Sponsored residencies support Yaddo’s mission by underwriting the cost of visits by creative artists. These residencies are underwritten both in perpetuity, with an endowed fund, and annually, and reflect such shared areas of interest as artists’ geographic origin, discipline, or focus, such a science education.
Elizabeth Ames Residency
Established in 2006 for an artist working in any discipline. Offered every other year in honor of Yaddo’s first Executive Director. Mark King was named the 2019 recipient.
Milton and Sally Michel Avery Residency for a Visual Artist
Established in 1985 by Yaddo artist Sally Michel Avery in honor of her late husband, Milton, who was also a Yaddo artist. Há Ninh Pham was named the 2019 recipient.
The Stanley Bing Superb Owl Residency
Established in 2021 by the family of writer Gil Schwartz (aka Stanley Bing) in memory of his artistic gifts and commitment to helping other artists. Awarded every year, the residency supports a writer, photographer or performer who possesses both wit and wisdom.
Louise Bourgeois Residency for a Sculptor
Established in 1995 by Louise Bourgeois to support young sculptors. Tracey Goodman was named the 2019 recipient.
Abigail Angell Canfield and Cass Canfield Jr. Residency for Writers
Established in 2004 by Mr. and Mrs. Cass Canfield Jr. to support one writer, preferably from Latin America, every other year. Elisa Díaz Castelo was named the 2019 recipient.
Eli Cantor Residency for Writers
Established in 1984 in honor of the Yaddo writer. Ucheoma Onwutuebe was named the 2019 recipient.
Linda Collins Endowed Residency for a Writer, funded by the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund
Established in 2016 in honor of the late writer and Yaddo Director Linda Collins to support a writer. Peter Trachtenberg was named the 2019 recipient.
David Del Tredici Residency for a Composer, funded by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music
Established in 2013 by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Sophie Cash was named the 2019 recipient.
Philip Guston and Musa McKim Residency
Established in 2004 by Musa Guston Mayer in honor of her parents, Yaddo artists Philip Guston and Musa McKim, to support a visual artist or a poet. Michael Snediker was named the 2019 recipient.
Curtis Harnack Residency for Writers
Established in 1984 in honor of the Yaddo writer and former Yaddo President. Benjamin Taylor was named the 2019 recipient.
Dorothy and Granville Hicks Residency in Literature
Established in 1983 by Stephanie Craib in honor of her mother, Dorothy, and father, Granville Hicks, who served as Acting Executive Director of Yaddo in 1970, to support young and promising writers. Vu Tran was named the 2019 recipient.
Patricia Highsmith-Plangman Residency
Established in 1995 by Yaddo artist Patricia Highsmith. Kristen Radtke was named the 2019 recipient.
The LeSage-Fullilove Residency for a Writer
Established in 2004 in honor of Dr. Alain LeSage and Dr. Roland (Jack) Fullilove to support a young or emerging writer of exceptional talent and promise. Swan Huntley was named the 2019 recipient.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Residencies
Established in 1990 by The MacArthur Foundation. Edgar Oliver and Michael Torke were named the 2019 recipients.
Meredith S. Moody Residency
Established in 1997 by the Moody family for a female photographer in honor of the late Meredith S. Moody. Meryl Meisler was named the 2019 recipient.
The Carson McCullers Endowment Residency
Established in 2014 for artists in any discipline. Fiona Templeton was named the 2019 recipient.
Howard Moss Residency in Poetry
Established in 1991 in honor of the late poet and Yaddo Board member. Vijay Seshadri was named the 2019 recipient.
Ann Wadsworth Olberg Residency for Creative Writers
Established in 2006 by Yaddo poet and Member of the Corporation Gardner McFall and Peter Olberg in memory of his mother, Ann Wadsworth Olberg, for a poet or fiction writer having a special relationship to the State of Iowa through birth, residence, or education. Robert Fernandez was the 2017 recipient.
Plumsock Endowed Residency
Established in 1995 to support creative artists, preferably from Central America Illana Boltvinik and Rodrigo Viñas were the 2018 recipients.
Yvonne Porter Endowed Residency
Established in 2000 by the Louisa Stude Sarofim Charitable Trust to honor Yvonne Porter, and awarded every other year to an artist working in any discipline and residing in Texas. John Pipkin was the 2018 recipient.
Donald and Genie Rice Residency
Established in 2001 by Donald and Genie Rice to support a filmmaker. Boots Riley was named the 2019 recipient.
George Rickey Endowed Residency
Established by the artist in 2000 to support young visual artists. Laura Parnes was named the 2019 recipient.
Nora Sayre Residency for a Nonfiction Writer
Established in 2006 in honor of the Yaddo writer Nora Sayre and awarded every third year. Steve Friedman was the 2021 recipient.
Alma B.C. Schapiro Residency for a Woman Painter
Established by the M.A. Schapiro Fund in honor of the late painter Alma B. C. Schapiro. Deborah Zlotsky was named the 2019 recipient.
James Silberman and Selma Shapiro Residency
Established in 2004 by Selma Shapiro and James Silberman to support a writer and awarded every other year. Jessica Bruder was the 2018 recipient.
Janet Sloane Endowed Residency
Established in 1996 by Alfred Z. Solomon in honor of his late sister, a Member of the Corporation. Daesha Harris was named the 2019 recipient.
Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger Residency
Established by The New York Times Foundation in honor of Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger. Alexis Okeowo was named the 2019 recipient.
Michael and Nina Sundell Residency
Established in 2001 in honor of Michael Sundell, former President of Yaddo, and his wife, Nina, to support a creative artist in any medium. Amitava Kumar was named the 2019 recipient.
The Sundell Residency for Special Assistants
Established by Nina Sundell in 2013, in honor of Michael Sundell, to support the visits of four creative artists, working in any medium, who served as Special Assistants to the President. Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Manuel Sosa, Cris Beam and Dean Haspiel were named the 2019 recipients.
Harriet and Esteban Vicente Residency
Established by Harriet and Esteban Vicente in 2001 to support a painter, preferably from Spain. Violeta Gil was the 2018 recipient.
Jane Adams Wait Residency
Established in 1996 by The Adirondack Trust Company to honor the dedication and service of Jane A. Wait to the Corporation of Yaddo, to support a composer or choreographer. James Lapine was named the 2019 recipient.
Wallace Foundation Residency for Distinguished Writers
Established in 1983 by The Dewitt Wallace Fund/Reader’s Digest Foundation. Brian Christian was named the 2019 recipient.
The White Flowers Residency for Composers
Established in 2001 by Chris Flowers and Mary White to support a composer. Christopher Cerrone was named the 2019 recipient.
Bernard V. Winebaum Residency
Established in 1995 by the estate of poet and visual artist Bernard V. Winebaum to support creative artists, with a preference for those from northern New England. James Scott was named the 2019 recipient.
Amazon Literary Partnership Residency for a Writer
Established in 2013 in support of Yaddo’s New York City Benefit. Ryan Bloom was named the 2019 recipient.
Established by an anonymous Yaddo artist to support artists preferably working in film, video, or performance art.
Hudson River Bank and Trust Co. Foundation Residency
Established by the Hudson River Bank and Trust Co. Foundation in 2012 to support an artist working in any discipline living in Columbia County.
Newman’s Own, Inc. Residency
Established in 1996 by Newman’s Own, Inc. to support playwrights, screenwriters, and filmmakers.
National Endowment for the Arts Residency for Collaborative Teams
Established in 2015 by the NEA to support artistic collaborative teams.
New York State Council on the Arts Residency in Film and Electronic Media
Established in 2010 to support the residency of a filmmaker or media artist.
Martha Walsh Pulver Residency for a Poet
Established in 2001 by the family of Martha Walsh Pulver in her honor, to support a female poet. Marianne Boruch was named the 2019 recipient.
Established in 2018 by The Maurice Sendak Foundation to underwrite a residency for an artist whose primary media is work on paper through the use of non-digital tools. Lourdes Bernard was named the 2019 recipient.