Ora Schneider Residency Grant for Regional Artists

Ora Schneider residents Marian Shoettle and Kate Hamilton

Ora Schneider residents Marian Shoettle and Kate Hamilton created elements for their experimental event “DaDa spill.”

The Ora Schneider Regional Residency Grant is for artists residing in Greene, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan and Orange counties. Gail Schneider Matlin (Ora’s daughter), gifted artist and former WSW board member, is funding these residencies, to honor her mother’s long time commitment to the cultural life in our community.

The grant will support two artists in month-long residencies in any of the Workshop’s studios. A $1500 stipend and unlimited access to the studios is included. Onsite housing can be arranged. Priority will be given to artists with experience and a working knowledge of etching/intaglio/monoprint, letterpress, hand papermaking, screenprinting, photography and ceramics.

Notification Date: Applicants will be notified via email by January 31
Residency Length: 1 month
Residency Occurs: The year after application, September through June


  • A one-page description of the project, not to exceed 200 words. Description should include the media or studio needed.
  • Resume
  • Up to 10 images of recent work with an image script, which should include title, medium, dimension, and date. Check our FAQ sheet for digital specifications


WSW is in the process of moving to a digital application format, and we now receive all applications online. Applicants who do not have access to the Internet may contact us by phone.