Frequently Asked Questions
What is the deadline to apply for the next cycle of Expanding the Walls?
The application deadline is Monday, October 28 by midnight.
Do I qualify to participate?
You must be enrolled in high school or a GED program within the five New York City boroughs and have a valid employment certificate.
What will I do in Expanding the Walls?
Explore the work of famous Harlem Renaissance photographer James VanDerZee.
Learn about The Studio Museum in Harlem.
Engage with arts professionals like curators, educators, arts administrators, artists, designers, collectors, and writers.
Investigate topics related to photography, history, and community.
Train to make excellent photographs.
Create an individual photography project.
Curate an exhibition for The Studio Museum in Harlem.
Lead tours and workshops for families, seniors and youth at the Museum
Do I have to already know photography to participate?
No, it is not necessary that you have experience in order to participate in this program.
How much time will I spend in the program?
Program dates: January 7–July 31, 2020
Meets every Tuesday (4–6:30 pm) and Saturday (10 am–3 pm)
In July: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (10 am–3 pm)
All public school holidays and breaks are observed by the program.
Where will the program take place?
The Studio Museum in Harlem administrative offices at 310 Lenox St., Floor 3, New York, NY 10027. Program participants also take excursions to sites throughout NYC.
Do I get paid for participating in Expanding the Walls?
Yes! While this is not a job, participants receive a stipend for their participation at the completion of the program. Please note, you will need to present valid working papers upon acceptance to the program. Individuals must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible to work in the United States without a visa to receive the stipend.
If I have additional questions, who should I ask?