Open Call

International Partnership Program

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

No Funding
New York City, United States


Visual artists working in all forms of media are eligible. The program is designed for artists with a developed studio practice and career. Applicants cannot be enrolled in a college or university degree-granting program at the time of participation. Certain types of work cannot be accommodated for practical reasons, including large or heavy sculptures, some types of metalwork, and work involving high noise levels or fire risk. EFA does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or marital status. The International Artist Residency is intended for professional visual artists who wish to apply their governments or arts council for support to work in an established New York City arts community. Eligibility is dependent on the artist securing a qualified sponsor. Artists must demonstrate strong international cultural ties through non-US citizenship or long-term residency.

Number of Participants

1-5 at a time.


No deadline


May 01, 2022 - April 30, 2024


  • $2,000.00 program fee (monthly)


Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Gallery, Individual Studio, Library, Print Shop, Shared Studio


Studio Only


No meals

Public Programs

Exhibition, Open Studios, Panel, Professional Development, Publication, Self-Directed, Visiting Professionals



Program Description

Accepted artists are offered a private studio with 24-hour access in midtown Manhattan for a period of 3 months to a year. Artists are offered private studio visits with selected curators, critics, and gallerists. Artists may participate in Open Studios, social and professional events and cultural tours organized by EFA. Please visit for a full list of benefits. EFA does not provide funding for transportation, housing, art materials, or living expenses. Program Fee International Partnership Studios fee ranges from $1900-3000 per month depending on the size of the assigned studio. If accepted EFA can provide a letter of acceptance and can potentially assist in identifying funding partners. Accepted artists are responsible for applying to and securing funding from international partner agencies or private donors.

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