AICAD Studio Practice Residency


Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA


Mission: The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) is offering a Studio Practice Residency for non-student working artists to develop, refine, or challenge their artistic practice in dialog with a chosen mentor. This residency will be a studio intensive mentorship program held at the AICAD facility in DUMBO, Brooklyn from January 6th through May 6th, 2016. Visual artist and critic William Powhida, will lead the Studio Practice Residency. Accepted participants will work with mentors to be determined.

AICAD conducted it’s first session with five (5) participants in the Fall 2015. AICAD identified a need for artists wishing to take the next step in their professional careers without having to wait indefinite selection cyles for acceptance into a juried residency. Our selection process is based mainly on an artist’s long term vision and sustained studio practice/exhibition record.

We are located in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY. (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.) The residency has easy access to the F, A, C, and E trains and is one stop away from lower Manhattan. DUMBO is home to many galleries and non-profit art organizations including Smack Mellon, Triangle Arts Association, NYFA, and the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program.


Cost: The AICAD Studio Practice Residency is a non-credit, fee-based program. The total 4 month program cost is $3,750 ($1,000 deposit and $917 per month for 3 months) with a discount available for alumni of AICAD member schools at $3400 ($1000 deposit and $800 per month).

Currently, no fellowships or stipends are granted.


Application Fee: No Application Fee


Number of Artists: Up to 20 artists at a time


Length of Stay: 4 months


Accommodations: Each resident will have an 8 x 12 foot studio equipped with track lighting. There is also a shop, kitchen, computer lab, Wi-Fi, and access to a color copier/printer.


Demographic/Medium: All are welcome to apply. Professionally practicing artists with a minimum of three years exhibition record and current MFA candidates are eligible to apply.

All mediums. We also are equipped with a state of the art video presentation room.

Benefits: The AICAD Studio Practice Residency is mentor based. Each artist will work with a designated acclaimed artist from the NY art world. (A complete list of mentors can be accessed on our website.) Not only do residents benefit from their mentor relationship, but they also create relationships with the entire AICAD/New York Studio Residency Community. All residents have 24 access to the facility and the benefit of having and Artistic and Administrative Co-Director on site. Professional Development workshops, outside studio visits, and access to our visiting artist program are additional benefits of being an AICAD Studio Practice Resident.


Deadline: August 20, 2016 

Interested individuals should contact AICAD/NYSRP Administrative Co-Director Alan Lupiani at


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