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. 

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 NARS Outreach Program

Call for Workshop Proposals 2021 - 2022

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 2021 -2022. We're currently looking for proposals of virtual workshops.

The proposed workshops 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 March - November

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 virtual 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, or call NARS from Monday to Friday, between 11 am and 5 pm.


• 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.

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