Ends on October 15, 2018

$35.00 USD

For US Applicants ONLY 

The current open call accepts applications for Season I (January - March) and Season II (April - June), 2019

All applications must be completed and submitted by October 15th, 2018, 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.

FELLOWSHIP FOR US Based APPLICANTS: NARS subsidizes the cost of the three-month residency for all US-based applicants through Partial or Full Fellowships. All applicants will be considered for the full fellowship, based on funding and availability. Partial fellowships ($4500) subsidize the cost of the three-month residency ($6000). Partial Fellowship recipients are responsible for a program fee of $1,500 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.