MARCH 1 for August-November and OCTOBER 1 for April-July of the following year.
Late deadlines March 8 and October 8.

Participants in our artists residency programs are chosen anonymously by a panel of jurors.The application process is competitive and The Millay Colony accepts residents solely on the basis of artistic merit. Our admissions policy does not discriminate with regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or nation of origin. We do not require references.

No fees are charged for these residencies.

How to Apply

Applications to our artists residency program are managed through the online system Submittable. Application submission via mail is also available:  snail mail address here.

Questions can be emailed to: or you can call our Residency Director, Calliope Nicholas, at 518 392-3103.


A $37 (US dollars) fee or $60 for the late deadline is required for both online application and mail-in applications.  The online portal at Submittable links to PayPal and all others can use the DONATE button on our homepage.

NOTE: Transportation costs are the responsibility of the artist. The Colony does not pay a living allowance.Stipends are available for select artists.

Writer Kavita Das working in her studio. Residency Options

One-Month and Two-Week Residencies: The core of our program is the one-month residency. However, in order to accommodate artists who cannot partake of a month-long residency, we now offer two two-week sessions in June and September. Both options include private bedrooms/studios, and all meals.

The Virtual Artist Residency: This format is specifically for working artists and/or artists with children who could benefit from the support of a residency in modified form. The ‘Virtual Resident’ can participate in one of The Millay Colony’s month-long residency on weekends or no less than four total days.

Visual Artist in her studio

The Group Artist ResidencyThe Millay Colony awards two five-day Group Residencies each year to between three and seven collaborating artists. This is available to any artists’ groups, including but not only musicians, publishing collectives, theater and dance troupes, galleries, etc.—or simply individuals collaborating on a project.

Stipends: We work with funders and friends to offer a range of fellowship residencies and stipends for artists. You can find more information here or contact our office to discuss.