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

Gabrielle Revlock

Dance Omi, Current Resident


Gabrielle and her collaborator Nicole will present "Sauwrie" a short (and adapted) excerpt from The Dance Apocalypse on Sept 4 as part of the DanceNOW Joe's Pub Festival.

Stephanie Miracle

Dance Omi

The Socrates Sculpture Park and Norte Maar team up this month as dance companies develop new works every week ! This week, Stephanie Miracle Dances is in residence preparing for a public performance on Saturday, August 16 at 4 PM.

Monique Truong

Writers Omi 2004, USA

Acclaimed writer Monique Truong is the recipient of the 2015 U.S.-Japan Creative Artist Fellows grant which will fund research and travel for three months. Learn more about the project here

Karen Emmerich

Omi Translation Lab

Karen Emmerich and Edmund Keeley recenly won a PEN Award for Poetry in Translation - a $3,000 award for a book length translation of poetry into English published in 2013 - for their work Diaries of Exile by Yannis Ritsos. Learn more about the project here.

Teju Cole, Colum McCann, DW Gibson, and more.

Writers Omi

The new book Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today's New York includes contributions from Writers Omi's own DW Gibson and many notable alumni of the program, including Teju Cole and Colum McCann. 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!