MILLAY ARTS RESIDENCIES

 A Campus in Nature  ⧫  A Community of Artists  ⧫  A Legacy of Creativity

Located in the Hudson Valley, nestled against the Berkshires, our sylvan and secluded hilltop offers idyllic meadows and woods and is situated close to various world-renowned cultural institutions.  We are 2-1/2 hours from both Boston and NYC; transportation to/from train and bus (Hudson, Pittsfield, etc.) are included in Core Residency; we provide assistance arranging travel to/from airports (Albany, Hartford).

From March through November, Millay Arts invites 6-7 multidisciplinary artists for two-week to month-long stays at Steepletop, the historic estate of poet/activist Edna St. Vincent Millay. In December (March application deadline only), we offer group/collective week-long residencies.  (We also allow collaborative residencies for 2 persons.)  

This gift of time and space allows our Artists-in-Residence to dive deep into their creative process and projects; works made possible in part by this gift enriches lives and communities globally.

As an Artist-in-Residence, participation as an instrumental member of an intimate cohort -- designed to be both supportive and inspirational -- forges lifelong friendships as well as professional relationships and future collaborations.

At this time, Millay Arts offers TWO juried residencies, both of which require an online application submitted via Submittable.

  • Our historic Core Residency, offered to those selected by our blind jury process, is fully-subsidized.  If invited to participate, the only fee is the $45 application and a $100 nonrefundable deposit; and
  • Our new Steepletop Residency, offered to those who wish to schedule their stay in advance and forego our blind jury process, is partially-subsidized.  If invited to participate, the fee is $4000.


CORE RESIDENCY

FULLY-SUBSIDIZED TWO-WEEKS TO MONTH-LONG STAYS: MARCH-NOVEMBER

DESCRIPTION

Our historic fully-subsidized residency, includes a creative cohort of 6-7 other multidisciplinary creators, selected through our blind jury process.

Includes private bedrooms and studios (with bedding/linens), shared living spaces, laundry room, workstation, B&W darkroom and use of our Alumni and Nancy Graves Memorial libraries.

Groceries are also provided along with communal dinners (prepared by our in-house chef).

APPLICATIONS

Applications are accepted twice a year, including late deadlines:

MARCH 1st, 12pm midnight EST FOR AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER/GROUPS 

  • Submittable portal opens mid-November of the preceding year
  • Late deadline March 8th, 12pm midnight EST

OCTOBER 1st, 12pm midnight EST FOR MARCH, APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY 

  • Submittable portal opens mid-April of same year
  • Late Deadline October 8th, 12pm midnight EST

APPLICATION FEE

$45

LATE APPLICATION FEE

$60

COST TO RESIDENT

$100 non-refundable deposit

SCHEDULING

Please state your preferred length of stay on your application: two-weeks or month-long.

Once selected, please inform us of your scheduling preferences: (OCTOBER DEADLINE: SESSION I/March-July) or (MARCH DEADLINE: SESSION II/August-November + December/Group).

Please note your preferences in the CONTACT INFORMATION of your application. 

SELECTION

We invite jurors who are practicing professionals as well as alumni; juries generally rotate annually. Therefore, should you plan to apply for both March and October, your work will be seen by the same jury.

We use a BLIND jury process -- works are judged solely on merit and assigned numbers for clarity -- all/any identifying information should be removed from your submission work statement and work sample.

NEW FOR 2023: 

COLLABORATIVE PAIRS -- USE COLLABORATIVE: CORE RESIDENCY APPLICATION FORM

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS INTENDED FOR 2 PERSON COLLABORATIONS -- PLEASE SPECIFY WHETHER YOU NEED:

A. ONE SHARED PRIVATE BEDROOM AND ONE STUDIO SPACE 

OR

B. TWO SEPARATE PRIVATE BEDROOMS AND ONE STUDIO SPACE

GROUPS/COLLECTIVES -- 3 PERSONS OR MORE

Week-long residencies for up to 7 people maximum (we have 7 full beds in 7 bedrooms) includes groceries (but not chef-prepared communal suppers).  Our kitchen is fully stocked.  

FELLOWSHIPS

These opportunities honor our partnerships with various organizations, they offer prestige and (sometimes) a stipend to offset expenses.  However, it is NOT NECESSARY to qualify for a fellowship as a successful applicant. 

CHARM CITY FELLOW: Awarded to TWO applicants annually who reside in/around Baltimore. Stipend may be offered dependent on funding.

ROBERT BLACK FOUNDATION FELLOW:  Awarded to ONE composing applicant.  Stipend may be offered dependent on funding.

VINCENT PRIZE FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant annually who identifies as trans*/genderqueer, or gender nonconforming. A stipend offsetting the cost of travel/materials/etc. is available depending on funding. 

*Millay Arts is a trans-affirming organization committed to gender self-determination. We recognize that language evolves alongside understanding, and we use the term “trans* in its most inclusive sense, as an umbrella term encompassing transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, Two-Spirit people, and anyone whose gender identity or gender expression is nonconforming and/or different from their gender assigned at birth.

NOTE: We value your privacy and ask for identifying information in the application's CONTACT information for administrative and funding purposes only.


STEEPLETOP RESIDENCY

PARTIALLY-SUBSIDIZED TWO-WEEK TO MONTH-LONG STAYS: MARCH-NOVEMBER

DESCRIPTION

Introduced in 2021, the Steepletop Residency provides the full “Millay experience” for those who wish to forego our blind jury process and need to schedule their stay in advance.

Includes private bedrooms and studios (with bedding/linens), shared living spaces, laundry room, workstation, B&W darkroom and use of our Alumni and Nancy Graves Memorial libraries and of course a cohort of gifted, multidisciplinary creators.

Groceries are also provided along with communal dinners (prepared by our in-house chef)..

DEADLINE

Rolling deadline, applications accepted year-round via our Submittable portal.

APPLICATION FEE

$45

COST TO RESIDENT

$4,000/month -- $2000/two-weeks

SCHEDULING

March-November 

SELECTION PROCESS

Millay Arts Co-Directors

$60.00

Follow prompts in application form for collaborations.

Ends on $45.00
$45.00

In response to demand, the newly-created Steepletop Residency is a self-directed, juried, month-long stay available to anyone involved in a creative pursuit/project offered from April-November; cost is $4000.  
Designed for those in need and desirous of time and space with the support of a creative and scholarly interdisciplinary cohort in a nurturing and inspirational setting, this opportunity includes groceries and chef-prepared communal dinners as well as private bedrooms and studios, shared bathroom (usually with one other resident), living/dining space, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry room, workstation (printer and desktop PC), B&W darkroom and access to the Alumni and Nancy Graves Memorial libraries.
The Composer's Suite features an upright Yamaha U-1 piano.
Applications are selected by staff; to apply, follow instructions within your discipline.  (Note: if you are applying to do scholarly work and the following is not applicable, please send us an email for instructions.)
A. ARTIST STATEMENT
One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font; tell us about your work and what you would like to focus on while in residence.
B. WORK SAMPLES
COMPOSING: 2-3 compositions (15 minutes maximum, up to 3 scores).  MUSIC: MP3 files are preferred, excerpts are fine; SCORES: PDF format; VIDEO: if relevant, no more than 5 minutes in length.
WRITING:
Fiction/Non-Fiction: 15 pages maximum, (standard industry format: double space, 11-12 point font).  Works in progress, published pieces, excerpts from longer works, selections of short works are welcome.
Playwriting: 15 pages maximum, (standard industry format: double space, 11-12 point font).  Works in progress, published pieces, excerpts from longer works, selections of short works are welcome.
Poetry: 10 poems maximum, 15 pages maximum; any combination of poems and length are welcome.  
Screenwriting: 15 pages maximum, (standard industry format: double space, 11-12 point font).  Works in progress, already produced films, excerpts from longer works, selections of short works are welcome.
VISUAL ART: 6 images of individual works (JPG,TIFF,GIFF) and up to 4 additional detail/installation images.  Include an IMAGE LIST: one page maximum, title/dimensions/date/medium.
C. BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT
Brief (1-2 pages) biography including relevant education and professional experience along with awards/achievements/accomplishments to date.  

List up to the 3 preferred months you'd like to be in residency
D. UPLOAD ONTO SUBMITTABLE
Follow prompts on Submittable, including combining STATEMENT and WORK SAMPLES into single document to upload as instructed.
WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED/ASSEMBLED THE ABOVE — YOU ARE READY TO APPLY!
 

  1. Go to STEEPLETOP application form;
  2. SIGN IN and/or REGISTER;
  3. UPLOAD STATEMENT, WORK SAMPLES/IMAGE LIST: click Add Files button, browse and select file on your computer and wait for upload to appear as completed;

      4.  ADD CONTACT INFORMATION: name, address, phone, email, preferred pronoun, ethnicity;
      5. ADD BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT;                    
      6. ENTER payment information; and     
       7. PRESS Click Here to Apply.  NOTE: DO NOT HIT SUBMIT UNTIL ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE UPLOADED.  If there's an issue with uploaded documents after submitting, email residency@millaycolony.org to open editing.

$60.00

NONFICTION WRITING
REQUIREMENTS
A. ARTIST STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font
Tell us about your work and what you would like to focus on while in residence. Jurors appreciate understanding who you are as a writer and about your creative process.
DO NOT include your name or biographical information within the artist statement (due to our blind jury).  Your application will automatically be assigned a number.  
Nonfiction Writers:  Our jurors understand your work may include biographical info.  As long as your last name & specific published work is not included in the artist statement or writing sample, personal references that are germane to your writing are accepted.  
B. WORK SAMPLES — TWENTY pages maximum, manuscript format: double-spaced, 11-12 point font.
This can be works-in-progress, already published pieces, excerpts from longer works, a selection of short works: submit what you feel makes for the strongest and clearest example of your best work. If desired, you can add ONE additional page explaining any contexts for the work you feel are important for the jury to know. Please do NOT include biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).

  • ARTIST STATEMENT = PAGE ONE
  • WORK SAMPLES = PAGE TWO 

C. BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font
In narrative form, third person (not CV), list relevant educational background and professional experience along with your accomplishments to date. Add a sentence or two as to how you found about/decided to apply to the Millay Arts.
D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see ** below for more information)
Choose up to three potential residency months/periods.  Include preferences in Contact section of your application.
OCTOBER deadline applications/accepted candidates are scheduled between April-July; 

MARCH deadline applications/accepted candidates are scheduled for August-November

June & September have 1/2 sessions also available.
E. NAMED FELLOWSHIPS -- If you would like to be considered for one of our named fellowships, please indicate your eligibility.  Please note that YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED to fulfill any of these to be considered for a Core Residency.  While we continuously seek to provide stipends to offset travel/materials/expenses, at this time very few of these opportunities include that funding.
CHARM CITY FELLOW AND BEYOND: Awarded to TWO applicants yearly (any discipline), from MD, PA, D.C., NJ, VA & VI.  Preference given to Baltimore/BIPOC applicants. Includes travel stipend.
INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant annually who identifies as Native American. (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)
NANCY GRAVES FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant whose prior work is archive-based (or a creator with this desire) that "mines" the Nancy Graves Memorial Library collection at Steepletop as a site for research and inspiration for the creation of a unique piece.  (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)
VINCENT PRIZE FELLOW: Awarded to TWO applicants who identify as trans*/genderqueer; may include stipend, amount dependent on funding. (Specifically, creators whose gender is nonbinary and/or fluid as eligible for this Prize.) For more information, go to: NFG-VINCENT PRIZE
WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED/ASSEMBLED THE ABOVE — YOU ARE READY TO APPLY!
 

  1. Go to NONFICTION application form;
  2. SIGN IN and/or REGISTER;
  3. UPLOAD Artist Statement, Work Samples and Image List: click Add Files button, browse and select file on your computer and wait for upload to appear as completed;

      4.  ADD Contact Information: name, address, phone, email, preferred pronoun, gender, ethnicity;
      5. ADD Biographical Statement;                
      6. ADD Scheduling Preferences;               
      7. ENTER your payment information; and             
      8. PRESS the Click Here to Apply button.
DO NOT HIT SUBMIT UNTIL ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE UPLOADED.  If an issue comes up after submitting the application, email residency@millayarts.org to open up editing.
DEADLINES
MARCH 1 - 11:59pm EST — Submittable portal opens mid-November
          FOR RESIDENCIES: AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
OCTOBER 1 - 11:59 midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-April
          FOR RESIDENCIES: MARCH/APRIL/MAY/JUNE/JULY
RESIDENCY SCHEDULING
** In general, sessions are offered each month and last 3-1/2 weeks. We also offer 12-day sessions June & September. If you would like to be considered for a shorter residency, please include a note in the Contact information section of your application and state your preference.
Please note for 2023, 1st 2 weeks of September are not available.
SELECTION PROCESS
Jurors are invited as practicing professionals (local, regional and national critics, academics and artists) and/or alumni and change yearly. (If you apply for both rounds in a single year, your work will be seen by the same panel twice.)
Our jury process is BLIND to ensure that accepted resident’s work is judged wholly on merit: your name or other identifying information should be removed from submission statement and work sample (we assign numbers to all applications).
QUESTIONS? PROBLEMS?
technical support email: support@submittable.com
application support email:  residency@millayarts.org

Ends on $60.00
$60.00

FICTION WRITING
REQUIREMENTS
A. ARTIST STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font
Tell us about your work and what you would like to focus on while in residence. Jurors appreciate understanding who you are as a writer and about your creative process.
Please do NOT include your name or biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury). Your application will automatically be assigned a number.
B. WORK SAMPLES — TWENTY pages maximum, manuscript format: double-spaced, 11-12 point font
This can be works-in-progress, already published pieces, excerpts from longer works, a selection of short works: submit what you feel makes for the strongest and clearest example of your best work. If desired, you can add ONE additional page explaining any contexts for the work you feel are important for the jury to know. Please do NOT include biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).

  • ARTIST STATEMENT = PAGE ONE
  • WORK SAMPLES = PAGE TWO

C. BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font
In narrative form, third person (not CV), list relevant educational background and professional experience along with your accomplishments to date. Add a sentence or two as to how you found about/decided to apply to the Millay Arts.
D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see ** below for more information)
Choose up to three potential residency months/periods. Include preferences in Contact section of your application.
OCTOBER deadline applications/accepted candidates are scheduled between March-July; 

MARCH deadline applications/accepted candidates are scheduled for August-November

June & September have 1/2 sessions also available.
E. NAMED FELLOWSHIPS -- If you would like to be considered for one of our named fellowships, please indicate your eligibility.
Please note that YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED to fulfill any of these to be considered for a Core Residency. While we continuously seek to provide stipends to offset travel/materials/expenses, at this time very few of these opportunities include that funding.
CHARM CITY FELLOW AND BEYOND: Awarded to TWO applicants yearly (any discipline), from MD, PA, D.C., NJ, VA & VI. Preference given to Baltimore/BIPOC applicants. Includes travel stipend.
INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant annually who identifies as Native American. (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)
NANCY GRAVES FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant whose prior work is archive-based (or a creator with this desire) that "mines" the Nancy Graves Memorial Library collection at Steepletop as a site for research and inspiration for the creation of a unique piece. (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)
VINCENT PRIZE FELLOW: Awarded to TWO applicants who identify as trans*/genderqueer; may include stipend, amount dependent on funding. (Specifically, creators whose gender is nonbinary and/or fluid as eligible for this Prize.) For more information, go to: NFG-VINCENT PRIZE
WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED/ASSEMBLED THE ABOVE — YOU ARE READY TO APPLY!
 

  1. Go to FICTION application form;
  2. SIGN IN and/or REGISTER;
  3. UPLOAD Artist Statement, Work Samples and Image List: click Add Files button, browse and select file on your computer and wait for upload to appear as completed;

4. ADD Contact Information: name, address, phone, email, preferred pronoun, gender, ethnicity;
5. ADD Biographical Statement;
6. ADD Scheduling Preferences;
7. ENTER your payment information; and
8. PRESS the Click Here to Apply button.
DO NOT HIT SUBMIT UNTIL ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE UPLOADED. If an issue comes up after submitting the application, email residency@millayarts.org to open up editing.
DEADLINES
MARCH 1 - 11:59pm EST — Submittable portal opens mid-November
FOR RESIDENCIES: AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMB
OCTOBER 1 - 11:59 midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-April
FOR RESIDENCIES: MARCH/APRIL/MAY/JUNE/JULY
RESIDENCY SCHEDULING
** In general, sessions are offered each month and last 3-1/2 weeks. We also offer 12-day sessions June & September. If you would like to be considered for a shorter residency, please include a note in the Contact information section of your application and state your preference.
SELECTION PROCESS
Jurors are invited as practicing professionals (local, regional and national critics, academics and artists) and/or alumni and change yearly. (If you apply for both rounds in a single year, your work will be seen by the same panel twice.)
Our jury process is BLIND to ensure that accepted resident’s work is judged wholly on merit: your name or other identifying information should be removed from submission statement and work sample (we assign numbers to all applications).
QUESTIONS? PROBLEMS?
technical support email: support@submittable.com
application support email: residency@millayarts.org

Ends on $60.00
$60.00

POETRY
REQUIREMENTS
A. ARTIST STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font
Tell us about your work and what you would like to focus on while in residence. Jurors appreciate understanding who you are as a poet and about your creative process.
Please do NOT include your name or biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).  Your application will automatically be assigned a number.
B. WORK SAMPLES — 10 poems maximum, 15 pages total
The combination of poems, length, etc, is completely up to you.  If desired, you can add ONE additional page explaining any contexts for the work you feel are important for the jury to know. Please do NOT include biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).

  • ARTIST STATEMENT = PAGE ONE
  • WORK SAMPLES = PAGE TWO 

C. BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font
In narrative form, third person (not CV), list relevant educational background and professional experience along with your accomplishments to date. Add a sentence or two as to how you found about/decided to apply to the Millay Arts.
D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see ** below for more information)
Choose up to three potential residency months/periods. Include preferences in Contact section of your application.
OCTOBER deadline applications/accepted candidates are scheduled between April-July; 

MARCH deadline applications/accepted candidates are scheduled for August-November

June & September have 1/2 sessions also available.
E. NAMED FELLOWSHIPS -- If you would like to be considered for one of our named fellowships, please indicate your eligibility. Please note that YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED to fulfill any of these to be considered for a Core Residency. While we continuously seek to provide stipends to offset travel/materials/expenses, at this time very few of these opportunities include that funding.
CHARM CITY FELLOW AND BEYOND: Awarded to TWO applicants yearly (any discipline), from MD, PA, D.C., NJ, VA & VI. Preference given to Baltimore/BIPOC applicants. Includes travel stipend.
INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant annually who identifies as Native American. (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)
NANCY GRAVES FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant whose prior work is archive-based (or a creator with this desire) that "mines" the Nancy Graves Memorial Library collection at Steepletop as a site for research and inspiration for the creation of a unique piece. (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)
VINCENT PRIZE FELLOW: Awarded to TWO applicants who identify as trans*/genderqueer; may include stipend, amount dependent on funding. (Specifically, creators whose gender is nonbinary and/or fluid as eligible for this Prize.) For more information, go to: NFG-VINCENT PRIZE
WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED/ASSEMBLED THE ABOVE — YOU ARE READY TO APPLY!
 

  1. Go to POETRY application form;
  2. SIGN IN and/or REGISTER;
  3. UPLOAD Artist Statement, Work Samples and Image List: click Add Files button, browse and select file on your computer and wait for upload to appear as completed;

4. ADD Contact Information: name, address, phone, email, preferred pronoun, gender, ethnicity;
5. ADD Biographical Statement;
6. ADD Scheduling Preferences;
7. ENTER your payment information; and
8. PRESS the Click Here to Apply button.
DO NOT HIT SUBMIT UNTIL ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE UPLOADED. If an issue comes up after submitting the application, email residency@millayarts.org to open up editing.
DEADLINES
MARCH 1 - 11:59pm EST — Submittable portal opens mid-November
FOR RESIDENCIES: AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
OCTOBER 1 - 11:59 midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-April
FOR RESIDENCIES: MARCH/APRIL/MAY/JUNE/JULY
RESIDENCY SCHEDULING
** In general, sessions are offered each month and last 3-1/2 weeks. We also offer 12-day sessions June & September. If you would like to be considered for a shorter residency, please include a note in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of your application and state your preference.
SELECTION PROCESS
Jurors are invited as practicing professionals (local, regional and national critics, academics and artists) and/or alumni and change yearly. (If you apply for both rounds in a single year, your work will be seen by the same panel twice.)
Our jury process is BLIND to ensure that accepted resident’s work is judged wholly on merit: your name or other identifying information should be removed from submission statement and work sample (we assign numbers to all applications).
QUESTIONS? PROBLEMS?
Technical support email: support@submittable.com
Application support email: residency@millayarts.org
application support email: residency@millayarts.org

$60.00

PLAYWRITING
REQUIREMENTS
A. ARTIST STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font
Tell us about your work and what you would like to focus on while in residence. Jurors appreciate understanding who you are as a playwright and about your creative process.
Please do NOT include your name or biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury). Your application will automatically be assigned a number.
B. WORK SAMPLES — TWENTY pages maximum, standard industry format: double-spaced, 11-12 point font
This can be a work-in-progress, already published/performed play, excerpts from longer works, a selection of shorts: submit what you feel makes for the strongest and clearest example of your best work. If desired, you can add ONE additional page explaining any contexts for the work you feel are important for the jury to know. Please do NOT include biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).

  • ARTIST STATEMENT = PAGE ONE
  • WORK SAMPLES = PAGE TWO 

C. BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font
In narrative form, third person (not CV), list relevant educational background and professional experience along with your accomplishments to date. Add a sentence or two as to how you found about/decided to apply to the Millay Arts.
D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see ** below for more information)
One month.  June: Full or 1/2 session available.
Choose up to three potential residency months/periods. Include preferences in Contact section of your application.
OCTOBER deadline applications/accepted candidates are scheduled between April-July; 

MARCH deadline applications/accepted candidates are scheduled for August-November

June & September have 1/2 sessions also available.
E. NAMED FELLOWSHIPS -- If you would like to be considered for one of our named fellowships, please indicate your eligibility. Please note that YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED to fulfill any of these to be considered for a Core Residency. While we continuously seek to provide stipends to offset travel/materials/expenses, at this time very few of these opportunities include that funding.
CHARM CITY FELLOW AND BEYOND: Awarded to TWO applicants yearly (any discipline), from MD, PA, D.C., NJ, VA & VI. Preference given to Baltimore/BIPOC applicants. Includes travel stipend.
INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant annually who identifies as Native American. (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)
NANCY GRAVES FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant whose prior work is archive-based (or a creator with this desire) that "mines" the Nancy Graves Memorial Library collection at Steepletop as a site for research and inspiration for the creation of a unique piece. (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)
VINCENT PRIZE FELLOW: Awarded to TWO applicants who identify as trans*/genderqueer; may include stipend, amount dependent on funding. (Specifically, creators whose gender is nonbinary and/or fluid as eligible for this Prize.) For more information, go to: NFG-VINCENT PRIZE
WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED/ASSEMBLED THE ABOVE — YOU ARE READY TO APPLY!

  1. Go to PLAYWRITING application form;
  2. SIGN IN and/or REGISTER;
  3. UPLOAD Artist Statement, Work Samples and Image List: click Add Files button, browse and select file on your computer and wait for upload to appear as completed;

4. ADD Contact Information: name, address, phone, email, preferred pronoun, gender, ethnicity;
5. ADD Biographical Statement;
6. ADD Scheduling Preferences;
7. ENTER your payment information; and
8. PRESS the Click Here to Apply button.
DO NOT HIT SUBMIT UNTIL ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE UPLOADED. If an issue comes up after submitting the application, email residency@millayarts.org to open up editing.
DEADLINES
MARCH 1 - 11:59pm EST — Submittable portal opens mid-November
FOR RESIDENCIES: AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
OCTOBER 1 - 11:59 midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-April
FOR RESIDENCIES: MARCH/APRIL/MAY/JUNE/JUL
RESIDENCY SCHEDULING
** In general, sessions are offered each month and last 3-1/2 weeks. We also offer 12-day sessions June & September. If you would like to be considered for a shorter residency, please include a note in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of your application and state your preference.
SELECTION PROCESS
Jurors are invited as practicing professionals (local, regional and national critics, academics and artists) and/or alumni and change yearly. (If you apply for both rounds in a single year, your work will be seen by the same panel twice.)
Our jury process is BLIND to ensure that accepted resident’s work is judged wholly on merit: your name or other identifying information should be removed from submission statement and work sample (we assign numbers to all applications).
QUESTIONS? PROBLEMS?
Technical support email: support@submittable.com
Application support email: residency@millayarts.org

$60.00

SCREENWRITING
REQUIREMENTS
A. ARTIST STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font
Tell us about your work and what you would like to focus on while in residence. Jurors appreciate understanding who you are as a screenwriter and about your creative process. Please do NOT include your name or biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury). Your application will automatically be assigned a number.
B. WORK SAMPLES — TWENTY pages maximum, standard industry format: double-spaced, 11-12 point font
This can be a work-in-progress, already produced film, excerpts from longer work, a selection of shorts: submit what you feel makes for the strongest and clearest example of your best work. If desired, you can add ONE additional page explaining any contexts for the work you feel are important for the jury to know. Please do NOT include biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).

  • ARTIST STATEMENT = PAGE ONE
  • WORK SAMPLES = PAGE TWO 

C. BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font
In narrative form, third person (not CV), list relevant educational background and professional experience along with your accomplishments to date. Add a sentence or two as to how you found about/decided to apply to the Millay Arts.
D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see ** below for more information)
.
Choose up to three potential residency months/periods. Include preferences in Contact section of your application.
OCTOBER 1st deadline applications/accepted candidates are scheduled between March-July;\

MARCH 1st deadline applications/accepted candidates are scheduled for August-November

June & September have 1/2 sessions also available.
E. NAMED FELLOWSHIPS -- If you would like to be considered for one of our named fellowships, please indicate your eligibility. Please note that YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED to fulfill any of these to be considered for a Core Residency. While we continuously seek to provide stipends to offset travel/materials/expenses, at this time very few of these opportunities include that funding.
CHARM CITY FELLOW AND BEYOND: Awarded to TWO applicants yearly (any discipline), from MD, PA, D.C., NJ, VA & VI. Preference given to Baltimore/BIPOC applicants. Includes travel stipend.
INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant annually who identifies as Native American. (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)
NANCY GRAVES FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant whose prior work is archive-based (or a creator with this desire) that "mines" the Nancy Graves Memorial Library collection at Steepletop as a site for research and inspiration for the creation of a unique piece. (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)
VINCENT PRIZE FELLOW: Awarded to TWO applicants who identify as trans*/genderqueer; may include stipend, amount dependent on funding. (Specifically, creators whose gender is nonbinary and/or fluid as eligible for this Prize.) For more information, go to: NFG-VINCENT PRIZE
WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED/ASSEMBLED THE ABOVE — YOU ARE READY TO APPLY!

  1. Go to SCREENWRITING application form;
  2. SIGN IN and/or REGISTER;
  3. UPLOAD Artist Statement, Work Samples and Image List: click Add Files button, browse and select file on your computer and wait for upload to appear as completed;

4. ADD Contact Information: name, address, phone, email, preferred pronoun, gender, ethnicity;
5. ADD Biographical Statement;
6. ADD Scheduling Preferences;
7. ENTER your payment information; and
8. PRESS the Click Here to Apply button.
DO NOT HIT SUBMIT UNTIL ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE UPLOADED. If an issue comes up after submitting the application, email residency@millayarts.org to open up editing.
DEADLINES
MARCH 1 - 11:59pm EST — Submittable portal opens mid-November
FOR RESIDENCIES: AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
OCTOBER 1 - 11:59 midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-April
FOR RESIDENCIES: MARCH/APRIL/MAY/JUNE/JULY
RESIDENCY SCHEDULING
** In general, sessions are offered each month and last 3-1/2 weeks. We also offer 12-day sessions in June and September. If you would like to be considered for a shorter residency, please include a note in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of your application and state your preference.
SELECTION PROCESS
Jurors are invited as practicing professionals (local, regional and national critics, academics and artists) and/or alumni and change yearly. (If you apply for both rounds in a single year, your work will be seen by the same panel twice.)
Our jury process is BLIND to ensure that accepted resident’s work is judged wholly on merit: your name or other identifying information should be removed from submission statement and work sample (we assign numbers to all applications).
QUESTIONS? PROBLEMS?
Technical support email: support@submittable.com
Application support email: residency@millayarts.org

$60.00

COMPOSING
REQUIREMENTS
A. ARTIST STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font
Tell us about your work and what you would like to focus on while in residence. Jurors appreciate understanding who you are as a composer and about your creative process. Please do NOT include biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).
B. WORK SAMPLES — 2-3 compositions, 15 minutes maximum + up to 3 scores
MUSIC -- MP3 files are preferred, excerpts are fine;
SCORES -- must be in PDF format.  It is acceptable if you do not include a score with the application.
VIDEO -- Only if highly relevant to your work.  We cannot take high resolutions videos due to the upload time.  Low rez videos accepted up to 2 minutes.  Film score videos not accepted.
Please do NOT include your nam with the work sample. (due to our blind jury).
D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see ** AND *** for more information)
C. BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font
In narrative form, third person (not CV), list relevant educational background and professional experience along with your accomplishments to date. Add a sentence or two as to how you found about/decided to apply to the Millay Arts.
D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see ** below for more information)
Choose up to three potential residency months/periods. Include preferences in Contact section of your application.
OCTOBER deadline applications/accepted candidates are scheduled between April-July; 

MARCH deadline applications/accepted candidates are scheduled for August-November

June & September have 1/2 sessions also available.
E. NAMED FELLOWSHIPS -- If you would like to be considered for one of our named fellowships, please indicate your eligibility. Please note that YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED to fulfill any of these to be considered for a Core Residency. While we continuously seek to provide stipends to offset travel/materials/expenses, at this time very few of these opportunities include that funding.
CHARM CITY FELLOW AND BEYOND: Awarded to TWO applicants yearly (any discipline), from MD, PA, D.C., NJ, VA & VI. Preference given to Baltimore/BIPOC applicants. Includes travel stipend.
INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant annually who identifies as Native American. (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)
NANCY GRAVES FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant whose prior work is archive-based (or a creator with this desire) that "mines" the Nancy Graves Memorial Library collection at Steepletop as a site for research and inspiration for the creation of a unique piece. (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)
VINCENT PRIZE FELLOW: Awarded to TWO applicants who identify as trans*/genderqueer; may include stipend, amount dependent on funding. (Specifically, creators whose gender is nonbinary and/or fluid as eligible for this Prize.) For more information, go to: NFG-VINCENT PRIZE
WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED/ASSEMBLED THE ABOVE — YOU ARE READY TO APPLY!
 

  1. Go to COMPOSING application form;
  2. SIGN IN and/or REGISTER;
  3. UPLOAD Artist Statement, Work Samples and Image List: click Add Files button, browse and select file on your computer and wait for upload to appear as completed;

4. ADD Contact Information: name, address, phone, email, preferred pronoun, gender, ethnicity;
5. ADD Biographical Statement;
6. ADD Scheduling Preferences;
7. ENTER your payment information; and
8. PRESS the Click Here to Apply button.
DO NOT HIT SUBMIT UNTIL ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE UPLOADED. If an issue comes up after submitting the application, email residency@millayarts.org to open up editing.
DEADLINES
MARCH 1 - 11:59pm EST — Submittable portal opens mid-November
FOR RESIDENCIES: AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
OCTOBER 1 - 11:59 midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-April
FOR RESIDENCIES: MARCH/APRIL/MAY/JUNE/JULY
RESIDENCY SCHEDULING
** In general, sessions are offered each month and last 3-1/2 weeks. We also offer 12-day sessions June & September. If you would like to be considered for a shorter residency, please include a note in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of your application and state your preference.
SELECTION PROCESS
Jurors are invited as practicing professionals (local, regional and national critics, academics and artists) and/or alumni and change yearly. (If you apply for both rounds in a single year, your work will be seen by the same panel twice.)
Our jury process is BLIND to ensure that accepted resident’s work is judged wholly on merit: your name or other identifying information should be removed from submission statement and work sample (we assign numbers to all applications).
QUESTIONS? PROBLEMS?
Technical support email: support@submittable.com
Application support email: residency@millayarts.org



 

$60.00

VISUAL ARTS
  REQUIREMENTS
A. ARTIST STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font
  Tell us about your work and what you would like to focus on while in residence. Jurors appreciate understanding who you are as a visual artist and about your creative process. Please do NOT include your name or biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).  Your application will automatically be assigned a number.
B. WORK SAMPLES — Up to SIX work samples (JPG/TIFF/GIFF) of INDIVIDUAL PIECES
  You may include up to THREE additional detail/installation shots (JPG/TIFF/GIFF)
  Please include an IMAGE LIST with title, dimensions, date and medium -- ONE page maximum.
  For video/installations/performances/sound works: FIVE minutes maximum.  Video must be uploaded, no links to websites, youtube or vimeo will be accepted. We do not have specifics on video resolutions, but prefer lower resolutions due to upload time.
  Note:  There is a darkroom available on the campus for photographers.
C. BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font
  In narrative form, third person (not CV), list relevant educational background and professional experience along with your accomplishments to date. Add a sentence or two as to how you found about/decided to apply to the Millay Arts.
D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see ** below for more information)
  Choose up to three potential residency months/periods. Include preferences in Contact section of your application.
OCTOBER deadline applications/accepted candidates are scheduled between March-July; 

MARCH deadline applications/accepted candidates are scheduled for August-November

June & September have 1/2 sessions also available.
E. NAMED FELLOWSHIPS -- If you would like to be considered for one of our named fellowships, please indicate your eligibility. Please note that YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED to fulfill any of these to be considered for a Core Residency. While we continuously seek to provide stipends to offset travel/materials/expenses, at this time very few of these opportunities include that funding.
CHARM CITY FELLOW AND BEYOND: Awarded to TWO applicants yearly (any discipline), from MD, PA, D.C., NJ, VA & VI. Preference given to Baltimore/BIPOC applicants. Includes travel stipend.
INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant annually who identifies as Native American. (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)
NANCY GRAVES FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant whose prior work is archive-based (or a creator with this desire) that "mines" the Nancy Graves Memorial Library collection at Steepletop as a site for research and inspiration for the creation of a unique piece. (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)
VINCENT PRIZE FELLOW: Awarded to TWO applicants who identify as trans*/genderqueer; may include stipend, amount dependent on funding. (Specifically, creators whose gender is nonbinary and/or fluid as eligible for this Prize.) For more information, go to: NFG-VINCENT PRIZE
WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED/ASSEMBLED THE ABOVE — YOU ARE READY TO APPLY!
 

  1. Go to VISUAL ARTS application form;
  2. SIGN IN and/or REGISTER;
  3. UPLOAD Artist Statement, Work Samples and Image List: click Add Files button, browse and select file on your computer and wait for upload to appear as completed;

4. ADD Contact Information: name, address, phone, email, preferred pronoun, gender, ethnicity.  Include your preferred residency sessions.
  5. ADD Biographical Statement;
  6. ADD Scheduling Preferences;
  7. ENTER your payment information; and
  8. PRESS the Click Here to Apply button.
  DO NOT HIT SUBMIT UNTIL ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE UPLOADED. If an issue comes up after submitting the application, email residency@millayarts.org to open up editing.
DEADLINES
  MARCH 1 - 11:59pm EST — Submittable portal opens mid-November
  FOR RESIDENCIES: AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
  OCTOBER 1 - 11:59 midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-April
  FOR RESIDENCIES: MARCH/APRIL/MAY/JUNE/JULY
RESIDENCY SCHEDULING
  ** In general, sessions are offered each month and last 3-1/2 weeks. We also offer 12-day sessions June & September.. If you would like to be considered for a shorter residency, please include a note in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of your application and state your preference.
SELECTION PROCESS
  Jurors are invited as practicing professionals (local, regional and national critics, academics and artists) and/or alumni and change yearly. (If you apply for both rounds in a single year, your work will be seen by the same panel twice.)
  Our jury process is BLIND to ensure that accepted resident’s work is judged wholly on merit: your name or other identifying information should be removed from submission statement and work sample (we assign numbers to all applications).
  QUESTIONS? PROBLEMS?
  Technical support email: support@submittable.com
  Application support email: residency@millayarts.org



 

$60.00

GROUP RESIDENCY-- UP TO SEVEN PARTICIPANTS

We offer one five-day residencies for groups with 3-7 participants annually.  

This is available to all disciplines, including trans- and multi-disciplinary projects as well as for established collectives.  

REQUIREMENTS: SUBMIT A SINGLE APPLICATION

A. ARTIST STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font

Please include a project description of the proposed activity while in residence (whether creating new work, or revising/reviving/past projects/performances or first-time collaboration explorations).

B. WORK SAMPLES — From entire group and/or each individual participant

COMBINE THE ABOVE INTO A SINGLE DOCUMENT: 

  • ARTIST STATEMENT = PAGE ONE
  • WORK SAMPLES = PAGE TWO 

C. BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font

Please include the history of the collaboration/collective.  List relevant educational background and professional experience along with any accomplishments to date. Add a sentence or two as to how you found about/decided to apply to the Millay Colony (for administrative purposes).


WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED/ASSEMBLED THE ABOVE,  YOU ARE READY TO APPLY!

  1. Go to GROUP application form;
  2. Sign in and/or Register;
  3. Upload Artist Statement/Work Samples as ONE DOCUMENT. Click the Add Files button, browse and select file on your computer and wait for upload to appear as completed.

     4.  Add Contact Information for key member of group;

     5. Add Biographical Statement;     

     6. Add Scheduling Preferences;   

     7. Enter your payment information;      

     8.  Press the Click Here to Apply button.

DO NOT HIT SUBMIT UNTIL ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE UPLOADED. 

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EDIT ONCE SUBMITTED.


DEADLINE

MARCH 1, 12am midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-November          

SELECTION PROCESS

Jurors are invited as practicing professionals (local, regional and national critics, academics and artists) and/or alumni and change yearly.

Our jury process is BLIND to ensure that accepted resident’s work is judged wholly on merit: your name or other identifying information should be removed from submission statement and work sample (we assign numbers to all applications). 

QUESTIONS? PROBLEMS?

technical support email: support@submittable.com

application support email: residency@millaycolony.org

MILLAY ARTS