Yaddo is a 400 acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. It was founded in 1900 and it offers programs for choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Over the years, residents of Yaddo have won 64 Pulitzer Prizes, 27 MacArthur Fellowships, 60 National Book Awards, 24 National Book Critics Circle Awards, 108 Rome Prizes, 45 Whiting Writers’ Awards, and one Nobel Prize in Literature. The complete list of residents are here. Many people believe that hat the land itself at Yaddo is the source of mystical creative power.

You can apply as an individual or as a team.Yaddo is open eleven months out of the year and have a tennis court, pool and bikes for the residents to use. The resident program can last from two weeks to two months and they offer room, board, and a studio space.

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