Blue Mountain Center

Supporting writers, artists and activists in Blue Mountain Lake, New York

Resident Support Funds

BMC alumni and friends have created a small donor advised fund at the Adirondack Foundation’s Blue Mountain Center Fund. This support will provide direct financial aid to successful applicants who need  additional resources to participate in our Residency programs. Individuals may request funds after they are accepted to a residency.

AFRICAN AMERICAN FUND: Up to $500 will be provided annually to African-American Residents thanks to a generous donation from Paul Rucker. Paul is a composer, visual artist, and alumni of the Blue Mountain Center. Paul has been instrumental in the creation of this fund. Some of his work can be found on the website

ASTERI(X) FUND: Up to $500 will be distributed to women authors and artists of color. The fund is intended to encourage applications from creative minds with financial constraints who otherwise may have seen a barrier to entry. It was inspired by and designed to support the mission of the Aster(ix) Journal.

Funding Request Guidelines

Upon acceptance eligible residents are invited to submit a request describing their need and estimated expenses.

  • 200-300 word description of need (optional)
  • Outline of expected expenses for which support is requested
  • 2018 Request Deadline: May 10, 2018

If you have any questions please contact Director Ben Strader, at

Want to directly support Residents?

Contact us (bmc@bluemountaincenter) if you are interested in starting a fund or contributing to an existing one. Donations to the Blue Mountain Center general fund are also always welcome and help us achieve our mission to create a nurturing working community of socially engaged writers, artists and activists.


 Photo credits: Trevor Nathan (Home), Karin Hayes (Community, Support Us, & Contact), & Jan Mammey (Apply).

Photo credits: Trevor Nathan (Home), Karin Hayes (Community, Support Us, & Contact), & Jan Mammey (Apply).