the residency

the application process
Deadline: September 15, 2014 11:59PM EST

selection criteria

Residencies are selected through a two-stage competitive selection process. During the first selection round, portfolios of submitted images will be judged by an independent committee of highly regarded art professionals. During this first round, artists will be selected solely on the basis of portfolio.

During the second phase of the selection process, the selection committee and Executive Director review all aspects of the applications. A final selection of applicants will participate in a short phone interview with the Executive Director. In addition, applicants' references may be contacted.

General Applicant Restrictions:

  • The residency is restricted to professional artists, 25 years of age or older, working in paint.
  • The Golden Foundation Residency does not accept applications from commercial artists.
  • The Golden Foundation Residency does not fund travel expenses, or pay for the cost of commissions or projects ordered by others.



financial considerations

Financial status is not a consideration in the selection process.  If selected for a residency, artists applying for financial support may be required to submit supporting financial documentation.

The goal of Golden Foundation financial assistance is to ensure that all artists who have been accepted into the residency program can attend, regardless of their financial status.

2015 Residency Sessions:

  • March 1 – March 28
  • April 19 – May 16
  • May 24 – June 20
  • June 28 – July 25
  • August 23 – September 19
  • September 27 – October 24

how to apply

Residency applications are accepted only through our online application system. This system will require you to create a user account, which will enable you to save a partially completed application and return to it later.

We strongly recommend downloading the application prior to starting in order to gather all the required information. You will be able to copy and paste information into the online application. You may download a copy of the application here.

Digital Image Guidelines
The application will require that you upload 8 digital images for review by the selection committee. Before starting the online application, we encourage all applicants to make certain that these files are correctly formatted.

  • Images must be submitted as jpegs.
  • Slideshows and Powerpoint presentations are not accepted.
  • Each jpeg may be no larger than 1600 pix in any direction.
  • Image resolution must be between 72 and 100 dpi.
  • Each file must be less than 1MB.
  • Each file must be labeled with the applicant’s last name followed by a period, first initial, underscore, and number Example: SMITH.J_1.JPG, SMITH.J_2.JPG

A complete application must contain the following information and files:

  • Contact and biographical information.
  • Artist statement.
  • Eight digital image files of your work. Detailed requirements for images are outlined below.
  • Three references whom we may contact. References will only be contacted for applicants who have been selected for residency.
  • Current resume or CV in pdf or tiff format.
  • Applicants have the option of submitting up to three letters of recommendation. Please use pdf or tiff format.
  • A $30 application fee, charged at the end of the application process, payable via credit card.



international applicants

All correspondence, technical assistance, workshops, and lectures are provided in English only. Program parameters are based on available funding and other conditions, and thus are subject to change.



Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc.

237 Bell Road, New Berlin, NY  13411

Phone (607) 431-8765

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