1. Early applications are highly recommended and may be eligible for early decisions. Applications will continue to be reviewed until programs are filled.

    For tuition details for specific programs please see the dates and fees section of our website here

    A complete application includes:

  • Personal Information (Name, Address, Phone #, email)
  • Website URL -OR- Work sample as attachments (see guidelines below)
  • Artist's Statement  (250 words)
  • CV/Resume
  • Writing sample (for Design Writing only): Up to 2,000 words of published or unpublished writing (such as essays, blog posts, or articles) about art, design, architecture or related subjects (.doc or .pdf file)



Work Sample Guidelines (For those submitting work as attachments)

Visual work samples (for all programs except for Design Writing)

  • 10-15 jpgs and/or audio / video files. (Please label files as such:  1_lastname_.jpg, 2_lastname.jpg, etc)
  • Image List. Number images according to the file numbers. Include title, date, medium, size. 











The Summer Residency Program at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is an internationally-renowned program that offers artists, designers and creative thinkers time, space and a supportive community in which to develop ideas and focus on their artistic direction.

On-campus residents each have their own semi-private studio housed within SVA’s MFA Fine Arts department. Work in the studio is supported by individual studio visits from core faculty as well as from visiting artists, critics and arts professionals. The program culminates in an open studio exhibition, which enables the participants to present their work to the public.
Through online platforms, participants in our Online residency programs receive a robust, global residency experience from wherever in the world they are located. Faculty will conduct remote studio visits and discuss each participant's work on an individual basis, as well as facilitate group critiques and reading groups. Special lectures by guest artists, critics and gallery directors will provide further insight into the realities of the working artist in the present moment.

With an emphasis on shared experience and community building, The Summer Residency Program provides a platform where participants can build and expand their networks and create lifelong connections with artists, critics, curators and other arts professionals. A robust schedule of group and one-on-one critiques helps to establish critical as well as social engagement within the Summer Residency Program community and beyond.

Current and recent faculty and guest lecturers include Heather Darcy-Bhandari, Ofri Cnaani, Media Farzin, Mark Thomas Gibson, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Jerry Saltz, Jason Stopa, Mark Tribe, and Caroline Woolard.

Each year, The American Turkish Society offers a special scholarship to Turkish artists to attend one of SVA’s Summer Residency Programs. This year, there are three summer residency programs available at the School of Visual Arts, two On-campus options and one Online:
On-Campus
- Fine Arts: Residency in Painting and Mixed Media

- Fine Arts: Residency in Contemporary Practices

The program is open only to active professional artists residing in Turkey who are not represented by a gallery. Graduate and post-graduate students may apply. Applicants should have fluency in English sufficient enough for engaging in meaningful dialogue with other participants. For applicants to our online program, the scholarship covers the cost of tuition; for on-campus programs: tuition, housing, round-trip airfare, visa expenses, transportation in New York City, a stipend for living expenses, and a stipend for necessary art materials.

The SVA Summer Residency Program runs annually. Applications are due on April 1st.

On-Campus
Fine Arts: Residency in Painting and Mixed Media
Session 1: May 31–July 1, 2022
Session 2: July 5 – August 5, 2022

Now in its fourth decade, this internationally renowned program offers artists an opportunity to work intensively in a private studio and receive individual critiques from faculty selected for their diversity, professional achievement and critical engagement. Artists are supported in their painting, drawing, printmaking, installation and mixed-media work, and are encouraged to push their practice to the next level, aesthetically and conceptually. Attention is given to contextualizing resident artists' work within contemporary interdisciplinary discourse.


Fine Arts: Residency in Contemporary Practices
Session 1: May 31–July 1, 2022 

Session 2: July 5 – August 5, 2022

This intensive studio residency, hosted by SVA’s MFA Fine Arts Department, has been designed for artists working in both medium-specific and cross-platform modes of production that aim for the intersection of art and ideas. Taught by distinguished members of the MFA Fine Arts faculty, the residency fosters a culture of rigorous practice and contemporary thought.

Application Timeline
Application Deadline: April 1
Acceptance Notifications: May 1
Registration: May 15-June 1

A complete application includes:
Personal Information (Name, Address, Phone #, email)
Website URL
Artist's Statement  (250 words)
CV/Resume

If you have any questions, please email residency@sva.edu





This application is through the American Turkish Society for a fully-funded scholarship for SVA's The Artist Residency Project Fall 2022 session

The program is open only to active professional artists residing in Turkey who are not represented by a gallery. Graduate and post-graduate students may apply. Applicants should have fluency in English sufficient enough for engaging in meaningful dialogue with other participants. 

This residency program is designed for fine artists working across discipline, medium and platform. Through online platforms, it aims to deliver a robust, global residency experience. Working with SVA's distinguished faculty, participants will develop their practice without the limitations of location or the necessity for travel. The goal of The Artist Residency Project is to create an inclusive online space where artists can thrive, nurture their practice and build an active, engaged community.
Faculty will conduct remote studio visits and discuss each participant's work on an individual basis, as well as facilitate group critiques and reading groups. Alongside these visits, daily activities and ways to connect will keep participants engaged with their community of artists, and a cohort of professional mentors spanning the fields of art, design and contemporary practice. Special lectures by guest artists, critics and gallery directors will provide further insight into the realities of the working artist in the present moment.

Faculty and lecturers have included Andrea Champlin, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Gregory Coates, Tobi Kahn, Alois Kronschlaeger, Judy Mannarino, Amy Myers, Iviva Olenick, Danica Phelps, Accra Shepp and Allison Hewitt Ward.

Note: A portfolio is required for review and acceptance to this program. All students with an active registration in this online course will be given free access to the Adobe Creative Cloud. This residency is fully online and offered through a combination of synchronous as well as asynchronous studio visits, critiques, lectures, discussions and activities. Synchronous sessions will be announced and scheduled in consideration of different time zones.

Technical Requirements
Accessing Your Online Program



A complete application includes:

  • Personal Information (Name, Address, Phone #, email)


  • Website URL -OR- Work sample as attachments (see guidelines below)


  • Artist's Statement  (250 words)


  • CV/Resume



    Work Sample Guidelines (For those submitting work as attachments)

    Visual work samples



     


  • 10-15 jpgs and/or audio / video files. (Please label files as such:  1_lastname_.jpg, 2_lastname.jpg, etc)


  • Image List. Number images according to the file numbers. Include title, date, medium, size. 





SVA Artist Residency Programs