Thursday, April 20, 2006

Open Call - Workspace: 120 Broadway Residency

Deadline for All Application Materials: May 8, 2006. Due at LMCC office by 5:00PM.

NEW Residency Dates: September 5, 2006 - May 28, 2007

An artist residency high above the Financial District of New York City.

The World Trade Center gained a new group of tenants in 1997—artists. Since then, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has provided studio space to over 200 emerging artists in some of the most significant architectural icons, from the World Financial Center to the Woolworth building.

Three walls and a view, this is the simple concept behind Workspace. No door means more interaction, more support from fellow artists and a cross pollination that positively influences future work.

In fact, many Workspace artists find that the proverbial door opens for them post-residency. Past residents have been offered solo and group shows, sold work, and received increased attention in various local and arts media.

What the Residency Offers

  • 9-month long residency session
  • Access to the studios 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Studio space is approximately 250sqf. Each studio is partitioned within a larger, shared space, but does not have a door. Studios are furnished with a desk and a chair, and equipped with wireless internet access and basic overhead lighting. There is heating, but no air conditioning; there is access to a slop-sink.
  • A small stipend, depending on funding
  • Access to Pace University Library and Materials for the Arts; and other special services and support as needed.
  • Opportunity to apply for Visiting Artist status at either School of Visual Arts or New York University where artists have access to multimedia facilities in exchange for leading a workshop and/or lecture
  • Bi-weekly Salon evenings where guest gallerists, curators, artists, writers and collectors are invited for informal discussions and studio visits
  • Other opportunities to present work to the general public including Open Studio Weekend and public programs at the close of the residency. Artists will be asked to make informal presentations of their work and to actively participate in public programs and salons.
  • Artists and writers retain proprietary rights to all work created while in residence.

How to apply
Workspace supports emerging to mid-career artists working in all disciplines. There are two residency cycles and two open calls per year. Application materials and submission dates are online.

We now have two downtown locations with 15 spacious studios each. We will select 26 artists and 4 writers to receive free studio space in one of our two locations. With a new 9 month residency!

If you are applying as an artist, please mail your application to:
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Artist: Workspace Residency
125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor
New York, NY, 10038-4912

If you are applying as a writer, please mail your application to:
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Writer: Workspace Residency
125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor
New York, NY, 10038-4912

IMPORTANT: Applications must be in office by Monday, May 8, 2006, NOT postmarked. Late applications will be returned to sender. We strongly encourage you to mail your application two weeks in advance. If you are hand delivering, it must be delivered to the above address on May 8, 2006 no later than 5pm.


Download a reference PDF:

Click here to link to the online form.