THE MILLAY COLONY FOR THE ARTS

Every year, we host 6-7 creators each month from April-November to come to Steepletop — the landmark estate of poet/activist Edna St. Vincent Millay — to reflect, refuel and create work that otherwise might not be realized. As a resident you are invited to become an instrumental member of an intimate multidisciplinary cohort designed to be both supportive and inspirational, ideally forming professional relationships as well as friendships that last a lifetime.  

We are located in the Hudson Valley nestled next to the Berkshires: our sylvan hilltop offers idyllic meadows and woods while being situated close to various world-renowned cultural institutions.  We are 2-1/2 hours from both Boston and NYC; transportation to/from train and bus stations, as well as airports, can be arranged.


At this time, we have TWO juried residency opportunities that require a Submittable application:

CORE RESIDENCY -- MAY THROUGH OCTOBER

Our historic program, offered free-of-charge (application fee of $40): includes a creative cohort of 6-7 other residents, private bedrooms and studios, shared living/dining/kitchen/bathrooms, laundry room, workstation, B&W darkroom and use of our Alumni and Nancy Graves Memorial libraries; in addition, we provide groceries and chef-prepared communal dinners.

STEEPLETOP RESIDENCY -- APRIL AND NOVEMBER ONLY

Our newly-created opportunity beginning in 2021, costs $3000 (application fee of $40) and includes a creative cohort of 6-7 other residents, private bedrooms and studios, shared living/dining/kitchen/bathrooms, laundry room, workstation, B&W darkroom and use of our Alumni and Nancy Graves Memorial libraries; in addition, we provide groceries and chef-prepared communal dinners.

DEADLINES -- CORE RESIDENCY

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

                 FOR RESIDENCIES IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

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

                  FOR RESIDENCIES IN MAY/JUNE/JULY

DEADLINES -- STEEPLETOP RESIDENCY

WE ACCEPT APPLICATIONS ON AN ONGOING BASIS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR BUT APPRECIATE RECEIVING YOUR APPLICATION WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE FIRST OF APRIL AND/OR NOVEMBER; the Submittable portal remains open year-round. 


INFORMATION-CORE 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). 

FOR PARENTS: 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). Please note that the Millay Colony for the Arts CANNOT include/invite children to our residency at this time. 

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).  

GROUP RESIDENCIES -- COLLABORATIONS: TWO PARTICIPANTS

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

GROUP RESIDENCIES -- COLLABORATIONS-GROUPS: THREE-SEVEN PARTICIPANTS -- MARCH 1 DEADLINE ONLY

We offer TWO 5-day residencies annually for groups/collectives: this is available to all disciplines, including trans- and multi-disciplinary projects. To apply, submit ONE application, including Artist Statement with project description of proposed activity while in residence (whether creating new work, or revising/reviving/past projects/performances, exploring new collaborations, etc.), Work Samples from group and/or individual participants, Biographical Information that includes history of collaborative and any prior works and/or professional accomplishments/achievements and Preferred Residency months from August-November.  Please note that we also have space available during December-March for a fee.

SPONSORED FELLOWSHIPS

We are proud of our long-standing partnerships with a number of individuals and organizations who generously provide funding to offset the cost of the Core Residency.  If you feel you fit any of the descriptions below, please indicate on your application.  While we continuously strive to provide stipends to offset travel/material expenses, at this time only a few of these fellowships offer this funding.

Please note that YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FULFILL ANY SPECIFIC FELLOWSHIP to be considered for a residency -- we accept application from all applicants and do not discriminate by age, education level, background experience, geography, gender/identity, race/ethnicity).

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. 

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

CHARM CITY FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant annually who identifies as BIPOC and resides in/around Baltimore.  Travel stipend of $150 included.

HISTORIC BLACK UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES: SCREENWRITER-FILMMAKER FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant who is a graduate of an HBUC.  (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. (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. Travel stipend included, paid directly to fellow from the MAAF.

NANCY GRAVES FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant (open to all disciplines) whose prior work is archive-based (or a creator with this desire) that "mine" use the Nancy Graves Memorial Library collection at Steepletop as a site for research and inspiration for the creation of a unique piece.  (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 18years old; includes one year membership to Pen Parentis and invitation to contribute to their online blog, for those living in/around NYC.   (See *** for other scheduling options.)

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

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


INFORMATION-STEEPLETOP RESIDENCY

SCHEDULING

In general, April and November sessions last 3-1/2 weeks. 

SELECTION PROCESS

Administrative staff serve as jurors.  

GROUP RESIDENCIES -- COLLABORATIONS: TWO PARTICIPANTS or LARGER GROUPS

Contact Calliope Nicholas for more information: residency@millaycolony.org, 518.392.3103


QUESTIONS? 

technical support email: support@submittable.com 

application support email: residency@millaycolony.org


NOTE: If your application is waitlisted or you are not accepted, as always, we are open during the months of December-March for self-directed residencies that include ONLY private bedrooms and studios (no groceries or chef-prepared dinners) for a reduced fee.

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 in April & November each year; cost is $3000.  

Designed for those in need and desirous of time and space with the support of a creative 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 will go through a jury process, selected by administrative staff.  To apply, follow instructions within your discipline: 

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 COLONY FOR THE ARTS