NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. – Applications are now being accepted for the second artist residency season at Storm King Art Center. The Shandaken Project at Storm King offers free housing, use of a private studio and given behind-the-scenes access to the Storm King Art Center, located in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Applications opened on January 7 and continue through February 8, 2016. 

The Shandaken Project at Storm King residency is open to cultural producers of all disciplines and follows the process-focused model of The Shandaken Project which gives preference to experimentation, research, and risk-taking in the studio. 

For the first residency season, held in 2015, 17 artists were awarded residencies in the disciples of art, literature and music, including sculpture, video, photography, performance, music, poetry and critical writing.

The Shandaken Project’s Founding Director Nicholas Weist stated in the open call announcement, "Having unstructured studio time is a crucial need for all artists. It is also an unrivaled privilege to have ready access to Storm King’s permanent collection, new programming, and incomparable grounds. We are proud to offer both at once to important but under-recognized cultural producers.”

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Private studio for The Shandaken Project at Storm King

Private studio for The Shandaken Project at Storm King

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“Storm King was delighted to inaugurate The Shandaken Project at Storm King in 2015 and is excited to welcome new artists to our site," stated Storm King President John Stern in the announcement. "In 2016, we are again very happy to be able to provide artists with space to think, learn, and develop ideas through The Shandaken Project at Storm King.”

For 2016, approximately 16 residencies will be awarded for The Shandaken Project at Storm King. The residency season begins in June and ends in early October. Residencies are two to six weeks with three artists on site at a time. Artists are housed together with each given a simple, private studio. There is no cost to residents.

This intimate scale of the residency is designed to encourage dialogue between residents with the grounds of the Storm King Art Center sculpture park encouraging focus on the individual practice. 

The open call runs from January 7 to February 8, 2016. 

An anonymous panel of art professionals will judge applications, and successful candidates will be announced in late March. More information and applications are available by clicking www.shandakenproject.org and www.stormking.org.

Since its founding in late 2011, The Shandaken Project has awarded more than 60 residencies over four summer seasons. Additionally, The Shandaken Project presents frequent public programs in New York City and the Hudson Valley area.

Storm King Art Center is set on 500-acres of fields and woodlands in the lower Hudson Valley. The outdoor sculpture park presents over 100 sculptures sited to speak to the landscape and to the art  around it.

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BASIC FACTS: Storm King Art Center is located at 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553. www.stormking.org.

To see some of the sculpture on view on the grounds, "Visual Diary: Outdoor Sculpture at Storm King Art Center"

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