Everything at Yaddo encourages creativity.
– Eliza Griswold, author of The Tenth Parallel and winner of the 2015 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation
Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.
Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following disciplines: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and a studio.
To protect the privacy of our guests, we do not allow or arrange visits to the private part of the estate. The Yaddo Gardens are free and open to the public year round.