Abrons AIRspace Residency Programs

Abrons AIRspace Residency Programs offer time-based residencies to interdisciplinary artists engaged in the fields of visual art, performance, curatorial and social practices. 

A variety of residency program structures provide a range of support to artists, including workspace, production support, in-progress performances and exhibition opportunities, commissioning funds, and opportunities to collaborate on projects with the broader Henry Street Settlement/Lower East Side community through guest artist residencies. To date, Abrons has provided over fifty-thousand hours of residency support to artists working through ideas at various stages of development.

A program of the historic Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Arts Center believes that artistic practice is key to a socio-politically engaged and healthy society. We are committed to supporting artists whose practices align with this mission.

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For more information about our AIRspace Residency Programs, please contact: abronsairspace@henrystreet.org


Performance AIRspace Residency

With support from The Jerome Foundation, a cohort of 3 early career New York City-based performing artists are annually invited to participate in our Performance AIRspace Residency. Performance AIRspace residents receive a monetary commission, premium access to studios and theaters for rehearsals towards the development of a live performance to be presented at Abrons Arts Center.

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Visual Artist AIRspace Residency

Visual Artist AIRspace Residency annually supports 4 New York City-based visual artists. Visual Artist AIRspace Residents receive a stipend  and a semi-private studio for up to nine months at Abrons. To foster critical and professional development, studio visits are arranged with critics, curators, artists and other arts professionals throughout the residency cycle. The residency period culminates in a group exhibition in Abrons’ galleries.

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Curatorial AIRspace Residency

The Curatorial AIRspace Residency annually supports one curator to develop two exhibitions in Abrons Arts Center’s Galleries: the Visual Artist AIRspace Residency exhibition and a proposal-based exhibition. The Curatorial AIRspace Resident receives a commission fee, artist fee, materials and production budget, and a private office space at Abrons Arts Center.

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Parent Artist AIRspace Residency

With support from Sustainable Arts Foundation, one parent artist working in the visual arts, music, curatorial practice, and/or literary arts is invited to participate in our Parent Artist AIRspace Residency. The Parent Artist AIRspace Resident receives an artist fee, a studio space, free tuition to Abrons Summer Arts Camp for one child, and opportunities for intergenerational engagement for one parent artist during our Summer Arts Camp.

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Social Practice AIRspace Residency

With support from Sustainable Arts Foundation, one parent artist working in the visual arts, music, curatorial practice, and/or literary arts is invited to participate in our Parent Artist AIRspace Residency. The Parent Artist AIRspace Resident receives an artist fee, a studio space, free tuition to Abrons Summer Arts Camp for one child, and opportunities for intergenerational engagement for one parent artist during our Summer Arts Camp.

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La Residencia

La Residencia is a collaboration between Abrons Arts Center and Pública Espacio Cultural that began in March 2020, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Abrons and Pública, together with resident artists, develop platforms to support interdisciplinary, transnational collaboration with Puerto Rican and New York-based artists and cultural institutions facing challenges due to the archipelago’s colonial relationship to the United States. Participation in La Residencia is made by invitation at this time.

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