SHARP offers emerging artists a supportive environment to explore their creative development for two months. Artists are provided a studio space on the ground floor of a two-story, nineteenth-century cottage, which has bedrooms on the second level. This unique opportunity is situated within 83 parkland acres of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in the borough of Staten Island. Artists receive studio visits from guest artists and curators as part of a mentorship program. Participants are also encouraged to show recent work in the Center’s galleries or on the grounds. The Residency includes the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship that is funded by New York Community Trust, which provides support for talented, culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged young people who are seriously dedicated to a career in 5the arts. The Fellowship helps artists in all disciplines at the post-BFA college level to make the transition from formal training to professional careers.

Applications due Friday, November 20, 2015
(postmarked Wednesday, November 18) for residencies occurring February to October of 2016.
Residency Program
• Edward and Sally Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship $1,500
• 8 week accommodation (bedroom/kitchen/WiFi)
• 8 week studio space
• 5 week exhibition in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
• 1 public lecture
• 1 Open-Studio Day
• Mentorship with guest curator/artist/museum professional
• Professional Development Workshop: marketing, fundraising, networking, business management
• Access to Visual Art & Horticulture libraries
• Artist must be a New York State Resident
• Age 30 or under at the time of the Residency
• Artist must have an undergraduate Art degree by the start of their Residency. Students enrolled in an academic institution at the time of their residency are not eligible.
• Artist must not be represented by a commercial gallery.

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