Individual Artist Residency Application
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through a free online submission form. It may take up to a month or more for a member of staff to respond to your submission.
Visual artists working in all forms of media are eligible. The program is designed for artists with a developed studio practice and career. Applicants cannot be enrolled in a college or university degree-granting program. Certain types of work cannot be accommodated for practical reasons, including large or heavy sculptures, some types of metal work, and work involving high noise levels or fire risk. EFA does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or marital status.
The International Partnership Individual Artist Residency is intended for professional visual artists who wish to apply their governments or arts council for support. Eligibility is dependent on the artist securing a qualified sponsor. Artists must demonstrate strong international cultural ties through non-US citizenship or long-term residency. US-based artists are encouraged to apply through our regular membership process outlined here: http://www.studios-efanyc.org/application-home.
Accepted artists are offered a private studio with 24-hour access in midtown Manhattan for a period of 3 months to a year. Artists are offered private studio visits with selected curators, critics, and gallerists. Artists may participate in Open Studios, social and professional events and cultural tours organized by EFA. Please visit http://www.studios-efanyc.org/partnerships for a full list of benefits. EFA does not provide funding for transportation, housing, art materials, or living expenses.
International Partnership Studios fee ranges from $1800-2800 per month depending on the size of the assigned studio. If accepted EFA can provide a letter of acceptance and can potentially assist in identifying funding partners. Accepted artists are responsible for applying to and securing funding from international partner agencies or private donors.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through a free online submission form. It may take up to a month or more for a member of staff to respond to your submission. Artists have one year to secure funding and begin their residency from the date of their acceptance letter.