Open Call

2019 LES Studio Program Open Call (spring/summer)

Artists Alliance Inc.

With Funding
Free / No Costs
New York, NY, United States


Under-represented, emerging and mid-career artists working across all disciplines are encouraged to apply

Number of Participants

We typically select three individual artists for each residency season; however, we are open to hosting collectives and collaboratives, so long as the artists are comfortable sharing a relatively small workspace. The group must be mindful of the other artists working in the shared studio.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


March 15, 2019 - September 14, 2019


  • $400.00 stipend


Co-Working, Desk Space, Gallery, Shared Studio


Studio Only


Coffee, Snacks, Tea

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Exhibition, Open Studios, Panel, Performances, Professional Development, Readings, Round Tables, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Activists, Animation, Architecture, Augmented Reality, Book Arts, Ceramics, Choreography, Collective, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Dance, Digital Media, Drawing, Dreamers, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Moving Image, Multimedia, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Research, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Thinkers, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts


English, Italian, Spanish

Program Description

2019 Residency Periods: Three-Month: March 15–June 14 Three-Month: June 15–September 14 Six-Month: March 15–September 14 LES Studio Program provides fully-funded three and six-month residencies in a shared studio space in the historic Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center. WHAT WE OFFER Free studio space with 24-hour access Monthly studio visits with invited guests Curated exhibition at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space Monthly stipend (available to New York State residents only) Select artists will also be invited to participate in Public Works, AAI’s collaborative programming that aims to integrate contemporary art practices with the missions of institutions within and outside of the art field. While in residency, artists are offered access to Materials for the Arts. Any additional materials should be brought or purchased by the artist. Travel costs are not covered by AAI. Artists outside of the US are responsible for arranging for and obtaining any needed visas.

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