Eliza Myrie, Louise Bourgeois Residency for a Sculptor, 2018. Photo © Elizabeth Haynes

Sponsored Residencies

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.

Endowed Residencies

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.

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.

Louise Bourgeois Residency for a Sculptor

Established in 1995 by Louise Bourgeois to support young sculptors.

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.

Eli Cantor Residency for Writers

Established in 1984 in honor of the Yaddo writer.

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.

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.

Curtis Harnack Residency for Writers

Established in 1984 in honor of the Yaddo writer and former Yaddo President.

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.

Patricia Highsmith-Plangman Residency

Established in 1995 by Yaddo artist Patricia Highsmith.

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.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Residencies

Established in 1990 by The MacArthur Foundation.

Meredith S. Moody Residency

Established in 1997 by the Moody family for a female photographer in honor of the late Meredith S. Moody.

The Carson McCullers Endowment Residency

Established in 2014 for artists in any discipline.

Howard Moss Residency in Poetry

Established in 1991 in honor of the late poet and Yaddo Board member.

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.

Plumsock Endowed Residency

Established in 1995 to support creative artists, preferably from Central America.

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.

Donald and Genie Rice Residency

Established in 2001 by Donald and Genie Rice to support a filmmaker.

George Rickey Endowed Residency

Established by the artist in 2000 to support young visual artists.

Nora Sayre Residency for a Nonfiction Writer

Established in 2006 in honor of the Yaddo writer Nora Sayre and awarded every third year.

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.

James Silberman and Selma Shapiro Residency

Established in 2004 by Selma Shapiro and James Silberman to support a writer and awarded every other year.

Janet Sloane Endowed Residency

Established in 1996 by Alfred Z. Solomon in honor of his late sister, a Member of the Corporation.

Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger Residency

Established by The New York Times Foundation in honor of Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger.

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.

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.

Harriet and Esteban Vicente Residency

Established by Harriet and Esteban Vicente in 2001 to support a painter, preferably from Spain.

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.

Wallace Foundation Residency for Distinguished Writers

Established in 1983 by The Dewitt Wallace Fund/Reader’s Digest Foundation.

The White Flowers Residency for Composers

Established in 2001 by Chris Flowers and Mary White to support a composer.

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.

Single-Year Residencies

Amazon Literary Partnership Residency for a Writer

Established in 2013 in support of Yaddo’s New York City Benefit.


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.

The Sendak/Glynn Narrative Illustration Residency

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.