MFA Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts invites emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines to apply for the inaugural Art Practice Artist-in-Residence program. One artist will be selected to be the Artist-in-Residence for the duration of the Art Practice program’s summer semester. The residency period will be June 12 – August 4, 2017. The Artist-in-Residence will receive a studio, access to the facilities, including the Metal Shop, Wood Shop, Digital Sculpture Center, Digital Editing Lab, Fibers Lab, Ceramics Lab and Nature and Technology Lab, and a $2500 stipend. He or she is expected to engage with the SVA Art Practice community, participate in weekly group critiques, and develop a project with first-year MFA candidates in the program, which will culminate in a public presentation (exhibition, screening, performance, book launch, etc.) 


  • Deliver an artist talk at the School of Visual Arts
  • Participate in weekly group critiques of Art Practice graduate students’ work
  • Conceive of and carry out a project with first-year MFA candidates in the program, which will culminate in a public presentation of the work
  • Dedicate at least 20 hours per week to work within their Art Practice studio and/or the related facilities


  • An MFA or equivalent
  • A significant exhibition record
  • Proven ability to execute ideas to completion
  • Experience in teaching or leading workshops is highly desirable


Applications for the AIR program should be submitted through SlideRoom and must include:

  • 5 – 10 still images of recent work and/or 1 -2 video or audio files, up to 2 minutes in length
  • An artist statement, contextualizing one’s work
  • A project proposal, including a timeline and material and space requirements
  • C.V.
  • The names and contact information for 2 references

Additional Information

  • The selected Artist-in-Residence will receive a stipend of $2500.00 to be paid over the course of the residency.
  • Artists with a collaborative history may apply for the residency as a team, with the understanding that they would share a studio and the total stipend would be divided among them.
  • Travel and housing costs are the responsibility of the artist.
  • Currently, the residency is only open to artists with legal status to work in the United States.
  • Alumni from the SVA MFA Art Practice program are ineligible to apply.

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2017.