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 goes live on May 3, 2022. Learn more about the application process and eligibility requirements below.

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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


Summer 2021 Parent Artist AIRspace Resident 

Sokio (he/him/his), is a composer, music supervisor and director of the New Latin Wave, a multidisciplinary arts organization that showcases Latinx performers, artists and thinkers in their annual festival, and collaborations with institutions such as Museo del Barrio, BRIC, La Cosecha, CUNY, and NYU among many others. As a composer, Sokio has created and performed 4 operas: Patria (1998), Tántalo (1999), Arequipa (2001), REI (2004); scored dozens of theater plays, video installations, films and TV series in the US, Mexico, Chile, Brazil and France, and participated as a music supervisor in 20 films, 4 television series across 10+ years collaborating with independent and mainstream projects all over the Americas.


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