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The NARS Foundation International Artist Residency Program 2012

NARS International Residency Program provides national and international artists with the opportunity to produce new work while engaging with the vibrant arts community in New York City.

For 2012 Season I (January – June), the NARS Foundation International Artist Residency Program is open to both U.S.-based and International applicants. Currently, six-month residencies are being offered to U.S.-based applicants. U.S.-based applicants will be offered Full or Partial awards to cover the cost of the Program Fees for the residency. International applicants have the option to choose from three-month or six-month residencies.

The program is open to all international visual artists.

Target Group

The NARS Foundation seeks applications on two levels. The first level includes emerging and mid-career artists, for whom appointments as residents may make a significant impact on their careers. The second level consists of artists with established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration.

The program is open to all international visual artists. Students are not eligible for residencies.

  • Please note that the application form, C.V. and all support materials must be in English.
  • International artists who are living in the US may apply as a U.S.-Based applicant.
  • Important: Only U.S.-based artists are eligible for the Full and Partial Residency Awards at this time.

Please download the complete guidelines from the official website.


Three (3) to six (6) months.

Residency Value

Artists-in-residence have access to NARS facilities including an individual studio space ranging in size from 200 sq. ft. to 400 sq. ft. and various professional development programs. The residents share their work through artist talks, workshops, and lectures and receive studio visits by prominent New York City curators, critics, and gallerists. The residency program culminates in an Open Studio event that is open to the public and a NARS Gallery exhibition.


Applications must be delivered to the office by 12 August 2011. Please take note that this is not a postmark date. All applications and support materials must be submitted to the NARS office no later than 5pm.

Entry fee

A non-refundable application fee of $35 (US) is required with each application.