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Artist-in-Residence FAQ

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/or Afro-Latinx descent working locally, nationally, or internationally.

Do you accept paper applications?

No, the application and references must be completed and submitted online via SlideRoom. Paper material sent directly to the Museum will not be reviewed and will result in an incomplete application.

When does the residency begin and end?

The residency is eleven months long, beginning October 1, 2020 and ending September 1, 2021.

Do you accept late applications?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications after the due date.

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 from artists working locally, nationally, and internationally. Please note, however, that the Museum cannot provide visas, nor can it sponsor international applicants. All international artists in the residency program must secure their own visas prior to their arrival.

What kinds of documents does the application require?

Two recommendations, a resume (or CV), and an artist statement. No word documents please; these materials should be consolidated into a single PDF file. In addition, you can upload 8–10 images and/or videos.

When will I hear back about my application?

We expect to notify all applicants by summer 2020.

Can I receive feedback about my application?

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

How much does the residency award each artist?

The residency currently awards each artist a stipend of $20,000, paid out on a regular schedule over the course of the year.

Do I have to work in a specific medium to apply?

No. The Museum will accept applications from artists practicing in all mediums.

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.

If I have a disability, how will the residency program accommodate me?

The Museum recognizes that not all disabilities are visible and is willing to make accommodations based on the needs of the individual.

Does my application have to be in English?

Yes. The Museum asks that all applicants submit their applications in English.

Who will be reviewing my application?

Members of the Museum’s curatorial team and a selection of external jurors will review applications.

SlideRoom is not working on my computer.

We recommend changing internet browsers but please note that the Studio Museum cannot support technical issues on SlideRoom. You may contact SlideRoom directly at http://www.slideroom.com/contact.html.

Please email AIRqueries@studiomuseum.org with any additional questions.