Thursday, April 26, 2012

AIRspace Residency Program

The AIRspace program offers time-based residencies to emerging and mid-career artists and cross-disciplinary curators, providing free workspaces, opportunities to present/exhibit works-in-progress, and curate exhibits and performances in the Abrons’ galleries and theaters.

Visual Artists Residencies

The application deadline for the 2012-13 Studio Residency is May 1, 2012.

Each year the Abrons awards residencies to five visual artists.
Beginning each September, residents are provided a studio for 11 months within the Abrons facility. Throughout the residency, meetings and studio visits are also arranged with critics, curators, artists, and other art-workers. The program provides a range of career development opportunities throughout the residency, including educational work within the Abrons education and gallery programs, as well as an Open Studios weekend, and a culminating group exhibition. Among the artists selected for the AIRspace program are painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, and video and installation artists. Residents are selected by a juried panel of professional artists, critics, curators, and Abrons Arts Center staff.

Curatorial Residencies

The application deadline for the 2012-13 Curatorial Residency is May 1, 2012.

In 2010, AIRspace expanded to accommodate one curatorial resident who receives an office space and the opportunity to curate three shows in a variety of exhibition spaces at the Abrons Arts Center. The Abrons’
Visual Arts Director assists in the Curatorial Resident in the formation of a curatorial advisory board to foster an ongoing dialogue for the Resident’s individual writing and exhibition interests.