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Artist Guidelines

Guidelines for Visual and Performing Arts

The Visual Arts Program at Wave Hill presents the work of contemporary artists who explore the dynamic relationship between nature, culture and site through exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery and the Sunroom Project Space, and through the Winter Workspace Program and generated@wavehill. Artists may apply online to the Sunroom Project Space, Van Lier Fellowships and General Opportunities. Program descriptions, selection processes and deadlines are listed below.

We are currently accepting applications for the Sunroom Project Space, New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowships, and the 21st Annual International of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Please see descriptions and links below to apply.

Applicants for the Van Lier Fellowship will also be considered for the Sunroom Project Space alone. There is no need to submit two separate applications. The same jury will review the Van Lier Fellowship and Sunroom Project Space applications.

Any questions? Contact visualarts@wavehill.org or 718-549-3200 x213.

General Opportunities

DEADLINE HAS PASSED. Applications will be accepted in fall 2018

Check back in October for guidelines

Curators identify artists for Glyndor Gallery, the Winter Workspace Program and generated@wavehill in different ways. Artists may submit their work for consideration for future opportunities through an online application. Curators review submissions and contact all artists within three months after deadline.

Glyndor Gallery

Two or three thematic group exhibitions are curated for the spring, summer and fall in Wave Hill’s Glyndor House. Artworks are borrowed or new works are created for exhibition. The gallery occupies three rooms and other ancillary spaces on the main floor of the Georgian Revival house. Exhibitions generally combine painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, photography and some video. The rooms are flexible with excellent natural light, but cannot be fully darkened.

Winter Workspace Program

From January to March, the galleries are turned over to artists to use as studios for six-week sessions. We encourage artists who are interested in studying our plant collection and responding to the natural setting. Artists have an opportunity to share their practice with visitors through participatory workshops. This program is open to artists living in New York State and offers workspace, not living space. A nomination process is used to select artists for this program that includes artists who submit through General Opportunities.


Curators invite an artist to create a temporal project for the site through this program.


Download Glyndor Gallery drawings (pdf)

Sunroom Project Space Program

DEADLINE HAS PASSED. Check back in early 2019.
The Sunroom Project Space is a venue for New York-area emerging artists to develop a new, site-specific project as a solo exhibition in one of the two windowed sunrooms in Wave Hill’s Glyndor House. Work in all media will be considered, and artists are encouraged to respond to and engage with this unique space. A stipend and exhibition support is provided. Artists apply online and must submit an artist statement, résumé, work samples and a preliminary concept. This opportunity is open to emerging artists who live within a 50-mile radius of the Bronx, and have a record of solid achievement and potential, and who are not represented by a commercial gallery, not a student, and have not previously shown at Wave Hill.

Interested artists are strongly encouraged to visit Wave Hill before applying.


Images of the Sunroom Project Space (pdf)

Download Sunroom Project Space Floor Plans and Elevations (pdf)

New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowships

DEADLINE HAS PASSED. Check back in early 2019.

Performing Arts


Wave Hill has a rich tradition of performing arts indoors and out.

Starting with our 2018-2019 indoor season, all unsolicited performing arts submissions must be submitted by our submissions form.

Due to the high number of submissions we receive, we respond only to those artists whose work fits the programs being planned. Performance possibilities include:

  • An indoor concert series in Armor Hall with presentations from October through April. Artists with projects that address the natural world are encouraged to apply.
  • "Sunset Wednesdays" is a series that includes outdoor evening concerts each summer, focused on the musical cultures of the Bronx.
  • Occasional site-specific outdoor dance performances take place with choreography that responds to the natural setting of the gardens.