MILLAY ARTS RESIDENCIES

 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, bus, airports is easily arranged.

From April through November, Millay Arts invites 6-7 multidisciplinary artists for month-long stays at Steepletop, the historic estate of poet/activist Edna St. Vincent Millay. (We also have two-week residencies in June and September and a residency for collectives (3-7 participants) in December.) 

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 a $150 nonrefundable deposit; and
  • Our new Steepletop Residency, offered to those with academic/creative projects, selected by staff, is not subsidized.  If invited to participate, the fee is $3000.


CORE RESIDENCY

FULLY-SUBSIDIZED MONTH-LONG STAYS: APRIL-NOVEMBER

FULLY-SUBSIDIZED TWO-WEEK STAYS: JUNE & SEPTEMBER

FULLY-SUBSIDIZED 5-7 DAY STAYS FOR COLLECTIVES: DECEMBER

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 

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

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

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

APPLICATION FEE

$40

LATE APPLICATION FEE

$60

COST TO RESIDENT

$150 non-refundable deposit

SCHEDULING

April-November sessions are @3-1/2 weeks.

Some June and September sessions are @12 days.

Once selected, please inform us of your scheduling preferences: (SESSION I/April-July) or (SESSION II/August-November).

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

FOR PARENTS: If you have children under the age of 18 living with you, please let us know in your contact information if you would like to be considered for a shorter 5-7 day residency in June or September. When funding allows, a stipend is included. Residents who are writers receive an annual membership to Pen Parentis; unfortunately at this time we cannot include/invite children.

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.

COLLABORATIVES

(2 RESIDENTS)

Each prospective resident should submit an individual application and also make note of your collaborator’s name in your submission in your CONTACT INFORMATION.

COLLECTIVES

(3-7 RESIDENTS)

MARCH DEADLINE ONLY

We offer ONE residency annually for collectives, open to all disciplines, 5-7 days (December OR March).

To apply, please submit ONE application that includes an Artist Statement along with a Project Description of Proposed Activity (whether creating new work, revising/reviving/past projects/performances, exploring new partnerships, etc.).

Please submit Work Samples from multiple members of the collective, along with biographical information that includes the history of the collective including prior works and/or professional accomplishments.

Please note we also have stays available during our Wintertide Rustic Retreat, December 10th-March 25th for a reduced fee.

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 succesful applicant. 

ASIAN AMERICAN WRITERS WORKSHOP-THE MARGIN FELLOWS: These FOUR fellowships are awarded directly through the AAWW through their annual Margins Fellowship for emerging Asian American writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Learn more about the Margins Fellowship here.

CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant annually that resides in/around Philadelphia. Stipend may be offered dependent on funding.

CAVE CANEM FELLOW: Awarded to TWO poetry applicants (who identify as BIPOC) annually. Stipend may be offered dependent on funding.

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

INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to TWO applicants annually who identify as Native American. Stipend may be offered dependent on funding.

MID-ATLANTIC ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to FIVE applicants annually who reside in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Virginia or the U.S. Virgin Islands; includes travel stipend (paid directly by MAAF).

NANCY GRAVES FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant whose project/work is archive-based and wishes to "mine" the Nancy Graves Memorial Library collection at Steepletop as a site for research and inspiration for the creation of a unique piece. Stipend may be offered dependent on funding.

PARENT/CREATOR FELLOW: Awarded to TWO applicants annually who have children living at home under the age of 18 years old; includes one year membership to Pen Parentis for writers and invitation to contribute to online blogs. Stipend may be offered dependent on funding.

ROSCOE LEE BROWN FELLOW: Awarded to ONE poetry applicant who identifies as BIPOC. Stipend may be offered dependent on funding.

VINCENT PRIZE FELLOW Awarded to TWO applicants who identify as trans*/genderqueer. Stipend may be offered dependent on funding.

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


STEEPLETOP RESIDENCY

UNSUBSIDIZED MONTH-LONG STAYS: APRIL-NOVEMBER

DESCRIPTION

Introduced in 2021, the Steepletop Residency provides the full “Millay experience” for those who wish to forego 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)..

DEADLINE

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

APPLICATION FEE

$40

COST TO RESIDENT

$3,000

SCHEDULING

April-November.

SELECTION PROCESS

Millay Arts Co-Directors.

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 $3000.  

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.   

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.

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. Please do NOT include biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).

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 (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 Colony.

D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see **  AND *** for more information)

Choose up to TWO potential residency months/periods.  

REMEMBER: OCTOBER applications/accepted candidates are scheduled between May-July; MARCH applications/accepted candidates are scheduled for August-October.

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: Awarded to ONE applicant (any discipline) who identifies as BIPOC and who is based in the Baltimore area. (Includes travel stipend of $150.)

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.)

MID-ATLANTIC ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to FIVE applicants annually who reside in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Virginia or the U.S. Virgin Islands; includes travel stipend (paid by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation). 

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.)

PARENT/CREATOR FELLOW: Awarded to FOUR applicants annually who have children living at home under the age of 18 years old; includes one-year membership to Pen Parentis. (See *** for other scheduling options.)  (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)

SEEMA YASMIN FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant who identifies as BIPOC and female.  (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@millaycolony.org to open up editing.


DEADLINES 

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

          FOR RESIDENCIES: AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

OCTOBER 1, 12am midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-April

          FOR RESIDENCIES: MAY/JUNE/JULY

COLLABORATIVE RESIDENCIES/TWO OR MORE MEMBERS

Each individual member should submit an application. For clarity, please note your partnership with the other applicant in your submission.

RESIDENCY SCHEDULING

** In general, sessions are offered each month and last 3-1/2 weeks. We also offer TWO 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 for: (a) SESSION 1 (JUNE) or (b) SESSION II (SEPTEMBER). 

*** We are exploring other options and are including a residency period devoted to a parent/artist cohort and are excited to partner with Pen Parentis on this initiative. At this time, we will offer sessions ranging from 5-12 days from June-September (most likely). If you would like to be considered for this residency, please include a note in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of your application and state your preference (to be considered, children living at home may not be older than 18 years of age). 

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@millaycolony.org

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 biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).

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

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 Colony.

D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see **  AND *** for more information) 

Choose up to TWO potential residency months/periods.  

REMEMBER:  OCTOBER applications/accepted candidates are scheduled between May-July; MARCH applications/accepted candidates are scheduled for August-October.

E. NAMED FELLOWSHIPS -- If you would like to be considered for one of our 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: Awarded to ONE applicant (any discipline) who identifies as BIPOC and who is based in the Baltimore area. (Includes travel stipend of $150.)

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.)

MID-ATLANTIC ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to FIVE applicants annually who reside in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Virginia or the U.S. Virgin Islands; includes travel stipend (paid by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation). 

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.)

PARENT/CREATOR FELLOW: Awarded to FOUR applicants annually who have children living at home under the age of 18 years old; includes one-year membership to Pen Parentis for those living in/around NYC. (See *** for other scheduling options.)  (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)

SEEMA YASMIN FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant who identifies as BIPOC and female.  (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

We ask for identifying information in the application's CONTACT information for administrative and funding purposes only.

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@millaycolony.org to open up editing.


DEADLINES 

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

FOR RESIDENCIES: AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

OCTOBER 1, 12am midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-April          

FOR RESIDENCIES: MAY/JUNE/JULY


COLLABORATIVE RESIDENCIES/TWO OR MORE MEMBERS

Each individual member should submit an application. For clarity, please note your partnership with the other applicant in your submission.

RESIDENCY SCHEDULING

** In general, sessions are offered each month and last 3-1/2 weeks. We also offer TWO 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 for: (a) SESSION 1 (JUNE) or (b) SESSION II (SEPTEMBER). 

*** We are exploring other options and are including a residency period devoted to a parent/artist cohort and are excited to partner with Pen Parentis on this initiative. At this time, we will offer sessions ranging from 5-12 days from June-September (most likely). If you would like to be considered for this residency, please include a note in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of your application and state your preference (to be considered, children living at home may not be older than 18 years of age). 

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.) Past and present juries will listed on our new website--coming soon!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

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 biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).

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

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 Colony.

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

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 Colony.

D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see **  AND *** for more information)

Choose up to TWO potential residency months/periods.  

REMEMBER: OCTOBER applications/accepted candidates are scheduled between May-July; MARCH applications/accepted candidates are scheduled for August-October.

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.

CAVE CANEM FELLOW: Awarded to TWO poetry applicants annually who identify as BIPOC.  (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)

CHARM CITY FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant (any discipline) who identifies as BIPOC and who is based in the Baltimore area. (Includes travel stipend of $150.)

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.)

MID-ATLANTIC ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to FIVE applicants annually who reside in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Virginia or the U.S. Virgin Islands; includes travel stipend (paid by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation). 

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.)

PARENT/CREATOR FELLOW: Awarded to FOUR applicants annually who have children living at home under the age of 18 years old; includes one-year membership to Pen Parentis for those living in/around NYC. (See *** for other scheduling options.)  (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)

ROSCOE LEE BROWNE FELLOW: Awarded to ONE poetry applicant who identifies as BIPOC . (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)

SEEMA YASMIN FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant who identifies as BIPOC and female.  (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@millaycolony.org to open up editing.


DEADLINES 

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

          FOR RESIDENCIES IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

OCTOBER 1, 12am midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-April          

          FOR RESIDENCIES IN APRIL/MAY/JUNE/JULY


COLLABORATIVE RESIDENCIES/TWO MEMBERS OR MORE:

Each individual member should submit an application. For clarity, please note your partnership with the other applicant in your submission.

RESIDENCY SCHEDULING

** In general, sessions are offered each month and last 3-1/2 weeks. We also offer TWO 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 for: (a) SESSION 1 (JUNE) or (b) SESSION II (SEPTEMBER). 

*** We are exploring other options and are including a residency period devoted to a parent/artist cohort and are excited to partner with Pen Parentis on this initiative. At this time, we will offer sessions ranging from 5-12 days from June-September (most likely). If you would like to be considered for this residency, please include a note in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of your application and state your preference (to be considered, children may not be older than 18 years of age). 

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@millaycolony.org

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 biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).

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

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 Colony.

D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see ** AND *** for more information)

Choose TWO potential residency months/periods.  

REMEMBER: OCTOBER applications/accepted candidates are scheduled between May-July; MARCH applications/accepted candidates are scheduled for August-October.

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: Awarded to ONE applicant (any discipline) who identifies as BIPOC and who is based in the Baltimore area. (Includes travel stipend of $150.)

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.)

MID-ATLANTIC ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to FIVE applicants annually who reside in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Virginia or the U.S. Virgin Islands; includes travel stipend (paid by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation). 

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.)

PARENT/CREATOR FELLOW: Awarded to FOUR applicants annually who have children living at home under the age of 18 years old; includes one-year membership to Pen Parentis. (See *** for other scheduling options.)  (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)

SEEMA YASMIN FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant who identifies as BIPOC and female.  (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

We ask for identifying information in the application's CONTACT information for administrative and funding purposes only.

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@millaycolony.org to open up editing.


DEADLINES

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

        FOR RESIDENCIES IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

OCTOBER 1, 12am midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-April          

        FOR RESIDENCIES IN APRIL/MAY/JUNE/JULY


COLLABORATIVE RESIDENCIES/TWO OR MORE MEMBERS:

Each individual should submit an application. For clarity, please note your partnership with the other applicant in your submission.


RESIDENCY SCHEDULING

** In general, sessions are offered each month and last 3-1/2 weeks. We also offer TWO 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 for: (a) SESSION 1 (JUNE) or (b) SESSION II (SEPTEMBER). 

*** We are exploring other options and are including a residency period devoted to a parent/artist cohort and are excited to partner with Pen Parentis on this initiative. At this time, we will offer sessions ranging from 5-12 days from June-September (most likely). If you would like to be considered for this residency, please include a note in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of your application and state your preference (to be considered, children may not be older than 18 years of age). 

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@millaycolony.org

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 biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).

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

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 Colony.

D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see ** AND *** for more information)

Choose TWO potential residency months/periods.  

REMEMBER: OCTOBER applications/accepted candidates are scheduled between May-July; MARCH applications/accepted candidates are scheduled for August-October.

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: Awarded to ONE applicant (any discipline) who identifies as BIPOC and who is based in the Baltimore area. (Includes travel stipend of $150.)

HBUC FELLOW: Awarded to ONE screenwriting/filmmaking-Visual Arts applicant who is a graduate of an Historic Black University and/or College.  (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)

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.)

MID-ATLANTIC ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to FIVE applicants annually who reside in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Virginia or the U.S. Virgin Islands; includes travel stipend (paid by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation). 

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.)

PARENT/CREATOR FELLOW: Awarded to FOUR applicants annually who have children living at home under the age of 18 years old; includes one-year membership to Pen Parentis for those living in/around NYC. (See *** for other scheduling options.)  (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)

SEEMA YASMIN FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant who identifies as BIPOC and female.  (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@millaycolony.org to open up editing.

DEADLINES

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

           FOR RESIDENCIES IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

OCTOBER 1, 12am midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-April                  

           FOR RESIDENCIES IN APRIL/MAY/JUNE/JULY


COLLABORATIVE RESIDENCIES-TWO MEMBERS OR MORE

Each individual should submit an application. For clarity, please note your partnership with the other applicant in your submission.

RESIDENCY SCHEDULING

** In general, sessions are offered each month and last 3-1/2 weeks. We also offer TWO 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 for: (a) SESSION 1 (JUNE) or (b) SESSION II (SEPTEMBER). 

*** We are exploring other options and are including a residency period devoted to a parent/artist cohort and are excited to partner with Pen Parentis on this initiative. At this time, we will offer sessions ranging from 5-12 days from June-September (most likely). If you would like to be considered for this residency, please include a note in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of your application and state your preference (to be considered, children living at home may not be older than 18 years of age). 

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@millaycolony.org

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; 

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 biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury). 

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

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 Colony.

D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see ** AND *** for more information)

Choose Two potential residency months/periods.  

REMEMBER: OCTOBER applications/accepted candidates are scheduled between May-July; MARCH applications/accepted candidates are scheduled for August-October.

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: Awarded to ONE applicant (any discipline) who identifies as BIPOC and who is based in the Baltimore area. (Includes travel stipend of $150.)

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.)

MID-ATLANTIC ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to FIVE applicants annually who reside in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Virginia or the U.S. Virgin Islands; includes travel stipend (paid by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation). 

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.)

PARENT/CREATOR FELLOW: Awarded to FOUR applicants annually who have children living at home under the age of 18 years old; includes one-year membership to Pen Parentis for those living in/around NYC. (See *** for other scheduling options.)  (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)

SEEMA YASMIN FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant who identifies as BIPOC and female.  (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: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EDIT ONCE SUBMITTED. 


DEADLINES

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

        FOR RESIDENCIES IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

OCTOBER 1, 12am midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-April                  

       FOR RESIDENCIES IN APRIL/MAY/JUNE/JULY


COLLABORATIVE RESIDENCIES-TWO OR MORE MEMBERS:

Each individual should submit an application. For clarity, please note your partnership with the other applicant in your submission.

RESIDENCY SCHEDULING

** In general, sessions are offered each month and last 3-1/2 weeks. We also offer TWO 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 for: (a) SESSION 1 (JUNE) or (b) SESSION II (SEPTEMBER). 

*** We are exploring other options and are including a residency period devoted to a parent/artist cohort and are excited to partner with Pen Parentis on this initiative. At this time, we will offer sessions ranging from 5-12 days from June-September (most likely). If you would like to be considered for this residency, please include a note in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of your application and state your preference (to be considered, children may not be older than 18 years of age). 

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@millaycolony.org

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 biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).

NOTE: if you are a photographer, we DO have a B&W darkroom available for your use.

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.

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

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 Colony.

D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see **  AND *** for more information)

Choose up to TWO potential residency months/periods.  

REMEMBER: OCTOBER applications/accepted candidates are scheduled between May-July; MARCH applications/accepted candidates are scheduled for August-October.

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: Awarded to ONE applicant (any discipline) who identifies as BIPOC and who is based in the Baltimore area. (Includes travel stipend of $150.)

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.)

MID-ATLANTIC ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to FIVE applicants annually who reside in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Virginia or the U.S. Virgin Islands; includes travel stipend (paid by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation). 

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.)

PARENT/CREATOR FELLOW: Awarded to FOUR applicants annually who have children living at home under the age of 18 years old.  (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)  If you would like to be considered for this residency, please include a note in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of your application and state your preference (to be considered, children living at home may not be older than 18 years of age). 

SEEMA YASMIN FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant who identifies as BIPOC and female.  (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;  

      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@millaycolony.org to open up editing.


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

          FOR RESIDENCIES IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

OCTOBER 1, 12am midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-April                    

          FOR RESIDENCIES IN APRIL/MAY/JUNE/JULY


COLLABORATIVE RESIDENCIES/TWO OR MORE : Each individual should submit an application. For clarity, please note your partnership with the other applicant in your submission.

RESIDENCY SCHEDULING

** In general, sessions are offered each month and last 3-1/2 weeks. We also offer TWO 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 for: (a) SESSION 1 (JUNE) or (b) SESSION II (SEPTEMBER). 

*** We are exploring other options and are including a residency period devoted to a parent/artist cohort and are excited to partner with Pen Parentis on this initiative. At this time, we will offer sessions ranging from 5-12 days from June-September (most likely). If you would like to be considered for this residency, please include a note in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of your application and state your preference (to be considered, children living at home may not be older than 18 years of age). 

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@millaycolony.org

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