Fall Residency 2019 | Arts Letters & Numbers | Upstate NY

At Arts Letters & Numbers, composers and performers will be given space in which to write and create. All artists in residence live and work together on the same grounds, and as a result, silence and/or complete solitude cannot be guaranteed. However, in the spirit of creativity, all artists are encouraged to consider fellow artists’ needs to create a productive, vibrant space for different artforms to unfold. There are also ample opportunities to share your work with others (as you wish) and collaborate.

There is a concert grand Baldwin piano in the House, as well as an upright piano in the Studio. Both instruments are available for individual practice and performances. Additionally, there are speakers scattered throughout the campus and sound systems that can be built in any given space. Any additional needs – instruments, gear, etc – should be brought by the artist.

We strive to cultivate a space that encourages collaborative and individual creation: to think, make, and act alongside others within a community. In the residency program, artists from all disciplines will be able to come together, ask and engage with their questions, and create and share work. When people are free to act, interact with, and support one another, new works and ideas emerge.

There are typically between 5 and 10 artists in residence at any given time. The artist pays for travel, food, and their supplies, in addition to the small residency fee. ALN provides housing and a kitchen, which artists may use at any time. Private and shared accommodations are available.

Additional facilities include performance spaces, studio spaces, library, living room, welding/woodworking/metal workshop and outdoor spaces.

At the end of residencies, artists are encouraged to arrange a performance/exhibition to present their work. ALN has a local community that supports these events.

Arts Letters & Numbers was founded in 2011. At that point the Summer Workshop was the driving force of the organization. When the facilities grew so did the program. In 2015 the first Artist in Residence arrived.

Our Artist in Residence Program runs all year with the exception of July 1st - August 15th. The Program is put on hold due to our annual Summer Workshop.
Residencies may be from 1 week to 12 weeks.

Shared accommodation sleeps 2 to 4 people $225/week
Private accommodations $325/week
Couples accommodation $425/week

Artists in residence are accommodated in The House on the Hill or the Twins with shared kitchens, bathrooms and communal spaces. Although residents are responsible for their own meals, it is often the case that everyone in the house gathers to cook and share dinners together.

Day Residency - no accommodation included: $75/week

The Day Residency is for commuting Residents only. The artists will, just like any other artist in the program, have access to all working facilities.

There is a limited number of Scholarships available with up to 50% reduction of the residency fee. Scholarships are only considered for applicants for whom this is crucial for their participation in the program, and require a separate application.

Everyone staying at Arts Letters & Numbers is expected to treat the facilities with care and consideration as well as be mindful of each other’s space. Whether it’s in a living or working situation, everyone is responsible to clean up after themselves, and to lend a helping hand when needed. Arts Letters & Numbers is based on the value and reward derived from communal efforts.

Monday afternoon: T-time; serious casual conversations in the ‘Shack in the Back’, making linkages with other minds through critical enquiries, abstractions and thoughts.

Tuesday Evening: Table Tennis gathering; potluck dinner and ping pong at various houses in the local community

Friday Morning: Liver and Onions; very casual conversations with the local community over potluck breakfast

Other possible happenings: Open Mic (opportunity of sharing in progress or completed works, as well as sharing of influences and references.) Exhibitions, Performances, Workshops, Dinners and Excursions to Museums etc. (Organized and hosted by Fellows and Resident Artists)

Apply at http://www.artslettersandnumbers.com/residency

Work samples are required for evaluating applications. The application form asks for a website but if you do not have one, please send samples, writing or images directly to info@artslettersandnumbers.com

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions regarding your application do not hesitate to ask at residency@artslettersandnumbers.com

Arts Letters & Numbers
1543 Burden Lake Road,
Averill Park, NY, 12018
+1 518 712 5462

1 Aug 2019