Catwalk Residency 2022

Applications now closed.


WHAT: Low-tech residency for all disciplines
WHEN: April 5, 2022 - October 16, 2022
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Alumni with a Tisch graduate degree, current Tisch Faculty, and Tisch staff with an MFA from any institution

DEADLINE: February 7, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

In Spring 2015, the Tisch Initiative for Creative Research launched a partnership with Catwalk Institute, offering residency opportunities for alumni, faculty, and staff. Catwalk provides a unique, low-tech environment for artists and scholars from the Tisch community to write, reflect, and create on Catwalk’s 70-acre property in Catskill, NY. Residents stay at the property in private living spaces with separate work spaces available for use across the property. Full use of the grounds is encouraged along with exploration of the Catskill and Hudson area. Projects that are collaborative and/or connect specifically to the region are especially appropriate for selection. While there are no traditional performance spaces or movement studios, site-specific performance works are encouraged.

Applications for 2022 Residencies will be due by 11:59pm EST on Monday, February 7th. 


  • Applicants must have a graduate degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts OR be a current faculty member at NYU Tisch School of the Arts
  • Current Tisch staff members with an MFA (from any institution) are also strongly encouraged to apply
  • Requests must be for two to four weeks
  • Solo projects are also encouraged this year
  • Applicant must be able to make their own travel arrangements
Health and safety during COVID: Catwalk Institute has reviewed its operations with the advice of medical professionals and has implemented health and safety policies in light of the pandemic. You may find more information on Catwalk's safety protocols HERE.



To apply for the Catwalk 2022 Residency, you must complete this FORM by 11:59pm EST on Monday, February 7th. A panel of Tisch’s Catwalk alumni (which may include current Tisch faculty and staff) will review and nominate proposals to be considered by Catwalk leadership and staff. Catwalk will review nominated applications and contact artists directly to confirm residency.

Important Information to Note

  1. Successful applicants will clearly articulate in a one page description of their work:
    • Your project and where you are in your creative process
    • What you hope to achieve during the residency
    • How being in residence in the Catskills relates to your project/process
    • Whether the work you're proposing would be well-served by some kind of public component – a reading, a demonstration or roundtable discussion, an informal/studio presentation, etc.*
  2. Awarded applicants are responsible for arranging their own travel to, from and around Catskills.
  3. Funds will not be provided by Tisch or Catwalk for residents.
  4. Residents must be available for the full length of their stay.
  5. At the conclusion of their research activity, applicants will be asked to share findings from their research and to participate in an informal evaluation of their experience.
  6. For more information about Catwalk, its residence spaces, policies, etc., please refer to their website.

*Note: Public events will likely not be possible in 2022, but please answer this question in the event local and state rules regarding social distancing change.

For additional questions, contact and use subject line: Catwalk Question 2022.