OPEN CALLS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
International Artist Residency Program
The NARS Foundation offers a residency program that supports emerging and mid-career artists as well as artists with established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration. The program offers full and partial residential fellowships for a minimum of one month and up to twelve months. The number of awards and the amount may vary depending on sponsorship available at the time of application. The artists-in-residence are offered a workspace that range in size from 200sq. ft. to 400sq. ft. with Wi-Fi connections and 24/7 access. The workspaces are located within one of the four NARS Studios, which house over 80 artist studios, located in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. Other than the core residency artists, the artist-in-residence can also take advantage of the interaction with over 120 New York City working artists in these studios.
The NARS International Artist Residency Program offers professional development through panel discussions, lectures, workshops, artist talks and artist salons scheduled throughout the year. In addition, regularly scheduled studio visits with NYC art professionals offer the artists-in-residence the chance to meet with curators, critics, art historians, and gallerists to discuss their work in an intimate setting. Furthermore, open studios and group exhibitions at the NARS Gallery provide the opportunity to share new work and works in progress with the general public. Artists-in-residence are also expected to interact with the local community through public programs and community outreach programs offered in collaboration with other local not-for-profit organizations.
NARS currently offers 6-month residencies for U.S. based applicants and 3-month and 6-month residencies for international applicants. Only U.S. based artists are eligible for the Full and Partial Residency Fellowships at this time. International artists who need funding to cover the program fee, travel, materials, and accommodations should apply to other sources for this support.
International Curators Residency Program
The curatorial residency offers an emerging or mid-career curator with a furnished Internet ready office space located within the NARS studios with easy access to over 120 NARS artists as well as a chance to network with a wide range of artists and art professionals. Candidates who may benefit from a fellowship in New York City are chosen based on their past exhibition projects and potential growth. The residency provides the curator with a chance to meet new artists, do research, and develop future projects.
How to Apply (Application Pending)
The NARS Gallery exhibition program strives to present the most interesting works being produced in the greater New York City area along with works by international and national artists providing a platform for various discourse and fostering cross-pollination among artists of disparate backgrounds.
NARS presents regularly scheduled Artists Talks and Artist Salons throughout the year providing artists the opportunity to share their new work and works in progress with the general public as well as get critical feedback from peers. Lectures, Workshops and Panel Discussion on various timely subject matters are offered throughout the year. Please check the Events and Exhibitions page for past and upcoming public programs.
The Artist Salon series is a program organized by NARS artists for their fellow studio and residency artists. The Artist Salon Committee coordinates artist talks, presentations, studio visits, and various other activities to encourage insightful dialogue among its participants. Continuously building dynamic conversations around topics related to the current times and our environment, the Artist Salon is an open forum for testing out new ideas, examining paradigm shifts in the art world, and furthering the creative development of the NARS artist community. This is a self-directed program that shifts and morphs according to the needs of the community.
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