Omi Residency Programs

About Our Residency Programs

Omi International Arts Center has four distinct residency programs. Through a competitive jury process, residents are chosen, invited to attend at no cost to themselves, except travel. Abundant, catered meals and comfortable, beautiful lodgings are provided in a scenic location in Columbia County, New York. Omi is two hours north of New York City by train.

Art Omi International Artists Residency invites thirty artists from around the world every July for a  four week residency. 

Writers Omi at Ledig House sponsors forty writers and translators from around the world for up to two months each year. 

Music Omi brings together twelve to fifteen musician-composers from around the world in August for three weeks.

Dance Omi International Dance Collective brings together ten dancers from around the world for three weeks in late August.

To learn more about Omi's residency Programs or to apply to a residency please visit:

Art Omi International Artists Residency
Writers Omi International Writers Residency
Music Omi International Musicians Residency
Dance Omi International Dance Collective

Omi's residency programs are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

Alumni News

We are proud to present the accomplishments of our past alumni! If you are an alumni and would like your news featured here, please email us at

Dread Scott

Art Omi 2010, USA


Dread Scott presents The Stoop Series: Desert Island MP3s on November 4th, 2014 at 7 PM at BRIC House. Dread has invited artists Coco Fusco and Hank Willis Thomas to discuss what he/she would bring to a desert island, and to pick 7 songs, 1 artwork and one book. For more information on this event click here. He will also be giving artist lectures at SVA in NYC on November 4th at 4 PM, and at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY on November 11th at 6 PM.

Adriana Díaz-Enciso

Writers Omi 1998, México


Adriana Díaz-Enciso is currently involved in a project for The Blake Society - which has launched an international fund raising campaign to acquire the Cottage where William Blake lived in Felpham, in the Sussex coast of England. The aim is to turn it into a space of creation for artists and writers as well as a space for the dissenting imagination. Part of it may function as a House of Refuge for persecuted writers. To support this effort, you can donate to the crowdfunding project here.

Ahmed El Shaer

Art Omi 2012, Egypt


As part of ISEA 2014, Ahmed El Shaer will show their video Under Examination at Lobo Listone Gallery in the Al Quoz District of Dubai from October 30th through November 28th 2014. For more information about this event, click here

Monstah Black

Dance Omi 2011, USA


Monstah Black presents the first Act of The Cotton Project, titled Cotton, which will open November 6th through November 9th at JACK in Brooklyn. Cotton is an afro futuristic journey of music and performance. Original music composition, choreography and video support storytelling inspired by otherness in suburban towns, plantations, slavery and cotton. For more information about the performance and to purchase tickets, click here.

Kakyoung Lee

Art Omi 2012, South Korea/USA


Kakyoung Lee's newest work, Palgonsan Series, will be shown at Gallery Korea as part of the exhibition The Lineage of Vision, which opens Oct 29 and is on view through Dec 17. Kakyoung also announced that her long term print project, Hana's Ride is finally done! To watch the video, click here.


Juan Ford

Art Omi 2011, Australia


Juan Ford participates in Asia's longest standing art fair, Art Taipei 2014 with Galerie Du Monde at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taiwan. The show is open from October 31st through November 3rd 2014. Juan is also exhibiting at the National Portrait Gallery in Australia with ten other Australian artists for In the Flesh from November 7th 2014 through March 9th 2015. 

Noa Charuvi

Art Omi 2012, Israel/USA


Noa Charuvi will present a diverse group of new paintings for the annual EFA Open Studios at studio #707. Noa has also been selected for the Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency, and has work included at this year's Israeli Contemporary Art Fair in Tel Aviv, Israel. More information about the fair can be found here.

Kensaku Shinohara & Zoe Rabinowitz

Dance Omi 2014, Japan & USA


On October 25th 2014, Women in Motion presents "Revive/Reveal": a unique pairing of repertory works alongside works-in-progress, giving the audience a rare glimpse into a moment in time in the artists' trajectory. Collaborations featuring alumni Kensaku Shinohara and Zoe Rabinowitz include works k(not) and be-seek-let. For more information, click here.

Kate MccGwire

Art Omi 2008, UK


Kate MccGwire presents her solo show Covert at Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in France, from October 21st 2014 to January 26th 2015. For more information about Covert and other exhibitions, please click here

Rob Carter

Art Omi 2008, UK/USA


Rob Carter presents his animation Sun City, from October 16th through November 15th 2014 at Morgan Lehman Gallery. To see more images from the exhibition, click here.

Dana Levy

Art Omi 2011, Israel/USA


Dana Levy's solo exhibition Impermanent Display is on view at Petach Tikva Museum of Art in Petach Tikva, Israel from October 2nd 2014 through January 24th 2015. Click here for more details on this exhibition.

Josh Dorman

Art Omi 2013, USA


Josh Dorman is collaborating with composer Anna Clyne to create a piece entitled "The Violin". Clyne's compositions will be performed on violin with layers of sound and fragments of poetry. Dorman's animations will be displayed throughout the piece at Ryan Lee Gallery in NYC. For more information, click here.

Liane Lang

Art Omi 2013, Germany/UK


Liane Lang's new book project Amnesiac Patina, with Kaleid Editions will be presented at the London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, opening Thursday 25 Sept, 6-9. For more information, click here.

Luana Perilli

Art Omi 2008, Italy


Luana Perilli opened her solo show at The Gallery Apart on September 23rd, entitled Solitary Shelters. It will on display until November 22nd in Rome. You can watch her most recent interview about it here.

William Corwin

Art Omi 2013, USA


William Corwin and cartographer Neil Greenberg present The Great Richmond, a collaborative public sculpture that is now open in the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, the Staten Island Side, from 5-9pm. The exhibition will be on view through Nov. 30 and is open 7 days a week. You can read more here.

Margaret Evangeline

Art Omi 1999, USA


Work by Margaret Evangeline will be featured in 'GUNS IN THE HANDS OF ARTISTS' an exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans from Oct 1st 2014 to January 25th 2015. You can read more here.

Gabrielle Revlock

Dance Omi 2014, USA


Gabrielle and her collaborator Nicole will present "Sauwrie" a short (and adapted) excerpt from The Dance Apocalypse on Sept 4 as part of the DanceNOW Joe's Pub Festival.

Stephanie Miracle

Dance Omi

The Socrates Sculpture Park and Norte Maar team up this month as dance companies develop new works every week ! This week, Stephanie Miracle Dances is in residence preparing for a public performance on Saturday, August 16 at 4 PM.

Monique Truong

Writers Omi 2004, USA

Acclaimed writer Monique Truong is the recipient of the 2015 U.S.-Japan Creative Artist Fellows grant which will fund research and travel for three months. Learn more about the project here

Teju Cole, Colum McCann, DW Gibson, and more.

Writers Omi

The new book Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today's New York includes contributions from Writers Omi's own DW Gibson and many notable alumni of the program, including Teju Cole and Colum McCann. Learn more about the project here.

Meital Katz-Minerbo

Art Omi 2008, Israel

Meital Katz-Minerbo is featured in the exhibition Mazal U'Bracha: Myth and Superstition in Contemporary Isreali Art at the Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv. For more information, click here.