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SPACE on Ryder Farm Now Accepting 2016 Residency Applications

The farm-to-table residency program is looking for its next season of artists.

Tony-nominated playwright Robert Askins, founding executive director Emily Ryder Simoness, and actor Michael Chernus at SPACE on Ryder Farm in Brewster, New York.
(© David Gordon)

SPACE on Ryder Farm, an artist residency program in Brewster, New York, is now accepting applications for its 2016 season. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 15, 2016.

Led by founding executive director Emily Ryder Simoness, SPACE on Ryder Farm provides artists with the opportunity to create away from the stress and noise of everyday life and work in the company of other artists in a bucolic and inspirational setting. Ryder Farm has been in the Ryder family since 1795 and was at the cutting-edge of America's green movement, becoming one of the first farms in the country to go organic in the 1970s. All of SPACE's programming is centered around residents gathering together for three farm-fresh meals a day.

Writers, theater-makers, visual artists, musicians, dancers and artists of other disciplines as well as innovators are encouraged to apply for 2016 residencies ranging from one to two weeks. Residents are provided housing, meals, artistic support, and access to 130 acres of organic farmland. Applications are also open for company retreats and SPACE's resident playwrights' group, the Working Farm, which gathers each season for a three- to five-week residency divided into multiple stays.

The Working Farm playwrights for the 2015 season included Heidi Armbruster (Alice in Dairyland), Tony nominee Robert Askins (Hand to God), Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God), Clare Barron (You Got Older), David Cale (Lillian), Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale), and Boo Killebrew (The Play About My Dad).

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