Thank you for your interest in applying to the Edward F. Albee Foundation.

The Foundation maintains the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center (better known as "The Barn") in Montauk, on Long Island in New York, as a residence for writers and visual artists of all media. 

The Center is open from mid-May through mid-October, and can accommodate comfortably up to five persons at a time. Residencies are for 4 or 6 week periods of time. The standards for admission are, simply, talent and need.

Located approximately two miles from the center of Montauk and the Atlantic Ocean, "The Barn" rests in a secluded knoll which offers privacy and a peaceful atmosphere.  The Foundation expects all those accepted for residence to work seriously and to conduct themselves in such a manner as to aid fellow residents in their endeavors.  Writers are offered a room; visual artists are offered a room and studio space.  Residents are responsible for their food, travel, and other expenses.  The environment is simple and communal.  Residents are expected to do their share in maintaining the condition of "The Barn" as well as its peaceful environment.

The Foundation is pleased to accept applications AFTER JANUARY 1, 2015 for the 2015 Summer Season; applications must be post-marked no later than March 2nd, 2015 and must arrive--through the mail--no later than March 9th. 

All applications must be sent to:

The Edward F. Albee Foundation
14 Harrison St., New York, NY 10013

Via REGULAR USPS MAIL ONLY.  Any materials arriving by hand, requiring additional postage, signature (e.g. FedEx, UPS, Express Mail, etc.), or any form of personalized receipt will not be accepted (this includes certified mail). 


NOTE TO APPLICANTS FROM OUTSIDE THE USA: Please send your application so that we receive it BEFORE February 15th. Please remember that we do not accept any applications that arrive through FedEx, UPS, or any other courier that requires a signature. You must send your application via regular post only. We are sorry but due to US Postal Regulations we can no longer return submissions materials to foreign addresses. Be certain to include English translations of all application materials.

Guidelines and Application can be downloaded here. However, please note: we may be switching our system to allow for the entire application to be uploaded online. Please check back before January 1st, and before sending in your application, to see if the switch has been made.

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