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Writing-Vacations in New York State, Florida and Japan



You might have read in previous blog posts about residencies in Colorado & Arizona, California, Maine, Maryland and Michigan or how to apply for these residencies.
Dreaming still of undisturbed writing without interruptions and nasty chores?  Have a look at these writers residencies / fellowships offering work-vacationing in New York State, Florida and Japan.
January and February are good months to apply, deadlines approaching fast!

The Lighthouse Works Fellowships
Fellowships are six weeks in length and occur year-round. The Lighthouse Works provides fellows with housing, food, studio space for six weeks, a $250 travel allowance and a stipend of $1,500 stipend. Location Fishers Island, New York.

Fishers Island, New York, is a small island located in the Long Island Sound just off the coast of Connecticut, accessible by ferry from New London, Connecticut, and by private or commuter boat from Noank, Connecticut. The island is isolated, but not remote; New York City and Boston are both within three hours of the island, and public transportation to any major east coast city is easily accessible. More information on the island life and how to apply for the residency:


Atlantic Center for the Arts
During the residency, artists participate in informal sessions with their group, interact/collaborate, and work independently on their own projects. The relaxed atmosphere, unstructured program and lush, unspoiled environment provide considerable time for artistic experimentation, exploration and creation. Location New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Application deadlines: February 3 for Spring, March 24 for Summer and May 19 for Fall residency. Full and partial scholarships provided. and



Japan – United States Creative Artist / Writer Program

Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Candidates must be professional creative artists (contemporary or traditional) working as creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, architects, choreographers, composers, visual artists and solo theater artists who work with original material.
A grant award of $20,000 will be provided to each artist to cover housing, living and professional expenses. Artists will be responsible for converting their dollar award into yen. The Commission will also provide selected artists up to $2,000 to cover the cost of his/her round-trip transportation to Japan.
Deadline is March 1, 2012. A hard copy !!! of the application must be received at the Commission’s office by the close of business 5 PM on the deadline date. Candidates may submit their applications via regular mail, commercial delivery service or messenger. Commercial delivery services are recommended.


OMI International Arts Center Residency

The Omi International Arts Center welcomes published writers and translators of every type of literature. International, cultural and creative exchange is a foundation of our mission, and a wide distribution of national background is an important part of our selection process. Guests may select a residency of one week to two months; about ten at a time gather to live and work in a rural setting overlooking the Catskill Mountains. Ledig House provides all meals, and each night a local chef prepares dinner. Daytime is reserved for writing and quiet activities, while evenings are more communal. A program of weekly visits bring guests from the New York publishing community. Noted editors, agents and book scouts are invited to share dinner and conversation on both creative and practical subjects, offering insight into the workings of the publishing industry, and introductions to some of its key professionals.

Omi International Arts Center is located two and a half hours north of New York City in the historic Hudson River Valley. Named for a neighboring village, Omi is close to the small town of Ghent, New York, as well as Albany and Hudson, which offer train connections only thirty minutes away. 300 acres in the Hudson Valley region of New York, amidst a 10 acre contemporary sculpture park, The Fields Sculpture Park. Location Ghent, NY.
Duration: Writers residencies from 2 weeks to 2 months. Paid by artist: Individual travel expenses, personal needs, working material. Paid by host: Accommodation, board, studio space.
Please visit the Omi website to read all the guidelines and criteria per discipline. Applications must be submitted electronically. Mark your calendar: The application period for 2014 Residencies will open in February 2013


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