Call for applications: School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program
School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Above: Sarah Ahmad (2017 resident). Courtesy of The School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program.
Above: Sarah Ahmad (2017 resident). Courtesy of The School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program.

Priority application deadline: April 1, 2018

School of Visual Arts (SVA)
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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.

Residency Programs offered during the summer of 2018:
Art Writing Summer Intensive / From the Laboratory to the Studio: Interdisciplinary Practices in Bio Art / City as Site: Performance and Social Interventions / Design Writing and Research Summer Residency / Documentary Filmmaking: The Art of the Interview / Fine Arts: Residency in Contemporary Practices / Future of Images: The Lens and Screen Arts / Illustration and Visual Storytelling: Art and Industration / Painting and Mixed Media / Photography and Video Sculpture, Installation, New Media Art and Techno-Ceramics / Social Design Meets Entrepreneurship / SVA TypeLab / Virtual and Mixed Reality Design and Storytelling

Participants in the Summer Residency Program have the benefit of working within SVA’s dynamic, culturally rich campus. Each program offers access to its own unique set of resources and spaces, which have been designed with artists and creative thinkers in mind. Spacious studios, smart classrooms, installation and performance spaces, exhibition spaces for open studios as well as workshops and labs are among the vibrant hubs of artistic activity at SVA. Affordable housing is available, as are opportunities to exhibit and present work to the public.

With an emphasis on shared experience and community building, The Summer Residency Program provides a platform where participants can build and expand their networks and create lifelong connections with artists, critics, curators and other arts professionals. A robust schedule of group and one-on-one critiques helps to establish critical as well as social engagement within the Summer Residency Program community and beyond.

Current and recent faculty and guest lecturers include: Suzanne Anker, Heather Darcy-Bhandari, Elinor Carucci, Ofri Cnaani, Media Farzin, Mark Thomas Gibson, Steve Heller, Tobias Frere-Jones, Viktor Koen, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Jerry Saltz, Jason Stopa, Mark Tribe, Andrea Tsurumi, Caroline Woolard and Ed Woodham.

Meet our community

The SVA Summer Residency Program's mix of aesthetic and practical concerns attracts a cross-section 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

I desired a sense of community and challenge in a vibrant artistic environment in New York City. I received that and more at the SVA Summer Residency Program. –Tim Roseborough, alumnus, Painting and Mixed Media; Sculpture, Installation and New Media Art

It was amazing to be able to talk to established artists and art critics at length about work and ideas. I also loved the fact that the world was reflected through the participants of the Residency. –Sarra Idris, alumnus, Lens and Screen Arts: The Still and Moving Image

For an application or further information regarding SVA's Summer Residency Program, please contact:
Eric Sutphin, Manager, Special Programs, Division of Continuing Education:
T 212 592 2188 / [email protected]


January 29, 2018


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