Open Call

2019-2020 AIRspace Residency for Visual Arts

Abrons Arts Center

With Funding
Free / No Costs
New York, United States


Abrons Arts Center does not provide housing, transportation, or visa sponsorship. Applicants living outside New York City will have to make their own accommodation arrangements. All accepted applicants must reside in New York City for the duration of the program. Collaborative groups are invited to apply. Artists enrolled in a school, college, or university are not eligible to apply. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to provide feedback to applicants at this time.

Number of Participants

Up to 6


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 10, 2019 - June 13, 2020


  • $1,000.00 stipend (one-time)


Ceramic Facility, Conference Rooms, Desk Space, Gallery, Installation Space, Large Format Printers, Piano, Shared Studio, Stage, Wood Shop


Studio Only


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Discussion, Exhibition, Grant, Mentors, Mural Projects, Open Studios, Panel, Performances, Professional Development, Self-Directed, Teaching Exchange, Visiting Professionals


Activists, Animation, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Film, Glass, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Land Art, Makers, Metalsmith, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Robotics, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Tech, Textile, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology


English, Spanish

Program Description

Among the artists selected for the AIRspace program are painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, video, and installation artists. Artists with interdisciplinary practices are also encouraged to apply. Residents are selected by a juried panel of professional artists, critics, curators, and Abrons Arts Center staff. A program of the historic Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Arts Center is committed to the belief that artistic practice is key to a socio-politically engaged and healthy society. As such, we place value on critical inquiry with ideas and aesthetic traditions. We are intent on co-creating a community with AIRspace residents who value situating their practices within the rich histories of the Lower East Side, and who demonstrate a commitment to political and cultural equity.

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