The Intellectual Arts Residency is a rare opportunity for scholars working in all disciplines to fully immerse themselves in our collaborative  environment conducive to creativity.  We invite applications from accomplished professors, graduate students, researchers and thinkers who would benefit from a block of time and space at Craigardan to create new work, complete a project, conduct research, teach a course, write or simply think amid the beauty of the Adirondack Mountains.

*We also offer a few opportunities each year to recent graduates and undergraduates conducting independent research or participating in regional internships relevant to our mission.  Current undergraduate research partnerships include Hamilton College and Colgate University.

The primary aim of the residency is to provide high quality time and space for scholars to pursue independent projects that push the boundaries of their knowledge.  Residents have access to a variety of office and studio and outdoor spaces in a thoughtfully designed farm/campus environment.  Successful applicants acknowledge the importance of place on their work; such as the intimacy of Craigardan's multi-disciplinary community, the ecology of the Adirondacks, the resurgence of small sustainable farms in the Champlain Valley, or the challenges of rural communities, for example.  Residents are encouraged to exchange ideas and engage with the creative energy of the staff and fellow residents, explore the surrounding Adirondack region, and share their knowledge and work with the local community.

The (highly subsidized) residency fee is $250 per week or $1000 per month ($33/day) and includes:

  • a private room in a shared house and living spaces

  • all utilities including wireless internet

  • private office space specific to the residency

  • a weekly farm share of vegetables, fruit, grains, meat, eggs, and dairy from Craigardan's farm and partner farms

  • 1-2 meals per week prepared by the culinary artist-in-residence

  • lecture opportunities

  • the ability to participate in all programs and events at Craigardan at no cost

  • time for creative exploration that may include collaboration with other residents and local community members

  • ongoing organizational support whenever possible for research or community initiatives


  • Present a slide lecture or other presentation to program participants and the public as part of the community lecture series.

Group Residencies are also available for collaborators.  Please email us to learn more.  

    Teaching Fellowship

The Intellectual Arts Teaching Fellowship is available to applicants who wish to share their knowledge and work while in residence.  Interested individuals may submit an application with a specific course or workshop proposal or be invited as a visiting instructor.  The accepted candidate will have a strong interest in community education and a desire to further collaboration with program participants.  

The residency fee will be waived in exchange for presenting a class or workshop.  The Fellowship also provides a budget for materials and an honorarium based on merit.  The Teaching Fellowship may not be available year-round.  Week-long workshops are only scheduled in May and October.

Fellowship requirements:

  • Open to any professional whose work is relevant to Craigardan’s mission and location

  • Lead a workshop or class on a topic relevant to the resident’s area of expertise

  • Present a slide lecture or other presentation to program participants and the public as part of the community lecture series.

2018 Scholars-In-Residence:

David Fontana

Naomi Schoenbaum

Margot Pollans

Tatiana Abatemarco

Colleen Donlan - Colgate University

Revee Needham - Colgate University

PLEASE NOTE:  All participants are responsible for their own transportation needs and any personal materials or expenses.   Applicants are welcome to schedule a visit to Craigardan prior to applying.