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Artist-in-Residence FAQ

The Studio Museum uses SlideRoom to receive applications for the Artist-in-Residence program. Click here to apply for the 2019–20 Artist-in-Residence program.

Please note that applicants should provide two references who will submit letters of recommendation on their behalf. These letters should be submitted digitally through Slideroom. A notification for the requested materials will be sent to the two references via the email address listed in the Artist-in-Residence application.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the mission of this residency?

The Studio Museum in Harlem offers an eleven-month studio residency for three emerging artists working in any media. The program is designed to serve emerging artists of African and Latin American descent working locally, nationally, or internationally.

When is the 2019–20 Artist-in-Residence program application due?

All materials (including recommendations) are due April 1, 2019 by midnight. Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications during the last day of the application period which can cause server problems. To avoid this, please submit your application in advance of the deadline.

When does the residency begin and end?

October 1, 2019–September 1, 2020. The residency is eleven months long.

Do you accept late applications?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications after the due date.

Do you accept paper applications?

No, the application must be completed online.

How much does it cost to apply?

There is no cost to apply to the Artist-in-Residence program.

Do you accept international applicants?

Yes, the program accepts applications working locally, nationally and internationally. Please note that the Museum cannot provide visa support.

What kinds of documents does the application require?

Two recommendations, a resume (or CV), an artist statement. In addition, you can upload 8–10 images and videos. No word documents please.

When will I hear back about my application?

We expect to notify all applicants by the end of July 2019 via email.

Can I receive feedback about my application?

The Museum receives hundreds of applications per year and, as a result, we are unable to provide feedback.

Do I need to have a specific project in mind before I apply?

No. You can apply with a portfolio of your works previously completed.

Can you tell me if I should apply?

Museum staff cannot advise you on your application.

Is there an education requirement for the residency? 

No, there is no education requirement.

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