Visit the Farm
SPACE hosts residencies June through September. Residencies are granted to groups and/or individuals in harmony with SPACE's mission. Priority in SPACE's selection process is given to artists who have detailed and distinctive creative goals for their time at SPACE.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
HOW DO I APPLY?
At the heart of SPACE's mission is the desire to make each and every artist's stay at SPACE distinctive. The SPACE team actively works with each visiting resident to make their vision for their time on the farm a reality.
SPACE typically hosts ten residents at the same time. One of the most exciting components of the experience at SPACE is the opportunity for artists to cross-pollinate with each other and act as sounding boards for each other’s work. Workshops culminate in informal showings or discussions based on what each resident has worked on during their time at SPACE.
IS THERE AN APPLICATION DEADLINE?
The deadline to submit has been extended to midnight of March 8th!
HOW MUCH DO WORKSHOPS COST?
IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?
There is a $10 fee to submit an application. The excitement surrounding SPACE has yielded a considerable number of applications that require hours of staff time. Fees will be used to process applications swiftly and to ensure a smooth and efficient process.
ARE THERE OPPORTUNITIES TO RETREAT WITH MY COMPANY?
In addition to the Residency Application for the workshop component of SPACE”s programming, this year SPACE is instituting a Company Retreat Application. If your company wishes to spend time at the farm for company related activities (season planning, strategic planning, training or team building) please consider filling out the Company Retreat Application.
ARE THERE FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE?
SPACE on Ryder farm provides fully subsidized residencies (termed fellowships). For SPACE’s 2013 season, fellowship applications are by invitation only.
HOW DOES SPACE INTERACT WITH RYDER FARM?
SPACE is dedicated to the ongoing viability of both its resident artists and its home, Ryder Farm. As part of your SPACE residency, time will be dedicated to working either on the farm or on any of the ongoing capital improvements to the farm’s structures. Since its founding, SPACE resident artists and team members have worked with the farm on the overall maintenance of The Sycamores (the 1790s Ryder family homestead) and the Corncrib, a rustic cottage that artist volunteers--lead by John Ryder--transformed into SPACE’s homebase. If farming is of interest, residents have the opportunity to assist with the harvesting of the farm’s organic produce, prepare produce for market, assemble flower bouquets, or till the land.
HOW LARGE CAN MY GROUP BE?
Groups can be anywhere from 1 to 10 participants.
WHAT ARE THE ACCOMMODATIONS LIKE?
The Ryder Family homestead, known as The Sycamores, is a beautiful house with an incredible history, dating back to the eighteenth century. It follows, however, that the accommodations are rustic. There will of course be hot water, bathrooms with showers and working plumbing, beds with clean linen, and a roof over your head, but if you consider yourself squeamish in a camping, outdoors style environment, SPACE is probably not the right place for you.
HOW LONG DO ARTISTS STAY?
Residencies at SPACE can be anywhere from 1 to 7 days.
HOW FAR AWAY FROM NYC IS SPACE, AND HOW DO I GET THERE?
Ryder Farm is approximately an hour's trip from midtown Manhattan (as easy as a Brooklyn to Upper West Side commute)! To get to the farm via Metro North, depart from Grand Central Station on the Harlem Line towards Southeast and get off in Brewster. Click Here to see train schedules. Driving is also an option!