Open Call

Shandaken: Governors Island

Shandaken Projects

No Funding


Shandaken: Governors Island is ideally suited for cultural practitioners who have completed their formal eduction and live in New York City. "Cultural practitioner" could describe a visual artist, creative writer, dancer, academic, performance artist, or any other individual who contributes to the cultural landscape of New York City—however ideal candidates will have practices that can fit seamlessly into the unusually office-like studio environment we provide.

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


October 15, 2019 - September 30, 2020


  • $25.00 application fee


Conference Rooms, Desk Space, Individual Studio


No meals


Activists, Administrators, Animation, Collective, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Fiction, Film, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Literature, Mixed Reality, Multimedia, Nonfiction, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Public Art, Research, Scholar, Sculpture, Social Practice, Video Art, Visual Arts, Web Development


No languages listed

Program Description

Shandaken: Governors Island is a residency by Shandaken Projects and the Trust for Governors Island. In the course of this program, five residents at a time receive free studio space on Governors Island for one year each, and develop public programming to present to the island’s hundreds of thousands of visitors toward the end of their term. This collaboration invites residents to pursue individual goals in the studio while also responding to the island and its myriad conditions. Shandaken: Governors Island is open to cultural practitioners working in any discipline—including the visual arts, writing, dance, and more—who currently live in New York City.

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