International Artist Residency Program There are two open calls each year for the International Artist Residency Program. Review the Guidelines prior to beginning your application.
Fall Open Call Deadline: October 1, 2014
Juried Solo Exhibition Program
Review the Guidelines prior to beginning your application. Please note: These are the previous year Guidelines, to be used for reference only.
INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY PROGRAMS
International Artist Residency Program
Fall Open Call Deadline: October 1, 2014 Guidelines and Applications are posted under OPEN CALLS
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 three 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 Studio that range in size from 280sq. ft. to 325sq. ft. with Wi-Fi connections and 24/7 access. The workspaces are 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 New York City artists working in the NARS 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 Curator 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 30 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.
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INTERNATIONAL SHORT-TERM WORKSPACE PROGRAM
The International Short-Term Workspace Program is a short-term studio rental program available to international artists who wish to maintain a studio practice in New York City for periods of less than one year. The program is designed to assist international artists who have a hard time securing short-term studio spaces due to the lack of credit history in the U.S. or the inability to sign a one or two year commercial lease for studios. The program provides international artists with the opportunity to work within an active and supportive artist community to create and develop their work while experiencing all that New York City has to offer.
At this time, there are no vacancies in the International Short-Term Workspace Program. If you would like to be considered for future available studios, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
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 discourses and fostering cross-pollination among artists of disparate backgrounds.
Juried Solo Exhibition Program
Open Call Deadline: June 2, 2014 Please see Open Calls for details on how to apply.
The exhibition provides the opportunity for emerging and underrepresented national and international artists to present innovative and compelling artwork that creates new dialogue and a forum for exchanging ideas with a wider audience. Artists must submit a strong cohesive body of work produced within the last five years.
Emerging Curator Program
Open Call Deadline: March 3, 2014 Please see Open Calls for details on how to apply.
The Emerging Curator Program offers an opportunity for an individual to organize a conceptually cohesive group show at the NARS Foundation Gallery. The aim of the program is to encourage new dialogue and to create a platform for emerging curators and artists to experiment and exchange ideas. No prior curatorial experience is necessary. Two-person collaborations are welcome.
Artist Talks and Panel Discussions
NARS presents regularly scheduled Artists Talks and Panel Discussions 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.
Our Educational Community Outreach Initiatives strives to create a positive impact in the community by cultivating critical thinking, creative problem solving skills and greater self-esteem through hands-on visual arts experiences. The NARS Foundation collaborates with local grassroots organizations to develop educational programs for local children and their families. We welcome any new program ideas, suggestions, and volunteers from the south Brooklyn community. For further information please contact email@example.com
Saturday Family Workshop
The free Saturday family program seeks to provide greater accessibility to contemporary arts and to encourage stronger community engagement. In conjunction with the exhibitions on view at the NARS Foundation Gallery, we offer interactive exhibition tours lead by an experienced museum educator followed by hands-on workshops taught by talented teaching artists from around the world.
School Partnership Program
The NARS School Partnership Program provides visual art based cultural enrichment programs at the public schools in Brooklyn. In collaboration with the school's K - 12 teachers, these interdisciplinary workshops introduce hands-on creative learning experiences that stimulate visual communication, and promote greater understanding of other perspectives and cultures.
International Artist Exchange Program
The NARS Foundation selects artists for short-term international exchange residency programs in collaboration with international contemporary art institutions from around the world. This program enables artists to work and live in other countries and experience working in a different environment. Artists are sponsored by governments, corporations, foundations, galleries, private patrons or by themselves.
In addition, NARS actively pursues partnerships with international residencies abroad for its short-term international artist exchange. The NARS Foundation presents Artists Salons and multifaceted exhibitions focusing on the exchange of different cultures and ideas.
Interns at the NARS Foundation have a chance to engage with artists in an international environment while gaining the invaluable experience of working for a not-for-profit arts organization.
Due to our small staff, interns play a key role in the overall administration and management of the organization and have the opportunity to present ideas and shape its path.
Young aspiring art professionals are encouraged to experience various aspects of running an artist residency, organizing exhibitions, developing public programs, and fund raising. The three internship positions at the NARS Foundation are:.
candidates may apply for an internship at the NARS Foundation by sending
a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org No
telephone calls please.
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