Art, Architecture, and Writing Residencies at Art Omi


Art Omi (Ghent, NY)

Art Omi has five distinct residency programs. Through a competitive jury process, residents are chosen, invited to attend at no cost to themselves, except travel. Abundant, catered meals and comfortable, beautiful lodgings are provided in a scenic location in Columbia County, New York. Please read our Frequently Asked Questions before applying!


Art Omi: Artists invites 30 artists from around the world, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles and practices, to gather in rural New York for four weeks each summer to experiment, collaborate and share ideas. Concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal. 

2020 Open Call for Applications: August 15 - October 15, 2019 

2020 Residency Dates: June 18 - July 14, 2020 

Application Requirements: Bio, CV, brief artist statement, 8 images or 3 video excerpts, 2 references (no letters of recommendation required). Application process is free. Alumni of the program are not eligible for a second residency. 2020 residency applicants will be notified in February 2020.


Art Omi: Architecture is the first residency program of its kind in the nation, inviting 10 early- to mid-career architects from around the world to develop their work during a full two-week residency on Art Omi's campus. Art Omi: Architecture aims to nurture experimentation at the intersection of architecture, art and landscape.

2020 Open Call for Applications: September 20 - October 20, 2019
2020 Residency Dates: February 20 - March 9, 2020

Application Requirements: Bio, CV, project proposal, portfolio (up to 10 PDF pages), architect’s statement.


Art Omi: Writers, formerly known as Ledig House, hosts authors and translators from around the world for residencies throughout the spring and fall. The program’s strong international emphasis provides exposure for global literary voices and reflects the spirit of cultural exchange that is essential to Art Omi’s mission.

2020 Open Call for Applications: August 15 - October 15, 2019
2020 Residency Dates: Spring, March 20 - June 5, 2020 / Fall, September 4 - November 6, 2020

Application Requirements: CV/work history, work statement, writing sample, letter of reference. Alumni of the program are eligible to reapply.

Opportunity Opens

Monday, Sep 30th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Tuesday, Oct 15th 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists