SHARP/Snug Harbor Artist Residency

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Location: Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York

Mission: To provide a vibrant, regional cultural destination that offers dynamic programming in arts, education, horticulture, and recreation for diverse cultures of all ages while ensuring a well-managed campus for all stakeholders.

Cost: The Residency includes the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship that is funded by New York Community Trust, which provides support for talented, culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged young people who are seriously dedicated to a career in the arts. Edward and Sally Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship $1,000: 2 month accommodation (studio/bedroom/kitchen/WiFi), 2 month studio space, 4 week exhibition in Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

Application Fee: Free

Number of Artists: information unavailable

Accommodations: Artists are provided a studio space on the ground floor of a two-story, nineteenth-century cottage, which has bedrooms on the second level. The unique opportunity is situated within 83 parkland acres of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in the borough of Staten Island. The facility is connected to the art world of New York City, yet secluded from the urban center by a Harbor.

Length of Stay: 2 months

Demographic: Artists in all disciplines at the post-BFA college level to make the transition from formal training to professional careers. Artist must be a New York State resident. Artist must have a Bachelors of Fine Art degree by the start of their Residency.
Students enrolled in an academic institution at the time of their residency are not
eligible. Artist must be age 30 or under. Artist must not be represented by a commercial gallery.

Medium: Visual artists in all disciplines

Benefits: Artists receive studio visits from guest artists and curators as part of a mentorship program. Participants are also encouraged to show recent work in the Cultural Center’s galleries or on the grounds. Edward and Sally Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship $1,000: 2 month accommodation (studio/bedroom/kitchen/WiFi), 2 month studio space, 4 week exhibition in Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, 1 public lecture, 1 open-studio day, Mentorship with guest curator/artist/museum professional, Professional Development Workshop: marketing, fundraising, networking, small business management, Access to Visual Art & Horticulture libraries.

Deadline: February 18

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