The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation Artist in Residency Program supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies. The program is open to both International and US-Based artists, creating a shared space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time.

NARS offers 24/7 access to furnished, private or shared studio spaces (250 – 300 sq ft) in our diverse artist community in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. As a studio based residency, the focus is on the artistic process and the experimentation that results from working alongside other artists, within New York’s cultural and sociopolitical context.

Artists meet with 3-4 Studio Visitors each month, gaining invaluable feedback and expanding their network of artists and professionals in NY and internationally. Residents are provided with administrative, curatorial, and professional support to explore and expand the scope of their artistic practice through research, dialogue, and production of new projects. Presentation opportunities include a curated exhibition in the NARS gallery, bi-annual Open Studios, and the Entree/Encore program, through which artists can introduce and share research and work through artist talks, discussions, screenings, workshops, and performances.

Residency artists benefit from a community driven program and ongoing dialogue with fellow residency artists through weekly informal gatherings, inter-studio visits and activities, as well as field trips and meals together. Residents also have the advantage of working alongside emerging and established NYC based artists in our studio facilities, who retain space year round. The program and facilities are designed to form a community, foster the expansion & exchange of artistic and cultural practices, and provide artists with exposure to New York and its art scene.

Please note: The studio is a work space only – housing is NOT provided.


International Applicants may apply for three-month, six-month, or twelve-month residencies. Three month residencies are the length of one season, six-month residencies will span across two seasons, and twelve-month residences will span four seasons. For residencies longer than six months, please contact us prior to submitting an application. 

We’re pleased to announce that starting in 2024, Internationally based artists are welcome to apply during our open call, the next of which will take place from February 26th – March 18th, 2024, or at any time during the year using our rolling application. These applications will be reviewed quarterly and results will be sent within the next quarter. Internationally based artists are eligible to apply via the rolling application OR during the bi-annual open calls

The schedule is as follows:

If you apply in January, February, or March, you’ll receive results in April / May.

If you apply in April, May, or June, you’ll receive results in July / August.

If you apply in July, August, or September, you’ll receive results in October / November.

If you apply in October, November, or December, you’ll receive results in January / February.

If you are an international artist residing in the US for three years or more, you are eligible to apply as a US Based applicant. Please email with any questions.


In 2024, the fee for a three month residency will be $8,293, six months is $15,756, and twelve months is $29,936.

In 2025, the fee for a three month residency will be $9,122, six months is $17,332, and twelve months is $32,930.

The studio is a work space only – housing is NOT provided. Artists who need additional funding and support for program fee, travel, materials, visa, and accommodations should apply to other funding sources. If selected to be part of the program, the international applicant has the option to defer the start of their residency once in a two year period. Please note that only U.S.-based artists are eligible for the Partial & Full Residency Fellowships at this time. 

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