Artists must be based in any of NYC’s five boroughs; space is limited to a maximum of seven artists.
NADA will prioritize artists who meet any of the below criteria:
- Artists most in need of space in the wake of COVID-19.
- Artists of diverse racial identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations from across NYC.
- Artists whose practices give back to, or aim to make positive change within, the NYC cultural community and/or the City at large.
- Artists whose practices address important sociopolitical issues, including but not limited to public health, gender discrimination, immigration, racial equity and equality, climate change and environmental justice.
- Artist and cultural workers whose practices will benefit from working on Governors Island as a public space serving diverse audiences.
The general residency period is August-October 2020, with move-in/out periods in late July and early November. Move-ins can begin upon acceptance, and the last day for move-outs will be November 13.
Participants in the residency programs on Governors Island will have access to the Island from 7am-6pm on weekdays and from 7am-7pm on weekends, with a full ferry schedule forthcoming. Ferries before 10am are limited to staff only, including artists participating in the residency programs.
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How to Apply
Interested artists can apply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The email subject should include the artist’s name and the name of the gallery who has recommended their application.
The email should include a short paragraph describing need for space and intended use of the space; along with up to 5 images of work examples and the artist’s CV.