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Guidelines for Visual and Performing Arts

Wave Hill presents the work of contemporary visual and performing artists who explore the dynamic relationships between nature, culture and site through solo and group exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill House, the Sunroom Project Space, on the grounds, and through the Winter Workspace residency 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. Please see the program descriptions, application instructions, and deadlines below.

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Visual and Performing Arts

2024 Sunroom Project Space

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 23, 11:59 PM.

The Sunroom Project Space provides an opportunity for emerging, New York-area artists to develop and exhibit a site-specific project as a solo show at Wave Hill. The exhibition spaces available for 2024 are the windowed Sunroom and Sun Porch in Glyndor Gallery and the Glyndor Terrace. Wave Hill seeks proposals for artist projects that engage with the site of Wave Hill (plant collection, histories and other aspects of the grounds) and the surrounding neighborhoods and communities of the Bronx.

Six artists will be selected for solo exhibitions and will receive an honorarium of $2,000, exhibition support and professional development. Artists will have six to twelve months to develop their ideas, create new work and participate in a Meet the Artist program during the exhibition.


  • Wave Hill welcomes applications from artists working across media;
  • Artists are in the early stages of their career;
  • Live within a 50-mile radius of the Bronx;
  • Students enrolled in a degree-granting program; artists with commercial gallery representation; and who have previously exhibited at Wave Hill are not eligible;
  • Artists may submit proposals for consideration online through SlideRoom. Applications are reviewed by a jury comprising Wave Hill’s curatorial staff, a guest curator and a previous Sunroom Project Space artist. Artists interested in applying are encouraged to visit Wave Hill and Wave Hill’s website and arts pages before applying;

Information Session: Monday, June 26 from 12 – 1 PM. RSVP to with the subject line "Sunroom Project Space Info Session."

Learn more about Wave Hill exhibitions here.

Questions? Email with subject “Sunroom Project Space 2024"

General Opportunities

Applications will re-open in mid-October.

Artists may submit work online in consideration for solo and group exhibition opportunities and the Winter Workspace residency program for the 2024-2025 season. Wave Hill curators review submissions in the fall and contact artists within three months after the deadline.

Glyndor Gallery
Two thematic group exhibitions are curated in Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery each year and may include artworks that are on loan and/or new works created for the exhibition. Glyndor Gallery consists of three adjacent 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. For the 2024-2025 exhibition season, we are particularly interested in works that reflect on environmental themes, environmental justice and sustainable land art practices with a focus on the Bronx and the boroughs of New York City. We are also interested in works that consider the social and cultural history of the pineapple (Ananas comosus) as a symbol of both hospitality and colonialism

Wave Hill House
Exhibitions in the historic Wave Hill House present two-dimensional works that engage with themes related to nature for a period of four to six months. A group of works or small solo exhibitions of painting, photography and works on paper are presented in the café, tearoom and/or reception areas.

Winter Workspace Program
From January to April, Glyndor Gallery is transformed into studio spaces for artists. Each year, twelve artists are invited to participate in a six-week residency session through a nomination process that includes artists who submit interest through General Opportunities. We encourage artists who are interested in studying Wave Hill's plant collection and history and responding to the natural setting to apply.

Winter Workspace residents are provided a workspace (not a living space) with daytime access, a financial stipend, project and professional development support, and the opportunity to share their practice with the public through open studios and public programs. In addition, studio visits with arts professionals including gallerists, curators and writers are organized by Wave Hill curatorial staff.

For the generated@wavehill program, curators invite an artist to create a temporal or site-specific project on the grounds of Wave Hill.

Performing Arts

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

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 that we receive, we will only respond to those artists whose work suits the programs that are being planned. All unsolicited performing arts proposals must be sent through our submissions form here.