Bethany Arts Community 2024 Poetry Residency

Call for Poets!

In recognition of the 28th anniversary of National Poetry Month in April 2024, Bethany Arts Community (BAC) in Ossining, NY is offering its fourth annual residency focused on poetry.

Bethany Arts Community designs its residencies to allow artists to enjoy an environment where artists from different disciplines can work near each other, creating opportunities for cross-pollination, collaboration, and connection. Residents will find both solitude and community with a small cohort of other poets and artists sharing the residency. Residents will be surrounded by uninhibited creativity during their time at BAC, in the form of other Poetry Residents, local studio artists, BAC staff and board members, those presenting programs on campus, and more!

A unique component of residencies at BAC is Community Programming. As part of a residency, we ask each artist to develop and facilitate a Community Program related to their residency plan. This part of the residency is an opportunity for artists to share with the local community in Ossining and Westchester County, and for the local community to engage with artists through their work.

The Poetry Residency is for one week, Wednesday, April 24th to Wednesday, May 1st, artists are provided room & board, a private studio, 3 basic meals a day (see note below), and a $225 stipend upon completion of the residency. Artist is responsible for transportation to and from BAC and any supplies or materials needed for their practice. We ask that you only apply if you can stay for the entire length of this residency.

Please note for the 3 meals included during the residency, Bethany Arts Community is only able to accommodate for vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, dairy-free, and/or gluten-free diets. We are currently unable to accommodate severe allergies (celiac's disease, tree nut allergy, peanut allergy, etc.) and other commonly-used ingredient allergies (garlic, allium allergy, etc). Please contact with any questions or help making arrangements if you have an allergy.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024 at 11:59PM EST

Letters of Recommendation Deadline: January 22, 2024 at 11:59PM EST

As letters of recommendation (LORs) are sent out at the time of application submission, we give applicants another week to ensure that their LORs are in. Please ensure your LORs are submitted by this deadline to be considered.

Notifications: February 16, 2024

To check out our grounds, other residency programs, and more visit our website at

If you have concerns about accommodations for your artistic practice, please email:

If you have issues using the submission form, please contact Submittable.

Bethany Arts Community residency programs are made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and ArtsWestchester.

Application Deadline:2024-01-15
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