Since 1979, the Baraka Center for Three-Dimensional Experimentation has been a sanctuary for the arts: an alternative environment for a host of unconventional exhibitions, performances and residency programs. Baraka, meaning grace and blessing in Arabic, is located on 11 acres of wooded land in New York’s Hudson Valley, 2 hours (96 miles) north of New York City.
As a facility for three-dimensional exploration, the rustic setting, close-to-the-land living, and vivid wilderness provide fertile soil for empirical investigation into art as process. Baraka Residencies are sustained by a community of supporters who share common aspirations for art-in-community, right livelihood, and reconnection with nature.
Artists who qualify for Baraka residencies are working at the professional level in their fields. Applications for residency are judged on the quality of the artist's work and professional promise. Artists of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for admission. Artists from around the world are welcome. A working knowledge of English is helpful. Baraka does not provide an interpreter for artists who speak little or no English. Languages spoken other than English: Armenian and French.