Artist-in-Residence FAQ

Please check back in January 2019 for an update on how to apply for the 2019 Artist-in-Residence program.

Will the Artist-in-Residence program continue during the construction period of the new building?

Yes! During this period, the artist-in-residence studios will be located in a street-level space at 429 West 127th Street, which will also serve as the temporary home for the Museum’s curatorial offices.

Do you accept late applications?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications after the due date.

Do you accept paper applications?

No, the application must be completed online.

How much does it cost to apply?

There is no cost to apply to the Artist-in-Residence program.

Do you accept international applicants?

Yes, the program accepts applications working locally, nationally and internationally. Please note that the Museum cannot provide visa support.

When does the residency begin and end?

The 2018 residency will begin in early April 2018. The residency is eleven months long.

What is the mission of this residency?

The Studio Museum in Harlem offers an eleven-month studio residency for three emerging artists working in any media. The program is designed to serve emerging artists of African and Latino descent working locally, nationally or internationally.

What kinds of documents does the application require?

Two recommendations, a resume (or CV), an artist statement. In addition, you can upload 8–10 images and videos. No word documents please.

Can I receive feedback about my application?

The Museum receives hundreds of applications per year and, as a result, we are unable to provide feedback.

Do I need to have a specific project in mind before I apply?

No. You can apply with a portfolio of your works previously completed.

Can you tell me if I should apply?

Museum staff cannot advise you on your application.

Is there an education requirement for the residency?

No, there is no education requirement.

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