SPACE on Ryder Farm Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Residencies

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The submission window is now open for a chance to work on the 223 year-old working organic farm.
The dock at Ryder Farm
The dock at Ryder Farm

SPACE on Ryder Farm is now accepting applications for all of its 2019 residency programs. Housed on a 223 year-old working organic farm in Brewster, New York, the residency program provides theatremakers, artists, and activists the space to create and collaborate, as well as housing, meals, and artistic support.

The deadline to submit applications for the June–October 2019 season is 11:59 PM EST October 8. For more information, click here.

SPACE offers a number of signature programs in support of theatremakers, including The Working Farm. A resident writers' group for playwrights, lyricists and librettists, the residency offers artists five non-consecutive residency weeks on Ryder Farm to develop new work. Alums of the program include Clare Barron, Samuel D. Hunter, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Antoinette Nwandu, Max Posner, Jen Silverman, Shaina Taub, Mfoniso Udofia, and Anne Washburn. Click here to learn about the 2018 Working Farm playwrights.

Other residencies include The Family Residency, which supports working parents and their children; The Greenhouse Residency for early-career playwrights; and Creative Residencies for individual artists, activists, organizers and small groups.

For the first time, as part of the 2019 season, SPACE will also accept applications from resident alumni for a Season Extension Residency in February 2019. Applications for the Season Extension Residency only are due by September 10 at 11:59 PM.

Two information sessions for prospective applicants will be offered in New York City and online. The in-person session, hosted by SPACE’s program staff, will take place August 29 at 6:30 PM at 440 Lafayette Street, and an online session will be live-streamed on August 30 at 12:30 PM via Facebook Live. Registration is required.

For more information on all the SPACE residencies, visit

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