February 23, 2012

New York Arts Practicum, Call for Applications Summer 2012

New York Arts Practicum
Caroline Woolard, “Work Dress,” dress made and exchanged for barter only, 2008–present. Photograph by Martyna Szczesna.

Applications are being accepted for the New York Arts Practicum, an experiential summer program in New York City where advanced undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students participate in art-making and intellectual culture outside of the traditional confines of the art school. The program centers around a practicum with an active artist, a critique/seminar, and weekly site visits to artist studios, galleries, and museums.


Through the intensive process of working with an artist on a day-to-day basis, participants gain a view of their near futures as artists, learning models for negotiating a creative life outside of school in an expanded field of art production. The Practicum Mentors are: David Horvitz, Eva and Franco Mattes, Mark Tribe, Caroline Woolard, and Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, with three more to be added shortly.


The critique/seminar and site visits breathe new life into the art student’s conventional modes of study.
Critique: Participants develop alternate strategies for creating work for critique without institutional studio facilities.
Seminar: Visiting Faculty lead seminar on a set of readings related to their own practice. Visiting Artists in the seminar are: Steve Lambert, Trevor Paglen, Penelope Umbrico, and The Yes Men.
Contemporary Practices: Program Director Michael Mandiberg guides visits to artist studios, galleries, and museums, many of which will include conversations with curators and gallerists. Art and its contexts will be encountered and engaged with directly.

The 8 week New York Arts Practicum begins June 25th and ends August 17th, 2012. Application review begins April 2nd; the application deadline is April 16th.


Academic credit is earned through arrangements with participants’ home institutions.


For general questions please see the website, and please contact us with specific questions at [email protected]


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