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Abrons Arts Center | Visual Arts AIRspace Residency

Abrons Arts Center annually supports four visual art residencies for New York City based artists. Residents receive a monetary award for their participation in the program, as well as a semi-private studio for nine months at the Abrons facility, located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Throughout the residency cycle, studio visits are arranged with critics, curators, artists and other arts-workers. Additionally, resident artists have opportunities to develop their teaching practices through participation in Abrons’ Engagement Program. The residency period culminates in a group exhibition in Abrons galleries.

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.


New York, New York: United States


  • Residency Length: 9 months
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 4
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 4
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 200


  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: May apply as a team
  • Geography: Open to US artists
  • Application deadline: May 31
  • Application Ongoing: No
  • Additional deadline info:
    Application deadline: 11:59PM, May 31, 2018 Applicants notified of status : August 7, 2018 Studio Move in: September 5, 2018 Studio Move out: June 10, 2019

Facilities & Services

  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
  • Studios/special equipment: Ceramics / Pottery, Exhibition / Installation, Theater, Woodworking

Residency Fees


Stipends / other support

There is a monetary award for artists' participation in the program.

Additional expectations / opportunities

Contact Information

466 Grand St.
New York, New York 10002
United States