Millay Colony for the Arts Residency / Deadline: October 1

Millay Colony

The Millay Colony is an artists residency program in Upstate New York. Millay welcomes 6-7 visual artists, writers and composers each month between April and November and a number of flexible residency formats. all including a private bedroom and studio as well as all meals. Artists of all ages, from all cultures and communities, and in all stages of their career are welcome.

Located on a seven-acre Upstate New York campus, with its lovely meadows and forest, is adjacent to the former home and gardens of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and the exquisite Harvey Mountain State Forest. Residents and guests have access to trails for hiking and bicycles, as well as meadows for picnics (with wild blueberry, wild thyme and a delicious mix of plants and flowers), and creeks and streams for cooling off. In the Winter, residents may choose to go cross-country skiing. The Millay Colony is located near the towns of Chatham, NY and Great Barrington, MA.

The Millay Colony Barn has four bedrooms and four studios with meadow and mountain views. The Main Building was featured in the July ’98 issue of Architectural Record for its sleek look and commitment to universal access. This building contains two residency suites and studios as well as common areas open to all residents, including the kitchen, dining and living areas, and a laundry room. All are fully accessible. The Main House also has a darkroom, a Yamaha U1 upright piano, a large collection of art books, two lounges, a public telephone, and WiFi. In our adjacent offices, we have a fax machine, copier, computer and printer for residents’s use.

Please visit the Application Page for more information. For more information, please email or call the Managing Director, Calliope Nicholas, at or 518-392-3103.