The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization committed to supporting artists and curators on an international level as well engaging the local community in Brooklyn and the Greater New York area. NARS provides an array of creative support services and professional development opportunities to artists through its international residency program, progressive exhibition programs, and engaging public programs. These services operate in conjunction with our community outreach initiatives to promote greater accessibility to contemporary art for the under-served local community in south Brooklyn. Our mission is to present diverse platforms on which to nurture creative inspiration and innovative cross-pollination of ideas.

The NARS International Residency program provides 3-6 month studio-based residencies for international and US based artists in an in-house community of artists in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Spacious studios, studio visits, field trips artists talks, exhibitions, Open Studios, and other public programming are designed to offer essential professional development and access to international and local networks, in addition to the time, space, and other resources artists need to dedicate to their projects and studio practice in New York. 

NARS  accepts applications and submissions for its International Studio Residency Program and Exhibition Proposals from artists and curators. Please review guidelines for each current open call and visit our website for more information on all of our programming and upcoming open calls. Although NARS selects a limited number of artists through rolling-admissions, year-round, subject to availability, we encourage you to apply through the 2 annual open calls to be considered for the International Studio Residency program. 

 If you have any further questions, please contact applications@narsfoundation.org.


 

NARS Outreach Program

Call for Workshop Proposals 2019-2020

Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis.


NARS is pleased to invite teaching artists to send workshop proposals for our Free Saturday Family Workshop series, which take place monthly in 2019 and 2020. Depending on the time of the year and the requirements of the activities, the workshops will be given at the NARS Foundation space or at one of our partnering schools in Sunset Park. 

Applications should be accessible for families and children of all ages. Artists should plan to lead a small introduction, and then help participants in a hands on workshop. NARS will provide all necessary art supplies, space, and administrative support, as well as a small budget for purchasing specialty items. NARS offers a modest $100 honorarium to all Teaching Artists.

Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview at the NARS office with NARS staff.


Workshops are held 2-4pm one Saturday a month between October - June. 

Our Educational Community Outreach Initiatives strive to create a connection between artists working today and the next generation by cultivating critical thinking, curiosity, creative problem solving skills, and greater self-esteem through hands-on visual arts experiences. Our fundamental goal is to engage and inspire young artists and art enthusiasts through interactive arts programming. 

Alongside our international residency and exhibitions program, these workshops seek to create a platform for exchanging ideas and create a stronger community. 

Eligibility & Requirements

All teaching artists regardless of age, gender, and nationality are eligible to apply. 

All proposals should be tailored to a 2 hour session. 

Applicants may submit up to 3 proposals of workshops, whether individually or on a team, per Open Call.

*If you have any questions please contact us at info@narsfoundation.org, or call NARS from Monday to Friday, between 11 am and 5 pm. 

MATERIALS REQUESTED

• Contact Information

• Proposed Workshop Title

• Short Description of Workshop to be shared publicly if accepted.

• Up to 10 Work Samples composed of Images, text, audio, or video.  Images should be in JPEG format no larger than 1000 x 1000 pixels @ 72 dpi. Format each file name as “Artist’s last name_Artist’s first name_1.jpg,” “Artist’s last name_ Artist’s first name_2.jpg,” etc.


Ends in 2 hours, 14 minutes $20.00
$20.00

NARS Exhibitions

Call for Proposals 2020

Deadline: October 14, 2019


NARS is pleased to invite exhibition proposals for solo and group curated exhibitions for 2020. Exhibition proposals from both artists and curators will be considered for solo or group exhibitions for our Main Gallery space and the Project Space, designed for smaller and more dynamic programming.

In line with our mission, NARS exhibitions present compelling and innovative ideas and work being produced on a local, national, and international level by under-represented and emerging artists and cultural producers. Alongside our international residency program, these exhibitions create a platform showcasing artistic developments in contemporary arts and a forum for exchanging ideas.

NARS invites artists, curators, collectives, cultural producers, and thinkers to propose solo or group exhibitions that reflect our mission to foster and represent important artistic directions and critical dialogue in contemporary art and culture writ large. NARS will invite select applicants to further develop proposals and provide the space, support, and resources to mount ambitious and compelling exhibitions. Proposals will be considered and developed for either exhibition space, for shows running from 3-5 weeks, at NARS' discretion.

Eligibility & Requirements

All artists and curators regardless of age, gender, and nationality are eligible to apply.

Artists who are or will be enrolled in a college or university art degree-granting program are not eligible to apply

Artists may submit proposals for a solo show of their own work, or as curators for a group exhibition, which does not include their own work.

Curators may submit proposals for new curated group shows of 4 or more artists.

Proposed artists must be contacted by curators prior to application submission confirming their interest and availability.

Artists and curators who have previously exhibited at NARS have must wait two (2) full years before submitting another proposal, but curatorial proposals may include previously exhibited or NARS residency artists.

Applicants may only submit one exhibition proposal, whether individually or on a team, per Open Call.

*If you have any questions please contact us at applications@narsfoundation.org, or call NARS from Monday to Friday, between 11 am and 5 pm. 

MATERIALS REQUESTED

• Contact Information

• Artist/Curatorial Resume(s) (PDF or Word): Upload a single document containing the resumes of all of the artists included in the exhibition proposal. Upload up to three (3) resumes for curators in a single file.

• Proposed Exhibition Title

• Names of Artists for curated exhibitions

• Exhibition Proposal (limit 500 words): Provide a statement describing the concept of your proposed exhibition.

• Up to 10 Work Samples composed of Images, text, audio, or video.  Images should be in JPEG format no larger than 1000 x 1000 pixels @ 72 dpi. Format each file name as “Artist’s last name_Artist’s first name_1.jpg,” “Artist’s last name_ Artist’s first name_2.jpg,” etc.

• Work Sample Information List: Provide any contextual or technical information related to your work sample.

The galleries at NARS Foundation are located on the second and fourth floor of an industrial building surrounded by artists’ studios in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Please review photographs of previous exhibitions as well as the floors plan,  prior to developing and submitting your proposal. Please note that budget availability depends on the year’s funding and will be discussed with each applicant invited to further develop their proposal.

For INTERNATIONAL Applicants ONLY.
 International Applicants may apply for three, six or twelve-month residencies. Three month residencies are the length of one season, six-month residencies will span across two seasons, and twelve-month residencies will span across one year. The current open call accepts applications for 2020-22 Seasons. If you are applying for a residency in 2020, NARS strongly suggests that your funding resource should already be secured. The fee for a three month residency is $6,600, and six months is $12,000.


 All applications must be completed and submitted by October 14th, 2019, 11:59 pm EST. Late submissions will not be accepted. Open but incomplete application forms and forms not accompanied by an application fee will not be processed.

If you have any questions please contact us at applications@narsfoundation.org, or call NARS from Monday to Friday, between 11 am and 5 pm.


ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to visual artists with an active professional practice of at least five years. All information submitted on the application form, C.V. and support materials must be in English. International artists who are currently based in the U.S. are eligible to apply as either International or US Based. Please select and submit only one application. Students or artists who will be in another residency at the same time are not eligible to apply.
APPLICATION FEE: A non-refundable application fee of $35 (US) is required with each application. Payment must be submitted via credit card through the online application form payment system, in order for your submission to be complete. This fee is covers basic administrative costs and will compensate juror(s).
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Open Call applicants must apply using this online form. Please review the application requirements listed below before beginning your application. Note that there are two separate applications for US-Based artists and International artists.
  It is advised that all applicants create a log-in to be able to partially complete the form and return to finish it at a later date. Before submitting your application, you will be directed to a confirmation page where you will be able to review your form and return to edit or delete your uploaded files as needed. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to access your form again. Applicants will receive a confirmation email once the application form has been successfully submitted.
All information submitted on the application form, C.V. and support materials must be in English.


 

  1. NAME OF APPLICANT & CONTACT INFORMATION: Applicants must provide a current address and, if applicable, an alternate/permanent address.
  2. C.V.: A copy of your most up to date CV should be uploaded in either Word or PDF format. Include your date and place of birth, and citizenship. Name your CV file “Artist’s Last Name_Artist’s First Name.doc/pdf.” The collaborating partner’s information and CV must also be submitted.
  3. RESIDENCY TERM PREFERENCE: Applicants must select their preferred residency term plus one alternative date from the available terms for each open call. A residency term may be three months long or the length of one season or six-months spanning across two seasons. Please refer to the application to check which terms we are currently accepting submissions for.
  4. RESIDENCY PROPOSAL/GOALS & ARTIST STATEMENT: Applicants will be required to write two brief statements that detail: the proposed residency project or activities (300 words) and an Artist Bio (400 words).
  5. WORK SAMPLE: Artists may upload up to 10 work samples, a combination of images and/or audio, video files. Artists may also provide video links (from their personal site or from video hosting sites such as vimeo or youtube). Images should be in JPEG format no larger than 1000 pixels on any side @ 72 dpi. Format each jpeg file name as “Artist’s Last NameArtist’s First Name1.jpg,” “Artist’s Last Name_ Artist’s First Name_2.jpg,” etc.
  6. WORK SAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Each uploaded image or video link must be accompanied by a corresponding Work Sample Description which lists the Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions of the artwork.

  Collaborations: Applicants who wish to apply as collaborators need only submit one application form and application fee. One member of the collaborative team must be selected as the main applicant; their contact information will be used for all preliminary correspondence and notification. If the collaboration consists of more than two people, please contact us directly in order to proceed with your application.
PLEASE NOTE:
  Applications containing images and documents that are not labeled or uploaded according to the guidelines above will NOT be reviewed. Images will not be accepted by email.
NON-DISCRIMINATION: The program encourages and welcomes the participation of artists from all backgrounds and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin in its admission policies.
SELECTION: A jury consisting of NARS staff and select art professionals will review eligible applications on the merit of artistic quality; proposed project and studio practice; and the potential professional development and benefit from engaging with the NARS community and programs.
NOTIFICATION: Notifications of the results will be sent via e-mail within eight weeks of the deadline. Please make sure that the email address provided on the application form is an account that you check regularly. A Letter of Acceptance for use in obtaining additional funding support or visas can be requested after you receive your email notification of acceptance.



For US Applicants ONLY
 The current open call accepts applications for Season I (January - March) and Season II (April - June), 2020.
 All applications must be completed and submitted by October 14th, 2019, 11:59 pm EST. Late submissions will not be accepted. Open but incomplete application forms and forms not accompanied by an application fee will not be processed.

*If you have any questions please contact us at applications@narsfoundation.org, or call NARS from Monday to Friday, between 11 am and 5 pm. 


 FELLOWSHIP FOR US Based APPLICANTS: NARS subsidizes the cost of the three-month residency for all US-based applicants through Partial Fellowships. Partial fellowships ($4800) subsidize the cost of the three-month residency ($6600). Partial Fellowship recipients are responsible for a program fee of $1,800 which can be paid in monthly installments. The studio is a workspace only. Artists who need additional funding and support for partial fellowships, travel, materials, and accommodations should apply to other sources.
 ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to all international and national visual artists with an active professional practice of at least three years in the US. All information submitted on the application form, C.V. and support materials must be in English.
 APPLICATION FEE: A non-refundable application fee of $35 (US) is required with each application. Payment must be submitted via credit card through the online application form payment system, for your submission to be complete. This fee covers basic administrative costs and will compensate juror(s).
 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Open Call applicants must apply using this online form. Please review the application requirements listed below before beginning your application. *Note that there are two separate applications for US-Based artists and International artists.* International artists residing in the US for over three years are eligible to apply as a US-Based artist.
 It is advised that all applicants create a log-in to be able to partially complete the form and return to finish it at a later date. Before submitting your application, you will be directed to a confirmation page where you will be able to review your form and return to edit or delete your uploaded files as needed. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to access your form again. Applicants will receive a confirmation email once the application form has been successfully submitted.
All information submitted on the application form, C.V. and support materials must be in English.
NAME OF APPLICANT & CONTACT INFORMATION: Applicants must provide a current address and, if applicable, an alternate/permanent address.
C.V.: A copy of your most up to date CV should be uploaded in either Word or PDF format. Please make sure to include date and place of birth. Name your CV file “Artist’s Last Name_Artist’s First Name.doc/pdf.” The collaborating partner's information and CV must also be submitted.
RESIDENCY TERM PREFERENCE: Applicants must select one preferred residency term. Accepted artists will not be able to defer their residency.
RESIDENCY PROPOSAL/GOALS & ARTIST STATEMENT: Applicants will be required to write two brief statements that detail: the proposed residency project or activities (300 words) and an Artist Bio (400 words).
WORK SAMPLE: Artists may upload up to 10 work samples, a combination of images and/or audio, video files. Artists may also provide video links (from their personal site or from video hosting sites such as vimeo or youtube). Images should be in JPEG format no larger than 1000 pixels on any side @ 72 dpi. Format each jpeg file name as “Artist’s Last NameArtist’s First Name1.jpg,” “Artist’s Last Name_ Artist’s First Name_2.jpg,” etc.
WORK SAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Each uploaded image or video must be accompanied by a corresponding Work Sample Description which lists the Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions of the artwork.
 Collaborations: Applicants who wish to apply as collaborators need only submit one application form and application fee. One member of the collaborative team must be selected as the main applicant; their contact information will be used for all preliminary correspondence and notification. If the collaboration consists of more than two people, please contact us directly to proceed with your application.


 PLEASE NOTE: Applications containing images and documents that are not labeled or uploaded according to the guidelines above will NOT be reviewed. Images will not be accepted by email.
 NON-DISCRIMINATION: The program encourages and welcomes the participation of artists from all backgrounds and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin in its admission policies.
 SELECTION:A jury consisting of NARS staff and select art professionals will review eligible applications on the merit of artistic quality; proposed project and studio practice; and the potential professional development and benefit from engaging with the NARS community and programs.
 NOTIFICATION: Notifications of the results will be sent via e-mail within six-eight weeks of the deadline. Please make sure that the email address provided on the application form is an account that you check regularly. A Letter of Acceptance for use in obtaining additional funding support or visas can be requested after you receive your email notification of acceptance.

For INTERNATIONAL Applicants ONLY

Please review the International Artist Residency Program Application Guidelines prior to beginning your application and submitting your proposal.

 Open but incomplete application forms and forms not accompanied by an application fee will not be processed.

If you are an international artist residing in the US for over 3 years, you are eligible to apply as a US Based applicant to our Open Calls. The next Open Call will be in announced in September 2019.

International Applicants may apply for three-month and six-month residencies.Three-monthh residencies are the length of one season, and six-month residencies will span across two seasons. We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis for 2020 Seasons I, II, III, IV, and 2021 Seasons I, II, III, IV spanning from January – December. Priority will be given to international artists who have secured sponsorship or have funding pending acceptance to the program. Subject to availability!

ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to all international and national visual artists with an active professional practice of at least three years. All information submitted on the application form, C.V. and support materials must be in English. Artists who are currently based in the U.S. are eligible to apply as either International or US artists, accordingly. Applicants do not have to be citizens or permanent residents. However, they must already be legally residing in the U.S. and be able to provide a current U.S. mailing address. Students are not eligible to apply.

APPLICATION FEE: A non-refundable application fee of $35 (US) is required with each application. Payment must be submitted via credit card through the online application form payment system. After you complete and submit your application, you will be directed to a confirmation page and a link to pay your application fee. The application fee must be paid at the time of submitting your application as you will not be able to re-log-in to access the payment page again. DO NOT mail checks, cash or send money via Western Union, Money Gram, Postal Money Gram to the NARS Foundation office.

NOTIFICATION: Notifications of the results will be sent via e-mail within six weeks of the deadline. Please make sure that the email address provided on the application form is an account that you check regularly. A Letter of Acceptance for use in obtaining additional funding support or visas can be requested after you receive your email notification of acceptance.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Open Call applicants must apply using this online application form. Please review the application requirements listed below before beginning your application. Note that there are two separate applications for US-Based artists and International artists. If you reside in the US, you are eligible to apply as a US-Based artist.

It is advised that all applicants create a log-in to be able to partially complete the form and return to finish it at a later date. Before submitting your application, you will be directed to a confirmation page where you will be able to review your form and return to edit or delete your uploaded files as needed. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to access your form again. Applicants will receive a confirmation email once the application form has been successfully submitted.

All information submitted on the application form, C.V. and support materials must be in English.

  1. NAME OF APPLICANT & CONTACT INFORMATION: Applicants must provide a current address and, if applicable, an alternate/permanent address.
  2. C.V.: A copy of your most up to date CV should be uploaded in either Word or PDF format. Include your date and place of birth, and citizenship. Name your CV file “Artist’s Last Name_Artist’s First Name.doc/pdf.” The collaborating partner’s information and CV must also be submitted.
  3. RESIDENCY TERM PREFERENCE: Applicants must select their preferred residency term plus one alternative date from the available terms for each open call. A residency term may be three months long or the length of one season or six-months spanning across two seasons. Please refer to the application to check which terms we are currently accepting submissions for.
  4. RESIDENCY PROPOSAL/GOALS & ARTIST STATEMENT: Applicants will be required to write two brief statements that detail: the proposed residency project or activities (300 words) and an Artist Bio (400 words).
  5. WORK SAMPLE: Artists may upload up to 10 work samples, a combination of images and/or audio, video files. Artists may also provide video links (from their personal site or from video hosting sites such as Vimeo or youtube). Images should be in JPEG format no larger than 1000 pixels on any side @ 72 dpi. Format each jpeg file name as “Artist’s Last NameArtist’s First Name1.jpg,” “Artist’s Last Name_ Artist’s First Name_2.jpg,” etc.
  6. WORK SAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Each uploaded image or video link must be accompanied by a corresponding Work Sample Description which lists the Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions of the artwork.

Collaborations: Applicants who wish to apply as collaborators need only submit one application form and application fee. One member of the collaborative team must be selected as the main applicant; their contact information will be used for all preliminary correspondence and notification. If the collaboration consists of more than two people, please contact us directly in order to proceed with your application.

PLEASE NOTE:
Applications containing images and documents that are not labeled or uploaded according to the guidelines above will NOT be reviewed. Images will not be accepted by email.

NON-DISCRIMINATION: The program encourages and welcomes the participation of artists from all backgrounds and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin in its admission policies.

SELECTION: A jury consisting of NARS staff and select art professionals will review eligible applications on the merit of artistic quality; proposed project and studio practice; and the potential professional development and benefit from engaging with the NARS community and programs.

NOTIFICATION: Notifications of the results will be sent via e-mail within eight weeks of the deadline. Please make sure that the email address provided on the application form is an account that you check regularly. A Letter of Acceptance for use in obtaining additional funding support or visas can be requested after you receive your email notification of acceptance.

NARS Foundation