Artists and Innovators Can Apply for a SPACE to Create

In 2017, SPACE is emboldening and recommitting to our belief that inclusion, equity, support and radical hospitality are not only important to creating art, but are vital in creating dialogue that leads to lasting change.

In support of these values, SPACE will:

  • Make all individual and small group residences free in 2017.
  • Endeavor to grant 50% of our residencies to persons of color and underrepresented voices.
  • Double the number of spaces for our fully-subsidized Family Residency, in association with The Lilly Awards.


The Working Farm is SPACE’s resident playwrights group. The group gathers for a five-week residency on Ryder Farm.


Artistic residencies provide artists the opportunity to create away from the stress and noise of everyday life and to be in the company of other artists.


Now in its third year, SPACE on Ryder Farm in association with The Lilly Awards Foundation, supports working parents and their children for a weeklong residency.


A weeklong residency for activists and human rights organizations who are creatively addressing social justice issues.


Welcomes individuals and teams of 2-12 to advance development on workshops and commissions for the theatre as well as strategic planning.

Since its inception in 2011, SPACE has hosted over 750 artists and innovators.

"In a world that is increasingly fast-paced and distracted, it is more and more vital for artists and innovators to have time to slow down and grow something, be it art or a mission statement for their NGO. The individuals and communities we serve value the slower pace and literal and figurative space that Ryder Farm affords them. SPACE asks residents to engage meaningfully with the land, their authentic creative impulses and invites them to dialogue with people who are literally in front of them."

- Emily Simoness, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Visit their website for more details.


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