Call for Entries: 2017 Summer Residency Program


If you have landed on this page directly without visiting our web site first, we strongly encourage you to read more about residency program, the application guidelines, and residency FAQs before beginning your application.

 

Each year, the Saltonstall Foundation awards all-expenses-paid residencies to 25 New York State artists and writers in the following disciplines:


  • Poetry
  • Fiction & Creative Nonfiction
  • Photography & Filmmaking
  • Painting | Sculpture | Visual arts (PSVA)

A Saltonstall residency is a small community. We strive to provide a quiet, inviting, respectful, and nurturing community for creative individuals looking for uninterrupted time to focus on their craft. 


There are just 5 individuals in residence at a time: 1 poet, 1 fiction or creative nonfiction writer, 1 photographer or filmmaker, and 2 visual artists. Each group of 5 arrives and departs at the same time. 


We believe in and value a diverse community of creative individuals. To that end, we hope that all artists and writers feel welcome to apply for a residency, regardless of one’s level of education, experience, race, age, sex, religious belief, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, or national origin.


There is no cost to attend Saltonstall, and this year, for the first time, there is no application fee associated with this application. Additionally, to help offset travel to Ithaca and other personal expenses, we provide stipends of $500 to each month-long Fellow and $250 to each two-week Fellow.  


All applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and must be residents of New York State (all counties). Residencies are for individual artists and writers. We are unable to accommodate groups or pairs of people working together.


Dates for month-long residencies in 2017:

  • Monday, May 15 - Thursday, June 15 (32 days)
  • Monday, June 19 - Thursday, July 20 (32 days)
  • Monday, July 24 - Thursday, August 24 (32 days) 


Dates for two-week residencies in 2017:

  • Monday, August 28 - Monday, September 11 (15 days)
    Wednesday, September 13 - Wednesday, September 27 (15 days)


Applicants may apply for either a month-long residency or a two-week residency (not both). You will be given an opportunity to rank your choice of dates within the application. 


Applicants may apply in more than one artistic or literary category, however a complete and separate application for each category is required.


Past Saltonstall Fellows (residency alumni) must wait one year after their residency before reapplying. For example: an alum from 2015 may reapply for a 2017 residency. 


APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 pm on January 2, 2017


- We convene a different jury for each discipline.

- Jurors serve anonymously and change each year.

- Your application is considered solely on the merit of your work sample and your artist's and writer's statement.

- Your work and statement are presented anonymously to the jury, and it is the only part of your application that they see. 


Please note: We are conducting a blind jurying process again this year. Your application will be assigned a number by the Saltonstall office. 

- It is very important that you do not identify yourself in any way within your statement or work samples: do not include information such as your name or your age.


- Do not "credential" yourself. Your writer's or artist's statement should not mention where or when you went to school or where you've been published, exhibited, etc. Simply talk about the work that the jury is reviewing. 


We can't stress this enough: Please take special care regarding identifying and "credentialing" yourself and how you name your files. If there are errors, your application will be disqualified, and we don't want that to happen!


Please carefully review the instructions for the discipline in which you are applying before you begin the application process. Good luck! 


Ends on January 2, 2017

Thank you for your interest in a Saltonstall residency. We look forward to receiving your application!


Below, we ask you to fill out some basic information and upload a few documents. Please know that only your writer's statement and work sample (combined into one document) will be shared with our jury. Everything else, including your resume and references will only be seen by Saltonstall's director.


Your work sample:


At the bottom of the page, please upload one (1) document that combines two things: your writer's statement and your work sample. Please save your file as a Word (.docx or .doc) or PDF document. Examples: "Saltonstall.docx" or "Saltonstall.pdf"


- on the first page, please write a short, 500 - 750-word statement about your work. This is your writer's statement and will be seen by the jury. Please do not identify yourself in any way


PLEASE NOTE: Do not "credential" yourself. Your statement should not mention where you went to school or where you've been published, or any honor / publication / residency, etc. that would normally be included within a resume. Simply talk about the work that the jury is reviewing. 


- your work sample will begin on page two. Your work sample should include no more than fifteen (15) pages with no more than one poem per page. For example: a single longer poem may take up 2-3 pages, but please do not include two poems on a single page.


- Because we conduct blind juries, we can't stress this enough: Please take special care regarding identifying and "credentialing" yourself in your statement and in how you name your work sample files. If there are errors, your application will be disqualified, and we don't want that to happen!


You may submit previously published work or yet-to-be published work. 


Application fee:


NONE! We have decided to eliminate our residency application fee for the first time in our organization's history. We don't want to be a financial burden on the very artists and writers we want to serve. We hope this helps. Tell your friends.  


Best of luck!


Ends on January 2, 2017

Thank you for your interest in a Saltonstall residency. We look forward to receiving your application!


Below, we ask you to fill out some basic information and upload a few documents. Please know that only your writer's statement and work sample (combined into one document) will be shared with our jury. Everything else, including your resume and references will only be seen by Saltonstall's director.



Your work sample:


At the bottom of the page, please upload one (1) document that combines two things: your writer's statement and your work sample. Please save your file as a Word (.docx or .doc) or PDF document. Examples: "Saltonstall.docx" or "Saltonstall.pdf"


- on the first page, please write a short, 500 - 750-word statement about your work. This is your writer's statement and will be seen by the jury. Please do not identify yourself in any way


PLEASE NOTE: Do not "credential" yourself. Your statement should not mention where you went to school or where you've been published, or any honor / publication / residency, etc. that would normally be included within a resume. Simply talk about the work that the jury is reviewing. 


- your work sample will begin on page two. Your work sample should include no more than fifteen (15) pages with no more than one poem per page. For example: a single longer poem may take up 2-3 pages, but please do not include two poems on a single page.


- Because we conduct blind juries, we can't stress this enough: Please take special care regarding identifying and "credentialing" yourself in your statement and in how you name your work sample files. If there are errors, your application will be disqualified, and we don't want that to happen!


You may submit previously published work or yet-to-be published work. 


Application fee:


NONE! We have decided to eliminate our residency application fee for the first time in our organization's history. We don't want to be a financial burden on the very artists and writers we want to serve. We hope this helps. Tell your friends.  


Best of luck!


Thank you for your interest in a Saltonstall residency. We look forward to receiving your application!


Below, we ask you to fill out some basic information and upload a few documents. Please know that only your writer's statement and work sample (combined into one document) will be shared with our jury. Everything else, including your resume and references will only be seen by Saltonstall's director.


Your work sample:

At the bottom of the page, please upload one (1) document that combines two things: your writer's statement and your work sample. Please save your file as a Word (.docx or .doc) or PDF document. Examples: "Saltonstall.docx" or "Saltonstall.pdf"


- on the first page, please write a short, 500 - 750 word statement about your work. This is your writer's statement and will be seen by the jury. Please do not identify yourself in any way


PLEASE NOTE: Do not "credential" yourself. Your statement should not mention where you went to school or where you've been published, or any honor / publication / residency, etc. that would normally be included within a resume. Simply talk about the work that the jury is reviewing. 


- your work sample will begin on page two. Your work sample should include no more than thirty (30) double-spaced pages (250-300 words per page), which may consist of a complete short work, an excerpt from a longer work, or a combination of various works.


- Because we conduct blind juries, we can't stress this enough: Please take special care regarding identifying and "credentialing" yourself in your statement and in how you name your work sample files. If there are errors, your application will be disqualified, and we don't want that to happen!


You may submit previously published work or yet-to-be published work. 


Application fee:


NONE! We have decided to eliminate our residency application fee for the first time in our organization's history. We don't want to be a financial burden on the very artists and writers we want to serve. We hope this helps. Tell your friends.  


Best of luck!


Thank you for your interest in a Saltonstall residency. We look forward to receiving your application!


Below, we ask you to fill out some basic information and upload a few documents. Please know that only your writer's statement and work sample (combined into one document) will be shared with our jury. Everything else, including your resume and references will only be seen by Saltonstall's director.


Your work sample:



At the bottom of the page, please upload one (1) document that combines two things: your writer's statement and your work sample. Please save your file as a Word (.docx or .doc) or PDF document. Examples: "Saltonstall.docx" or "Saltonstall.pdf"

- on the first page, please write a short, 500 - 750 word statement about your work. This is your writer's statement and will be seen by the jury. Please do not identify yourself in any way


PLEASE NOTE: Do not "credential" yourself. Your statement should not mention where you went to school or where you've been published, or any honor / publication / residency, etc. that would normally be included within a resume. Simply talk about the work that the jury is reviewing. 


- your work sample will begin on page two. Your work sample should include no more than thirty (30) double-spaced pages (250-300 words per page), which may consist of a complete short work, an excerpt from a longer work, or a combination of various works.


- Because we conduct blind juries, we can't stress this enough: Please take special care regarding identifying and "credentialing" yourself in your statement and in how you name your work sample files. If there are errors, your application will be disqualified, and we don't want that to happen!


You may submit previously published work or yet-to-be published work.

 

Application fee:


NONE! We have decided to eliminate our residency application fee for the first time in our organization's history. We don't want to be a financial burden on the very artists and writers we want to serve. We hope this helps. Tell your friends.  


Best of luck!


Thank you for your interest in a Saltonstall residency. We look forward to receiving your application!


Below, we ask you to fill out some basic information and upload a few documents and image files. Please know that only your artist's statement, file list, and work samples will be shared with our jury. Everything else, including your resume and references will only be seen by Saltonstall's director.



Your artist's statement and file list:



At the bottom of the page, please upload one (1) document that combines two things: your artist's statement and your file list. Please save your file as a Word (.docx or .doc) or PDF document. Examples: "Saltonstall.docx" or "Saltonstall.pdf"


- on the first page, please write a short, 500 - 750-word statement about your work. This is your artist's statement and will be seen by the jury. Please do not identify yourself in any way


PLEASE NOTE: Do not "credential" yourself. Your statement should not mention where you went to school or where you've been published, exhibited, screened, or any honor / publication / residency, etc. that would normally be included within a resume. Simply talk about the work that the jury is reviewing. 


- Because we conduct blind juries, we can't stress this enough: Please take special care regarding identifying and "credentialing" yourself in your statement and in how you name your work sample files. If there are errors, your application will be disqualified, and we don't want that to happen!


- your file list will begin on page two. 


Your work samples:


Photographers: Please upload up to 10 samples of your work at 72 dpi & 1000 pixels in the largest direction. Images can be JPEG or TIFF files. 


Please DO NOT include your name or any portion of your name in the name of the file. Use a generic file name, like "image1.jpg" or "salt1.jpg" or something similar. Thank you for your attention to this particular detail!


Photographers: your file list should include the title, date, medium, and dimensions of each piece you are submitting. 


Filmmakers: Please upload one or two (1-2) five-minute samples of your work. Your file list should provide a very brief description of each sample in addition to a title and date the work was created. Links to Vimeo or YouTube are accepted as long as your name is not visible. (Please be sure to provide any user name / password information necessary.)


You may submit previously published or screened work or yet-to-be published work. 


Application fee:


NONE! We have decided to eliminate our residency application fee for the first time in our organization's history. We don't want to be a financial burden on the very artists and writers we want to serve. We hope this helps. Tell your friends.  


Best of luck!


Thank you for your interest in a Saltonstall residency. We look forward to receiving your application!



Below, we ask you to fill out some basic information and upload a few documents and image files. Please know that only your artist's statement, file list, and work samples will be shared with our jury. Everything else, including your resume and references will only be seen by Saltonstall's director.



Your artist's statement and file list:


At the bottom of the page, please upload one (1) document that combines two things: your artist's statement and your file list. Please save your file as a Word (.docx or .doc) or PDF document. Examples: "Saltonstall.docx" or "Saltonstall.pdf"


- on the first page, please write a short, 500 - 750-word statement about your work. This is your artist's statement and will be seen by the jury. Please do not identify yourself in any way


PLEASE NOTE: Do not "credential" yourself. Your statement should not mention where you went to school or where you've been published, exhibited, screened, or any honor / publication / residency, etc. that would normally be included within a resume. Simply talk about the work that the jury is reviewing. 


- Because we conduct blind juries, we can't stress this enough: Please take special care regarding identifying and "credentialing" yourself in your statement and in how you name your work sample files. If there are errors, your application will be disqualified, and we don't want that to happen!


- your file list will begin on page two. 


Your work samples:


Photographers: Please upload up to 10 samples of your work at 72 dpi & 1000 pixels in the largest direction. Images can be JPEG or TIFF files.


Please DO NOT include your name or any portion of your name in the name of the file. Use a generic file name, like "image1.jpg" or "salt1.jpg" or something similar. Thank you for your attention to this particular detail! 


Photographers: your file list should include the title, date, medium, and dimensions of each piece you are submitting.

 

Filmmakers: Please upload one or two (1-2) five-minute samples of your work. Your file list should provide a very brief description of each sample in addition to a title and date the work was created. Links to Vimeo or YouTube are accepted as long as your name is not visible. (Please be sure to provide any user name / password information necessary.)


You may submit previously published or screened work or yet-to-be published work. 


Application fee:


NONE! We have decided to eliminate our residency application fee for the first time in our organization's history. We don't want to be a financial burden on the very artists and writers we want to serve. We hope this helps. Tell your friends. 

 

Best of luck!

Thank you for your interest in a Saltonstall residency. We look forward to receiving your application!



Below, we ask you to fill out some basic information and upload a few documents and image files. Please know that only your artist's statement, file list, and work samples will be shared with our jury. Everything else, including your resume and references will only be seen by Saltonstall's director.



Your artist's statement and file list:



At the bottom of the page, please upload one (1) document that combines two things: your artist's statement and your file list. Please save your file as a Word (.docx or .doc) or PDF document. Examples: "Saltonstall.docx" or "Saltonstall.pdf"


- on the first page, please write a short, 500 - 750-word statement about your work. This is your artist's statement and will be seen by the jury. Please do not identify yourself in any way


PLEASE NOTE: Do not "credential" yourself. Your statement should not mention where you went to school or where you've been exhibited or any honor / publication / residency, etc. that would normally be included within a resume. Simply talk about the work that the jury is reviewing. 


- your file list will begin on page two. 


- Because we conduct blind juries, we can't stress this enough: Please take special care regarding identifying and "credentialing" yourself in your statement and in how you name your work sample files. If there are errors, your application will be disqualified, and we don't want that to happen!


Your work samples:


Please upload up to 10 samples of your work at 72 dpi & 1000 pixels in the largest direction. Images can be JPEG or TIFF files.


You may submit 10 images from a single body of work (or series), or you may show different bodies of work. Just make sure to explain in your artist's statement what the jury is viewing.


Please DO NOT include your name or any portion of your name in the name of the file. Use a generic file name, like "image1.jpg" or "salt1.jpg" or something similar. Thank you for your attention to this particular detail! 


Your file list should include the title, date, medium, and dimensions of each piece you are submitting. 


Application fee:


NONE! We have decided to eliminate our residency application fee for the first time in our organization's history. We don't want to be a financial burden on the very artists and writers we want to serve. We hope this helps. Tell your friends.  


Best of luck!

Thank you for your interest in a Saltonstall residency. We look forward to receiving your application!



Below, we ask you to fill out some basic information and upload a few documents and image files. Please know that only your artist's statement, file list, and work samples will be shared with our jury. Everything else, including your resume and references will only be seen by Saltonstall's director.



Your artist's statement and file list:



At the bottom of the page, please upload one (1) document that combines two things: your artist's statement and your file list. Please save your file as a Word (.docx or .doc) or PDF document. Examples: "Saltonstall.docx" or "Saltonstall.pdf"


- on the first page, please write a short, 500 - 750-word statement about your work. This is your artist's statement and will be seen by the jury. Please do not identify yourself in any way


PLEASE NOTE: Do not "credential" yourself. Your statement should not mention where you went to school or where you've been exhibited or any honor / publication / residency, etc. that would normally be included within a resume. Simply talk about the work that the jury is reviewing. 


- your file list will begin on page two. 


Your work samples:


Please upload up to 10 samples of your work at 72 dpi & 1000 pixels in the largest direction. Images can be JPEG or TIFF files.


Please DO NOT include your name or any portion of your name in the name of the file. Use a generic file name, like "image1.jpg" or "salt1.jpg" or something similar. Thank you for your attention to this particular detail!


You may submit 10 images from a single body of work (or series), or you may show different bodies of work. Just make sure to explain in your artist's statement what the jury is viewing. 


Your file list should include the title, date, medium, and dimensions of each piece you are submitting. 


- Because we conduct blind juries, we can't stress this enough: Please take special care regarding identifying and "credentialing" yourself in your statement and in how you name your work sample files. If there are errors, your application will be disqualified, and we don't want that to happen!


Application fee:


NONE! We have decided to eliminate our residency application fee for the first time in our organization's history. We don't want to be a financial burden on the very artists and writers we want to serve. We hope this helps. Tell your friends.  


Best of luck!