SPACE’s philosophy is simple: artists and social activists need the time and space to do what they do best--create. Residencies at SPACE are self-determined to meet the needs of each individual resident or group. The only requirements at SPACE are that residents attend three communal meals each day, share what they’ve developed while in residence at the culmination of their residency and give back three to four hours to Ryder Farm. The relationships that are forged at SPACE offer radiating benefits to the artistic and activist communities. Collaborations are sparked, relationships are built, ideas are challenged, curiosities are piqued.
The connections born at SPACE last for years to come.
SPACE is deeply committed to the belief that inclusion, equity, support and radical hospitality are not only important to creation, but are vital in creating dialogue that leads to lasting change. In support of these values, as of 2017, all individual and small group residences are free to participants, and SPACE grants at least 50% of residencies to persons of color and other underrepresented voices.
Applications for The Working Farm, The Family Residency, Creative Residencies and Institutional Residencies are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019.
Applications for the Greenhouse Residency are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020.
Unless otherwise noted, week-long residencies for the 2020 season run Monday through Saturday.
Watch our informational session from September 17th on the SPACE on Ryder Farm Facebook page.