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OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE 2023-2024 | Application Deadline: November 30, 2022

KUNSTRAUM is calling for submissions for our 2023-2024 Artist-in-Residence Program.

KUNSTRAUM offers artist residencies, thought-provoking exhibitions, public programs, networking opportunities, affordable studio space, curatorial fellowships, and discourse for creative production. Through the rotating artist residency program, we offer three-month residencies for national and international artists on a quarterly cycle to join our community.

All resident artists are encouraged to pursue both their independent projects, as well as to engage with our established community of artists, designers, and filmmakers. Networking events include monthly studio visits by visiting critics and curators, artist salons, exhibition openings, as well as an opportunity to exhibit in the Annual Members Show.

Each Residency Includes:

  • A great artist community to meet and interact with

  • A desktop-size studio space inside our subdivided lofts with 24/7 access (no living)

  • Participation in the Members Show with studio visit and professional exhibition documentation plus 6 months online sales opportunities

  • Monthly studio visits by 1-2 New York-based curators, gallerists, critics, and art advisers (sample list in the “About” page of our website)

  • Community events including gallery openings, curator walkthroughs, discussions, artist salons, and open studios

  • Social media promotion and inclusion of your work on our “Studios” website during your residency

  • Access to our internal monthly newsletter with news, events, an open call list with exhibition, grant, and residency opportunities

The studio spaces have 24/7 access with 13 ft. ceilings, a freight elevator, slop sink, secure Wi-Fi, and are meant to be used for work with non-toxic materials only (all painters work on a non-toxic basis). Blick Art Supply, hardware stores, post office, print shops, supermarkets, restaurants, and delis are just 1.5 blocks away, and Home Depot is as close as 10 blocks.

No living is included. The resident artist is responsible for finding their own living arrangements.


The residency fee is $650 per month for a 3-month term, with the following starting dates: Oct 2022; Jan 2023; Apr 2023; Jul 2023; Oct 2023; Jan 2024; Apr 2024; Jul 2024; Oct 2024.

To Apply:

Please submit all materials through our Google Form by November 30, 2022. Notifications will be sent by December 2022. Please have the following prepared before submitting the form:

  • Statement of motivation with preferred starting date/s - 250 words max.

  • Statement on private or public funding plan - 100 words max.

  • Portfolio with 10-20 artwork images (10 pages max. and no larger than 5 MB)

  • Optional: 2 links to 1-2 min. video excerpts (specify cue in and out)

  • CV with artist biography and artist statement (5 pages max.)

  • Links to website, Instagram, recent exhibitions or press

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To learn more about KUNSTRAUM, please visit the "About" section of our website as well as our Instagram account. For all other questions, please reach out to Vanessa Seis, Managing Director (

Image caption: 2022 Artist-in-Residence, Laura Clark next to her painting “Tending the Wild Woman," 2022.


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