NARS Foundation


Location: Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York


Deadline: March 1, 2017


Cost: National Artists: NARS International Artist Residency Program awards Full and Partial Residential Fellowships for six months and up to twelve months for artists who are based in the U.S.  A Full Fellowship covers the entire cost of the residency program. Artists who receive the Partial Fellowship are responsible for a program fee of $2,100 which can be paid in monthly installments.  Please note: only the Partial Fellowship is available for 2014 Season I.

The studio is a work space only.  Artists who need additional funding and support for partial fellowships, travel, materials and accommodations should apply to other sources.

International Artists: International artists are responsible for a program fee of $6,000 for a three month term and $10,000 for a six month term. International artists are not eligible for the Full or Partial Fellowship at this time. Currently, only U.S.-based artists are eligible for Fellowships. NARS may be able to assist in locating some potential funding resources to contact. However, the artist will be responsible for covering the cost of the residency and will have to secure the funding on their own. The artist will be responsible for covering any travel expenses.


Application Fee: $35.00 USD


Number of Artists: Around 6 -15 artists at a time plus permanent studio artists


Accommodations: The studio is a 280-325 sq ft work space. There are two studio options available: private, interior workspace with no windows and semi-private workspace with windows and a three-quarter wall. Please see the Spaces section of our website for a floor plan and pictures of the studios. The studio is a workspace only. Artists are responsible for their own housing. Those who may need additional funding and support for housing accommodations should apply to other supplemental sources.




Length of Stay: 3 to 6 Months


Demographic: Emerging and mid-career artists, for whom appointments as residents may make a significant impact on their careers; and Established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration.The program encourages and welcomes the participation of artists from all backgrounds and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin in its admission policies.


Medium: The program is open to all international and national visual artists with an active professional practice of at least three years.


Benefits: On average, residency artists will receive 4 -6 studio visits per month by curators, critics, art historians and gallerists. The NARS residency offers artists multiple opportunities to introduce and share work through Artist Talks, discussions, screenings, workshops, and performances. The residency program culminates in a group exhibition at the NARS Foundation Gallery and/or an Open Studio event that is open to the general public.

In addition to the above mentioned studio visits and public presentations, our staff of experienced curators and artists, is available to provide technical assistance and support your projects development through to public presentation. Weekly informal gatherings, inter-studio visits and activities, as well as monthly field trips and meals together, are designed to form a community, foster cultural and exchange of artistic practices and ideas among residency and studio artists, and provide exposure to New York based artists and art institutions.


Mission: The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization committed to supporting artists and curators on an international level as well engaging the local community in Brooklyn and the Greater New York area. NARS provides an array of creative support services and professional development opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists through short-term integrated residency programs, affordable long-term studio spaces, progressive exhibition programs, international exchanges, and engaging public programs that foster global understanding and dynamic cross-cultural dialogues. These services operate in conjunction with our community outreach initiatives to promote greater accessibility to contemporary art for the under-served local community in south Brooklyn. Our mission is to present diverse platforms on which to nurture creative inspiration and innovative cross-pollination of ideas.



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