Back of artist at table with drawings on the wall. Photographer: Brad Ogbonna.

Back of artist at table with drawings on the wall. Photographer: Brad Ogbonna.

Wide view of a room with blue artworks on the wall. Photographer: Brad Ogbonna

Wide view of a room with blue artworks on the wall. Photographer: Brad Ogbonna

Various artworks, materials, and a table against a white wall. Photographer: Brad Ogbonna

Various artworks, materials, and a table against a white wall. Photographer: Brad Ogbonna

Person dressed in black walks across room with big windows across the back wall with lots of light. Photographer: Nina Choi

Person dressed in black walks across room with big windows across the back wall with lots of light. Photographer: Nina Choi

A wood loom is in front of large windows with bright light streaming through and a blue fiber artwork on the wall to the right. Photographer: Nina Choi

A wood loom is in front of large windows with bright light streaming through and a blue fiber artwork on the wall to the right. Photographer: Nina Choi

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

Brooklyn, NY, United States

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

 

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation

Contact

20 Jay Street, 720
Brooklyn, NY 11211
United States

Year Founded
2014
Context
Urban
Residency Structure
Stand-alone
Associated with a foundation
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (no housing)
Residency Length
1 year - 1 year
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
17
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Installation Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Digital Media
Photography
Companions
N/A
Country of Residence
Only open to artists based in country the program is located
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Emerging
Mid-career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
How does your residency program support artists?
Access to studio space to create new work
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Additional Eligibility Information

 

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program residents are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury.

The program is open to professional visual artists, 21 years or older who live in the US, as well as US citizens or permanent residents living abroad. Applicants may not be enrolled in any degree program, participate in any other residency program, or maintain a separate studio during their residency.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
17
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
1950
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Pre-orientation
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Written and or hard copies of text being presented
High contrast, clear way-finding and/or signage
Accessible seating
Staff/volunteer reading information aloud
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
ADA Compliant
Caregiver/Aide/PCA
N/A
Accessibility Contact Name
Ariel Willmott
Accessibility Contact Email
awillmott@twotreesny.com
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
Other Services/Aids Offered in Residency + Other Programming

Our staff is available to work with residents on a one-on-one basis to make accommodations as needed.

How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

All aspects of the residency are accessible for artists with limited mobility, with the exception of the kitchen counter and sink.

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

The kitchen sink and counter and upper cabinets, including the coffeemaker and microwave, are not at an accessible-height to those with limited mobility. 

Type of Housing
N/A
Accessible Housing
N/A
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
N/A
Accessible Communal Spaces
ADA Compliant
Meals Provided
N/A
Computer/Internet Access
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

 

Studios have freight and passenger elevator access, high ceilings, and natural light. Communal spaces include a kitchen, slop sinks, restrooms, and a sitting area with wi-fi. Studio access is 24 hours/7 days a week.

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
Studio support provided by staff