The Ora Schneider Regional Grant is a month-long residency for artists residing in Greene, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, and Orange counties in New York state. Gail Schneider Matlin—a gifted artist, former WSW board member, and daughter of Ora Schneider—funds these residencies to honor her mother’s long-time commitment to our community’s cultural life.
WSW awards this residency to two artists, who may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines. Priority will be given to artists with experience and a working knowledge of etching, intaglio, or monoprint; letterpress; papermaking; screenprinting; photography; or ceramics.
This grant includes a $1500 stipend and 24/7 studio access. We understand that applicants may not be close enough for a daily commute, so free onsite housing can also be arranged.
Application open: August 1
Application due: October 15, 11:59pm EST
Notification date: December 15
Residency length: 1 month
Residency occurs: the year after application
Application must include:
A current resume
A brief description of your proposed project, including the studio(s) you’d like to use. 300 word maximum.
Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image