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


Josephine Turalba

Art Omi 2010, The Philippines

Josephine Turalba's new solo exhibition, Fragmented Focus, is opening at the Koussevitsky Art Gallery in Pittsfield, MA on April 22. For more information, click here.

Juan Ford

Art Omi 2011, Australia

Juan Ford is included in the upcoming exhibition at La Trobe University Museum of Art, entitled The Medium is the Message (opening April 30, more information here.) His work is also featured in an online exhibition entitled FloraXFauna, which features artists from around the world (to view the exhibition, click here).

Janet Echelman

Art Omi 1993, USA

Exhibiting Artist at The Fields Sculpture Park

Janet Echelman was featured recently by the New York Foundation for the Arts in a short profile piece about her work and her NYFA grant. To read more, click here.

Kim Beck

Art Omi 2013, USA

Kim Beck's work will be exhibiting in a solo show called A Great Piece of Turf at Mixed Greens in NYC, opening on May 24 (for more information, click here) and also celebrating the launch of her new artist's book, A Flock of Signs, at Printed Matter in NYC on April 25 (for more information, click here).

Paula Hayes

Exhibiting Artist at The Fields Sculpture Park

Paula Hayes has been featured in a recent article in Dwell. She will also be opening a new show on April 25, entitled Lucid Green, at Carolina Nitsch Gallery in NYC. For more information, click here.

Agathe de Bailliencourt

Art Omi 2012, France/Germany

Agathe De Baillencourt will be opening her new exhibition at RH Contemporary Art in New York, on April 18, 6-8pm. For more information, please click here.

Carol Prusa & Mary Mattingly

Art Omi 2013 & 2011, respectively

Carol Prusa and Mary Mattingly have been asked to participate in Faberge's Big Egg Hunt to raise funds for two wonderful charities, alongside other artists and designers like Ursula von Rydingsvard, Diane von Furstenberg and Ralph Lauren, among others. For more information and to bid on pieces, click here.

Marie Christine Katz

Art Omi 2011, Switzerland/USA

Marie Christine Katz will be performing her piece, "What's my worth?" at Dixon Place in NYC for free on April 26. For more information, click here.

Greg Lindquist (USA) & Mary Mattingly (USA)

Art Omi 2009 & 2011, respectively

Greg Lindquist and Mary Mattingly are exhibiting their response to the recent Duke energy environmental disaster - an exhibition entitled, ON LAND, which is on display Mar 21, 2014 - Apr 28 at Flanders Gallery in North Carolina. For more information on the exhibition, click here.

Margaret Evangeline

Art Omi 1999, USA

Margaret Evangeline's vibrantly colored shot steel works were selected by Salomon Contemporary to be shown at this year's Dallas Art Fair. For more information on her works, click here.