The Edward F. Albee 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 June through mid-October, and can accommodate comfortably up to five persons at a time. Residencies are for 4 or 6 week periods. 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 large room; visual artists are offered a smaller room and a large 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, 2017 for the 2017 Summer Season.

Announcements will be made on or around April 15th, 2017

Ends in 4 days, 6 hours
To apply:

Applicants should complete all required fields and submit:
  • Playwriting/Screenwriting: A full script (short plays and one acts are considered "full scripts" for this purpose.)  Please limit scripts to fewer than 130 pages (in a single file).
  • Poetry: Up to 12 poems.  Please limit to 20 pages total (in a single file).
  • Fiction: 1 short story or 2 chapters of a novel. Please limit to 40 pages total (in no more than 2 files).
  • Non-fiction/Memoir/Journalism: 2 essays/articles or 2 chapters from a book. Please limit to 40 pages total (in no more than 2 files).
Please note: writers who write in a foreign language should apply with English translations of their work.

You will also be required to have two reference letters sent on your behalf (unless you have previously supplied reference letters within the last 5 years.)
Ends in 4 days, 6 hours
To apply:

Applicants should complete all required fields and submit:
  • Painting / Sculpture / Photography: 6 - 12 images
  • Video / Media: 3 relevant files
You will also be required to have two reference letters sent on your behalf (unless you have previously applied with new reference letters within the last 5 years.)