Artist Studio Residency

Artist Studio Residency

Open Call

Nov. 01, 2017
Long Island City/United States
Deadline Dec. 31, 2017
Residency, Other
Conceptual, Curating, Design, Digital, Drawing, Film, Instal...
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Artist Studio Residency

AlterWork Studios is an open access art and community center in Long Island City. Its mission is to be a major resource for contemporary artists, helping them create new artwork and advance their careers by offering access to affordable private and shared work space, tools, classes, workshops and public exposure. This is a multi-disciplinary working facility for independently produced projects. Artist can create their artwork in a beautiful sunlit space, put on art shows and collaborate with a great artist community. Our facility offers tools for sculpture, printmaking, screen-printing, pottery, woodworking, kiln, sewing, painting and lots more. 

Located 2 train stops outside of Manhattan in Long Island City's Kaufman Arts District, within walking distance to the Flux Factory, Fisher Landau Art Center, Museum of the Moving Image, Kaufman Astoria Film Studios, Socrates Sculpture Park, Isamu Noguchi and MoMA PS1. We are part of a very vibrant and growing artist community and we encourage and aid in collaborations and community outreach with other art organizations. 


This residency was designed to allow emerging contemporary artists time and space to create new work exploring their practice. Artists may submit a proposal of how they intend to utilize the space as a studio to create new work or a specific project. The residency will culminate in a solo closing reception that is promoted across our extensive network. Proposals should have a contemporary art focus showing experimentation and career reach for the artist. We are especially interested in projects that involve conceptual art, practice or theory or involve the public in their creative process.


Program Goals:

To offer support and space to artists and encourage them to experiment and explore their concepts amongst a community of artists as they move their work forward in the contemporary art world



The residency is open to emerging artists from US or abroad


Details of Residency:

The period of residency is either 3 or 6 months; Residencies are ongoing beginning January 2018 and are being filled through 2019; Cost to the artist is $1500 for 3 months or $3000 for 6 months; A $150 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance of residency in order to hold your space; The obligation from the artist will include being present within the space a minimum of 20 hours a week and producing new work. Artists are provided Private Studio, Equipped Workspace and Gallery space  A 30% commission will be put on all sold work; The residency space is work only (i.e., no live-in accommodation);.


To Apply:

- Letter of interest explaining your specific interest in working with AlterWork Studios along with a proposed idea for utilizing the space; Artist bio; Artist statement; Link to artist website and relevant social media; Selection of 5-10 jpeg images of recent work; Give preferred availability for 2018-2019. and let us know if you would like the space for 3 or 6 months.


         Please send your proposal to Title folder “{your name} – AlterWork Residency”;



We will send confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. Proposals may take 6-8 weeks after deadline to be considered


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