon Contemporary to be shown at this year's Dallas Art Fair. For more information on her works, click here.

Martha Atienza

Art Omi 2013,  The Philippines/The Netherlands

Martha Atienza has been nominated for the Sovereign Art Foundation Asian Art Prize for the work that she begun during her residency at Art Omi. To vote for Martha, click here!

To see a video of the installation piece that was nominated, click here.

LaToya Ruby Frazier

Art Omi 2009, USA

LaToya Ruby Frazier has been selected to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship! For more information, click here.

Kristin McIver

Art Omi 2013, Austrailia

Kristin McIver will be opening her new solo show, Ways of Reading, at Residencies Unlimited in Brooklyn. For more information on the opening, click here.

Josh Dorman

Art Omi 2013, USA

Josh Dorman was recently featured in INSTALLATION magazine, talking about his work and his experiences. To read more about Josh's process, click here.

Blane De St. Croix

Art Omi 2008, USA

Blane De St. Croix will be opening his new solo exhibition, Dead Ice, at Fredericks & Freiser Gallery in NYC on May 1st. For gallery information, click here.

Christopher K. Morgan

Dance Omi Director

Christopher K. Morgan has been awarded a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Solo Dance Perfomance! For more information, click here.