Creative Residencies

Our Creative Residencies provide composers with protected time for composing and with studio space in quiet, spacious settings. The residencies are awarded through a process of nomination by organizations participating in the annual festival and review by rotating panels of artists from our Board of Directors, Board of Advisors, and Distinguished Mentors Council.

The program launched in November 2014 in partnership with The Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which provides residency accommodations at their historic estate in New York's Hudson Valley. In 2015 the Composers Now-Pocantico partnership expanded to include artists sponsored by the Asian Cultural Council in collaboration with Composers Now artists.  Visit here for more information.

Also in 2015, Composers Now added a residency opportunity to the program via collaboration with the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, offering awarded composers a six-week residency at the Foundation's 15th-century castle in rural Umbria, Italy.  Visit here for more information.