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
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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CAVE
(LEIMAY/WHITE STUDIO)

Fellowship

Discipline dancers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, and body-workers
Website leimaymain.cavearts.org
Contact cavemanager@leimay.org
Residency Description Artists receive up to 8 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

Residency

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. Residents recieve 100 hours of rehearsal space during off-peak hours, networking opportunities, presentation of new work.
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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. Residents receive a salary, access to space, equipment, video documentation, with the residency culminating in premiere performances.
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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. Residencies last for 6 weeks each.
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DRAMA LEAGUE, THE

Creative Residency for Advanced Projects

Discipline theater
Website 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 First Stage Projects

Discipline theater
Website dramaleague.org
Contact directorsproject@dramaleague.org
Residency Description Intended for the initial exploration of an idea in the early stages. $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 dramaleague.orgct
Contact directorsproject@dramaleague.org
Residency Description Single day residency. Allows directors to explore the earliest stages of working on a new play. Submit bio, project description, online work samples, script if available to apply.
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DRAMA LEAGUE, THE

Workshop Residency for Next Stage Projects

Discipline theater
Website dramaleague.org/programs/
Contact directorsproject@dramaleague.org
Residency Description Designed for directors who are shepherding a project through the middle or late stages of its development, meant to bridge the gap in support so that the piece is ready for pre-production. $25 app fee, with link to app page, which is unreachable without prior payment.
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FIELD, THE

Field Leadership Fund (Fellowship)

Discipline performing artists, arts managers
Website thefield.org
Contact 212.691.6969
Residency Description A 16-month Fellowship that offers real opportunities, remuneration and access to ambitious artists, arts organizations and arts managers who want to be leaders in the sector. We aim to move Manager Fellows into resilient and financially viable careers in the arts and to move Artist and Arts Organization Fellows into new stages of work that will push their artistic visions forward.
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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

Discipline all disciplines
Website www.fluxfactory.org
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

 boo koo

Discipline dance (emerging)
Website www.gibneydance.org
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 (Dance in Progress)

Discipline dance (mid-career)
Website gibneydance.org
Contact sarah@gibneydance
 Residency Description 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 www.glasshouseproject.org
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.
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HEMISPHERIC INSTITUTE NYC

Artist-In-Residence

Discipline performing artists
Website 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 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, grant-writing, 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 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 theinvisibledog.org
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 www.joyce.org
Contact 212.691.9740
Residency Description no selection process specified
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JOYCE

Creative Residencies

Discipline dance
Website www.joyce.org
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 www.larktheatre.org
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 America Initiative

Discipline playwrights
Website www.larktheatre.org
Contact john@larktheatre.org
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 www.larktheatre.org
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 lmcc.net
Contact 212.219.9401 | info@lmcc.net
Residency Description Residency by invitation only. Aims to keep NYC artists working in their city.
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LMCC

SPARC (Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide)

Discipline visual artists, performance artists, writers
Website lmcc.net
Contact 212.219.9401 | info@lmcc.net
Residency Description A community arts engagement program that places artists-in-residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. The program provides selected artists with a stipend in exchange for the creation and delivery of arts programming for seniors. 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 A nine-month studio residency program that focuses on creative practice development for emerging artists working across all disciplines. Online app including bio, resume, references, artist statement, proposal & 4 minute work sample.
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MOVEMENT RESEARCH

AIR

Discipline dance
Website 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. Individuals only, mo companies.
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NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE

National Fund for New Musicals Writers Residency Grant

Discipline playwrights
Website namt.org
Contact 212-714-6668 x14 | branden@namt.org
Residency Description Designed for organizations to obtain resident writers, not intended for individual artists. 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
Website newdancealliance.org
Contact  kb@newdancealliance.org
Residency Description Resident artists receive 30 hours of rehearsal space.  Two creative feedback sessions and one project development session facilitated by NDA director. Residents develop the creative and business aspects of their work. 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

Live Feed

Discipline dance
Website www.newyorklivearts.org
Contact 212.691.6500 | info@newyorklivearts.org
Residency Description A laboratory for the development of new commissioned work directed toward our theater. Curated by the Artistic Director in conjunction with programming staff.
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NEW YORK LIVE ARTS

Fresh Tracks

Discipline dance, performing artists (early career)
Website www.newyorklivearts.org
Contact 212.691.6500 | info@newyorklivearts.org
Residency Description Provides artists with a 50-hour studio residency, a professionally-produced shared evening bill in the New York Live Arts theater, an artist fee, one-on-one dialogue sessions with the program’s Artistic Adviser. Residents selected based on values of experimentation, collaboration and a genuine commitment to new ideas and new aesthetics.
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NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP

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

Discipline theater
Website www.nytw.org
Contact fellowshipinfo@nytw.org
Residency Description no selection process specified at this time
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PERFORMA

Writing Live Residency

Discipline writers
Website performa-arts.org
Contact amy@performa-arts.org
Residency Description Developed to broaden the outreach and scope of Performa Magazine, The Performa Writing Live Residency showcases a select group of diverse voices in the global arts community who will act as international correspondents covering the most exciting and significant artists and ideas in contemporary performance. Email letter of interest, CV & 3 work samples, along with essay-style answers to questions to apply.
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PLAYWRIGHTS CENTER

McKnight National Residency & Commission

Discipline playwrights
Website www.pwcenter.org
Contact amandar@pwcenter.org
Residency Description This program aids in the commissioning and development of new works from nationally recognized playwrights. Benefits include: a $14,000 commission, at least two U.S. round-trip airline tickets, housing during the residency period, up to $5,750 in workshop funds to support the development of the play, and a public reading of the commissioned play. Visit http://www.pwcenter.org/files/mcknight-national-residency-and-commission-application.pdf to apply.
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RESIDENCY UNLIMITED INC.

RU Residency

Discipline visual and media artists
Website residencyunlimited.org
Contact info@residencyunlimited.org
Residency Description Our residencies are tailored to support the specific needs of artists and curators working in all the visual arts and media disciplines, at varying stages of their practice and career, and from around the world. Application available on the website linked above.
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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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TRIANGLE ARTS ASSOCIATION

Residency

Discipline visual arts
Website triangle-arts-association.org/residency
Contact 718-858-1260 | mail@triangle-arts-association.org
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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TROPICAL IMAGE STUDIO

Artist’s Residency Program

Discipline Dancers, Small Dance Groups and Choreographers
Website brooklynsalsa.com/space-rental
Contact bklynsalsa@gmail.com
Residency Description Ideal for artists needing consistent space for rehearsals or classes. Subsided residency to ensure artist can create with the comfort of having a space at a consistent time and an affordable rate. Email request to linked email above.
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YARD, THE

Bessie Schonberg Individual Choreographers’ Residency

Discipline dance
Website www.dancetheyard.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

The Company Residency

Discipline dance
Website www.dancetheyard.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 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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