Deadline: 15/04/2018

School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program

Applications are now available for SVA´s Summer Residencies in New York City.

School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Programs

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.

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 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.

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

Residency Programs offered during the summer of 2018:

Art Writing Summer Intensive
June 18-29, 2018

City as Site: Performance and Social Interventions
June 18-29, 2018

Design Writing and Research Summer Residency
June 4-15, 2018

Documentary Filmmaking: The Art of the Interview
June 11-22, 2018
Tuition: $2,000; Studio fee: $500

Fine Arts: Residency in Contemporary Practices
Session 1: June 4-July 6, 2018
Session 2: July 10-August 10, 2018
$3,000 per session / $6,000 for both sessions

From the Laboratory to the Studio: Interdisciplinary Practices in Bio Art
May 14–June 15, 2018

Future of Images: The Lens and Screen Arts 
July 9-August 9, 2018

Illustration and Visual Storytelling: Art and Industry
Session 1: May 31-July 6, 2018
Session 2: July 10-August 10, 2018
$3,000 per session / $6,000 for both sessions

Painting and Mixed Media
Session 1: June 4-July 6, 2018
Session 2: July 10-August 10, 2018
$3,000 per session / $6,000 for both sessions

Photography and Video
July 9-August 10, 2018

Sculpture, Installation, New Media Art and Techno-Ceramics
June 18-July 27, 2018

Social Design Meets Entrepreneurship
July 9-13, 2018

SVA TypeLab
Session 1: Type and the City
July 2-13, 2018
Session 2: Expand Your Type Universe
July 16-27, 2018
$2,000 per session / $4,000 for both sessions

Virtual and Mixed Reality Design and Storytelling
June 4-15, 2018
Tuition: $2,000; Studio fee: $500

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

Priority deadline to apply: April 15, 2018


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