Each year Millay Colony for the Arts invites up to 62 individuals for residencies through the colony's application process.  

Application Deadlines: We have 2 yearly deadlines:

October 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the following year of April, May, June & July residency sessions. The online system for the October 1st deadline opens early June.

March 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the same calendar year of the August, September, October & November sessions. The online system for the March 1st deadline opens early November. 

Residency sessions are held each month from April through November, usually lasting around 3 1/2 weeks, with 2 twelve-day sessions also available in June & September.  

In each discipline, decisions are made by juries of artists, critics and academics. Your work is presented anonymously to the jury and is considered solely on the merit of your artist statement and work sample. Please keep these factors in mind as you prepare your application. It is very important that you do not include your name anywhere on your artist statement or work samples as you may be disqualified if they are within the body of work shown to the jurors.  Your application will instead be assigned a number by the administration.

CAREFULLY REVIEW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE DISCIPLINE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

Along with individual applications instructions within each discipline are the additional residency options:

Collaborations
Each member of the team will need to apply individually, submitting separate applications, fees, artist’s statements and only one work sample if applying in the same discipline. If collaborating in two different disciplines, apply using individual work samples. Each discipline will be viewed by its own jury.

Twelve-day residencies
To accommodate artists not able to attend the full residency,  twelve-day sessions are available in June & September. 

TO APPLY: The application process for the twelve-day residencies is the same as that for the 3 1/2 week residencies. Apply under your discipline, include a note in the contact info section of your application of your preference for either the first half of the session (Session 1), or the second half of the residency (Session 2), available in June & September.  (The exact dates for those sessions are determined each year after the Oct 1st deadline.)


Group Residency
Millay Colony awards one four to five day Group Residency each year to a group of between 3-7 collaborating artists. This is available to any artist group, including writers, musicians and bands, dance troupes, galleries, etc, or simply individuals collaborating on a project. The residency may be also used to support the creation and dissemination of new or revived art works.

TO APPLY: The basis for the application are work samples of individuals within the group , a statement detailing the history of the collaboration or organization, and a project description describing the proposed activities if invited to a residency.

Virtual Residency
Millay Colony will assign one Virtual Residency per year; specifically for working artists and/or artists with children who can not spend prolonged time away from home but can benefit from the support of a residency in modified form. 

To qualify, the 'Virtual Resident' must participate in one of The Millay Colony's month-long residencies, staying at the colony for a minimum stay of five nights & days, with the intent to continue specific work at home during the rest of the residency month.   Please note that we cannot accommodate other family members, including infant children at the colony during the residency.   A $1,000 stipend will be given to assist in securing time off/childcare/travel to & from the colony.

TO APPLY: Apply under your discipline, noting on application your preference for the virtual residency and which month preferred.

If you have any technical problems or questions with this process, don't hesitate to contact our software vendor's support team:
Email: support@submittable.com

Ends on October 1, 2017$35.00
$35.00

Applying to a Nonfiction Millay Colony Residency

You can download or print these instructions here:
http://www.submittable.com/pdfs/millay/nonfiction.pdf

Application Deadlines: We have 2 yearly deadlines:

October 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the April, May, June & July residency sessions. The online system for the October 1st deadline opens early March.

March 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the August, September, October & November sessions. The online system for the March 1st deadline opens early November. 

Residency sessions are held each month from April through November, most lasting around 3 1/2 weeks, with twelve-day sessions also available in June & September.  

In each discipline, decisions are made by juries of artists, critics and academics. Your work is presented anonymously to the jury and is considered solely on the merit of your artist statement and work sample. Please keep these factors in mind as you prepare your application. It is very important that you do NOT include your name anywhere on your artist statement or work samples as you may be disqualified if they are within the body of work shown to the jurors.  Your application will be assigned a number once it is complete & uploaded to our system.

What you will need to prepare before beginning the application process:

Artist Statement: In a one page Word document, write about your work, yourself and your current thinking about what you’d like to accomplish at Millay Colony as clearly and concisely as possible. The jurors want to get a sense of who you are as a writer and your creative process. This will help in making final decisions.  Statement can be single-spaced.
Do not include and biographical or identifying information in your Artist Statement, including your name or contact info. Doing so could disqualify your application.

Work Sample: Create a Work Sample of 20 pages or less in manuscript format. Work samples can be work-in-progress or already published work; whatever you feel will make for the strongest application.  It can also include several short pieces or sections of writing as long as they do not go over the 20 page limit.  You are allowed one additional cover page to explain the context of the writing sample for the jury. Manuscripts must be double spaced, using an 11 or 12 pt. Font.
Do not include and biographical or identifying information in your Work Sample. Make certain your name is not on any of the work sample pages.

Combine your Artist Statement and Work Sample into a single document. Make sure the Artist Statement is on page 1 and the Work Sample starts on Page 2. Save the document as a PDF, making sure your name is not anywhere within the body of your work, including the subject box of the document.

Biographical Statement & Preferred Residency Dates: Write up to 2 paragraphs listing relevant professional accomplishments such as awards, published works, etc.  No CV's please, they will not be considered as a bio statement.  Also, tell us how you heard of the Millay Colony. This is for the administrative files and will not be seen by jury members.  

Let us know if you're applying for consideration to the following fellowships; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Cave Canem, or The Sustainable Arts Foundation (supporting parents in the arts).

The October 1st deadline is for residencies from April-July, with a March 1st deadline for residencies August-November.  Two-week residencies are also available in June & September.  After your biographical statement, denote (in order of preference) the months/sessions you are available to come to the Colony. Include any comments regarding availability.

When you have all of the materials prepared and you are ready to apply:

1. Go to the Nonfiction Application Form located here:
http://millaycolony.submittable.com/submit/4656

2. Register (or sign-in if you already have a Submittable account).

3. Upload the Artist Statement & Work Sample files. Click the Add Files button, browse to the file on your machine and wait for it to upload. Repeat until all files are listed on the form.

4. Add the Contact Info, Biographical Statement, and Preferred Residency Dates. On the same screen, there will be a large text field labeled Biographical Statement. Enter your prepared contact info as requested, including name, address, email, phone number, gender, date of birth, ethnic background, plus the 2 paragraph biographical statement and your preferred residency dates.  

Please note that we welcome all artists, whatever their ethnicity, age or gender; our decisions are based solely on the work submitted.   

5. Enter your payment information.

6. Click the "Click Here To Apply" button. It is important that you do not click the “Click Here To Apply” button until all of the required documents are uploaded to the form. You will not be able to edit your application once it has been submitted.

Tech Questions/Problems? Email Submittable Support at support@submittable.com
Application Submission Questions? Email Millay Colony at apply@millaycolony.org

Ends on October 1, 2017$35.00
$35.00

Applying to a Fiction Millay Colony Residency

You can download or print these instructions here:
http://www.submittable.com/pdfs/millay/fiction.pdf

Application Deadlines: We have 2 yearly deadlines:

October 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the April, May, June & July residency sessions. The online system for the October 1st deadline opens early March.

March 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the August, September, October & November sessions. The online system for the March 1st deadline opens early November. 

Residency sessions are held each month from April through November, most lasting around 3 1/2 weeks, with 12 day sessions also available in June & September. 

In each discipline, decisions are made by juries of artists, critics and academics. Your work is presented anonymously to the jury and is considered solely on the merit of your artist statement and work sample. Please keep these factors in mind as you prepare your application. It is very important that you do NOT include your name anywhere on your artist statement or work samples as you may be disqualified if they are within the body of work shown to the jurors.  Your application will be assigned a number once you complete your application.

What you will need to prepare before beginning the application process:

Artist Statement: In a one page Word document, write about your work, yourself and your current thinking about what you’d like to accomplish at Millay Colony as clearly and concisely as possible. The jurors want to get a sense of  you as a writer and your creative process. This will help in making final decisions. Statement can be single-spaced.

For the artist statement do not include your name, contact info, specific awards, names of published works, or other identifying information 

Work Sample: Create a Work Sample of 20 pages or less in manuscript format. Work samples can be work in progress or already published work; whatever you feel will make for the strongest application. They can also include several short pieces or sections of writing as long as they do not go over the 20 page limit.  You are allowed one extra cover page to explain to the jury on the context of the writing sample.  Manuscripts must be double spaced, using an 11 or 12 pt. Font.
Do not include and biographical or identifying information in your Work Sample. Make certain your name is not on any of the work sample pages.

Combine your Artist Statement and Work Sample into a single document. Make sure the Artist Statement is on page 1 and the Work Sample starts on Page 2. Make sure your name is not on anywhere within the body of your work, including the subject box of the document.

Biographical Statement & Preferred Residency Dates: Write up to 2 paragraphs listing any relevant professional accomplishments such as awards, published works, etc. No CV's please, they will not be considered as a bio statement.  Also, tell us how you heard of the Millay Colony. This is for the administrative file and will not be seen by the jury members.  

Let us know if you're applying for consideration to the following fellowships: Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Cave Canem, or The Sustainable Arts Foundation (supporting parents in the arts).

The October 1st deadline is for residencies from April-July, with a March 1st deadline for residencies August-November.  Twelve-day residencies also available in June & September.  

After your biographical statement, denote (in order of preference) those months/sessions for which you would be available to come to the Colony. Include any comments regarding availability. Please note that we cannot guarantee months.

When you have all of the materials prepared and you are ready to apply:

1. Go to the Fiction application form located here:
http://millaycolony.submittable.com/submit/4657

2. Register (or sign-in if you already have a Submittable account)

3. Upload the Artist Statement & Work Sample files. Click the Add Files button, browse to the file on your machine and wait for it to upload. Repeat until all files are listed on the form.

4. Add the Contact Info, Biographical Statement and Preferred Residency Dates. On the same screen, there will be a text field labeled Biographical Statement. Enter your prepared contact info as requested, including name, address, email, phone number, gender, ethnic background, date of birth, plus the 2 paragraph biographical statement and your preferred residency dates.  

Please note that we welcome all artists, whatever their ethnicity, age or gender; our decisions are based solely on the work submitted.  

5. Enter your payment information.

6. Click the "Click Here To Apply" button. It is important that you do not click the “Click Here To Apply” button until all of the required documents are uploaded to the form. Make sure your name is not within the subject heading of your saved file. You will not be able to edit your application once it has been submitted.

Tech Questions/Problems? Email Submittable Support at support@submittable.com
Application Submission Questions? Email Millay Colony at apply@millaycolony.org

Ends on October 1, 2017$35.00
$35.00

Applying to a Poetry Millay Colony Residency


 You can download or print these instructions here:

http://www.submittable.com/pdfs/millay/poetry.pdf

Application Deadlines: We have 2 yearly deadlines:

October 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the April, May, June & July residency sessions. The online system for the October 1st deadline opens early March.

March 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the August, September, October & November sessions. The online system for the March 1st deadline opens early November. 

Residency sessions are held each month from April through November, most lasting around 3 1/2 weeks, with twelve-day sessions also available in June & September.   

In each discipline, decisions are made by juries of artists, critics and academics. Your work is presented anonymously to the jury and is considered solely on the merit of your artist statement and work sample. Please keep these factors in mind as you prepare your application. It is very important that you do NOT include your name anywhere on your artist statement or work samples as you may be disqualified if they are within the body of work shown to the jurors.  You application will be assigned a number once you complete your application and it is uploaded to our system.

What you will need to prepare before beginning the application process:

Artist Statement: In a one page Word document, write about your work, yourself and your current thinking about what you’d like to accomplish at Millay Colony as clearly and concisely as possible. The jurors want to get a sense of you as an artist and your creative process. This will help in making final decisions. The statement can be single-spaced.  For the artist statement do not include name, contact info, specific information regarding awards, published work, etc.

Work Sample: Submit up to ten poems adding up to no more than 15 total pages.  The combination of poems, length, etc, is completely up to you, as long as it adds up to no more than the 15 page limit.  Number all your pages and make sure your name is not on any of the work sample pages or in the subject box when saving the document, doing so could disqualify your application.

Biographical Statement & Preferred Residency Dates: Write up to 2 paragraphs listing relevant professional accomplishments,such as awards,published works, etc.  No CV's please, they will not be considered as a bio statement.  Also, tell us how you heard of the Millay Colony. This is for the administrative file and will not be seen by the jury members.

Let us know if you're applying for consideration to the following fellowships; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Cave Canem, or The Sustainable Arts Foundation (supporting parents in the arts).

The October 1st deadline is for residencies from April-July, with a March 1st deadline for residencies August-November.  Twelve-day residencies also available in June & September.   

After your biographical statement, denote (in order of preference) those months which you would be available to come to the colony. Include any comments regarding availability. Please note that we cannot guarantee months.

When you have all of the materials prepared and you are ready to apply:

1. Go to the Poetry application form located here:
http://millaycolony.submittable.com/submit/4658

2. Register (or sign-in if you already have a Submittable account).

3. Upload the Artist Statement & Work Sample files. Click the Add Files button, browse to the file on your machine and wait for it to upload. Repeat until all files are listed on the form.

4. Enter your prepared contact info as requested, including name, address, email, phone number, gender, ethnic background, date of birth, plus the 2 paragraph biographical statement and your preferred residency dates.  Please note that we welcome all artists, whatever their ethnicity, age or gender; our decisions are based solely on the work submitted.   

5. Enter your payment information.

6. Click the "Click Here To Apply" button. It is important that you do not click the "Click Here To Apply" button until all of the required documents are uploaded to the form. You will not be able to edit your application once it has been submitted.


Tech Questions/Problems? Email Submittable Support at support@submittable.com
Application Submission Questions? Email Millay Colony at apply@millaycolony.org

Ends on October 1, 2017$35.00
$35.00

Applying to a Playwriting Millay Colony Residency

You can download or print these instructions here:
http://www.submittable.com/pdfs/millay/playwrights.pdf

Application Deadlines: We have 2 yearly deadlines:

October 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the April, May, June & July residency sessions. The online system for the October 1st deadline opens early March.

March 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the August, September, October & November sessions. The online system for the March 1st deadline opens early November. 

Residency sessions are held each month from April through November, most lasting around 3 1/2 weeks, with twelve-day sessions also available in June & September. 

In each discipline, decisions are made by juries of artists, critics and academics. Your work is presented anonymously to the jury and is considered solely on the merit of your artist statement and work sample. Please keep these factors in mind as you prepare your application. It is very important that you do NOT include your name anywhere on your artist statement or work samples as you may be disqualified if they are within the body of work shown to the jurors.

What you will need to prepare before beginning the application process:

Artist Statement: In a one page Word document, write about your work, yourself and your current thinking about what you’d like to accomplish at Millay Colony as clearly and concisely as possible. The jurors want to get a sense of you as a writer and your creative process. This will help in making final decisions. The document can be single-spaced.  For the artist statement, you do not include name, contact info, or information regarding awards, publishing, etc.

Work Sample: Create a Work Sample of up to 20 pages in playwriting standard industry format, 11 or 12 pt. font. Work samples can be a work-in-progress or already published work; whatever you feel will make for the strongest application.  Do not include and biographical or identifying information in your Work Sample.

Combine your Artist Statement and Work Sample into a single document. Make sure the Artist Statement is on page 1 and the Work Sample starts on Page 2.  Make sure your name is not anywhere within the body of your work, including the subject box when saving the document.

Biographical Statement & Preferred Residency Dates: Write up to 2 paragraphs listing relevant professional accomplishments such as awards, published works, etc.  No CV's please, they will not be considered as a bio statement.  Also, tell us how you heard of the Millay Colony. This is for the administrative files and will not be seen by jury members.  

Let us know if you're applying for consideration to the following fellowships; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Cave Canem, or The Sustainable Arts Foundation (supporting parents in the arts).

The October 1st deadline is for residencies from April-July, with a March 1st deadline for residencies August-Noveber.   Twelve- day residencies are also available in June & September.  After your biographical statement, denote (in order of preference) those months which you would be available to come to the Colony. Include any comments regarding availability. Please note that we cannot guarantee months.

When you have all of the materials prepared and you are ready to apply:

1. Go to the Playwriting application form located here:
http://millaycolony.submittable.com/submit/4659

2. Register (or sign-in if you already have a Submittable account).

3. Upload the Artist Statement & Work Sample files. Click the Add Files button, browse to the file on your machine and wait for it to upload. Repeat until all files are listed on the form.

4. Add the Contact Info, Biographical Statement and Preferred Residency Dates. On the same screen, there will be a text field labeled Biographical Statement. Enter your contact info as requested, including name, address, email, phone number, gender, ethnic background, date of birth, plus the 2 paragraph bio statement and your preferred residency dates. 

Please note that we welcome all artists, whatever their ethnicity, age or gender;  our decisions are based solely on the work submitted.    

5. Enter your payment information.

6. Click the "Click Here To Apply" button. It is important that you do not click the "Click Here To Apply" button until all of the required documents are uploaded to the form. You will not be able to edit your application once it has been submitted.

Tech Questions/Problems? Email Submittable Support at support@submittable.com
Application Submission Questions? Email Millay Colony at apply@millaycolony.org

Ends on October 1, 2017$35.00
$35.00

Applying to a Screenwriting Millay Colony Residency

You can download or print these instructions here:

http://www.submittable.com/pdfs/millay/screenwriters.pdf

Application Deadlines: We have 2 yearly deadlines:

October 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the April, May, June & July residency sessions. The online system for the October 1st deadline opens early March.

March 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the August, September, October & November sessions. The online system for the March 1st deadline opens early November. 

Residency sessions are held each month from April through November. most lasting around 3 /12 weeks, with twelve-day sessions  also available in June & September. 

In each discipline, decisions are made by juries of artists, critics and academics. Your work is presented anonymously to the jury and is considered solely on the merit of your artist statement and work sample. Please keep these factors in mind as you prepare your application. It is very important that you do NOT include your name anywhere on your artist statement or work samples as you may be disqualified if they are within the body of work shown to the jurors.  Your application will be assigned a number once it is completed and uploaded.

What you will need to prepare before beginning the application process:

Artist Statement: In a one page Word document, write about your work, yourself and your current thinking about what you’d like to accomplish at Millay Colony as clearly and concisely as possible. The jurors want to get a sense of you as an artist and your creative process.  This will help in making final decisions.  The statement can be single-spaced.  For the artist statement do not include name, contact info, or information regarding awards, published work, etc.

Work Sample: Create a Work Sample of up to 20 pages in the screenwriting standard industry format, 11 or 12 pt font.  Work samples can be a work-in-progress or already published work; whatever you feel will make for the strongest application.  You are welcome to include an additional cover page explaining the context of your writing sample to the jurors.
Do not include and biographical or identifying information in your Work Sample. Make sure your name is not on any of the work sample pages.

Combine your Artist Statement and Work Sample into a single document. Make sure the Artist Statement is on page 1 and the Work Sample starts on Page 2. Make sure your name is not on any of the work sample pages or in the subject box when saving the document.

Biographical Statement & Preferred Residency Dates: Write up to 2 paragraphs listing relevant professional accomplishments such as awards, published works, etc.  No CV's please,they will not be considered as a bio statement.  Also, tell us how you heard of the Millay Colony. This is for the administrative files and will not be seen by jury members.
Let us know if you're applying for consideration to the following fellowships; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Cave Canem, or The Sustainable Arts Foundation (supporting parents in the arts).

October 1st deadline is for residencies from April-July, with a March 1st deadline for residencies August-November.  Twelve-day residencies are also available in June & September.  After your biographical statement, denote (in order of preference) those months in which you would be available to come to the Colony.  Include any comments regarding availability. Please note that we cannot guarantee months.

When you have all of the materials prepared and you are ready to apply:

1. Go to the Screenwriting application form located here:
http://millaycolony.submittable.com/submit/4661

2. Register (or sign-in if you already have a Submishmash account).

3. Upload the Artist Statement & Work Sample files. Click the Add Files button, browse to the file on your machine and wait for it to upload. Repeat until all files are listed on the form.

4. Add the Contact Info, Biographical Statement and Preferred Residency Dates. On the same screen, there will be a text field labeled Biographical Statement. Enter your prepared contact info as requested, including name, address, email, phone number, gender, ethnic background, date of birth, plus the 2 paragraph biographical statement and your preferred residency dates.  

Please note that we welcome all artists, whatever their ethnicity, age or gender; our decisions are based solely on the work submitted.  

5. Enter your payment information.

6. Click the "Click Here To Apply" button. It is important that you do not click the "Click Here To Apply" button until all of the required documents are uploaded to the form. You will not be able to edit your application once it has been submitted.

Tech Questions/Problems? Email Submittable Support at support@submittable.com
Application Submission Questions? Email Millay Colony at apply@millaycolony.org

Ends on October 1, 2017$35.00
$35.00

Applying to a Composer Millay Colony Residency

You can download or print these instructions here:
http://www.submittable.com/pdfs/millay/composers.pdf

Application Deadlines: We have 2 yearly deadlines:

October 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the April, May, June & July residency sessions. The online system for the October 1st deadline opens early March.

March 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the August, September, October & November sessions. The online system for the March 1st deadline opens early November. 

Residency sessions are held each month from April through November, most lasting around 3 1/2 weeks, with twelve-day sessions also available in June & September. 

In each discipline, decisions are made by juries of artists, critics and academics. Your work is presented anonymously to the jury and is considered solely on the merit of your artist statement and work sample. Please keep these factors in mind as you prepare your application.  It is very important that you do NOT include your name anywhere within your artist statement or work samples as you may be disqualified if they are seen within the body of work shown to the jurors.  Your application will be assigned a number once it is uploaded.

What you will need to prepare before beginning the application process:

Artist Statement: In a one page Word document, write about your work, yourself and your current thinking about what you’d like to accomplish at Millay Colony as clearly and concisely as possible. The jurors want to get a sense of you as a composer and your creative process. This will help in making final decisions. The statement can be single-spaced.  For the Artist Statement, you do not include any specific information regarding awards, biographical or other identifying information.

Work Sample: You can upload 2-3 works, excerpts are fine, totaling no more than 15 minutes total for the work sample.  MP3 files are preferred.  WAV files will also be accepted, but no more than 10 minutes of work sample in that format.

Up to 3 musical scores can be uploaded in a PDF format. Your name should not appear anywhere on these files,including the subject box of your audio files or pdf documents, doing so may disqualify your application.  You can upload a short video as well, if it is part of your work.
Do not include and biographical or identifying information in your Work Sample.

Biographical Statement, Contact Info & Preferred Residency Dates: Write up to 2 paragraphs listing relevant professional accomplishments such as awards, published works, etc.  No CV's please, they will not be considered as a bio statement.  Also, tell us how you heard of the Millay Colony. This is for the administrative files and will not be seen by jury members.  

Let us know if you're applying for consideration to the following fellowships; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Cave Canem, or The Sustainable Arts Foundation (supporting parents in the arts).

The October 1st deadline is for residencies from April-July, with a March 1st deadline for residencies August-November.  Twelve-day residencies also available in June & September.  After your biographical statement, denote (in order of preference) those months in which you would be available to come to the Colony.  Include any comments regarding availability. Please note that we cannot guarantee months.

When you have all of the materials prepared and you are ready to apply:

1. Go to the Composer application form located here:
http://millaycolony.submittable.com/submit/4660

2. Register (or sign-in if you already have a Submittable account).

3. Upload the Artist Statement & Work Sample files. After your payment is processed you will be sent to a form where you can upload your prepared documents and work sample files. Click the Add Files button, browse to the file on your machine and wait for it to upload. Repeat until all files are listed on the form.

4. Add the Contact Info, Biographical Statement and Preferred Residency Dates. On the same screen, there will be a text field labeled Biographical Statement. Enter your prepared contact info as requested, including name, address, email, phone number, gender, ethnic background, date of birth, plus the 2 paragraph biographical statement and your preferred residency dates. 

Please note that we welcome all artists, whatever their ethnicity, age or gender; our decisions are based solely on the work submitted.    

5. Enter your payment information.

6. Click the "Click Here to Apply" button. It is important that you do not click the "Click Here to Apply" button until all of the required documents are uploaded to the form. You will not be able to edit your application once it has been submitted.

Tech Questions/Problems? Email Submittable Support at support@submittable.com
Application Submission Questions? Email Millay Colony at apply@millaycolony.org

Ends on October 1, 2017$35.00
$35.00

Applying to a Visual Arts Millay Colony Residency

You can download or print these instructions here:
http://www.submittable.com/pdfs/millay/visualartist.pdf

Application Deadlines: We have 2 yearly deadlines:

October 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the April, May, June & July residency sessions. The online system for the October 1st deadline opens early March.

March 7 (Midnight, EST) is the late deadline is for the August, September, October & November sessions. The online system for the March 1st deadline opens early November. 

Residency sessions are held each month from April through November, most lasting around 3 1/2 weeks, with twelve-day sessions also available in June & September.  

In each discipline, decisions are made by juries of artists, critics and academics. Your work is presented anonymously to the jury and is considered solely on the merit of your artist statement and work sample. Please keep these factors in mind as you prepare your application. It is very important that you do NOT include your name anywhere on your artist statement or work samples as you may be disqualified if they are seen within the body of work shown to the jurors.

What you will need to prepare before beginning the application process:

Artist Statement: In a one page Word document, write about your work, yourself and your current thinking about what you’d like to accomplish at Millay Colony as clearly and concisely as possible. The jurors want to get a sense of you as an artist and your creative process. This will help in making final decisions. The statement can be single-spaced.  For the artist statement, do not include information about specific awards, names of galleries your work has been shown in, etc.

Work Sample: You can upload up to ten work samples in JPG/TIFF/GIFF.   We do not have a specific size format for files, but all images must be able to upload on our computers in a timely manner.                 

You can also upload a corresponding image list that cites titles, sizes, dates and medium. The image list should not be more than 1 page, do not include images of your work samples in the listing.                                                

Installation work on Video: You are allowed to submit up to 5 minutes of video as part of your work sample.  Please make sure your video can be uploaded in a timely manner to our computers.  We will not accept links to vimeo or other internet sites.

Do not include and biographical or identifying information within your Work Sample or in the subject box- doing so may disqualify your application.

Biographical Statement & Preferred Residency Dates: Write up to 2 paragraphs listing relevant professional accomplishments such as awards, published works, etc.  No CV's please, they will not be considered as the bio statement.  Also, tell us how you heard of the Millay Colony. This is for the administrative files and will not be seen by jury members.  

Let us know if you're applying for consideration to the following fellowships; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Cave Canem, or The Sustainable Arts Foundation (supporting parents in the arts).

The October 1st deadline is for residencies from April-July, with a March 1st deadline for residencies August-November. Twelve-day residencies are also available in June & September.    After your biographical statement, denote (in order of preference) those months you would be available to come to the Colony. Include any comments regarding availability. Please note that we cannot guarantee months.

When you have all of the materials prepared and you are ready to apply:

1. Go to the Visual Artist application form located here:
http://millaycolony.submittable.com/submit/4662

2. Register (or sign-in if you already have a Submittable account).

3. Upload the Artist Statement, Image List, & up to 10 images in your Work Sample and up to 5 minutes of Video, if one is available. Click the Add Files button, browse to the file on your machine and wait for it to upload. Repeat until all files are listed on the form.

4. Add the Contact Info, Biographical Statement and Preferred Residency Dates. On the same screen, there will be a text field labeled Biographical Statement. Enter your prepared contact info as requested, including name, address, email, phone number, gender, ethnic background, date of birth, plus the 2 paragraph biographical statement and your preferred residency dates.  

Please note that we welcome all artists, whatever their ethnicity, age or gender; our decisions are based solely on the work submitted.  

5. Enter your payment information.

6. Click the "Click Here To Apply" button. It is important that you do not click the "Click Here To Apply" button until all of the required documents are uploaded to the form. You will not be able to edit your application once it has been submitted.

Tech Questions/Problems? Email Submittable Support at support@submittable.com
Application Submission Questions? Email Millay Colony at apply@millaycolony.org

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Application Deadlines: We have 2 yearly deadlines:

October 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the April, May, June & July residency sessions. The online system for the October 1st deadline opens early March.

March 1st (Midnight, EST) deadline is for the August, September, October & November sessions. The online system for the March 1st deadline opens early November. 

Millay Colony awards one four to five day Group Residency each year to a group of between three to seven collaborating artists. The residency is awarded through an application process and includes private bedrooms/studios, public meeting places and meals.

The residency is available to any artists' groups, including musicians and bands, publishing collectives, theater and dance troupes, galleries, etc, or simply individuals collaborating on a project.

The group awarded the residency will be able to stay for 4-5 days at the end of one of the regular residency months. Travel to & from the colony will be the responsibility of the group members.

TO APPLY:
1) Include a description detailing the history of the collaboration or organization, including any available individual bios;
2) a one-page project description of proposed activities for the residency;
3) any available work samples from either the group or individuals within the collaborating group. This can include writing samples up to 20 pages, up to 10 art images, and up to a 2 minute video.
4)Indicate the top two months your group could stay at the colony. (The residency will last 4-5 days and held toward the end of the normal residency months from April-October).