Artist Residency


Shandaken: Storm King is a residency program, offered at no cost to participants. This program was formerly known as The Shandaken Project at Storm King. The program follows the process-focused model of Shandaken: Projects and provides unstructured time for artists of all disciplines. The residency season begins in June and ends in late September. Residencies are two to six weeks, with three artists on site at a time. This intimate scale encourages dialogue between residents, while the private setting of Storm King Art Center’s grounds allows for intense focus on individual practice. The artists are housed together on Storm King’s site and are each given a simple, private studio, following plans developed and executed for Shandaken’s original campus.

This program’s first season, in 2015, awarded 17 artists private studios on Storm King’s 500-acre site. Individuals working in and across the disciplines of sculpture, video, photography, performance, poetry, music, and critical writing are invited to apply.

The 2016 Shandaken Project at Storm King awarded 15 residencies.


Residents and the facilities manager are housed together in a four-bedroom house. Each resident is provided a private studio. Although Storm King’s grounds are open to the public during the residency, visitors to the Art Center are not permitted to visit the house or studios. The purpose of the residencies is to allow experimentation, process, research, and production by providing space and time for residents to do as they wish. Residents are required to bring or buy their own tools and materials. Past residents of the Shandaken Project have included visual artists, writers, curators, activists, dancers, and historians, among others.

The residencies are designed to honor experimentation and process. Part of the program experience is living on the Storm King Art Center grounds, working in the garden, being surrounded by the field, and woodland, and living with the rich history of the Hudson Valley region. Applicants may apply for a residency that lasts two to six weeks, at their discretion.


The 2018 application cycle for Shandaken: Storm King is now closed. Please check here for future updates.

This collaboration between Storm King and Shandaken Projects receives major support from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation as well as The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. These significant grants were awarded to Storm King in August and November of 2016, respectively, to support the residency program in 2017 and 2018. The grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts will also support Storm King’s Outlooks exhibition series, which invites an emerging or mid-career artist to create a site-specific piece at Storm King on view for a single season.