The Blue Mountain Center is a working community of writers, artists, activists and musicians in the heart of Adirondacks, the largest state park in the continental US. As a part of our cultural commons, the Center exists to provide a peaceful and comfortable environment in which guests are able to work, free from the distractions and demands of normal daily life.
Established creative and non-fiction writers, and artists not requiring exceptional facilities, are eligible applicants for our Traditional Residency Program. Residents are chosen by an Admissions Committee of accomplished authors and artists. The committee is particularly interested in fine work which evinces social and ecological concern and is aimed at a general audience.
The Blue Mountain Center hosts conferences, for up to 25 people during the spring and fall months. The purpose of the meetings is to bring together those working on pressing social problems such as civil liberties, environmental health and safety, peace, and economic justice.
BMC now accepts online applications . The Application deadline for our Traditional one month Residencies is February 1. The session dates for 2013 are:
Session 1 - June 21 to July 19
Session 2 - July 26 to August 23
Session 3 - September 6 to October 4
The application process for our 2013 Residency Program is closed. Thank you to everyone who has applied. Acceptance notification will be sent out by the end of March.