The Post Contemporary | Residency Application Form
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Residency Application Form



 Male* Female*



(Must be a Sunday)

 Yes No, Let me know if alternative dates are available

Residency Type*:


^ If Merit Award: please attached short statement of proposed residency project
^^ If Financial Aid, please indicate wages, salaries, tips, etc from latest tax return



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Details and Deadlines

The Post Contemporary accepts artists for residencies who offer quality, seriousness, or experience in their art and encourages diversity of style, medium, and concepts.


Applications to the residency program are accepted on a rolling basis. However, priority consideration and fellowships will be awarded to those applying by the deadlines. Please indicate if alternate dates will be considered in the event that the dates you request become filled.


Residency fees are a flat rate of $290 per week or $1150 per month and include accommodation and access to all The Post Contemporary facilities. If you are interested in using the studios without accommodation please contact us for reduced rates. All returning artists receive a 15% discount on residencies.


The Post Contemporary provides awards to approximately 95% of Residents. Please apply by priority deadlines for consideration. Award amounts range from $50/wk to full cost. To apply for an award you must provide a short statement of proposed residency project and check the “apply for award” box. Awards will be given based on the strength of the proposal and demonstrated artistic ability.


If you would like to be considered for income-based aid please check “apply for financial aid” box and indicate earnings (tax return verification will be required upon acceptance). Artists receiving financial aid will also be expected to donate between 5-10 hours of their time per week working for The Post Contemporary.



November 1

For residency beginning between December 1 and March 30


March 15

For residency beginning between May 1 and June 30


May 1

For residency beginning between July 1 and Sept 30


September 1

For residency beginning between October 1 and Dec 31


Applicants are encouraged to apply even if the priority deadlines are passed, in the event that the dates requested and/or funding may still be available. As a general rule summer residencies fill much faster than other seasons. The Post Contemporary supports existing federal and/or state regulations against discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age or national origin.

Please take the following steps to complete your application:

  1. Complete the application form to the left
  2. Attach…
    1. Documentation (images) of recent work. We ask for 5-10 images or website link.
    2. AND/OR a short (one page or less) statement of proposed residency project. This statement should generally address the art piece(s) that you will create during your stay. (required for any fellowship award)
  3. Pay the $25 application fee (via paypal or check by mail)

You will be notified of acceptance approximately 2-3 weeks after the application deadline. You will have one week to confirm your acceptance. Upon confirmation you will be required to pay a 50% deposit, with the remainder due upon your arrival.

A cancellation with more than 30 days notice will result in return of 50% of funds and credit for other 50%. A cancellation of less than 30 days will result in return of 50% of fees minus first weeks fee and 50% credit.

There are no refunds after start date of residency.

Contact us via this form or call (518) 813-6193 with any additional questions.