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New York, NY

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© 2019 by FORGE Limited Liability Company


FORGE’s summer residencies are week-long retreats offering inspired space to collaborate and create outside of the swings and doldrums of daily life. With plenty of opportunities for artistic feedback, strategic guidance, and glowing hospitality, our Red Barn Residency is an ideal mix of insightful incubation and refreshing recharge. Dedicate a week to development and play in our 1,500 square foot Red Barn in Danbury, Connecticut, set your schedule to best suit your work, and explore what time, effort, and intention can grow.


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.

The 2019 Red Barn Residency season is currently underway. New applications will be considered for the 2020 Summer season. 

2019 Dates

July 31- Aug 5

Aug 7 - Aug 12

Aug 14 - Aug 19

Aug 21 - Aug 26

Sept 4 - Sept 9

Application Deadline:

June 21st 


FORGE Red Barn Residency participants receive:

  • Six days and five nights of development time in a 1500-square foot renovated barn.

  • Freedom to expand your vision with like-minded artists. 

  • Opportunities for producorial and developmental feedback from FORGE.

  • Space to eat, sleep, and work in comfort for the duration of the week in Danbury, CT.

  • Meals curated and prepared by FORGE.

  • A clean and cool swimming pool for exercise and relaxation.

  • Logistical support to and from the Retreat.​

  • 10 acres of stunning property to muse, roam, and explore; Perfect for jumpstarting any process, just 90 minutes outside of NYC.

Participants are responsible for:


  • A $1500 flat fee per week, plus $60 per person, per day.

  • Travel to and from Danbury, CT (By car or by rail to Brewster Station off the Metro-North Harlem Line).

  • Their own alcohol or specialty snacks (if desired).

  • A great work ethic and professional collaborative stance. Read our code of conduct here

*FORGE Red Barn Residencies are open to creators of all kinds, though artists and makers who will benefit from the studio time are preferred. The program is by application only, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

The 2019 Red Barn Residency season is currently underway.

New applications will be considered for the 2020 Summer season.