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You bring the spark

We light the




FORGE Fuel is a monthly writer's retreat offering an escape from the rhythms of city life and a chance to spend a weekend working in the company of like-minded creators. Set at a quiet country farmhouse in a pastoral corner of Connecticut, with plenty of opportunities for feedback and collaboration (and the comfort of home-cooked meals!), FORGE Fuel provides the ideal conditions for lighting a fire from your creative spark.


FORGE Fuel is open to writers of all kinds looking to spend focused time on a project. The program is by application only.

Forge Fuel
Forge Barn


FORGE’s Red Barn Residencies offer inspired space to collaborate and create outside of the swings and doldrums of daily life.

Dedicate 5 days' to develop and play in our 1,500 square foot Red Barn in Danbury, Connecticut, and set your schedule to best suit your work, alongside opportunities for feedback and consultation, with expert leadership and hospitality.

Red Barn Residencies can culminate in an informal sharing of the work accomplished while in residence.


Red Barn Residencies are open to individuals or groups (up to 8) looking to spend focused time on a project, ideally on its feet. The program is by application only.

Red Barn Residencies are currently on hiatus.


Fast Fuel is a full-day pop-up workspace for makers to mix, mingle, and create, hosted free of charge by FORGE NYC and its partner organizations. Come get your work done in a supportive atmosphere surrounded by fellow artists, with FORGE on hand to offer on-the-spot feedback, consulting advice, and organized workflow guidance. 


Fast Fuel is also available remotely. Our special blend of cohort building, goal setting, and artist accountability is now available online to makers across the country and all over the world. 


RSVP below to join us for 7 hours of freeform co-working with bookend check-ins in the morning and evening.

Fast Fuel


Offering you insights, foresight, and oversight, the FORGE Fellowship is a fully-subsidized six-month engagement with the FORGE team bookmarked with 15 points of contact designed to help makers build the skills, systems, plans, and practices that will carry you through your life’s work as a creator.

We welcome individual makers and small teams (of no more than three) at any point in your journey to spend six months (May through October) defining, pursuing, and achieving your vision of success. We prioritize process over project deadlines, and people over productivity. We invite folks from all backgrounds, lived experiences, and cultures of expression to join in functional friction to re-envision the givens, guidelines, and glee of creative work.

This opportunity is focused on you as a maker, not on a specific project. We’re much more interested in how you make anything than what you’re currently creating. You do not need a project to apply; you and your process are the creations we are most interested in!


Click below to learn more about the consultations, skill-building workshops, conversations, community spaces, and other goodies included in a FORGE Fellowship, and apply to become one of our 2024 FORGE Fellows!

Applications for the 2024 Fellowship are closed.

Please check back next winter! 

FORGE Fellowship
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