About Residencies

2014 Residency Sessions

Each residency is four weeks long. Session dates for the 2014 season are:

Session 1: June 13 - July 11
Session 2: July 18 - August 22
Session 3: September 19 - October 17

Fourteen to fifteen residents are chosen for each session. There is no cost other than transportation, though contributions are always welcome.

Guest quarters are simple and comfortable. Writers are lodged in individual bedroom/studies in the Main House or the Grey Cottage; visual artists and composers work in adjacent studios. Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining room, and residents help themselves to leftovers for lunch. BMC has a small staff, and the atmosphere is informal and cooperative. We depend on our visitors to help clear the table after meals, keep the meeting areas clean, and turn off the lights at night. Linens and laundry facilities are provided.

Please keep in mind that cell phones are prohibited at Blue Mountain Center. We do have a phone booth with unlimited long distance calling as well as a small Internet center, complete with one public computer and Ethernet cables for personal laptops. Both the phone booth and the Internet center are available 24 hours a day. Family members and loved ones may call our office phone at any time in the event of an emergency.

Activist Residencies

Blue Mountain Center is interested in offering one-month residencies to activists and cultural workers with a writing project related to their work. Collaborations are welcome, and may be submitted as one application. The climate at BMC is especially suited for activists able to balance their need for R & R with a dedication to working on their writing project, as well as joining into a community of dedicated writers and artists. Activist applications should follow the regular application guidelines, and include more extensive information about their organization and activist background. A writing sample is welcome but not required for Activist applicants.