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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 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowships

Deadline: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 (11:59 PM)

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Info Session (virtual): Thursday, October 28, 12-1PM
RSVP to: with 2022 Van Lier Info Session in the subject line.

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 (born 1992 or after) and not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program nor have been a Van Lier Fellow in another organization.

The fellowship provides emerging artists from historically underrepresented communities with mentorship opportunities with the curatorial staff, artists and arts professionals to prepare and promote their projects and to define career paths over the course of the program (January - December 2022). Fellows will be given a studio space during the Winter Workspace Program and a solo show in the Sunroom Project Space in the fall of 2022. (See floor plans and images below.)

Each Van Lier Fellow receives a $10,435 stipend, which includes a $8,000 honorarium, studio rental reimbursement, transportation stipend for the residency, and professional development. The goal is to develop the skills and professional experience needed to establish a successful career in art. Fellows will participate in an 8-week Winter Workspace program (February 28 – April 24, 2022); create a solo show in the Sunroom Project Space (September 10 – October 22, 2022); receive career mentoring and proposal development support; work with staff to observe artist selection process; and interact with the public through the Winter Workspace program and have an artist talk during the exhibition in the Sunroom Project Space.

Eligibility: Applicants must be emerging artists 30 years of age or younger (born 1992 or after); from historically underrepresented communities; demonstrate financial need; live in one of the 5 boroughs of New York City; have completed college and are not enrolled in a degree-granting program in 2022; demonstrate artistic and career potential; are not represented by a commercial gallery; available to participate in Winter Workspace and Sunroom Project Space; and cannot have been a Van Lier Fellow in another organization.

Current Van Lier Fellows are Jake Brush and Katherine Miranda, and past Van Lier Fellows include TJ Shin, Salvador Muñoz, Emily Oliveira, Duy Hoàng, Ashton Agbomenou, Yelaine Rodriquez, Doreen Garner, Ariel Jackson, Beatrice Glow, Tammy Nguyen, Onyedika Chuke and Cameron Rowland.

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

Learn more about the 2021 Winter Workspace Season

Learn more about the current 2021 Sunroom Project Space season:

Sunroom Project Space 2020

Sunroom Project Space 2019

Questions: Email

General Opportunities

Deadline: Friday, December 10, 2021 (11:59 PM)

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Artists may submit work for consideration for opportunities in 2023 through this online application. Curators review submissions and contact all artists within 3 months after deadline.

Glyndor Gallery
Two thematic group exhibitions are curated in Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery each year. Artworks are borrowed or new works are created for exhibition. The gallery occupies 3 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. In particular, we are preparing for an exhibition exploring environmental and land art and a show centered on nature and mythology.

Wave Hill House
Artists exhibit two-dimensional 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 tearoom. Paintings, drawings, prints and photographs that engage with themes related to nature will be considered for these spaces.

Winter Workspace Program
From January to April, galleries are turned over to artists to use as studios for 6-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 offers workspace, not living space. A nomination process is used to select artists for the program in 2023 that includes artists who submit through General Opportunities.

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

Performing Arts

Wave Hill has a rich tradition of performing arts indoors and out. Currently, our indoor concert series is on pause. We hope to resume our indoor and outdoor concert series 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.

Sunroom Project Space

Applications are currently closed. Please check back in May 2022.

The Sunroom Project Space is a venue for New York-area emerging artists to develop a site-specific project as a solo exhibition in the windowed Sunroom or Sun Porch at Wave Hill. Artists are awarded an honorarium and have between six and twelve months to develop their ideas and to create new work for the project space.