How to apply for a residency at CPW

Apply now for the 2018 AIR season. Deadline has been extended to January 29, 2018



WOODSTOCK AIR is open to all US-based artists and critics/scholars/curators working in photography or related media, whose work critically engages issues of diversity, race, identity and beyond. Special consideration will be given to artists or writers of color, who have statistically often been marginalized from these opportunities. Former WOODSTOCK AIR participants and individuals who will still be students in 2018 may not apply. Residents have no obligations or duties during their residency. Their time is their own, and may be used in whatever way is most advantageous to their goals. Residents are required to contribute a finished work, as selected by the artist and CPW director, to CPW’s Permanent Print Collection.



To apply, please go to, and create a free user account.

Then, click here for the application.

You will be asked to submit the following:

  • Artist Residency applicants will be asked to submit submit 15-20 digital images and/or up to 3 videos of current work. For image formatting guidelines, click here.
  • Critical Studies Residency applicants will be asked to submit 2 writing samples of no more than 1,500 words per sample, with visuals, including featured artist work samples and installation views if applicable. Both writing samples must be combined into a single PDF.
  • Residency proposal – see call listing on for guidelines
  • Bio [250-300 words]
  • Artist statement, describing your current projects and artistic process [500 words].
  • Resume/CV (listing past exhibitions, residency, and related experiences)
  • Contact info for two professional references
  • $15 online processing fee

WOODSTOCK AIR participants are selected by a selection panel comprised of professionals in the field and have included past participants in CPW’s residency and exhibition program, curators, collectors and art critics.