SMACK MELLON ARTIST STUDIO PROGRAM

Submittable application for Still Images

Submittable application for Video

Application deadline Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 5PM EST.

Program Eligibility
All applicants must be United States citizens or legal Permanent Residents of the United States, 18 years or older, may not be enrolled in any degree program, and must be able to demonstrate need for a studio. Applicants may not be a resident artist in another studio program at the same time as the 2018-19 Smack Mellon residency.

Selection Process
A panel of arts professionals and artists will review applications and select artists for the 2018 season. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work and their potential for making the most of their time in the program. Smack Mellon takes into consideration artists who best fulfill our mission to nurture and support emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists. All applicants will be notified by email in early March, 2018. Please do not call the office for selection results.

 Before applying read about the Artist Studio Program, by clicking here.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

This is an entirely online application process. It is recommended that you prepare your answers offline and save them in a text or Word document and copy and paste your answers into the application form so that you don't lose your work. 

IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO UPLOAD YOUR MATERIALS. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

If you are having technical problems please got to: http://help.submittable.com/

Please carefully read all instructions and these FAQs before submitting and prepare your materials accordingly. 

The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of The New York Community Trust will also support three eligible emerging artists with Van Lier Fellowships in 2018-2019. The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund provides support for talented, culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged young people who are seriously dedicated to a career in the arts. Recipients should reside in New York City and be age 30 or younger, with demonstrated financial need. 

Nominated artists would be invited to apply to the Smack Mellon’s Artist Studio Program and be considered for a Van Lier funded residency ($5,000 fellowship). The nominated artists will be considered among all applicants from an open call process.


Applicants must follow the stipulations of the grant:

  • Be thirty years or younger at the start of the fellowship;
  • Identify racially and or culturally with a historically underrepresented community· 
  • Demonstrate the need for financial assistance to advance their artistic careers;
  • Be New York City-based.

In addition, applicants must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal Permanent Residents of the United States 
  • Be 18 years or older;
  • May not be enrolled in any degree program;
  • Must be able to demonstrate need for a studio;
  • May not be a resident artist in another studio program at the same time as the Smack Mellon residency, June 1, 2018 to May 15, 2019.


Nominees will be invited to submit an application to the Artist Studio Program. Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel. The application deadline has been extended to Saturday, November 18th.

The Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of The New York Community Trust, Jerome Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Inc., Select Equity Group Foundation, and Smack Mellon’s Members.  

Smack Mellon programs are also made possible with generous support from The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, The New York Community Trust, Robert Lehman Foundation, Iorio Charitable Foundation, and Exploring The Arts.

Space for Smack Mellon’s programs is generously provided by the Walentas family and Two Trees Management.