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Rosendale Cultural Crossroads Public Art Residencies

Scene around Rosendale, New YorkEight week residency grants are available for artists to create new public art projects for our town, Rosendale, New York.  Temporary sculpture, installations or interventions for accessible sites will be considered. Work must be viable for four months. This new opportunity is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and is intended to highlight the economic impact artists have in their community.

In addition to designing/creating and implementing new work, the artist must develop opportunities for the public to engage with the work throughout the development and installation of the project. Artists will be matched with a regional artist and business partner to help make connections that will enhance the public engagement aspects of the project.

Rosendale was founded in 1844 to support the cement mining industry. Our mile long Main Street has a river along one side and a steep jumble of rocks, Joppenburgh Mountain, along the other. Bridging the river is a tall rail road trestle that has been made into a rail trail. The rail trail passes directly in front of the WSW studios, which are housed in the former Rosendale Cement Company store, constructed in 1886. WSW’s studio is mid way along the 23 mile trail and the only public access site along the route.

The grant will include:

  • $2,800 stipend
  • Up to $2,000 materials
  • Travel Subsidy
  • Housing
  • Technical support
  • Studio space
  • Dedicated staff

Postmark Deadline: February 1

Notification Date: March 15

Residency Length: 8 weeks

Residency Occurs:

  • April-May 2014
  • June-July 2014
  • August-September 2014

Application Checklist

  • The application form
  • A 300 word or less description of the project on a separate sheet of paper. Description should include the media or studio needed to produce the project.
  • Resume
  • A CD with ten clearly marked images of recent work. An image script with descriptive text, which should include title, media, dimension, and date. Check our FAQ sheet for digital specifications. WSW reserves the right not to review applications that are not properly formatted.
  • Video samples should be uploaded to vimeo or youtube, be sure to include the url on the application form.
  • Applicants who do not want to receive decision information by EMAIL can include a Self Addresses Stamped Envelope (SASE). APPLICATION MATERIALS WILL NOT BE RETURNED UNLESS REQUESTED and adequate postage and packaging material is included with the application

Send all of the above to: Women’s Studio Workshop; PO Box 489; Rosendale, NY 12472


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    A collaboration between the artist and poet Melinda Kennedy, this book as theater, incorporates a “stage”, and a set of six paper puppets (in folio pockets) who personify goddesses and strong female archetypes.

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