Michael Harrison awarded Guggenheim

On April 4, 2018, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of 173 Guggenheim Fellowships (including two joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-fourth competition.


Article in Times Union

Times Union's Paul Grondahl wrote a piece about Arts Letters & Numbers after experiencing our first 'Tasting' event - where we brought many of the cultural influential leaders and initiates, from the capital region, together in the Mill. Read the article and learn about how where we are today links back to Broadway, Albany!

Sessions: New Program

We are pleased to announce a new chapter at Arts Letters & Numbers, in January 2018 we will begin a new programming series entitled ‘Sessions’. Occurring at least once a month, each Session will take place over 5 to 10 days, offering a small group of participants the chance to live and work together, delving deeply into a particular topic, theme or question, facilitated by a Session Leader(s) and Arts Letters & Numbers Resident Staff & Fellows.

Artist in Residence

Day Residency: Expansion of our Residency Program

We are excited to announce a new addition to our Artist in Residence Program: Day Residency - for commuting artists. Over the course of the last three years we have seen the great impact our Residency Program has had on national and international artists. With such a diverse community of creative people we have realized it’s time to make this program more accessible for regionally based artists!

Constitution Films: ALN production 2017

We are overjoyed to share with you two short films from our sixth summer workshop: Constitution. Constitution was a beautiful and intense project, on many levels, we hope these films capture some of the essence of the work. Please enjoy and share the films, and let us know your thoughts! Very much looking forward to continuing our conversations.

Bill Morrison wins Documentary Film Award

It is a great joy to share that our dear friend, Visiting Artist and Arts Letters & Numbers founding Board Member, Bill Morrison has received a Critics Choice Award for Most Innovative Documentary, for Dawson City Frozen Time. Bill’s work continues to inspire and astonish all of us at Arts Letters & Numbers as it has for an entire generation of artists. Congratulations Bill!


Art Benefit Sale: Help us get the Mill back!

This year we will be making a very significant move forward by renovating the entire first floor of our mill. The space will be retrofitted to include studios, a wood / metal shop, photography darkrooms, and the beginnings of a printshop. And - finally! - we will install a heating system, which will allow us to program the facility year round - a very important milestone for ALN!


Now Accepting Applications | Constitution

Arts Letters & Numbers is pleased to announce our 6th summer workshop. Each year, we structure our summer workshop through a question or questions that address the moment we are in. This year we ask: CONSTITUTION. We frame Constitution as a constellation of questions with the hope that we can inhabit them and create new works, acts, and actions, that speak to the urgencies of our time.

More information and application form is now available


Jam in the Salon

Since last year was such a great success, we will do it again! For this holiday Friday, our weekly Film Screening will give room for Jam in the Salon. Going back in time at the House on the Hill, we will open up the speakeasy salon from the 1920’s, and welcome you to an evening (with no end), of music jam.