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AIRspace Residency for Visual Artists and Curators

Cycle I | September 9, 2017 – December 30, 2017 | 16 Weeks
Cycle II | February 3, 2018 – May 27, 2018 | 16 Weeks

The 2017-2018 online application opens March 24 and closes May 31, 2017. Apply HERE »

Application Requirements

  • Name of applicant and contact information
  • Current CV
  • Why you are applying for Abrons’ AIRspace Program (125 word maximum)
  • Description of studio or curatorial practice (250 word maximum)
  • Description of the work you plan on making during the residency (150 word maximum)
  • In what ways could your artistic practice engage with Henry Street’s diverse range of community participants? (125 word maximum)
  • Contact information for two references who know your work and can speak to your ability to make good use of this residency
  • 10 work samples (images, audio and video samples are accepted per formats outlined by Slideroom)
  • Residency cycle preference (September 9, 2017 – December 30, 2017 or February 3, 2018 – May 27, 2018) 


You will receive confirmation of your completed and submitted application from SlideRoom.

Notifications to all applicants will be sent via email after the selection panel has made its final decisions by June 23, 2017.

Program Supporters

Abrons’ AIRspace Residency is supported, in part, by public funds from the new york City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the New York City Council. Additional support is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Daniel J. & Edith A. Ehrlich Family Foundation, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust, The Thanksgiving Fund, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Barker Welfare Foundation.

“On cold lonely days I think of the time at the Abrons AIRspace I spent in their sun drenched studios that I shared with the tremendous community they cultivate and smile. What a wonderful and lasting advantage it is to have a space and support group gifted to you for the benefit of your art making practice.”

Adam Parker Smith – AIRspace 2013

“My residency at Abrons supported me not only through offering work space, inviting curators to meet residents and giving us an exhibition, but through everyday conversation, care, and humor. Everyone on the staff at Abrons brought a smile to my face every single day. Abrons felt like a family.”

Chelsea Knight – AIRspace 2014

“The AIRspace residency enabled me to start my performance art company – The Moving Company that has been working with me for the past three years. Thanks to the unique mixture of visual and performing arts in Abrons!”

Tamar Ettun – AIRspace 2014


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