Sponsored residencies are one of the most meaningful ways to support Yaddo, underwriting the cost of the essential resources we provide to the great creative artists of our day. We are grateful to the wonderful sponsors of Yaddo’s residencies!
Elizabeth Ames Residency
Established in 2006 for an artist working in any discipline. Offered every other year in honor of Yaddo’s first Executive Director. Sarah Sutton was named the 2021 recipient.
Milton and Sally Michel Avery Residency for a Visual Artist
Established in 1985 by Yaddo artist Sally Michel Avery in honor of her late husband, Milton, who was also a Yaddo artist. Jordan Seaberry was named the 2022 recipient.
The Stanley Bing Superb Owl Residency
Established in 2021 by the family of writer Gil Schwartz (aka Stanley Bing) in memory of his artistic gifts and commitment to helping other artists. Awarded every year, the residency supports a writer, photographer or performer who possesses both wit and wisdom. Alison Kobayashi was named the 2022 recipient.
Louise Bourgeois Residency for a Sculptor
Established in 1995 by Louise Bourgeois to support young sculptors. Blane De St. Croix was named the 2022 recipient.
Abigail Angell Canfield and Cass Canfield Jr. Residency for Writers
Established in 2004 by Mr. and Mrs. Cass Canfield Jr. to support one writer, preferably from Latin America, every other year. Hernan Diaz was named the 2021 recipient.
Eli Cantor Residency for Writers
Established in 1984 in honor of the Yaddo writer. Stephen O’Connor was named the 2022 recipient.
Linda Collins Endowed Residency for a Writer, funded by the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund
Established in 2016 in honor of the late writer and Yaddo Director Linda Collins to support a writer. Helen Benedict was named the 2022 recipient.
David Del Tredici Residency for a Composer, funded by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music
Established in 2013 by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Fernanda Navarro was named the 2022 recipient.
Philip Guston and Musa McKim Residency
Established in 2004 by Musa Guston Mayer in honor of her parents, Yaddo artists Philip Guston and Musa McKim, to support a visual artist or a poet. Marie Silkeberg was named the 2022 recipient.
Curtis Harnack Residency for Writers
Established in 1984 in honor of the Yaddo writer and former Yaddo President. Danielle Spencer was named the 2022 recipient.
Dorothy and Granville Hicks Residency in Literature
Established in 1983 by Stephanie Craib in honor of her mother, Dorothy, and father, Granville Hicks, who served as Acting Executive Director of Yaddo in 1970, to support young and promising writers. Josh Riedel was named the 2022 recipient.
Patricia Highsmith-Plangman Residency
Established in 1995 by Yaddo artist Patricia Highsmith. Elliott Green was named the 2022 recipient.
The LeSage-Fullilove Residency for a Writer
Established in 2004 in honor of Dr. Alain LeSage and Dr. Roland (Jack) Fullilove to support a young or emerging writer of exceptional talent and promise. Hillary Jordan was named the 2022 recipient.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Residencies
Established in 1990 by The MacArthur Foundation. Neil Shea and Kambui Olujimi were named the 2022 recipients.
Meredith S. Moody Residency
Established in 1997 by the Moody family for a female photographer in honor of the late Meredith S. Moody. Carrie Schneider was named the 2022 recipient.
The Carson McCullers Endowment Residency
Established in 2014 for artists in any discipline. G. C. Waldrep was named the 2022 recipient.
Howard Moss Residency in Poetry
Established in 1991 in honor of the late poet and Yaddo Board member. Jubi Arriola-Headley was named the 2022 recipient.
Ann Wadsworth Olberg Residency for Creative Writers
Established in 2006 by Yaddo poet and Member of the Corporation Gardner McFall and Peter Olberg in memory of his mother, Ann Wadsworth Olberg, for a poet or fiction writer having a special relationship to the State of Iowa through birth, residence, or education. Jennifer Croft was the 2021 recipient.
Plumsock Endowed Residency
Established in 1995 to support creative artists, preferably from Central America. Miguel Calderon and Alvaro Sarmiento were the 2019 recipients.
Yvonne Porter Endowed Residency
Established in 2000 by the Louisa Stude Sarofim Charitable Trust to honor Yvonne Porter and awarded every other year to an artist working in any discipline and residing in Texas. Joey Fauerso was the 2021 recipient.
Donald and Genie Rice Residency
Established in 2001 by Donald and Genie Rice to support a filmmaker. Jessica Kingdon was named the 2022 recipient.
George Rickey Endowed Residency
Established by the artist in 2000 to support young visual artists. Ivan Forde was named the 2022 recipient.
Nora Sayre Residency for a Nonfiction Writer
Established in 2006 in honor of the Yaddo writer Nora Sayre and awarded every third year. Steve Friedman was the 2021 recipient.
Alma B.C. Schapiro Residency for a Woman Painter
Established by the M.A. Schapiro Fund in honor of the late painter Alma B. C. Schapiro. Samira Abbassy was named the 2022 recipient.
James Silberman and Selma Shapiro Residency
Established in 2004 by Selma Shapiro and James Silberman to support a writer and awarded every other year. T.D. Mitchell was the 2022 recipient.
Janet Sloane Endowed Residency
Established in 1996 by Alfred Z. Solomon in honor of his late sister, a Member of the Corporation. Maria Álvarez was named the 2022 recipient.
Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger Residency
Established by The New York Times Foundation in honor of Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger. Carmen Machado was named the 2022 recipient.
Michael and Nina Sundell Residency
Established in 2001 in honor of Michael Sundell, former President of Yaddo, and his wife, Nina, to support a creative artist in any medium. Angelo Madsen Minax was named the 2022 recipient.
The Sundell Residency for Special Assistants
Established by Nina Sundell in 2013, in honor of Michael Sundell, to support the visits of four creative artists, working in any medium, who served as Special Assistants to the President. Spencer Reece, Ru Freeman, Jeanne Moutoussemy-Ashe, and Crystal Wilkinson were named the 2022 recipients.
Harriet and Esteban Vicente Residency
Established by Harriet and Esteban Vicente in 2001 to support a painter, preferably from Spain. Violeta Gil was the 2018 recipient.
Jane Adams Wait Residency
Established in 1996 by The Adirondack Trust Company to honor the dedication and service of Jane A. Wait to the Corporation of Yaddo, to support a composer or choreographer. Sidra Bell was named the 2022 recipient.
Wallace Foundation Residency for Distinguished Writers
Established in 1983 by The Dewitt Wallace Fund/Reader’s Digest Foundation. Anthony Cheung was named the 2022 recipient.
The White Flowers Residency for Composers
Established in 2001 by Chris Flowers and Mary White to support a composer. Julius Masri was named the 2022 recipient.
Bernard V. Winebaum Residency
Established in 1995 by the estate of poet and visual artist Bernard V. Winebaum to support creative artists, with a preference for those from northern New England. Nafis M. White was named the 2022 recipient.
Anonymous was a Woman
Established by an anonymous Yaddo artist to support female artists preferably working in film, video, or performance art. Nona Faustine and Adama Delphine Fawundu were named the 2022 recipients.
National Endowment for the Arts Residency for Collaborative Teams
Established in 2015 by the NEA to support artistic collaborative teams.
New York State Council on the Arts Residency in Film and Electronic Media
Established in 2010 to support the residency of a filmmaker or media artist.
Martha Walsh Pulver Residency for a Poet
Established in 2001 by the family of Martha Walsh Pulver in her honor, to support a female poet. Hannah Park was named the 2022 recipient.
The Sendak/Glynn Narrative Illustration Residency
Established in 2018 by The Maurice Sendak Foundation to underwrite a residency for an artist whose primary media is work on paper through the use of non-digital tools. Chris Rush was named the 2022 recipient.
Ways to Support
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Featured Resident Artist
Fei Li’s works focus on the strength of fragility in the form of public ritual and interactive storytelling. She employs playfulness and abstraction to reveal the pain and destruction of daily life, while recognizing the beauty and dignity of the marginalized.View our artists
Featured Resident Artist
Regina DeLuise explores the visual complexities of contemporary experience through interiors, still life, portraiture and landscape photography. She is moved by the power of the photographic image and its uncanny ability to embody the depth and richness of the human experience.
Featured Resident Artist
Sidra Bell, Artistic Director of Sidra Bell Dance New York, holds a degree in History from Yale University and an MFA in Choreography from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. Bell was the first Black female choreographer commissioned by the NYC Ballet.View our artists
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