Call for applications: Summer Residency Programs
School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Above: Eiko Nishida (2017 resident). Courtesy of The School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program.
Above: Eiko Nishida (2017 resident). Courtesy of The School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program.
Residencies and intensives in studio art, technology, performance, social practice, design and more.

Application deadline: April 1, 2020

School of Visual Arts (SVA)
132 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
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Applications are now available for SVA's Summer Residency Programs 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.

Daily critiques, workshops, studio visits, lectures, site visits and social events augment participants' independent work.

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.

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 art historians. Access to SVA's wide-reaching community of arts professionals fosters critical as well as social engagement within the Summer Residency Program community and beyond.

Programs offered in the summer of 2020:
Art Writing Summer Intensive / City as Site: Performance and Social Interventions / Design Writing and Research Summer Residency / Documentary Filmmaking Summer Intensive / Fine Arts: Residency in Contemporary Practices / Fine Arts: Residency in Painting and Mixed Media / Interdisciplinary Practices in Bio Art / Photo/Video: The Lens and Screen Arts / Illustration and Visual Storytelling: Art and Industry / Photography and Video / Sculpture, Installation, and New Media Art / Residencies in Typography

Recent faculty and guest lecturers have included: Suzanne Anker, Dara Birnbaum, Andriana Campbell, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Ofri Cnaani, Jarrett Earnest, Ayana Evans, Stamatina Gregory, Alicia Grullon, Steve Heller, Tobias Frere-Jones, Sharon Louden, Miguel Luciano, Thyrza Nichols-Goodeve, Anna Ogier-Bloomer, Seph Rodney, David Ross, Jerry Saltz, Mark Tribe, Andrea Tsurumi, Todd Shalom, and Ed Woodham.

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

"While I participated in the SVA Summer Residency, I began a new series of alternative portraits. The program gave me the opportunity to experiment with new techniques that I am excited to push further in the future." –Lisa McCleary, alumnus, Painting and Mixed Media.

The priority application deadline is April 1, 2020. Early application is highly recommended.

For further information regarding SVA's Summer Residency Programs contact: William Patterson, Summer Residency Programs Coordinator, Division of Continuing Education, School of Visual Arts, T 212 592 2188 / [email protected]

January 27, 2020


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