All digital applications must be submitted by midnight, EST on the date of the deadline. If you have any questions or technical difficulties please contact us at or (845) 658-9133.

Never miss a deadline - sign up for our Artist Opportunities mailing list!

See the full job description by clicking here. This portal will close on January 8th 2023 at midnight EST.

This Public Art Mural Grant is a four-week residency in which an artist will create an original work for WSW’s mural wall. The mural space at Women’s Studio Workshop faces the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail (WVRT), which is an active outdoor public trail used primarily for walking, running and cycling. We estimate that approximately 3,000-5,000 WVRT users pass by our facilities on a monthly basis, many coming onto our campus to view the current mural, or inquire about the organization. The mural space is 10′ x 23.5′ and overlooks our new, ADA accessible patio and community gathering area. In 2021 and beyond, we hope to build new programs that will bring people together here and connect them with the art and artists at WSW.

The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, $500 for materials, $250 for travel, and free on-campus housing. Applicants should keep in mind all COVID-19 related travel stipulations. WSW artistic staff will be available for technical and material support throughout the residency.

Rosendale was founded in 1844 to support the cement mining industry and WSW’s main studio building was the Binnewater Cement Company general store. At the time, the railroad ran through this area constantly and now, many years later, it has been transformed into a multi-use trail for nature lovers. Points of interest along the Rail Trail include caves and kilns left over from the miners and a recently rebuilt railroad trestle, now the centerpiece of the 23-mile trail. The trestle is about a mile from WSW, crossing the Rondout Creek and giving a beautiful view of Rosendale’s mile-long Main Street.

Past Public Art Residencies have taken place along the Rail Trail, in the heart of Rosendale, and at the CHRCH Project Space in nearby Cottekill, NY.

Application must include:

  • A current resume
  • A description of the project, including the studio you’d like to work in (no more than 200 words)
  • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image
Women's Studio Workshop