Ora Schneider Regional Residency Grant
We will be accepting Ora Schneider Regional Residency Grant applications for the October 15, 2020 deadline, but please note that due to limitations around COVID-19 these residencies will be scheduled between September 2021 and May 2022.**
The Ora Schneider Regional Grant is a month-long residency for artists residing in Greene, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, and Orange counties. Gail Schneider Matlin—a gifted artist, former WSW board member, and daughter of Ora Schneider—funds these residencies to honor her mother’s long-time commitment to our community’s cultural life.
WSW awards this residency to two artists, who may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines. Priority will be given to artists with experience and a working knowledge of etching, intaglio, or monoprint; letterpress; papermaking; screenprinting; photography; or ceramics.
This grant includes a $1500 stipend and 24/7 studio access. We understand that applicants may not be close enough for a daily commute, so free onsite housing can also be arranged.
Application open: June 1
Application due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: January 31
Residency length: 1 month
Residency occurs: the year after application, September through June **see note above
Application must include:
- A current resume
- A brief description of your proposed project, including the studio(s) you’d like to use. 300 word maximum.
- Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
- An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image