Parent Artist AIRspace Residency

With support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Abrons is pleased to announce the re-launch of its Parent Artist AIRspace Residency, which provides support for one parent artist working in the visual arts, music, curatorial practice, and/or literary arts. This residency will provide studio space, free tuition to Abrons Summer Arts Camp for one child, a stipend, and opportunities for intergenerational engagement.

The application for our 2022-2023 Parent Artist AIRspace Residency program is now closed. Learn more about the application process and eligibility requirements below.



Program Components Include:

  • $1,000 unrestricted stipend
  • A semi-private studio and/or office space, accessible 6 days a week from 10AM-10PM from July 1-August 10, 2022
  • Free tuition for 1 child to Abrons Summer Arts Camp. The child must be between ages 5-6 as of July 5, 2022.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be New York City based and living within the 5 boroughs at the time of application submission and during the residency period. Housing is not offered as a part of this residency.
  • Applicants must identify as working in visual arts, music, curatorial practice and/or literary arts.
  • Collaborative groups are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must identify as a parent of a child between the ages 5-6. The child must be between the ages 5-6 as of July 5, 2022.
  • A program of the historic Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Arts Center is committed to the belief that artistic practice is key to a socio-politically engaged and healthy society. Applicants should closely review the Abrons Arts Center Mission Statement and Declaration of Inclusion before applying for the Residency. 

Important Dates:

May 3, 2022: Application goes live

May 29, 2022: Application closes at 11:59pm ET

June 6, 2022: Applicants notified of status

July 1-August 10, 2022: Residency Dates

July 5-August 11, 2022: Dates of Abrons Summer Arts Camp


2022-23 Parent Artist AIRspace Residents

On the left, Yuli Sung sits in the studio. On the right, Molly Lieber dances in the Abrons ampitheater.

Yuli Sung

Yuli Sung delves into sacred objects and images that have disappeared or existed from the past to the present, and reconsiders the symbolic meaning they contain from a contemporary point of view. By exploring symbolic images used in various cultures and eras, she visualizes the changing relationship among humans, non-human creatures, materials, and data through video and sculpture work.

Yuli Sung’s Parent Artist AIRspace Residency is supported by the Sustainable Arts Foundation.

Molly Lieber

Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith make feminist works that recontextualize bodily trauma. Their recent work includes gloria rehearsal (excerpt) (Baryshnikov Arts Center, 2022), Gloria (Abrons Arts Center,2021, New York Live Arts, 2022) Body Comes Apart (New York Live Arts, 2019, Documented by the New York Library for the Performing Arts, Jerome Robbins Dance Division), and Basketball (Baryshnikov Arts Center, 2017). Residencies and awards: 2021 Jerome Hill Fellowship Finalists, 2021/2022 Artists in Residence at Movement Research, 2020/2021 Jerome Foundation AIRSpace Residency at Abrons Art Center, 2019 BACSpace Residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center, 2018 Bessie Schonberg Fellows at The Yard, 2018 DiP Residency Artists at Gibney, Featured as one of Alastair Macaulay’s “Best Dance of 2017” in The New York Times, 2013 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award Nomination for Emerging Choreographer. Molly freelance dances for Luciana Achugar, Donna Uchizono, Wally Cardona, Keely Garfield, and others, and received a 2016 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for her body of work as a performer. Molly is featured on the March 2016 Cover of Dance Magazine’s Issue on “New York’s Freelance Dance Stars.” She is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), and taught dance as an adjunct at the New School, Bennington College, Sarah Lawrence, and Connecticut College. Prior to dancing in New York for the last fifteen years, Molly taught high school special education in Brooklyn, and mentored at the Harlem Children’s Zone. Molly and her two children, Ruby and Gloria, and artist husband, Oren, live in South Brooklyn. 



The Parent Artist AIRspace Residency is made possible with support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation