SVA Residency Program: (Due. Apr 1)

Emerging and established artists, designers and creative thinkers welcome!

Description of residency
SVA’s Summer Residencies in New York City offer artists, designers and creative thinkers time, space and a supportive community in which to develop ideas and focus on their artistic direction.

In addition to our time-honored studio residencies, a variety of innovative professional immersion programs provide opportunities for artists to explore new areas of social and technological practice and engage critically within their field.

A unique combination of creative and professional resources provides a rich environment for growth and opportunity in the current, vibrant art scene.

On-campus housing is available, as are opportunities to display work.

Duration of residency
Programs range in length from 1 to 10 weeks. 

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Residencies, intensives and master classes are available in the following areas: Art and TechnologyCritical StudiesDesign ThinkingLens-Based Media, Social Practice and Studio Residencies.

Participants in the Summer Residency Program have the benefit of working within SVA’s dynamic, culturally rich campus. Each program offers access to its own unique set of resources and spaces, which have been designed with artists and creative thinkers in mind. If you have questions about specific resources, please email 

On-campus housing is available for an additional fee. A full list of housing costs, dates and ammentities is available HEREHousing is "suite-style." Each resident has their own room with a shared kitchen/lounge. 

Spacious studios, smart classrooms, installation and performance spaces, exhibition spaces for open studios as well as workshops and labs are among the vibrant hubs of artistic activity at SVA.

Fees and support
Residency tuitions range from 1,500 to 6000 USD. A complete schedule of dates and fees is HERE

Expectations towards the artist
Participate in daily crits, studio visits and workshops. Particpate in final exhibition/open studio. Engage with peers and fellow artists. 

Programs offered in the summer of 2019:
Art Writing Summer Intensive

City as Site: Performance and Social Interventions

Design Writing and Research Summer Residency

Documentary Filmmaking Summer Intensive

Fine Arts: Residency in Contemporary Practices

Fine Arts: Residency in Painting and Mixed Media

From the Laboratory to the Studio: interdisciplinary Practices in Bio Art

Future of Images: The Lens and Screen Arts 

Illustration and Visual Storytelling

Photography and Video

Residencies in Typography

Sculpture, Installation, New Media Art and Techno-Ceramics

Social Design Meets Entrepreneurship

The priority application deadline is April 1, 2019. Early application is highly recommended.

For further information or questions regarding SVA's Summer Residencies e-mail or call 212.592.2188.

To apply, please e-mail the following materials as attachments to

  • Completed application form

  • Work sample (see guidelines below)

  • Image list including title, medium, size and date (for visual work samples only)

  • Artist's Statement / Statement of Purpose (250-500 words)

  • CV

Jamie Earnest