Open Call

Engaging Artists Residency (Public art commission)

More Art

With Funding
Free / No Costs
New York, United States


More Art welcomes applications from underrepresented artists including early career socially-engaged public artists based in the five boroughs of New York City and/or in easy commuting distance. Applicants should be early career artists who have an established practice as an artist (record of exhibitions, talks, reviews, publications, or public presentations) with demonstrated history of work in social or community-based practice but have yet to exhibit a project in a public space. Must be able to articulate vision, rough timeline and budget. Project support is granted to aide artists in varying stages of developing rigorous public art and community-based projects.

Number of Participants

The residency will be awarded to 1 to 2 selected projects. Collaborative teams or collectives may apply.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 02, 2020 - October 31, 2020


  • $8,000.00 stipend (one-time)


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Exhibition, Grant, Mentors, Professional Development


Activists, Architecture, Augmented Reality, Biotech, Book Arts, Choreography, Collective, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Entrepreneur , Film, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Nonfiction, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Public Art, Research, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Tech, Theatre, Thinkers, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts


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Program Description

This nine-month Residency provides an infrastructure and laboratory for NYC-based early career and underrepresented artists to gain a deeper understanding of the history of the field of public art. The Residency is focused on the incubation and commissioning of a public art project. This year $8000 will be awarded to 1 or 2 selected projects, to support the realization of the artists' vision within a public space in New York City. More Art will facilitate the development of community collaborations, research, and building participation. The selected project must culminate in an exhibition in public space, event, series, collaboration, or engagement within the 9-month Residency period. DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 11:59 EST Please note the Residency is research and project based. We do not provide housing or studio space.

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