SMACK MELLON ARTIST STUDIO PROGRAM

Applications for the 2015 Artist Studio Program opens October 7, 2014.

The application deadline is November 6, 2014. 

The 2015 Studio Program will be housed on the lower level of Smack Mellon’s building at 92 Plymouth Street.  The residency will take place from June 1, 2015 - May 15, 2016.

Smack Mellon offers free studio space to eligible artists for an eleven-month period. The program provides 6 artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space and a $5000 fellowship (dependent upon funding). The program does not provide living space. Artists also have access to shared facilities that include: a state-of-the-art digital production lab, including a set of 27" iMac workstations professionally configured for video and graphics editing, calibrated video monitors, a 3D-capable HD projector, surround-sound monitor speakers, flatbed scanners, a wide-format photo printer, a color laser printer and wireless internet access; a wood and metal working shop; and a shared kitchen/lounge area. Our staff is on-hand to provide technical support and to respond to the studio needs of our resident artists.

Artists have access to a wood and metal fabrication shop with equipment including table saw, grinder, drill press, welding equipment, and hand tools.  

Studios range in size from 250 to 300 square feet. Not all studios have windows. Artists will not be permitted to choose their studio.

Artists who are accepted into the program must be prepared to actively use their studio a minimum of 50 hours a month or they will lose it.

**Please also note that due to the possibility of flooding in our basement studios, we strongly recommend that artists keep anything valuable off the floor at all times; therefore artists accustomed to working on the floor should think carefully about whether our studios will meet their needs. 

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 2015-16 Smack Mellon residency.

Selection Process
A panel of arts professionals and artists will review applications and select artists for the 2015 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. All applicants will be notified by email. Please do not call the office for selection results.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

THE 2015-2016 STUDIO PROGRAM APPLICATION OPENS ON OCTOBER 7, 2014.

THE DEADLINE IS: NOVEMBER 6, 2014, 11:59pm. 

This is an entirely online application process. 

IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO UPLOAD YOUR MATERIALS. 

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

Please click the link below to begin your application.


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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, Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of The New York Community Trust, Jerome Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation Inc., The Greenwich Collection Ltd., and Smack Mellon’s Members.

Smack Mellon programs are also made possible with generous support from The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Joan Mitchell Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, David & Minnie Berk Foundation, and Exploring The Arts.

We would like to thank The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, the Walentas family and Two Trees Management, Art Dealers Association of America Relief Fund, Dumbo Improvement District, Art F City, Richard Prince Studio, Mixed Greens Gallery, Gilbert MacKay Foundation, Athena Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York Council for the Humanities, Stephen Sollins, Niloo and Joe Steele, Creative Time Inc., Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Marie & John Zimmermann Fund, Inc., Allison and Tom Franco, St. Joseph High School, and all of the individuals who donated and volunteered to help us clean up and rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. 
 
Space for Smack Mellon’s programs is generously provided by the Walentas family and Two Trees Management. 

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