|The Kaatsbaan Cultural Park Weekend Retreat Residency Program provides opportunities for artists of all genres to create, live, and collaborate in the idyllic countryside of the Hudson Valley.
In addition to studio space, meals, and housing on our Hudson Valley campus, these weekends offer an extraordinary environment for cultural innovation and excellence.
Kaatsbaan Weekend Retreats are tailored to accommodate individual artists and small groups spanning various creative disciplines.
This new residency program offers affordable access to spacious studios and specialized workspaces for dancers, writers, visual artists, composers, musicians, and designers. Residencies are generously subsidized and include essential amenities such as individual, hotel-style rooms and healthy, locally sourced meals.
In its pilot year, the Weekend Retreat Residency Program takes place during three weekends:
January 19 – 21, 2024
February 9 – 11, 2024
March 15 – 17, 2024
The magic and generosity of Kaatsbaan seeps into the process and the art. The care and space given to artists and art making is rare and a true gift . There aren’t many places like Kaatsbaan, a dance dream. –
—Bobbi Jean Smith, Director, Choreographer and Dancer
The fee for a Kaatsbaan Weekend Retreat is $500 for an individual artist.
Group fees begin at $500 for the first artist, adding $250 for each additional artist. Three studios are available for music, theater, and dance artists/ensembles. Each artist or group will have a minimum of 6 hours of studio time per day on Friday and Saturday between 9am and 9pm, and three hours on Sunday between 9am and 3pm. Additional shared access to studios may also be available. Additionally, three spaces are designated for individual artists such as writers, makers, painters, and composers. Each artist using these spaces has unlimited access.
The Dancers’ Inn and Artist Gatehouse Apartments offer 20 guest rooms nestled within our expansive 153-acre campus. The organization’s unwavering commitment to historic preservation and environmental conservation has safeguarded its extensive open spaces, pristine hayfields, lush woodlands, and inspiring vistas of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains. The Dancers’ Inn provides hotel-style accommodations, bucolic views and private baths. Premium lodging in one of our two-bedroom Gatehouse Apartments is also available for a rate of $1000. These apartments offer additional privacy with en-suite kitchens and lounge areas
To apply for the Weekend Retreat Residency Program, please complete the Inquiry Form.
Early inquiries are strongly encouraged to secure your preferred dates.
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