Summer Residency Programs
School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Above: Left: Tim Roseborough, right: Sandra Erbacher. Installation view, Concerning Human Understanding.
Above: Left: Tim Roseborough, right: Sandra Erbacher. Installation view, Concerning Human Understanding.

Priority application deadline: April 1, 2016

209 East 23 Street
New York, NY 10010

Applications are now available for SVA’s summer residencies in New York City, offering artists, designers and creative thinkers time, space and a supportive community in which to develop ideas and focus on their artistic direction.

In addition to our time-honored studio residencies, a variety of innovative professional immersion programs provide opportunities for artists to explore new areas of social and technological practice and engage critically within their field. SVA’s state-of-the-art facilities offer a wealth of tools for innovation in art and design. A unique combination of creative and professional resources provides a rich environment for growth and opportunity in the current, vibrant art scene.

Residencies are available in Critical Studies, Design Thinking, Lens-Based Media, Social Practice, and Studio Residencies

Affordable housing is available, as are opportunities to exhibit and present work to the public.

Visiting artists, curators, administrators and critics have included Vince Aletti, Suzanne Anker, Marshall Arisman, Heather Darcy-Bhandari, Jennifer Blessing, Meir Gal, Milton Glaser, Steven Heller, Viktor Koen, Anne Pasternak, David Ross, Jerry Saltz, Kay Takeda, Alice Twemlow, Mark Tribe and Simon Watson.

Residency programs offered during the summer of 2016:
City as Site: Public Performance as Social Intervention
Design Writing and Research Summer Intensive
From the Laboratory to the Studio: Interdisciplinary Practices in Bio Art
Illustration and Visual Storytelling: Art and Industry
Impact! Design Strategies for Community Engagement
Impact! Strategies for Creative Intervention
Lens and Screen Arts: The Still and Moving Image
Painting and Mixed Media
Sculpture, Installation and New Media Art
The Business of Type
Typography as Language: Design, History and Practice
Un-Disciplined: Residency in Contemporary Practices
Visual Literacy in the Realm of the Circuit

“The SVA Summer Residency Program’s mix of aesthetic and practical concerns attracts a cross­section of artists, from emerging talents to those in mid-career looking to rejuvenate and redirect their practice amid the creative chaos of New York City.”
–Angela Riechers, Visual Arts Journal

“The program threw me right back into studio practice full swing. The wheels in my creative brain that had been stagnant for a while started turning again once the critical feedback and discourse started.”
–Cay Yoon, alumnus, Painting and Mixed Media; Sculpture, Installation and New Media Art

“I can trust my gut more, now that my work has gone through this kind of scrutiny, and I’m less likely to let things slide if I don’t think they’re quite right.”
–Carl Alviani, alumnus, Design Writing and Research Summer Intensive
For an application or further information regarding SVA’s Summer Residency Program contact:
Keren Moscovitch, Assistant Director of Special Programs, Division of Continuing Education, School of Visual Arts: T 212 592 2188, [email protected]



Summer Residency Programs at School of Visual Arts


February 1, 2016