NYC Artist Residencies


The following is a list of New York City residencies for artists working in dance, performance, interdisciplinary, visual arts, writing & play-writing, theater, and other disciplines. Please visit the organization’s websites for further details.

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ABRONS ART CENTER

Airspace / Henry Street Settlement

Discipline visual art, curatorial, teaching — some performance art
website abronsartscenter.org
contact 212.598.0400 | info@henrystreet.org
Residency Description Emerging and mid-career artists and cross-disciplinary curators, providing free workspaces and opportunities to present/exhibit works-in-progress, curate exhibits and performances in the Abrons’ galleries and theaters, and teach in school-based education programs.
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ARTS @ RENAISSANCE

Site-Specific Residency

Discipline multi-disciplinary artists to transform the space by creating new work that is relevant to the broader North Brooklyn community and includes public events.
website renaissancenbk.org
contact 718-388-5454 ext. 169 | arts@stnicksalliance.org
Residency Description We seek proposals with strong artistic merit that are grounded in a relevancy to the broader North Brooklyn community.  The space can be used for work of any discipline including but not limited to performance, dance, theater, installation, visual arts, sculpture, film, media, arts in education and immersive work. We encourage work that incorporates multiple disciplines. Proposals are only accepted for use of the entire 4,500 sq ft space. application includes project info, community impact, funding info & work sample.
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ARTS @ RENAISSANCE

Studio Residency

Discipline performance, dance, theater, installation, visual arts, sculpture, film, media, arts in education and immersive work
website renaissancenbk.org
contact 718-388-5454 ext. 169 | arts@stnicksalliance.org
Residency Description We seek proposals with strong artistic merit that are grounded in a relevancy to the broader North Brooklyn community.  The space can be used for work of any discipline including but not limited to performance, dance, theater, installation, visual arts, sculpture, film, media, arts in education and immersive work. We encourage work that incorporates multiple disciplines. Proposals are only accepted for use of the entire 4,500 sq ft space. application includes project info, community impact, funding info & work sample.
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BROOKLYN ARTS COUNCIL

Triangle Arts Association Residency

Discipline visual arts
website brooklynartscouncil.org
contact (718) 625-0080
Residency Description Residency culminates in an Open Studio exhibition to which the general public is invited. Resident artists will also receive studio visits from critics, writers and curators.
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CAVE
(LEIMAY/BLACK STUDIO)

Studio Share

Discipline dancers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, and body-workers
website leimaymain.cavearts.org
contact cavemanager@leimay.org
Residency Description Artists receive up to 12 hours/week of space for rehearsals and/or class, access to MFTA, office materials, participation in SOAK festival, inclusion of activities in e-newsletter.
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CHEZ BUSHWICK

Space Grant

Discipline interdisciplinary art and performance, with a strong focus on experimental dance
website chezbushwick.net
contact studio@chezbushwick.net
Residency Description curated through an open application process, and final selections are chosen by a panel of industry professionals.
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CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Residency

Discipline dance and theater
website chocolatefactorytheater.org
contact 718.482.7069 | brian@chocolatefactorytheater.org
Residency Description residency by nomination or invitation only
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CORA STUDIO
/ SHANNON HUMMEL

Groundwork

Discipline dance
website coradance.com
contact shummel@coradance.org
Residency Description a uniquely comprehensive residency experience that provides substantial support to 4-6 emerging choreographers who are in their first 5 years of making work in NYC.  Groundwork offers artists who possess a distinctive choreographic vision and an interest in fulfilling that vision longterm substantial space to develop new work plus artistic and administrative mentorship to help ensure strong infrastructure, financial sustainability and a sense of community in the field of dance.$30 app fee; must be in first 5 years of choreographing in nyc; essay-style application including artistic voice/vision, nyc presentation history, the work you envision creating during the residency, current administrative structure, goals of residency, link to most recent work, bio & press kit if applicable
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DANSPACE

Choreographic Center Without Walls (CW2)

Discipline dance
website www.danspaceproject.org
contact info@danspaceproject.org
Residency Description ongoing; submit materials, but can also invite danspace staff to performances & rehearsals
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DRAMA LEAGUE, THE

Creative Residency for Advanced Projects

Discipline theater
website http://dramaleague.org
contact directorsproject@dramaleague.org
Residency Description $25 app fee, with link to app page, which is unreachable without prior payment
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DRAMA LEAGUE, THE

Developmental Residency for Early Stage Projects

Discipline theater
website dramaleague.org/residenciescy
contact directorsproject@dramaleague.org
Residency Description $25 app fee, with link to app page, which is unreachable without prior payment
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DRAMA LEAGUE, THE

Rough Draft

Discipline theater
website http://dramaleague.orgct
contact directorsproject@dramaleague.org
Residency Description app requests bio, project description, online work samples, script if available,
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DRAMA LEAGUE, THE

Workshop Residency for Mid-Stage Projects

Discipline theater
website http://dramaleague.org/programs/
contact directorsproject@dramaleague.org
Residency Description $25 app fee, with link to app page, which is unreachable without prior payment
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FIELD, THE

The FARspace

Discipline performing arts
website http://thefield.org/
contact 212.691.6969
Residency Description sign up for newsletter for updates: https://www.thefield.org/t-joml.aspx
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FLEA, THE

Resident Director Program

Discipline theater
website www.theflea.org
contact 212.226.0051
Residency Description Part playground, part laboratory, part training ground, The Flea has been home to established artists taking new risks, emerging artists developing their ideas, and mid-career artists building sustained audiences.
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FLUX FACTORY / RESIDENCY UNLIMITED

Discipline all disciplines
website http://www.fluxfactory.org/residency/
contact 347.669.1406
Residency Description A highly competitive residency program that provides workspace for artists within a socially engaging and collaborative environment.  There are typically 16 artists-in-residence at Flux Factory at any given time.
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GIBNEY DANCE CENTER

  disciline dance (emerging)
website http://www.gibneydance.org/programs/boo-koo/
contact sarah@gibneydance.org
Residency Description boo-koo, slang for the French word “beaucoup,” is a space grant and community give-back initiative for emerging choreographers. boo-koo provides selected artists with 40 hours of rehearsal space as well as some optional technical assistance and advising. In exchange, boo-koo artists create and implement a community give-back that may serve the dance or broader social services communities. Past boo-koo grantees have worked with students at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, offered classes to benefit City Harvest, and created a barter board for the community at Gibney Dance Center.
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GIBNEY DANCE CENTER

DiP

Discipline dance (mid-career)
website gibneydance.org
contact sarah@gibneydance
DiP, short for Dance in Process, is a residency program for mid-career artists. Each year, DiP offers exclusive and continuous access to studio space and an adjacent production office to four New York City-based dance artists, each at a critical stage in their careers. Awardees also receive staff support, a menu of resources, and generous stipends. What truly sets this residency apart is that artists and their dancers do not have to travel out of town or cover costly per diem expenses in order to delve into the creative process.
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GLASSHOUSE PROJECT, THE

Residency

Discipline performing artists
website http://www.glasshouseproject.org/agenda/residency-program.aspx
contact contact@glasshouseproject.org
Residency Description The residency program was launched at the Glasshouse in 2009, when we were located in Tel-Aviv, as another platform for developing artistic practice in the interest of social and cultural research.Our aim is to invite art professionals (artists, curators, collectors and theoreticians) to create new challenging work in the field of performance art.t
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HEMISPHERIC INSTITUTE NYC

Artist-In-Residence

Discipline performing artists
website http://www.hemisphericinstitute.org
contact 212.998.1631
Residency Description email for details
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HERE ARTS CENTER

HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP)

Discipline dance, theater, hybrid-performance
website http://here.org/programs/harp/
contact 212.647.0202 | general@here.org
Residency Description Through the HERE Artist Residency Program, HERE commissions and develops new hybrid works over a 1- to 3-year period. As part of the HERE community of artists and audiences, our residents show works-in-progress, develop workshop productions, and mount full–scale productions. Through our residency programs, HERE seeks to not only grow innovative artistic work, but also give artists the awareness and skills—in areas such as audience relations, budgeting, grantwriting, and touring—they need to continue to grow their careers.
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ILAND

iLAB Residency Projects

Discipline movement-based artists and scientists, environmentalists, urban designers / landscape architects, architects & others that integrate different fields/disciplines.
website http://www.ilandart.org/ilab/
contact 917.860.8239 | info@ilandart.org
Residency Description iLAB is a residency program supporting collaborations between movement-based artists and scientists, environmentalists, urban designers/landscape architects, architects and others that integrate creative practice within different fields/disciplines.
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INVISIBLE DOG

AIRs

Discipline visual arts, theatre, dance, performing artists
website http://artistservices.bax.org/resources/nyc-artist-residencies/
contact 347.560.3641
Residency Description email the associate director with: a brief description of your event, including desired dates (load-in/load-out as well as opening and closing), location at The Invisible Dog (ground floor, garden gallery, or third floor), and why you are interested in presenting your work at The Invisible Dog; Please include “Submission for ID  from YOUR NAME” in the subject line of the email
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JOYCE

Artist-In-Residence

Discipline dance
website http://www.joyce.org/about
contact 212.691.9740
Residency Description no selection process specified
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JOYCE

Creative Residencies

Discipline dance
website http://www.joyce.org/about
contact 212.691.9740
Residency Description no application; can contact programming associate for info
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LARK PLAY DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Jerome New York Fellowship

Discipline playwrights
website http://www.larktheatre.org/what-we-do/our-initiatives/jerome-new-york-fellowship/
contact jerome@larktheatre.org
Residency Description emerging writer of extraordinary ability, promise and vision: must by resident of NY or MN and U.S., make a case for status as “emerging artist”, and include a cover letter, resume, 10-page work sample and artist statement
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LARK PLAY DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Middle East American Initiative

Discipline playwrights
website http://lmcc.net/artist-resources/
contact http://www.larktheatre.org/what-we-do/our-initiatives/middle-east-america-fellowship/
Residency Description  Playwrights of Middle Eastern descent are eligible to apply
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LARK PLAY DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Van Lier Fellowship

Discipline playwrights
website http://www.larktheatre.org/what-we-do/our-initiatives/van-lier-new-voices/
contact  VanLierFellowships@larktheatre.org
Residency Description Playwrights of color under the age of 30 are eligible to apply. Application includes: cover sheet, resume, 1 professional reference, statement of purpose, statement of financial need & a ten-page sample of recent work.
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LMCC

Process Space

Discipline visual artists, performance artists, writers
website http://lmcc.net/residencies
contact 212.219.9401 | info@lmcc.net
Residency Description residency by invitation only
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LMCC

SPARC (Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide)

Discipline visual artists, performance artists, writers
website http://lmcc.net/artist-resources/artist-residencies/
contact 212.219.9401 | info@lmcc.net
Residency Description sign up for newsletter for updates:
http://lmcc.us6.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=3ccb5d6b1e6cced29d6cb4e30&id=cc1d7f295c
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LMCC

Workspace

Discipline visual artists, performance artists, writers
website lmcc.net/residencies
contact 212.219.9401 | info@lmcc.net
Residency Description online app including bio, resume, references, artist statement, proposal & 4 minute work sample
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MOVEMENT RESEARCH

AIR

Discipline dance
website https://movementresearch.org/
contact 212.598.0551 | info@movementresearch.org
Residency Description online app including artistic statement, resume, artistic process & 1 work sample of at least 15 minutes (with a 3-5 minute cue point of representative section) and description of work sample.
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NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE

National Fund for New Musicals Writers Residency Grant

Discipline playwrights
website http://namt.org/national-fund-writers-residency.aspx
contact 212-714-6668 x14 | branden@namt.org
Residency Description online & available 1 month before due date: Organization Info, Show Title & Description, Project Description, Timeline & Goals, Writer Statement, Bios & Budget
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NEW DANCE ALLIANCE

LiftOff

Discipline movement-based performers develop the creative and business aspects of their work
website http://newdancealliance.org/liftoff/
contact  kb@newdancealliance.org
Residency Description applicants must have created and publicly presented three works of a minimum length of 10 minutes each
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NEW YORK LIVE ARTS

Studio Series

Discipline research laboratory for physical explorations & new movement investigations
website http://www.newyorklivearts.org/programs/create/studio-series.php
contact 212.691.6500 | info@newyorklivearts.org
Residency Description curated by the Artistic Director in conjunction with programming staff
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NEW YORK LIVE ARTS

Fresh Tracks

Discipline dance, performing artists
website http://www.newyorklivearts.org/programs/create/fresh-tracks.php
contact 212.691.6500 | info@newyorklivearts.org
Residency Description live audition of 48; 24 slots are assigned randomly from a mail entry; 24 are assigned based on recommendations from individuals invited by NYLA.
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NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP

2050 Fellows – Directors & Playwrights
(aka Artists of Color Fellowships)

Discipline theater
website http://www.nytw.org/artist_development.asp
contact fellowshipinfo@nytw.org
Residency Description no selection process specified at this time
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NYC DANCE ARTS RESIDENTS PROGRAM

Residency Program

Discipline dance
website http://www.nycdancearts.com/
contact 347.634.6539 | nycdancearts@gmail.com
Residency Description CL, CV, mission statement, developmental goal, fiscal plan/budget, audience mailing list & $150 production fee
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PERFORMA

Writing Live Residency

Discipline writers
website http://performa-arts.org/
contact amy@performa-arts.org
Residency Description email letter of interest, CV & 3 work samples, along with essay-style answers to questions
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PLAYWRIGHTS CENTER

McKnight National Residency & Commission

Discipline playwrights
website http://www.pwcenter.org/fellows_residency.php
contact amandar@pwcenter.org
Residency Description http://www.pwcenter.org/files/mcknight-national-residency-and-commission-application.pdf
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RESIDENCY UNLIMITED INC.

RU Residency

Discipline performing artists
website  http://residencyunlimited.org/
contact info@residencyunlimited.org
Residency Description open call or invitation
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SLAM: GO!

Space Grant

Discipline movement-based artists: choreographers, aerialists & circus artists
website www.streb.org
contact 718.384.6491 | info@streb.org
Residency Description via snail mail: 6 copies of application, 1 paragraph project description, 1 paragraph statement answering the question: why SLAM? Bio or resume & DVD work sample
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TROPICAL IMAGE INC

Studio Share

Discipline Body-workers, Yoga instructors, exercise instructors/trainers, Dancers, Small Dance Groups and Choreographers
website http://residencyunlimited.org/
contact http://www.dance.nyc/listings/jobs-and-internships/2010/09/Tropical-Image-Studio-Share-Residency
Residency Description Resident artists will receive UP to 24 hours per month of rehearsal/private class space, and monthly inclusion of their activities on our monthly newsletter for the time of their rental period, all for a flat monthly fee of $200 USD.
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YARD, THE

Bessie Schonberg Individual Choreographers’ Residency

Discipline dance
website http://www.dancetheyard.org/schonberg16/
contact info@dancetheyard.org
Residency Description For more information about Yard Residency opportunities please email info@dancetheyard.org
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YARD, THE

The Company Residency

Discipline dance
website https://www.the-yard.org/
contact info@dancetheyard.org
Residency Description For more information about Yard Residency opportunities please email info@dancetheyard.org
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YARD, THE

Yard Legacy Residencies

Discipline dance
website https://www.the-yard.org/
contact info@dancetheyard.org
Residency Description For more information about Yard Residency opportunities please email info@dancetheyard.org
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