June 3 – July 28, 2018

Located on NYU’s downtown campus, in the internationally recognized Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions, Summer Studio Residency is a non-residential, 8-week program providing prime space and personalized mentorship to 24 emerging artists interested in focusing on creative practice.

NYU’s SSR program encourages creative risk-taking, experimentation, and expansive dialogue across the following disciplines: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and video.

Through our innovative mentorship model, residents will work closely with practicing professional artists.

SSR mentors will function as guides to professional aspects within and beyond the studio by sharing their experiences and skills, providing candid feedback, and offering career advice. Weekly field trips and workshops with mentors and invited guests will connect residents to the dynamic cultural communities of New York City.

Residents and mentors will work together in NYU’s conveniently located, warehouse-style creative hub at 20 Cooper Square. Everyone will receive semi-private studio space with 24-hour access.

SSR seeks applicants who have received their studio degrees in the last five years who desire an immersive studio experience working closely with 6 professional artists.

Summer 2018 Mentor Bios & Philosophies

Sample Schedule

Testimonials from 2017 Residents

“One of the things that I loved about the space was the open layout. I had some fantastic, big conversations there.
“I’ve been able to be freer here.”
Studio visits propelled me forward. I knew that at one point in my week I would have to talk to someone about my work. My favorite part was having a studio, but the structure of ongoing studio visits made me take a serious look at what I was doing.”
Having late night conversations and having a place to come to and to work on a computer for an hour – having a physical and mental space to get away– was very helpful. The Contemporary Art class was also a favorite. I was worried about losing the critical component after graduating, but it allowed me to stay engaged in that way.”

2017 Featured Residents

Who Can Apply

This program is open to artists who have completed their BFA/BA Studio Art within the last 5 years.

With only 24 slots, this program seeks to create a close-knit community of dedicated critical thinkers, who envision their studio practice as necessary.

Residents will receive 24-hour access to semi-private studios in NYU’s Art and Art Professions studios located at 20 Cooper Square. The open-air model assists in establishing an accessible and fluent art community.

Program Costs

Residents are responsible for a studio fee of $4,000 for the 8-week program.

Please note:
The 20 Cooper Studios are equipped with a limited amount of tools. Participants should anticipate bringing materials necessary for the successful exploration of ideas and practice.

Scholarships are available!

How to Apply

The Summer Studio Residency application is now open.

Apply online!

Early Acceptance Deadline: April 01, 2018

Final Deadline: April 15, 2018

Notification: Applicants will receive notification of acceptance in mid-May.

Applications received after Sunday, April 15, 2018 will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space remains.


For more information, please contact Heather Darcy Bhandari, Residency Coordinator, at had201@nyu.edu.

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