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Submission Guidelines

Visual 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. Artists may apply online through Slideroom. Program descriptions, selection processes and deadlines are listed below. Curators review submissions and contact all artists within three months after deadline.


Sunroom Project Space Program 2020


The Sunroom Project Space is a venue for New York-area emerging artists to develop a site-specific project as a solo exhibition at Wave Hill. For 2020, we are starting a new initiative—a commission for an outdoor Sunroom Project that will take place every other year. The three exhibition spaces for 2020 are the windowed Sunroom, windowed Sun Porch (both in Glyndor Gallery) and an outdoor area that is visible from the gallery. Artists are encouraged to respond to and engage with these unique spaces. For the indoor exhibition, work in all media will be considered. For the outdoor installation, we ask that the work is constructed to withstand the elements and visitor interaction.

A stipend and exhibition support are provided. (See details in SlideRoom.) Artists apply online via SlideRoom and must submit the following:
  1. Application with an artist statement, preliminary concept and indication of indoor or outdoor location
  2. Résumé 
  3. Up to 10 work samples with optional concept drawing
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. This opportunity is not open to students, artists represented by a commercial gallery, or artists who have previously shown at Wave Hill.
Interested artists are strongly encouraged to visit Wave Hill before applying.
Information Session: Saturday, April 13 at 3 pm. RSVP to sunroomproject@wavehill.org.

Images of the Sunroom Project Space (pdf)

Download Sunroom Project Space Floor Plans and Elevations (pdf)

Images of the Outdoor Area with Dimensions (pdf)

Map of Wave Hill Indicating Three Exhibition Spaces (pdf)


General Opportunities

Check back in Fall 2019

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.

Download Glyndor Gallery drawings (pdf)

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.

Wave Hill House

Artists exhibit 2-D work on the walls of common areas in Wave Hill House for a period of 4 to 6 months. Artists will be selected to display a body of work in the café and reception area, and for small solo shows in the tearoom. Paintings, drawings, prints and photographs that engage with themes related to nature will be considered for these spaces.

Any questions? Contact visualarts@wavehill.org or 718.549.3200 x213.


Performing Arts


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

Our indoor concert series is a monthly series that takes place from October‒April in Armor Hall. Performances are acoustic with limited capability for amplification. The capacity for Armor Hall is 175 people. Artists with projects that address the natural world are encouraged to apply.

Our outdoor concert series “Sunset Wednesdays” takes place in the summer on Wednesday evenings on Wave Hill’s Great Lawn. Live sound and limited backline is provided for outdoor concerts. Due to the high number of submissions we receive, we respond only to those artists whose work fits the programs being planned. All unsolicited performing arts proposals must be sent by our submissions form.