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Guidelines for Visual and Performing Arts

Wave Hill presents the work of contemporary artists who explore the dynamic relationship between nature, culture and our site through exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill House, and the Sunroom Project Space, and through the Winter Workspace Program and generated@wavehill. Visual artists may apply online. Performing artists are invited to submit materials on a rolling basis to be considered for our concert and live arts series. Program descriptions and deadlines are below.

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Visual and Performing Arts

2022 Sunroom Project Space

Deadline: Sunday, August 1 (11:59PM)

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Info Session: Friday, July 9, 12:30-1:30PM (Zoom)
RSVP to: with “Sunroom Project Space 2022 Info Session” in the subject line

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. The two exhibition spaces for 2022 are the windowed Sunroom and Sun Porch in Glyndor Gallery. We are seeking artist projects that engage with the site, Wave Hill’s history, other aspects of the grounds, or surrounding communities.

Four artists will be selected, and artists will receive an honorarium of $2,000, exhibition support, and professional development. Artists will have 6 to 12 months to develop their ideas and create new work.


  • Emerging artist in the early stages of their career
  • Live within a 50-mile radius of the Bronx
  • Have a record of achievement and potential
  • Not a student, represented by a commercial gallery, or have previously shown at Wave Hill

Artists may submit their proposals for consideration through this online application. A jury composed of curatorial staff, a former Sunroom artist, and an outside curator will convene to review submissions and select artists for the 2022 Sunroom Project Space season.

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

Learn more about the ongoing 2021 Sunroom Project Space season:

Sunroom Project Space 2020

Sunroom Project Space 2019

Questions: Email with subject “Sunroom Project Space 2022”

Performing Arts

Wave Hill has a rich tradition of performing arts indoors and out. This summer, we are not presenting Sunset Wednesdays or Sonic Experience outdoor concert series. Currently, our indoor concert series is also on pause. We hope to resume our concerts in 2022.

Click here for past seasons of indoor and outdoor concert series. Listen to playlists and experience more past performances here. Artists with projects that address the natural world are welcome to submit proposals for future consideration. Due to the high number of submissions we receive, we will only respond to those artists whose work fits the programs to be planned. All unsolicited performing arts proposals must be sent through our submissions form.

General Opportunities

Applications are currently closed. Please check back in fall 2021.

Glyndor Gallery
Two or three thematic group exhibitions are curated for the spring through 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. We are reviewing artists for future shows, with works that reflect themes related to nature.

Wave Hill House
Artists exhibit 2-D work on the walls of common areas in Wave Hill House for a period of 4 to 9 months. Artists will be selected to display a body of work in the café and reception area, and for small solo shows in the tea room. Paintings, drawings, prints and photographs that engage with themes related to nature will be considered for these spaces.

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 and open studios. This program is available to artists living in New York State and offers workspace, not living space. A nomination process is used to select artists for this program in addition to artists applying through General Opportunities.

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

2021 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship

Applications are closed.

This one-year fellowship, administered on behalf of the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust, is awarded to two New York City-based artists, who are age 30 or younger and not enrolled in a degree-granting program nor been a Van Lier Fellow in another organization. The fellowship provides emerging artists from historically underrepresented populations with mentorship opportunities through regular contact with the curatorial staff. In addition to mentorship, the fellowship also provides professional development through meetings with artists and arts professionals to prepare and promote their projects and to define career paths over the course of the program. Each New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellow receives a $10,435 stipend, studio space during the six-week Winter Workspace Program and a solo show in the Sunroom Project Space.